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Even the most effective online marketers have room for improvement. We’ll help you think in a more global direction and consider how digital strategy fits into your broader international sales plan. During these one-hour sessions you will:

  • Learn about government assistance programs for U.S. companies who export
  • Discover the basics of digital strategy for eCommerce
  • Get a preview of the Website Globalization Review (WGR) Gap Analysis*
  • Hear how to qualify for up to $10,000 in grant funding to globalize your company’s website
  • Enjoy a customized event, tailored to the Consumer Goods sector in Washington State

Washington State-based Companies who register before March 1 will be automatically entered into consideration for a FREE WGR, a $100—$400 value. This is in part funded through the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grant awarded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

This program brought to you in partnership with:

  • U.S. Commercial Service – Seattle
  • EFACW
  • Washington State Department of Commerce

Don’t miss the focused sessions as a continued part of this Digital Strategy 2021 Series:

March 10 | 10 – 11 a.m. Pacific Time: All industries – Register here

March 17| 10 – 11 a.m. Pacific Time: Rural focus – Register here

March 24| 10 – 11 a.m. Pacific Time: Consumer Goods

March 31| 10 – 11 a.m. Pacific Time: Advanced Manufacturing – Register here

Please join our very own Ken Wenninger from NorthwestTAAC in a discussion on Aerospace Business Resources! Ken and Teresa Delicino, from WorkForce Central will be collaborating to share this opportunity to serve the aerospace business community!

Please RSVP to  to recieve a link to the webinar.

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WEDA Onward & Upward: Economic Recovery Resources Forum, Vancouver, WA

Tue, Jul 14, 2020, 8:00 AM – Wed, Jul 15, 2020, 1:30 PM

Join fellow economic development, government, port, business, tribal, education and community leaders from throughout Washington to engage with experts regarding the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The online Forum will focus on tools and strategies for economic developers to leverage in order to help their communities recover jobs, foster economic opportunity and spark re-investment across Washington.

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Have you ever been confused by state regulations? Do you know your Paid Family and Medical Leave tax responsibilities? Are you unsure if you’re fully in compliance and up-to-date? Want to avoid paying penalties? Are you missing out on tax savings? Do you ever say, “I wish I had known”?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, sign up now for this important business workshop. The morning workshop is repeated in the afternoon.

Morning workshop

  • 8:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Small Business Resource Fair

  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Afternoon workshop

  • 1:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

We’re here to help!

Come to a workshop with business-friendly representatives from the Washington State Department of Revenue, Employment Security, Labor & Industries, and the Governor’s Office of Regulatory Innovation and Assistance. They’ve teamed up to bring important information to businesses.

Learn:

  • Regulation updates
  • Valuable programs & services
  • A one-stop website for businesses
  • Best practices & tips for success

Bring:

  • Questions
  • Pain Points
  • Suggestions

Brought to you by the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship and Sequim Dungeness-Valley Chamber of Commerce, SBA, Governor’s Office of Regulatory Innovation and Assistance, Employment Security Department, Labor and Industries and Department of Revenue.

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2020 WCIT Trade Summit

April 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm UTC+0Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 7th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98121 United States + Google Map $125 – $1500

Register Now Early bird pricing available for a limited time! Each year the Washington Trade Summit attracts more than 300 of the state’s business, government, and community leaders to connect and learn about key issues in international trade policy through this information-packed half day conference. This year’s conference theme centers around 2020’s trade policy outlook. Stay tuned for upcoming speaker lineup!

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Have you wanted to obtain certification but don’t have the budget for a consultant and don’t have the knowledge to do it alone? We’re offering the solution! Walk through the process in our workshop series and be ready to apply for certification upon successful completion.

Introductory Session:  Kick Start your ISO 9001/AS9100 Implementation:
Thursday, January 16, 2020, 10 am—12 pm
SWIMA and IDAA Members $40, Non-members $60 

Overview of the basic resources and milestones required for achieving ISO 9001 / AS9100 registration; review of what will be covered in the workshop series and optional on-site consultations; expectations and requirements on the part of workshop participants. Review the goals for participants and address questions about the series and registration process.

Register Here for Intro Session    
4-Part Workshop Series
February 20th, March 12th, April 9th, April 30th
Each session from 10 am—2:30 pm
SWIMA and IDAA Members $2,250, Non-members—$2,650

Early bird discount, register by Friday, January 24th to save $150. Price is for two representatives per company registration, two additional people can be added for $250 each.  Includes lunch for all registrants. See page 2-3 for full workshop session details. 

Register Here for 4-Part Series     Space is limited, register today!
For details on this event and more, visit our events page.    

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For The AUVSI Cascade Chapter 2019 Fall Symposium
October 2-3 | Pendleton, Oregon

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from end users and experts about UAS opportunities, challenges, and innovations. As one of the few FAA approved UAS Test Ranges, Pendleton, OR is at the heart of where innovative companies are creating the future of UAS. The city of Pendleton is hosting free shuttle service and hotel discounts. The symposium is being held at the Pendleton Convention Center next to the world famous Pendleton Round-Up arena.

You also won’t want to miss the networking social the evening of October 2nd. This is where Let’r Buck meets Let’r Fly!
 

For more information contact: Lori Brown, Director, AVUSI Cascade Chapter.

Exporting Fundamentals with Noted Export Expert Mike Allocca
April 16th 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Idaho District Export Council is excited to welcome back to
Boise, Mike Allocca, for a 1/2 day seminar on Export Fundamentals.
The seminar will meet the needs of anyone interested in or involved with exports, sales, customer service, traffic management and purchasing.
Topics will include:

Due Diligence- Knowing your customer
Introduction to Incoterms® 2010
Ways to minimize your risk
Schedule B /HTS classification
Export Mgt Compliance Program


Seminar Details:
Location: Idaho State Department of Agriculture in Boise, ID.
$45 per person for those who register by April 5th.
Price will increase to $75 thereafter.
Attendees will receive reference materials, morning coffee/tea & lunch.

To learn more and register, Click here!  

For additional information or questions, contact Jennifer Verdon of Idaho Commerce and the DEC at 208.287.3165 or Seating is limited so sign up today.

Exclusive Event for Oregon Manufacturers

Oregon’s top manufacturing companies will come together for informational keynotes, actionable breakouts, and a business to business matchmaking session, all while getting the chance to network with industry peers. The agenda is created exclusively for manufacturers.

Take advantage of earlybird pricing before February 11, 2019 and find more information at: http://summit.omep.org.

Grow Your Business Internationally

Nov. 15, 2018, 7:30 a.m. – noon, Auburn

Get tips on how to position your business for success in international markets. Washington state has a broad range of free and low-cost export promotion services tailored to small and mid-sized businesses, and this half-day session provides a roadmap to where and when to reach out.

The Washington Export Outreach Team, formed by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Ex-Im Bank, Washington State Department of Commerce and others, hosts the event and will have experts on hand to answer questions.

Topics include:
•How to develop an export business plan and identify and validate international markets
• How to find qualified buyers, agents and distributors to grow foreign sales
• Determine how to ship your products internationally
• Identify how to get paid, mitigate non-payment risks and finance your export transactions
• Real-life success stories about Washington small business exporters

To register, please visit the event page.

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