Agenda set for export seminar

Export seminar sponsored by the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth and TD Bank

Growth Strategies:
Expanding Your Business Internationally

Holiday Inn Johnstown-Gloversville
November 15, 2016

This export seminar includes networking and learning opportunities about potential markets, logistics, available export financing and cutting through red tape while establishing new lines of business between Fulton County, New York, and the world.

8:30 a.m.
Networking and Registration (Continental Breakfast)

9:00 a.m.

  • Ronald Peters, President & CEO, Fulton County Center for Regional Growth
  • Robert Davey, Regional Vice President for Upstate NY, TD Bank

Managing Payments and Finalizing the Sale

  • Strategies and options for sending and receiving money from overseas – Maria Aldrete, Director of Foreign Exchange Services, TD Securities LLC
  • Strategies for boosting international sales, managing risk and structuring transactions that benefit both buyers and sellers Andrea Ratay, Vice President, Global Trade Finance, TD Bank

10:00 a.m.
Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Discussion with Moderator

  • Supply Chain management: How to move your products internationally with efficiency and strategies to address some of the challenges facing companies – Tom Valentine, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Mainfreight USA and Carl Erickson, Director of Supply Chain, Plug Power Inc.

10:30 a.m.
Getting Ready to Export: Federal & State Assistance

  • Export Assistance from the federal government- Toni Corsini, NY/NJ Regional Manager, Office of International Trade, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Export Assistance from the state governmentEdward Kowalewski, Director of International Investment Programs & Private Sector Liaison to the World Bank,  Empire State Development

11:00 a.m.
Legal Environment of Exporting/Importing:

  • How to protect your intellectual property and what to be mindful of from a legal perspective David Miranda, Attorney, Heslin, Rothenberg, Farley & Mesiti P.C.

11:30 a.m.
Break and Networking

12:00 p.m.

12:30 p.m.
Special Guest Speaker 

  • Current state of U.S. and Global Economic Landscape – Implications for importers and  exporters– Brittany Baumann, Economist & Macro Strategist, TD Securities LLC

1:00  p.m. Final Words

  • Cedric Carter, Vice President & Senior Relationship Manager, TD Bank


Business Beginnings Fall Networking Event

Fulton County business owners:

No. 22 Bicycle Co. Production facility in Johnstown, NY

No. 22 Bicycle Co. in Johnstown, NY

FCCRG’s fall networking event…

“Business Beginnings”

will be

November 17, 2016
Holiday Inn, Johnstown at 6:00 p.m.

The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich Vireo Health Chief Horticulturalist Chuck Schmitt checks out some cannabis seedlings Wednesday at the Tryon Technology Park.

Vireo Health in Tryon Technology Park


The event will celebrate the newest businesses in Fulton County — 5 years or younger.

To be one of the featured businesses, please register here:

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For more information or to become a sponsor of this event, contact Becky at 725-7700 ext. 100 or email:

You’re Invited – FCCRG’s Networking Event Nov 22

You are invited to attend CRG’s main 2013 networking and fundraising event!

“A New Approach to Economic Development”

Friday, November 22, 2013
6-8 p.m.
to be held at:
The Eccentric Club
109 North Main Street, Gloversville

FREE Gift Bag for the first 50 guests
Business Networking • Silent Auction • Appetizers and food stations catered by Union Hall • Photo Raffle • Photo Contest winner announced

Event tickets only $45
To purchase an event pass, contact Becky at CRG 518-762-8700 ext. 100 or

Business Owners!
Ask about your chance to market your business at this event through:
Sponsorship • Auction or Promotional Items
Opportunities exist for you to take part in the action!

For the past several weeks, CRG has been receiving submissions for our Photo Contest and one local student’s photo will win the prize of a FREE Canon EOS Rebel T3 camera with kit lens. The top five photos will be on display and the winner will be announced as part of this event.

Raffle tickets can be purchased for a chance to take home one of the winning pictures!