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Member Benefits

CKMN was created to support manufacturers in the central Kansas area. CKMN events provide opportunities to meet, exchange ideas and share best practices with other manufacturers. Our focus is helping members connect, learn, grow. Memberships are organizational which means events are open to all employees of member companies.  These events may include:

  • ​Bi-Monthly meetings and plant tours
    • Lunch, topical presentations, panel discussion and a plant tour at a local manufacturing facility.
    • Held on the 2nd Wednesday every other month from Noon - 3:00 p.m. (schedule provided upon joining the network)
    • Discounted registration rates for CKMN Members & Sponsors
  • Subgroups/Working Groups
  • Expand Your Network
    • Network & connect with other manufacturers and sponsors
  • Annual Networking Event
    • Happy hour in the Kansas City Metro for both CKMN & KCMN Members & Sponsors from both sides of the state line
    • Discounted registration fees for CKMN & KCMN Members & Sponsors
    • Great opportunity to connect with members of our peer organization, KCMN.
  • SWOT Summit
    • 1-day conference held in October in the Kansas City Metro, put on by our peer organization, KCMN
    • Exclusively for manufacturers only
    • Featured keynote speaker and 9 breakout sessions specifically curated for all aspects of manufacturing - leadership, Accounting, Human Resources, Production, etc.
    • Discounted registration fees for early birds, group rate & CKMN/KCMN Members
  • Access to Resources
    • Both public and private, state and local resources that specialize in serving the manufacturing community
  • Company logo & link on CKMN Member Page
  • Post open positions on Manufacturing Job Board
  • Easy Membership Management
    • Easily edit company information, add/remove contacts, edit payment info with our easy to use membership portal powered by GlueUp.
  • Exclusive Offers


For more information or questions, please contact Spencer Monaco, Executive Director,, (913) 967-1250.

Annual Membership Investment

Central Kansas Manufacturer - more than 25 employees               $600.00

Central Kansas Manufacturer - less than 25 employees                 $300.00

Memberships renew annually on the 1st business day of your anniversary month.

Not a manufacturer, but interested in joining the network? Become a CKMN Sponsor!