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  • May 25, 2016 7:18 PM | Anonymous

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    ADOT News Release: Cross Border Traffic On The Rise Between Arizona and Mexico:  Jobs  & Economic Development Benefit

    PHOENIX – Nearly 8,000 more trucks, 400,000 more passenger vehicles and 900,000 more people entering the U.S. in 2015 through Arizona’s international ports of entry speak to numbers critical to this state’s economy: 

     

    • $30 billion in imports and exports passing through Arizona’s ports during the year, including much of the produce consumed in the U.S. during the winter.
    • $16.8 billion in Arizona exports to Mexico during 2015.
    • 100,000 Arizona jobs supported by trade with Mexico.
    • $7.8 million spent daily by those visiting Arizona from Mexico.

     

    “The impact of our ports of entry is far reaching,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “The increase in cross-border traffic is another example of Arizona’s flourishing business climate and growing opportunities for economic development.”

     

    U.S. Department of Transportation figures for northbound traffic at Arizona ports of entry showed commercial trucks up 2.1 percent (388,657 total), passenger vehicles up 4.5 percent (8.9 million total) and people visiting Arizona up 4.1 percent (23.8 million total). 

     

    U.S. DOT data show that traffic has increased steadily through the years at ports of entry in Nogales, San Luis, Douglas, Lukeville, Naco and Sasabe: 

     

    “This amount of cross-border traffic and the continual upward trend in volume means we must continue to make smart investments at the border and ensure that our ports of entry have the necessary staffing and resources to operate effectively, efficiently and safely,” said John Halikowski, director of the Arizona Department of Transportation. “ADOT is working to improve transportation infrastructure at the border, along with traffic flows, with projects slated for State Route 189 and Interstate 19, and ongoing efforts to study how to build Interstate 11 from Nogales to the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge.”   

     

    David Farca, president of the Arizona-Mexico Commission, noted that the figures don’t reflect the fact that ports handle southbound traffic as well. 

     

    “In reality, our ports of entry processed close to 800,000 trucks, 17 million cars, 48 million people and 1,600 trains,” Farca said. “The ports of entry that connect Arizona to Mexico are of great significance to our economy.”  

     

    Arizona also sees considerable sales tax revenue from people who pass through ports of entry to shop, not only in the border communities but the Tucson and Phoenix areas as well.

     

    “A vibrant business relationship with Mexico is key to the growth of Arizona’s economy,” said Sandra Watson, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “Our region shares many assets and strengths in areas such as advanced manufacturing, aerospace, optics, agriculture and much more. Continuing to link resources and leverage assets such as infrastructure and transportation will diversify our economy and enhance our region’s overall competitive position.”

     

    ADOT, the Arizona Commerce Authority, the Arizona-Mexico Commission and the Arizona Office of Tourism promote trade and quality infrastructure as members of the Transportation and Trade Corridor Alliance (azttca.org). The group, which also includes community leaders in transportation and international trade, was created in 2012 to help boost economic development and create jobs.

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    For media information contact: ADOT Public Information Office: news@azdot.gov, or 1.800.949.8057

  • May 07, 2016 8:35 PM | Anonymous

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    OWIT-Phoenix announces international luncheon and networking event: “Doing Business in Africa

               

    The Organization for Women in International Trade-Phoenix Chapter, is pleased to announce international luncheon and networking event: “Doing Business in Africa: Why U.S. Businesses Should Not Overlook this Land of Opportunity”, and welcome panel guest speakers, Maria Elena Rivero, Senior International Trade Specialist, International Trade Administration (ITA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Sheila Kariuki, Chief Executive, Resource Associates Limited, a Kenyan-owned Human Resource Consultancy firm and Lee Clegg, President of the Africa Business Portal. Luncheon event will be held on Thursday, May 19th, at the Maricopa Association of Governments Building, 302 North First Avenue, 2nd Floor Phoenix, AZ 85003, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Cost for this event, is $25 for OWIT-Phoenix members, $35 non-members, $10 students. For more information regarding this event, go to http://owitphoenix.org/programsandevents.

    The Organization for Women in International Trade, established in 1989, is a non-profit organization, with 25 chapters and over 3000 members worldwide, whose mission is to foster and support international trade and the advancement of women and men in business by providing an educational forum, expert advice and networking opportunities.

     

    For media information contact OWIT-Phoenix, Acting President, Melissa Proctor, at president@owit-phoenix.com, or Director Marketing & Public Relations, Laura Halik, pr@owit-phoenix.com. URL: http://www.owitphoenix.org

     

     

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  • January 23, 2016 4:29 PM | Anonymous
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    OWIT-Phoenix introduces new acting executive board member team to lead chapter in 2016

               

    The Organization for Women in International Trade, Phoenix Chapter, was pleased to introduce its new acting executive board member team, a dynamic group of professional women in international trade who will lead the local chapter in 2016.

