Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade September 17, 2020
The Arkansas District Export Council is delighted to announce the upcoming 2020 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade, which recognizes exporting excellence among manufacturers and serves to inspire the exporting community. The awards will be presented during our annual luncheon at the Governor’s Mansion on Thursday, September 17, 2020.
Advantages to applying for this award include state, national and international recognition as well as positive media exposure for your company!
What past winners have to say:
Allen Engineering Corporation: Joey Ward (Paragould, AR)
“The Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade has validated our export efforts over the last few years. We won the award back in 2011 and winning again in 2018 has proven once again our commitment to global trade. The award gave a newfound perspective and appreciation to all of our 180 employees on how our local efforts are having a global impact.”
Clear Ballistics: Joel Edwards (Fort Smith, AR)
“We were honored to receive the Governor’s award for Rising Star. The recognition comes not only from the governor, but from your local community. It has created positive benefits for us in growth, peer recognition, media and networking with other Arkansas business leaders that has helped us reach more global business possibilities. The support from ArDEC has been excellent.”
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company: Curtis Schneekloth (Texarkana, AR)
“We really appreciated the award and the positive press it generated. I believe we also benefited internally from increased recognition of the importance of our export business. The process was very easy and the professionalism of the ArDEC was excellent. The ceremony itself was very nice.”
ECOJOHN: Stefan Johansson (North Little Rock, AR)
“It was a great honor to receive the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade and Sustainability. Ecojohn exports products all over the world, and it was especially exciting to receive awareness for sustainability since this is a major focus of our company. Being able to share this award has given our customers more insight and confidence in our company and a boost of morale to our employees. The support from ArDEC was great throughout the entire process and the award ceremony itself was a wonderful event.”
Safe Foods Corporation: Chris Coleman (North Little Rock, AR)
“It was an honor to be recognized and receive the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade. Our Company and team members strive to produce and deliver the highest quality solutions to all our customers around the world. The Governor presenting us this award recognizes those efforts and gives us confidence for continued operational excellence as an Arkansas-based company.
Click above to apply for this prestigious award!
Applications are due by 5PM on August 13, 2020.
Eligibility: All Arkansas-based companies actively selling in international markets are eligible to apply. Companies with facilities and employees in Arkansas that can provide export sales data from within the state are eligible to apply. Please show that activities of Arkansas-based employees lead to an increase in exports. Companies need not be headquartered in the state of Arkansas to apply.