Growing Together: Expansion to Global Markets

April 25, 2013 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Solutions Place
1 Solution Way
Waynesboro, VA 22980
Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center

This third session in our "Growing Together" series explains why, when, and how to consider making international sales part of your business growth strategy, what resources are available to assist you in planning and beginning global trade, and the right first steps to launch your export initiatives.

The workshop will feature both technical and practical advice from international trade experts as well as local businesses operating in the export market. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, and brief one-on-one meetings with the experts are available in the afternoon. Requests for these appointments should be made when pre-registering for the workshop.

Your Cost?  $0.     Reserve your Seat .

Presenters for this seminar:

Resources with Broad Expertise for Exporters:

Aaron Miller, International Trade Expert, Virginia SBDC Network
Roger Porter, International Trade Manager, Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Pompeya Lambrecht, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce

Resources with Specialized Expertise for Exporters:

International Borders—ports of entry, customs, demurrage, compliance & other issues: Daniel LeGrande, Mid-Atlantic Area Manager, Virginia International Terminals, WTC, Norfolk, VA
International Finance—transferring funds, exchange rates, banking facilities/regulations & other issues:  Wendy Dahl, VP BB&T International Services, Richmond, VA
International Logistics—cargo-in-transit, shipping options, intermediaries, insurance, documentation, inspections & other issues: Glenda Larson, Manager, Allegheny Logistics Services, Inc., Dublin, VA and Jim Loux, Founder/President, Allegheny Logistics Group, Dublin, VA

These workshops are FREE thanks to these sponsoring organizations: Your SV SBDC; Waynesboro Economic Development; Augusta County Dept of Economic Development; REO Distribution; Shenandoah Valley Partnership; PPI Time Zero; StellarOne Bank; City of Staunton; McClung Companies; United Bank; Virginia Economic Development Partnership; InterChange Group; James Madison University, and the U.S. Small Business Administration

The final workshop in the Growing Together series will be offered on May 30: From Idea to Market, at the Augusta County Government Center.