The Kansas Department of Commerce has extended the nomination deadline for the 2014 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award, which is presented to a single Kansas business for excellence in international trade and marketing. Nominations for the award will now be accepted through Jan. 31. The winner of the 26th annual installment of the award will be announced in June of 2014 during Business Appreciation Month.
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• Foreign language promotional materials and general promotional activities• Trade shows and/or international expositions
Businesses can nominate themselves or be nominated by any other organization or individual. Visit KansasCommerce.com/Exporter to learn more about the Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award and to download nomination forms. The nomination deadline is Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.
Nominations can be emailed to April Chiang at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed or faxed to:Kansas International Trade Coordinating Councilc/o Kansas Department of Commerce, April Chiang1000 S.W. Jackson St., Suite 100Topeka, KS 66612-1354Fax: (785) 296-3490