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7th EU US SME Workshop

Press Release Immediate Release June 2, 2016 Paducah, KY 270-534-8344 Richard Grana presented “EU and US Clusters: Opportunities and Resources for Collaboration” as part of ITAC with the US Delegation at the 7th EU- U.S. Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Workshop in the framework of the Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC), hosted by the European Commission this year in Tallinn, Estonia June 2-3, 2016. The conference was convened by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Trade and Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative,…

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KY/ Southern Indiana District Export Council Joins D.C. Forums Supporting Trans-Pacific Partnership

September 27, 2016    Susanne Stirling and R. Grana The KY DEC  joined trade specialists from across the nation last week at sessions focusing on reasons to support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Richard Grana, Vice Chair of KDEC and Associate Member of National DEC and Dr. Robert Brown, Chair of KDEC and new Chair of National Steering Committee of the National DEC participated in the discussions concerning  grassroots TPP activities at the September 22 Annual Trade Symposium, presented by the US Chamber of Commerce and the National District Export Council…

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Launching a Global Perspective

Heath area schools are three of 14 in Kentucky to receive Learn and Launch grants Education leaders nationwide and in Kentucky stress the importance of developing students who will compete and thrive in a global setting. Thanks to competitive grants awarded this month to McCracken County Public Schools, the district is at the forefront of these initiatives. McCracken County Public Schools is one of three districts in Kentucky to receive the Kentucky Department of Education’s Learn and Launch grants. Each Heath area school – Heath Middle School, Concord Elementary and…

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Richard Grana appointed to World Trade Center Kentucky Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sherry Mulkins World Trade Center Kentucky 502-574-1599 Sherry.Mulkins@wtcky.org World Trade Center Kentucky announces new board members Lexington, Kentucky, September 22, 2014 — The Directors of the World Trade Center Kentucky announced five new additions to its board. Appointed to the WTC-KY Board of Directors are: Richard Grana, President and Owner – Impex. Mr. Grana also serves as the representative of the Kentucky District Export Council. Paul Lauritzen, Vice President of International Business – Big Ass Solutions Steve Marks, Senior Director, International Supply Chain Management – Papa…

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Richard Grana to speak at US-EU Conference in Brussels

For Immediate Release: Richard Grana, Paducah, KY, to speak at US-EU Conference in Brussels Richard Grana, President/CEO of Impex, Inc. of Paducah, KY, has been selected to attend and speak at the US-EU Transatlantic Trade and Industry Partnership (TTIP) and Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Workshops being held in Brussles on Oct. 7-8. Impex is the International Sales and Marketing company that is retained by Arch Enviromental Equipment, Paducah, KY. Impex is responsible for global marketing development and sales management. Mr. Grana also was appointed and serves on the Industry…

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Impex President selected to attend WTO Ministerial Meeting

Impex President selected to attend WTO Ministerial Meeting Press Release Immediate release Date: December, 5, 2011 Phone: 270-534-8344 Richard J. Grana, President of Impex, has been selected to attend the Eighth WTO Ministerial Conference (MC8) in Geneva, Switzerland, December 15-17, 2011 as a fully-credentialed US delegate. In the most basic of definitions, the World Trade Organization (WTO) deals with the rules of trade between nations at a global level. The WTO Ministerial Conference is the highest decision-making body of WTO and must meet at least once every two years. The…

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Richard Grana re-appointed to Kentucky District Export Council

Impex 1811 Deerhaven Lane Phone: 270.534.8344 Paducah, KY 42001 Fax: 270.534.8345 USA Email: cgrana@me.com September 30, 2010 Press Release: Mr. Richard Grana was recently re appointed into the KY District Export Council by US Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and elected to Vice Chair by the membership. The Kentucky District Export Council (KyDEC) is an association of experienced international trade professionals appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to foster and support Kentucky exports. Like its sister-councils in other states, KyDEC is a non-profit, volunteer organization. Its members, chosen for…

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Richard Grana re-appointed to Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business (ITAC 11)

For Immediate Release Paducah, KY March 1, 2010 Contact: Cheryl Grana Phone: 270-534-8344 Mr. Richard Grana, with Impex, was recently re- appointed to serve as a member of Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business (ITAC 11) by United States Trade Representative Ambassador Ronald Kirk and US Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke. ITAC 11 is one of 16 industry trade advisory committees (ITACs) in the Industry Trade Advisory Center, which is jointly administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the United States Trade Representative (USTR). ITAC…

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Appointed to a three year term on the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA)

PRESS RELEASE Nov. 11, 2005 Paducah, KY Mr. Gene Strong, Secretary of the Cabinet for Economic Development, recently announced that Richard J. Grana was recently appointed to a three year term on the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA). KEDFA is a committee of the Kentucky Economic Development Partnership Board which is the governing body of the Cabinet for Economic Development. KEDFA is charged with carrying out the powers, duties, and responsibilities delegated to it by the Partnership Board, including taking action on financial incentive packages for new and expanding…

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Richard Grana appointed to KY District Export Council and TN District Export Council

Impex 1811 Deerhaven Lane Phone: 270.534.8344 Paducah, KY 42001 Fax: 270.534.8345 USA Email: rgrana@uk-alumni.org Press Release: Mr. Richard Grana recently received membership into the KY District Export Council and simultaneously the TN District Export Council by Mr. Grant Aldonas, Under Secretary for International Trade during the US District Export Council National Conference in October. Mr. Grana is one of the very few individuals in the US to concurrently serve on two District Export Councils. The Kentucky District Export Council (KyDEC) is an association of experienced international trade professionals appointed by…

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