Excel Dryers: Hard At Work At Grand Central Station and Worldwide

Spanning 48 acres in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, Grand Central Terminal hosts approximately 750,000 visitors daily, 10,000 of which are lunchtime diners. In addition to housing 68 shops and 35 restaurants, the iconic landmark offers opportunities for tours, special events and entertainment throughout the year. Esteemed for its Beaux-Arts architecture, the high-profile venue also […]

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Israel-Florida Innovation Alliance Announces Call for Proposals

StartUp Nation Ventures (“SUNV”) in partnership with the Israel Innovation Authority (“IIA”) recently announced a Call for Proposals through the Israel-Florida Innovation Alliance (“Innovation Alliance”). The Innovation Alliance was created to support Israeli innovation companies in the discovery and selection of Florida as their destination to establish U.S. headquarters—a gateway for expansion into the U.S., and Latin America markets. […]

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Plan Ahead for the 2018 AAPEX Show in Las Vegas

The 2017 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) featured more than 2,500 exhibitors from 43 countries, 47,500 targeted buyers, 19 official international buying delegations, and over 40 AAPEXedu sessions. More than162,000 automotive aftermarket professionals, 23% of whom are international, are in Las Vegas during AAPEX. The AAPEX show represents the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket industry. […]

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Southwest Louisiana Offers Economic Development Opportunities

  Southwest Louisiana is featured in the 2018 Louisiana Trade Guide as a prime area for foreign direct investment, as well as a great location for exporters. In Southwest Louisiana you can enjoy a day of sun, sand, and surf on the coast of the “The Cajun Riviera,” or canoe the Ouiska Chitto River. You […]

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Earlybird Discount Offered for Annual EXIM Bank Conference

  The EXIM Bank’s 2018 Annual Conference is on tap for April 19-20. The event presents a unique opportunity for American small business exporters to grow their international sales. During the conference, you will learn how to: Find new buyers Reduce nonpayment risk Extend credit terms to customers Obtain loans for you and your buyers […]

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Luster Products: Leader in African American Hair Care Products Celebrates 6oth Anniversary

  Luster Products, Inc. , the leading African-American owned manufacturer of premium personal care products, is celebrating its 6oth anniversary this year. Luster Products’ brands include You Be-Natural, Pink Brand, S-Curl, PCJ, and YOU. The company’s product lines serve men, women, children and the stylist market — worldwide. Today, Luster Products, Inc. employs more than 400 people worldwide. Luster’s products are sold […]

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Virgin Voyages to Create 300 Jobs at New Headquarters in Florida

  Florida Governor Rick Scott recently announced that Virgin Voyages, a new cruise company by the global Virgin brands, has selected Plantation, Florida, for its new headquarters, which will create 300 new jobs. The company will also invest $15.9 million in the local community. Governor Scott said, “I am proud to announce that Virgin Voyages […]

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World of Concrete Trade Show Hits Nine-Year Attendance High

  World of Concrete 2018 exceeded expectations across the board, and concluded the 43rd edition as the largest World of Concrete in nine years. This signature event for the concrete & masonry industries drew 58,222 registered professionals, and featured more than 1,567 companies (including 302 brand new companies) exhibiting across more than 747,411 net square […]

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Chennault Named ‘Louisiana Airport of the Year’

Chennault International Airport in Lake Charles was honored by the Federal Aviation Administration with the “Louisiana Airport of the Year” award. The award was presented at the 2018 FAA Southwest Regional Airport Conference in Fort Worth and accepted by Chennault representatives Randy Robb, Andrea LaFleur, Cortez Gallien, Loretta Hanks and John McMullen. The award citation praises Chennault’s “utmost creativity” in developing a […]

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Why Relationships Matter in Global Business

  By Scott Ferguson As Chief Executive Officer of an organization with a mission of growing trade, I often get asked a multitude of questions pertaining to the state of global commerce. The inquiries always revolve around the latest headline out of one country or another, or the most recent election, or just my take […]

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