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Sep '15

Join us for the Fall NIDIA Mega Conference – October 15, 2015

Fellow NIDIA Members, thanks for standing with us as we try to develop interest and opportunities in NE Indiana in the defense sector. For some of you, you have experienced record growth this past year yet for others, you still are finding challenges getting jump started post sequestered budgets. NIDIA is founded on growth and we are committed to assisting you in connecting the dots to success with other primes, agencies in government to include R&D and if necessary, diversifying your portfolio of work through programs such as DMAP. And that is exactly why your board has brought in a...

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31
Aug '15

Increased GRANT Opportunities – DMAP Update

NIDIA Members, please notice the increased amount of support opportunity you can receive via the DMAP program. If interested, please contact John below: *** Notice: Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program (DMAP) Update*** Larger Cash Grants Available The DoD Office of Economic Adjustment cash grant program for Indiana defense manufacturers, announced by NIDIA in March 2015, has been extended through 2016 and companies may now may receive larger cash grants. The program will offer qualifying Indiana manufacturers 50% to 90% cash grants for core strengthening, market diversification and product commercialization projects selected by the Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership. Core strengthening projects may...

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17
Aug '15

Unmanned Systems Academic Summit

Fellow NIDIA Members, for those interested, on behalf of Indiana State University, please note the following opportunity to attend the Unmanned Systems Academic Summit. Details are included on the registration link. Unmanned Systems Academic Summit Co-Hosted by The Ohio State University and Sinclair College August 24, 2015 – Sinclair Conference Center Click Here For More Into & To Register $125 Registration Includes: Fast-paced briefings on the latest advances in UAS from leading subject-matter experts Presentations on cutting-edge UAS research and development, education and training, and commercialization and technology transfer Hands-on activities including UAS simulation and indoor flight demonstrations Ribbon cutting...

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21
Jul '15

XcelHR Named Best PEO for Small Businesses by Business News Daily

Fellow NIDIA Members, I share an article with you on one of our NIDIA members, XcelHR. They were recently named the best PEO for Small Businesses by Business News Daily. By Ashley Smith, Business News Daily Contributor July 7, 2015 09:45 am EDT After much research and analysis, we recommend XcelHR as the best overall PEO for small businesses. We chose XcelHR from a pool of 16 we considered. To read our full methodology and for a more comprehensive list of PEOs, visit our best picks page. Best Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) of 2015 By Ashley Smith, Business News Daily...

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17
Jul '15

NE Region Job Fair on August 10

NIDIA Members, as we continue our quest to grow the defense industry in Indiana, it comes as a huge weight on our shoulders the challenging news of the loss of 360 Harris Corporation employees locally. NIDIA stands committed to ensuring all of our fellow Hoosier employees at Harris Corporation and across Northeast Indiana find their ideal position to continue to grow and build our local defense industry. With that said, Congressman Stutzman, Work One Northeast and IPFW Career Services have announced a job fair on 10 August at the IPFW Classic Ballroom. Those looking for employment and/or transitioning jobs may...

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14
Jul '15

Don’t Miss The Q3 Steering Committee Meeting On July 16

NIDIA Members, our summer quarterly meeting will be held at the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center (NIIC) on Thursday 16 July from 8:00am-9:30am. Anyone from your company is invited to attend and as always, please bring a prospective member with you to try out our organization. During our meeting we will discuss our “Why Indiana” initiative that’s being assisted by Ryan Metzing and Brook Steed. We will also discuss our recent Muscatatuck Tour, SOCOM event and dues structure to carry our organization into the future as a world class defense association. As always, please bring your ideas to the table as...

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10
Jul '15

Participate in the Indiana Manufacturing Survey

Please contribute a few moments of your time, knowledge, and expertise in order for our partners to produce an in-depth study of the business environment in Indiana. Click Here To Take Survey Katz, Sapp & Miller, in conjunction with the Indiana Manufacturers Association, Conexus Indiana, and Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business is pleased to announce our annual survey to assess the state of Indiana’s manufacturing and distribution industries. Your participation in this survey is critical. Your investment of time will go a long way toward gaining a better understanding of current market trends and best practices in the manufacturing...

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01
Jul '15

SBIR Road Tour Comes to Indy July 13, Register Today!

NIDIA Members, As we attempt to triple the amount of defense work in NE Indiana, an important part of the process is Research and Development – we must create an intellectual property chain to our production capability. I encourage each of you to take Dr. Hoverman up and attend this conference if you have just an itch to conduct R&D within your company. I’ve spoken with many of you and although this may not be part of your current portfolio, many of you would like it to be. As you can see the conference costs only $35 to attend –...

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16
Jun '15

Don’t forget to register for the Atterbury/Muscatatuck Tour!

NIDIA Members, Please take the time to sign up for our Atterbury/Muscatatuck Tour on June 25th. We have a few seats remaining and would enjoy connecting the dots between your organization and this massive defense complex in Southern Indiana. Click Here To Register! Event Details Sign up via our website. Dress – Business Casual; bring your cameras and your ideas! Agenda: 6am Depart from the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center (NIIC) Parking Lot 3201 Stellhorn Road, Fort Wayne, INhttp://www.niic.net/ 9:30am to 3:30pm Atterbury / Muscatatuck Lunch and Tour 7pm Arrival back at the NIIC Why Attend: Learn about this national training...

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01
Jun '15

The Muscatatuck Bus Tour is June 25, sign up soon!

NIDIA members, please join this tour that will be showcasing Indiana’s national security assets in relation to training, testing and evaluation. This tour is part of your NIDIA membership and will depart from Fort Wayne at 6:30 AM and return at 6:30 PM. A continental breakfast will be served prior to departure and a catered lunch will be served at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center. Seats are limited and filling fast so please visit www.nidiaonline.org today and register. Click here to register for the tour! I look forward to seeing you there! David Augustine Chairman of the Board

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