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Commercial Service Welcomes New Corporate Partners

In March, the Commercial Service welcomed three new corporate partners: TD Banknorth, the United States Postal Service (USPS) and City National Bank. These key partners offer world-class assistance in international trade logistics, export financing, risk management and more. As a critical part of the CS’s Corporate Partnership Program, they are dedicated to helping SMEs succeed in every step of the international trade process. We are pleased to be working with these organizations, and we will be announcing more partners next month.

TD Banknorth is a leading banking and financial services company headquartered in Portland, Maine. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TD Bank Financial Group of Toronto, Canada, with banking divisions in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont. Its international banking service specializes in trade finance, foreign currency risk management, foreign currency conversions and letters of credit. The bank’s extensive domestic retail banking network consists of nearly 600 branches.

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the federal government. The USPS has over 200 years of transportation logistics experience and is geographically positioned to assist all SMEs with international shipping needs.

City National Bank (CNB) is a world-class commercial and private bank headquartered in Los Angeles, California. CNB has 63 offices, including 15 regional centers located in California, Nevada and New York City. Serving over 112,000 clients, the company specializes in commercial lending, private banking, cash management, international banking and wealth management. CNB is a delegated authority lender of the U.S. Export-Import Bank and is capable of providing up to $7.5 million in government-backed working capital to domestic companies seeking to export their products and services.

Telling Our Story

Securing space in a major U.S. metropolitan daily newspaper opinion-editorial (op-ed) page is not easy, largely because it is among the most highly read sections.

Recently, the Commercial Service Marketing and Communications office scored space in seven major dailies with an opinion piece under the byline of the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Tony Garza. The piece was targeted at newspapers in states and regions along the border with Mexico, and focused on the importance of U.S. exports from these regions and future export opportunities. The piece also served as a reminder of the importance of our economic relationship with Mexico, while mentioning a CS client success story and the services offered by the CS.

Interested in this media strategy? Let us know how we can work together to Tell Our Story. E-mail Curt.Cultice@mail.doc.gov.