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U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency Hosts 2017 National AAPI Business Summit

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Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and the National Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (National ACE) hosted the National Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Business Summit at the Department of Commerce. The event recognized Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, an annual...

FirstNet Honors Law Enforcement During Police Week

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The following is a cross-post from the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) blog By Mike Bostic, FirstNet Senior Law Enforcement Advisor May 12th is the kickoff of a special week for law enforcement officers and their families. National Police Week is the time we set aside every year to honor those who put their lives on the line each day to keep us safe. We give special recognition during...

Celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week

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The following is a cross-post from Tradeology, the official blog of the International Trade Administration (ITA) National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) , now in its 34th year, is the annual salute to travel and tourism in America. During the first full week in May, communities across our nation unite to showcase the impact of travel to policymakers, business leaders and local media with rallies,...

2017 Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees Honored at the National Building Museum

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On May 4th, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) inducted fifteen of America’s greatest innovators into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Held at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., CBS News correspondent and television personality Mo Rocca moderated the event, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee gave...

Intellectual Property Resources for Small Businesses

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Helping small businesses and independent inventors with limited resources is an important goal of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as they serve a vital role in our country’s economy. The USPTO has several free or reduced fee programs to assist independent inventors and small businesses in securing patent protection for their inventions, including the Patent Pro Bono Program, Pro Se...

Recognizing the Hard Work and Life-Saving Sacrifices of Our Nation's Firefighters and First Responders

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The following is a cross-post from the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) blog May is an ideal time to thank our nation’s first responders. There are several events this month dedicated to recognizing the hard work and life-saving sacrifices our fire service personnel, law enforcement and emergency medical technicians do every day. May 4th marks the annual International Firefighters Day...

Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Reaching New Markets

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The following is a cross-post from Tradeology, the official blog of the International Trade Administration By Natalie Soroka, Economist, International Trade Administration, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis As we kick off Small Business Week , the Census Bureau released its “ Profile of U.S. Importing and Exporting Companies, 2014-2015. ” A joint project of the Census Bureau and International...

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Key Statistics in Honor of Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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Today marks the beginning of Asian-American and Pacific Islander Month. In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and contributions of Chinese workers to...