• March 28, 2022

    Video about the APM Terminals Liberia Virtual Job Fair

    Please listen to an uplifting and encouraging video by Johnny Graham, the Managing Director of APM Terminals Liberia, expressing interest to hire Liberians at home and abroad who are looking for growth in a company and an opportunity to support the Liberian economy.

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  • March 26, 2022


    Upcoming APM Terminals Liberia Virtual Job Fair PLEASE NOTE: Due to the change to daylight savings time in the USA, the start and end times of this event for those joining in Monrovia has changed to 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM)

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  • January 26, 2022

    International Focus (iF) Magazine Atlanta Press Release

    We are pleased to announce the launch of the Inaugural Edition of the International Focus (iF) Magazine Atlanta. The major benefit of this new print magazine is its global focus on the Diplomatic Corp & Trade Offices, International Businesses and NGOs. For more information, please contact Cynthia L. Blandford, Publisher & CFO International Focus (iF) Magazine (Atlanta) PRESS RELEASE:                                                        A DIPLOMAT AND NOW PUBLISHER LAUNCHES NEW INTERNATIONAL FOCUS MAGAZINE IN ATL The International Focus (iF) Magazine will be celebrating the rollout of the magazine in Atlanta, Georgia, with a reception in early February 2022 as a new voice working to help increase Atlanta’s visibility as a true global city with international reach and promise. The private event will be held at the Metropolitan Atlanta Chamber of Commerce (MAC) by invitation only. “I would not have imagined that the COVID-19 virus would have allowed the sprouting of innovative ideas, unexpected friendships and new business ventures that seemed unimaginable in light of a pandemic that wreaked havoc all over the world.” As God would have it, it did, stated Cynthia L. Blandford, the new Publisher, and CFO of the International Focus (iF) Magazine in Atlanta, Georgia. iF Magazine was born out of Houston, Texas in 2016, under the visionary leadership of Mr. Val Thompson, CEO and Publisher and expanded into the Atlanta market in January of this year. Blandford notes that in April 2021, Mr. Val Thompson called to request an interview to write about her journey to become the first African-American female Honorary Consul in Liberia’s 175-year history. He flew to Atlanta, Georgia, with a photographer and she notes with pleasure that “it was an honor to be placed on the front cover of the June-July 2021 iF Magazine and to share a first blush of my memoires.” Publisher Blandford stated that “I was impressed with Val’s understanding of the power of diplomacy and that of the Diplomatic Corps, and we both understood how powerful cities like Atlanta could help promote international trade and development and become a center for global commerce at a much higher-level.” As Honorary Consul Blandford found herself in parallel with his vision to highlight the work and stories of the international community and that of her peers in the Diplomatic Corps, in late 2021, accepted Thompson’s offer to be the Publisher and CFO of iF in Atlanta. So, as it seems, Blandford is now a Publisher and a Diplomat, and she looks forward to interviewing members of the Atlanta Diplomatic Corp, international businesses, and partners where information and insights can be shared. “We are all about promoting the great City of Atlanta where the City of Atlanta is also home to more than 70 consular and trade offices, 40 bi-national chambers of commerce and more than 2,700 international businesses and where we also have the most efficient and busiest airport in the world with ATL!” iF Magazines Publisher and CEO Mr. Val Thompson, located in Houston, Texas, had his sights on Atlanta a few years ago as a part of iF’s expansion strategy into new markets as Atlanta was quickly being recognized as a go-to destination. […]

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  • November 10, 2021

    Houston-Atlanta Trade Mission To Monrovia, Liberia in 2022

    Liberia is open for business with great opportunities for investments. Join us on this 8-day & 7-night Trade Mission to Monrovia, Liberia. About this event HOUSTON-ATLANTA TRADE MISSION TO MONROVIA LIBERIA – APRIL 21-29, 2022 8-days and 7-nights As the continent of Africa’s first Republic, and the United States most loyal ally, Liberia is poised to become the jewel of West Africa. Liberia is open for business with tremendous opportunities for investments. Self-sufficiency in food production is essential to Liberia’s economy. Agriculture continues to be the dominant sector in the Liberian economy. Liberia’s natural resources offer significant opportunities for investors. The Liberian’s have strong desires for U.S.-made products including food, construction, healthcare, housing, textiles and energy. Flight Travel: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Monrovia, Liberia on Air France All Rooms: Includes breakfast, complimentary laundry, complimentary late checking out, free high-speed Wi-Fi, coffee/tea facilities & access to the gym center. NOTE: Business Class and Economy Preferred airline ticket will be priced according to prevailing rates and availability and overall trip price adjustment will be made and added to the total trip cost, as requested. Additional Payment Methods: Wire Transfer, PayPal, Check, Zell Bank Transfer. To pay using one of these methods, please contact Cynthia Blandford at cblandford@globalstrategiesforgood.com. TRIP PACKAGES AND PAYMENT PLAN DETAILS PAYMENT PLAN DETAILS INVITATION On behalf of Honorable Dr. Carolyn Evans-Shabazz, Houston City Council Member and Honorable Cynthia L. Blandford, Honorary Consul Republic of Liberia in Atlanta, Georgia, please join us for the Houston-Atlanta Trade Mission to Liberia where participants will have the opportunity to participate in a Business Forum and learn more about Liberia’s Business Environment, Challenges and Opportunities, hear from the  National Investment Commission, the Liberia Chamber of Commerce, the Liberian Business Association (LIBA), the USAID in Liberia and explore Liberia’s products during a Business Expo. In celebration of Liberia’s Bicentennial, you will go to Providence Island, where freed black men and women landed 200 years ago and receive your African name with a special historic ceremony, city, and museum tours and so much more! Come meet the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and enjoy a reception with Honorable Michael McCarthy, the U.S. Ambassador to Liberia in Monrovia at his Residence for networking opportunities. You don’t want to miss it!  See Houston-Atlanta Trade Mission 2022 Preliminary Schedule for more details for business opportunities, culture, tours and of course, social networking and fun. Tickets are going fast.  Sign-up soon for this historic mission to Liberia. Come join us for a trip of a lifetime! TRIP SCHEDULE DETAILS REFUND POLICY Please see payment plan for details on when payments are due. Balance in full is due no later than March 28, 2022. If you cancel the trip before January 10, 2022, we will provide a full refund, minus a $600.00 processing fee. Cancellation after January 10, 2022, no refunds will be provided.

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