Three TBOWIT members traveled in a group of about 40 business and government leaders to Chile as part of an economic mission this past December 2014. According to all accounts the trip was a success. Congratulations to our TBOWIT members, Selma Canas, Eileen Rodriguez, and Lorrie Belovich for the successful culmination of all their hard work! How lucky for us that these savvy, international women are part of our group, TBOWIT.
"About 14 Tampa Bay companies went on the trip with economic development leaders and government officials to introduce the country to the Bay area's economic diversity. The 14 companies conducted more than 100 meetings with prospective customers, according to the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp., and several of them signed deals and sold products while on the trip.
The group came home with more than 30 solid sales leads, according to EDC CEO Rick Homans. An estimated $9 million in expected export sales were made on the trip, according to the EDC" - Chris Wilkerson - Editor Tampa Bay Business Journal quoted via the Tampa EDC website