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Episode 14 – Invest - Innovate - Grow through the Generations

9/16/2019
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Tune in to hear how 5th generation and 3rd generation companies are succeeding in Connecticut through investment and innovation.

Duration:00:47:42

Episode 13 – The manufacturing supply chain continues to boom in Connecticut!

8/15/2019
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A strategy of Focus has helped lead this 2nd generation company to greatness. Listen to Mastercam's story on this month's Manufacturing Matters podcast as Simsbury Bank CEO, Martin Geitz speaks with co-founder Mark Summers and his daughter, CEO, Megan West.

Duration:00:25:42

Episode 12 – Stanley Black & Decker's Manufactory Comes Alive!

7/17/2019
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Advanced Manufacturing, Industry 4.0 and IIOT are forcing manufacturers to deploy new technologies to remain competitive. Stanley Black & Decker’s Manufactory 4.0 - a one-of-a-kind facility located in Hartford, CT, is changing the way they do business locally and around the world. Sudhi Bangalore, SB&D Global VP, shares his insights with Simsbury Bank's CEO, Martin Geitz.

Duration:00:29:18

Episode 11 – The Difficult Conversations are the Most Important

6/26/2019
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Listen to what the experts shared about managing conflict in a family business versus a traditional organizational structure. Are there Best Practices? How do multi-generational businesses function differently from one another? And what is the "Family Factor?" You will definitely have a few 'Ah Ha' moments. Brought to you by Simsbury Bank

Duration:00:44:49

Episode 10 – UCONN School of Engineering & Economic Development

5/23/2019
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Economic Development is a Real Thing at The UConn School of Engineering! Graduates and undergraduates, together with the amazing Engineering faculty, are partnering to solve real challenges for small-medium sized and family-owned business. The Innovation Partnership Building - part of UConn's Tech Park - is a one-of-a-kind facility in the United States, and it's resources are available to Connecticut companies for the asking. Learn more on this month's Manufacturing Matters podcast, brought...

Duration:00:24:57

Episode 9 – UCONN School of Engineering & Workforce Development

4/18/2019
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Join us while the UConn School of Engineering and EDAC Technologies share their story of solving challenges through collaboration and innovative thinking. Brought to you by Simsbury Bank's Manufacturing Matters podcast.

Duration:00:26:04

Episode 8 – Incumbent Worker Training

2/28/2019
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Join us inside the Goodwin Mobile Manufacturing Lab as we talk about how incumbent worker training heightens employee morale, improves job satisfaction and increases productivity. All brought to you by Simsbury Bank's Manufacturing Matters podcast.

Duration:00:35:35

Episode 7 – Advanced Manufacturing

12/11/2018
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Advanced Manufacturing is Alive and Well and Thriving in Connecticut. The latest Simsbury Bank Manufacturing Matters podcast spotlights how Stanley Black & Decker is leading the world with its brand of Manufacturing 4.0.

Duration:00:23:02

Episode 6 – Succession Planning (Part 2)

11/13/2018
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While a good business can thrive forever, a good management team relies on well-planned, pragmatic and creative transition when the time comes. Hear what business owners need to do to be ready and how soon you need to begin sound transition planning to ensure your business continues to thrive for the next generation and beyond.

Duration:00:41:36

Episode 5 – Succession Planning (Part 1)

10/9/2018
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Succession/Transition Planning - What does the Next Generation Look Like?

Duration:00:42:46

Episode 4 – Local Supply Chain

9/12/2018
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Stanley Black and Decker’s supply chain is manufacturing opportunities for Connecticut companies and helping streamline U.S. manufacturing.

Duration:00:18:15

Episode 3 – Should I Stay or Should I Grow

8/14/2018
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Healthy growth doesn’t just happen. It takes a plan that focuses on the market, customers, owners’ objectives and family. Hear how to make it happen from the SBA, Dept. of Commerce & UConn Biz School.

Duration:00:27:51

Episode 2 – Skilled Workforce Development in Manufacturing (Part 2)

7/24/2018
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Manufacturing has moved beyond dark factories to a new age of high-tech creativity and productivity. High schools, colleges and tech schools are teaching the vital skills to set Connecticut apart.

Duration:00:21:53

Episode 1 – Skilled Workforce Development in Manufacturing (Part 1)

6/25/2018
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More than 20,000 Connecticut manufacturing jobs go unfilled each year. See what we can all do to fill the labor pipeline and expand our talented workforce to staff the growing manufacturing economy.

Duration:00:14:52