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Archive for February, 2012

2012 U.S. Export Controls Seminar

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

The Granite State District Export Council, the New Hampshire International Trade Resource Center and the New Hampshire Export Assistance Center are excited to announce that the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) will return to Portsmouth, NH from April 17-19, 2012 for three one-day export control seminars.

Seminar Topics and Registration Fees:

  • April 17:  Essentials of U.S. Export Controls – $225*
  • April 18:  How to Develop an Export Management & Compliance Program (EMCP) – $225*
  • April 19:  Complying with the International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) Regulations – $225*
  • April 17-19:  All Three Programs – $650*

*Please note these are Early Bird Registration Fees which are in place until March 17, 2012. Fee is per attendee.


Location: Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel , 250 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801 To register and for additional details, please visit:

Environmental Compliance Seminar 2/9

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Date: February 9, 2012
Time: 9 a.m.– 12 p.m.
Location: 172 Pembroke Rd Concord, NH
Cost: $40

Global environmental compliance regulations, what you don’t know can have a very large negative impact on your company’s bottom line. If your product’s destination is to any of the countries or regions below, you need to understand what materials it cannot contain. EU RoHS Recast Directive 2011/65/EU European Union, which is comprised of 27 EU member states, has revised the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive, Directive 2011/65/EU, commonly referred to as EU RoHS. The seminar will identify the significant changes, their impact to selected functions and what needs to be done to achieve and maintain compliance.
EU REACH Update We will explore the current differing opinions in regards to the definition of an article and how it would impact manufacturers who export product to the EU. The list of Substances of Very High Concern continues to expand, could you disclose the SVHCs in your articles if asked?
China RoHS Update Where are we, phase 1 is in place, has phase 2 begun? This update will provide the answers. Vietnam RoHS, India RoHS/WEEE are these the same as China and EU RoHS? Attend and discover what you need to know.
About the Speaker:
Ken Stanvick has over 28 years of hands on experience in the High Tech Electronics Industry. His responsibilities have spanned the roles of individual contributor, manager, and independent strategic advisor to executive management. Prior to co-founding DCA, he held various individual contributor and management positions at Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq Computer, HP, Raytheon, and AT&T. Ken is recognized as an industry expert and trusted resource for global environmental regulations and has conducted environmental compliance seminars and training in the USA, Canada, and Mexico.
To register for this seminar, please go to: http://www.exportnh.org/
calendar/registration.aspx. If you choose to pay by check, please make the check out to SNHU/IIB, and mail it to the ITRC at:
P.O. Box 1856
Concord, NH 03301
International Trade
Resource Center
172 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH 03301
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1856
Concord, NH 03301
P: 603.271.8444
F: 603.271.6784 For more information, please contact Ellie White at 603.271.8444 or email

Interest in Growing Your Business in Southwest New Hampshire?

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Cheshire County is looking to find businesses and organizations that may be interested in starting or expanding to South West NH.  Interested businesses should be involved in or will provide benefit to the farm and food economy of the region.  The County is in the preliminary stages of determining if there is interest in the proposed Cheshire County Commons Farm and Food Hub. 

 ·         If you have any interest in following the development of this property with an eye toward locating your business or organization there that will benefit the farm and food economy of the region please let us know. 

·         If you would like to be considered for future notifications on the property’s development please email us a paragraph stating your interest and what opportunities you could see for your organization or business. 

 We are looking to create a list of businesses and organizations that would have the potential to relocate or start in this facility. 

 There is no commitment, we just want to hear from you.  Please find information on the facility and property attached and below.   For any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Amanda Costello at the Cheshire County Conservation District 603.756.2988 ext.116

Cobham to Bring 120 Jobs to Exeter, New Hampshire

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

EXETER, NH – Cobham Antenna Systems — a world leader in the design and manufacture of communication systems and antennas serving commercial aviation, defense and law enforcement – is consolidating their operations by bringing 120 new jobs from Methuen, Massachusetts to their Exeter, New Hampshire plant.

“We are excited about this move to New Hampshire, including the expansion of our Exeter plant” said John Moore, Vice-President of Cobham’s Microwave Component business unit. “Consolidating the specialized design and manufacturing of microwave and electro-mechanical rotating devices will greatly complement what we do here in Exeter.”  As part of this consolidation, Cobham will close its 80,000 square foot plant in Methuen, Massachusetts.

Michael Bergeron, Business Development Manager, and Christine Davis, Business Resource Specialist, with the N.H. Division of Economic Development, worked with Cobham in this move to New Hampshire.  “New Hampshire’s low taxes, business friendly attitude, and available space, helped Cobham in their decision to relocate,” said Bergeron.

Cobham is an international company that employs more than 10,000 people on five continents, with customers and partners in more than 100 countries.

For further information on the benefits of New Hampshire, contact Michael Bergeron at 603-271-2591.

SCORE Portsmouth offers-How to Start or Grow a Business

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Subjects covered in this workshop will include:           

Using the Internet to run you business more efficiently

Tips for building a successful website

Tips for improving your website’s search ranking

How to advertise your business using the Internet

How to sell products on the Internet

Learn about how to use the Internet to help your business from experienced executives and obtain valuable tools and reference materials to assist you. Thanks to the generous support of Citizens Bank, admission to this workshop is free of charge.

SCORE continues to provide individualized business counseling free of charge and attendees will have the opportunity to schedule a free follow-up counseling session.  For more information or to reserve a seat, call SCORE at (603) 433-0575 or visit our website at www.seacoast.score.org.