    Announcement was made at “Discover Arizona 2016” International Networking Reception, at “Chocolade Van Brugge, Traditional Belguim Chocolates.” Event was held Thursday, January 21st, at 4225 N. Marshall Way, #2, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251

    The Organization for Women in International Trade, established in 1989, is a non-profit organization, with 25 chapters and over 3000 members worldwide, whose mission is to foster and support international trade and the advancement of women and men in business by providing an educational forum, expert advice and networking opportunities.

    For media information contact OWIT-Phoenix, acting President, Melissa Proctor, at president@owit-phoenix.com, or acting Director Marketing & Public Relations, Laura Halik, pr@owit-phoenix.com. URL: http://www.owitphoenix.org

     

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  • January 07, 2016 3:57 PM | Anonymous

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    OWIT-Phoenix announces new event: “Discover Arizona 2016 International Networking Reception”

               

    The Organization for Women in International Trade, Phoenix Chapter, is pleased to announce international trade event: “Discover Arizona 2016 International Networking Reception”: A meet and greet networking reception with an international flair, featuring Scottsdale’s “Chocolade Van Brugge, Traditional Belguim Chocolates”. Event will be held on Thursday, January 21st, at 4225 N. Marshall Way, #2, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Cost for this event is $10 for OWIT-Phoenix members, $20 non-members, $10 students. For more information regarding this event, go to http://owitphoenix.org/programsandevents.

    The Organization for Women in International Trade, established in 1989, is a non-profit organization, with 25 chapters and over 3000 members worldwide, whose mission is to foster and support international trade and the advancement of women and men in business by providing an educational forum, expert advice and networking opportunities.

     

    For media information contact OWIT-Phoenix, acting President, Melissa Proctor, at president@owit-phoenix.com, or acting Director Marketing & Public Relations, Laura Halik, pr@owit-phoenix.com. URL: http://www.owitphoenix.org

     

     

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  • November 19, 2015 6:20 PM | Anonymous
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

     

    OWIT-Phoenix awards 2015 international charity recipient: “Family Promise of Greater Phoenix”

                           

    The Organization for Women in International Trade-Phoenix Chapter, announced its   annual international charity award recipient organization for 2015: “Family Promise of Greater Phoenix”, a non-profit charity organization in operation since 2000 providing shelter and programs which have helped over 500 families, enabling them to move from homelessness to self-sufficiency, http://familypromiseaz.org/about/. 

     

    The charity award took place at the OWIT-Phoenix international trade event, held on November 19th at the Maricopa Association of Governments Building, 302 N. 1st Ave, Second Floor, Phoenix, Arizona, 85003. 

     

    The Organization for Women in International Trade, established in 1989, is a non-profit organization, with 25 chapters and over 3000 members worldwide, whose mission is to foster and support international trade and the advancement of women and men in business by providing an educational forum, expert advice and networking opportunities.

     

    For media information contact OWIT-Phoenix, President, Judy Lukas, at president@owit-phoenix.com, or Director Marketing & Public Relations, Laura Halik, marketing@owit-phoenix.com. Telephone:       URL: http://www.owitphoenix.org

     

     

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  • November 11, 2015 2:31 PM | Anonymous

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    OWIT-Phoenix announces international event: “The Impact of Recent Developments in the U.S. Embargo on Cuba”

               

    The Organization for Women in International Trade-Phoenix Chapter, is pleased to announce international trade event: “More Than Just Cigars, Rum & Coffee: The Impact of Recent Developments in the U.S. Embargo on Cuba on U.S. Companies”, and welcome special guest speaker, Melissa Proctor, Shareholder, Polsinelli PC. Event will be held on Thursday, November 19th, at the Maricopa Association of Governments Building, 302 North First Avenue, 2nd Floor Phoenix, AZ 85003, from 8:30 am to 11:00 am. Cost for this event is Free for OWIT-Phoenix members, $35 non-members, $25 students. For more information regarding this event, go to http://owitphoenix.org/programsandevents.

    The Organization for Women in International Trade, established in 1989, is a non-profit organization, with 25 chapters and over 3000 members worldwide, whose mission is to foster and support international trade and the advancement of women and men in business by providing an educational forum, expert advice and networking opportunities.

     

    For media information contact OWIT-Phoenix, President, Judy Lukas, at president@owit-phoenix.com, or Director Marketing & Public Relations, Laura Halik, pr@owit-phoenix.com. URL: http://www.owitphoenix.org

     

     

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  • September 11, 2015 7:41 PM | Anonymous
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    OWIT-Phoenix announces international event: “How to Execute a Customs Broker Bid: Where Do I Start?”

