Event Announcement: Dream Big Film Showing

Join IISE this Thursday for a showing of Dream Big: Engineering Our World

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In partnership with American Society of Civil Engineers and narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World is a first of its kind film for IMAX® and giant screen theatres that will transform how we think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings, to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world. Filmmaker Greg MacGillivray explores the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels — big and small — and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world.

Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 5:30 PM
B&B Regnier Extreme Screen at Union Station
30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

This is a great event for friends and family! The film is inspiring and showcases incredible engineering designs from around the world.  Bring your family along and inspire the next generation of engineers!

Tickets: $6 per person
Networking to follow at Pierponts in Union Station

RSVP HERE

 

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Event Announcement: KCMN Summer Networking Event

Mark your calendar for the networking event of the summer:  Thursday, August 24th from 4-7 PM.

Join IISE at the 6th Annual KCMN Summer Networking event!  Wrap up your summer by having a beverage with your fellow manufacturers, and making some new connections. Note: this is a members only event – it’s open to KCMN, IISE, CCAI, SME, APICS, & ASQ members and invited guests. 

iWerx Co-Working & Event Space
1520 Clay Street
North Kansas City, MO 64116
August 24, 2017  4-7 PM
Admission: $25

iWerx, located just off Burlington in North KC, offers office space and event space with a fun environment, massive bar and is right in the heart of KC’s hot new entertainment district, dubbed by the KC Biz Journal as ‘Industrial-Strength’ entertainment. NEW this year – Restless Spirits Distilling, 2016 Distillery of the Year for Missouri, will be sampling their wares, and we’ll also feature KC-produced craft beers! Admission includes 2 complimentary beverages, as well as great appetizers from Dean & Deluca, plus an opportunity to network with fellow manufacturers- all for only $25 per person.

  • Event limited to the first 150 people who sign up
  • Networking activities, delicious food and an amazing drink selection!
  • Proceeds benefit the scholarship funds for the participating organizations.
  • Advance registration is required, (online or donna@kcmn.org) No walk-ins will be accepted at the door
  • Pay online at http://tinyurl.com/iwerx2017 OR Cash or check at the door – due to 6 organizations involved, no invoicing

Event Announcement: Kansas Speedway Tour & Intern Day

Have you ever wanted to get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Kansas Speedway?

This year’s Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers Intern Day will include a tour of the Kansas Speedway followed by networking.  Join us at the Speedway on Wednesday, July 26th at 3:30 pm for a tour.  Following the tour, there will be a networking session at Granite City which will be sponsored by Allied Global Services.

Tour
 3:30 pm
Kansas Speedway
400 Speedway Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66111

Networking
Appetizers sponsored by
Allied Global Services

5:00 pm
Granite City
1701 Village W Pkwy
Kansas City, KS 66111

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Kansas City IIE – Networking Happy Hour at Saints Pub & Patio

Join KCIIE for a no frills, networking hang-out at Saints Pub and Patio to talk Royals baseball & Industrial Engineering and have a good time with your IE counterparts in the KC area!

When: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Saints Pub & Patio, 16804 W. 89th St., Lenexa, KS 66219
Price: FREE FREE FREE !!! The chapter will provide appetizers, come and join us.

Attend Event   Let us know at this link if you’ll be there so we can reserve seats.

Members Only Summer Networking Event at Arrowhead

Join KCIIE as well as area SME, APICS and ASQ chapters and the Kansas City Manufacturing Network for a members only SUMMER NETWORKING EVENT.

Last year’s event was SOLD OUT.  This year will be bigger and better than the last.

Arrowhead Stadium, August 20, 2015 4-7 PM

Arrowhead Founders Club
One Arrowhead Drive, KCMO 64129

Arrowhead’s Founder’s Club features a large central bar, outside patio and collection of dining, bar and fireside lounge seating with surrounding views of the Founder’s Plaza and playing field.

Admission includes a complementary beverage, as well as great food, plus an opportunity to network with fellow manufacturers – all for only $20 per person.

  • Event limited to the first 150 people who sign up
  • Networking activities, door prizes and a chance to park at Arrowhead at no charge!
  • Proceeds benefit the scholarship funds for SME and IIE.
  • Advance registration is required, (online or donna@kcmn.org) No walk-ins will be accepted at the door

REGISTER

Pay online at http://tinyurl.com/mfgnetwork or cash or check at the door – due to 5 organizations involved, no invoicing.

