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World Trade Center Charleston hosts Export Finance Seminar with the College of Charleston

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June 23, 2014

Charleston, SC – World Trade Center Charleston, an initiative of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, and the Global Business Resource Center at the College of Charleston are hosting a seminar on export financing for small and medium sized businesses. Michael K. Jackson of the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. will discuss how to utilize the bank, which is now a partner of World Trade Center Charleston. Other industry experts will address letters of credit, export financing through the SBA and export insurance. There is no cost to attend the seminar, which will be held on June 26 from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Charleston Metro Chamber.

Michael K. Jackson, Director of City/State Partners & Small Business, Export-Import Bank of the United States
Charlotte Starfire, Director of Trade and Supply Chain Finance at Bank of America
Angela Johnson, President, Export Insurance Services, Inc.
Tom Lauria, Area Manager, Small Business Development Center

WHAT:    Export Finance Seminar

WHEN:     Thursday, June 26
8:30 – 12 p.m.

WHERE:     Charleston Metro Chamber
4500 Leeds Ave., North Charleston

COST:     Free
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Members of the news media interested in covering the event, interviewing speakers and/or needing additional information for follow up stories, contact Laura Bright, Vice President of Marketing at or by phone at 843-647-8070 (m) or Erin Aylor, Marketing Director at or by phone at 704-953-4317 (m).

About World Trade Center Charleston: An initiative of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce located in North Charleston , South Carolina and a member of the World Trade Centers Association. Businesses interested in learning more about WTCC and global commerce are encouraged to visit and for more information.

About the Chamber: With more than 1,700 member organizations representing 100,000 professionals, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce serves as the collective voice of the business community, and a catalyst for advancing the region’s economy and enhancing members’ success through Advocacy, Innovation, Talent and Business Advancement. Visit