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LSU LBTC to Present “Louisiana Going Global” Workshop Jan. 24

12/23/2011 08:26 AM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Louisiana Business & Technology Center, or LBTC, and the St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation, or EDF, will be presenting “Louisiana Going Global,” a workshop about business expansion in international markets and trade.


The workshop will be held Tuesday, Jan. 24, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the St. Tammany Parish State Complex, located at 21489 Koop Drive, STE 1-D, in Mandeville. The workshop is free to attend, and registration starts at 8:15 a.m.


The LSU LBTC, the Committee of 100, the Louisiana Office of Community Development’s Disaster Recovery Unit and St. Tammany EDF have joined forces in providing the workshop to give assistance to small and medium enterprises in Louisiana to take advantage of opportunities for business development in potential markets.


Topics included in the workshop are benefits in exporting to Latin America, steps to creating an export plan, preparing products/services for international trade, international marketing and distribution, international trade and finance and export controls, trade laws and licenses.


Speakers for the workshop include Sandro Murtas, Certified Global Business Professional regional manager at Export Solutions Group; Kristi App, vice president of business development and customer service at J.W. Allen & Co. Inc.; Terry Looney, commercial lender at Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company; and Linda Clark, partner at Kean Miller Law Firm.


For more information or to register for the workshop, call 225-578-7555, contact Shannon McCormick at or register online at


The Louisiana Business & Technology Center, an integral part of LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business’ Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute, endeavors to enhance economic development in Louisiana through the support of existing small businesses and the development of new businesses. Established in 1988, the LBTC’s highly successful business incubator program has been honored as the National Business Incubator Association’s Incubator of the Year. For more information, visit or call 225-578-7555.

E. J. Ourso College of Business