Kansas City IIE – Networking Happy Hour at Saints Pub & Patio

Join KCIIE for a no frills, networking hang-out at Saints Pub and Patio to talk Royals baseball & Industrial Engineering and have a good time with your IE counterparts in the KC area!

When: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Saints Pub & Patio, 16804 W. 89th St., Lenexa, KS 66219
Price: FREE FREE FREE !!! The chapter will provide appetizers, come and join us.

Attend Event   Let us know at this link if you’ll be there so we can reserve seats.

Distinguished Fellow and Early Career IE: Local KC IIE Award Winners

HUGE Congratulations to your local Kansas City IIE CHAPTER’S 2015 IIE Fellow and Outstanding Early Career IE Award RECIPIENTS, Anita Ranhotra and Carl Kirpes.

Anita and Carl were awarded during the IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2015, in Nashville, TN.

The Fellow Award: Anita Ranhotra, one of this year’s distinguished recipients

Recognizes outstanding leaders of the profession who have made significant, nationally recognized contributions to industrial engineering. A fellow is the highest classification of IIE membership.

Not more than 20 fellows can be named each year. Candidates must demonstrate outstanding accomplishments in both professional career and service to industrial engineering.

Professional Career
Candidates must excel in at least one of the following three specific criteria:

  • Management – Has achieved significant results and has made notable contributions to running or managing organizations or departments that include industrial engineering or related functions. The organizations may be in industry, government, or academe.
  • Technical innovation – Has made significant contributions relating to industrial engineering through the creation of new methodology and/or philosophy and its dissemination through media such as books, journals, magazines, conferences, and meetings, as well as broadcast and Web communications.
  • Practice innovation – Has made significant contributions to industrial engineering practice through the design and implementation of industrial engineering techniques including measurement of the resulting benefits.

Service to Industrial Engineering
Candidates must qualify in two of the following three specific criteria and excel in at least one:

  • IIE service – Has volunteered significant time and effort on behalf of IIE.
  • Interdisciplinary activity – Has volunteered significant time and been active in national or international leadership with other groups that relate to industrial engineering.
  • Leadership in promoting industrial engineering – Has significantly enhanced the visibility and impact of industrial engineering through promotional activities.
The Outstanding Early Career IE in Business/Industry Award: Carl Kirpes, this year’s recipient

Recognizes individuals in business/industry who have made significant engineering contributions in the application, design, research or development of IE methods. The award recognizes individuals who have shown outstanding characteristics in leadership, professionalism and potential in the field.

Members Only Summer Networking Event at Arrowhead

Join KCIIE as well as area SME, APICS and ASQ chapters and the Kansas City Manufacturing Network for a members only SUMMER NETWORKING EVENT.

Last year’s event was SOLD OUT.  This year will be bigger and better than the last.

Arrowhead Stadium, August 20, 2015 4-7 PM

Arrowhead Founders Club
One Arrowhead Drive, KCMO 64129

Arrowhead’s Founder’s Club features a large central bar, outside patio and collection of dining, bar and fireside lounge seating with surrounding views of the Founder’s Plaza and playing field.

Admission includes a complementary beverage, as well as great food, plus an opportunity to network with fellow manufacturers – all for only $20 per person.

  • Event limited to the first 150 people who sign up
  • Networking activities, door prizes and a chance to park at Arrowhead at no charge!
  • Proceeds benefit the scholarship funds for SME and IIE.
  • Advance registration is required, (online or donna@kcmn.org) No walk-ins will be accepted at the door

REGISTER

Pay online at http://tinyurl.com/mfgnetwork or cash or check at the door – due to 5 organizations involved, no invoicing.

Your choice of beverages, thanks to our Premier sponsor:  Spencer Fane Britt and Browne LLP   http://www.spencerfane.com/

Kansas City IIE – Sprint Center BEHIND THE SCENES Tour

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:  Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join us for a behind the scenes tour of Sprint Center! 
The tour will include a look at back of house production areas and a discussion of operational procedures.  They will explain how they can accommodate back-to-back events by converting the arena from a dirt show to a concert to an ice show to a basketball tournament.  They will talk about how they manage ingress and egress for different types of events and how they manage staff based on the show flow and attendance.  We will explore locker rooms, suites, the Lexmark Founders Club and demonstrate how their partners’ brands are represented in unique ways.  Finally, we will discuss how our food and beverage partner prepares for shows of all types.

Event Details

Refreshments will be provided:
• KC Poppers flavored popcorn
• Roasted peanuts
• Soft pretzels with hand-crafted dips and spreads; like, housemade beer cheese, chipotle and yellow mustards, smoked almond bacon spread
• Fresh seasonal fruits and berries

Note: VIP parking instructions will be sent to those registered, prior to the event

RSVP:  By June 2nd   Attend Event
Cost
IIE Members: $10
Future IIE Members: $20

KCIIE Membership Reception

Kansas City IIE Chapter’s 2015 Membership Reception and Social Media Advice for Career Management

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)
Art Factory
5621 W 135th St #2630
Leawood, KS 66223

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kciie-membership-reception-and-social-media-advice-for-career-management-tickets-16414984661?ref=enivtefor001&invite=NzgwNDg1Mi9hcmFuaG8yQGhhbGxtYXJrLmNvbS8w&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformal001&utm_term=eventpage

Are you interested in some tips on how to manage your career and leverage social media to do so?                  Have you wondered what your KCIIE chapter has been up to and what they have planned this year?                   Are you intrigued by the lastest trendy art gallery in Kansas City, located in the new PrairieFire district?              Did you let your membership with IIE lapse?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then you should join the KCIIE chapter and Dan Chojnacki and Ann Mann of Lee Hecht Harrison for an evening of networking, renewed and new social and professional connections, and some career tips!  Please come out at join us at the trendy new Art Factory in PrairieFire!

