Deadline quickly approaching for Governor’s Export Achievement Awards

Special to The Freeman

Jan. 27, 2015

MADISON —There are only a few days left to nominate a Wisconsin company for the 2015 Governor’s Export Achievement Award.

Nominations of companies that have achieved success in exporting must be received by 5 p.m. Friday. The award, sponsored by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, recognizes businesses that have achieved extraordinary results in international markets or contributed to the state’s ability to compete in the global economy, according to a news release.

The nomination process requires nominators to visit and describe in 250 words or less recent exporting accomplishments. According to the release, the submission should focus on a company’s measurable export growth, innovative approaches that set the business apart from other exporters, and any significant contributions that benefit the overall state economy and trade development in Wisconsin.

After the initial submissions are received, a panel of international trade experts will review them and select a group of semifinalists who will move on to the next stage of the competition, where they will be asked to submit a more detailed application.

Award winners will be recognized at the annual Wisconsin International Trade Conference in Milwaukee May 7.

For more details on the award or to complete a nomination form, visit or contact Patrick Roetker at