On Thursday, October 13th, 180 people attended the SVACC 4th Annual Manufacturing Dinner at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon. The dinner provided an opportunity to celebrate the manufacturing industry in the Sauk Valley and raised funds to provide scholarships for students pursuing manufacturing careers. The event also supports our work in workforce development and helping to create talent pipelines.
The evening consisted of networking and discussions that highlighted collaborative efforts to address workforce challenges. 2022-2023 manufacturing scholarship recipients were introduced, and assisted with the dessert auction, led by Ken Duncan, Duncan Land and Auction. In addition, attendees were provided updates on programming at Whiteside Area Career Center (WACC), Morrison Institute of Technology, Regional Office of Education #47, and Sauk Valley Community College.
“It is an honor for the chamber to host such a great event to further serve the great manufacturers and our members of the Sauk Valley”, shared Jon Mandrell, President of the SVACC Board of Directors. We are committed to adding value to our membership, being a catalyst for the growth of our local businesses, and to partner in workforce development. Thank you to everyone that attended and congratulations to this year’s scholarship winners that were recognized.”
This year’s event was sponsored by: The IFH Group, Sterling Federal Bank, Astec Industries, Sterling Steel Company, United Craftsmen, E.D. Etnyre, Sauk Valley Bank, Frantz Manufacturing, Timken Diamond-Drives, Menk USA, McFalls Berge & Associates, Larson Hardware, Raynor Garage Doors, Wal-Mart Supply Chain, P & P Industries, Edward Jones – Mike Loos, Hughes Resources, Mazel & Co, Metform, ROE #47, and Holiday Inn Express & Suites.
For more information about chamber initiatives, please contact the SVACC.