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In This Issue: Location, Location... Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema Relocation?
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Israel - A Market for Your Goods & Services

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3 EMPLOYMENT Location, Location... Relocation?
By Andrea D. Storz

FROM THE PUBLISHER
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ness affairs quite as much as serving on advisory boards, There are very few things that impact my life and busi-

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COVER STORY American Companies Doing Business in Israel
By Jodie Jacobs

director level positions, and other leadership roles - in both family, it is a frequent joke that the best way to locate me

not-for-profit and government organizations. To friends and

on the average night is to look at the community calendar. In August, I was invited opportunity to connect and represent my community with others from around the country in Washington, DC.

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ENTERTAINMENT Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema Connects Israel with the Windy City
By Mira Temkin

to participate in President Obama’s symposium on job creation, a unique honor and

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IN MY OPINION Israel – A Market for Your Business Goods and Services
By Moshe Klein

In this month’s cover story, Jewish Business News explores the growing trend of

U.S. companies that are doing businesses with Israeli companies or forming important partnerships with Israeli businesses. In this day and age, it is more important than ever to be well networked and connected to communities outside of your own. Regional chambers of commerce, ethnic networking organizations, and other community groups are great ways to stay connected, so that your job search or small business is not insular in your own tight-knit world.

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LOCATION, LOCATION. . . RELOCATION?
By Andrea D. Storz With unemployment hitting record highs, more of us are considering job opportunities out of city and/or state. Drastic times call for drastic measures, but knowing some of the key steps for making this life-altering decision may help. Deciding to relocate is a blend of personal, financial, practical and emotional considerations, and every detail of this major step requires some in-depth thinking. Today’s economy might be a serious motivator to relocate, but there are additional challenges that come with this choice. Can you incur the costs of maintaining two residences? Will your spouse find work in another city? Are you willing to commute during the week and come home on the weekends? How will this affect your family? Is your family willing to uproot? Keep these few strategies in mind when applying for a job in another state. After determining a location, check for the state’s local listings. Some cities and states have their own job sites, which immediately expands opportunity. High level positions are more likely to consider out-of-state candidates. Because of the number of people seeking middle or lower level positions, locals will be the focus, which ultimately makes the employer’s job easier and more cost effective. The cover letter can definitely be a strong tool while applying for out-of-state positions. When a recruiter contacts you, the key is to be upfront and flexible. If you’re willing or able to pick up the travel costs for an interview, let the potential employer know. Revealing personal reasons for a move is not appropriate. Instead, stress the fact that you’ve done your research on the company and city, and feel relocating is definitely worth it. You will always have a stronger chance with employers who have a history of recruiting out-of-state employees. Identify the top 20-30 businesses in your professional area or other industries that can realistically use your skill set. Contact hiring managers and/or recruiters in your field. Network as much as you can with residents of the city you choose. Do your research. Investigate incomes, www.thejewishbusiness.com property and sales taxes, schools – list the pros and cons. Having the employer pay for your move, temporary housing and travel is no longer a given. You must have a plan in place to pay for these expenses. Finding a new job in a new location can be very exciting and rewarding, but it can also be quite stressful. Do your homework, talk to professionals in the location of your choice, and take it one step at a time. Good luck!
In addition to being the Job Counselor/Coach for the ARK and a Jewish homeless shelter, Andrea Storz owns a successful job counseling business. She teaches clients how to utilize tools for a more productive job search. 847-917-4141.

