Event returns to The Ranch/Budweiser Event Center for fourth time April 12, 2018

Loveland, Colorado— Northern Colorado Manufacturing Partnership (NoCO) has announced two more returning major sponsors for its NOCOM 2018 manufacturing trade show April 12, 2018: FirstBank and Flood & Peterson.

These two organizations join a team of major sponsors that include the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Xcel Energy, EKS&H, and Aerotek. These sponsors all add to the manufacturing sector in Colorado and contribute to the development of the industry.

FirstBank has maintained a commitment to convenience, friendly customer service, and loyalty to its employees while contributing to its home state of Colorado since 1963. “We believe in helping industries that are improving innovation, job creation and economic growth. There’s no doubt that manufacturers are making waves and have become a vital part to our strong local economy,” said Ryan Sahd, Executive Vice President at FirstBank. “Industrial and economic development represents one of our pillars of community giving. But partnering with NOCOM to help Northern Colorado manufacturers isn’t about aligning with our giving philosophy. We know supporting local manufacturers is the right thing to do, and that’s why we’re a sponsor.”

Flood & Peterson is a Colorado insurance broker that specializes in several industries in the state, including manufacturing.

The event showcases Northern Colorado’s expanding manufacturing sector, connecting suppliers, manufacturers, capital, and services. Registration is now open at this link. , with admission just $15 for pre-registered attendees (students are free), $20 at the door, with post-event B2B networking event included, and $30 for the kickoff breakfast featuring keynote speaker Jim Davidson.

“The NoCo Manufacturing Partnership’s slogan is ‘Making Things and Make Things Happen,’” and our manufacturers need access to capital to make this possible and we are proud to align ourselves with FirstBank, said Christine Juker of the Northern Colorado Manufacturing Partnership. “By reducing manufacturer’s liabilities and putting risk strategies in place, Flood & Peterson helps them understand and environment and government regulations to make their business profitable.”

About the 4th Annual NOCOM Trade Show

NOCOM 2018 takes place Thursday, April 12th, 2018, The Ranch Events Complex, Loveland, CO

For more information or to register, visit www.nocomfg.com. A PDF flyer for the event is available at this link. Exhibitor booth space is still available, $390 for a 10×10 booth and $540 for a 10×20 booth. Visit this link to learn more, and use access code “4NOCOM2018.”

“The NOCOM Trade Show is an excellent opportunity for Colorado Manufacturers to showcase their products and tell potential suppliers, clients and partners about their unique businesses,” said Tony Wampler, Co-Chair of NOCOM 2018.

Date:     Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Time:     9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Kick-off Breakfast at 7:00 a.m. at the Budweiser Events Center (separate ticket required)

B2B Networking Reception 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

This year’s NOCOM Trade Show features more than 100 exhibitors, a speaker hall featuring several manufacturing industry leaders, manufacturing forums, and a B2B reception. Topics discussed will include: Get the best bang for the buck with healthcare; Navigate programs and grants targeted to grow Colorado manufacturing businesses; Learn insiders’ secrets on the latest and greatest technology advances should be part of your strategy for this year . . . and beyond; and Navigate challenges that manufacturers face.

“NOCOM continues to be the largest trade show in the state because we design it around manufacturing and supply chain demands, needs and forecasts. We continue to strive to ensure that each gets better, stronger and more valuable to our manufacturing community,” said Heidi Hostetter, NOCOM Board Member.

For more information and to register for this event, visit www.nocomfg.com. For more information on sponsorships and to become a corporate sponsor, contact Heidi Hostetter, NOCOM 2018 Chair, at 303-517-6541or [email protected].

About FirstBank

At FirstBank, we are fortunate to have the financial stability, outstanding employees, and the greatest customers we could ask for. We owe our success to the core values we’ve held since we were founded in 1963. Ever since, we’ve maintained a strong commitment to convenience, friendly and intelligent customer service, and loyalty to our employees. FirstBank has grown through consumer and commercial lending, innovative banking products and services and a high regard for community investment. FirstBank now has over $17 billion in assets and over 115 locations in Colorado, Arizona, and California. We’re still a growing company, but after 50 years, our commitment to our customers and to our communities has not changed. Learn more about FirstBank at efirstbank.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

About Flood and Peterson

Flood and Peterson is a local insurance company based in Colorado whose mission is to protect their clients’ assets and create positive outcomes for its communities in the state, and its corporate partners. Flood and Peterson is defined by the positive relationships it cultivates with its clients and carriers. Since 1939, its commitment to its relationships and its place in the community has made it a leading insurance broker in the Rocky Mountain region. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

About Northern Colorado Manufacturing Partnership

The NoCo Manufacturing Partnership was formed in 2013 as a result of Governor Hickenlooper’s state Economic Development plan called the Colorado Blue Print. The Blue Print identified 11 key sectors of the economy in Colorado by region. Northern Colorado’s two main sectors identified were Health and Wellness and Advanced Manufacturing. Regions within the state were encouraged to form sector partnerships to provide more localized grass roots support to augment state efforts in each sector. These would be industry specific, led by business, in partnership with economic development, education and workforce development. A collaboration arose as part of the Blue Print process involving people from each of these affiliations and the NoCo Manufacturing Partnership was born. It continues to be an all-volunteer, business led, FREE membership organization designed to support Northern Colorado manufacturers. It is served by a Board of Directors, representing each affiliation from private business to local government, as well as two active committees: Networking and Manufacturing Talent/Rocks! Find us on the web, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.