Originally published on ExpertClick on March 10, 2016

Submissions are due March 15 for the most inventive and resourceful Inland Empire manufacturers to participate in E=mc2 Innovation Awards. Winners will be recognized among their peers and the media at the 5th Annual Manufacturers’ Summit, April 26th at the Ontario Convention Center.

The Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire (MCIE) will be hosting regional manufacturers and supporting businesses at its annual conference, the Inland Empire Manufacturing Summit.  This conference provides educational and thought-provoking topics to manufacturers, employees, students and the community. With an overall theme of ‘finding solutions to current and future challenges’ MCIE helps area businesses face challenges with extensive resources, networking, events and acknowledgement of their innovations. Along with the Manufacturer’s Summit, the E=mc² Awards showcase inventive and creative solutions for all attendees to see. Award winners are showcased during the conference and granted a presentation to share their innovations on the main stage, receiving publicity for their ideas and company.

“This is such a great way to acknowledge the creativity and innovation of Inland Empire manufacturers,” explains LMA Consulting Group president and Innovations Award Chair Lisa Anderson. “Our community is one of the more imaginative and resourceful, and I’m thrilled that we can help build on this success by recognizing innovators amongst their peers for resource efficiency, marketing and workforce development while shining a light on their new ideas and resulting successes.  It is also a great way to build on R&D momentum and to be a catalyst for increasing employee morale.”

Inland Empire area manufacturers are encouraged to participate in this year’s E=mc² Awards. Deadline for completing a submission is March 15, 2016. Additional details can be found on the Website http://mfgcouncilie.com/innovation-awards/.

About MCIE

The Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire (MCIE) supports and provides education on manufacturing topics to manufacturers, employees, students, and the community.

The Council provides a strong, unified voice when communicating with regional, state and national entities on issues impacting the region. Programming is designed to help manufacturers find solutions for issues including: employment and training, research, regulatory compliance, import and export, and funding.

The Manufacturers’ Summit, produced by the Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire (MCIE), is the largest regional event of its kind. The Summit is a learning event, providing topics of interest for all levels including plant managers, floor supervisors, HR managers and solutions for general business practices