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AIM International Business Council

American Australian Association

Boston Irish Business Association

Brazil-Today

British American Business Council of New England

Coalition of New England Companies for Trade

French American Chamber of Commerce - New England

German American Business Council of Boston

India Association of Greater Boston

Maine International Trade Center

Massachusetts Export Center

MassDevelopment

Massachusetts Office of International Trade & Investment

Massachusetts Port Authority

Netherland-America Foundation, Boston, Business Exchange

New England Canada Business Council

New England Chinese Information & Networking Association

New England - Israel Business Council

New Hampshire International Trade Resource Center/Office of International Commerce

Quebec Delegation in New England

Rhode Island Export Assistance Center

SCORE (Boston Chapter)

Swedish American Chamber of Commerce of New England

Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce

TiE Boston - The Indus Entrepreneurs

Turkish American Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Maritime Trade

USA-India Chamber of Commerce

United Nations Association of Greater Boston

US Department of Commerce

US Poland Chamber of Commerce of Boston

US Russia Chamber of Commerce of New England

Vermont Chamber of Commerce

World Boston

 


AIM International Business Council

(A program of Associated Industries of Massachusetts)
222 Berkeley Street, PO Box 763
Boston, MA 02117-0763

Email: krupert@aimnet.org
Tel: 617 262-1180
Fax: 617 536-6785
Website: www.aimnet.org/international

Contact: Kristen Rupert, Executive Director

Mission:

Help Massachusetts employers engage in international trade and expand their global business activities. Enhance the commonwealth’s leadership in the global economy by communicating the value that international business brings to the region’s economic health. Collaborate with public and private organizations to provide technical assistance and education to companies looking to grow internationally. Keep the international business community informed about events and business resources. Recognize excellence in international trade. Connect information seekers with international business experts.

 


American Australian Association - New England

Location: PO Box 990104
Boston, MA 02199-0104

Tel: 617 595-6583
Fax: 319 856-2503
Email: Louisa.teo@aaanyc.org
Website: www.americanaustralian.org/NewEngland

Contact: Louisa Teo, Regional Director

Mission:

The Association was established in Boston in 2004 and effectively merged with AANZAC, which was the local American-Australian organisation. The Boston office holds a range of social and cultural events including the Melbourne Cup, Anzac Day, Immigration and Taxation Survival Guide, Annual Food & Wine tasting dinners, and Bio-tech & Financial Services corporate events.

 


Boston Irish Business Association

Location: 100 North Washington Street
Boston, MA 02114

Tel: 617 480 4437
Fax: 617 314 9312
Email: info@bibaboston.com
Website: www.bibaboston.com

Contact: Jon Mahoney, Executive Director

Mission:
BIBA is dedicated to promoting the business interests of its members and to fostering economic and professional growth among its progressive network of business and political leaders, while retaining and strengthening their connection to Ireland.

 


Brazil-Today

Location: Foley Hoag Emerging Enterprise Center
1000 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451

Tel: 617 875 5414
Email: jmdecew@brazil-today.org
Website: www.brazil-today.org

Contact: Judson M. DeCew, Executive Director

Mission:

Brazil-Today is a business forum and professional network focused on contemporary Brazil.  We present content-rich programs on current business issues and provide a unique opportunity for cross-industry networking and information exchange. Our mission is to serve as the connection and coordination point for those interested in current business issues in Brazil.

 


British American Business Council of New England, Inc.

Location: Lewis Wharf, Suite 523
Boston, MA 02110

Tel: 617 720-3622
Fax: 617 720-4331
Email: business@babcne.org
Website: www.babcne.org

Contact: Urszula Wojciechowska, Executive Director

Mission:

The Council is a member-based organization providing a forum for UK and US executives to network and address common interests. Monthly events are held in the NE area, ranging from formal luncheons with prominent speakers, to interactive, informational seminars. The BABCNE is part of the BABC network of over 28 Chambers in the US, UK, Mexico & Canada, incorporating over 12,000 executives engaged in transatlantic business.

 


Coalition of New England Companies for Trade

11 Main Street, Suite 11
Southborough, MA 01772

Tel: 508 481-0424
Fax: 508 481-2161
Email: Carol@conect.org
Website: www.conect.org

Contact: Carol Turner, Executive Director

Mission:

CONECT as an organization is "dedicated to promoting free and fair trade." Our mission is to educate our members and New England legislators as to the benefits of international trade to the New England region. CONECT is a 500 + membership based association for businesses that depend on international trade. In the complex and changing global trade environment, we offer opportunities to expand members' knowledge and understanding of trade and transportation issues. As a means to that end, CONECT hosts educational seminars, conferences, networking events, cargo facility tours and lobbying opportunities for all companies involved in international trade and/or transportation.

