2017 Professional Development Meetings

Next Meeting:

Sept. 14, 2017

Celeste Edman

Embedded Business Intelligence Software and the future of the Internet Of Things in manufacturing

This presentation will discuss how companies can locate/use business information already present in their systems to reveal potential business opportunities within their existing supply chain. Potential impact of Artificial Intelligence will also be touched on.

Celeste Edman is the CEO and co-owner, with her husband Todd, of Lunar Logic, Inc.  Lunar Logic is a locally-owned, community-minded software development firm and digital marketing agency in Eugene, Oregon.  It specializes in software solutions for businesses, non-profits and educational institutions.  Lunar Logic provides scalable custom applications that integrate data between systems across the enterprise, providing solutions to make large amounts of data easily readable and retrievable, quickly and securely, no matter what type of data is being worked with.

Meeting Time:
5:30pm Social Networking, 6:00pm Dinner, 6:45 Presentation,
8:00 Conclusion of Meeting

** ISM-WV has implemented a new attendance initiative.  For those that do not wish to attend the dinner portion of the meeting, but do wish to attend the presentation, you may now attend the meeting at a reduced cost.  Attendance for the meeting only will be $5 for members and $10 for non-members.  You should arrive between 6:30PM and 6:45PM; the presentations start at 6:45PM.  Be sure to mention that you are attending only the presentation portion of the meeting when you RSVP. **

Hilton Garden Inn – Eugene / Springfield
3528 Gateway Street | Springfield, OR 97477

Tossed Green Salad with Assorted Dressings
Burgers and Veggie Burgers
Homemade Potato Salad
Assorted Chips
Cookies and Brownies
Coffee, Decaf and Assorted Hot Teas
Freshly Made Cookies and Brownies

By Sept. 12th
Contact Terry Teter terry.teter@farweststeel.com or Phone: 541-681-7205 

Schedule of events for 2017/18

Sept. 14, 2017
Professional Development Meeting

Presenter: Celeste Edman
Topic: Embedded Business Intelligence Software and the future of the Internet Of Things in manufacturing
Menu: Burgers and Veggie Burgers

October 12, 2017

November 9, 2017


February 8, 2018

March 8, 2018

April 19, 2018

May 17, 2018

You may pay in advance for the meeting's using PayPal.

$22 for members, $25 for non-members, unless otherwise noted

$5.00 for members or $10 for non-members to attend the monthly meeting only (dinner not included)

Dinner Meeting

Cancellation Policy

Members will be charged for Monthly Professional Development Meetings if you registered and do not notify us by the Friday prior to each meeting for the following:
  1. Cancel any time after 5:00pm on the Friday prior to a Meeting.
  2. Do not show up for the meeting you which you registered.
Should there be any questions or confusion about this policy, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the Board of Directors.

Ideas for Future Meeting Topics:

Constructive Confrontation • Laws of Agencies (Battle of the forms) • Inventory Management • Ethics and Professionalism • World Class Procurement • Certification (What’s out there) • Contract Management/Principles of Auditing for Compliance • Performance Measures (how do you do it) • Dress for Success • Lean Office • Risk management within the Supply Chain • Supplier Diversity • Warehousing • Vendor Managed Inventory vs. Company Managed Inventory • Surplus/Obsolete Equipment and Supplies • Capital Budget Planning – Managing the annual budget • Forecasting • Negotiations • Sales Perspectives (what’s it like dealing with Purchasing Professionals) • ISM Resources

Please send a note of the meeting topics you would like to hear about to Tony DeVico tony.devico@ism-willamettevalley.org