January 2022 Updates
We're Hiring!

Starting in January 2022, we will have both virtual and in office internships. A very limited number of paid internships are available for local students attending the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, Delaware Technical Community College, Wilmington University, Goldey Beacom College, or Delaware Law School. We can also work with your school’s administration and faculty to provide a credit internship. We also look for an administrative assistant and a graphic designer to join our team!

Please go to our website and read about the many open positions. We look forward to receiving your application.
The Benefits of Membership- Our Members Speak

Each month, we show a chart with the advantages that companies receive from being a member in World Trade Center Delaware. This month, we decided to let two members from very different industries tell you why they joined, and why they continue to be members.

Arkion®Life Sciences: is a New Castle based company that discovers, develops, manufactures and markets environmentally friendly products and technology that are used in the agriculture industry. A few years ago, we spoke with Ken Ballinger, Vice President, about the benefits that Arkion’s products would bring to farmers in other countries, specifically those in Africa. We encouraged the company to accompany us to the US-African Business Summit, the continent’s most important venue for linking companies, governments, and nongovernment organizations from all of Africa with those in the United States. We have worked closely with Arkion since then, identifying and linking the company to a number of countries. Ken Ballinger stated that “this is not going to be an insignificant business”. He said that WTC Delaware “deserves all the credit for getting us in a position to look at Africa.”
The Port of Wilmington is the linchpin of Delaware’s international logistics industry. Owned by the State of Delaware, it has been operated by GT USA Wilmington, part of Gulftainer, the world’s largest private port operator since 2018. The Port and World Trade Center Delaware have worked closely together for many years and a member of the executive team at the Port sits on our Board of Directors. Kathryn Bradley, Director of Government Affairs and Corporate Communications at GT USA Wilmington, described the benefits of membership as: “WTC Delaware doesn’t just bring us companies interested in doing business with Delaware and the Port, it brings us entire countries”.  
Carla Sydney Stone
Thank you, Jimmy Avendano for your Webinar: Marketing your Products Internationally through Amazon

Thank you Jimmy and to everyone who attended Jimmy Avendano’ s excellent presentation on Marketing your Products Internationally through Amazon. We all learned a great deal about how Delaware’s industrial and retail products' manufacturing companies can enter new markets, or also procure products not made here. Local repackagers, cargo consolidators, inventory and warehouse managers, and others in the supply chain work across the globe with Amazon to get products where they need to be. If you missed this webinar, please contact us to find out how you can get a copy.
Travel with World Trade Center Delaware!
Trade Winds - March 2022 - Dubai, UAE

Join us in Dubai, UAE for the largest U.S. government-led trade mission and business development forum, being held during the World’s Fair. Organized by the U.S. Commercial Service, Trade Winds will feature meetings with U.S. commercial diplomats from over 20 countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, exciting conference programming and plenty of networking.

WTC Delaware and other Delaware companies and organizations are offered an opportunity to participate in person or for WTC Delaware to represent them at Trade Winds.

Please contact us for more information. To Register click Here.
Welcome to the 5th edition of International Delaware® the yearly magazine of World Trade Center Delaware

This year’s magazine focuses on Delaware’s science and technology sector, the “most international of all professions” as true as when President John F. Kennedy said this almost 50 years ago. Scientists and engineers come from all over the world to develop and deliver products and services used on earth, the moon, and beyond. The diversity of opportunity and talent create a fertile ground for companies seeking to create new products and services for the world’s markets.
Delaware companies, academic institutions and non-government organizations have worked tirelessly to ameliorate the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic, other diseases and the effects of climate change. Many smaller companies have been at the forefront of developing solutions to these, our most critical challenges. One of COVID’s greatest unintended consequences was the chaos in supply chains caused by port closures and labor shortages in factories, ships and trucks, just when increased international e-Commerce required additional containers, port storage space and handling facilities. Here, too, Delaware has met the test. 
Automation, information, communications, gene editing, optical, and other evolving technologies create the need for more highly skilled technologists. Innovative local programs ranging from coding to CRISPR are making this groundbreaking technology accessible around the world.
We wish to thank all the people who contributed to this edition of International Delaware -our sponsor Discover Bank, publishing partner Delaware Business Times, the World Trade Center Delaware Board of Directors, and all the companies whose support for this edition makes it possible for the world to understand why America’s Innovation Corridor is located in Delaware. 

