Summer’s Best Networking Event is Back!


This is our 6th Annual Summer Networking event, and it keeps getting bigger and better! Wrap up your Summer by having a beverage with your fellow manufacturers, and making some new connections.Logo merge

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

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 complementary beverages, as well as great appetizers from crowd favorite 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 No walk-ins will be accepted at the door
  • Pay online at OR Cash or check at the door – due to 8 organizations involved, no invoicing – Questions? Contact Donna Gordon  816-304-7958

Your Choice of beverages, thanks to our drink sponsor:

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Spencer Fane is the law firm where your business leaders work with our business leaders. We provide an unconventional approach to legal services geared toward protecting and advancing business and personal interests. Our clients are certain that their interests are our priority, because they work with leaders – leaders who work decisively, execute with purpose and understand the importance of flawless timing. Be certain.


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Non KCMN Events for your consideration


Develop Your Labor Force


MCC-Business & Technology Campus Program Designed to Help


The skills gap is real, and finding the right fit for your most in-demand roles is hitting your bottom line. MCC-BTC has just launched a program to help answer that need with a modern apprenticeship program. The program is designed to upskill your current labor force, train new employees or help identify an untapped labor pool. Equip your employees with the skills necessary to be successful! The MCC-BTC is hosting an informational Open House on July 19 at 6pm. See event details below or email program coordinator, Shonda Atwater for more information.


Industry Open House


WHEN:     Wednesday, July 19, 2017 – Dinner served at 6 P.M.
Facility Tour Immediate afterward


WHERE:    MCC-Business & Technology Campus
Campus Room TC200
1775 Universal Avenue
Kansas City, Missouri 64102

COST:       Free! Registration is required


RSVP:      Shonda Atwater


KC Federal Reserve to Host Luncheon for Area Industrial Associations


Members of industrial associations in the Kansas City area are invited to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City to hear from President and CEO Esther George as she shares insights on the national and regional economy.


Date: Monday, August 7


Time: 11:30 am to 1 pm. Lunch will be served.


Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
1 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64198


Cost: There is no cost to attend, but registration is required


Registration: Register by July 31 at Advanced registration is required. Parking and building access information will be provided in the registration confirmation.


Contact Us: Please direct any questions to Jennifer Andrews or Melissa Jackson at 816-881-2683.


eCommerce Industry Update


Please join the KC CSCMP for an update on ecommerce and the impacts to both the B2B and B2C business worlds. You will hear from industry experts on the growth of ecommerce with industrial distributors and manufacturers, importance of a digital marketing strategy, changes in distribution and transportation processes, and the evolution of consumer demands. We will have presenters and panelist from UPS, Listrak, and other ecommerce companies to be announced soon.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Registration: 7:00 a.m.
Program: 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.


Union Station Board Room
30 W. Pershing
Kansas City, MO 64108


Register by August 31 for a discount!   Registration rates increase on September 1.


$30 Members


$40 Non Member



Students Free – email to register


Register Now!



Summer Networking Event Sponsor Opportunity!

6th Annual Summer Networking Event Details: 

Join us for the popular networking event with Kansas City Manufacturing Network, Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers, APICS, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Chemical Coaters Association International and American Society for Quality at the iWerx Co-Working Space from 4-7 PM on August 24, 2017.  This annual event has drawn between 100-150 people in the last 5 years.  Attendance is limited to members of the participating organizations and invited manufacturing company guests.  Sponsors help to cover event costs, and proceeds from the event will benefit participating organization scholarship funds.

You can download the complete sponsor flyer here:  Summer Event sponsor 2017

Who we are:

The Kansas City Manufacturing Network (KCMN) was established in 1993 as the central resource for manufacturing company managers and owners who are working to grow and improve their businesses. KCMN’s educational and networking opportunities create opportunities for manufacturers to learn through sharing of best practices with their fellow manufacturing professionals.

Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE), founded in 1948, helps its members improve complex organizations around the world and across industries. Members turn to IISE for tools and connections that provide an integrated and systemic perspective to business challenges. IISE is the world’s largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the profession with over 40,000 IISE members Worldwide and about 100 in our Greater Kansas City Sr. Chapter.

American Society for Quality (ASQ) The Global Voice of Quality: ASQ champions over 180,000 people passionate about quality in more than 150 countries. We provide training, professional certifications, and knowledge to a vast, global network of members. ASQ membership is broken down geographically into more than 250 sections and local member communities and topically into more than 25 forums and divisions. is a global community of people passionate about quality, who use the tools, their ideas and expertise to make our world work better.

APICS is the premier professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate end-to-end supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. With over 37,000 members and more than 250 international partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers.

The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) is a technical and professional organization that provides information and training on surface coating technologies. Although CCAI is a national organization providing seminars, conferences and trade shows, the strength comes from local chapters that provide educational programs through meetings and plant tours to address specific finishing issues in their geography.

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking. Through its many programs, events, magazines, publications and online training division, Tooling U, SME connects manufacturing practitioners to each other, to the latest technologies and to the most up-to-date manufacturing processes. SME has members around the world and is supported by a network of chapters and technical communities.

Combined organizations represent >1500 manufacturing professionals in the KC area!

Sponsor Benefit  

Deluxe Supporting Sponsor event sponsorship package is $500. Your logo is included on all promotional material, website, and emails sent to the company membership, billing as supporting sponsor. Flyers or promotional material with a half table display at the event, announcement that you are a supporting sponsor at the event, can send 2 company representatives to the event at no charge.

Supporting Sponsor event sponsorship package is $300. Your logo is included on all promotional material, website, and emails sent to the company membership, billing as supporting sponsor. A table display at the event is not included, but includes 1 company representative to the event at no charge.

Note:  attendee list will be provided to the sponsors in advance of the event but phone numbers and emails of the attendees will not be shared.

You may pay with a credit or debit card BY CLICKING HERE  or contact Donna Gordon to be invoiced,, or 816-304-7958

Member/Attendee Profile 

  • KCMN has 92 member companies, who can send an unlimited number of company employees to KCMN meetings. (  Email list is 522 names.  Average attendance is 55, with most attendees focused on operations, such as plant managers, general managers, VP of operations, etc.
  • CCAI’s Local chapter is 200 manufacturers and industrial suppliers, with a National Association reaching 2,000 members. Website is:
  • ASQ Section 1301 Kansas City consistently reaches ~500 members in MO & KS. We host monthly workshops covering a broad range of quality topics of interest to professionals, including manufacturing, engineering, consulting, healthcare, and service industries.
  • IISE’s Greater Kansas City Chapter boasts around 100 members in the Kansas City area, including members as far west as Manhattan, Kansas and as far east as Columbia, Missouri with similar newsletter distribution.  Email list for bigger events is approximately 250 names. Event attendance of members and non-members typically ranges from 15-25.  IISE Kansas City Sr. Chapter Website is:
  • The Greater Kansas City Chapter of APICS has 225 members in the Kansas City area, with a newsletter distribution of the same number.  Members include operations and supply chain professionals in a wide variety of industries in the region.  Website is:
  • SME has over 141 members across nearly 65 companies. The Kansas City chapter holds events several times over the course of the year. Our events and newsletters reach over 528 individuals on the groups’ distribution list. Website is:

Contact Donna Gordon for more information on how you can increase your visibility with area manufacturers!