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  • Council of Ethnic Chambers of Commerce continues to Promote International Trade; Collaborates with the City of Detroit’s Office of International Affairs

    Council of Ethnic Chambers of Commerce continues to Promote International Trade; Collaborates with the City of Detroit’s Office of International Affairs   November 9, 2015 – Detroit, MI            The Council of Ethnic Chambers of Commerce met earlier this week at the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority to hear Deputy Director & […]

  • Client Company Spotlight: PACKSTRONG

        Pushing boundaries and defying expectations… The Tejara Center is proud to post an update on one of our member clients, Mr. Dan El-Ayache, Co-Owner and CEO of PACKSTRONG. While many start their careers after college, Dan started his at the early age of 15 years old.  He is one of 4 siblings who […]

  • Congrats Fouad Ashkar – 2015 Heritage Hall of Fame Honoree!

    Congratulations to Tejara Center board member, Mr. Fouad Ashkar on being named a 2015 Heritage Hall of Fame Honoree! An induction ceremony will take place on November 19, 2015 at the International Institute Foundation 32nd Annual Awards Banquet inside Cobo Center, Detroit. The purpose of the Heritage Hall of Fame Award is to recognize exceptional leaders […]

  • Tejara Center Welcomes New Board Member

    The Tejara Center is pleased to welcome its newest board member, Mr. Fouad Ashkar.   Fouad Ashkar is the Manager of Economic Development and Ethnic Marketing for DTE Energy.  His responsibilities include developing and creating strategic relationships with ethnic business organizations, business leaders and customers in various ethnic communities.  Mr. Ashkar has more than 35 […]

  • Globally Connected, Locally Invested: Tejara Center partners with Startgrid Detroit

      The Tejara Center is pleased to announce a recent partnership with Startgrid Detroit, adding to its comprehensive list of resources. “We’re very excited to be partnering with the Tejara Center on our Startgrid Detroit website,” said Devon O’Reilly, Manager of Entrepreneurship & Detroit Engagement for the Detroit Regional Chamber.  “We share the Tejara Center’s commitment […]

  • REPS. BRENDA LAWRENCE, SANDY LEVIN, AND DEBBIE DINGELL AND MICHIGAN BUSINESS LEADERS SEND CLEAR MESSAGE TO HOUSE REPUBLICANS TO CALL A VOTE ON THE EXPIRED EX-IM BANK CHARTER

    REPS. BRENDA LAWRENCE, SANDY LEVIN, AND DEBBIE DINGELL AND MICHIGAN BUSINESS LEADERS SEND CLEAR MESSAGE TO HOUSE REPUBLICANS TO CALL A VOTE ON THE EXPIRED EX-IM BANK CHARTER Contact:Tracy Manzer (Lawrence) 202-225-5802Emily Serkaian (Levin), 202-225-4961Hannah Smith (Dingell), 202-225-4071July 1, 2015 | News ReleaseDETROIT – Reps. Lawrence (MI-14), Levin (MI-09), and Dingell (MI-12) joined business leaders from throughout Michigan Wednesday to demand […]

  • Breakfast of Nations: Diverse Pasts, Shared Future – May 13, 2015

            Come celebrate the launch of the “Welcoming Clinton Township” initiative at our 4th installment of the Breakfast of Nations event series to take place at the Italian American Cultural Center (43843 Romeo Plank Rd, Charter Twp of Clinton, MI 48038) on May 13, 2015.   We will explore Macomb County’s rich diversity, immigrant […]

  • Bureau of Industry and Security: How To Develop an Export Management and Compliance Program/Technology Controls

    Program Description: During the two-day program, you will learn first-hand from senior U.S. Government officials about the elements of an effective export compliance management program as well as the current issues and trends in export control policies, regulations, enforcement and practices. Both days will include networking opportunities, offering you the chance to mingle and discuss […]

  • OPIC Expanding Horizons 2015 – A Workshop for Small Businesses Entering International Markets

    The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), will conduct a workshop for U.S. small to medium size businesses with the latest in the highly-successful Expanding Horizons series that helps businesses learn how they can compete in the global marketplace. Learn how American small businesses have used Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) finance and insurance products to […]

  • What Small Business Owners Can Learn From March Madness

    Originally published on March 16, 2015 by Intuit Quickbooks Small Business Center What Small Business Owners Can Learn From March Madness March 16, 2015 Ahh, early spring — when a young person’s mind turns to thoughts of college basketball. Despite its nickname of “March Madness,” the NCAA Basketball Championship Tournament runs from March 17 through […]

  • Consul General of Lebanon visits Tejara Center

      March 5, 2015 On March 5, 2015, the Tejara Center welcomed Mr. Bilal Kabalan, Consul General of Lebanon for a visit and tour.  Ms. Fay Beydoun, COO of the Tejara Center along with partners Jade Sims, Outreach Specialist for the MSU International Business Center and Jean Schtokal, International Business & Trade Attorney at Foster […]

  • Tejara Center Inaugurates New Site; Launches Export Basic Series

    February 5, 2015 The Tejara Center, a mixed-use international business incubator and accelerator dedicated to the development and growth of entrepreneurial visions, start-ups, and fledgling businesses, kicked off its 2015 training and event series at its newest location in Dearborn. The Tejara Center inaugurated its programming with “Export 101,” an introduction to exporting for companies […]