How to Best Work Remotely Panel Discussion

Join us in an open discussion about different tools, tips, and tricks to help your company best work remotely. This is an interactive meeting where you can learn from each other and share what your company is doing to smoothly transition from working as a team in the office, to being fully remote.

Leading the discussion is IFAI Canada Board Member, Adam Cavanaugh. Joined by Jonathan Palmer, who sits on the IFAI Board of Directors and is the Chair of the Equipment Advisory Board. They will both share how their companies are managing remotely and what ways this might change how they run business in the future.

Speakers:
Adam Cavanaugh, Nilex
Jonathan Palmer, Autometrix Inc.
Christian Weiland, IFAI

How to Retool your Production for PPE in Just One Week

Many companies need to quickly retool their supply chain in order to successfully develop the highest quality PPE while still remaining fast, efficient, cost effective and sustainable. Gerber Technology has already helped over 1,200 manufacturers around the world retool their entire production process in just one week, and during this webinar they’ll share with you what are the key steps.

Speaker: Karsten Newbury, Chief Strategy and Digital Officer at Gerber Technology

How to Survive and Thrive in a COVID-19 World

What sales and marketing steps you can take in your business to prevent a shut down –
COVID-19 is changing life as we know it for many Americans and the ripple effect it’s having on so many industries is profound. Our industry is no exception.

Please join me for a practical, action-based virtual training where I will dive into real-life actionable things you should and shouldn’t be doing right now in your COVID-19 sales and marketing response.

Speaker:Madeleine MacRae, MM MacRae Coaching & Consulting

IFAI’s Small Businesses and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Round 2

Join us for an overview of the recently passed legislation concerning the 2nd Draw Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This webinar will provide recommendations for actions to take when applying for the PPP loan and the new rules of eligibility.

What will be covered in the webinar:

  • Expanded list of eligible borrowers
  • Simplified application process up to $150K
  • How much your company will qualify for under the new round of PPP
  • How to calculate the gross receipts for funding qualifications
  • What the PPP loan is to be used for
  • How SBA will determine the forgiveness of the 2nd PPP loan
  • How the PPP loan will affect business taxes

Speaker: Barbara Griffith, President of SCL Equipment Finance

Leading in Crisis – Companies Helping Companies – Shade Industry

It’s no secret that the business landscape changed dramatically a little over a month ago. Most business are flailing, trying to figure out how to stay afloat in these uncertain times. This interactive webinar will reveal the tactics your peers are using to sustain their businesses. No one person has all the answers, but by leveraging our association membership and sharing our own best practices we can help our colleagues and ourselves. Tactical leadership expert, Dave Rosenberg, will facilitate this webinar while providing his insight based on over 25 years leading a multitude of companies through good times and bad as well as some tools you can use to plan for survival.

Speaker: Dave Rosenberg, CPBA, CPDFA Practical Tactical Leadership Expert

Leading in Crisis: Companies Helping Companies – Advanced Textile Product and Specialty Markets

It’s no secret that the business landscape changed dramatically a little over a month ago. Most business are flailing, trying to figure out how to stay afloat in these uncertain times. This interactive webinar will reveal the tactics your peers are using to sustain their businesses. No one person has all the answers, but by leveraging our association membership and sharing our own best practices we can help our colleagues and ourselves. Tactical leadership expert, Dave Rosenberg, will facilitate this webinar while providing his insight based on over 25 years leading a multitude of companies through good times and bad as well as some tools you can use to plan for survival.

Speaker: Dave Rosenberg, CPBA, CPDFA Practical Tactical Leadership Expert

Medical PPE Requirements

Many companies are taking a step back from their usual production to fulfill a need: medical PPE. While some requirements have loosened for quicker distribution, basic standards must still be met. Dr. Timo Hammer will outline basic requirements and pragmatic testing for face masks, surgical gowns and antiviral fabrics during COVID-19.

Speaker: Dr. Timo Hammer

Navigating Business in a COVID-19 Climate, an interview with Otabo

Linden Wicklund, Director of Events and Member Programs at IFAI, sits down (virtually) with Sabrina Finlay, the CEO of Otabo. In this one hour open discussion, Finlay will discuss how Otabo is maintaining business and manufacturing during COVID-19. She will discuss how she and her team are working together remotely utilizing technology, photography, and open communication to keep their production going.

Speaker: Sabrina Finlay, CEO of Otabo

NC State University Webinar Series Ep. 5: Key Principles for Effective Protection with Masks and Respirators

Learn about the basic protection factors to donning and wearing a mask and how it can help protect the wearer. Also, learn how fit can impact protection and the key areas for mask protection that make it effective PPE for different users. Newly developed testing methodologies will also be covered in this area to better understand the material and developmental requirements for different mask types.

Speakers: Bryan Ormond, Assistant Professor, TECS/TPACC and Marc Mathews, Research Associate, TPACC

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NC State University Webinar Series Ep. 7: PPE Surface Chemistry and Surface Interactions

Learn the principles behind how particles, including pathogens, interact with surfaces, and how surface designs and coatings can alter those interactions. You will also learn about antimicrobial materials and their mechanisms of action.

Speakers: Karen Leonas, Professor, TATM and Frank Scholle, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

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