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The EFM Business Directory was set up to make it easier to find and promote businesses owned by Foreign Service family members. Since EFM stands for “Eligible Family Member” this site is dedicated to supporting those family members who are pursuing entrepreneurial and consulting ventures while living at home and overseas. Benefits of Joining the […]

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Business Owners Report: EugenConsult

Name: Eugenio Otero-Meléndez How many years have you been living life in the Foreign Service? 6 years Where have you been posted? S. Korea (Seoul), India (New Delhi), Germany (Frankfurt) Briefly describe your career path: I started my career selling computer supplies at Computer Land of San Juan, PR where I sold my first Network […]

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Business Owners Report: BalléNess Online Dance Studio

Your name: Megan Berryhill How many years have you been living life in the Foreign Service? 5 years. Where have you been posted? Haiti and Azerbaijan. Briefly describe your career path: I have been teaching dance since the age of 15 and have been dancing since the age of two. I attended an arts magnet school […]

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Business Owners Report: Cru Creative Marketing Services

Your name: Christine Komons How many years have you been living life in the Foreign Service? 6 years. Where have you been posted? Paris, France; Doha, Qatar; Taipei, Taiwan What is the name of your business? Cru Creative Marketing Services Briefly describe your business: I work with artisan wineries who are committed to crafting excellent wine […]

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Business Owners Report: The E.F.M. Law Company, P.C.

Your name: Sam Schmitt How many years have you been living life in the Foreign Service? 2 years. Where have you been posted? My wife and I have been living in Vilnius, Lithuania. Prior to that, we were posted to Washington, D.C. Briefly describe your career path: My interest in conflict resolution and Constitutional law prompted me to […]

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Business Owners Report: Kemris

Your name: Nkemakoanm Guyse How many years have you been living life in the Foreign Service? 8 years. Where have you been posted? New Delhi, India; Kingston, Jamaica; Abidjan, Ivory Coast; and Yaoundé, Cameroun. What is the name of your business? Kemris Briefly describe your business: I am an emerging designer known for telling survival tales (like my […]

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Business Owners Report: Educators Overseas

Your name: Christy Grimste How many years have you been living life in the Foreign Service? 10 years Where have you been posted? Washington, DC; Ankara, Turkey; Tampa, Florida; and Washington, DC. Briefly describe your career path: I worked for the Department of State and the CIA in Washington DC before we went to Ankara. […]

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Business Owners Report: Yumi Color Studio

Your name: Yumi Toko How many years have you been living life in the Foreign Service? 11 years Where have you been posted? Taiwan, Shanghai, Washington DC, Tokyo, Washington DC and Kyiv. Briefly describe your career path: After graduating from college in Tokyo, Japan, I earned my master’s degree in International Education/Intercultural Management at the School […]

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Business Owners Report: Arbonne Independent Consulting

Your name: Jennifer Hoyer How many years have you been living life in the Foreign Service? More than 15 years! Where have you been posted? Mexico, Kenya, Cyprus, Washington DC, Israel, Philippines. Briefly describe your career path: I have been an independent health/beauty consultant with Arbonne International for about 20 years. I have been able […]

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Business Owners Report: Crystaline Randazzo Photography

Your name: Crystaline Randazzo How many years have you been living life in the Foreign Service? 5 years Where have you been posted? Port au Prince, Haiti; Lusaka, Zambia; Washington, DC; and Kigali, Rwanda. Briefly describe your career path: I began my career as a commercial photographer running large-scale photo shoots for the Ringling Brothers and […]

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Business Owners Report: Pavlov Financial Planning

Your name: Hui-chin Chen How many years have you been living life in the Foreign Service? 4 years Where have you been posted? Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and Auckland, New Zealand Briefly describe your career path: My first job after earning my graduate degree in public policy was conducting economic analysis for a finance company. It started my career […]

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