2018 Tri-State MakerFest

What to see

  • Employer exhibits accepting applications and resumes
  • Tech demonstrations showcasing company innovations
  • Equipment & video presentations
  • Interactive displays

November 1 – 3 | Oakley Lindsay Center | 300 Civic Center Plaza | Quincy, IL

Thursday, November 1 | 4:00 p – 6:00 p

– B2B Social Networking & hosted bar** – Sponsored by HomeBank
– Be the first to hear about the launch of the NEW Talent Attraction & Retention Project
– Part 1 of S.T.E.A.M. bridge building competition where guests vote on aesthetics. Sponsored by Ameren Illinois.

Participating school classes & their engineer coach include:

  1. Unity High School – Stephanie Altgilbers & Engineer – Deepak Balaji from Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
  2. Quincy Christian School – Lloyd Keeney & Engineer – Charles Paquet from Knapheide
  3. Paris (Mo) High School – Suzanne Otto & Engineer – Roger Leenerts from Leenerts Group
  4. Pittsfield High School – Paul Lennon & Engineer – Brian Norman from Klingner & Associates, P.C.

 Friday, November 2, 2018  | 9:00a-1:30p

– Student Open House: Students from regional high schools visit with businesses and learn about future opportunities

 Saturday, November 3, 2018 | 9:00a-12:00p | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

– See employer exhibits accepting applications & resumes, tech demonstrations showcasing company innovations, equipment & video presentations and interactive displays.
– Part 2 of the S.T.E.A.M. bridge building competition where bridges will be tested, as well as S.T.E.A.M. activities for K – 6th grade students.

**All businesses are invited to attend the HomeBank Business to Business social networking & hosted bar.

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Participating Businesses & Organizations

Adams Fiber
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) / ADM Cares
Blessing Health System
Craig Industries
Dot Foods / Dot Foods Careers
First Bankers Trust Company, NA
First Mid Bank & Trust Quincy Main
Hollister Whitney Elevator Corp
John Wood Community College
Knapheide Manufacturing
Kohl Wholesale
Lakeside Casting Solutions
Manchester Tank & Equipment Company
Quincy Area Vocational Technical Center
Quincy Medical Group
Quincy University
Sisbro, Inc.
Sparks Maintenance / H & B Quality Tooling
Titan International, Inc. / Goodyear Farm Tires
Workforce Innovation Board / Quincy Workforce Center

Business Participation

We are seeking businesses to participate in the Tri-State MakerFest.

Showcase your business and different opportunities to students and area job seekers. Businesses are encouraged to provide a demonstration, or interactive display to promote and educate the public on your industry and expertise.

– Set up a tech demonstration to showcase your company’s innovations,
– Set up a display of equipment, robotics or video presentation,
– Present something interactive,
– Staff and employer exhibit for students & job seekers. Here you can promote available opportunities, discuss skills needed, take applications and/or accept resumes,

SIGN UP | Business Participation Form

Sponsored By

Media Sponsors


S.T.E.A.M. Competition Sponsor


Great River Economic Development Foundation, John Wood Community College, Workforce Innovation Board of Western IL, West Central Region Education for Employment System #240 / QAVTC.