TSBDC Hosts Selling To Mexico Seminar Aug. 10

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center will host a seminar entitled, “Selling to Mexico,” on Aug. 10, from 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. The seminar will take place at the INCubator, at 100 Cherokee Boulevard. The cost is $59, which includes lunch.

The goal of the seminar is to equip local businesses to export goods to one of the United State’s most important buying markets, Mexico. Deputy Senior Commercial Officer Stephen Alley from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico and the U.S. Department of Commerce will speak on the business climate, sectors of opportunity, logistics, and financing options available for those interested in exporting to Mexico.

Other high caliber trade professionals scheduled to speak include John C. Gurney, senior vice president, International Department, First Tennessee Bank; Martha Taylor Fischer LCB CCS, manager, John S. James Company, International Freight Forwarder; and Robert Leach, director, Knoxville-US Export Assistance Center, U.S. Department of Commerce.

The seminar is sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service, John S. James Company, Tennessee Small Business Development Center, U.S. Small Business Administration, Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, First Tennessee Bank, and Chattanooga State Community College.

Seating for the seminar is limited. Early registration is strongly encouraged. For additional information, please call Robert Leach, director of the Knoxville USEAC at 865 545-4637.


Athens Utility Board Wins 2nd Consecutive Taud Regional Best Tasting Water Contest

Athens Utility Board was recently announced as the winner of the Region 10 Best Tasting Water Contest conducted by the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts.  The contest, held at Eastside Utility District on Wednesday, Feb. 25, marked the second year in a row that Athens Utility Board was named best in the region. Drinking water samples are judged on their clarity, bouquet ... (click for more)

Northwest Georgia Career Expo To Provide Recruitment Opportunities For Employers; Chances For Employment For Jobseekers

The Georgia Department of Labor and the Catoosa County Board of Commissioners will co-sponsor the Northwest Georgia Regional Career Expo on  April 2  in Ringgold. The expo will provide employers in the 15-county area with opportunities to recruit qualified and skilled employees. The expo will give jobseekers chances to meet reputable employers and expand their career ... (click for more)

2 Hit While Walking On Birmingham Highway; 1 Dies At The Hospital

Two pedestrians were struck by a single vehicle on Highway 11 (Birmingham Highway) in Lookout Valley on Tuesday night. One of those who was struck died after being taken to a local hospital. Police said the other person who was hit was responsive. The incident happened shortly after 7 p.m. at 261 Birmingham Hwy. which is in the area of the Lookout Valley Cracker ... (click for more)

1 Killed, 1 Seriously Injured In Hixson Pike Crash

One driver was killed and another seriously injured in a Hixson Pike crash on Wednesday morning. The wreck happened around 6:20 a.m. at the intersection at Boy Scout Road. Hamilton County emergency workers and firefighters went to the scene. One of the drivers was initially trapped inside, and it was necessary to cut the roof off. (click for more)

Women Don't Ask For Rape, They Ask For Justice

The stereotypical irrationality that women typically lie about rape has brought an enormous amount of social stigma to this population. Many like to think that rape is not a huge issue in the United States, and that the media blows it out of proportion. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported that approximately 17.7 million females in America have been raped, with 108,612 ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Happy Birthday, Mr. Berg

This past Monday we should have closed the Post Office, let kids out of school, and lowered our flags to half-mast. March 2 is the anniversary of Moe Berg’s birthday and the legendary Casey Stengel once said Moe was “the strangest man ever to play baseball.” Moe played major league baseball for 16 years, finishing with the Boston Red Sox in 1939 and a lifetime batting average of ... (click for more)