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  • September 26, 2017 8:35 AM | Anonymous

    Article in the Tampa Bay Business Journal

    Mettler Toledo cut its staff turnover at its Tampa operation from 25 percent to 10 percent in 10 years. Still, workers leaving their jobs remains a major challenge, said Viggo Nielsen, general manager of the local plant, which manufactures food inspection equipment. He suspects that’s true for most manufacturers.

    “If we really knew what the cost of turnover is we would be extremely worried and try harder to avoid it,” Nielsen said, during an executive roundtable hosted by the German American Chamber of Commerce of the South-Florida Chapter.

    Nielsen said there were four keys to hiring success for Mettler Toledo Tampa.

    Read more of the article in the Tampa Bay Business Journal

  • September 18, 2017 11:30 AM | Anonymous

    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the opening of Business Recovery Centers (BRCs) to help businesses impacted by Hurricane Irma. SBA representatives at the Centers can provide information about disaster loans, answer questions and assist businesses in completing the SBA application.

    The location of the BRC in our area is at The EpiCenter-Pinellas County Economic Development Center, 13805 58th Street North, Clearwater, FL 33760
    Hours: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday - Saturday
    Closed: Sundays

    “The SBA is committed to facilitating economic recovery in this disaster. We want area businesses to have a resource where they can meet individually with SBA representatives and find out how a low-interest disaster loan can help them recover,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East in Atlanta. The SBA offers low-interest, long-term disaster loans for physical damage and working capital. To be considered for this assistance, you need to apply by the deadline.

    Additional information on the disaster loan program may be obtained by calling SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Loan applications can be downloaded from www.sba.gov. Completed applications should be returned to a recovery center or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

    FEMA Teleregistration: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
    SBA Customer Service Center: 1-800-659-2955
    Hours:
    8 a.m. - 8 p.m. (ET) Monday - Friday
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (ET) Saturday and Sunday

    The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Nov. 9, 2017. The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 11, 2018. For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program, visit our website at www.sba.gov/disaster.

  • September 13, 2017 12:06 PM | Anonymous

    AmSkills - A New Approach to Workforce Education
    How Education is the Key to the Renaissance of U.S. Manufacturing!
    Panel Discussion & Cocktail Dinner

    Panelists Include:
    - Viggo Nielsen, General Manager, Mettler-Toledo Safeline, Inc.
    - Kathryn Starkey, Commissioner, Pasco County, District 3 / AmSkills Board Member
    - Hubertus Muehlhaeuser, President & CEO, Wellbilt, Inc.
    - Gardner Carrick, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, National Association of Manufacturers, Manufacturing Institute

    Monday, September 18, 2017
    6:30 p.m. Registration & Cocktails
    7:00 p.m. AmSkills Presentation
    7:20 p.m. Panel Discussion
    8:30 p.m. Cocktail Dinner

    Location: Oxford Exchange
    420 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606

    Members: Free of Charge; Non-Members: $40.00
    Contact: TMudano@AMSkills.org

  • August 29, 2017 8:33 AM | Anonymous


  • August 04, 2017 4:41 PM | Anonymous


    An increase in 63,000 manufacturing jobs from July 2016 to July 2017

  • July 19, 2017 9:55 AM | Anonymous


     

    The Workforce Insitute is coming to Downtown St. Pete with a new weeknight version of the PMP/CAPM Exam Prep Course starting this Monday, July 24th!

     

    3 reasons why you need a Project Management Certification and How to get it.. Read more

    Here's what the job outlook is for project managers.. Read more

     

    Reserve your spot today!

     

     

     

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    13805 58th Street North

    Clearwater, Florida 33760

    Phone: (727) 341-4445

    spcollege.edu/workforceinstitute


  • July 12, 2017 3:21 PM | Anonymous

    Through Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC), business owners receive cost-free executive education focused on business growth and access to capital and one-on-one coaching to help strengthen their companies.

    Suggested profile of a small business to recruit for 2017 ICCC-Tampa Bay
    • Annual company revenues: $500,000 and above
    • Age of business: 2 years or longer

    The most important qualification is the readiness of the CEO to participate in a program that will enable him/her to fully explore business growth challenges and develop strategies to enhance leadership skills, engage new business networks & prepare for a much-needed capital infusion

    For questions, please contact Hyacinth Vassell at hvassell@icic.org or 617-238-3019

    CLICK HERE IF YOU ARE A BUSINESS AND WOULD LIKE TO APPLY TO PARTICIPATE in ICCC Tampa Bay.

  • June 28, 2017 1:19 PM | Anonymous

    Nominations are now open for the 2017 MAF Manufacturer/Distributor/Supplier/Logistics
    Business of the Year Awards


    Anyone or entity can nominate a company in Florida for these awards AND companies may self nominate. July 31, 2017 is the deadline for nominations.

    Register here: www.mafmfg.com

  • June 15, 2017 11:45 AM | Anonymous

    USF Continuing Education Courses - http://www.usf.edu/continuing-education/

    07/29/17 - 08/12/17 (3 consecutive Saturdays)

    Effective Project Management, the prerequisite course for the Project Management Certificate

    This course will deepen your understanding of the basic principles and techniques used in managing projects successfully. You will apply practical tools presented through scenario analysis, role playing, case studies, discussion and other experiential techniques.


    The classroom-based course fulfills the educational requirement for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® examination, and provides fundamental information necessary to begin preparing for PMI certifications. The PMBOK® Guide will be provided. 