 


French American Chamber of Commerce - New England

Location: 185 Alewife Brook Parkway, Suite 413
Cambridge, MA 02138

Tel: 617 520-2121
Fax: 617 520-2144
Email: contact@faccne.org
Website: www.faccne.org

Contact: Ludivine Sanchez-Wolczik, Executive Director

Mission:

An independent, non-profit organization binational organization dedicated to fostering and maintaining good business relationships between France and the United States. The FACC is a member of the UCCIFE (Association of French Chambers of Commerce and Industry Abroad) offering access to 86 French Chambers over 25,000 companies.

 


German American Business Council of Boston

Location: 170 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116

Tel: 617 549-5978
Fax: 617 507-8122
Email: info@gabc-boston.org
Website: www.gabc-boston.org

Contact: Marian LeMay, Executive Director

Mission:

The German-American Business Council of Boston, Inc. (GABC) is a non-profit organization of companies, business people, and other professionals dedicated to encouraging and cultivating German-American business and trade. Through its speaker series, seminars, and special events the GABC provides a forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas, and for business and professional contacts between its members.

The GABC membership is open to all interested professionals. Our members represent all facets of the international business community including import and export managers, manufacturers, trade specialists, bankers, financiers, insurance agents, government officials, attorneys, consultants, educators and entrepreneurs.

 


India Association of Greater Boston

Location: PO Box 1345
Burlington, MA 01803

Tel: 617 738 5919
Fax: n/a
Email: IAGB@iagb.org
Website: www.iagb.org

Contact: Dr. Anil Saigal, President

Mission:

The India Association of Greater Boston, founded in 1962, is the premier Indian-American organization in New England, representing immigrants from the Indian subcontinent and their progeny living in Greater Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the states of New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

 


Maine International Trade Center

Location: 511 Congress  Street, Suite 100
Portland, ME 04101-3824

Tel: 207 541-7400
Fax: 207 541-7420
Email: info@mitc.com
Website: www.mitc.com

Contact: Janine Bisaillon-Cary, President  & State Director of International Trade

Mission:

A 'one-stop shop' for international business information and assistance. It is a public-private partnership. It assists its members to succeed in the international marketplace.

 


Massachusetts Export Center

Location: State Transportation Building
10 Park Plaza, Suite 4510
Boston, MA 02116

Tel: 617 973-8664
Fax: 617 973-8681
Email: paula.murphy@state.ma.us
Website: www.mass.gov/export

Contact: Paula Murphy, Director

Mission:

The Massachusetts Export Center serves as the state's one-stop resource for export assistance. The Export Center offers a range of targeted, customized services to Mass businesses at any stage in the export process. Services include: international business development assistance; export counseling and technical assistance; international market research and assessment; overseas trade promotion activities; export training programs and publications.

 


MassDevelopment

Location: 99 High Street
Boston, MA 02110

Tel: 800 445-8030
Fax: 617 330-2001
Email: ehunter@massdevelopment.com
Website: www.massdevelopment.com

Contact: Eric E. Hunter, Vice President

Mission:

MassDevelopment offers a number of financing alternatives to support businesses engaged in international trade, including direct loans, loan guarantees, credit insurance, real estate and equipment loans and tax-exempt bond financing.

 


Massachusetts Office of International Trade & Investment (MOITI)

Location: Transportation Building
10 Park Plaza, Suite 4510
Boston, MA 02116

Tel: 617 973 8650
Fax: n/a
Email: Harrison.Tsopelas2@state.ma.us
Website: www.mass.gov/moiti

Contact: Harrison Tsopelas, Manager of Business Development

Mission:

The Massachusetts Office of International Trade & Investment (MOITI) works to expand the Massachusetts economy by marketing the state’s business internationally, through focused export promotion, attracting foreign companies to invest in Massachusetts and handling protocol as it relates to trade and investment.

 


Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport)

Location: One Harbourside Drive, Suite 200
East Boston, MA 02128

Tel: 617 568-3989
Fax: 617 561-1980
Email: ysurehan@massport.com
Website: www.massport.com

Contact: Yil Surehan, Manager, Airline Route Development

Mission:

The Authority is a world-class independent public authority which developes, promotes and manages airports, the seaport and transportation infrastructure to enable Massachusetts and New England to compete successfully in the global marketplace. Massport's mission is to enhance and enable economic growth and vitality for the benefit of our stakeholders throughout public service leadership in the operation of world-class transportation facilities.

 


Netherland-America Foundation, Boston, Business Exchange

Location: 2000 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 300
Newton, MA 02466

Tel: 508 930 6429
Email: jscheffelaar@launchinus.com
Website: www.thenafboston.org

Contact: Jos Scheffelaan, Chairman

Mission:

The Boston chapter of the Netherland-America Foundation is a charitable membership organization that promotes business, cultural, and educational relations members of the Dutch community and people of Dutch descent in New England, and fosters business relations between the U.S. and The Netherlands.

