December 13, 2012

From the Leadership

As we close out 2012, it is useful to pause and reflect on the year.  For AICC, it was a period of continued success in delivering valued services to Southeast and Israeli companies.  Our strong outreach into the region, particularly South Carolina, are paying off in new members and deals.  Our educational programming continues at a very high level through […]
December 13, 2012

Economic News from Israel

Rehovot-based BioView has signed a cooperation agreement with Abbott Molecular Inc. under which BioView will develop an automated cancer screening system to carry out Abbott’s lung cancer diagnostic test.  Under the new collaboration, the two companies will jointly conduct clinical trials in order to certify the test for marketing in the US. Yokneam-based Given Imaging has applied to the FDA […]
December 12, 2012

December 11th Israel Innovation Impact–I-3—Event

Members Exposed to Israeli Mobile Technologies Over 70 members and guests were treated to presentations by 3 innovative Israeli mobile technology companies at the December 11th breakfast event hosted by at&t in Atlanta.  Sharing their solutions were Tel Aviv-based C4 that specializes in development, marketing and delivery of Command & Control systems; Netanya-based eVigilo whose mission is to enhance emergency […]
December 12, 2012

Outbrain Acquires Scribit

Netanya-based Outbrain has acquired Atlanta-based Scribit, (formerly Vertical Acuity), a content platform that allows brands to curate long form content from leading publications on their site.  The price of the deal was not disclosed, but it has been announced that the Atlanta team will continue to operate. Outbrain is a leading content discovery platform, reaching a highly engaged audience through […]
December 12, 2012

2nd South Carolina Mission to Israel Produces Deal and Leads

NeuroQuest Gets Funding, Looks to Open US Center in State Under the auspices of the South Carolina-Israel Collaboration, a delegation of the state’s business, university, and economic development leaders travelled throughout Israel, December 1-6, for a weeklong mission to pursue economic, trade, and research opportunities with counterparts in that country.  Their itinerary included visits to Israel’s major research universities, meetings […]
December 12, 2012

NCR to Acquire Retalix

Duluth, Georgia-based NCR Corporation has announced a definitive agreement for NCR to acquire Raanana-based Retalix, a leading global provider of innovative retail software and services, for a transaction value of approximately $650 million that is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2013.  NCR is a global technology company leading how the world connects, interacts and transacts with […]
November 14, 2012

Energy Monitoring

Herzliya-Pituach based developer of a solution for effective energy management at manufacturing plants, real-time data collection engines enabling quick implementation, and high quality and reliable data.  The company’s algorithms perform intelligent data analysis, illuminating value insights, and alerts detection with a flexible user interface enabling set up of dashboards, workbenches and reports.  Seeking introductions to industrial plants with high energy […]
November 14, 2012

Commercial Furniture

Sderot-based commercial furniture manufacturer offers high quality furniture to municipalities, educational facilities, medical centers, office environments, military, and government institutions. Company introduced the world’s first affordable table designed to mitigate injuries in the event of an earthquake. S eeking introduction to US distributors.
November 14, 2012

Subscription Management

Ra’anana-based developer of software that provides business managers and IT leaders with the tools to leverage their SaaS investment to its fullest by identifying over-subscription and under-utilization of paid applications.  Seeking introductions to CIO / CTOs at companies with 300 – 2,000 SaaS users, SaaS vendors, and SaaS integrators.
November 14, 2012

Waste-to-Energy

Tel Aviv-based company focuses on reducing greenhouse gas emissions by turning waste into energy, compost and carbon credits.  Existing projects are in the waste disposal, dairy and animal manure industries where they operate as the project developer, executing through EPC contractors.  Seeking  introductions to utilities, waste management companies, large supermarket chains, and food processors.
November 14, 2012

Economic News from Israel

Lod-based Maman Cargo Terminals and Handling has acquired the UPS Israel franchise for NIS 146 million from Chen Lamdan and Livnat families who own OPSI, the authorized services contractor for UPS in Israel.  The operation has 900 employees, and the acquisition is a strategic change for Maman which will help the company in its tender bid for renewing cargo handling […]
November 13, 2012

From the Leadership

Over the years, our Chamber has pioneered many new economic development models to support and promote US-Israel business.  These have included our award-winning business exchange matchmaker events, industry-specific business missions, regional approaches, seminars, and recognition events. A couple of years ago, we developed a new “combination” concept —the I? Israel Innovation Impact—series that included educational, networking, and matchmaking components in […]
November 13, 2012

Jerusalem’s Mayor Promotes City’s Biotech Vision

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat spoke to Atlanta area life science industry leaders on November 14th at a luncheon organized by the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, SE Region and hosted at the Marcus Hillel Center by Dr. Raymond Schinazi, distinguished researcher at Emory and legendary pioneer of HIV / AIDS drug discoveries. Barkat has been mayor of Jerusalem, Israel’s capital and […]
November 13, 2012

AICC Welcomes New Economic Consul

Members and guests gathered in downtown Atlanta on October 23rd to welcome Israel’s new Consul for Economic Affairs, Michal Niddam.  The Chamber-organized reception was organized by the was hosted by McKenna Long & Aldridge with support by the Consulate General of Israel to the Southeast. Niddam assumed her post at the Houston-based Israel Economic Office to the U.S. South in […]
November 13, 2012

Arris Picks Celeno’s Wi-Fi Technology

Suwanee, Georgia-based Arris has selected the video-grade Wi-Fi technology of Ra’anana-based Celeno for its new Intel Puma 6-based DOCSIS 3.0 gateway.  Celeno’s dual-band CLR260 3 x 3 802.11n chip, powered by its OptimizAir and digital beam forming technology, maximizes range, throughput and signal consistency.  It delivers the whole-home coverage, reliable throughput and high quality of service required for a Wi-Fi […]
November 13, 2012

Scopus Security Expands Operations in Charleston

Tel Aviv-based Scopus Security Solutions has opened a permanent, staffed office in Charleston, South Carolina as a base for its US operations.  A global leader in security services, consultation and counter-terrorism training, Scopus works with corporations, municipalities, industry, and the aviation industry on security infrastructure and business continuity programs.  The Charleston International Airport has been a client since 2002 when security and training needs […]
October 16, 2012

Sponsor Message

The Green Chamber of the South is a membership organization dedicated to bringing businesses and organizations together across the Southeast to promote jobs and the innovation and adoption of green energy and clean technologies.  We provide opportunities for businesses to CONNECT, COLLABORATE, LEARN and GROW through education, networking and business development opportunities as we promote the growth, innovation and success […]
October 16, 2012

Economic News – October 2012

The map applications of Ra’anana-based Waze have been recommended by Apple CEO Tim Cook in the wake of user frustration of the iPhone 5‘s “Maps” application.  Waze collects map data from all its users who can report traffic incidents and delays, and then gives directions based on that data to find the fastest driving route.  Ra’anana is Atlanta’s Sister City in […]
October 15, 2012

Sycamore Group Establishes US Headquarters in Atlanta

Petach Tikvah-based Sycamore Israel (1994) Ltd.  has opened its American subsidiary in the Atlanta area.  The company manufactures cleaning wipes to industry wholesale and retail channels throughout the Americas.  In its first year, the subsidiary has seen good success in the marketplace with product placement in many of the leading industrial distributors such as HD Supply, White Cap, and in […]
October 15, 2012

Customer Service

Tel Aviv-based developer of technology for the financial services industry that enables higher quality of customer service at a fraction of the cost. The company is creating an automated cross-channel personalized customer service solution: always available, and fully aware of the customers’ needs. This solution impacts the way financial services firms interact with their customers.  Seeking introductions to financial institution […]