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American Companies Doing Business in Israel
hen the bottom line seems stagnant or you’re seeing very few up-ticks, think about Israel as an additional market. Economists, resource agencies and companies who do business in Israel say the economy there is growing and the country is a good trading partner. Midwest company exports to Israel “I absolutely recommend looking to Israel for almost any company reaching abroad,” says Peter Carlson of Minneapolis-based AgMotion. Carlson is in charge of the company’s organic specialty grains division, which processes the grains purchased from farmers and sends them to overseas customers, including businesses in Israel. “They are good international traders,” he says, explaining that customers in Israel will guide their U.S. business connections through the process so they comply with Israeli customs. “International business is not extremely difficult, but a mistake could be extremely costly. It’s OK as long as one does the proper research,” Carlson said. He also recommends attending trade shows to find overseas customers. The America-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) Chicago Connects Businesses The AICC, a not-for-profit trade association founded in 1958, develops business relationships between U.S. and Israeli companies. It connects members ranging from wholesalers and retailers to manufacturers and distributors with venture capitalists, investment bankers and service providers. The organization is a good place to start for help in locating customers and learning how to export. According to AICC Chicago Executive Director Michael Schmitt, the volume of trade from the U.S. to Israel is increasing. His office received 145 Certificate of Export requests between January and June 2011 compared to 84 requests in the same period in 2010. Of those requests for certificates, 32 came from different companies in 2010 and 52 from different companies in 2011. AgMotion is among the companies who have requested a Certificate of Export. The export certificate, which documents country of origin, is needed to move exports from other countries smoothly through Israeli customs. “The volume has picked up. They have been exporting here, but the export market between the U.S. and Israel has been under the radar. Companies here don’t always think of Israel when exploring new markets,” Schmitt says.
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By Jodie Jacobs

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn visited the Israel offices of Illinois-based global telecommunications firm Motorola Solutions in Airport City on Sunday, July 24, 2011.

Pictured from left to right: Shimon Dick, President & General Manager, Motorola Solutions Israel Ltd.; Member of Illinois delegation; Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois; Seth Vogelman, Director of Trade, Illinois Middle East Office; State Senator Ira Silverstein. Photo courtesy of State of Illinois and Motorola Solutions

His office is also familiar with the United States-Israel Free Trade Agreement, so he helps companies both import and export. Established in 1985, the agreement lowers some barriers in trading specific products. “We help them work through the process,” he says. Indeed, shipping companies often suggest businesses call AICC for aid with exporting to Israel. “I just received a request for help from a company in Ohio that manufactures orthopedic implants,” says Schmitt. He explains that the U.S. business will be exporting to a particular company in Israel, so they already have a customer; they just need help with documentation procedures. “The company was recommended to us by UPS. When a company calls UPS with export to Israel issues and questions, UPS will often recommend they call us,” he said. Israeli trade connections have also benefited U.S. companies who find the country’s products are a good mix with their own. Local company imports from Israel North Suburban plant grower Shlomo Danieli has a farm in Beloit, Wisc., but also imports from Israel, Thailand, Chile and Columbia to supply his retail customers with flowers and greenery for every season. He added his Israeli Herb division in 2009 to provide customers

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superior products year-round. His Alon Ha’Galil division arranges for fresh flowers and greens to be directly shipped from Israeli growers to his U.S. customers. Danieli, who grew up in Israel, already had contacts there. So when the time was right, both from the standpoint of importing from Israel, and when his own plant business was ready to import, he was familiar with Israel products and sources. “The flowers from Israel are top in the world in quality,” says Danieli. He agreed to sit on AICC Chicago’s board two years ago to help other businesses work through import and export procedures. “They wanted people who have Israeli contacts,” he says. AICC Works Bilaterally Suggesting contacts, but also arranging events to meet potential customers and gather information, is also part of AICC Chicago’s task, according to its president Dan Shure. “We encourage businesses to look to Israel,” says Shure. “Our entire mission is bilateral trade. We work in both directions. Not only do we help Israeli businesses sell to Chicago, but as the America-Israel Chamber, we help companies here sell their products in Israel,” he says. “Companies range from pharmaceuticals and technology partnerships to baby products. No matter what you do, we’re here to serve you,” says Shure.