The parent organization, the Netherland-America Foundation or NAF, is a charitable organization that supports educational and cultural programs and supports Fulbright fellowships to Dutch students in the US or vice versa.

 


New England Canada Business Council

Location: 3 Alberta Lane
Lakeville, MA 02347-1870

Tel: 508 923-0365
Fax: 508 923-0369
Email: necbc@comcast.net
Website: www.necbc.org

Contact: Suzanne Storms, Administrator

Mission:

To advance the understanding of cultural, political and trade issues between Canada and the United States and to promote the entrepreneurial networking interests of its members.

 


New England Chinese Information & Networking Association

Location: PO Box 38
Sharon, MA 02067

Tel: 617 304 8425
Fax: n/a
Email: info@necina.org
Website:www.necina.org

Contact: Ru Zheng, President

Mission:

New England Chinese Information & Networking Association (NECINA) is a premier professional organization in New England. New England Chinese Information and Networking Association (NECINA) is a non-profit, non-political organization. Founded in 1996, NECINA has grown to be one of the premier high tech professional organizations in New England. NECINA has its reach to thousands of people with members covering diverse industries such as software, telecommunications, networking, bioinformatics, venture capital, finance , and law.

 


New England - Israel Business Council

Location:  Seaport West
155 Seaport Boulevard, 15th Floor
Boston, MA 02210

Tel: 617 633 2342
Fax: n/a
Email: adi@neibc.org
Website: www.neibc.org

Contact: Adi Golani, Executive Director

Mission:

The mission of the NEIBC is to increase economic development in Israel and New England by fostering Cooperation, Investment Opportunities and Business Relationships and by leading a vibrant Israeli-minded Business Community in New England. NEIBC provides a varied and diverse program of activities and events and facilitates connections between the Israeli and New England business communities and offers advice on doing business in these two regions.

 


New Hampshire International Trade Resource Center / Office of International Commerce

Location: 172 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH 03301

Tel: 603 271 8444
Fax: 603 271 6784
Email: itrc@dred.state.nh.us

Website: www.exportnh.org

Contact: Tina Kasim, International Program Manager

Mission:

The New Hampshire Office of International Commerce is organized to plan, develop, and administer programs for international trade promotion and foreign market development, and to coordinate other public and private organizations involved in concurrent efforts. We bring all those public and private organizations together as the NH International Trade Resource Center (ITRC).

 


Quebec Delegation in New England

Location: One Boston Place
201 Washington Street, Suite 1920
Boston, MA 02108

Tel: 617 482-1193 x 59816
Fax: 617 482-1195
Email: jean-pierre.laflamme@mri.gouv.qc.ca
Website: www.quebec-boston.org

Contact: Johanne Guertin, International Marketing Manager

Mission:

The office is dedicated to helping Quebec companies expand their markets within the NE territory. The companies are encouraged to develop relationships with NE firms through strategic alliances, trade missions & reverse missions, trade shows, local sales representatives and trade missions.

 


Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation

Location: 315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101
Providence, RI 02908

Tel: 401 278 9100 x 139
Fax: 401 273 8270
Email: ktherieau@riedc.com
Website: www.riedc.com

Contact: Katherine Therieau, Director, International Trade Programs

Mission:

Provides resource development and consulting services to companies interested in international trade.

 


SCORE
Boston Chapter

Location: Thomas P. O'Neill Federal Building
10 Causeway Street, Room 265
Boston, MA 02222-1093

Tel: 617 565 5591 for appointments
Fax: 617 565 5597
Email: Michael.laffan@yahoo.com help@score.org
Website: www.boston.score.org

Contact: Michael Laffan

Mission:

Counselors to America's Small Business

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for nearly fifty years. Because our work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to our network of 11,000+ volunteers, we are able to deliver our services at no charge or at very low cost.

The Boston Score Chapter provides FREE confidential counseling to small business entrepreneurs. Our primary goal is to create an on-going relationship with small business entrepreneurs to help them make good business decisions to foster successes, which lead to profits.

 


Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce

Location: 560 Harrison Avenue, 404
Boston, MA 02118

Tel: 617 671 0880
Fax: 413 669-4888

Email: info@sacc-ne.org
Website: www.sacc-ne.org

Contact: Stella Loven, President

Mission:

Our mission is to promote entrepreneurial, innovative and commercial exchange between Sweden and New England. We strive to provide our members with a diverse, active business network and customized corporate services in one of the world’s most dynamic business regions.

 


Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce
Boston Chapter

Location: 420 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138

Tel: 215 527 4902
Fax: 215 689 4152
                                                                                                         
Email: Patrick.ballmer@solax.com
Website: www.amcham.ch

Contact: Patrick Ballmer, Chairman

Mission:

The Chapter's Board aims at providing services and programs to Chamber members in this region and promoting the development of Swiss-U.S. business relations. It was established in 2008.