    07/19/17 and 07/20/17
    Values Based Leadership

    During this course, participants will:

    • Understand their behaviors and how they impact the ability to lead
    • Learn how to tap into the strengths to be the best leader possible
    • Create a better understanding of their organization's foundational communication items and an action plan to be sure they complement each other

    07/31/17 and 08/07/17
    Building High-Performing Teams

     

    During this course, participants will:

    • Learn the key elements of effective teams and stages of team development
    • Develop skills to enhance team cohesion and performance
    • Learn to foster a culture of creativity and collaboration

    USF Continuing Education | 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, LIB608, Tampa, FL 33620-5650


  • June 09, 2017 10:53 AM | Anonymous

    EMS 3D Tech Open House - Tuesday, June 27
    New 3D Printing from HP, RIZE, Desktop Metal & more!

    Technology advances in 3D printing by HP, RIZE, Desktop Metal and others are igniting a revolution in product development and manufacturing.

    When: 10 AM - 3 PM
    Where: EMS, Inc., 5803 Breckenridge Pkwy, Ste D, Tampa, FL 33610


    Join us Tuesday, June 27th to see demos of these innovative new technologies, and talk directly with representatives from EMS, HP, RIZE, and Desktop Metal. PLUS, pick up a free custom 3D printed fidget spinner.

    Register here. https://www.ems-usa.com/ems-3d-tech-open-house-hp-multijet-fusion-rize-more/

    The event is free. Sign up today to reserve your free HP 3D printed fidget spinner. Register here. We look forward to showing you the future of prototyping and additive manufacturing.

    About EMS
    Founded in 2001, EMS Inc. is a leading single source provider of 3D scanning and 3D printing solutions to customers across the automotive, aerospace, military, consumer products, medical, art and entertainment industries. With over 15,000 projects completed in 15 years, EMS specializes in streamlining product development through advanced rapid prototyping, additive manufacturing, reverse engineering and inspection solutions. EMS is an authorized reseller of HP, RIZE, 3D Systems, Creaform, SpaceClaim, Wenzel, GeoMagic, Zeiss, Surphaser, API Sensor, Innovmetric, LaserDesign, and SolidWorks.

    For more information, contact us at www.ems-usa.com or 822-845-2700.

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Read the 2015 Florida Manufacturing Brief from Enterprise Florida

Labor Market Industry Profile

Florida manufacturers are critical to the state’s economy. In June 2013, Florida manufacturing
was 4.4 percent of the employment for all industries. Manufacturing is separated into durable
goods manufacturing and nondurable goods manufacturing. Durable goods manufacturing
accounted for 66.7 percent of June 2013 manufacturing employment and nondurable goods
manufacturing accounted for 33.3 percent.


There were 18,510 Florida manufacturers in June 2013, with employment of 323,341 jobs.
Employment was up 5,660 jobs (+1.8 percent) over the year.


Read the entire report here

County
Number of Establishments
Employment December 2013
Pinellas 1,297 30,317
Hillsborough 1,114 24,651
Pasco 317 3,185
Hernando 106 1,509
TOTALS 2,834 59,662


Information provided by

International Trade

Click here for the Slide Show from the tour of the
Tampa Port on May 14, 2016.


If you need information on how to sell your goods to other countries,
here are some contacts that can help you.


Dan Bjerk is a Senior International Trade Specialist at the Tampa Bay Export Assistance Center,
the local office for the U.S. Commercial Service of the International Trade Administration of the
U.S. Department of Commerce located in Clearwater, Florida.

Tampa Bay Export Assistance Center

U.S. Department of Commerce | International Trade Administration

13805 58th Street North, Suite 1-200, Clearwater, FL 33760

727.464.7347

Dan.Bjerk@trade.gov

www.export.gov

Brent Barkway joined the staff of Pinellas County Economic Development in August 2014, as a Business Development Manager specializing in Export Development, Foreign Trade Zone management, business expansion and relocation projects. He focuses on helping local companies discover new global markets for their products and services. Brent honed his economic development skills in Lee County, where he managed the relocation of Hertz Corporate Headquarters, which resulted in the creation of hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in economic impact in Southwest Florida.

Pinellas County Economic Development

13805 58th St. N., Suite 1-200, Clearwater, FL 33760

727-464-7411

bbarkway@pinellascounty.org

Lorrie Belovich is Director of International Business Development for the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation and partner in the Tampa Bay Export Alliance. She is responsible for both international trade and foreign direct investment. She works closely with the international stakeholders in Tampa Bay, such as the Tampa International Airport, Port Tampa Bay, Visit Tampa Bay and the Mayor’s office, to align the international business strategy for Hillsborough Country. Lorrie also manages the official outbound trade and business development missions led by Mayor Buckhorn and other elected officials.

Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation

101 East Kennedy Blvd. | Suite 1750, Tampa, FL 33602

813.518.2654

lbelovich@tampaedc.com

Gonzalo Padron joined Port Tampa Bay as director of marketing and business development for Latin America in August 2014. Prior to joining the port’s executive team, Padron was manager of strategic customers at DHL Global Forwarding. Padron began his industry career extensively traveling the Caribbean and Latin America as a senior account executive for ocean carriers Tecmarine Lines and Seaboard Marine.

Port Tampa Bay

1101 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602

welliott@tampaport.com

office: 813-905-5150

mobile: 813-361-2892

M. Javier Zuniga’s expertise includes corporate and partnership tax compliance, partnership structures, international taxation, individual taxation and forensic accounting. Javier is also part of PDR CPAs R&D tax credit and cost segregation studies practice areas.

PDR CPA

727-785-4447

mzuniga@pdr-cpa.com


OSHA

The OSHA presentation from January 22, 2015

Click the logo to view the presentation





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