MR On Industry Week Panel – Building a Diverse Workforce in Manufacturing

Leaders of two respected manufacturing workforce organizations—Chicago’s Manufacturing Renaissance and Cleveland’s Manufacturing Works—joined Production Pulse host Jennifer Ramsay last week for a discussion of the value of building a workforce pipeline in underserved communities. They were joined by Jordan Hooser, the 2016 valedictorian of Max Hayes High School in Cleveland and a Marine Corp. veteran. Hooser recently […]

Building Awareness and Community Around Ownership Opportunities in Manufacturing

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 – Manufacturing Renaissance, Ravinia Capital, League of Black Women and Bryan Cave Leighton Pasner co-hosted an inspiring and informational presentation, panel and networking event about the opportunities and challenges in ownership succession in manufacturing. A diverse group of about 80 attendees participated in the event, including entrepreneurs, investors and individuals representing […]

MR Joins George Wright on WVON

The Partnership CEO, George Wright, is hosting a radio show at 8 am on WVON AM radio on Saturday mornings called “The Partnership with George Wright.“ On 11/18/23, MR’s David Robinson was George’s host to talk about the importance of manufacturing as a driver for inclusive development. Listen in here!

Rest in Power Dr. Alice Palmer

We celebrate the life of Dr. Alice Palmer. Alice was a long-time advisor and leader in the Chicagoland Manufacturing Renaissance Council network. She was a champion for our work training young people for careers in manufacturing and believed in its importance as a driver for development. Mother to MR’s David Robinson, Alice was also an […]

Advocating for Industrial Policy with Cong. Davis

Manufacturing Renaissance proud to be standing with our Chicagoland Manufacturing Renaissance Council network leaders to meet with US Congressman Danny Davis last week on the importance of investing in Chicago manufacturing infrastructure and talent! Thank you to Representative Davis and his team as well as our friends at MxD, North Branch Works, Matot , UIC […]

Advocacy Day: Community Leaders Standing For Inclusive Manufacturing in Springfield

Photo: Representatives of the CMRC and Ministers for Manufacturing Committee in front of the State of Illinois Capitol Building in Springfield, IL, 11/16/22. A strong message about the need for increased investment in the manufacturing ecosystem was brought directly to Springfield on November 16 at Advocacy Day, which was hosted by the Ministers for Manufacturing, […]

CMRC’s Quarterly Report: Highlighting the Work of A Multi-Stakeholder-Led Sector Partnership

The CMRC is a coalition-building initiative of Manufacturing Renaissance started in 2005.  At CMRC’s bimonthly Leadership Committee meeting 10/24/22, Erica Staley presented the third quarter performance report for CMRC activity in 2022. The full report can be accessed here. Thanks to Leadership Committee member input into this evolving process, at the beginning of 2022, we came […]

Ministers for Manufacturing Leads Advocacy Day Trip to Springfield, IL on 11/16

Manufacturing Renaissance and the Ministers for Manufacturing committee co-chairs of the Chicagoland Manufacturing Renaissance Council (CMRC) will host a day trip in an executive coach bus to the Springfield Capitol on November 16, 2022.   Our legislative host and guide when we arrive will be Rep. Kam Buckner and his staff.  Rep. Buckner, a legislative leader and former chair […]

Pastor Donald Meeks, 1st Choice Outreach Ministries, Matteson, IL 1952-2022

The Chicago Manufacturing Renaissance Council (CMRC) shares profound condolences with the family, friends, and community of Pastor Donald Meeks of 1st Choice Outreach Ministries and Trustee of the Village of Matteson, IL. Pastor Meeks passed away on July 4. Pastor Meeks was a Co-chair of the Ministers for Manufacturing committee of the CMRC representing the […]