To read/download your copy, please click the image above.
WTCDE Premier Members
Port to Port International Corporation
Learn more about Port to Port International: http://www.ptpshipping.com/?lang=en
Delaware Business Times
Learn more about Delaware Business Times: https://delawarebusinesstimes.com/
WTC Delaware Long-Term Member Stephanie L. Chapman, CPA Named Director

Stephanie L. Chapman, CPA was named a Shareholder of Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, P.A. (BLS) and Director in the International Services Practice Group, effective January 1, 2022, as voted on by the directors of the firm.

Stephanie celebrated her 12th anniversary at BLS in May 2021, having started as a Supervisor in the Tax & Small Business Department in 2009. She brought with her a number of years of experience at other public accounting firms in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, as well as a bachelor of arts in accounting and a master of accountancy, both from the University of West Florida.

Not long after joining the BLS family, Stephanie began to focus on building an international services practice that she, along with other BLS members, can proudly say represents 10% of the firm’s revenue. Stephanie’s motivation of expanding the international services practice group at BLS started with a passion for travel, a rapidly globalized business climate, and her love for helping clients navigate complex tax issues. It was the perfect itinerary for success. Along with assisting her clients and her team, Stephanie regularly performs educational events throughout the world and has been published in local and international publications. Stephanie is committed to strengthening her ability to assist clients and her community through her active role in PrimeGlobal’s international services special interest group, her participation in the AICPA International Tax Technical Resource Panel, and by earning an AICPA International Tax Certificate.

Stephanie states, “I love what I do! The world is becoming smaller every day, and I get to play a part in the adventure by helping people feel more confident in their decisions to expand across borders. I am forever grateful to BLS for allowing me to combine my passion of looking and traveling beyond the U.S. and my technical ability to understand complex compliance situations to strengthen the firm’s international services practice group.”

Stephanie is a member of the Wilmington Tax Group where she acts a President/Board Member, the AICPA, and the DSCPA, and is active with the World Trade Center Delaware. She resides in North Wilmington, Delaware with her family and their three adopted dogs from Delaware Humane Association.

“Stephanie has worked very hard throughout her career and truly deserves this recognition having proven her commitment to the firm and to our International Services area. She has been the driving force in building this successful practice and we are proud to have her become an owner of the firm.” – Michael T. French, CPA, Director.
Please join World Trade Center Delaware in congratulating Nicole Homer of member company Hx Innovations, Inc.®, who won the $5,000 prize at the Pitch or Ditch pitch entrepreneur competition on January 20. The competition was hosted by Wilmington Public Library and sponsored by Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce and United Way of Delaware. Hx Innovations, Inc.® is a human movement and health technology company with ground-breaking machine learning based knee, foot and ankle joint and muscle injury prognostic model and scoring system that empowers data-driven companies with solutions to optimize movement, safety, and wellness. Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce is one of World Trade Center Delaware’s newest partner organizations. The company has also won StartUp 302 competition in April and is the recipient of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the Delaware Strategic Fund.
Welcome to Our New Members
Mountaineer Logistics is a Delaware-based business that serves the Mid-Atlantic region. It offers dependable courier service for cargo requiring specialized handing and on-time pickup and delivery for pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, government agencies, manufacturers and more. It also provides medical courier services for blood, live tissues, and clinical lab specimens and tests, and pharmaceuticals and supplies. Destinations and pick-up locations include warehouse to consumer or warehouse to warehouse; it delivers to all of the region’s major airports, from JFK and Newark to Washington Dulles and in-between. With 24/7 dispatch, Mountaineer is able to transport on an emergency, same-day, last mile, or dedicated service basis. Mountaineer Logistics also is developing a food distribution business focused on bringing agricultural products from Africa and South Asia and India to the US for distribution from Delaware. The company is a State of Delaware Office of Supplier Diversity (OSD) Certified Small Business Vendor and Member of the Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce.

