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Pennsylvania's Free Export Assistance Services

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Posted by Tina

Did you know that the State of Pennsylvania has the most comprehensive export assistance program of any state?  And that their services are offered mostly at no cost to companies in the Commonwealth?
We are very fortunate to be located in a State that is so forward thinking and committed to supporting PA companies with their global development efforts.  Here is a brief overview of the available resources through Pennsylvania's Center for Trade Development:
Free Export Assistance Services:  The State has partnered with 10 existing trade services providers located across the Commonwealth and provides funding to these organization so that they can offer free export assistance.  These services include market research, technical trade assistance and referrals to public and private trade facilitators.  The World Trade Center of Central Pennsylvania is the State's regional partner for an 8 county region in Southcentral PA. Overseas Trade Offices:  Pennsylvania has a networ…

Social Slam Conference Takeaways

Posted by Melissa

Last month, I attended the Social Slam Conference in Knoxville, TN organized by the Social Media Club Knoxville.  I absolutely loved being among like-minded social media professionals.  It was a great day of learning and reinforcement.  The day made me feel energized and the speakers were absolutely fabulous, providing useful tips and ideas. 
Halfway through the day the conference I realized that most of what was being told was common sense if you really think about it.For example, one of the main things stressed throughout the day was NOT to send out automated tweets.If you really think about what twitter is, then this would absolutely make sense.Twitter is for conversation and engagement.Would you want to have your customers send an email to you, to not receive a reply, but later in the day receive an automated email message not related to their question? You wouldn’t, so why should your twitter be any different? Twitter is meant to engage your audience, not just pu…

Henry Molded Products Company Tour

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Guest Blogger John Englebert
On April 27, Henry Molded Products, (HMP) hosted our group for a company tour and wonderful breakfast presentation about the innovative products and successful practices of their company at their facility in Lebanon.

Henry Molded Products manufacturers an array of high quality molded fiber/pulp products.  Their product line ranges from custom designed applications to standard in stock items. Such products include: STAKKER® Roll Handling Cradles, LAREÉ™ Floral Maché, nursery and greenhouse containers, and off the shelf products, such as wine bottle and jelly jar packaging.

HMP also has a second manufacturing plant and warehouse in South Carolina. Additional warehouse and distribution facilities exist throughout North America and Western Europe.

Henry Molded’s recyclable products are environmentally friendly, extremely durable, and cost effective, which offer unique features to their clients.Their line of products are manufactured using 100% pre- and post-consum…