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Global Small Business Forum 2015 in Chicago

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Maureen Longoria, Paxton’s Midwest Director of Global Business Development, attended the first annual Global Small Business Forum in Chicago on October 23rd. The day began with an inspiring presentation from Marc Schulman, President of Eli’s Cheesecake. Marc shared the rich history behind the family owned company and some insight into Eli’s exporting story. Marc encouraged those companies considering exporting to seize the opportunity.

Following Marc’s presentation were three panels of experts discussing their experience with exporting everything from products to services and the ins and outs of e-commerce. Kati Suominen, Founder and CEO of Next Trade Group, was the keynote luncheon speaker. Other keynote speakers discussed the opportunities opened by digitization for you to sell and market your products/services online. The day ended with a cocktail hour overlooking Chicago’s amazing skyline.

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