Rockford, Illinois- The Rockford Chamber of Commerce will recognize the innovation and entrepreneurship of local manufacturers at its Celebration of Manufacturing Expo & Dinner on March 21 at Cliffbreaker's Riverside Resort, 700 W. Riverside Blvd. The event includes an expo of local manufacturers, followed by a keynote speech and awards presentation.
The dinner's keynote speaker is Jeremy Bout, executive producer, writer and host of 'The Edge Factor,' an online show that provides an in-depth look at the use of extreme technology in manufacturing. 'The Edge Factor' is working to educate the public and build a new perception of manufacturing by highlighting the high-tech processes that exist in the industry today. Bout will also discuss how industry leaders can inspire and mentor the leaders of tomorrow.
To register, visit www.rockfordchamber.com. Cost to attend is $50. Expo tables cost $45. The Manufacturing Expo is from 4 - 6 p.m., followed by the dinner and awards at 6 - 8 p.m.
The recipients of the Manufacturer of the Year Award and Individual Business Catalyst Award are also announced at the event. These prestigious awards recognize local manufacturers who are outstanding contributors to their industry and community.