International Business Council To Highlight Immigration At Nov. 21 Meeting

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce’s International Business Council will highlight immigration as it relates to employment and family issues at its monthly program on Nov. 21. 

The program, sponsored by BB&T Corporation, will take place from 5:30–7 p.m. at the Chattanooga Chamber Board Room, at 811 Broad St. 

Keynote speakers will include Martin Lester, co-owner of Southern Star Immigration, P.A., Andrea Cribben, owner of Olivencia & Cribben Law Office and Carlos Calderin, co-owner of Calderin & Olivia, P.A. They will highlight immigration issues focusing on:

Immigration tools that help foreign nationals seek permission to create or purchase businesses in the U.S.
Immigration alternatives for immediate family members of immigrant workers who wish to extend their stay in the U.S.
Immigration alternatives for immediate family members of immigrant workers who wish to extend their stay in the U.S.
 

“Chattanooga is now a global city, attracting investment from many countries and providing its goods and services around the world,” said Nasera Souidi, president of the IBC. “But we can’t be a player on the global stage unless foreign businesses can move their employees here and local businesses can recruit and hire the best talent available. This panel will help our members and the public gain the knowledge they need to know to compete on the global level.” 

Members of the general public are invited to this meeting. Entry is $10. Contact Ivette Rios to RSVP at irios@tsbdc.org or 756-8668.



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