"I can not tell you how much we were impressed by the professionalism of your staff and everyone at the U.S. Embassy that helped. Yesterday's events could not have gone more smoothly or been done with more class.
The appointments, the audience, the food, everything was done extremely well. You have succeeded in opening up an enormous amount of opportunities for us in Costa Rica.
We continue to talk about the level and quality of people you were able to get to attend."
Georgia Kalkanis. International Trainer, Promethean Inc.(USA), October, 2007
"(I want) to extend to you our appreciation for the incredible job that was done for us. The prospects for a U.S. firm to have had that kind of audience with decision makers at the government level are generally non-existent."
R. Nelson Patterson, Program Director, Trachte, Inc., Participant in Wisconsin Trade Mission, January 31-February 1, 2007
"This trade mission was one of the best experiences I have encountered since starting in Central America."
Mauricio Peterson. President, Midwest Ammonia, LLC (USA), Participant in Wisconsin Trade Mission, January 31-February 1, 2007
"I want to thank you for a job well done. I have done a number of Gold Keys and this was one of the best. We also have to thank Rodrigo and our driver for getting us from appointment to appointment on time".
Joseph Kelly, Director of Int'l Sales for Bel-Art Products. April 2006
"I attended a Gold Key program last December in Central America on behalf of and in my capacity as President of Contours Express International. I am writing to report to you how extremely impressed and pleased I was with the extra efforts and complete professionalism from each one of the commercial specialists from your offices in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Costa Rica.
The marketing counsel that I received from each specialist certainly paid off more than any other previous Gold Key program. We not only had a full list of qualified candidates for each day from each country, but we also had a waiting list on call in the event of cancellations!
The meetings were all well organized and each of the candidates with whom I met had been briefed on the nature of our business which saved valuable time in our short meetings.
I could not have asked for or received a better or more professional service from your specialists and each one is to be commended.
I can tell you that I have not received the same level of quality service in any other Gold Key program in which I have participated.
Will Arvin, President of Contours Express Franchise. February 2006
"The entire staff in Costa Rica is first rate. The effort and interest in assisting us to locate a distributor was obvious. Rodrigo Rojas and Roy Fernandez are excellent professionals and great people. I was so pleased with the service I have scheduled another GKS for Guadalajara, Mexico (January 2006). If the effort is as outstanding and results as favorable, I will plan another GKS for Panama later in 2006".
Taffy De Navia Regional Manager, Mexico Central/South America and The Caribbean for Gorman-Rupp. November 2005
"You folks are due a lot of credit in assisting companies such as ours develop internationally....please know that people like you,.....and the rest of the gang do make a difference."
Susan Moses of Novafloat. Email directed to Karen Taylor in Seattle and Roy Fernandez in San Jose, Costa Rica. August 18, 2005
"Ortho Classic has made a great contact and new distributor in Costa Rica. We appreciate all the hard work of the US. Embassy and the GKS Programs. They were professional in all avenues. We felt that we were provided the right information, this helped us to make the right choices.
I felt our contact person was courteous and professional, and made sure all arrangements were Taken care of."
"Following...my visit with you and Mr. Víctor Cambronero, I would like to thank you once again for your advice and support during our search for The Hyatt Representation in Costa Rica."
"What impressed me: the commitment and friendliness of the Commercial Service's Costa Rican staff and translators."