BUSINESS BRIEFS – Oct. 18, 2017


Free seminar on marketing

The CNMI Small Business Development Center will be offering a free business seminar called “Marketing on a Budget” at the Commonwealth Development Authority boardroom tomorrow, Oct. 19, from 8:30am to 10am. It will be presented by Donna Krum, president of Friends First Marketing, Inc. To register, contact the SBDC office at 664-3018 or visit (PR)

Riddle of the Exporter training

The CNMI Small Business Development Center will be offering a “Riddle of the Exporter” training on Tuesday, Oct. 24, from at 8am to 5pm, at the Pacific Islands Club, Napu Room. It will be presented by Elyse Eriksson, MBA, CGPA. This seminar is supported by the CNMI Department of Commerce and Commonwealth Development Authority. To register, contact the SBDC office at (670) 664-3018 or go to To make a payment, contact Christy Kintol at CDA at 234-6245 Ext. 310. (PR)

Free entrepreneurship training

As part of its Entrepreneur Training Program, the Latte Training Academy would like to invite any aspiring entrepreneurs to attend their first free training on “Making Your Dream Into a Success,” on Oct. 25 at the Latte Training Academy Lab (third floor, Marianas Business Plaza). This training will aid you in understanding the initial steps in getting your business venture off the ground in the CNMI. This training is being held as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business Enterprise Grant program. Under this program, the Latte Training Academy, Inc. is providing specialized training and technical services to help new entrepreneurs navigate the CNMI’s unique business landscape, as well as tailor their businesses to the specific conditions of the economy. To register or for more information, visit (PR)

CNMI-OSHA outreach training on Saipan

The CNMI-OSHA Consultation Program will be conducting a free outreach training on Saipan on Oct. 24 (Tuesday) and Oct. 26, 2017 (Thursday), starting at 9am on both days, at the CNMI-OSHA Consultation Office training room.

Private sector employers interested in learning about OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping and reporting requirements are invited to participate. Seats are limited, so call Elaine Pangelinan at 664-3156 or email to to reserve your seats.

Outreach training for Rota and Tinian will be announced at a later date.

This program is voluntary, is not required by OSHA, and does not meet the training requirements of OSHA standards. (PR)

Employment expert here

Dr. Chaz Compton, Ed.D., CRC of the San Diego State University Research Foundation’s Interwork Institute will be in the CNMI on Oct. 23-27, 2017, will visit the islands, facilitate focus group meetings, and engage CNMI employers in meaningful conversations about their unique business needs. There will also be a discussion about the progress the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation is making in reaching out to employers regarding employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

On Saipan, Compton will be at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center on Oct. 24 and 25, from 1pm to 2:30pm.

On Tinian, Compton will be at the Northern Marianas College campus on Oct. 26 from 1pm to 3pm.

On Rota, Compton will be at the Sinapolo Youth Center on Oct. 27, from 1pm to 3pm. (PR)

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