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Are You in Need of a Jump Start for Stalled Revenues? A Complimentary ATA Carnet Webinar.

ATA Carnets can be the spark you need to re-energize your drive for revenue and customer growth.

Join us on Tuesday, June 19th from 1-2pm CT for our complimentary ATA Carnet webinar – Are You in Need of a Jump Start for Stalled Revenues presented by Amanda Barlow, Vice President – ATA Carnet at Roanoke.

You will learn some of the fine points about ATA Carnets and the benefits of ATA Carnets.

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Memorial Day Holiday Hours

For the Memorial Day Holiday, our offices will close at 3pm on
Friday, May 25th and reopen and resume normal business hours
on Tuesday, May 29th. Enjoy your weekend and be safe!

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Roanoke Insurance Group Welcomes Grant E. Goldsmith to Business Development Team

We are pleased to announce the addition of Grant E. Goldsmith to our team as Vice President of Business Development for Roanoke Insurance Group Inc. Grant’s career in the insurance industry spans more than 17 years as a commercial Property and Casualty broker, beginning in 2001 when the Graham Company, a large regional broker, hired Grant to manage and place U.S.

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The Foreign Trade Association Presents the Marjorie M. Shostak Distinguished Service Award to Bill Sterrett

Bill Sterrett, Richard Shostak, Glenn Patton.

It is with great privilege to announce that Bill Sterrett, former President and now Chairman of Roanoke Insurance Group Inc., has been presented with The Marjorie M. Shostak award. This honor is bestowed upon an individual who the Foreign Trade Association’s (FTA) board of directors feels has distinguished him or herself through outstanding service and contributions to the international trade community of Southern California.

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CBP Extends Window to Reject ADD/CVD Entry Summaries

On April 23, 2018, CBP announced a modification to its entry summary rejection policy via CSMS 18-000301 as it pertains to entries subject to ADD/CVD, to special tariffs imposed under Sections 201 and 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, and to special tariffs imposed under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. (For more details on these special tariffs, see the April 2nd blog posting.

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Columbia River Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association Hosts Terry Cummings as Presenter on Best Practices for Damage Control

Terry Cummings in our San Francisco office will present on Best Practices for Damage Control at the Columbia River Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association’s (CRCBFA) general membership meeting on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018. Terry’s presentation will focus on real-life experiences of logistics companies to highlight lessons learned and provide valuable takeaways on how to identify red flags. The presentation will also include guidance on providing risk neutral responses and other direction appropriate to unique situations that face your industry.

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NCBFAA 2018 Roanoke Sponsored Scholarship Winner

And The Winner is….. Ashley Mosier.

University of Georgia, Terry School of Business student, Ashley Mosier is 2018’s NCBFAA Scholarship winner. Ashley is the recipient of a $5,000 scholarship that will be used towards her undergraduate tuition with intent to pursue a career in customs brokerage, freight forwarding or a related field.

Ms. Mosier wrote a detailed essay with the objective to develop a fundamental understanding of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and to address the major changes that should be made to this agreement to benefit American consumers and businesses.

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How Many Hats Do You Wear? A Complimentary Webinar.

How Many Hats Do You Wear?

Do you operate as a Domestic Freight Forwarder or Property Broker or perhaps both? Wearing multiple hats is not an uncommon practice but it’s important to recognize the distinct characteristics of each operation so you are properly licensed.

FMCSA Operating Authority dictates the type of operation a company may run, the cargo it may carry and the level of insurance/financial responsibilities a company must maintain.

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Introducing New Account Manager Zoi Fanourgiakis in New York

Roanoke Trade is pleased to announce that insurance professional Zoi Fanourgiakis is the new Account Manager in our New York office located in lower Manhattan.

We are excited to add Zoi Fanourgiakis to our staff of surety bond, insurance, ATA Carnet and sales professionals. Zoi is a graduate of the City University of New York, Hunter College. She began her insurance journey while an undergraduate and now has over 10 years of experience in Property & Casualty Insurance.

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TIA Conference

Roanoke looks forward to exhibiting at the TIA Conference beginning April 9th in Palm Desert, California.  If you’ll be attending, stop by booth 101 or catch the session on insurance definitions and contracts on Wednesday, April 11th at 2pm. Roanoke’s Jason Odgers and his fellow speakers collaboratively examine the pitfalls to avoid in contracts regarding insurance.

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