> Chicagoland-Wisconsin ERA Hosts Networking Program at Chicago’s Manufacturing Innovation Center – mHub
February 22, 2018
Source: Electronics Representatives Association
Chicagoland-Wisconsin ERA hosted an event at mHub, Chicago’s New Manufacturing Innovation Center, on Jan. 19, 2018. mHUB is Chicago’s first innovation center focused on physical product development and manufacturing. It is a co-working community of product designers, developers, entrepreneurs, engineers and manufacturers.
There were 23 people in attendance, and the program included a luncheon and tour of the facilities. mHUB offers a variety of events, workshops, classes, seminars and other programs. This program proved to be both educational and a great way to network.
“We had a fantastic tour at the new mHUB innovation center in Chicago. This is a large facility where start-up companies can rent space and prototype their new designs, then collaborate with other companies. mHUB should help many start-up companies introduce new technologies into the Chicagoland market,” stated Eric Sagendorph, owner of Select Technology Group and committee chair for this chapter program.
The 63,000 square-foot facility contains 10 fabrication labs, including electronics, plastic fabrication, metals, textiles and rapid prototyping, as well as a micro-factory for small production runs. Learn more about mHub at mhubchicago.com.
About Chicagoland-Wisconsin ERA
Chicagoland – Wisconsin ERA is a local resource for continuing education programs, networking opportunities, peer discussion groups and an array of services designed to help improve professionalism and profitability. For more information, visit www.chiwisera.com.
The 83-year-old Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) is the international trade organization for professional field sales companies in the global electronics industries, manufacturers who go to market through representative firms and global distributors. It is the mission of ERA to support the professional field sales function through programs and activities that educate, inform and advocate for manufacturers’ representatives, the principals they represent and the distributors who are reps’ partners in local territories. ERA member representative firms (often called “reps”) provide field sales services on an exclusive basis to manufacturers of related (but non-competing) products in a defined territory. For more information about ERA, visit era.org.