EXPORT BOOT CAMP SEMINAR: Export Logistics and Financing


Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm EST

LocationMcAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Concord, NH

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Cost: Free*

Presented by: Caroline Brown and Nicole Dunbar, Highland Forwarding; Phillip Frechette, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA); Leanne Spees, The Provident Bank

Deadline to register: Friday, October 25, 2019 at 3pm EST

The Office of International Commerce, the U.S. Commercial Services Office and Granite State District Export Council are pleased to present an in-person training on Export Logistics and Financing.

Caroline Brown and Nicole Dunbar will provide an overview of preparing international shipments, INCOTERMS and the process of ACE filings. Then, Phillip Frechette from New Hampshire’s SBA will lead a discussion on export loan programs available for small businesses through the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Leanne Spees will conclude the training with information on EXIM Bank financing programs, how to ensure payment from your international buyer and how to hedge risks with wire transfer payments in foreign currency.

Register today to make sure you are preparing your international shipments correctly and learn about export financing programs available to your business!

*This training will be free of charge, if your company meets SBA’s eligibility requirements to access STEP funding.  If your company is not eligible for STEP, there will be a $75.00 fee per person for the seminar.  A small discount is applied if you purchase multiple sessions.  Please complete the registration form to determine your cost.  Information on the STEP Grant Award will be available Fall 2019.*

About the Presenters:

Highland Forwarding, Inc. was established in 1998 and has quickly grown to become one of the fastest growing logistics companies in the USA. We provide international freight forwarding services through our alliances with ocean shipping lines, airlines, and 1000+ freight forwarding partners in over 150 countries worldwide. We hold major shipping contracts to assure competitive pricing. We are a privately held company with extremely high standards. Highland is based in Londonderry, New Hampshire, just 45 minutes from Boston’s port and airport. Highland handles both general and project cargo shipments worldwide. Highland employs over 30 people at our headquarters and have been recognized and awarded multiple times as one of the fastest growing logistics companies in the USA.

Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.

The Provident Bank is an innovative, commercial bank that finds solutions for our business and private clients.  We are committed to strengthening the economic development of the regions we serve, by working closely with businesses and private clients and delivering superior products and high-touch services to meet your banking needs. We differentiate ourselves by providing: Expertise in International, Renewable Energy, M&A, SBA, C&I and CRE financing, Tailored financing solutions using innovative technology, Foreign Exchange Services, Bank-owned SWIFT code, Depositors Insurance Fund (DIF) insuring 100% of deposits, Empowered employees with the authority to make important decisions , Prompt and personal service throughout your entire relationship, Access to Executive Management Team, Business education and support through strategic partnerships with state & local agencies and Third party-validation through customer testimonials and awards.