The Midwest Association of Rail Shippers is headquartered in the Chicago area. General membership comes from the provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan and the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Its objective is to provide an open forum for resolving
transportation and car supply problems, coupled
with programs designed to educate and inform the
membership in areas of railroad operating practices,
new innovations in transportation and legislative
matters. Meetings are held twice a year, in January
and July. Dues are $25 per year.
SUMMER MEETING - ADVANCE NOTICE
GRAND GENEVA RESORT & SPA
7036 GRAND GENEVA WAY, LAKE GENEVA WI, 53147
PH: 262-248-8811 FX: 262-249-4585
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JULY 14TH & 15TH, 2014
Please set aside the dates of July 14 and 15 to
attend the 243st meeting of the Midwest Association
of Rail Shippers at Grand
Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva WI. Our early highlight
presenters are David Altig, EVP and Director of
Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Dan Mack,
VP Rail Transportation and Terminal operations,
CHS and Michael McClellan, VP- Industrial Products,
Norfolk Southern Corporation. There will also be
panels of railroads and rail customers discussing
the causes and effects of rail service issues. There
are many other keynote speakers invited.
As before, we will have our Scholarship
Outing and reception on our first day,
July 14, with our business meeting scheduled for
a full day on July 15. The Scholarship Outing will
be held at the Geneva National Resort. Lake Geneva,
WI. The reception will be at the Grand Geneva Resort.
Dress code is business casual. Networking tables
will be available for distribution of your company’s
The hotel has allocated a block of rooms from July
13th through July 16th at a preferred rate of $148
for hotel guest rooms or, one bedroom suites or
$248 for two bedroom suites at the Timber
Ridge Lodge, on site. Other amenities are included
for those staying at Timber Ridge, including a discount
at the Spa and free access to the Water Park. There
is a three day cancellation clause in our contract.
Cutoff date for the preferred rate is June 13th.
Our group rates are also available for three days
prior and three days after our meeting, on a space
available basis. If there is any problem with registrations,
please call Christie Johnson at 262-249-4708. You
can register for your hotel room online with links
For those of you that were unable to attend our
meeting in January, we had an excellent program
and speakers, resulting in attendance of 540 and
very positive feedback. As information, MARS has
awarded six scholarships for our 2013 – 2014 scholarship
Meeting and Golf registrations and membership application
forms will also be available soon online -- click
on Upcoming Meetings, and then click on Register
We also are looking for sponsors for our programs
and events. Thank you for your support.
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We look forward to seeing you in July.