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Posted on: November 29, 2011

Department of Commerce accepting nominations for 2012 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award

The Kansas Department of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2012 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award, which is presented to a single Kansas business for excellence in international trade and marketing.

Nominated companies will be evaluated on the totality of their international efforts, specifically:
--increase in jobs because of 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.

The winner will be announced in the summer 2012. This is the 24th annual installment of the award.

“For the past 20 years, the Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award has recognized Kansas companies that are successful in the international arena,” said Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George. “The competition for this recognition has significantly increased over the years, which is the direct result of more and more Kansas companies having success in international trade. That’s a great thing for the Kansas economy and for creating Kansas jobs.”

Businesses can nominate themselves or be nominated by any other organization or individual. Visit www.kansascommerce.com/exporteroftheyear to download a nomination form. The nomination deadline is Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012.

Nominations can be emailed to Greg Call at gcall@kansascommerce.com or mailed or faxed to:

Kansas International Trade Coordinating Council
c/o Kansas Department of Commerce, Trade Development Division
150 N. Main Street, Suite 100
Wichita, Kansas 67202
Fax: (316) 771-6890

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