Business Briefings

“What does this mean to me?” – KAM addresses the tough issues!

Healthcare regulations…workplace issues…data security…business expansion…if you are a manufacturer in today’s competitive climate, these are issues you either are or will be affected by.

The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) is conducting a series of Business Briefings throughout the state in order to help address some of the most important issues affecting the manufacturing industry. This series of concise, insightful seminars is designed to focus on key topics, answer your questions, and provide an opportunity for key decision makers to come together to discuss the challenges in the industry.

Seminars will be held in various locations throughout Kentucky and will feature rotating topics including: Business Expansion, Healthcare Reform, Technology, Legislative Tax Reform, The Internet of Things, and other new innovative and creative topics affecting the manufacturing world.

Continental breakfast will be provided and seating is limited so reserve your spot today!


8:00 am        Registration/Breakfast

compare diovan to losartan 8:30 am        Welcome/Introductions – Karen Ellis, KAM and Kevin Young, Big Ass Solutions

8:50 am        Getting What You Paid For – George Adams, Partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP
                           ⋅ Advice about Third-Party Administrators (TPA)

9:10 AM       Medical Insurance Update – Daryl Carlson, BB&T
Medical Insurance in 2017 and Beyond – A practical update for manufacturers

9:45 am        Cyber Security – James Watson, MCM CPAs & Advisors

10:15 am       LIFT/MakerMinded KY– Eileen Pickett, LIFT and Brittany Garrett, MakerMinded KY

10:50 am      Depart for tour of Big Ass Solutions
                         (If you plan to take the tour, please wear long pants, sleeves, and closed toe shoes.)


In 1999, the Big Ass Fan Company was born. Kind of. Then called the HVLS Fan Co. (that’s High Volume, Low Speed—catchy, right?), we first made our mark selling massive ceiling fans that spun slowly but moved astounding amounts of air. The fans kept large spaces that lacked air conditioning, such as factories and dairy barns, feeling cool and comfortable—and soon enough, plenty of other customers wanted in. Things moved fast after that (and kept moving). Only a few years later, we officially changed our name after customers kept calling and asking if we made “those big-ass fans.” When churches wanted to install fans to keep congregations comfortable, we developed the first silent fan motor to meet their needs. We created a residential fan that blew away ENERGY STAR® ratings and won awards worldwide. In 2014, we had the bright idea to create an LED fixture so tough you can drive a truck over it, launching a division appropriately called Big Ass Light™. Soon we automated personal comfort by adding SenseME® technology to our residential fans. In 2016, we launched a new division–Haiku Home–to transform the home through cutting edge technology, iconic design and effortless conservation. And we’ve backed everything with serious research, intensive engineering, and an almost obsessive drive to innovate and improve. No matter what we’re doing, we go Big Ass every single day, and we’re not stopping.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017


Big Ass Solutions
2348 Innovation Drive | Lexington, KY 40511


Cost is $25 | Free for KAM members

Upcoming Briefing Dates

Thursday, September 14, 2017