International Business Council Discusses Ukraine, Offers Cross-Cultural Business Training Jan. 24

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce’s International Business Council will discuss ways to strengthen business relationships with immigrants of Ukrainian origin at its monthly meeting Jan. 24.

The meeting, sponsored by Daniel L. Delnero from McGuireWoods, will take place from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at The INCubator, which is located at 100 Cherokee Blvd. International food will be provided at this free event. Advance registration is required by Jan. 23.

Angelika Riano, district ESOL coach for the Hamilton County Department of Education, will deliver the keynote presentation. The discussion will cover the following points of interest:

?     Historical and demographic overviews of Ukraine

?     Ukrainian business culture

?     Tips for developing enduring relationships with businesspeople of Ukrainian origin

In addition, meeting sponsor Daniel Delnero of McGuireWoods, LLP will present his perspective on doing business in Ukraine as an American.

Ukrainian native Anjelika Riano has lived in the Chattanooga area for more than a decade. Since relocating to the U.S., she has impacted the lives of countless students as a professional educator fluent in four languages. She currently serves as the District ESOL Coach for the Hamilton County Department of Education. Ms. Riano is involved in numerous cultural and social activities in the greater Chattanooga area. She serves on the boards of the International Business Council and Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy. For her service to the community, Girls, Inc. awarded her with the 2011 “Unbought and Unbossed” Award, which recognizes women who have changed Chattanooga for the better.

Daniel Delnero is an attorney based out of the Atlanta office of McGuireWoods, LLP, which has offices throughout the U.S. and Europe. His practice focuses on complex commercial and appellate litigation. Born in Lawrenceville, Ga., Mr. Delnero attended the University of Georgia where he majored in economics as an undergraduate and later earned his degree in law. Following law school, he clerked for Chief Judge Lisa Godbey Wood of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. Mr. Delnero enjoys international travel and is interested in the interplay between foreign and domestic law.

The International Business Council meetings take place the fourth Thursday of each month and are open to Chattanooga Chamber members and non-members. Food and drinks are provided.

For information about sponsoring a meeting of the International Business Council or to RSVP, please contact Gladys Pineda-Loher at 423 763-4345 or gpineda-loher@chattanoogachamber.com. To stay up-to-date on the latest developments with the International Business Council, follow the organization on Twitter (@IBCChattanooga) and on Facebook (International Business Council - Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce). 


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