Khary DeWitt founded the company after an over 20 years career in banking and financial services, including the Treasurer’s Office for the State of Delaware. He is a well-known entrepreneur and philanthropist who serves on a number of not-for-profit Boards; He is the President of Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League (MWUL) and Board Chair of both  Interfaith Community Housing of Delaware, Inc. and City of Wilmington Utilities Citizen Advisory Board. He has a long-standing interest in international trade and business and serves as Treasurer of Start-Up Africa.
Khary looks forward to becoming very active in World Trade Center Delaware. “I have a passion for helping others. Currently, I am starting an apprentice workforce training program to develop drivers, mechanics, and others who can change the transportation sector to make it more environmentally sustainable. I will offer students the opportunity to build careers in electric vehicles, and other forms of cargo delivery such as drones. I attended the Kogi program that WTC Delaware hosted and it is leading me to additional opportunities. I look forward to coming to the Chocolate and Beer event in February and meeting more members in person.“

Learn More About Mountaineer Logistics:
Great Dames, Inc. is our newest partner organization.  Founder and President Sharon Kelly Hake was a Global Marketing Leader, traveling to, working in, and living in countries as diverse as China and Spain. During her almost 30 years career at Dupont,  she “had a vision of an organization that would bring remarkable women together with the purpose of activating the “Great Dame” in each of them.”  In 2009, Sharon, with the assistance of her daughter and co-founder, Heather Cassey, her family, and supporters, she created a vibrant community that has “ … engaged more than 12,500 women and girls at salons, conversations, workshops and peer mentoring groups.”  With 5 chapters from Delaware to northern New York State, Great Dames has expanded to include a National Virtual Chapter and a Global Virtual Chapter.

Great Dames is multigenerational as well as multinational in scope and unites women young and old. It offers scholarships to Wilmington University; the 2021 Full Scholarship winner hailed from Bangladesh. It has helped thousands of others with financial support and expert advice.  700 women entrepreneurs have been assisted and 375 not for profit organizations have received grants or volunteer assistance. The 2020 Great Dames Remarkable Ideas Pitch Competition was the Founder of Girls Leading Africa.

Sharon believes that not enough women are involved in international business, either as staff of a larger corporation, nor as business owners and entrepreneurs. Partnership with World Trade Center Delaware will help Great Dames to expose more women to international business training and trade opportunities and to link them with counterparts in other parts of the world.  Already it is promoting our events on its calendar and on its webpage. World Trade Center looks forward to linking Great Dames with women in World Trade Centers across the United States and other countries.  

Thanks to Our Renewing Members
With more than 25 years of aviation, business, and legal experience, We are aptly poised to help you capitalize on this rapidly developing technology.

Whether you are a drone pilot or you need a drone pilot for a project, DWS offers the resources you need to secure what you need from this industry. We specialize in connecting the right people with the right skills to the jobs that need them. DWS pilots can take pride in the fact that they were recruited, validated and selected, and not just another name added to a growing list of un-vetted people. DWS customers can feel confident that pilots chosen for the work they need accomplished have been hand-picked for their needs. Everyday business challenges can be solved in new and more efficient ways through the use of drone technology and our team of pilots is extremely well equipped to help our customers accomplish their goals, At Drone Workforce Solutions, we aim to revolutionize the way entrepreneurs, businesses, and other organizations perform their operations so they can achieve a higher level of success.

