It is that time of year!  Time to relax and network at the beautiful Chateau on the Lake resort in Branson!

Detailed marketing material will be mailed next week!  Listed below are the crucial details to begin planning your weekend get-a-way!  Book rooms fast as this block fills up completely!

When and Where: Friday & Saturday, July 24th­-25th

Chateau on the Lake Resort
415 North State Highway 265
Branson, MO  65616

***Special Room Rate of $154 is available through June 22, 2015***

Here is the link that will take your guest to your online reservations page.  Your guest can call the Chateau on the Lake 888-333-5253 room reservations 7days a week 8am -7pm; no code is needed only the dates and name of the event. or call 1-888-333-LAKE

Agenda at a Glance:
Friday, July 24th, 2013
10:00AM Registration & networking begin
12:00PM      “ 401(k) Benchmarking – Peeling the Onion on fees & expenses”
Ed Hinders, Vice President, Retirement Planning Services – CBIZ
1:00PM         Tax and Accounting Questions Made Clear
Dave Gresham , Managing Director & Shareholder – CBIZ
2:00PM        Are you ready for the new ACA reporting procedures?
Sara Miller , Director of Client Services – CBIZ
3:00PM        Social Engineering – How safe is your company?  Trust no-one!
Kyle Konopasek, Manager Business and Technology Risk Services, CBIZ
  • Social Engineering attacks
  • Identifying information security weaknesses within your organization
  • Mitigating your risk of falling victim to social engineering attacks
4:00PM    Industry Roundtable Discussion
Bring questions and ideas to this popular 2-hour forum discussion amongst peers – Bar sponsored by CliftonLarsonAllen
7:00PM        Social – Dinner & Show on the Show Boat Branson Belle – Transportation Provided
Saturday, July 25th, 2015
8:00AM                1:1 Questions and conversation with speakers
10:00AM              Boating Excursion – Lake meetings need to include the lake!  Join us on a two hour chartered sailing excursion with Capitain Jack on the Spirit of America Catamaran.  Spend the morning enjoying the beautiful Table Rock Lake.  Drinks/Snacks Included
6:00PM                 Social – Speaker, Dinner & Drinks
Guest Speaker:  2015 NTMA National Chairman, Mr. Herb Homeyer; Raffle with proceeds donated to the National Government Affairs Administrative Fund!
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May 5 – last chapter meeting for the spring!

Join the Chapter at Southwestern Illinois College (Granite City Campus) for another great on-site event. Learn about their programs to train tomorrow’s mfg. professionals – your company’s future!

MFG Day 2015 (October 2) is just around the corner – hear some examples of how St. Louis celebrated MFG Day 2014 and get inspired to begin planning your 2015 event. Why re-invent the wheel – get the ideas and tools necessary to make this an easy way to promote your business and mfg. in St. Louis.

Click here for full details on May 5 StL Chapter Meeting

Plant Tours are always popular – Mittler’s set a new standard! 125 people signed up!

Thanks, Mike, for your hospitality and generosity in hosting the evening. All registration costs from the meeting are being sent to NTMA’s Foundation, NTMF to help the Foundation further support the industry in innovative new programs.

Click here for your very own preview tour led by Mike himself!

Golf season is right around the corner – and so is the Chapter’s Scholarship Golf Tournament – June 8 at Pevely Farms Golf Club. This is always a fun afternoon – all supporting next year’s scholarships. Registration details here! and Sponsorship details here!

Each year the St. Louis chapter awards scholarships to qualified candidates currently attending or entering college or trade school to study machining, precision manufacturing, industrial technology or engineering.These scholarships are for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Completed application packets are due Thursday, April 30, 2015. Scholarship Application instructions and packet

Omar Nashashibi, Founding Partner of One Voice, was  the guest speaker at the February 3 Chapter meeting. Omar always brings a lively, sometimes sobering message to the Chapter – reminding everyone why each member’s voice is an integral part of the political, legislative and regulatory processes in Washington, DC. Thanks and welcome to Kelly Kasner, NTMA’s newMidwest Membership & Chapter Services Executive, who attended the meeting, too!

Guest Speaker Omar Nashashibi & Chapter President Nick Berilla

Kelly Kasner, NTMA Midwest Membership & Chapter Services Executive

Although we don’t print a formal membership roster, since they are pretty much obsolete the minute they are printed, we DO have membership lists available for NTMA members, associate members and educational members. Contact Sally to get yours!

NTMA Headquarters Resource

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St. Louis Area’s Customer Service at NTMA headquarters office is Kelly Kasner.

St. Louis members or potential members are encourage to contact Kelly regarding anything at the national NTMA level (including  assistance with web site login and how to join NTMA).

Kelly Kasner, Midwest Membership & Chapter Services Executive
1-800-248-6862 (
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Sally Safranski is the contact for anything related to the Greater St. Louis Chapter NTMA.