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Posted on: October 29, 2015

Nominations open for 2016 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award

The Kansas Department of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2016 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award, which is presented to a single Kansas business for excellence in international trade and marketing. The winner of the 28th annual installment of the award will be announced in June of 2016 during Business Appreciation Month at the Team Kansas Awards Banquet.

Nominated companies will be evaluated on the totality of their international efforts. Qualifications include:
• Number and/or percentage increase in jobs due to international activities
• Innovations in global marketing
• Number of countries exported to
• Effective use of international distributors
• Long-range international strategies and prospects for future growth
• Commitment to the state and local community

“This award is an opportunity for Kansas to recognize businesses and their employees that contribute to the economic development of the state through international trade,” said Kansas Commerce Interim Secretary Michael Copeland. “It’s important for our community and business leaders to have this opportunity to acknowledge the businesses in Kansas that have achieved excellence in exporting.”

Businesses can nominate themselves or be nominated by other organizations or individuals. Visit to learn more about the Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award and to download nomination forms. Completed nominations can be emailed, mailed or faxed no later than Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, to April Chiang at:

Kansas International Trade Coordinating Council
c/o Kansas Department of Commerce, April Chiang
1000 S.W. Jackson Street, Suite 100
Topeka, KS 66612-1354
Phone: (785) 296-5473
Fax: (785) 296-3490
TTY (Hearing Impaired):711

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