SPONSORS


Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bank  of America Merrill Lynch is committed to delivering world-class  financial solutions and results on behalf of our shareholders, clients  and employees in Asia and across the globe.  Our ability to deliver a broad array of integrated solutions, coupled  with our unrivaled client access, creates a unique competitive  advantage. We ensure the best ideas and execution for our clients by  working in teams across industries, regions and asset classes. From  mergers and acquisitions to capital raising, lending, trading, risk  management, treasury management and research, we impact every aspect of  our clients’ businesses. Bank of America Merrill Lynch has key operations in more than 150  locations worldwide.  See more at  www.bofaml.com  

Banner Bank

Banner Bank is committed to providing top-notch financial services. Our size, strength and stability serve as the foundation for ensuring businesses like yours have the products, services and capital you need to succeed. For example, we pair our expertise in international trade finance with local decision-making to deliver tailored solutions for each client.  At Banner, we understand our role in the economic ecosystem, and we take the responsibility seriously. In addition to serving as a source of capital in the community, we are an involved partner; doing our best to make each community a better place for us all to work and live.      www.bannerbank.com  

Moss Adams LLP

Moss Adams provides accounting, tax, and consulting services to public and private middle-market enterprises in many different industries. Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Seattle, Moss Adams has 28 locations in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Kansas, and Texas.   Moss Adams is one of the 15 largest accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Our staff of more than 2,500 includes approximately 280 partners. Moss Adams is also a founding member of Praxity, AISBL, a global alliance of independent accounting firms providing clients with local expertise in the major markets of North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.   www.mossadams.com

Euler Hermes

Incorporated in 1893, Euler Hermes North America   Insurance Company is the oldest and largest provider of trade credit   insurance and accounts receivable management solutions, headquartered in   Owings Mills, Maryland (a suburb of Baltimore). Euler Hermes offers services   for both domestic and export business trade transactions, protecting clients   against commercial and political risk in more than 200 countries and   territories worldwide. We also provide services to help companies of all   sizes outsource their debt collection, risk management and credit management   information needs.       

BGI Worldwide Logistics

Established in 1999, BGI Worldwide Logistics, Inc. is the on-demand transportation specialist providing domestic and international third-party logistics services to commercial customers. BGI specializes in delivering unique answers to complex shipping problems. Our customers rely on us as their expert resource in an increasingly complex domestic and international transportation environment. BGI is licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) as a Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC), Ocean Transportation Intermediary (OTI), Ocean Freight Forwarder, Licensed by the Department of Transportation (DOT), Licensed Property Broker. BGI is a Certified Member of International Air Transportation Association (IATA), and Cargo Network Services (CNS). Website: www.bgiworldwide.com  // Toll free: 800.987.4244     

Minority Business Development Agency

MBDA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce that helps to create and sustain U.S. jobs by promoting the growth and global competitiveness of businesses owned and operated by minority entrepreneurs. We work throughout the Nation to link minority-owned businesses with the capital, contracts, and markets they need to grow. We advocate and promote minority-owned business with elected officials, policy makers, and business leaders. Serving as subject matter experts and advocates for the minority business community, we conduct high quality research and cultivate domestic and international relationships. Through a national network of  MBDA Business Centers and a wide range of domestic and international strategic partners, we provide Agency clients with technical assistance and access to capital, contract, and new markets opportunities to create new jobs.  We provide customized business development solutions designed to Grow your business. Build the Nation  www.MBDA-Tacoma.com.   

Ray-Mont Logistics

Ray-Mont Logistics offers integrated global freight forwarding solutions. The result is a better service to the customers and the ability to clearly differentiate themselves in a competitive market. Ray-Mont Logistics will allow our customers to maximize their time, work force and financial resources, which are the traditional industry challenges associated with the complicated logistics puzzle. All this will be done at an additional cost savings to our customers by creating efficient, innovative and service-based solutions to fit their individual needs which can include value packages combining container transloading. Through our offices in Canada & USA, and through our agents in Mexico, rest assured we can seamlessly move all your export FCL cargo from any port in North America!  www.ray-mont.com   

Oregon SBDC Network Global Trade Center

The OSBDCN Global Trade Center offers export readiness assessment, export planning, global market research with Euromonitor, and trade assistance at no-cost to small business owners seeking to export for the first time or expand to new markets. Additionally, global trade training is available including the CGBP Exam prep program. Our team of CGBP trade specialists and accredited trainers, working together with trade partners such as Business Oregon, US Commercial Service, SBA and EXIM Bank,are able to access combined resources readily to ensure greater success for small business exporters.  

CW Products - Custom Crating and Pallets

CWP’s mission is to operate the best specialty wooden crate, packaging and shipping company in the Inland Northwest.  Our friendly, knowledgeable and professional staff will simplify your day, educate you on shipping options and problem-solve your issues at hand.  We are a client-driven, process-centered organization that delivers custom designed products/services to match your turnaround needs.