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Archive for July, 2017

Intelitek of Derry Works to Create STEM Pathways for Middle, High School Students

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Ido Yerushalmi and Jimmie Hinson

A New Hampshire company is transforming STEM education by working with schools to create pathways for middle and high school students.


Tune into this month’s edition of New Hampshire Business Matters.


On our monthly New Hampshire Business Matters radio show on WTPL-FM107.7, business resource specialist Jimmie Hinson spoke with Ido Yerushalmi, president and CEO of Intelitek, located in Derry.

New Hampshire Business Matters, featuring business news from the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development, airs at 3:05 pm every third Wednesday of the month on WTPL.

 

 

 

 

 

Catching Up on the New Department of Business and Economic Affairs

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Acting Director Chris Way

With the start of the new fiscal year this week, New Hampshire’s newest agencies came to be – the New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs and Department of Natural and Cultural Resources – as a result of the reorganization of the Department of Resources and Economic Development.

The Division of Economic Development and the Division of Travel and Tourism Development comprise the Department of Business and Economic Affairs.


This week, Gov. Sununu brought forth the nomination of Taylor Caswell to lead this new agency.


The Divisions of Parks and Recreation, Forest and Lands and the Department of Cultural Resources make up the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, led by Commissioner Jeffrey Rose.

The motivation for the move is to place more emphasis on economic development and tourism and to create more of a “one stop shopping” environment for business by creating stronger synergies with all our various partners.

So, we begin a new and exciting chapter. The name may have changed, but our mission remains — to support and promote aggressively our businesses and their employees in this great state and to tackle the challenges that have the greatest impact on our economy.

Change is always a time for new vision, new strategies and new opportunities. We are excited to be a part of it.

Trade Shows a Great Way to Bring New Hampshire to Decision Makers

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Cindy Harrington is a business development manager for the NH Division of Economic Development.

New Hampshire Economic Development was able to tout its open for business sign last month to manufacturers and business owners from around the world at two trade shows – MD&M East in New York City, targeting medical device and manufacturing interests, and the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, DC, focusing on foreign direct investment.

Joined by colleagues Michael Bergeron, senior business development manager, at MD&M and Tina Kasim, program manager at our Office of International Commerce, at SelectUSA, I met with scores of people at both trade shows keen on hearing our message about the state’s business friendly climate, educated workforce, robust industry sectors and quality of life. A great opportunity to not only answer their questions, but to ask some of our own, encourage a visit and follow-up with information they need, such as available real estate.

Trade shows are a dynamic, if not efficient, way, to meet and have conversations with business leaders who are considering business expansion or relocation.  Often, conversations plant the seeds for long term relationships for future growth opportunities. Followup is the key to our work at these events, keeping in touch with contacts so that when they are ready to further explore options, they will consider New Hampshire.

At MD&M, where we also met with attendees at simultaneous trade shows at the Javits Center for plastics, packaging and design manufacturing, some of the people with whom we spoke were focused on seeking manufacturers, suppliers and services contacts to develop relationships. Some were pleasantly surprised to see New Hampshire represented at the event and asked about our industry sectors.

At the SelectUSA show, we spoke with international investors and business owners exploring oportunities within the US, including locations for distribution and warehousing and investing in established companies, especially in the fields of bio-med and medical device manufacturing with an established workforce. We also met with foreign officials and consultants representing companies seeking to establish relationships with businesses in the US for distribution, investment and partnering.

Our message at these trade shows is New Hampshire’s business friendly climate. When we tell people we have no sales, personal income, estate, use, internet, capital gains or professional service taxes, they are surprised and intrigued – what we don’t have is definitely a conversation starter.

For others, it is our booth that draws them over to talk with us. Featuring a stunning lakeside image, it prompts people to take a time out from the busy show. They stare at the lake and share with us memories of going to camp here in the summer, family vacations and even business trips.

When decision makers can’t come to New Hampshire, trade shows  are a great way to bring New Hampshire to them.

 

 

Pump Up Your Export Program with Our Export Boot Camp this Fall

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Has your export plan lost its vitality? How fit is your company to sell to global markets? Do you need to pick up your pace in the international trade arena?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, drop and give us 20.

Just kidding.

But you may want to consider joining us this fall for our Export Boot Camp. It’s free* and unlike other boot camps you may be familiar with, you have nothing to lose and a lot to gain.

Bottom line? We want to help you expand your business.

Beginning in October, the Office of International Commerce is offering a series of free* training seminars on the four core topics of international trade: Export Controls and Compliance; Export Logistics; Export Finance, and International Marketing.

Whether you’re an experienced exporter looking to refresh your program or looking to expand your markets overseas, these seminars will put your company in great shape.

Here is the schedule:

EXPORT CONTROLS AND COMPLIANCE
8:30am – 4:30pm, Wednesday, Oct. 4
Department of Economic and Business Affairs (formerly DRED)
172 Pembroke Rd., Concord
Cost: FREE*
Presented by Mike Allocca, Allocca Enterprises

EXPORT LOGISTICS
9 am – 2 pm, Wednesday, Oct. 18
Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce
49 South Main St., Suite 104, Concord
Cost: FREE*
Presented by Radek Maley and Nicole Dunbar, Highland Forwarding USA

EXPORT FINANCE
9:30am – 2 pm, Wednesday, Nov. 1
Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce
49 South Main St., Suite 104, Concord
Cost: FREE*
Presented by Joe Kenney, The Provident Bank; Greta Johansson, U.S. Small Business Administration; John Joyce, U.S. Small Business Administration

INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
9 am – 2:30pm, Wednesday, Nov. 15
Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce
49 South Main St., Suite 104, Concord
Cost: FREE*
Presented by Wendy Pease, Rapport International

Rachel Adams, International Trade Officer

For more information about each seminar, complete the register your interest form here. You will be contacted by the NH Office of International Commerce to confirm your participation.

We look forward to having you join us this fall!

*These seminars will be supported through the State Export Promotion grant and funded in part by The Provident Bank. Contact Rachel Adams to confirm your eligibility for these sessions.