Malden - United Commercial Bank (UCB), in collaboration with the Office of
Malden Mayor Richard C. Howard, U.S. Export Assistance Center and the
Massachusetts Export Center
last week hosted the 2007 UCB Trade Finance Seminar Thursday afternoon at
the Malden Public Library’s Ryder Gallery.
The seminar, called “Trade Expansion Beyond Massachusetts,” aimed to share
important information and resources that are vital to the success of export
business in the North Shore of Massachusetts.
“I am proud to partner with United Commercial Bank,” said Mayor Howard.
“Malden is a city of opportunities. We are committed to help our
constituents to expand their businesses beyond the region.”
“Exports are of vital importance to the state'’ economy and businesses.
Massachusetts companies exported over $24 billion in goods last year alone.
We hope this seminar can help even more Massachusetts businesses reach
overseas markets,” said Paula L. Murphy
Director of Massachusetts Export Center.
An estimated 60 persons attended the event. These included representatives
from a broad array of industries, such as financial institutions,
high-technology manufacturers and export consultants. “Companies in Malden
and other areas of the U.S. have access to resources that can assist them
with exporting their products and services abroad,” said James Paul,
International Trade Specialist for the U.S. Commercial Service office in
Boston. “Whether these firms seek to expand their business overseas for the
first time or further penetrate existing markets, there are services
available from learning about opportunities to locating potential buyers and
“When it comes to export financing, our goal is to assist U.S. exporters by
providing them working capital loans guaranteed by the Export-Import Bank of
the U.S.,” said Angela H. Mah, Vice President of UCB. “This event is a great
networking opportunity with industry experts as well as successful exporters
who are eager to share their knowledge.”
For more information about export financing, contact Angela Mah, vice
president for retail banking from United Commercial Bank, at (617) 695-0710
or via e-mail at Angela.Mah@Unitedcb.com. Visit