A precedent was made with the formation of a CWG Chapter in Western Michigan (Grand Rapids Area, USA) that began meeting in 2008 and is now meeting about every other month with at least 7 member companies including: Steelcase, Haworth, Siemens, and Whirlpool to name a few.
Thanks to Steve Schneider and Kevin Meyer, this is a thriving chapter. The chapter has round table discussions, presentations, challenges for modeling problems, and current updates from SAP and interesting topics from members. Their meeting is usually scheduled for an afternoon and then always have some networking time after hours. Meetings are usually hosted by a member company. A LinkedIn Group has been created for CWG members in the Western Michigan area and is open to CWG Members living and working in the area.