Subject: SFMA Monthly News

30TH ANNUAL GOLF SCHOLARSHIP TOURNAMENT

Monday, May 15, 2017
Deer Creek Golf Club - 1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start

The 30th Annual SFMA Scholarship Golf Tournament, funding manufacturing education is May 15th at Deer Creek Golf Club. Sign up today before the tournament sells out!

There are many ways for you to participate and support manufacturing education – register for a foursome, become a sponsor, donate goodies for goodie bags or give a door prize. Click here for more details and to Register!

This year the scholarship monies will go to up to 3 member companies, to hire a manufacturing intern from any of our local schools, colleges and/or universities. Details and the Internship Scholarship application are available here.
SFMA NETWORKING SOCIAL
Thurs, April 6th, at 5:30 pm
Co
me meet and network with SFMA members, board members and invite new manufacturers.  Bokampers, 1280 S Pine Island Rd, Plantation, FL 33324 - Meet us at the Sky Bar.  Register Now.

2017 ANNUAL MEETING – September 12th – Save the DATE
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Seatorque Control Systems, LLC - an SFMA Manufacturer of The Year finalist, is a Stuart, Florida based specialized manufacturer of propulsion systems for the marine industry. Seatorque’s strengths are centered on strong research, product development and state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques. The company’s innovation team is passionate about revolutionizing the marine industry and developing new technologies for alternate fuel sources, green propulsion and hybrid/electric power. Seatorque’s patented, multi-award winning propulsion system has broken new ground as “a brilliant example of engineering excellence promising to change the landscape of conventional marine propulsion.” The commitment to low-loss, hi-efficiency alternative propulsion continues with the introduction of the Marine Hybrid Division and Victory Electronics.
REFER A MEMBER - RECEIVE $200 CREDIT!
A brand new Refer A Member program has just been rolled out! Any SFMA member who refers a manufacturer or supply chain company to the SFMA will receive a $200 Credit, good towards any SFMA ticketed event, when the new company joins the association and pays their dues. There is no limit as to how many credits the Member company can be awarded. Don’t miss out on this exciting offer – Refer A Member today! Details and Refer Form can be found here.

BOARD SPOTLIGHT
Chris Estevez is the VP of Manufacturing  at Tuuci and a current member of the SFMA Board of Directors. TUUCI which stands for “ The Ultimate Umbrella Company Inc “ has been creating the most innovative, unique and stylish shade platforms in the industry for over 20 years. Recognized around the world for extreme function and refined design, TUUCI stands in a category defined only by their most recent advancement in parasol, cabana and lounge engineering. The products are designed to complement leisure lifestyles around the world while providing unique ambiance which is in balance with the environment. With a global presence throughout the US, Europe, the Far East and South America, the journey is simply to complement the shade that nature has already provided.

WEBINAR: CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS: HOW TO MANAGE BAD NEWS TO MEDIA, CUSTOMERS, THE COMMUNITY
While most days are “business as usual,” companies of all sizes sometimes face critical issues that require the communication of bad news – such as an accident at a plant, a leak or spill that has environmental repercussions, or a safety issue that necessitates a product recall.

Join FloridaMakes’ 1-hour webinar on Thurs., April 20 from 9 – 10 a.m. ET and gain a framework for how to communicate bad news and manage communications during a crisis – with a responsible and effective approach for communicating with media, your customers and the community. The webinar is free; registration is required here by April 19. Learn more; commute less.

PARTNER NEWS
CareerSource Broward, in partnership with Broward College, is excited to announce the launch of Broward Intern – an innovative internship portal that aims to help bridge the talent gap between employers and
individuals seeking internship opportunities with local businesses. 
Broward County employers are encouraged to submit their internship opportunities and/or positions at NO-COST by visiting www.browardintern.com.

The future of Broward County’s workforce depends on businesses that invest and empower youth who are looking to gain the knowledge and skills to become successful. Get the help you need this summer by employing a youth (ages 16 to 18). Last year’s participating employers included City of Fort Lauderdale, Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, Setnor Byer Insurance & Risk and many others. For more information, feel free to contact Latina King or call 954-202-3830.
HOST A NETWORKING SOCIAL?
The recent social at Concept Elevator was a huge success. Would your company like to host a networking social/tour at your factory to demonstrate what you do and the types of machinery your company uses? Contact Kaitlin at kcentonze@sfma.org for more details.
SFMA strives to be a resource for its members. With that goal in mind the job board is available to assist members in reducing the time to hire by linking prospective employees with prospective employers.

To browse jobs, post your openings visit the site. www.sfmajobboard.org

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