become familiar with how things are done there. “It’s a guild society. Meet with the associations. Know the culture.” He adds, “Getting the right partner is critical.” Another option Shefsky recommends is working with venture capital companies in Israel. “There are over 2,100 venture capital companies there with portfolios of companies to partner.” He also suggests says that finding a partner in Israel means not having to open an office there. Among agencies that offer capital is Bi-national Research and Development, known as BIRD. “They provide venture capital grants from both countries. BIRD helps fund the endeavor.” Shefsky explains: “Say you have a marketing company here and they have a tech company there, BIRD can help put the joint venture together. You get everything you would if you opened an office there, only better. It can be very valuable.” State of Illinois Trade Offices Offer Assistance Another place to go for help is Illinois’ trade office in the Thompson Building, downtown Chicago. The State of Illinois has trade offices throughout the world, including Israel. “We are matchmakers. We introduce companies in Illinois to companies here in Israel,” says Sherwin Pomerantz, director of the Illinois Office of Trade & Investment’s Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office. Pomerantz works out of the Illinois office in Jerusalem, but is frequently at the Chicago office.

Among the ways AAIC assists U.S. Ziviel Office Building in Tel Aviv companies is to sponsor programs every few months that tie into visiting trade and economic ministers from Israel He points out that his office is used to assisting small and mid-sized and trade shows in Chicago. businesses. As an example, his office worked with Decatur, Ill.-based Lincoln Diagnostics, a mid-sized allergy skin testing company that “We did that for the Restaurant Show and will do it for Radiology distributes globally and is now adding Israel to its list. Show in November,” he says. “Companies here and in Israel shop for partners. We help businesses find good partners.” “An Abbott or a Kraft doesn’t need our assistance,” he says of two Illinois companies with an extensive global reach. Networking and seeking venture capital Finding a good partner and obtaining expert advice is very important, Pomerantz definitely advocates looking to Israel to do business. “It according to Kellogg School of Management Professor Lloyd Shefsky. has one of the best economies in the world.” The Clinical Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Jodie Jacobs is a Chicago journalist who has contributed to the Chicago Sciences, Shefsky teaches “Successful Entrepreneurship.” A believer in networking, Shefsky recommends setting up initial informal meetings with contacts in Israel that will eventually lead to a working relationship. “Someone knows someone who knows someone else. It’s seven degrees of separation,” he says. He particularly advises that businesses here
Tribune for more than 20 years. Her articles have also appeared in Crain’s Chicago Business, Lake County Business Journal and What’s Happening. Jodie_jacobs@sbcglobal.net

Resources America-Israel Chamber of Commerce, 500 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, IL 60015, Suite 350, 847-597-7070 http://www.americaisrael.org/ Illinois Office of Trade & Investment, Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, James Thompson Center 100 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL, 312-814-2828 www.commerce.state.il.us/dceo/ Bureaus/Trade/ and Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office in Jerusalem 972-2-571-0199 www.atid-edi.com Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce (FICC), Tel Aviv, 972-3-563-1020 www.chamber.org.il/content.aspx?code=7129&cat=0

