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Go Global & Grow with Export Vouchers

Boost your export sales with an Export Voucher of up to $5k. Offered through the WA State Dept. of Commerce through the U.S. Small Business STEP, vouchers can be used to offset expenses such as trade show fees, registration and airfare, website translation and international certifications. Get details and eligibility.

British-American Business Connections (BABC-PNW) Appoints Four New Board Members

Global business experience and expertise further strengthen organization’s leadership team Seattle, Wash., February 14, 2018 – The Pacific Northwest chapter of British-American Business Connections (BABC-PNW) today announced the appointment of four new members to its regional board of directors, adding robust international business backgrounds from the banking, tourism, communications, and consulting sectors to its governing leadership. Richard Biggs is the managing partner of international consultancy Atlantric, based in Portland, Ore. An international business development expert, former CEO, and serial entrepreneur, Richard has held senior positions at many U.S. companies while based in Eu

The Secret of Successful International Work Transitions: BABC member John Brewer Shares Tips To Help

As with most executive and manager transitions, when you are emigrating for work, you are dealing with a lot of change. A stretching role, a turnaround, being brought into make changes all require you to adapt, assess, learn and operate in different ways. But, when you add in the complexity of relocating your family, integrating within a new culture, and adapting to a new working environment, the stakes are much higher. Read more from BABC member John Brewer, John Brewing Coaching & Consulting, in his whitepaper that highlights key challenges and explains how coaching can be a valuable tool to help managers adapt and integrate more effectively. Read the whitepaper.

BAB Director of Policy on Transatlantic Relations in 2018

BAB Director of Trade and Policy, Emanuel Adam, wrote a short think piece on what 2018 holds for transatlantic policy. He argues that in light of a new transatlantic trade environment, it can be mission and opportunity for transatlantic policy thinkers to accompany and support a new chapter in UK-US economic relations. Click below to read the full article. 2018: A year for transatlantic policy thinkers to support a new chapter of UK-US economic relations

BABC Member, Port of Seattle, Releases Economic Impact Study on Sea-Tac International Airport and 20

BABC member, Port of Seattle, today released it's economic impact study on Sea-Tac International Airport and its 2017 passenger numbers. Links to today's announcement and the report are below. Key highlights from the study include: On-site activities directly supported 19,100 jobs, $5.6 billion in economic activity, and $1.4 billion in total compensation in 2017. The average annual compensation for these jobs is $73,500. Visitor spending by those individuals travelling through our airport supported 68,200 jobs, $2.2 billion in total compensation, and $5.9 billion in economic activity. Overall, both directly and through multiplier effects, Sea-Tac supported almost $22.5 billion in economic ac

Heathrow expansion consultation

Heathrow Airport has launched a ten week Expansion and Airspace Principles Consultation that will help shape expansion plans and build a sustainable legacy for local communities and the wider country. Access consultation materials.

BABC Member Delta Air Lines Named Most On-Time

Delta Air Lines was named the World’s Most On-Time Airline among mainline carriers by the aviation data and analytics company FlightGlobal, incorporating FlightStats, and is the first U.S. airline to earn the industry-leading distinction in the nine years. Read the full release.

BAB Welcomes US Ambassador Robert Wood

BABC's sister chapter BritishAmerican Business, in partnership with the British-American Parliamentary Group, welcomed US Ambassador Robert Wood Johnson to Speaker's House during the week of 25th Jan. View photos from the event.

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