ChamberBrief 2016: July Edition

GACC Gala Awards Application Business

Dear Readers,

This month, we had all reason to celebrate across the Midwest: In Michigan, the MAT2 program graduated the largest class of apprentices ever in the US with a DIHK certification. Governor Snyder honored the students and their companies during a ceremony at the state capitol.  At the same time, our team traveled to Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania for the debut of our Transatlantic Cluster Initiative – Metalworking Roadshow. Join us in this open dialogue on transatlantic cluster cooperation as we prepare for the next step in this three year program – a delegation trip to Germany. And finally, on Tuesday, our Board Member Susanne Resatz’s company, Vetter, announced a $320 Million investment in a new production facility in Illinois.

We are hosting the GACC Awards Gala and Industry Forum on October 28 - and applications for the coveted German American Business Awards are now open! To apply or nominate a company for the prestigious Excellence in Innovation or Excellence in Services awards, download the application and send it to Kirsten by August 19.


Be honored with a GACC Award 2016

In the meantime, we are launching a new executive event: The CFO Circle will take place on July 26 at Rational. Guest speaker Jim Glassman, Chief Economist of JP Morgan will provide market insights to help understand how a dynamic economy will impact different businesses. Registration is open only to CEOs and CFOs and details can be found on our events page.


Next in line of this year’s big events is our 5th German Night Reception at IMTS, Industrial Automation and MDA. Expand your network, connect with over 300 manufacturing professionals, and get to know the innovative minds of the manufacturing industry at this reception on September 13.  Register today for our early bird special pricing and don’t forget to join our Invest Midwest Brochure for IMTS.

Finally, this year’s Membership Directory 2016/17 is here and hot off the press. Members can log into their accounts to view it online, and printed copies will be arriving in our members’ mail shortly. A big thank you to those of you who supported this crucial Who is Who of German American business.

We look forward to welcoming you at one of our upcoming events.

Kind regards,
Your GACC Midwest Team

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