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Join us at the Identify Resources Open House on March 18. This event will bring together representatives from 15 different organizations to answer your questions and help identify ways you can take your business to the next level.

The purpose of the open house is to allow attendees to develop global business relationships, identify prospects in international markets, find financing to support expanding businesses and connect with local resources who can provide export services. The event is ideal for companies and individuals who are exploring export opportunities for the first time or those looking to expand into a new region. It will be a one stop shop for companies looking to grow internationally. You won’t want to miss it.

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Identify Resources Open House Details:
Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: World Trade Center at City Creek
60 E South Temple St. #300
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Light refreshments will be served

Representatives from companies and organizations that will be in attendance include:

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Utah District Office assists hundreds of small businesses each year by providing financial assistance through SBA’s loan programs. SBA provides access to capital programs including guaranteed loans, counseling programs such as SCORE, SBDC, Women’s Business Center and procurement programs known as the 3 C’s capital, counseling, and contracting.  SBA also has a great online training tools.

Cargo-Link International provides premium services to shippers and consignees in the Intermountain West. From its headquarters the company provides its customers with a link to a transportation network throughout the United States and the World. Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in the Western United States, Cargo-Link International has been doing business in Utah and the surrounding states for more than 30 years. Cargo-Link has built a reliable partner network in major cities throughout the World and the United States. With technological capabilities it is able to manage and arrange logistics services throughout the U.S.A. It is a proud member of World Cargo Alliance Inc., which gives it a worldwide reach with reliable and stable partners for all your logistics needs.

The Utah Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) provides one-on-one confidential evaluation and guidance by knowledgeable advisors with real-life business experience in all areas of business, including business finance, marketing, human resources, international business, strategy planning, entrepreneurship and operations.

The Utah U.S. Export Assistance Center (USEAC) is dedicated to helping Utah businesses realize their export potential. Part of an extensive network of domestic and international offices staffed by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Utah USEAC assists Utah firms in exporting by providing expert counseling and advice, information on foreign markets, international contacts, and advocacy services. The Utah USEAC office can also provide information on all Federal programs designed to support international trade.

Governor’s Office of Economic Development State Trade & Export Promotion (STEP) offers matching grants that can help your business enter dynamic global markets that will make your business even more successful. Activities have been designed to assist small businesses at every stage of export development. Small businesses will definitely want to take advantage of this unique opportunity to receive a matching grant up to $10,000 requiring a 100% cash match. Funds may be used to exhibit at an international trade show where the business is establishing a new international market. Recipients will demonstrate an ability to make immediate sales and meet STEP return on investment (ROI) expectations.

U.S. Translation Company’s quality translation services allow you to communicate more quickly and effectively with your partners and customers and further your brand by reaching more people. For every project, from website translation to event interpretation, your message will remain clear and you will be represented professionally. U.S. Translation will assign a Project Coordinator to your account to ensure each step of the process is completed according to your exact specifications.

Parr Brown has a thriving international legal practice with clients in Asia, Europe, Latin America, South America, Africa, and Canada. One-third of our attorneys have lived overseas and speak second languages including Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Korean, French, German, Russian, Tagalog, Thai, and Lao. Parr Brown is also a founding member of Meritas Law Firms Worldwide – an integrated alliance of more than 170 independent commercial law firms across 60 countries. As the exclusive member firm in Utah, Parr Brown serves as the gateway to a worldwide legal network, offering clients the bottom-line benefit of coordinating their legal needs around the country, or the world, at incredibly competitive rates.

Zions Bank is a subsidiary of Zions Bancorporation that operates nearly 500 offices and 580 ATMs in 10 Western states. As a full-service bank, Zions offers commercial, installment and mortgage loans; trust services; foreign banking services; electronic and online banking services; automatic deposit and nationwide banking and transfer services; as well as the more familiar checking and savings programs. In addition to a wide range of traditional banking services, Zions offers a comprehensive array of investment and mortgage services, and has a network of loan origination offices for small businesses nationwide. Founded in 1873, Zions has been serving the communities of the Intermountain West for more than 140 years.

OOCL  is well respected in the industry with a reputation for providing customer-focused solutions, a quality-through-excellence approach and continual innovation. OOCL is one of the leading international carriers serving China, providing a full range of logistics and transportation services throughout the country. It is also an industry leader in the use of information technology and e-commerce to manage the entire cargo process.

PMI Foods is a global enterprise that supplies an extensive range of products to all major international markets with corporate offices strategically located in the Americas, Asia and Europe. PMI Foods operates on several platforms representing two brands: PMI Global Solutions; managing product procurement, sales and logistics, and PMI Distribution; supplying the needs of local wholesale markets and providing high-quality products and service to end customers.

Key Bank is one of the nation’s largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $93.8 billion. Key companies provide investment management, retail and commercial banking, consumer finance, and investment banking products and services to individuals and companies throughout the United States and, for certain businesses, internationally. The company’s businesses deliver their products and services through branches and offices; a network of ATMs; telephone banking; and a website that provides account access and financial products 24 hours a day.

Expeditors is a global logistics company that satisfies the increasingly sophisticated needs of international trade through customized solutions and seamless, integrated information systems. Expeditors listen to your unique business needs and design tailored supply chain solutions. As a non-asset based organization, it has considerable flexibility when managing its customers’ supply chains. Expeditors’ industry professionals, award winning processes and globally unified systems ensure that it always live up to its promise: You’d be surprised how far we’ll go for you.®

Ballard Spahr’s mission, always, is to achieve the best possible outcome in collaboration with its client. Ballard Spahr looks at each question afresh, against an understanding of the client’s business, objectives, and tolerance for risk, and offer the time-honored or less conventional solution that maximizes the chances for successful resolution. Ballard Spahr pledges to provide exceptional knowledge and straightforward counsel. Practicality drives every recommended approach.

Wells Fargo’s core vision-based strategy is “cross-selling”— the process of offering customers the products and services they need, when they need them, to help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo wants to satisfy every financial need of commercial customers, large and small including working capital, insurance, real estate financing, equipment leasing, trade finance, investment banking and international banking and have more lead relationships than any competitor in every market it serves.

WTC Utah’s mission is to help Utah companies think, act and succeed globally. WTC Utah accomplishes this mission through four key objectives: Motivate and educate Utah businesses to expand their global presence through training seminars, regional forums and newsletters focused on international business development, trade issues and export opportunities. Build capacity of Utah businesses for international trade through B2B consultations to identify expansion goals, assess current capabilities, determine overseas opportunities and connect companies with market experts and potential partners. Expand global network of Utah businesses with foreign trade officials through networking opportunities with ambassadors, consuls general and diplomats from all around the world. Support partners in strengthening Utah’s international business economy through trade missions, trade shows, foreign direct investment efforts and free trade advocacy.