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Fall Leadership Meeting 2018
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The Board of Directors of Steel Founders' Society of America invites you to attend the Fall Leadership Meeting September 8-11, 2018. This is an educational and networking meeting set in Nashville, TN at the 21c Museum Hotel.

 Export to Your Calendar 9/8/2018 to 9/11/2018
When: Saturday, September 8, 2018
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21c Museum Hotel Nashville
221 2nd Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee  37201
United States
Presenter: Gene Marks, Steve Cooke, Jay Wrobel, Skip & Martha Guimond
Contact: Ryan Moore

Online registration is available until: 9/7/2018
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Registration is now open. Early registration rates are available now through June 29. Also, member companies sending more than one attendee will receive a $500 discount on the second, third, etc registrations.   

This year’s business sessions will include the SFSA 2019 market forecast, industry round table, and presentations from the following speakers. Additional speakers will be added in the coming weeks.

 Speaker  Company  Topic
 Gene Marks The Marks Group Your Growth & Opportunities - Business Trends
 Steve Cooke Badger Alloys SFSA 2019 Market Forecast
Jay Wrobel US DOE - Advanced Mfg. Office Energy Initiatives for Manufacturers
Skip & Martha Guimond  Guimond & Associates EHS Regulatory Update


Keynote: Gene Marks, The Marks Group

Gene is a columnist, author, and small business owner. As a small business expert, Gene writes daily for The Washington Post focusing on issues affecting the business community. He also writes weekly columns for Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Fox Business, The Huffington Post, and His columns are read by hundreds of thousands of small and medium sized business owners around the country. Gene’s keynote will help members understand the political, economic and technological trends that will affect their companies over the next few years and—most importantly— the actions they can take to continue to grow and profit.

Online registration is now open. Register Here

The meeting will be at 21c Museum Hotel
Group rate $259/night
Reservation cutoff date: August 17, 2018 5 PM CT
Reservations by phone 615.610.6400 or online registration

Schedule of Events

Saturday, September 8

  • Morning: Executive Committee Breakfast and Meeting - business casual attire
  • Morning: Executive Committee Spouse Breakfast - casual attire
  • Morning: New Board Members Quick Connect - business casual attire
  • Afternoon: Clay Shooting, Nashville Gun Club - casual comfortable, non-restricting attire. Sleeveless shirts are not allowed. Bring sunglasses or prescription lenses - eye protection will be provided if you don't have your own.
  • Evening: Welcome Reception - dressy casual attire

Sunday, September 9

  • Morning: Board of Directors Breakfast and Meeting - business casual attire
  • Morning: Board of Directors Spouse Breakfast - casual attire
  • Afternoon: Topgolf - casual comfortable, non-restricting attire
  • Evening : Dinner - cocktail attire

Monday, September 10

  • Morning: Business Session - business casual attire
  • Morning: Spouse Breakfast - casual attire
  • Afternoon: Belle Meade Plantation Culinary Tour - casual attire
  • Evening: Dinner - dressy formal attire

Tuesday, September 11

  • Morning: Business Session - business casual attire
  • Morning: Spouse Breakfast - casual attire
  • Evening: Reception - dressy casual attire

Group Activities

Optional group activities include clay shooting, Topgolf, and Belle Meade Plantation culinary tour. Group activities are optional and separate advance registration and payment is required by August 28.

Nashville Gun Club - Clay Shooting

  • Clay shooting is the popular and growing sport of shooting flying clay targets with a shotgun. It's safe, exciting, challenging and fun. Hitting the target requires skill, timing and hand-eye coordination, but there's nothing quite like that feeling when you pull the trigger and see the target explode into a million pieces! Guides provide group safety instruction, with hands-on assistance as needed for the adventure. The outing is for every skill level. No experience needed.


  • Compete in a SFSA Topgolf team competition with prizes and bragging rights at the end of the day. Players hit micro-chipped golf balls that track each shot’s accuracy and distance while awarding points to teams for hitting targets on the outfield. Anyone can play Topgolf, from aspiring golf pros to those who have never walked 18 holes. Drinks and appetizers are included.

Belle Meade Plantation Culinary Tour

  • Belle Meade Plantation is a fully restored and fully furnished 1853 Greek Revival Mansion. We'll start the afternoon with a tour of the mansion. Afterwards, you will spend time in one of the original plantation kitchens where guests will enjoy a culinary demonstration and taste a sampling of southern classics like biscuits with smoked country ham or muscadine wine jelly. You will also see the largest antebellum smokehouse in the South where over 20,000 pounds of pork were cured each year. Your final stop will be the winery, for a wine tasting of the private wines exclusively sold at Belle Meade, a tradition started on the plantation in 1820.

780 McArdle Dr, Unit G
Crystal Lake, IL 60014-8155
Phone: +1 (815) 455-8240
Fax: +1 (815) 455-8241