- Franchise Whales hopes to seed the economy by helping others
- Show support for vets, military by increasing U.S. energy independence, says Latino veteran leader
- Two Latino U.S. senators could have key roles in reforming Telephone Consumer Protection Act
- Brazil's Embraer signs deal to supply jets to Horizon Air
Franchise Whales hopes to seed the economy by helping others
Two business experts with more than 35 years of experience in franchising between them have partnered together to launch a franchise incubator to help new, emerging and existing franchises strengthen various areas of their businesses.
Two Latino U.S. senators could have key roles in reforming Telephone Consumer Protection Act
U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), both Latinos, may play a pivotal role Wednesday in determining the outcome of what some view as an initiative to protect American businesses from costly lawsuits. The two senators, who sit on the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, are set to hear testimony advocating reform of an anti-telemarketing law, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Brazil's Embraer signs deal to supply jets to Horizon Air
Horizon Air, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group, recently signed a purchase order with Brazil-based airplane manufacturer Embraer for 30 E175 jet aircraft, a contract worth approximately $2.8 billion and includes options for an additional 33 jets. Embraer will begin to deliver the planes, which will be used by Alaska Airlines, during the second quarter of 2017.
Guatemalan businessman Fernando Jarquin Pira quietly makes donations to first responders and patients
Fernando Jarquin Pira, who runs a pharmaceutical distribution company in Guatemala and has invested a significant portion of his personal resources to philanthropy since 1995, has donated critical medications and paid for treatments of families in dire need as an expression of good citizenship. Jarquin founded Agefinsa (Agencia Farmaceutica Internacional, Sociedad Anonima) in 1995.
To support a nearby Hyundai/Kia facility, fluid systems giant TI Automotive has opened a new plant in Monterrey, Mexico, creating approximately 100 jobs at the facility to supply key vehicle components. The facility produces brake, fuel and clutch parts and will also be engineered to handle water, oil and vacuum tubes, transmission lines and pipes for exhaust gas reduction.
Companhia Nitro Quimica Brasileira recently said it has chosen Eyefreight’s transportation management system (TMS) to support its domestic and international logistics, positioning the Brazilian firm to continue growth while cutting costs. "Eyefreight is very proud to have Nitro Química as a customer in Brazil," Eyefreight CEO Ken Fleming said.
Pelican BioThermal, a world leader in temperature-controlled packaging solutions for the life sciences industry, recently said it was expanding operations in South America by partnering with BioThermal Solutions of Chile and NatBio of Brazil. The partnerships are in line with Pelican BioTherrmal's goals to provide the best service to customers with cold chain logistics needs.
Gruma-Mission Foods signed an agreement with Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Texas to create an academic center to study and evaluate relations involving Mexico, Texas and the United States. The Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center will use research, annual conferences and public forums to strengthen bilateral relationships.
Adavium Medical, formerly known as ADVANCE Medical, recently acquired two of Brazil’s largest clinical diagnostic companies, Alka Tecnologia and Hemogram Industria e Comercio. The acquisitions position Adavium as Brazil’s largest medical equipment and diagnostics company in terms of sales and customer base. The company also named Claudia Golart as president and CEO of the diagnostics division.
Connecting industry leaders throughout the hemisphere, the International Economic Forum of the Americas sponsored the 6th World Strategic Forum on Monday and Tuesday in Miami, Florida with eminent keynote speakers and an eye on the Americas’ future.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas Donohue filled dual roles, taking the podium as keynote speaker and co-chairing Miami’s 6th International Economic Forum of the Americas' World Strategic Forum on Monday and Tuesday.