Your choice of beverages, thanks to our Premier sponsor:  Spencer Fane Britt and Browne LLP   http://www.spencerfane.com/

Kansas City IIE – Sprint Center BEHIND THE SCENES Tour

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:  Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join us for a behind the scenes tour of Sprint Center! 
The tour will include a look at back of house production areas and a discussion of operational procedures.  They will explain how they can accommodate back-to-back events by converting the arena from a dirt show to a concert to an ice show to a basketball tournament.  They will talk about how they manage ingress and egress for different types of events and how they manage staff based on the show flow and attendance.  We will explore locker rooms, suites, the Lexmark Founders Club and demonstrate how their partners’ brands are represented in unique ways.  Finally, we will discuss how our food and beverage partner prepares for shows of all types.

Event Details

Refreshments will be provided:
• KC Poppers flavored popcorn
• Roasted peanuts
• Soft pretzels with hand-crafted dips and spreads; like, housemade beer cheese, chipotle and yellow mustards, smoked almond bacon spread
• Fresh seasonal fruits and berries

Note: VIP parking instructions will be sent to those registered, prior to the event

RSVP:  By June 2nd   Attend Event
Cost
IIE Members: $10
Future IIE Members: $20

KCIIE Membership Reception

Kansas City IIE Chapter’s 2015 Membership Reception and Social Media Advice for Career Management

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)
Art Factory
5621 W 135th St #2630
Leawood, KS 66223

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kciie-membership-reception-and-social-media-advice-for-career-management-tickets-16414984661?ref=enivtefor001&invite=NzgwNDg1Mi9hcmFuaG8yQGhhbGxtYXJrLmNvbS8w&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformal001&utm_term=eventpage

Are you interested in some tips on how to manage your career and leverage social media to do so?                  Have you wondered what your KCIIE chapter has been up to and what they have planned this year?                   Are you intrigued by the lastest trendy art gallery in Kansas City, located in the new PrairieFire district?              Did you let your membership with IIE lapse?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then you should join the KCIIE chapter and Dan Chojnacki and Ann Mann of Lee Hecht Harrison for an evening of networking, renewed and new social and professional connections, and some career tips!  Please come out at join us at the trendy new Art Factory in PrairieFire!

Event Details
  • We will serve heavy hors d’evours, water, soda, and a cash bar will be available
  • Register by April 17th and receive a complimentary drink ticket when you arrive
  • KCIIE members who bring a non-IIE member will receive a complimentary drink ticket for both themselves and their guest!
  • Door prizes will be available to members and to nonmembers who join IIE that evening
  • One free Membership to IIE
  • 2 – $100 Amazon Gift Cards
  • $50 Quiktrip Gift Cards
  • $25 Panera Gift Cards
Event Schedule

6:00-6:30    Check-in and Networking
6:30-7:30    Welcome and Speaker Presentation
7:30-7:45    Wrap up from sponsor, Chris Benson of AXA Advisors
7:45-8:00    Door Prize Drawings

Event Sponsor

The event is sponsored by Chris Benson of AXA Advisors

About Our Speakers

Dan Chojnacki
Senior Vice President, Area Director

Dan Chojnacki is Senior Vice President for Lee Hecht Harrison’s Midwest Region. Dan brings over 20 years of direct business experience to this consulting and managerial position including 17 years at Hallmark Cards, Inc. where he held positions of increasing responsibility including the National Accounts Manager and Regional Sales Manager (where he managed the largest region nationally in sales and personnel). He also held various training manager positions where he instituted management development programs and then coordinated their implementation on both local and national levels. Dan currently has market leadership responsibility for corporate clients and client-facing teams in Kansas City, Omaha, St. Louis and Denver.
Throughout his career, Dan in a direct managerial role has been actively involved in one-on-one in-depth career counseling developing human resources into key managerial level positions while building effective, cohesive, productive and positively focused teams.

Ann Mann
Regional Account Manager, Sales Support and Marketing

Ann Mann brings over 20 years of Human Resources, Learning & Development and Retail Sales Management experience to Lee Hecht Harrison in her role as Regional Account Manager, Sales Support and Marketing.
Throughout her 20 year career with Saks Fifth Avenue, Ann had responsibilities in Human Resources, Learning & Development, and Sales Management. Her strong background in service, selling and training enabled her to travel to other Saks locations throughout the country participating in new store openings and training events. Ann also supported Department Managers with coaching, team building, employee retention & engagement and organizational skills to develop their business unit and improve customer satisfaction.
As a Lee Hecht Harrison certified facilitator, Ann is able to deliver the Milestones Material, What’s Next, Moving Forward with Change, and Developing Personal Resilience to all levels of clients and employees. Ann assists in the faciliation of Job Search Work Teams and conducts weekly Linkedin training.
Ann is a member of several Human Resources Organizations and serves on committees and boards including:EPN—Board Member; SHRMJC—Board Member; and SHRM.