Triad Associates was founded in 1978 by CEO, Michael Zumpino. Our services have since expanded from grant writing to a full suite of housing, community and economic development and strategic planning solutions. Over the past 40 years, we have worked with more than 150 clients in the public and private sectors throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Triad Associates' multi-disciplined professional Team has a passion for helping communities thrive. Triad Associates is committed to identifying solutions that promote revitalization and growth while improving the quality of life for residents. Triad offers a wide range of services that transform community visions into viable projects. Triad has a proven track record of leveraging Billions of dollars in funding to implement these projects.

Ceeka Group LLC is an import-export company located in Dover, DE. Owned by Marie Noelle Beugre, Ceeka Group LLC exports medical and technology supplies from USA to Ivory Coast in West Africa and imports 100% natural shea butter and red palm oil (100% Bio) which contains vitamin E and more to USA. Ceeka Group LLC is developing its own natural skin care products based on this shea butter and red palm oil. We are extending our importation to the South America as well. 

For additional info, please contact:

Marie Noelle Beugre
Owner Ceeka Group LLC
117 Falmouth Way, Dover, DE 19904
Co-Sponsored By
Delaware Farm Bureau Seeking an Executive Director
Read Aloud Delaware, a statewide nonprofit fighting childhood illiteracy, is seeking a part-time Bilingual Outreach Coordinator to increase our impact within Spanish-speaking communities throughout Delaware. Specifically, the Coordinator will recruit Spanish-speaking families to facilitate an innovative virtual parent-empowerment program, LENA Start. LENA Start incorporates wearable technology designed to track and improve the home language environment. This is a part-time position without benefits at a rate of $20/hr, 18-20 hours weekly (approximately $20,000 annually), with a half-remote, half-in-office schedule possible. This position is grant funded for one-year with potential for more. 
For more details on the job posting, please click here.
Careers in Foreign Affairs
Zoom Information Session
January 31, 2022
4:00pm EST

Ambassador to the United States United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, will join @DIRSouthFlorida Mignon Houston and three other former NCAA athletes, now U.S. diplomats, in a discussion about careers, internships, and fellowships in diplomacy. You will learn how these Foreign Service Officers and Specialists transformed their sportsmanship and leadership skills into successful global careers. They will share their experiences and explain how you can follow in their footsteps.

Register today to receive the link!
WTC Delaware provides a full range of international trade-related services with an in-depth focus on export/import of services and manufactured goods.

Indian railways planning to replace ICF coaches with LHB as the base design. One of WTC Pune partner is looking for collaboration for manufacturing LBH coach interiors and seating.

  • Stainless steel car body with LHB as the base design replacing the ICF coaches
  • The train set will be tested at speeds of 180 kmph
  • Train 18 will have continuous windows
  • Fully air-conditioned train set will have comfortable seats and the interiors will boast of diffused lighting
  • Onboard WiFi and infotainment
  • GPS-based passenger information system 
  • These trains will be equipped with automatic doors and the facility of a sliding footstep that will open once the train arrives at the platform
  • Train 18 will have automatic interconnecting doors and the connecting areas will be spacious for easy movement
  • A halogen-free rubber-on-rubber flooring, concealed roller blinds for improved aesthetics and better view from the window and continuous energy-efficient LED lighting
  • Zero discharge bio-vacuum toilets with touch-free bathroom fittings
  • Spacious luggage racks

Contemporary seating shall require all new technology driven production of European standard seats with BOM encompassing Foam, Upholstery, metallic snack table, metallic back seat with feature of rotation of 180d, world class aesthetic & comfort, with bunch of wow factors as this would be the first touch point to offer the experience and overall approach to T18.

Interested partners for this whole project should contact Suseela Krishnan at suseela@wtc-pune.org or +91 98508 68555 for more information. 

