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For Immediate Release (00-46)
Date: August 29, 2000
Contact: Steve Simon, 240-567-7952 (pager: 301-930-2880)

Montgomery College to Offer Four-Session International Business Course

Rockville, MD -- Starting September 12, Montgomery College’s Office of Continuing Education will offer a special four-session course in international business development, for entrepreneurs interested in tapping into the global economy.

Held over four nights during a two-week span, the course will walk participants through the process of establishing a presence in the international marketplace. It will cover topics ranging from ways to identify international business opportunities, to financing options for getting started, to developing an international marketing plan.

The course will be led by Phyllis Jones, president and chief executive officer of Elan International, LLC (EI). Elan International specializes in international business and organizational development. Jones, who has a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, served as an appointee at the office of the United States Trade representative for two years and held a staff position in international trade policy development at IBM, prior to starting Elan International.

In addition to Jones, there will be guest speakers from the international banking community, the State of Maryland Office of International Business, the Maryland U.S. Export Assistance Center, as well as local entrepreneurs, who are currently doing business in the international market.

The course will run on a Tuesday/Thursday schedule for two weeks, starting on Tuesday, September 12, and ending Thursday, September 21. Class sessions will begin at 6:30 p.m. and run until 9 p.m.

Classes will be held in room 306 B in the Wheaton South Building, 11160 Veirs Mill road, which is adjacent to Wheaton Plaza near the Hecht Company parking garage. Tuition for the course is $95, plus a fee of $25. Out-of-state residents are expected to pay an additional $40. For more information or to register, call Harriet Lebowitz at 240-567-7867.

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