— It’s been a busy week around the blog, witnessing history and generally taking part in the Inaugural festivities. Hope you all saw NAM member Lenox featured yesterday at the Presidential lunch following President Bush’s swearing-in. Lenox gives a gift to the American people every Inauguration Day, a set of beautiful crystal hurricanes. Lenox President Jay Hanauer and Lenox First Lady Elizabeth Hanauer joined the newly-(re-)inaugurated President and a host of other dignitaries at the lunch. As Jay said, at his table were “The Bushes (President Bush #41 and Barbara), the (Sandra Day)O’Connor’s and the Hanauers.” Also joining them at the table were Laura Bush’s mom, Jenna Welch and Condi Rice. Glad to see these folks were in the good company of a manufacturer as once again, manufacturers made the day possible.
— Want more business? Tune in to the NAM webinar on Exporting to Singapore and Southeast Asia, this Wednesday, January 26 from 7 – 8:15 p.m, broadcasting live from Singapore. This is the second in a series of webinars we’re doing on the topic of exporting. They are very popular, at least among those manufacturers who want more business….
— If you care about manufacturing (and we know you do because you’re reading this) you need to be in Washington February 15-17 for our annual “72 Hours to Educate and Celebrate“. This is a great event (for those of you who haven’t done it before), as thousands of manufacturers descend upon Washington to educate members of Congress about the importance of manufacturing and the challenges we face and to celebrate manufacturing’s contribution to this great Nation. If you’re an NAM member, click here to get details. If you’re not a member, join the Coalition Forum and Fly-In. Don’t just stand there, do something!
— Happy Birthday to us! Tomorrow, January 22, is the 110th anniversary of the NAM. We know — we don’t look a day over 100… To commemorate this great occasion, the imagineers in our Member Communications and Marketing Services Department have created a Timeline of Historical Manufacturing Events — enjoy!
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