May 5, 1994 |
A fledgling effort to bolster international trade in Bucks County may soon be halted because of a lack of money. The Bucks County International Trade Council opened its doors here in January, but the council may have missed its opportunity for state funding because of bickering among the county's five chambers of commerce. Officials involved with the creation of the council said other Philadelphia suburban counties organized their trade initiatives faster than Bucks and have already used up what state officials call a dwindling pot of state grant money.
December 15, 1991 |
Anthony M. Swartz, 66, of Blue Bell, died in a car accident Thursday on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. He was an international trade and marketing executive. He spent most of his career with Keebler Biscuit Co., for which he served as a vice president for international operations. He was president and chief executive officer of Trans International Group Ltd., which develops overseas markets for small companies that produce food. "He was a very savvy businessman who spoke four languages and who was a very charming guy," recalled his son, James.
August 24, 1986 |
The nation's small businesses constitute a potent force, according to U.S. Rep. James J. Florio (D, N.J.). At a conference Tuesday, Florio said that together the nation's small businesses could help reduce the country's international trade deficit, which is expected to reach $170 billion by the end of this year. The conference, which Florio co-sponsored, drew 230 area business representatives to the Hyatt Hotel on Route 70 in Cherry Hill. The one-day session was designed to advise companies seeking to do business with the government and seeking opportunities to export goods and services abroad.
September 1, 1988 |
Exports and imports will be the subject of a small-business workshop Oct. 3 at Delaware County Community College. Harry S. Chilingerian, president of H.S.C. Foreign Trade Services in Drexel Hill, will discuss product pricing and establishing markets. Chilingerian is director of international trade for the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. He also is a faculty member at Delaware County Community College and Cabrini College. The free workshop will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at the campus, Route 252 and Media Line Road in Marple Township.
May 14, 1994 |
If the United States expects to prosper in a global economy, American businesses must become more visible and aggressive in foreign markets, said Rep. Richard A. Gephardt (D., Mo.) yesterday. Gephardt, the luncheon speaker for Rowan College of New Jersey's forum on International Trade and Business in South Jersey, said, "The trouble with America is that we're a lazy exporter. We're complacent and self-satisfied, and we think our own market is all we need to worry about. " The House majority leader, a longtime proponent of protectionist international trade, said he had returned from a trip to Asia "on fire" after seeing all the potential markets American corporations have yet to penetrate.
August 10, 2005 |
Franklin Russell Root, 82, professor emeritus of international management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, died of heart failure Thursday at his home in Jenkintown. In 1955, Dr. Root joined the faculty of the Wharton School, where he was a pioneer in international business. In books and other writings, he helped shape that emerging field of study. His book titles include: International Trade and Investment; Entry Strategies for International Markets; and International Strategic Management.
April 30, 1987 |
President Reagan is expected to visit the Harley-Davidson Inc. motorcycle plant near York, Pa., on Wednesday to discuss international trade issues, White House sources said yesterday. The manufacturing plant, in Springettsbury Township, is the only motorcycle manufacturer in the United States and has gained attention for turning down protection from Japanese competition. In 1983, Harley-Davidson won a case before the International Trade Commission in which the company argued that it deserved protection because the Japanese used unfair competitive practices.
November 28, 1991 |
The Delaware County Economic Development Oversight Board and the Office of the County Commerce Director have received a $22,500 grant for the formation of an international trade committee to expand markets for Delaware County businesses. At a news conference Monday, J. Patrick Killian, county commerce director, announced that the grant from the Benjamin Franklin Technology Center in Philadelphia would help establish a committee that would help local companies initiate or increase business with customers in other countries.
January 14, 1994 |
Isa Aharon, 64, an international trade executive and consultant, died yesterday at his residence in Chestnut Hill. Mr. Aharon had spent more than 30 years in various aspects of international trade and finance. Most recently, he was director of international trade and international economic affairs for the Pennsylvania Department of Commerce. Previously, he was director of the international division of the Montgomery County Department of Commerce and Economic Development. "He had tremendous business connections with 60 countries worldwide.
April 7, 1991 |
The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce is taking action in a dismal economy that could be a long-term boon to local businesses. Later this month, the chamber's international trade committee will send two representatives to Germany to cultivate business for Delaware County companies. Committee chairman David Sciocchetti and chamber president Jack Holefelder will go in a time when the recession has been reducing demand for imports and prompting U.S. manufacturers to work harder to find sales overseas.