AMBayArea enlists subject matter experts to continue building a library of insightful webinars, articles and online resources for members.

Energy Savings for Manufacturers

The Association of Manufacturers Bay Area (AMBayArea) presents Energy Savings for Manufacturers. Ahmad Ganji, Ph.D., is the Director of the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) Program at San Francisco State University. IAC is one of 31 Centers sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. They are recognized as an authority in energy efficiency issues and the training ground for energy experts in the region. During this webinar, Dr. Ganji gave information on approaches to energy savings in manufacturing and let companies know how they can apply for the free energy assessment the center offers (funded by DOE). This webinar was filmed on May 18, 2022.

Presenter: Ahmad Ganji, Ph.D.
38 Min | 5.18.22

Supply Chain Panel Discussion

The Association of Manufacturers Bay Area (AMBayArea) presents a Supply Chain Panel Discussion. Supply chain professionals provided insight on how to manage and mitigate risks. The panel was moderated by Lisa Dolan, Vice President of Supply Chain Strategy for ALOM and panelists included Bryan Hoffman, Vice President of Operations for Nutiva; Pallavi Joyappa, Chief Operating Officer for Emerald Packaging; Albert Brown, Director of Strategic Initiatives for ZAG Technical Services; and Sandy Hunter, President & Owner of Hunter Hawk, Inc. This webinar was filmed on September 21, 2021.

Moderated by Lisa Dolan, Vice President of Supply Chain Strategy for ALOM
60 Min | 9.21.21

Building Your Company Culture and Team

The Association of Manufacturers Bay Area (AMBayArea) presents Building Your Company Culture and Team. With employees returning to the workplace and a “new normal,” what better time to take a look at your company culture and ensure its positive impact on team-building and the bottom line. Hannah Kain shares tips from her 24 years of experience building the team and culture that has made ALOM a technology-driven, global supply chain, light manufacturing and logistics service provider. This webinar was filmed on July 28, 2021 and includes a Q&A discussion.

Presenter: Hannah Kain, Founder & CEO of ALOM 
73 Min | 7.28.21

Leading Remotely: A Webinar for Manufacturing Leaders

The Association of Manufacturers Bay Area (AMBayArea) presents Leading Remotely: A Webinar for Manufacturing Leaders. Author and keynote speaker Michael Levin shares how to motivate on-site team members, how to successfully lead remote employees, and Creating an Entrepreneurial Workplace®. This webinar was filmed on March 4, 2021 and includes a 15-minute Q&A discussion.

Presenter: Michael Levin, CEO of Custom Solutions Inc. Michael can be reached at mlevin@csiconsultinginc.com

56 Min | 3.2021

Own the Business? Own the Building: Your Guide to SBA 504 Financing

The 504 Program allows business owners to purchase real estate with only 10% down and a below market, fixed interest rate fully amortized over 25 years. Owning your building provides Bay Area manufacturers a stable operating location and peace of mind, knowing they will not get priced out of the area.

Presenter: Barbara Morrison, Founder and President of TMC Financing Barbara can be reached at415.989.8855 or barbara@tmcfinancing.com.

25 Min | 3.2019

International Banking: Getting Paid for an Export Sale

Negotiating an export sale can be a complex operation with dozens of steps and legal considerations involved. Hear from an international banking expert on the various details of export sales, as well as a manufacturer’s options for financing foreign sales.

Presenter: Ken Rosenberg, Senior Vice President and Manager of the International Banking Group for Bridge Bank. Ken can be reached at 408.556.6541 or ken.rosenberg@bridgebank.com.

32 Min | 11.2018

Wage & Hourly Webinar: Small Mistakes, Major Consequences… Let’s Hit Rewind

Wage and hour lawsuits can easily cost companies upwards of six to seven figures. Learn the in’s and out’s of employee claims, derivative claims and penalties – and more importantly, how to avoid costly litigation through thoughtful policies and procedures at the offset of the employment relationship.

Presenter: Sarju Naran, Chair of Employment Law for Hoge, Fenton, Jones and Appel. Sarju can be reached at 408.947.2456 or sarju.naran@hogefenton.com.

58 Min | 8.2018