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SME CHICAGOLAND  Chapter 5 exists to support Manufacturing and

Education in the nine county area surrounding Chicago. Become a member!

Help us help them! Donate your time and/or money.

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Children and Teens are the future - they need help to make it in Technology! 


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Upcoming events

Thomas Walstrum FedReserve

Chicago Federal Reserve - Economical Update

February 20, 2024 12PM CST - 1:30PM CST

Join SME for a VIRTUAL presentation by Thomas Walstrum from the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago as he speaks on the subject of Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Economics this year. 



Thomas Walstrum is a senior business economist in the economic research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. His responsibilities include the Seventh District's contribution to the Beige Book, the Chicago Fed Survey of Business Conditions, and briefings for the Chicago Fed president on Seventh District economic conditions. He also is a contributing author to the Bank's Midwest Economy blog. Walstrum holds a B.A. in economics from Wheaton College, Illinois, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago, with concentrations in labor and urban and regional economics.

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About us

SME Chicagoland Chapter 5 is a not-for-profit 501c3 membership group made up of Manufacturing Professionals and Educators, in the Chicagoland nine county area surrounding Chicago Metropolitan Area. 



PRIME Schools 

Members working with local High Schools and Colleges in a 9 county metro area around Chicago to accelerate their students through programs like PRIME to expand their reach, push students to higher levels, and graduate the best for Manufacturing. 



Donated in 2023 and before to help our cause. Help us double that amount so we can do so much more.


Member Volunteers

Our members are working to help Manufacturer's and Education link-up and accomplish common goals. 


Our Events and tours happen at local schools and manufacturing plants throughout the 9 county area around Chicago. See our picture gallery to see how our members and volunteers operate.

High Schools Colleges Event Tours K-12 Awareness

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Volunteer your time and your company to help out today!

Donate to help!

SME Chicagoland Chapter 5 needs funds to help local schools in a nine county Chicagoland area.

You or your company can donate to our efforts - click donate here.

Volunteer Time

You can volunteer your personal time to our effort.

We have so much more work to do than we have volunteers. Sign-up today. 

Company Sponsor

Your company can sponsor SME Chicagoland Chapter 5 to support a nine county area in Chicagoland Area. Sign-up today and help us ultimately help you.

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Become a volunteer

Join us today and give back to Education and Manufacturing - we need your help!

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Bob Iossi


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Greg Sweigert

Vice-Co Chairman

Jerry Crimer
Jerry Crimer


Chuck Gates
Chuck Gates

Member Educator

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Jim Michella

Member Communications & Membership

Joe Arvin
Joe Arvin

Industry Relations

Corey Dahlberg
Corey Dahlberg

Industry Relations

Jim Schlusemann
Jim Schlusmann Liaison