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September 15th

Breakfast with DRMA: FAR & DFAR Cyber Security Panel

The deadline looms on FAR & DFAR Cybersecurity requirements for Federal Contractors.

If you do government work, you need to be at this event!

High-profile data breaches have compelled the U.S. government to assess its ability to protect its information. Recognizing that much of this information resides within the IT systems of contractors, a series of Executive Orders and changes to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) have placed significant responsibility on you the contractors to protect government information in your systems and report incidents affecting the security of that information. If you provide services to the federal government via awarded contracts you are obligated to protect the data you store, transmit or process. DRMA and The Greentree Group invite you to join us to learn from our panelist of experts how your organization can be prepared by the December 31st deadline.


Dyan McClamma, CIO of the Greentree Group

Rick Little, President of Starwin Industries

Rob Gillen, Program Director at FASTLANE

Moderated by:  Farris Welsh, Director, AFMC Small Business Programs

September 18th – 20th

Discover Global Markets: U.S. Manufacturers to Europe & Beyond

FASTLANE is partnering with the U.S. Commercial Service, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, to encourage aspiring, new, or experienced exporters to attend.  Transform your export strategy in just over two days at Discover Global Markets: U.S. Manufacturers to Europe & Beyond.  Meet with procurement contacts at manufacturing OEMs like Airbus, Rockwell Automation, and others, receive one-on-one export counseling about opportunities for your firm, and network with other exporters. 

Register today


September 19th

Intellectual Property Workshop – Protect Your Invention

You just came up with the best idea since sliced bread.  What you do next could be the most important decision you will make.

  • How do I protect my invention?
  • Do I need to protect my invention?
  • Who do I contact?
  • What does it take to protect an invention?

Participants will learn the answers to these questions and more, in an open and interactive 2-hour session.

Get answers to your questions from a local lawyer, Thomas E. Lees, Esq., who specializes in patent protection and prosecution.  Mr. Lees has been helping individuals and companies navigate the IP process for more than 18 years.

This workshop is ideal for inventors, researchers, business owners, entrepreneurs and engineers that have a technology that they want to protect.  This session is free and open to the public.  Seating is limited.

Register today


September 28th

FAST Talk 

Is GD&T For Me?

Speakers:  Mark Diller and Sean Falkowski

Description:  Accurately communicating design & manufacturing intent with engineering drawings is imperative to producing quality parts and products.  Applying Geometric Dimensions & Tolerances to your engineering drawings is one way to reduce ambiguity in the interpretation of this data.  However, ambiguity is only reduced if everyone in the communication flow is speaking the same language.  This FAST Talk will provide a high level overview of GD&T application and benefits.  In addition, we will discuss some keys for successful implementation of GD&T throughout your organization.


Register to attend


October 10th

Women in Manufacturing Breakfast

Making Manufacturing Attractive to Women

Panel: Amanda Burke, Delane Sloan, Heidi Bolinger


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Funding is Available for Additive Manufacturing
But, time is running out!  Hurry to apply for the FASTLANE
3D Printing – Additive Manufacturing Program.  Have questions about how this rapidly growing innovative technology could help your manufacturing business?  Ask our team how other manufacturers are using additive in their business or click here to learn more.

Funding is Available for Cyber Security
Many small companies are getting hacked, customer records are accessed, trade secrets are stolen…the State of Ohio wants to help you to protect your business.  It has gotten to the point that the Department of Defense will no longer do business with companies who are not taking the measures to ensure they are compliant with NIST 800-171.  Don’t make the mistake of thinking that your firewall is enough.  Ask our team how you can protect your business or click Cyber Security Compliance Program to learn more.

Funding is Available for AS9100 Related Services
This funding opportunity includes expenses for training, gap analysis, consulting, audits, certifications, etc.  Ask our team how you can get funding to help with your AS9100 certification.

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