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Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema Connects Israel with the Windy City
By Mira Temkin
Almost like an invisible cultural bridge from Israel with love, the Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema (CFIC) brings a deeper, more indepth understanding of the Israeli experience to Chicago. This year’s film festival runs from Oct. 26 - Nov. 6 in three city venues and suburban AMC Northbrook Court theatres. The festival, which has been operating independently since 2005, offers the largest showing of films, outside of Israel. “Because Israeli films are so good (nominated for Academy Awards three out of the last four years) and their edu-tainment value so high, we’re greatly expanding our outreach efforts to those who want to learn more about Israeli culture, travel to Israel—and possibly do business with Israeli companies,” said the coordinator of the CFIC, Cindy Stern. “Chicagoans can’t always grasp the nuances or dynamism of Israeli society from what they read or from what others tell them,” says Stern. “So we bring Israel—in the form of the latest feature films, short films and documentaries—to them. It’s a little like buying a ticket to Israel for $11, instead of $1100.” The theme of this year’s CFIC is “Entertainment Israeli-Style.” The Opening Night gala takes place Wednesday, October 26th, at the Chicago Cultural Center. Partnering with the Chicago Sister Cities International program and several local autism organizations, the CFIC will screen a drama by Guy Nattiv called “Mabul” (The Flood). “Mabul,” starring Israeli star Ronit Elkabetz, tells the story of a young man who comes home to live with his younger brother and parents after the institution in which he lives closes. Stern continued, “The CFIC gives people who want to do business in Israel deeper insights into the culture—the ethics, sensibilities, values, humor—they wouldn’t otherwise get from a wide crosssection of the population, even with a guided personal tour within the country.” On Thursday, October 27th, the screening will be held in conjunction with Columbia College at the school’s Film Row Cinema with a special appearance by Director Ibtisam Ma’arana and her documentary, “77 Steps.” On Saturday evening, October 29th at the AMC 600 on Michigan Avenue, audiences can see some of the most internationally-celebrated Israeli films of 2010-11, including “Restoration,” a hit at Sundance, about small businesses and fatherhood; “Intimate Grammar,” about coming-of-age, around the Six Day War. From Sunday, October 30 through Sunday, November 6, screenings will be held at the AMC Northbrook Court. Films include: “Article of Hope,” about Israeli astronaut Col. Ilan Ramon’s ill-fated journey on the Columbia space shuttle mission and “Strangers No More,” about a K-12 school in Tel Aviv that educates kids from 48 different countries as well as other films. Both of these documentaries were made in Israel by American companies. “Strangers No More,” produced and directed by Simon & Goodman Picture Co., NYC, brought an American crew over to Israel for filming, editing, cinematography and used Israeli film experts for location and translation services. “Israeli filmmakers are always looking to partner with other countries for venture capital or production. Many of the companies team up with studios from the US, UK and France to create their films,” said Cindy. “The Israeli film industry really is international in scope.” Tickets are $9 before 5 p.m. and $11 weekends and after 5 p.m. For more information and the complete schedule, visit www. chicagofestivalofisraelicinema.org. Tickets are also available at fandango.com and movietickets.com.
Mira Temkin is a Highland-Park based copywriter with both advertising and editorial expertise. She can be reached at mt@thejewishbusiness.com.

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By Moshe Klein

Israel – A Market for Your Business Goods and Services
the Ministry of Interior can issue a visa. U.S. businesses establishing an office in Israel are advised to consult with a local accounting or law firm. Doing business overseas is not for everyone. However, think about all options when charting a growth course for your business. In the Chicago area, the America – Israel Chamber of Commerce is a great place to start if you’re considering doing business with and in Israel.
Moshe Klein is an accountant and small business consultant. His firm, Moshe Klein & Associates, Ltd. is based in Skokie and services clients throughout the United States. To respond to his column, write to: mk@thejewishbusiness.com.