  • EN standard meeting Foam and Upholstery
  • Aluminum die cast or any other metal snack trays and back rest meeting EN standard
  • Features like - Rotation mechanism, USB charging facility, Arm rest with metallic top meeting EN requirements
  • Most of above material grade is HL2
  • Contemporary, state of art aesthetically appealing contours and upholstery
  • Base with Aluminum frame

Healthcare / Health Tech
  • HUNGARY: Neuro-traumatology implants and medical supplies (medical fixtures, screws, plates for neck, back, spine, hips)
  • URUGUAY: Analytical instruments, consumables and reagents for applied organic and inorganic chemistry testing laboratories
  • SAUDI ARABIA: Common/children vaccines and broader medical management (equivalent to Glucophage) or hypertension. Additionally, manufacturers of leading OTC’s such as paracetamol and other products. Seeking technical partner with patents and established brands in the United States to share know-how with a technical agreement.
  • PHILLIPPINES: Finished dose formulations of tablets, capsules, syrups/suspensions, and external preparations of drug products and vaccines.
  • MEXICO: Upcoming UNOPS Tender: The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) signed an agreement with the Mexican Institute of Health for Wellbeing (INSABI) for the procurement of medicines and medical aid supplies for 2021-2024. 
  • ITALY: Medical devices and fitness devices to sell to physiotherapy centers, sports teams/clubs, and personal trainers

STANDARD - $475 (1-49 employees), $825 (50-99 employees), $1,375 (100+ employees)

PREMIER - $2,675

STUDENT - $100

Please schedule a meeting with us to learn how you can become a member!
Click here to learn more about the benefits of being a member of World Trade Center Delaware. 
Designed to increase your international ecommerce sales, the Library includes digital business strategies, expert insights, and resources for American Exporters.  

eCommerce Frontline Library Categories
  • The Online Strategy for Exporters Series focuses on helping you to improve your business digital strategy so you can grow your cross-border ecommerce sales.
  1. Website Globalization for Business in 3 Stages (Oct 2021)
  2. How Does Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Work? (Oct 2021)
  3. Boost Your SEO Ranking With Keywords and Backlinks (Oct 2021)
  4. How to Use Website Analytics Strategically (Oct 2021)
  5. Understanding International SEO (Jan 2022)
  • The eCommerce Research & Business Forecast Series uses trade data and our expert insights to help grow your overseas online sales. 
  1. eCommerce Sales Size & Forecast (Oct 2021)
  2. Impact of COVID Pandemic on eCommerce (Oct 2021)
  3. Challenges of the Chinese eCommerce Market (Oct 2021)
  4. USMCA Partner Country eCommerce Consumer Overview (Oct 2021)
  5. European Retail eCommerce Consumer Forecast (Jan 2022)
  6. European B2B eCommerce Markets Forecast (Jan 2022)
  7. Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Exports [COMING SOON]
  8. Social Media Forecast [COMING SOON]
  • The Special Digital Policy Update Series focuses on the latest international ecommerce regulation and trade program developments. 
  1. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Updates (Jan 2022)
  2. USMCA Trade Agreement Updates- U.S., Mexico, & Canada  [COMING SOON]

Weekly International Job Posts: The latest 300 job opportunities posted on DevelopmentAid

  • Support Services Senior Officer (VA Extension), Mali
  • Online Hub Deputy Manager, UK
  • Vivier Expert - Finance Verte (F/H), France
  • Graphic Designer, India
  • Hydro-Mechanical Specialist, Sri Lanka 
  • And more!

To view all the up-to-date jobs, please click the link below:

World Trade Center® Delaware is the State’s premier international business resource. We help companies, especially small, medium-sized and emerging enterprises, to grow their international business. We provide trade leads, training programs, job leads, networking, matchmaking, trade mission and reverse trade mission opportunities for Delaware companies. We serve all types of companies in various sectors including agriculture, environmental remediation, IT, medical equipment manufacturing, biopharmaceuticals, financial, legal and real estate services.  For more information visit us at www.wtcde.com.
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