On August 6, 2014, Friends of International Trade were joined by Congressman John Mica, from Florida’s 7th Congressional District. The Congressman spoke about the importance of international trade and how his office can help companies expand internationally. Chuck Youngerman, Vice President of Global Trade Finance for Regions, presented on how local banks can help exporters. Executive Vice President Daisy Ramos-Winfield explained the services of the Florida Export Finance Corporation. The President of Florida’s District Export Council (DEC), Jerry Ross, spoke about the importance of Ex-Im Bank and how Ex-Im Bank can help small businesses.