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Posted on: February 23, 2012

Seneca to host international trade networking event

Seneca in Nemaha County in northeast Kansas will host an international trade networking event on March 14. This event is open to company owners and economic development officials who are interested in conducting international business. The event will give such participants an opportunity to network with active exporters and hear from federal and state officials about available resources.

WHAT: International trade networking event, sponsored by the Kansas Department of Commerce; Northeast Kansas Coalition for Rural Economic Development; Seneca Downtown Impact; and the Settle Inn at Spring Creek. Supporting organizations include U.S. Commercial Service, Kansas City; Kansas International Trade Coordinating Council; and the U.S. Small Business Administration (USBA).

WHEN/WHERE: 8:30 a.m.-noon, March 14, at the Settle Inn at Spring Creek, 1615 North St. (Highway 36), Seneca, Kan. 66538.

PROGRAM INFORMATION: The program includes sessions on getting started in conducting international business, and using state and federal resources and the Kansas State Trade Export Promotion (STEP) Grant. Speakers include company representatives from Bio-Microbics, Wenger Manufacturing, and Landoll Corp., all previous winners of the Governor’s Export of the Year Award, which recognizes exceptional international marketing success and encourages growth of the state’s export markets.

Additional speakers will be Ruby Sirna, international trade specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce; Linda Glover, senior LRS, USBA; and Nathalie Scharf, STEP Grant manager, Kansas Department of Commerce.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: For online registration and complete program details, go to Registration is free, and lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Linda Honeyman, Seneca Travel and Tourism, (785) 336-3663, or the Department’s Greg Call, (316) 771-6808,

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