With Israel’s booming economy, it makes good sense for some businesses to consider creating a market for their products and services in Israel. The US economy is expected to be stagnant at best for the foreseeable future. Entrepreneurs need to consider market factors to properly determine growth potential. While Americans and Europeans are tightening their belts, many Israelis are taking advantage of the strong shekel vs. the weaker dollar to import like never before. With a GDP in 2010 of $225 billion, the Israeli economy is compact and agile. In spite of the most recent recession, the Israeli economy has already seen substantial consistent growth since January 2009, making it one of the fastest recovering developed countries in the world. Roughly 40% of Israel’s 7.5 million people are concentrated in the greater Tel Aviv metropolitan area, Israel’s commercial and financial center. Another major population concentration is in the Haifa metropolitan area (15%), a major port city and center for the petrochemical and high tech industries. Almost all goods are imported through Israel’s two Mediterranean ports, Haifa in the north and Ashdod in the south, and through Ben Gurion International Airport. These ports offer good transportation links to the rest of the country. While most companies are headquartered in these areas, a growing number of firms maintain branches, showrooms, or service facilities in Jerusalem and Beer Sheva. Consumer malls and shopping centers are popular in Israel. Many American specialty shops, chain stores, and franchises have outlets in the 200 malls and shopping centers now there. Key to success is offering an increasing variety of new products and services to the Israeli consumer. For first-time exporters to the market, it’s important to note that distinct cultural differences in Israel may in some cases dictate changes in selling, advertising, and marketing. Although many strategies used by U.S. firms can be equally effective in Israel, U.S. companies should not assume that selling in Israel is the same as selling in the domestic U.S. market. Companies should carefully research promotional activities prior to their implementation in Israel. Partnering with a local representative who has good industry contacts, proven reliability, technical skills and after-sales service capabilities is important for selling and maintaining a continued presence in Israel. U.S. businesses interested in establishing an office in Israel are required to register with the Registrar of Companies at the Ministry of Justice. The business must file a copy of documents certifying that it is incorporated in the United States and other information. If these documents are in English, they must be accompanied by a Hebrew translation. There is no requirement for the company managers or directors to be Israeli citizens or residents. However, U.S. representatives assigned to manage the Israel office must first obtain work permits from the Employment Service Division of the Ministry of Industry, Trade & Labor. Authorization from the Ministry and, if applicable, the Investment Center, is necessary before
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Obligation of Payments
Q: Do I have to pay someone who did work as part of the interview process? A. Paying workers fully and promptly is a high priority in Jewish tradition. A number of Torah verses warn us about this. Here is a verse from the book of Leviticus (19:13): Do not [unjustly] withhold that which is due your neighbor. Do not let a worker’s wages remain with you overnight until morning. Here is a passage from the book of Deuteronomy (24:14-15): Do not withhold the wages due to your poor or destitute hired hand, whether he is one of your brethren or a proselyte living in a settlement in your land. You must give him his wage on the day it is due, and not let the sun set with him waiting for it. Since he is a poor man, and his life depends on it, do not let him call out to God, causing you to have a sin. But of course these passages cannot tell us when in fact the worker is due his wages in the first place. But there can also be an obligation to pay which doesn’t stem from agreement at all. The benefit provided by the worker’s actions can itself obligate payment. Even when there is no agreement at all, when there is a benefit provided, the beneficiary is required to pay some reasonable approximation of the value of the benefit. (In the common law system, this corresponds roughly to the doctrine of “unjust enrichment”.) Even if you never offered to pay your workers, they would have a justified expectation of getting paid the going wage for the kind of work that they are doing. Given that the benefit provided is itself a source of obligation, even a simple disclaimer (“I’m not offering any payment”) would probably not be enough. That would be enough to negate any wage agreement, but not to negate any benefit. Obviously any benefit can be waived, but a rather detailed waiver would be called for in this case. Furthermore, in the light of the underlying law it would seem that the arrangement you describe is not fair. Your criterion for payment is totally subjective – whether you want to keep the person on; it is not directly dependent on whether the person does a good job or not.
SOURCES: (1)Babylonian Talmud Bava Metzia 83a (2) Babylonian Talmud Bava Metzia 101a The Jewish Ethicist is a joint project of Aish.com and the Business Ethics Center of Jerusalem and is reprinted with permission. To find out more about business ethics and Jewish values for the workplace, visit the Business Ethics Center of Jerusalem at www.besr.org

