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7 Ideas for Marketing to Existing Customers

May 24, 2016

When small business owners think about marketing, they usually think about attracting new customers. But existing customers are equally, if not more, important. A...

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Let the Countdown Begin: 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit

May 23, 2016

The following is a cross-post from Tradeology, the official blog of the International Trade Administration
Blog post by Felicia Pullam, Director of Outreach for SelectUSA
The countdown to the 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit begins today! In four weeks, June 19-21, President Barack Obama will welcome economic developers from across the country and companies from around the world to Washington, D.C. The SelectUSA Summit is the highest profile event to promote job-creating foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States.

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Spotlight on Commerce: Hope Shimabuku, Director of the Texas Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office

May 23, 2016

Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting members of the Department of Commerce and their contributions to the Open for Business Agenda

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Mentor-in-Chief or, "You Really Can Make a Difference"

May 22, 2016

I hope that the time you’ve spent here has given you a sense that you really can make a difference. You can’t transform the world overnight. It’s frustrating. There are setbacks. Progress is incremental. 

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Weekly Address: Expanding Overtime Pay

May 21, 2016

In this week's address, President Obama discussed one of the single most important steps to help grow middle-class wages – expanding the number of workers who are eligible for the overtime that they have earned. Every week, millions of Americans work more than 40 hours but do not receive the overtime pay they deserve.

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West Wing Week: 05/20/16 or, "Miss Manners for Vikings"

May 20, 2016

This week, the President hosted five Nordic leaders, spoke at the Rutgers Commencement ceremony, and honored Medal of Valor recipients, while the Vice President traveled to Columbus, OH, to talk about the new and improved Overtime Rule. That's May 13th to May 19th or, "A Miss Manners for Vikings."

 

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"We Have a Narrow Window of Opportunity"

May 20, 2016

“We have a narrow window of opportunity to scale up programs, to figure out how the virus is spreading, to stop it, and to develop a vaccine." Dr. Frieden of the CDC and Dr. Fauci of the NIH explain why Congress needs to pass the President's emergency funding request to combat the Zika virus. go.wh.gov/zika

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Measuring Moving Parts in Biotechnology

May 20, 2016

Guest post by Laurie Locascio, PhD, Director of the Material Measurement Laboratory at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
This year’s World Metrology Day is themed “Measurements in a Dynamic World,” so it’s fitting that we are also celebrating the formal launch of the NIST-Stanford Joint Initiative for Metrology in Biology, or JIMB. The initiative began as a pilot three years ago to answer the biotech industry’s calls for measurement tools.

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Top Scientists and Inventors Honored at the White House

May 19, 2016

At a ceremony at the White House earlier today, President Obama honored recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation—the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on our nation’s most accomplished innovators and inventors.

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Finding Common Ground on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

May 19, 2016

The following is a cross-post from the National Telecommunications and Information Admistration (NTIA) Blog
More than a year ago, President Obama asked NTIA to convene stakeholders to help develop best practices to address privacy, transparency and accountability issues related to private and commercial use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

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