We are pleased to announce that our new NAFTA Trade Specialist is Beatriz Poloney, with over 20 years of international business experience. Beatriz brings significant NAFTA and documentation experience including a position with two area companies.
Jim Ryan, our new International Trade Specialist, joined us in September, bringing with him a wealth of overseas experience and a passion for international trade. Jim, a native Peorian, received his BA from Stetson University in Florida and an LL.B from the University of Glamorgan School of Law and Finance in Wales.
The trade centers hosted two summer interns – both international business majors at Bradley University. Matthew Juszczak (’09, Highland Park, IL) and Tatenda Furusa (’10, Zimbabwe) were involved in a number of research areas including product classification, international competitor analysis, and overseas market conditions
The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Illinois SBDC International Trade Center (ITC), both part of Bradley’s Turner Center for Entrepreneurship, received awards at the most recent annual conference of the Illinois Entrepreneurship & Small Business Growth Association in Chicago.