The Edmond Sun

December 30, 2013

2014 Governor’s Award for excellence in exporting


Special to The Sun

EDMOND — In conjunction with the 2014 Oklahoma World Trade Conference to be held April 10 at the Doubletree Hotel — Warren Place in Tulsa. Businesses are invited to nominate companies for the annual Governor’s Award for excellence in exporting. Nominations will be reviewed and the winners selected by the Awards Committee of the Oklahoma District Export Council.

The Governor’s Award for excellence in exporting recognizes one or more Oklahoma firms annually for noteworthy success in maintaining or increasing export sales. Firms selected to receive the award represent role models for excellence in international business. In addition, this award provides an opportunity to build public support for international business activity by Oklahoma firms.

Oklahoma-based manufacturers, agri-businesses, service companies or suppliers engaged in exporting products or services are eligible to apply. Applicants should demonstrate one or more of the following: breakthroughs in existing competitive markets, introduction of a new product into export trade, opening a trade area previously closed or successfully overcoming threats to their existing export activity. Unique and successful solutions to problems of export trade, such as financing, transportation, marketing or successful promotional programs should also be demonstrated.

For a nomination application (3 pages) for the Governor’s Award for excellence in exporting, call 405-608-5302 or 800-TRY-OKLA, ext. 223 or e-mail ashley.wilson@trade.gov. The application must be completed and returned by Feb. 14.