The East Bay Manufacturing Group (EBMG) is an organization that offers peer-to-peer events for C-level executives from East Bay Manufacturing companies and affiliated organizations. The EBMG provides a platform for networking and sharing industry specific thought leadership and best practices, to build strategic alliances and affiliations, to create innovative changes in the regional business culture, and to promote economic development among East Bay-based manufacturers – regardless of size and focus. EBMG events are designed exclusively with c-level manufacturers in mind and feature panel discussions with industry experts. Our CEO Roundtable Discussions allow manufacturing CEOs an intimate setting to discuss specific challenges, compare best practices and exchange ideas and advice with other leaders in this unique industry.
No Sell Environment
We provide manufacturers a safe no sell environment at our events. Come to enjoy the content, not a sales pitch.
95% of our attendees are c-level manufacturers.
85% of our panelists are manufactures themselves and have real world experience to share.
We have over 65 thought leadership articles with best practices and industry insights. More are added every quarter.
California Bank of Commerce
Heffernan Insurance Brokers
Robert Half Management Resources
Sensiba San Filippo
Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean
By Bill Browne, Manex More than 95% of all manufacturing companies in California have less than 50 employees. Small companies are facing stiffer competition and are chasing the same customers in many cases. You must be the best at what you do, or you will lose business. Knowing your customers’ expectations is crucial. What do[…]
By Karen Burns, Sensiba San Filippo LLP What has the PCC done for your business lately? It’s tough being a midmarket business. Accounting and reporting requirements can be a significant burden for companies without the vast human and financial resources of larger enterprises. Luckily, one organization is hard at work trying to make things more manageable for[…]
By Mark Davidson, Heffernan Insurance Brokers As a retail electronic supplier, you receive notification that a new customer has made a $30,000 payment to you in exchange for a 3D printer. You happily expedite the computer to your new client, only for the bank to notify you that the transaction did not take place at[…]
EBMG Special Contribution More than 230 people attended the 2nd Annual East Bay Manufacturing & Logistics Summit: Make it & Move it! on Friday, September 16, 2016 at the Zero Net Energy Center in San Leandro. Attendees included Congressman Eric Swalwell, Assemblymember Kansen Chu, Assemblymember Jim Frazier, Mayor Bill Harrison, Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, as well as an illustrious list of manufacturing[…]
By Janice Berthold, Heffernan Insurance Brokers A recent meta-analysis by Gallup, Inc. calculated the business-work-unit-level relationship between employee engagement and nine performance outcomes, including customer loyalty/engagement, profitability, productivity, turnover, safety incidents, shrinkage, absenteeism, patient safety incidents, and quality (defects). Median differences between top-quartile and bottom-quartile units were: 10% in customer ratings, 21% in profitability, 20% in sales[…]
By Jeffery B. Levi and M. Brooke Wilson, Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP Critical to the longevity of the family business is the ability to pass interests in the business to the next generation in a tax-sensitive manner. Several techniques allow senior generation owners to minimize or reduce the transfer-tax consequences of passing ownership[…]
By Jeff Stark, Sensiba San Filippo LLP Preparing for an Acquisition: Tips for Maximizing Your Valuation In the current economic landscape, it’s common for startups and businesses to seek a buyout or acquisition — in fact, it’s frequently the goal from the start. Preparing for an acquisition as early as possible can help alleviate the[…]
EBMG Special Contribution East Bay Manufacturing Group (EBMG) hosted An Evening at the Ballpark on Tuesday, August 23. The event, which featured a hosted BBQ with delicious food, drinks and raffle prizes on the West Side Patio of the Oakland Coliseum, allowed C-level manufacturing executives the opportunity to socialize and take in a ballgame with[…]
By Mark Davidson, Heffernan Insurance Brokers Recalls arising from product contamination seem to be in the news almost daily. Just this week BAR-S recalled more than 350,000 pounds of hot dogs and ConAgra expanded its P.F. Chang’s brand chicken and beef recall to almost 200,000 pounds. Chipotle continues its cycle of missteps. These events have[…]
By Stephen Tessler, California Bank of Commerce Are personal guarantees necessary? As a commercial banker, I am frequently asked about the need for personal guarantees as it relates to business lending. Often, the discussion that ensues focuses on three themes: financial strength of the underlying business, concern about putting personal assets at risk and trust.[…]