David Meale, deputy director of the Office of Monetary Affairs in the State Department, will speak about exports at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Living/Learning Center University Room at Pitt-Johnstown.
He will talk about the National Export Initiative.
The NEI is an initiative to improve conditions that directly affect the private sector’s ability to export. The NEI will help meet the nation’s goal of doubling exports over the next five years by working to remove trade barriers abroad, helping firms overcome barriers to entering new export markets, assisting with financing and pursuing a government-wide approach to export advocacy abroad.
The lecture, sponsored by the Pitt-Johnstown Political Science Club, is free to the public.
Briggs & Stratton dealers recognized
Ray’s Lawnmower Sales & Service, 1478 Railroad St., Summerhill, and Pristow’s Sales & Service, 1900 Bedford St., have been awarded the Briggs & Stratton Diamond Dealer designation.
Briggs & Stratton, the world’s largest manufacturer of small gas engines for outdoor power equipment, is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis.