International Commerce In Chattanooga Seminar Is March 25-26

Friday, March 07, 2014

The International Commerce in Chattanooga seminar will be held Tuesday, March 25, and Wednesday, March 26, at the Small Business Development Center—Incubator at 100 Cherokee Blvd.  The event is sponsored by Chattanooga State’s SBDC, the Chattanooga Area Chamber, and the U.S. Small Business Administration.  

The seminar will features a host of speakers including Greg Jones, vice president Foreign Trade Zone Corporation, David Tiller, SBA, Support for Suppliers of Exported products, Ivette Rios, CGBP-SBDC, Wiley Turnipseed, Steam Logistics, and Hollywog, local export manufacturer with his success story.

Featured speaker Mr. Jones is a founder and vice president for the Foreign-Trade Zone Corporation. Mr. Jones specializes in FTZ related lobbying, preparing more complex applications, and in assisting companies in integrating compliant and efficient FTZ procedures into their existing business practices during the activation process. 

The seminar will feature International Exporting on March 25 from 8:30-10:30 a.m.  Tennessee’s International Export Assistance representatives will be visiting the state and will visit Chattanooga on March 26.  Their top priority during that time is to meet with companies who are interested in exporting to the following markets: China, Mexico, UK and EU.  

Call TSBDC to reserve a one-on-one appointment at 756-8668.


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