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Manufacturing [clear filter]
Tuesday, October 2

12:00pm PDT

Realities, Myths and Opportunities relating Made in USA and Manufacturing in Southern California
Limited Capacity seats available

Maybe you've heard that robots are going to take over our some of the major sectors in the region; While it is true that some low paying and repetitive jobs are likely going to be replaced through automation, there are massive opportunities for entrepreneurs to succeed in the new, automated economy.  

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Kimberly Davidson

Economic Development Manager, City of Corona
Kimberly Davidson is the Economic Development Manager for the City of Corona, where she is focused on encouraging the growth of manufacturers, entrepreneurs and tech-related companies.Ms. Davidson has been in Economic Development for more than 9 years and previously owned a home-based... Read More →
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Gene Sherman

Founder / CEO, VOCADEMY - The Makerspace
A lifelong maker, entrepreneur, teacher, and inventor. From model-making as a child, to machinist/tool-maker at age 21. Gene's career included interacting with hundreds of advanced manufacturing companies, managing instructional labs at a university, and running his own robotics start-up... Read More →

Tuesday October 2, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
The Box theater

1:00pm PDT

How True Lean can revolutionize your business and your life
Lean isn’t just graphs and tools. Lean is a mindset. It is a belief that everything can improve, daily. The key to Lean is to develop you and your people so you see waste and opportunity in everything and cultivate a culture of continuous improvement.  Learn how through very simple changes you can develop your people and business to be exciting, innovative, efficient, incredibly profitable, and exponentially rewarding.  Lean results are undeniably amazing. Phenix Technology, Inc. is a 46 year old company that saw profits increase 1650%, while sales increased 51%, and staff increased by over 100% after implementing Lean principles. All of this in less than two years. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ “This is the first time I’ve heard Angel speak, and I was glued to my seat. Not only was my mind opened to how much “waste” I had in my business and how much money it was costing me, but I could also see how much “clutter” I unknowingly had in my life as well. I’m excited to go back and begin implementing the principles of lean in my own life and business. His message, is not a quick fix, it’s not a formula, it’s a mindset shift; an entire new way of thinking, and one I believe, if businesses and individuals alike will allow themselves to go through, they too can experience exponential growth. If you are a company or business owner who is ready to scale and break through to the next level of your success, Angel’s program is your “missing piece of the puzzle.” I wouldn’t spend any more money on training until you experience Angel’s program.” - Jeff Crume - Motivational Speaker

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Angel Sanchez, Jr

Director of Global Operations, Phenix Technology, Inc.
Angel Sanchez, Jr. is an energetic and effective leader whose experiences range from being Vice President of a Fortune 50 company to the leader of a rapidly growing, small family business. A business and social entrepreneur, he brings decades of experience in developing effective... Read More →

Tuesday October 2, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
The Box theater
Friday, October 5

9:30am PDT

Overcoming the Challenges of Manufacturing in the IE
This half-day workshop will be moderated by Ron Hurst,  one of our region's top workforce development consultants. See agenda of the workshop below:

9:30-10:00       Registration and Networking (Continental Breakfast)
10:00- 10:30    Opening remarks
  • Welcome - Jamil Dada, Riverside County Workforce Development Board, Chair
  • Introductions (All)
  • WDD Resources - Rob Moran & Michelle DeArmond, Riverside County Economic Development Managers
  • Slingshot Introduction - Ron Hurst
10:30-10:45     Introduction of “Riverside County: Moving Business Forward” App - T. Pham, Jacquelyn Singh, & Darron Usher, Riverside County Workforce Development
10:45-11:45     Panel Discussion and Q & A (Facilitator - Ron Hurst)
  • Workforce Development
  • Pablo Carmona - Genesis Supreme RV Manufacturing, CEO 
  • Eileen Angulo - Brenner Fiedler, HR Manager
  • SlingShot Partner Discussion
  • Angela Rayfield - Superform, HR Manager
  • Finding / Maintaining talent
  • Kimberly Davidson - Economic Development Manager City of Corona, Economic Development Dept.
11:45-12:00     Concluding Remarks - Leslie Trainor, Riverside County Workforce Development, Deputy Director
  • Information regarding tours, brochures and promotional items from local Manufacturers - Ron Hurst


Ron Hurst

SlingShot Manufacturing Sector Consultant, Developing Leaders Inc

Friday October 5, 2018 9:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Riverside County AJCC 1325 Spruce Street, Conference Room 1A, Riverside, CA 92507