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.


New Hamilton County Businesses

Here are the new business licenses from the County Clerk's office: AMERICAN AUCTION TRANSPORTERS SERVICE 1815 E 23RD ST CHATTANOOGA, TN 37404 AMERICAN TOWING 3515 CLIO AVENUE CHATTANOOGA, TN 37407 BEFORE AND AFTER AUTO DETAILING 14514 DAYTON PIKE SALE CREEK, TN 37373 CCC SERVICES 8428 W CRABTREE RD HIXSON, TN 37343 CHATTANOOGA RETAIL 8346 ... (click for more)

Association Of Fundraising Professionals' Southeastern Chapter To Hold Membership Meeting May 27

The Southeastern Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) will hold its monthly membership meeting on  Wednesday, May 27  at the Mountain City Club, located at 729 Chestnut Street, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m .   This month’s guest speaker is Lynne Wester, Founder and Principal of Donor Relations Guru. Ms. Wester is a frequent conference ... (click for more)

Unexpected Amount East Ridge Owes On Fire Hall Property Rises To $603,000; City To Apply For Reimbursement

The unexpected amount the city of East Ridge will owe the state on the fire hall property in connection with the Bass Pro development has risen to $603,000. Earlier, East Ridge officials said the payment would be $428,000. City Manager Andrew Hyatt said Monday, "The Tennessee Department of Transportation notified the city of East Ridge that an appraisal of the city’s former ... (click for more)

Fire Breaks Out At House Off Highway 58

A fire broke out on Memorial Day afternoon at a house off Highway 58. A 911 call was made at 12:10 p.m. reporting a house fire at 6019 Hillcrest Dr. The Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department responded and found fire showing on an addition to the house. Firefighters worked quickly entering the addition to extinguish the fire from spreading to the main level of the house. ... (click for more)

A Memorial Day Reflection

I wish I could find that combination of words that would capture an inclusive meaning of Memorial Day.  I have attended many Memorial Day programs at the Chattanooga National Cemetery, so many that now they have merged into one memory.  But what stands out is that each year there are more friends and veterans to visit.  Some gave their all many years ago.  And ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Keep Your ‘Dirty’ Feed

Mark Twain once observed the difference in a cat and a lie is that a cat only has nine lives. You might remember that when you hear that a group of Tennessee Walking Horse trainers just donated two tons of horse feed “to aid and assist in the rehabilitation” of 55 horses that were rescued from deplorable conditions at a West Tennessee farm. The truth is that the horses were taken ... (click for more)