International Business Council Discusses Cuba, Offers Cross-Cultural Business Training On Thursday

Monday, February 25, 2013

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

The meeting, sponsored by immigration attorney Carlos Calderin of Calderin & Olivia P.A, will take place from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at The INCubator, which is at 100 Cherokee Blvd. Ethnic food will be provided at this free event.

Mr. Calderin will deliver the keynote presentation. His discussion will cover the following points of interest:

· Historical and demographic overviews of Cuba

· Cuban business culture

· Tips for developing enduring relationships with businesspeople of Cuban origin

Mr. Calderin is a shareholder of the law firm Calderin & Oliva, P.A. He specializes in immigration and nationality law, and has been part of Calderin & Oliva since 2004, where he represents clients from across the country and around the world. Mr. Calderin has spoken on issues of immigration law on television, radio and print media. His weekly radio programs on immigration issues air Tuesday mornings on 101.9FM and 93.9FM. Mr. Calderin is also a frequent contributor to the immigration law blog, Mundus Migrationis.

The International Business Council meetings, which take place the fourth Thursday of each month, are open to Chattanooga Chamber members and non-members. Food and drinks will be provided. Advance registration is required by Wednesday prior to the event.

For information about sponsoring a meeting of the International Business Council or to register in advance, please contact Ivette Rios at 423 756-8668 or irios@tsbdc.org. 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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