Weekly Wrap Up For November 19th, 2021

Presented by Norbert Ore, Senior Correspondent on Global Purchasing Manager’s Index Surveys.


Dr. Chris Kuehl, Managing Partner with Armada Corporate Intelligence, discusses the Credit Manager’s Index and the economic atmosphere that businesses face, and even though indicators are good, the general ecosystem feels bad.


Ilana Preuss, CEO and FOunder of Recast City LLC, discusses how small manufacturing businesses can fill vacant storefronts and bring new vitality to struggling small town downtowns in cooperation with government agencies that rely on economic development and the commercial tax base to maintain and improve small town infrastructure.


Have you considered the role that social media has to play in manufacturing? Many experienced members of the manufacturing community maintain that social media is not necessary for their businesses. After all, manufacturers are B2B companies that sell to other manufacturers. This kind of thinking, however, ignores the much larger role that social media has to play in terms of branding and storytelling. Here to help us shed light on this topic today is the wonderful Charli K. Matthews, founder, and CEO of Empowering Brands, a digital media and marketing services company that manages the following brands: Empowering Pumps and Equipment, Empowering Women in Industry, and Empowering Industry Podcast. Charli has worked in the pump and equipment industry since 2005 and has established herself as a leader in brand building, growing online networks, and helping industrial companies embrace digital media. In our conversation with Charli, we discuss her passion for storytelling and enthusiasm for technology, and how this facilitated her deep understanding of how to leverage social media platforms. Tuning in you’ll hear Charli share clear and insightful instructions on how to build a social media presence from the ground up. From sending the first post to making sure you have buy-in from your employees, to finding your authentic voice. She also addresses the value that women bring to the industry and how to overcome the obstacles that are keeping women from pursuing a career in manufacturing and manufacturing acquisition. To hear all of Charli’s incredible insights and valuable tips, be sure to tune in today!