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Dept. of Commerce: Commerce International Division Offers Seminars For Exporters

Tony Hozeny, 608/267-9661

MADISON- Businesses and individuals interested in international markets and exporting issues should attend the international business seminars on April 6, April 13, and April 20, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in New Richmond, at the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Cashman Conference Center.

"These seminars will help new businesses enter export markets and assist current exporting businesses in improving their operations, providing them an opportunity to create important growth for their businesses," Department of Commerce (Commerce) Secretary Cory L. Nettles said.

Commerce - International Division, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, St. Croix Valley Employers Association, Inc., Northwest Wisconsin Manufacturing Outreach Center, and the St. Croix Economic Development Corp., are sponsoring the seminars. Participants will learn about Wisconsin's export opportunities in China, export compliance, and financial assistance for Wisconsin businesses.

On Tuesday, April 6, the seminar title is Export Compliance: What you Need to Know to Comply With the Law, presented by Ann Thomas, President of Circinus, Ltd. On Tuesday, April 13, the seminar title is Risks and Opportunities in the Asia/Pacific Markets, presented by Chad Vogt, Vice President of Global Trade Services, US Bank. On Tuesday, April 20, the seminar title is Programs and Services Available to Help Expand Your International Business, presented by John Konkel, International Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Commerce - International Division. Also on Tuesday, April 20, Pauline Klaffenboeck, Vice President of International Banking, Marshall & Ilsley Bank, will present a seminar entitled Financial Aspects and Challenges of Doing Business with China.

The cost of an individual session is $45/person. The cost to attend all four seminars is $115/person. Checks are payable to "St. Croix Valley Employers Association," 1019 South Knowles Ave., New Richmond, WI, 54017. For questions contact John Konkel, Commerce, at 715/833-6441 or via email at jkonkel@cvtc.edu.


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