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Training Available to Help Small Businesses, Women-Owned and Minority-Owned Firms in Los Angeles Area Increase Foreign Sales

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce To Host Symposium In Los Angeles, Calif., Thursday, August 4


Media Contact Name/Phone: 

Marianna Ohe (202) 565-3200

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with City National Bank, the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Small Business Administration will host an exporter symposium August 4, 2005 in Los Angeles, Calif.

The training is designed for small businesses and women-owned and minority-owned companies in Los Angeles and surrounding areas that wish to learn how to find and finance foreign buyers and increase their sales. The seminar will focus on challenges specific to these businesses

Attendees will learn how to find international buyers, access valuable trade information, obtain working capital loans, protect against the risk of nonpayment, and offer buyer financing with the U.S. government's assistance.


Symposium for Small Business and Women- and Minority-owned U.S. Companies

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Thursday, August 4, 2005

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
350 S. Bixel Street, Board Room
Los Angeles, California


$29 (includes training materials and breakfast)
Government attendance is complimentary


On-line registration is available by logging onto www.exim.gov and clicking on the seminars link, or you may call (202) 565-3936 or fax your application to (202) 565-3723.

Ex-Im Bank, the official export credit agency of the United States, is in its 71st year of helping finance the sale of U.S. exports, primarily to emerging markets throughout the world, by providing loan guarantees, export credit insurance and direct loans. In fiscal year 2004, Ex-Im Bank authorized financing to support $17.8 billion of U.S. exports worldwide. For more information, visit www.exim.gov.