Smithfield Orange City Job Fair

Smithfield Foods is holding an onsite job fair on Thursday, Jan. 31 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at 101 14th St. SE Orange City, Iowa.

Smithfield is looking to hire forklift operators, production and maintenance positions. The company is currently offering a one-time hiring bonus of $1,000.

Going Global Export Assistance Seminar

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Registration and details available at

Pre-registration is required by May 21, 2018, as seating is limited. Registration is nonrefundable; however, a replacement for your representative may attend.

Contact Northwest Iowa Development representative, Kathy Hill at 515-229-5712 or, with questions.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn or update your knowledge of export basics, and network with valuable resource providers to expand your organization’s international capabilities.

  • Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. – Seminar hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Location: Northwest Iowa Community College, Building C, Room 328, 603 W. Park Street, Sheldon, Iowa

  • Cost $25 per person and includes all materials, continental breakfast, breaks, and lunch.


    • Export Overview from a Corporate Perspective
    • INCOTERMS® 2010
    • Importance of Distributor Agreements
    • Trade Finance Solutions
    • NAFTA Trends
    • Global Iowa Export Award Presentation

    Resource Table Speed Dating

    • Cozen O’Connor
    • International Trade Office, Iowa Economic Development Authority
    • Northwest Iowa Development
    • Scarbrough International
    • Trade Acceptance Group Ltd.


    • Mr. Steve Meyer, Export Operation Manager, Staples Promotional Products
    • Ms. Peggy Kerr, Team Leader, International Trade Office, Iowa Economic Development Authority
    • Mr. Steve Dickinson, Co-Chair International Practice, Cozen O’Connor
    • Mr. Curt Hanson, Principal, Trade Acceptance Group Ltd.
    • Mr. Kevin Ekstrand, Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Scarborough International
    • Ms. Debi Durham, Director, Iowa Economic Development Authority
    • Lt. Governor Adam Gregg (invited)

    Hosted by Northwest Iowa Development in partnership with the Iowa Economic Development Authority