University of Northern Iowa




Wednesday, May 22, 2024


FOUNDRY 4.0 READINESS ASSESSMENT Workshop Sessions: Workshop 1: June 20, 2024

» Why FOUNDRY 4.0? An introduction

» Connect F4.0 to Key Performance Indicators

» Review of F4.0 Readiness-Assessment Process

  Workshop 2: June 27, 2024

» Understand Assessment Expected Outputs & their connection to business value

» Explore FOUNDRY 4.0 Applications

» Identify High-Value Activities and ROI


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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
ESOP Basics | Timely Topics Webinar Join us on Tuesday, June 25 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST    In order to stay viable, sometimes families decide to switch to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). This employee benefit plan enables employees to own part or all of the company they work for. Learn more about ESOPs from experts throughout the state. At the conclusion of this webinar, attendees will have the chance to answer questions in real-time.   For more information, view the event. Click here to register!   Speakers Nick Viner, Prairie Capital Advisors Nick Viner rejoined Prairie Capital Advisors in 2020. He advises middle-market companies on employee stock ownership p... Read More
Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Insights from Todd Hutcheson's AFS Metalcasting Congress on April 23, 2024... Presentation Title: Why INDUSTRY 4.0? Connecting Inputs to Assessments to KPIs to Business Value Todd E. Hutcheson, Executive in Residence at the UNI Center for Business Growth & Innovation, provided valuable insights into the practical implications of Industry 4.0 and Foundry 4.0 for businesses. Listeners gained a deeper understanding of the importance of assessments, the definition of value for their businesses and customers, and effective strategies for leveraging Industry 4.0 technologies. Key points explored include: - What does “Industry 4.0” or “Foundry 4.0” mean to you? - What constitutes “value... Read More
Friday, January 12, 2024


Are you experiencing workforce, profitability, or cash flow challenges in your foundry operations? Welcome to our second exclusive workshop tailored for Foundry and Supply Chain Leaders, hosted by Lodge Mfg. This game-changing event is a must-attend for those seeking to propel their operations forward. Engage with seasoned experts, explore lucrative growth opportunities, and gain firsthand insights through exclusive foundry tours. Discover solutions: Dive deep... Read More
Wednesday, January 03, 2024
Accelerate Your Success with Our Exclusive Foundry 4.0 Workshop Series! Join one of our impactful workshops tailored to address crucial challenges in your foundry operations. The two-day exclusive events, designed for industry leaders, aim to redefine success in the foundry landscape.   Why Attend? Gain insights from industry experts. Explore growth opportunities. Tour cutting-edge foundries. Collaborate with like-minded leaders. Access practical tools for success.   Workshop Highlights  Three key elements encompass practical solutions, networking with industry experts, and in-person foundry tours. Four structured sessions titled "Four Steps Towards Succes... Read More
Thursday, December 07, 2023

Are you experiencing workforce, profitability, or cash flow challenges in your foundry operations? Attend our workshop tailored for Foundry and Supply Chain Leaders – it's an opportunity worth considering! Engage in discussions with industry experts, explore growth possibilities, and take tours of advanced foundries. Gain valuable advice and essential tools to kick-start your journey to success. The two workshop events seamlessly blend in-person and online attendance options. The comprehensive program includes four workshop sessions, starting with the first step, outlined as follows: #1 Exploration of Foundry 4.0, Evaluation Procedure, and Business Impact

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Thursday, August 17, 2023

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
  Introducing Advance Peer Group Roundtables: Unleash Your Business's Potential


Unlock unparalleled growth and performance for your business by joining Advance Peer Group Roundtables. In an ever-evolving business landscape, the power of collaborative learning and shared experiences cannot be underestimated. Backed by compelling statistics, the benefits of belonging to a peer group are crystal clear. As Dun & Bradstreet reports, "Peer Group members grew their annual revenue on average by 4.6% in 2020, while non-member businesses saw revenue decrease by 4.7%." This undeniable contrast underscores the transformative influence that peer groups can have on yo... Read More
Thursday, August 17, 2023
  Don't miss this opportunity to witness the power of our upgraded program. Enjoy networking with complimentary light appetizers on us with no strings attached.


» August 30th, 2023 – The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, Cedar Rapids, IA – 5:30-7:30pm


» September 20th, 2023 – Hawkeye Community College's Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center, Waterloo, IA – 5:30-7:30pm


Break free from conventional thinking and explore new possibilities. Our peer groups encourage critical thinking, helping you question assumptions, identify blind spots, and challenge the status quo. Membership is possible at any time. Click HERE to request an invitation allowing you to embark on y... Read More
Friday, July 14, 2023

Join Us for a Live Demonstration!

Are you at the helm of crucial decisions for your company? Are you in need of a confidential space to delve into business matters? Imagine having a dedicated advisory team,... Read More