Annual membership dues for the Manufacturers Roundtable cover the cost of 10 monthly luncheons. Cost is $110 per person.
Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month January - June and August - November.
Networking and hot lunch buffet begins at Noon. Program begins at 12:30 p.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m.
A year-end event is held in December and other social/learning events are held periodically throughout the year.
Eligibility for Participation in the Manufacturers Roundtable
Must be Chamber members in good standing.
Top leaders in regional manufacturing facilities are eligible to participate. This may include plant managers, CEOs, general managers, site leaders, etc. Some facilities chose to have their lead HR person top Safety professional participate.
Manufacturers are defined as “establishments engaged in the mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products” with a market for these products outside of the Upstate region. These establishments are often described as plants, factories, or mills, and characteristically use power-driven machines and materials-handling equipment.
Based upon our experience with the Roundtable, the best potential members are those that are involved in the following in their own facilities:
- Implementing Lean Manufacturing Processes
- Implementing Quality/Six-Sigma Systems
- Promoting a Safety Culture
- Engaged in some form of Sustainability Initiatives
- Encouraging a Positive Employee Relations Environment.
There is a strict NO-SALES policy at the Roundtable meetings. The monthly meetings are for sharing of best practices as well as building of relationships between top manufacturing leaders in the region.