Dayton HRC

Upcoming FASTLANE Events

Upcoming FASTLANE Events

August 31st


Finding the Right People

Speaker: Mark Birnbrich

Participants will receive an overview of – the comprehensive resource hiring employers turn to for the information they need to be successful. Participants will learn how to access information and tools a growing number of Ohioans are using to take charge of their businesses.

Employers will find that makes the hiring process a bit simpler, and much more affordable. Because it was developed in partnership with, can give employers free access to tools and resume banks that Monster normally charges to use. Employers can also post jobs for free, and use search and filter tools to sort through resumes.

Through, employers save money by getting’s HR tools for free. The site also has information about other programs that can benefit employers, such as the Work Opportunity Tax Credit for hiring eligible disabled veterans and On-the-Job Training programs.

But there’s more than just the tools. Links to external sources provide information for small and independent businesses, as well as larger companies. Find tips on apprenticeships, advice on tax reporting, labor market query tools, workforce information, Training/Assessment Center and more, all in one convenient location. There’s even a job description writer to help build meaningful and effective job postings.

Come learn how you can begin using to grow and build your future talent.

Register to attend

September 12th

Women in Manufacturing Breakfast

The Truth About the Millennial Generation

Speaker: Christy Shell

As every new generation enters the workforce there are a new set of values, mindsets and behaviors that are the hallmark of that group, the same is true for the millennial generation.  Reportedly, employers are baffled about how to motivate and lead their freshest young talent.  But, is the hype about millennials warranted? Or, is it just a natural cycle of change and growth?

Christy Shell, owner of Zeal Coaching for Life and Career, offers us the opportunity to seek to understand the tension and the bridges between the generations. First by sharing her insight into working with both supervisors and young professionals, then by facilitating an open conversation with a panel of young professionals as we find out the truth and myths about millennials.

Reserve Your Seat

September 18th – 20th

Discover Global Markets: U.S. Manufacturers to Europe & Beyond

FASTLANE is partnering with the U.S. Commercial Service, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, to encourage aspiring, new, or experienced exporters to attend.  Transform your export strategy in just over two days at Discover Global Markets: U.S. Manufacturers to Europe & Beyond.  Meet with procurement contacts at manufacturing OEMs like Airbus, Rockwell Automation, and others, receive one-on-one export counseling about opportunities for your firm, and network with other exporters.

Register today

September 19th

Intellectual Property Workshop – Protect Your Invention

You just came up with the best idea since sliced bread.  What you do next could be the most important decision you will make.

  • How do I protect my invention?
  • Do I need to protect my invention?
  • Who do I contact?
  • What does it take to protect an invention?

Participants will learn the answers to these questions and more, in an open and interactive 2-hour session.

Get answers to your questions from a local lawyer, Thomas E. Lees, Esq., who specializes in patent protection and prosecution.  Mr. Lees has been helping individuals and companies navigate the IP process for more than 18 years.

This workshop is ideal for inventors, researchers, business owners, entrepreneurs and engineers that have a technology that they want to protect.  This session is free and open to the public.  Seating is limited.

Register today

Funding Available for Additive Manufacturing

Find out more – 3D Printing – Additive Manufacturing Program

Funding Available for Cyber Security

Find out more – Cyber Security Compliance Program

For more information on FASTLANE, contact:

Tamara Wamsley

FASTLANE Marketing & Business Strategist

University of Dayton Research Institute

P: 937.229.1381

FASTLANE is a vital non-profit resource for manufacturers. The FASTLANE team of specialized manufacturing and engineering consultants help accelerate manufacturing success, advance innovation, and drive growth through technology acceleration, continuous improvement, workforce development, supply chain optimization, and sustainability.  Connecting manufacturers to a vast network of affordable resources including expert engineers, scientists, manufacturers, suppliers, and other professionals.  FASTLANE is the west-central Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership and is located within the University of Dayton Research Institute.


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