Aventure Receives Grant as an Atlanta Metro Export Challenge Semi-Finalist
Aventure Aviation has been named a semi-finalist in the inaugural Atlanta Metro Export Challenge, a grant competition powered by JPMorgan Chase which boosts support for small and medium-sized businesses looking to begin or increase their export programs.
“We are excited to have received this honor,” said Talha Faruqi, VP of Operations. “About 80% of Aventure’s business is international. This grant will help us to further expand our overseas efforts and represent the Atlanta area on a global scale.”
Each semi-finalist must utilize their grant to show export success in order to be invited back this summer for "Pitch Day" – a Shark Tank-style pitch session. The top three companies will receive an additional $20,000 (1st place), $10,000 (2nd place), and $5,000 (3rd place). A total of $210,000 will be distributed over the course of the competition.
Aventure Paired with UPS for Georgia’s 2016 Mentor Protégé Connection Program
Aventure Aviation has been paired with UPS in a business development program administered by the Georgia Education Foundation (GEF) in partnership with the Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Institute of Technology.
The Georgia Mentor Protégé Connection (MPC) provides opportunities for small businesses in the U.S. State of Georgia to benefit from a partnership with a corporate mentor for one year. Emerging firms can build relationships, explore new technologies, learn best practices, and benefit from the wisdom of corporate executives who are committed to the long-term health and growth of small businesses in Georgia.
Aventure Attends Airline Economics Meeting in Dublin
Aventure Aviation participated in the Airline Economics Growth Frontiers Dublin conference, held January 17–20 in Dublin, Ireland. The networknig event brought airline reps from across the globe, with a focus on those with RFPs in the market for finance and leasing. Airline Economics will hold Growth Frontiers Dubai this October at the Ritz Carlton in Dubai, where Aventure will be a sponsor.
Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Class of 2016 To Include Aventure's Director of Sales
The Fayette Chamber of Commerce has announced that its Leadership Fayette class of 2016 will include Hamzah Faruqi, Aventure's Director of Sales. For over 30 years this program has provided an opportunity for citizens and stakeholders of Fayette County Georgia, USA, to build relationships with the region’s current and future leaders and be inspired to apply their talents to serve the community.
Ebrahim Zakaria, Aventure's Marketing Analyst, also represents Aventure as a member of the chamber's Young Professionals (YP). This program focuses on networking, community service, and leadership development.