Showing posts with label North Carolina. Show all posts
Showing posts with label North Carolina. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

First Lady Michelle Obama in CHRIS BENZ

25 Jul 2011 19:56 Africa/Lagos

First Lady Michelle Obama in CHRIS BENZ

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, July 25, 2011

NEW YORK, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- First Lady Michelle Obama stays cool in the Summer heat while wearing CHRIS BENZ' Resort Nelda Dress for her appearance on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Thursday, July 21st, 2011.

The episode, which is set to air in October, focuses on redesigning and expanding a North Carolina community resource center for homeless female veterans.


The CHRIS BENZ collection is a reflection of Chris' Seattle upbringing and his ability to transform his influences to create a unique American style. His collection reflects the ease and carefree attitude one can expect from a true American Sportswear collection, which is made in the USA. In February 2007, Chris Benz presented his first ready-to-wear collection to high acclaim from fashion press and retailers during New York Fashion Week.

Chris grew up in Seattle, before arriving in New York City at the age of seventeen to study at Parsons School of Design. He graduated in 2004 winning the prestigious CFDA Emerging Designer Award. While at Parsons, Chris interned with Marc Jacobs where he reinforced his Parsons curriculum with the fundamentals of design. After graduation, Chris joined the dynamic J. Crew team as Designer of Dresses and Special Occasion.

Chris Benz is fascinated by innovation, proportions, refined tailoring and finishing details. The Seattle color palette prevails, with its deft blend of muted and neutral tones, shaken to life with an infusion of color. Classic silhouettes incorporate specialty details and elements of surprise. With an emphasis on layers, sheerness and directional color palette, the result is a beautifully crafted collection with a modern spirit. Chris Benz' vision is one of meticulous but effortless design: vintage and surplus elements, retooled in classic luxury fabrics that set the temperature of new American sportswear.


CONTACT: PUBLICITY: Sidney Prawatyotin of Krupp Group, +1-212-462-4192,; or SALES: Eugene Migliaro of CHRIS BENZ, +1-212-244-2020,

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ex-Im Bank Chairman Joins President Obama In Raleigh For Jobs

June 13, 2011

Ex-Im Bank Chairman Joins President Obama In Raleigh For Jobs Council Meeting

Fred P. Hochberg

June 13, 2011

Ex-Im Bank Chairman Joins President Obama In Raleigh For Jobs Council Meeting

Media Contact: Jamie Radice (Ex-Im Bank): 202-565-3200

Raleigh, North Carolina -- Today, the Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), Fred P. Hochberg, joined President Obama and other senior government and corporate officials in Raleigh, North Carolina to meet with members of the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness (Jobs Council). Hochberg participated in the Council's Manufacturing, Listening, and Action session.

"I was honored to be with the President in Raleigh today to talk about the important economic issues facing our country," said Chairman Hochberg. "Exports create and sustain American jobs, and are a vital component of our economic recovery. President Obama has made the National Export Initiative a top priority, and because of that emphasis we are on track to double U.S. exports by 2015."

Administration officials who attended the Jobs Council forum included Senior White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, White House Domestic Policy Advisor Melody Barnes, and Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors Austan Goolsbee. Participants in the Manufacturing, Listening, and Action session were Ex-Im Bank Chairman Fred Hochberg, Small Business Administrator Karen Mills, DuPont Chair and CEO Ellen Kullman, Intel Corporation President Paul Otellini, and BNSF Chairman and CEO Matt Rose.

The President's Jobs Council was created to provide non-partisan advice to the President on how best to strengthen the nation's economy and look for additional ways to create jobs, opportunity, and prosperity for the American people.

Chairman Hochberg was in Raleigh earlier this month, where he hosted a Global Access for Small Business forum with Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC). At the event, North Carolina small business owners learned how to gain a competitive edge in today's global marketplace when selling their goods and services overseas. Ex-Im Bank has hosted more than a dozen Global Access events across the country this year.

Small business owners who are interested in learning more about how they can successfully export their products can call 1-800-565-EXIM (3946). Ex-Im Bank also offers information specifically designed to assist small business exporters on its website at

About Ex-Im Bank:
Ex-Im Bank is an independent federal agency that helps create and maintain U.S. jobs by filling gaps in private export financing at no cost to American taxpayers. The Bank provides a variety of financing mechanisms, including working capital guarantees, export-credit insurance, and financing to help foreign buyers purchase U.S. goods and services. In the first seven months of fiscal year 2011, Ex-Im Bank approved $14.8 billion in total financing authorizations, supporting $17.8 billion in U.S. export sales. These sales will support more than 129,000 American jobs in communities across the country. This seven-month authorizations figure is the highest in the Bank's history.

For more information, visit Ex-Im Bank's Web site at

Media Contact: Jamie Radice (Ex-Im Bank): 202-565-3200

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