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2014 International Trade Showcase

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Kickstart Your Company was pleased to work with the launch team and be a sponsor of the

furnishing show
2014 International Trade Showcase – Connecting the Dots To Bridge The Gaps on January 13, 2014.
This AmCham Peel Halton Niagara Chapter complimentary event was held in conjunction with the Commercial Service of the US Embassy in Canada in the SOFA showroom at the International Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

Guest Speakers included:

1. Frank Carrico
Principal Commercial Officer and Consul for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy
Mr. Carrico talked about the focus for his organization in 2014 and how it will impact the furniture industry.

2. Pierre Richard
President & CEO, The Canadian Home Furnishings Market
Mr. Richard talked about the future of the Furniture show and changes that are going to happen in 2014 and beyond.

The 2014 International Trade Showcase also included the opportunity to visit info kiosks and connect with key players to schedule appointments to investigate opportunities. There were many ways to discover simplified ways of doing cross border business all in this one space.

This event ran during The Canadian Home Furnishings Market.

The Canadian Home Furnishings Market is a separate event and run by the Quebec Furniture Association not AmCham Peel Halton Niagara Chapter, the Commercial Service of the US Embassy in Canada or SOFA). Register to obtain your badge OR get one on site. The Canadian Home Furnishings Market has offered to print badges for everyone who attends the AMCHAM event. All you need to do is enter your name, company name, email and what you do ( ie- gov’t representative etc)

Event Sponsors:

AON Commercial Insurance, State of Tennessee Economic & Community Development, State of Georgia, Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, CII, SOFA, International Centre, The Canadian Home Furnishings Market, Kickstart Your Company, Business Development.

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Cheryl did a wonderful job helping American Chamber of Commerce with our marketing campaign for The 2014 International Trade Showcase ‘ Connecting the Dots to Bridge the Gaps.

We had a very tight time line and Cheryl was the perfect person to help us get the job done. She jumped in, made up our promotional piece with the help of Linda Kafka of SOFA so we could cross promote with The Canadian Home Furnishings Market. She also helped us compile a names list and use social media to help get our well crafted message out.

Thank you for your enthusiasm, professionalism and energy.

Judi Smith, Events Chair, American Chamber of Commerce Halton Peel Niagara Chapter.
Account Executive, Aon Risk Services


Just before I started my business e-Spot™, a spot for extra-ordinary entrepreneurs, Cheryl helped me build a community of entrepreneurs to attend information sessions about my new business. With her amazing network, her systematic way of following up and her incredible knowledge of automating processes for keeping in touch with new contacts, our information sessions were jam packed and we immediately attracted new clients and members to our business.

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Grace Attard, Business Coach/Owner, Creator e-Spot
e-Spot™….growing entrepreneurs, growing businesses. Oakville, ON


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