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Community leaders with an interest in cooperating during unstable economic times are invited to attend “Managing and Surviving in Uncertain Times,” the first in a series of dinner meetings sponsored by the Upper Cumberland Chapter of the American Production and Inventory Control Society.

The dinner, which features short presentations and a question and answer period, will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, in Tennessee Tech University’s Roaden University Center Multipurpose Room. The cost is $20, which includes dinner.

Speakers will include Cookeville Mayor Chuck Womack, TTU President Bob Bell, Averitt Express Regional Marketing Manager Charlie Webster, Flowserve’s Jim McGeehin, Tutco’s Pat McCaffrey, and TRW’s Larry Kroggel. TTU Professor Emeritus John Burnham will moderate the session designed to help managers identify how to work at the local and regional level to combat economic uncertainty, job loss and foreign competition.

APICS is an international organization that provides development courses for professionals in manufacturing and service businesses. The Upper Cumberland APICS Chapter is currently working to help service providers in manufacturing, education and transportation industries as well as civic groups work together to face common challenges.

The dinner and meeting are open to all community members, although seating is limited. Registration is from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Dinner begins at 6 p.m.; the program begins at 6:45. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Kathryn Flatt at or 931-738-4254.