By Guy Tessler | Conexx: America Israel Business Connector President
Shana tova u’metuka from Conexx: America Israel Business Connector. As we turn to welcome a new year, it is traditional that we reflect on the year that has passed.
Conexx is the premier America-Israel business connector. We’re a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization creating opportunities for Israeli businesses in the United States and for American businesses in Israel. With our powerful member-driven network, we provide businesses with access to groundbreaking technologies, companies and partners in the Southeast, Israel and beyond.
There have been many significant and positive changes at Conexx. Over the past year our organization has worked hard to develop a new strategic plan that will help continue our path of growth and expansion. We are working even harder to engage our members and supporters and to be a strong presence in the entire Southeast.
We’ve expanded our staff, created new and exciting programming, and improved upon our existing programs. But more important, we are continuing to strengthen the ties between our region and Israel through business.
The past year has been a difficult one for Israel. And while there are other organizations that defend and promote Israel, there is none that supports Israel the way that Conexx does.
Over the past year Conexx has been proud to organize and lead business and economic missions to Israel. This past March, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed joined our cybersecurity mission, and the governor of Tennessee, Bill Haslam, was just in Israel to discuss economic partnerships on a Conexx-led mission.
In addition, our South Carolina-Israel Collaboration is looking forward to its fifth annual mission to Israel. We are constantly in touch with Israeli and U.S. businesses, institutions and leaders looking to expand or looking for partners or new technology. Our programming always focuses on Israel and the business and economic opportunities available there.
It is not only our job to help create connections for these individuals, but also our great pleasure.
All of these missions, programs and connections not only support Israel, but also actually have real, tangible results, from job creation and economic development to simply a greater awareness of Israel.
As we approach the High Holidays, we hope for a peaceful and prosperous year for both Israel and the United States. Conexx will continue to strive to create opportunities for Israeli and U.S. businesses throughout Atlanta, the Southeast, Israel and beyond. Please join us in our mission to support Israel in a way you never thought possible.