Tejara Center Inaugurates New Site; Launches Export Basic Series

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February 5, 2015

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Tejara Center partners Jade Sims, Outreach Specialist for MSU International Business Center, John O’Gara, Regional Manager at US Small Business Administration and Emily Tucker, International Trade Development Manager for MEDC speak with attendees about global export.

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 that have done no proactive exporting.

Tejara Center member companies have praised its workshops for their effectiveness. Owner of the Detroit-based State Line Construction and Maintenance, LLC, Ernest Coger, Jr. stated, “I was very pleased with the workshop and knew I wanted to be a part of [the Tejara Center] and future events.  That is why I became a member immediately.”

“The Export 101 workshop was great,” said Lloyd Banks, III, chief executive officer of consultancy firm Banks & Company, “my business is about networking and the Tejara Center is the perfect place to make those connections.”

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In addition to “Export 101″, the Tejara Center has hosted 2 additional workshops on selecting overseas markets and finding international partners.  The last workshop in the Export Basics Series – Global eCommerce - will be held on April 2, 2015 at the Tejara Center.  To register call 313-769-9697 or click here.

Support for these efforts was made possible through a key partnership with the New Economy Initiative (NEI) enabling the Tejara Center to increase exports from businesses in Southeastern Michigan and the Great Lakes Area.


About NEI

 The New Economy Initiative, a special project of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. The mission of the New Economy Initiative (NEI) is to create an inclusive, innovative regional culture by reawakening and leveraging Detroit’s creative entrepreneurial drive. Their overarching goal is to establish a more diverse economy where opportunity, wealth and prosperity are available for all. To find out more, visit www.neweconomyinitiative.org.

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