               

    The Organization for Women in International Trade-Phoenix Chapter, is pleased to announce international trade event: “How to Execute a Customs Broker Bid: Where Do I Start?”, and welcome special guest speaker, Stephanie Ierley, Customs Compliance Manager, PetSmart Inc. Event will be held on Thursday, September 17th at the Maricopa Association of Governments Building, 302 North First Avenue, 2nd Floor Phoenix, AZ 85003, from 8:30 am to 11:00 am. Cost for this event is Free for OWIT-Phoenix members, $35 non-members, $25 students. For more information regarding this event, go to http://owitphoenix.org/programsandevents.

    The Organization for Women in International Trade, established in 1989, is a non-profit organization, with 25 chapters and over 3000 members worldwide, whose mission is to foster and support international trade and the advancement of women and men in business by providing an educational forum, expert advice and networking opportunities.

     

    For media information contact OWIT-Phoenix, President, Judy Lukas, at president@owit-phoenix.com, or Director Marketing & Public Relations, Laura Halik, pr@owit-phoenix.com. URL: http://www.owitphoenix.org

     

     

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  • June 10, 2015 1:34 PM | Anonymous

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    OWIT-Phoenix announces international event: “Understanding Imports and Exports with the ATA Carnet”

                           

    The Organization for Women in International Trade-Phoenix Chapter, is pleased to announce international trade event: “Understanding Imports and Exports with the ATA Carnet”, and welcome special guest speaker, Amanda Barlow, V.P. ATA Carnet, Roanoke Insurance Group. Event will be held on Thursday, June 18th at the Maricopa Association of Governments Building, 302 North First Avenue, 2nd Floor Phoenix, AZ 85003, from 8:30 am to 11:00 am. Cost for this event is Free for OWIT-Phoenix members, $35 non-members, $25 students. For more information regarding this event, go to http://owitphoenix.org/event-1951682.

    The Organization for Women in International Trade, established in 1989, is a non-profit organization, with 25 chapters and over 3000 members worldwide, whose mission is to foster and support international trade and the advancement of women and men in business by providing an educational forum, expert advice and networking opportunities.

     

    For media information contact OWIT-Phoenix, President, Judy Lukas, at president@owit-phoenix.com, or Director Marketing & Public Relations, Laura Halik, marketing@owit-phoenix.com. Telephone:       URL: http://www.owitphoenix.org

     

     

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  • March 06, 2015 10:23 AM | Anonymous

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    OWIT-Phoenix announces international event: “International Business: China: Strategies for Success”

                           

    The Organization for Women in International Trade-Phoenix Chapter, is pleased to announce international trade  event: “International Business China: Tips & Strategies to Ensure Success Success in the Chinese Market”, and welcome special guest speaker, Karen Dickinson,  Shareholder, Polsinelli Law Firm, for an informative international trade, and open Q & A discussion. Event will be held on Thursday, March 19th at the Maricopa Association of Governments Building, 302 North First Avenue, 2nd Floor Phoenix, AZ 85003, from 8:30 am to 11:00 am. Cost for this event is Free for OWIT-Phoenix members, $35 non-members, $25 students. For more information regarding this event, go to http://www.owitphoenix.org/event-1829024.

    The Organization for Women in International Trade, established in 1989, is a non-profit organization, with 25 chapters and over 3000 members worldwide, whose mission is to foster and support international trade and the advancement of women and men in business by providing an educational forum, expert advice and networking opportunities.

     

    For media information contact OWIT-Phoenix, President, Judy Lukas, at president@owit-phoenix.com, or Director Marketing & Public Relations, Laura Halik, marketing@owit-phoenix.com. Telephone:       URL: http://www.owitphoenix.org

     

     

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  • February 05, 2015 1:26 PM | Anonymous

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    OWIT-Phoenix announces new international trade event: “Congestion Woes at U.S. West Coast Ports"

                           

    The Organization for Women in International Trade-Phoenix Chapter, is pleased to announce international trade  event: “Congestion Woes at U.S. West Coast Ports: When will it end?”, and welcome special guest speaker, Kathleen Charchenko,  Assistant Marketing Manager for the Business Development Division at the Port of Long Beach, California, for an informative international trade discussion. Event will be held on Thursday, February 19th at the Maricopa Association of Governments Building,

    302 North First Avenue, 2nd Floor Phoenix, AZ 85003, from 8:30 am to 11:00 am. Cost for this event is Free for OWIT-Phoenix members, $35 non-members, $25 students. For more information regarding this event, go to http://www.owitphoenix.org/event-1829024.

    The Organization for Women in International Trade, established in 1989, is a non-profit organization, with 25 chapters and over 3000 members worldwide, whose mission is to foster and support international trade and the advancement of women and men in business by providing an educational forum, expert advice and networking opportunities.

    For media information, please contact OWIT Phoenix, President, Judy Lukas, at president@owit-phoenix.com, or Director Marketing & Public Relations, Laura Halik, marketing@owit-phoenix.com. URL: http://www.owitphoenix.org

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