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The Economy – What We Can Expect?
By Jewish Business News Staff “The odds of a renewed recession over the next 12 months, already one in three, will increase if stock prices continue to fall,” according to Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody’s Analytics. He said the economy must grow 2.5 percent to 3 percent a year to add jobs fast enough to keep the unemployment rate stable -something that won’t happen anytime soon. Moody’s now expects real gross domestic product to grow at an annualized rate near 2 percent in the second half of this year, and a little more than 3 percent next year. That compares with its earlier projection of 3.5 percent in the second half of 2011 through 2012. The Federal Reserve last month decided to keep interest rates extremely low for two more years, saying it expected the economy to remain weak for that period. The consensus view among Federal Reserve board members is that the unemployment rate will be in the 7.8 percent to 8.2 percent range by the fourth quarter of 2012. While commodity prices soared in late 2010 and early 2011, they’ve declined recently on global growth worries. Core inflation, (excluding food and energy prices), appears to have bottomed out in contracts and has actually accelerated over the past year. Most core inflation measures are now just below the Fed’s implicit inflation target of around two percent. This is particularly important because it remains a key metric used to gauge inflationary pressure in the future. It’s important to remember, however, that food and energy prices have skyrocketed over the past year and they have a direct and immediate impact on consumers as well as small businesses. Analysts now say that the recession of the last decade was deeper than initially estimated and the recovery from it weaker than thought. The massive stimulus program unleashed by the Federal Reserve in the form of Quantitative Easing (QE) did not lift jobs and promote growth as much as expected. “The odds of the economy going back into recession are at least one in three, if nothing new is done to raise demand and spur growth,” according to former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers. The staff at Jewish Business News cautions readers to remain conservative in forecasting their sales and business growth for 2012. While conditions vary greatly from market to market, the overall negative outlook, lack of jobs and debt reduction in the economy overall dictates that consumers and small businesses should brace for more difficulty ahead. JBN Magazine will continue to monitor economic conditions to provide guidance for planning, budgeting and forecasting critical to small business stability and long term growth.

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Carla Cenker, Aflac representative and full time rabbinical school student at the Hebrew Seminary of the Deaf, came to network. She felt the financial sector was very well represented, mixed in with entrepreneurs, which she felt was very creative. “It exceeded my expectations.” Breakout sessions led by industry experts were presented throughout the day. Seminars about job searching, networking techniques, LinkedIn, resume reviews and more assisted job seekers in their quest. Local Elected Official Show Strong Support State and federal elected officials like U.S. Congressman Robert Dold, U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and State Representative Louis Lang were among the elected officials who attended and came away with the message of “we need jobs.” Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen who has attended other Jewish B2B Networking events in the past, was impressed with the turnout as well as efforts being made to fill the vacant storefront of the city’s busiest thoroughfares. In fact, at the Village of Skokie’s August meeting, Mayor George Van Dusen recognized the efforts of Shalom Klein in helping to stimulate small business and economic development by issuing a proclamation that declares August 25, 2011 as “The Business Event Day.” A Real Networking Event At its core was a day of meeting people and reaching out to others who needed a little encouragement and support. Recent law school graduate Cari Silverman who was there looking for a job said that she found that people were really helpful. “They were willing to pass my resume around and make connections for me.” Rick Glickman, Dream Kitchens commented, “It was an honest and true networking event. People who were there really wanted to help. It was a great opportunity because people really need to be in front of each other.” The next Business Event, which promises to be even bigger and better, is set for May 17, 2012. Registration begins October 1, 2011.
Mira Temkin is a Highland-Park based copywriter with both advertising and editorial expertise. She can be reached at mt@thejewishbusiness.com.
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Responsible for the daily administration of HR and agency wide policy, and of all employee related benefits. Provides database management, reporting, HR generalist and benefits expertise and the ability to improve upon existing HR processes.

Clinician, Chicago, IL

Responsible for providing clinical services to children, adults and families. Responsibilities include advocacy, case management, counseling and group work with individuals and families.

Executive Assistant, Skokie, IL

Works directly with the Executive Director and the Director of Program Service.

Data & Reporting Coordinator, Chicago, IL

Category Manager, Northlake, IL

Works with Data Manager to define, gather and/or produce trend, usage and operational reports from all data collection methods.

Responsible for a budget, developing strategic plans, communicating with the group, managing budgets/savings, meeting with suppliers and implementing the project with internal teams.

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