UPS, in collaboration with World Trade 100 Magazine, opened nominations for its Growth through Global Trade Award, a national award aimed to recognize a U.S. small- or medium-sized business that is effectively exporting to global markets. Exporting to new geographic markets offers American businesses the opportunity to create new revenue streams, secure more customers and, ultimately, better compete in today’s ever-changing global marketplace.
The award is designed for U.S. small- and medium-sized businesses with fewer than 500 employees that are already exporting to international markets. Anyone can nominate a deserving business for the “Growth through Global Trade Award.”
Nominees must have a principal place of business in the United States and must currently export to at least one international market. Interested parties can submit a concise online nomination form featuring a series of six questions and a 200-word essay. Nominations can be submitted online here: http://international.ups.com/globaltradeaward/nominate/index.html.
Nominations will be accepted beginning on August 24, 2010 through November 12, 2010. The winner will be announced in January 2011.
The entries will be judged by a multi-member panel of small business and global trade experts from within and outside UPS. The judges will evaluate all entries against a pre-determined set of criteria, including how exporting has helped the company better compete in today’s global business environment, grow international sales and business operations, and connect with new customers.
Karen Kerrigan, President & CEO, SBE Council