Mayor’s Office of International Affairs Highlights Atlanta Women Exporters

This is part of an article published in linkedin by Lucas de Souza Martins | Intern, Mayor’s Office of International Affairs, City of Atlanta / Grad Assistant, AYS Career Services | May 22 2020. For full article please click here ATLANTA – Female entrepreneurship plays an essential role in Atlanta’s economy. The city is ranked second

Women + Trade Panel Discussion

Highlighting women exporters, their impact on the global economy, and how they are managing and dealing with the current COVID-19 crisis Andal Balu, Founder, Inno Concepts, Inc. & Founder, CocoaTown.com was one of the panelist in the discussion organised online on April 30 2020

How artisan chocolatiers got inventive this decade

By Meghana Majumdar | DECEMBER 12, 2019 15:09 IST Source: https://www.thehindu.com/life-and-style/food/artisanal-chocolate-cocoatown-earth-loaf/article30284976.ece  Chock-a-block with choices: From modifying an idli grinder to creating upcycled cotton waste wrappers, this was an inventive decade for artisan chocolatiers “We are not just in the business of making machines, but of creating chocpreneurs,” says Andal Balu over a phone call from

Globe Award Winners 2019

By Georgia.org | Original article: https://www.georgia.org/newsroom/press-releases/thirty-six-georgia-companies-named-globe-award-winners-entering-new?fbclid=IwAR175vZFQfKd4-Ck0ucyK7dyh_hqNf5mvYDVBWXsH8YyRk20Uxd8YcC3D8k ATLANTA, December 6, 2019 —Today the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) International Trade division and GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson joined Governor Brian P. Kemp to announce the winners of Georgia’s sixth annual GLOBE Awards at an event at the Capitol. This state-led awards program highlights companies that entered into

Georgia Honors 36 Exporters for Breaking Into New Markets

By Trevor Williams | December 9 2019 | Original Article: Many represented the usual suspects, but this year’s GLOBE Awards honoring 36 Georgia-based exporters also included some companies new to selling their goods and services overseas.  The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s international trade division doles out the awards to honor companies that have been able to

Georgia Exporter Spotlight: COCOATOWN

By Georgia.org | Original Article: https://www.georgia.org/newsroom/blogs/georgia-exporter-spotlight-cocoatown A Q&A interview with Andal Balu and Balu Balasubramanian, Owners County: Fulton Industry: Food Processing Equipment CocoaTown designs, develops, and distributes unique, multipurpose equipment to make gourmet chocolate bars from beans, nut butters and nut milks from nuts and other gourmet foods. What motivated your company to start selling

Politicians, CEOs, cabbies, cooks… Indians in America are having a moment 

Lavina Melwani | Aug 31, 2018 03:11 PM IST | Economy | Original Article: https://www.cnbctv18.com/economy/politicians-ceos-cabbies-cooks-indians-in-america-are-having-a-moment-434581.htm Indra Nooyi is possibly the most visible Indian-American CEO whose corporation PepsiCo is based in Purchase, New York. Dr. Balu M. Balasubramanian, a chemist, and his wife Andal Balu have recast the idli-grinder in a new avatar. Lavina Melwani @lavinamelwani

CocoaTown is rewarded in Atlanta Metro Export Challenge

Compiled/partly written by Suzanne Sen and Murali Kamma | May 2018 | Source: http://www.khabar.com/magazine/community-newsmakers/cocoatown-is-rewarded-in-atlanta-metro-export-challenge As well as being a Georgia GLOBE Award winner (see previous Newsmaker report), Cocoatown was among the top 10 companies receiving credits from UPS in the March 28, 2018 Atlanta Metro Export Challenge. The top 10 on March 29, 2018:CocoatownDustex LLCGF Health

One Last Time, Gov. Deal Praises 40 Georgia Exporters Who Cracked New Markets

March 22, 2018 | Trevor Williams | original article: https://www.globalatlanta.com/one-last-time-gov-deal-praises-40-georgia-exporters-who-cracked-new-markets/ Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal meets with the state’s representatives from 12 countries. They promote Georgia products and recruit inbound investment. Gov. Nathan Deal this week headlined his last annual celebration recognizing Georgia companies exporting all over the world.  During his customary speech at this year’s