FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 27, 2009



Christie Miller
VEDP
(804) 545-5805
International Access Expands for Virginia Companies
-VEDP’s Global Network now available in 44 countries-


RICHMOND - Manassas-based company Maximum Nutrition, LLC, tried for years to generate international sales. The nutritional supplement company joined all of the top international business-to-business trade sites hoping for a good lead. Most of the leads the company received were scams.

Then Michael Borza, President of Maximum Nutrition, stumbled across the Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s Global Network. His company now has a presence in several different countries.

“VEDP’s thorough research of leads and potential trade partners is unmatched by anyone,” said Michael Borza, President, Maximum Nutrition, LLC. “Just in a few short weeks, our company landed two new international customers thanks to VEDP's help. They have gone above and beyond our expectations.”

Since 2006, VEDP’s Global Network has assisted Virginia companies seeking in-country assistance to grow internationally. The Network is a comprehensive group of pre-screened, in-country consultants, who, in partnership with VEDP International Trade, deliver industry-specific market research to any Virginia company interested in exporting its product or service. Recently, the Network expanded into 17 additional countries, including Bulgaria, Turkey, the Netherlands, Israel and South Africa, now providing in-country services in a total of 44 different countries.

Research available ranges from the best strategy for entering a particular market to information on distributors, competitors and potential clients. Once the Virginia company visits its target market, the Global Network also provides a host of in-country services, including logistical support, matchmaking assistance and service provider contacts. Assistance is provided to Virginia companies free of charge up to $3,000 per fiscal year.

To benefit from VEDP’s Global Network, visit www.exportvirginia.org. For more information on Maximum Nutrition, LLC, visit www.getmaxxed.com.

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