The CMRC is guided by 4 principles:
The CMRC Leadership Committee:
Colin Cosgrove, President, Laystrom Manufacturing – Co-chair
Mollie Dowling, Executive Director, OAI, Inc. – Co-chair
Craig Freedman, CEO, Freedman Seating
Reggie Greenwood, Executive Director of the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation and the Supply Chain Innovation Center and Business Incubator
Rev. Anthony Haynes, Ministers for Manufacturing Chairman
Dr. Alice Palmer, Former Illinois State Senator, 13th District and Associate Dean and Director of Northwestern University’s African-American Student Affairs
Jim Piper, President, Matot, Inc.
Irene Sherr, Deputy Bureau Chief, Cook County Bureau of Economic Development
Don Villar, Secretary-Treasurer, Chicago Federation of Labor
Organized Inclusion & Industry 4.0 Conference in April 2019 attended by over 150 guests, featuring the Deputy Minister of Vocational Education for the Basque Country and Tknika, on the Basque’s approach towards workforce development and education.
Organized 2 successful General Membership Meetings in 2019: one highlighting Daley College MTEC and most recent in-person meeting featuring Congressmen Krishnamoorthi and Davis, Cook County President Preckwinkle on policies supporting manufacturing career pathway programming.
Organized CMRC webinar with Cook Country Tax Assessor, Fritz Kaegi.
1. Submit a membership agreement form. Indicate on the form whether you will pay membership fee via Donate button on MR website or if you prefer paying by invoice.
2. Sliding Scale Annual Membership Fee: Pay what you or your institution can afford. While we need your support, we value your participation. We have instituted a “Sliding Scale” annual fee to reduce the barriers for any one to join. If you are representing a non-profit or corporate entity, please consider giving an annual fee between $250 – $1000. If you are an individual or faith-based entity, please consider an annual fee between $5 – $250. You will be sent a renewal invoice annually on the anniversary date of your application submission. If you need to request a fee waiver for the year you may request one through the membership form.
3. Participate in at least one CMRC-hosted event.
4. Be an ambassador and advocate of CMRC’s mission.