Grand Island Business to Host National Workshop Training for Independent Retail Shippers from Across the US

Over 40 independent retail shipping store owners are scheduled to arrive in Grand Island for the weekend of October 27-29th to take part in a training workshop — to learn, network and grow their businesses. The site of this training will be Island Ship Center, a small family business that has been operating on Grand Island for over 11 years and is now dubbed the “Spa Of Shipping.” Over the past three years, Island Ship Center has grown from an 850 square foot building to a 3000 square foot mail and business center, complete with a 24 hour access mailbox area and a warehouse space that includes a furniture shipping facility, secure storage room and a packing station. The event, called the Niagara Falls Regional Workshop, is run by an organization called the Association of Mail and Business Centers, or AMBC for short, headquartered in Claremont, California.

The full two and half day event will be jam packed with valuable hands-on training for fellow shipping and business center store owners, looking to add more relevant services to their stores and, as a result, stay competitive in the digital economy. Classes on the schedule include hiring and training millennials, social media strategies (beginning and advanced levels), print for pay solutions for stores, graphic design made easy, taking the mystery out of freight shipping, making your business part of the community by keeping it social and experience-based, and many more.

What began as a regional training event has now turned into a national workshop, with store owners attending from over 15 states across the country, including Oregon, California, Arizona, Minnesota and Texas.

About Island Ship Center:
Since 2006, Island Ship Center has been a favorite of the Grand Island community–a place where you are guaranteed to find a big smile and a solution to any shipping conundrum.

Owners Seema and Fahim Mojawalla are passionate about the Grand Island community. Fahim is active in the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce and sits on its board of directors; Seema operates Seema Boutique, selling unique, quality gifts, as well as her own line of soaps and lotions out of a showroom at Island Ship Center. Together, they are raising five children, all of whom are active in their Grand Island neighborhood.

Seema and Fahim are also passionate about the mail and business center industry, both serving on the AMBC board of directors: Seema as Director of Innovation and Fahim as Director of Social Media. Together, they coach other businesses on design and social media strategies to help each grow into their full potential and discover their best selves.

To find out more information, please visit, call Seema or Fahim at 716-773-6300, or stop in! For information about AMBC or the event, please visit