Kaliningrad, Russia

On April 17, 2015, the Central Florida International Trade Office and the National Entrepreneur Center welcomed the Baltic Business Club from Kaliningrad, Russia. The Club included small business owners from the construction, grocery store, and financial industries. Juliana Peña, Orange County Government, welcomed the Club to Orange County. Jennifer Wakefield, Metro Orlando EDC, spoke about what Orlando has to offer and the benefits of doing business in Orlando. Jerry Ross, Executive Director of the National Entrepreneur Center, gave his entrepreneur story and answered many questions about small business. Nancy Simmons, President of Aero Industries and Chair of the Central Florida District Export Council, told her story about small business success and how she entered the Russian market. Later, the Baltic Business Club took a tour of the National Entrepreneur Center.