6th Annual WIFI Speaker Series & Networking Event/NIFMSE Vegas

Think. Create. Succeed. Innovation and Solutions From Out-of-the-Box Thinking”

Oct 21st, 3-5pm


Featuring Tom Payne, president of Essential Growth Solutions, a management consultancy focused on implementing sales, marketing and training programs that are aligned with human nature. 

Tom will focus on how individuals and companies can gain the creative edge by working with diverse teams who bring mix skill sets and ideas to the table. Creative solutions and innovations follow when out-of-the-box thinking is implemented. 


This event is open to women and men who want to break out of their mental boxes, and who want to find ways to bring creativity and diversity into their workplace and everyday lives.


WIFI will also hold a raffle to support scholarships - with great prizes including an Apple Watch! 


Bring your business cards and prepare to network, and be inspired, entertained and energized while meeting colleagues in the industry.


Members: $25

Non-members: $40


Before the meeting, WIFI will hold an open board meeting at 2pm for members to attend. Come share your ideas and plans for future events and programs.

Fall 2015


Congrats to our scholarship winners!

Nora Hluz of Brighton Best is the recepient of the Edith Cameron Scholarship, and Gloria Medina will attend classes at the Fastener Institute with the Ann Bisgyer Wolz Scholarship. Hluz will attend the National Industrial Fastener and Mill Supply Expo in Las Vegas in October. We had a great pool of applicants this year. Thanks to all who applied!


New Board Members & Committees

The WIFI Board welcomes Carrie King, president and owner of Edsco Fasteners. Carrie brings a wealth of talent and experience to the board. Cris Young of Hudson Fasteners is the president of the WIFI Board for 2015. Returning board members are Mary "Lou" Aderman, Pam Berry, Nancy Rich and Suzy Cravens and Rosa Hearn, who will represent WIFI at the Fastener Training Institute. 

Committes and chairs are: Membership - Nancy Rich, Rosa Hearn; Scholarship - Cris Young; Mentoring - Mary Lou Aderman; Communications - Pam Berry; Events - Suzy Cravens. Contact WIFI if you would like to volunteer on any of our committees.


Become a WIFI member and join the conversation. Receive  scholarship and mentoring opportunities, our quarterly newsletter, and reduced rates at WIFI and other industry events. Individual membership: $50 a year; Corporate memberships: $200 for 5-9 members, $350 for 10+