Reflection

  1. We are celebrating National Inventor’s Day by honoring our own Bud Wisecarver!

    We are celebrating National Inventor’s Day by honoring our own Bud Wisecarver!
    With more than 66 years of innovations spanning linear motion to bread trays to midget racing cars, Bud has solved a wide range of problems and made things work better for us all. With a mind that is always in motion, Bud acquired multiple patents, ran a successful company for decades and is still pursuing new ideas and solutions.
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  2. Chocolate Unicorns & Employees Raise Money for St. Jude’s

    Chocolate Unicorns & Employees Raise Money for St. Jude’s
    Beware! There have been reports of “Chocolate Unicorns” roaming the halls of Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG). The sightings were confirmed on December 12 when more than 75% of the company’s employees gathered to play games as a benefit for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. With seven teams competing in a range of minute long events, the competition was fierce as the players wanted to raise and donate money to help the children at the hospital.
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  3. National Mentoring Month Lasts All Year at Bishop-Wisecarver

    National Mentoring Month Lasts All Year at Bishop-Wisecarver
    January is National Mentoring Month – a great way to promote the benefits and needs of mentoring in our country. If you have read through even a few of the Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG) blog posts, it is easy to see we place a company-wide focus on mentoring, especially in STEAM-related activities for students. It’s a commitment of time, money and effort embraced by the leadership and employees to help students learn about STEAM-related opportunities, feel encouraged to pursue careers in these areas, and help build confidence that they already have connections willing to support their efforts.
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  4. Manufacturing Day Emphasizes Regional Strength and Industry Opportunities

    Manufacturing Day Emphasizes Regional Strength and Industry Opportunities
    Our final in a blog series about Manufacturing Day 2016 features a Q&A with Mark Orcutt, Communications and Outreach Manager of the East Bay Leadership Council (EBLC), who participated in one of the Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG) tours. Mark emphasizes that “more than one third of all jobs in the California Bay Area are with businesses who either make or move goods” – and that means manufacturing.

    That also means a large number of employment opportunities! Hosting Manufacturing Day is one way BWG works with groups like EBLC to help educate the community on the great career options available locally.
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  5. Busted: Debunking the Myths of Manufacturing

    Busted: Debunking the Myths of Manufacturing
    This year, BWG actually had two Manufacturing Days as there were so many people wanting to attend the tours. We hosted groups on October 7 and October 29 and visitors included high school students from the East Bay and Silicon Valley, national and local manufacturing group officers, elected officials and community members. Sessions included a plant tour, 3D printer demonstration and a panel discussion which included a Q&A with employees.
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  6. Job Interview Success

    Job Interview Success
    Remember your first job interview? Did that memory just make you cringe and groan? Did you know how to answer the questions, look professional and think quickly all while not showing sweat? The Pittsburg, California Chamber of Commerce and Pittsburg High School understand the challenges of first interviews and want students to look back on this time as a key to their success. One that includes smiles - not groans.
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  7. Making Dreams and Inventions a Reality at Maker Faire Bay Area

    Making Dreams and Inventions a Reality at Maker Faire Bay Area
    More than 150,000 people, from babies to seniors, recently attended the 11th annual Maker Faire Bay Area in San Mateo and Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG) joined as an exhibitor for the first time. Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.
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  8. Interview with Science Fair Most Creative Award Winner, Anish Singhani, 13

    Interview with Science Fair Most Creative Award Winner, Anish Singhani, 13
    This is our second interview with one of the Most Creative Award winners from the recent Contra Costa County Science and Engineering Fair (CCCSEF). As part of Bishop-Wisecarver’s ongoing support of STEM education, we recently helped sponsor the Most Creative Award category given to both age levels in the competition.
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  9. Interview with Science Fair Most Creative Award Winner, Thomas Chow, 15

    Interview with Science Fair Most Creative Award Winner, Thomas Chow, 15
    If your visions of science fair projects include paper mache volcanoes with some colored liquid dribbling out the top, it is time to get a 21st century view. As part of Bishop-Wisecarver’s ongoing support of STEM education, we recently helped sponsor the Contra Costa County Science and Engineering Fair (CCCSEF). More than 200 students showcased 145 projects at the 11th annual event held at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, Calif. BWG was a business sponsor for the Most Creative Award category given to both age levels in the competition.
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  10. East Bay Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (EBAMP)

    When I mention that I work in the manufacturing industry, many people are genuinely surprised. They don’t realize manufacturing is still an incredibly large and growing – yes, growing – industry that is desperately trying to find enough workers to fill current and projected openings and the wages and benefits are usually higher than average.
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