Event Details
  • We will serve heavy hors d’evours, water, soda, and a cash bar will be available
  • Register by April 17th and receive a complimentary drink ticket when you arrive
  • KCIIE members who bring a non-IIE member will receive a complimentary drink ticket for both themselves and their guest!
  • Door prizes will be available to members and to nonmembers who join IIE that evening
  • One free Membership to IIE
  • 2 – $100 Amazon Gift Cards
  • $50 Quiktrip Gift Cards
  • $25 Panera Gift Cards
Event Schedule

6:00-6:30    Check-in and Networking
6:30-7:30    Welcome and Speaker Presentation
7:30-7:45    Wrap up from sponsor, Chris Benson of AXA Advisors
7:45-8:00    Door Prize Drawings

Event Sponsor

The event is sponsored by Chris Benson of AXA Advisors

About Our Speakers

Dan Chojnacki
Senior Vice President, Area Director

Dan Chojnacki is Senior Vice President for Lee Hecht Harrison’s Midwest Region. Dan brings over 20 years of direct business experience to this consulting and managerial position including 17 years at Hallmark Cards, Inc. where he held positions of increasing responsibility including the National Accounts Manager and Regional Sales Manager (where he managed the largest region nationally in sales and personnel). He also held various training manager positions where he instituted management development programs and then coordinated their implementation on both local and national levels. Dan currently has market leadership responsibility for corporate clients and client-facing teams in Kansas City, Omaha, St. Louis and Denver.
Throughout his career, Dan in a direct managerial role has been actively involved in one-on-one in-depth career counseling developing human resources into key managerial level positions while building effective, cohesive, productive and positively focused teams.

Ann Mann
Regional Account Manager, Sales Support and Marketing

Ann Mann brings over 20 years of Human Resources, Learning & Development and Retail Sales Management experience to Lee Hecht Harrison in her role as Regional Account Manager, Sales Support and Marketing.
Throughout her 20 year career with Saks Fifth Avenue, Ann had responsibilities in Human Resources, Learning & Development, and Sales Management. Her strong background in service, selling and training enabled her to travel to other Saks locations throughout the country participating in new store openings and training events. Ann also supported Department Managers with coaching, team building, employee retention & engagement and organizational skills to develop their business unit and improve customer satisfaction.
As a Lee Hecht Harrison certified facilitator, Ann is able to deliver the Milestones Material, What’s Next, Moving Forward with Change, and Developing Personal Resilience to all levels of clients and employees. Ann assists in the faciliation of Job Search Work Teams and conducts weekly Linkedin training.
Ann is a member of several Human Resources Organizations and serves on committees and boards including:EPN—Board Member; SHRMJC—Board Member; and SHRM.

2015 Mentor Day

2015 Mentor Day will take place on Tuesday April 7, and includes Industrial Engineering students from Mizzou and K-State.

Where:  100 Mars Boulevard, Topeka, KS 
WHEN: Tuesday April 7, Meet at Mars at 10 am

***Lunch and networking to follow immediately after at Blind Tiger***

We have spots available for the tour.   Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis with IIE members getting 1st priority.  Signing up does not necessarily guarantee your spot. Emails will be sent out to confirm participation and provide additional details.

RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KTHQRQF

More about 2015 Mentor Day! 

Rather than dividing the students across several different companies in Kansas City, we would like to bring all of the Mentors and Students together to one location, so that we can all benefit from meeting other IIE Members and hearing about their expertise and experiences.

The day will include a factory tour followed by a lunch and networking session.

The tour location is the Mars plant in Topeka, Kansas, which opened in 2014.  Here we will see first-hand the production and packaging of M&Ms and Snickers.  The state of the art 500,000 square foot facility produces close to 10 million candy items each day, and that accounts for only about two-fifths of its capacity! The factory is applying for a LEED gold certification and plans to not send any waste to landfills.

Following the tour, we will have lunch as a group. Mentors will have an opportunity to share their career experiences and advice, and students will have an opportunity to share their experiences and ask questions. 

This is a great opportunity for the students to learn more about the field of Industrial Engineering, and great for Mentors as well.  We are looking for Mentors to participate in the tour and share your work experience and insights with the students.  This is an opportunity for you to give back, stay connected with these two great universities, and possibly some future recruitment!

IIE Tour: The Roasterie

Start your week off right with a tour of Kansas City’s favorite coffee maker!

http://www.theroasterie.com/

When:
Monday March 23, at 8am
Meet at 8am and the tour will begin at 8:20
Tour will last approximately 1 hour

Where:
1204 W 27th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
Parking is in the lot across the street at the SW corner of 27th and Holly Streets

What:  
Learn about the coffee making process from “seed to cup,” and tour the entire production space for an up close and personal tour!

Cost:
Free!  (Beverages and pastries are extra)

Sign Up:
Survey Monkey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LDTGYTQ