04
Apr '16

Signup to attend the NIDIA Mega Conference on May 13

Fellow NIDIA Members, In 2015 NIDIA started new initiatives to probe interest across our Association – in 2016 we will refine the initiatives based on feedback and results. For example, our Mega Conferences will only run from 8am to 1pm, ending immediately after the lunchtime presentation. For our Air Force Research Lab Tour, we’ll only be taking a 29 PAX bus to better service the members attending the tours. And we will put emphasis on research and development but try to focus it only towards those interested through a business innovation matchmaking event. And finally, with our first ever Legislative...

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09
Feb '16

Federal Subcontract Management Presentation

NIDIA Members, The National Contract Management Association chapter will host a presentation at Raytheon on the Federal Subcontract Management on 8 March. If you care to attend, signup fees and details are included in the attachments listed below. Any questions, please contact Len Piropato at len.piropato@raytheon.com or Dave Jost at david.jost@ultra-ussi.com. Event Flyer Event Information and Registration Form Thanks! Dave David Augustine, Col (ret) Senior Vice President for Business Development, Stryke Industries ( www.strykeindustries.com ) Chairman of the Board, Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association ( www.nidiaonline.org )

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05
Feb '16

Member Renewals

NIDIA Members, Effective today, we will be purging all of our non-dues paying members from the NIDIA website. As we’ve conducted outreach to entice renewal over the past year, we’ve done our best to inform those that are in a non-pay status. For those of you that would like to renew your membership within NIDIA, our membership application is online and very user friendly/quick to complete ( http://nidiaonline.org/join-nidia ). It also has an auto-renew feature that automates the process for our membership eliminating the cumbersome manual process to renew. If you feel your membership has been removed in error, please...

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04
Feb '16

2016 NIDIA Events Calendar

NIDIA Members, At our last meeting, to enhance membership value, the Board approved the modification of our annual plan to include the following events for 2016. Please mark them on your calendars and go to www.nidiaonline.org for event details and how to sign up. Our next event is a membership meeting at BAE on the 19th of February followed by a tour of their new facility. Currently we have 22 members signed up with room for 50 to attend. Please obtain your free tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nidia-membership-meeting-at-bae-aerospace-tickets-21012551106. You must be a US Citizen with ID to attend. NIDIA will be utilizing...

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25
Jan '16

NIDIA Membership Meeting at BAE Fort Wayne

NIDIA Members, Under our new NIDIA outreach plan, NIDIA will host twice annually membership meetings at offsite locations. On the 19th of February at 8am, Scott Swymeler and BAE Systems have offered to host our first 2016 meeting at their new location by the Fort Wayne Airport. The agenda for this meeting is our standard NIDIA membership discussion followed by a presentation and tour by the BAE Team. Please join us as we engage with Scott’s Team at this amazing new facility! A reminder, you must sign up via Eventbrite at the following link as seats are limited: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nidia-membership-meeting-at-bae-aerospace-tickets-21012551106 Thanks!...

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20
Jan '16

Indiana Defense Manufacturer’s Innovation Checklist

NIDIA Team, John Blignaut and Carolyn Hatch from Purdue have done a wonderful job in creating an innovation checklist for you to follow in taking your business to the next step. Please reach out to them on any questions you have concerning the Indiana Defense Manufacturer’s Checklist. Click Here to Download The Innovation Checklist John Blignaut Product and Market Growth Consultant Purdue University – Technical Assistance Program 6640 Intech Boulevard, Suite 120 Indianapolis, IN 46278-2012 www.mep.purdue.edu (317) 275-6816 JohnBlignaut@purdue.edu

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30
Dec '15

2016 Day At The Statehouse

NIDIA Members, Ryan Metzing and CONEXUS has provided an offer for NIDIA members to attend and provide information for their annual Day at the Statehouse event on January 20th. The event features a tradeshow/networking event in the statehouse rotunda, followed by an afternoon roundtable discussion with Secretary of Commerce Victor Smith. If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP Ryan at rmetzing@conexusindiana.com. View Overview Flyer I wish you the best in 2016! Dave David Augustine, Col (ret) Senior Vice President for Business Development, Stryke Industries ( www.strykeindustries.com ) Chairman of the Board, Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association (...

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10
Dec '15

Manufacturing Connections Event on Dec 17

Talent Gap Solutions: What companies are doing today to fill their pipeline for tomorrow. Subaru of Indiana recently announced plans to invest $140 million to expand their manufacturing facilities and hire 1,200 workers by 2018. How does a world-class manufacturer find 1,200 workers in a state with an unemployment rate of around 5%? Hint: the answer can be found by blending a major university with the under-employed and a statewide non-profit returning “shop class” to high schools. Representatives from Subaru, Purdue and Conexus Indiana will be presenting their strategies and programs that can help small and medium-sized manufacturers tap into...

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19
Nov '15

Reminder: NIDIA Membership Meeting Tomorrow (Nov. 20)

NIDIA Board Members / Steering Committee / Members, a reminder, our membership meeting will be held on Friday the 20th followed by a mandatory Board meeting.  Themes at both the membership and board meetings will be, “NIDIA, the Way Ahead.”  I want to ensure we are providing the value to those that join to include invigorating what we do to grow our defense businesses in Northeast Indiana. Membership Meeting – 0800 to 0900 Board Meeting – 0900 to 1030 Click here to RSVP  See you at the meeting! Thanks! Dave David Augustine, Col (ret) Senior Vice President for Business Development, Stryke Industries...

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