Continental Breakfast & Registration / Vendors | 8 – 9 am


Sewing Maintenance Checklist | 9 – 11 am

Wayne Marso, Orange County Industrial Sewing Machine Company
Keep your sewing machine in running order by following a general maintenance tips covered in this session. Learn how to prevent common issues, and trouble shoot problems. Learn about industry applications to solve your manufacturing issues followed by Q & A.

Understanding Thread | 11 – Noon

Karen Robison, Wright Enterprises for Quality Thread and Notions
Learn about thread types and how to select the best one for your application. Discover overlooked issues and common mistakes when selecting thread.

Networking Lunch | Noon – 1 pm

Make time to grow your professional network while enjoying a delicious meal.

Vendors | 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Enjoy dessert and coffee, while you meet vendors to discuss new products and increase your knowledge.

Job Costing Basics (Profit and Loss) | 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Steven Malone, Ironclad CFO
An introduction to job costing highlighting the difference between cost of goods sold and overhead expenses. How job costing can help business owners set the right price on products and services with examples of “above the line” costs and expenses.

Save Time Digitizing Patterns | 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Gary Unitt, Autometrix Inc., Chris Gilmartin, Pathfinder Cutting Technology
Get inspired with real life stories told by a designer and consultant.

Industry Trends | 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Chad Miller, American National Manufacturing Inc, Carol Pepper-Kittredge, CCC Makers, Jonathan Palmer, Autometrix Inc.
How are you preparing your business for innovation and new market share? How will you manage future workforce needs and develop a talent pipeline? In this panel discussion, discover how to drive change and leverage technology to prepare for the future.