 


TiE Boston - The Indus Entrepreneurs

Location: 101 Main Street, Suite 1720
Cambridge, MA 02142

Tel: 781 272 3875
Fax: 781 272 3880
Email: tieadmin@tie-boston.org
Website: www.boston.tie.org

Contact: Vanita Shastri, Executive Director

Mission:

TiE-Boston is a comprehensive eco-system for entrepreneurs with vital resources for every stage of the entrepreneurial process. It is part of the global TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) group that is the largest not-for profit organization promoting entrepreneurship. TiE-Boston runs several vibrant programs to educate, mentor, network and inspire entrepreneurs in the community. TiE connects entrepreneurs with each other and other stakeholders in the entrepreneurial world including other serial entrepreneurs, Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists, Vendors and Service Providers.

 


Turkish American Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Maritime Trade®

Location: 263 Huntington Avenue, #105
Boston, MA 02115

Tel: 617-821-9660
Fax: 617-507-2656                                                                                                                                        
Email: president@taccim.org
Website: www.taccim.org

Contact: Erkut Gomulu, President and Founder

Mission:

TACCIM is a non-profit organization, established in 2000, which promotes opportunities to increase business, trade and commerce between business communities of the United States of America and the Republic of Turkey.

 


United Nations Association of Greater Boston

Location: 10 Winter Place
Boston, MA 02108

Tel: 617 482-4587
Fax: 617 482-0937
Email: lena.granberg@unagb.org
W
ebsite: www.unagb.org

Contact: Lena Granberg, Executive Director

Mission:

The United Nations Association of Greater Boston (UNA-GB) serves as a resource for the citizens of the Greater Boston area on the broad agenda of critical global issues addressed by the United Nations system by presenting a variety of educational and public programs. The mission of the UNA-GB is to increase public awareness of the value and work of the United Nations and its specialized Agencies and Committees. UNA-GB seeks to build public understanding of and support for the fundamental concepts of the United Nations: multilateralism and international cooperation.

 


US Department of Commerce
U.S. Commercial Service – Boston

Location: JFK Federal Building, Suite 1826 A
55 New Sudbury Street
Boston, MA 02203

Tel: 617 565 4307
Fax: 617 565 4313
Email: Jim.cox@trade.gov
Website: www.buyusa.gov/massachusetts

Contact: James Cox, Director, Northeast Region

Mission:

U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center. A one-stop-shop for federal government export assistance. It offers the international marketing services of the U.S. Department of Commerce through its network of over 200 offices in more than 70 countries, and international financing assistance through the U.S. Small Business Administration.

 


US Poland Chamber of Commerce of Boston

Location: 109 Pierce Road
Watertown, MA 02472

Tel: 617 926-5342
Fax: Not available
Email: mrupp20@aol.com
Website: www.uspcc.org

Contact: Maria Rupp, Vice President

Mission:

A not-for-profit organization with the mission of building business opportunities between the US and Poland.

 


US Russia Chamber of Commerce of New England

Location: PO Box 300426
Boston, MA 02130

Tel: 617 524-7515
Fax: Not available
Email: satinsky@bea-associates.com
Website: www.usrccne.org

Contact: Daniel Satinsky, President

Mission:

Promotes trade and investment between businesses in the Boston area and Russia.

 


Vermont Chamber of Commerce

Location: 751 Granger Road - Berlin
Barre, VT 05641

Tel: 802 223-3443
Fax: 802 223-4257
Email: bbishop@vtchamber.com
Website: www.vtchamber.com

Contact: Betsy Bishop, President

Mission:

Our mission is to create an economic climate conducive to business growth and the preservation of the Vermont quality of life.

 


WorldBoston

Location: East Building 1
212 Northern Avenue, Suite 300A
West Building, Boston, MA 02210

Tel. 617-542-8995, Ext. 103
Fax: n/a
Email: nfetchko@worldboston.org
Website: www.worldboston.org

Contact: Nicolas Fetchko, President

Mission:

WorldBoston is a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging the public in international affairs and opportunities. Each year, we host hundreds of current and emerging leaders from around the world -- in government, business, the media, education, science, the arts, and other key fields -- and connect them with local professionals in Massachusetts to exchange ideas and best practices. We offer more than 30 thought-provoking programs annually to our members and the public -- all who are keen to deepen their knowledge and understanding of international affairs and world cultures are welcome!  WorldBoston is also developing programs such as Academic WorldQuest to promote international education in the schools.

We invite those who share our passion to explore our Web site, connect with our international visitors, and help us find new ways to make learning about the world easier for everyone.

 

 

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