Archived Webinars (2018)

New Congress, New Priorities: How Changes in Washington Impact Manufacturing

November 27, 2018

Presentation date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Presentation time: 12:00-1:00 p.m. (ET)
Presented by: The Franklin Partnership and Policy Resolution Group at Bracewell

Will Democrats taking control of the House and a solidified Republican majority in the Senate set the stage for gridlock or can a bipartisan Congress work with President Trump? Some expect Democrats to roll back the 2017 tax cuts, while others anticipate attempts to undo regulatory relief for manufacturers. The Franklin Partnership and Policy Resolution Group at Bracewell, the lobbyists and public relations consultants for the National Tooling and Machining Association and Precision Metalforming Association, will provide insight into how the 2018 election results have already altered the outlook for policy impacting manufacturing and what the next Congress might have in store for businesses. Topics will include tariffs, tax policy, regulations, and workforce recruitment and funds for training.

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An Update from Washington: Tariffs, Regulations, and Workforce Training

August 27, 2018

Presentation date: Thursday, September 6, 2018
Presentation time: 2:00-3:00 pm EDT
Presented by: The Franklin Partnership and Bracewell

The trade war with China is escalating, NAFTA talks with Mexico are progressing as Canada remains on the sidelines, and the U.S. and EU held their first talks to relieve tensions over the steel and aluminum tariffs. The White House launched a Pledge for the American Worker initiative to promote skills training and Congress actually passed a bipartisan bill updating Career and Technical Education programs for the first time in a decade. All this happened in just the past thirty days. With Washington busier than ever, this webinar will help your company understand the implications for your business and the industry. NTMA’s consultants in Washington, D.C. at The Franklin Partnership and Bracewell will provide an insider’s look into the latest on tariffs, regulation, and workforce training.

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Discovering and Leveraging Your Unique Selling Proposition While Increasing Profitability

June 14, 2018

Presentation date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Presentation time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm EST
Presented by: Go Brand Go, St. Louis, MO

Manufacturing companies are going through major transitions in their sales channels. Migrating from sales organizations to marketing and sales organizations while carving out a unique message to compete on value over price is difficult. Come learn how your peers are navigating these changes and what steps they are doing to grow revenue, increase profit, and grow market share.

An Update on Trade from Washington

May 21, 2018

Presentation date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Presentation time: 2:00 p.m. EDT
Presented by: The Franklin Partnership and Policy Resolution Group at Bracewell

Join us for a webinar on important trade-related developments affecting the metalforming industry. There is a lot of activity, and confusion, surrounding NAFTA renegotiations, a potential trade war with China, and the tariffs now imposed on steel and aluminum imports. The One Voice lobbying team at Franklin Partnership, and our public relations consultants with the Policy Resolution Group at Bracewell, will provide insight into the latest developments on trade matters along with an in-depth discussion on the steel and aluminum tariffs, which countries the U.S. government has exempted, the process to request a product exclusion, and the potential duration of the 25% tariffs on steel and 10% on aluminum.

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Navigating Tax Reform: Here’s What You Need to Know

January 09, 2018

Presentation Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Presentation Time: 2:00-3:00 pm EST
Presented by: CliftonLarsonAllen

Join CLA’s tax leaders for a breakdown and analysis of tax reform and how it could affect you and your business. We’ll explain the status of the legislation, how it changes current law, and planning strategies to maximize benefits under the new law.

At the end of this session, you will be able to:
• Recognize the status of tax reform
• Identify key points related to the new tax plan
• Gain an awareness of planning strategies and impacts for your business
• Communicate the positive impact that tax reform will have for your employees

Who should attend – This session is designed for business owners who want to learn more about the tax reform legislation and how it will impact them going forward, both professionally and personally.

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Webinar ID: 818-050-059

Configurable ERP for Your Job Shop Future

January 08, 2018

Presentation date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Presentation time: 2:00-3:00 pm EST
Presented by: Keyedin

More and more shop owners are considering the cloud as a viable option for their key business solutions. In the past, these solutions have been difficult to customize to meet the needs of specific job shops. But exciting new opportunities are now available, including configurable SaaS, allowing users to develop entire modules to fit their business. Attend this webinar to learn:
• Why 75% of ERP implementations fail
• How cloud technology solves the most common roadblocks to success
• Best practices for adapting ERP software to your business needs

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Webinar ID: 482-871-355





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