We hope for a good turnout. Walking out the doors, I hope people feel there is an issue in our community and are willing to act on it.

It?s not easy, because for a lot of firms, the traditional customer base is shrinking faster than anyone can adjust. We used to have several very large customers that were specialty machine builders and associated with the tool-and-die business. There are hardly any of those left. [Now] we?re dealing with a larger, more diverse customer base.