Professional Networks

Minnesota Manufacturing Executives

The Online Gathering Place for Minnesota’s Manufacturing leaders

In 2012, Marni Hockenberg founded the Minnesota Manufacturing Executives group, the Midwest’s most active LinkedIn group exclusively for senior leaders of the manufacturing industry. Members of this vibrant networking hub collaborate on current issues, share their perspectives on emerging trends, and meet face-to-face at quarterly educational programs and networking events [link to Gears & Gadgets, below]. Boasting a membership of 700+ manufacturing leaders who are currently employed or actively seeking employment, this group fosters lifelong connections between its members. Please join us!

Gears & Gadgets

In-person Networking Events for Minnesota’s Manufacturing leaders

Gears & Gadget’s was featured in Minnesota Business magazine.

Gears & Gadgets, a quarterly event exclusively Minnesota manufacturing business owners and leaders, has been going strong since 2012. This is where true synergy and new partnership opportunities are born. Generously sponsored by our Platinum Sponsors, these in-person gatherings feature keynotes by industry leaders, participant forums and roundtables, followed by a lively networking Happy Hour. If you are a member of MME and an owner or currently employed senior leader of a manufacturing company, don’t miss this opportunity to expand your career network and strengthen your connections with your peers. Please contact us to receive your invitation to join!


In-person Networking Events for Manufacturing Executives in Career Transition

Developed exclusively for manufacturing leaders who are contemplating or currently experiencing job transition, MAXIT is a series of informational programs, educational opportunities and networking events hosted by Marni Hockenberg. All MAXIT events are geared toward helping participants MAXimize their network, discover the hidden job market and land their next job faster. MAXIT participants benefit from Marni’s in-depth understanding of executive job searching, gain access to her top level decision makers, and expand their ability to launch a successful job search campaign. Please contact us to receive your invitation to join!

MN Women Leading Manufacturing Collaborative

In 2013, Marni Hockenberg co-founded the MN Women Leading Manufacturing Collaborative for female manufacturing business owners and senior leaders. Through this supportive network of peers, participants benefit from programming that celebrates the successes of women in this traditionally male-dominated industry and fosters the support and mentoring of future female leaders in manufacturing. This group welcomes female manufacturing business owners, executives and senior leaders. Please contact us to receive your invitation to join!