2020 National Small Business Exporter Summit Archive

NASBITE International hosted the fourth annual National Small Business Exporter Summit on March 25, 2020. This event brought together top small and medium-sized exporters, trade professionals and trade assistance providers from across the United States, providing them with an opportunity to exchange and share best practices and lessons learned that have contributed to their export success. For the benefit of those unable to connect live to the event the session proceedings have been recorded for you to access as your schedule permits.

Celebrating Success – 2020 Outstanding Exporter Honorees

State Company Name Export-Related Honors/Recognition
Texas Apfelbaum Industrial, Inc. 2018 National Small Business Exporter Summit Honoree
Georgia Aventure Aviation 2009 SBA Exporter of the Year for Georgia & SE Region. Five-time recipient (2013-17) of the Georgia GLOBE Award
Pennsylvania C. L. Sturkey, Inc. MANTEC Excellence in International Trade Award Winner
Connecticut Control Station, Inc. 2019 SBA Exporter of the Year for Connecticut
Texas Energy Control Systems 2012 President’s “E” Award Recipient; 2017 President’s “E-Star” Award Recipient
North Carolina Equilibar, LLC. 2019 President’s “E” Award Recipient
North Carolina ImmunoReagents 2015 President’s “E” Award Recipient
Maryland Industrial Indicators, Inc. 2018 National Small Business Exporter Summit Honoree
Wisconsin Johnsonville, LLC 2007 President’s “E” Award Recipient; 2017 President’s “E-Star” Award Recipient
Georgia KaMin Performance Minerals 2011 SBA Small Business Exporter of the Year for Georgia
Ohio Kirila Fire Training Facilities, Inc. 2020 National Small Business Exporter Summit Honoree
Maryland Matrax, Inc. 2020 National Small Business Exporter Summit Honoree
Michigan NuStep, LLC 2012 President’s “E” Award Recipient; 2016 President’s “E-Star” Award Recipient
North Carolina Otto Environmental Systems, Inc. 2017 National Small Business Exporter Summit Honoree
Pennsylvania PaceControls 2020 National Small Business Exporter Summit Honoree
Florida PALLADIO 2016 President’s “E” Award Recipient
New York RAGO Foundations LLC 2020 National Small Business Exporter Summit Honoree
Maryland United Source One SBA Exporter of the Year for Maryland
Virginia WFN Strategies, LLC 2019 President’s “E” Award Recipient
Congratulations are extended to each of these companies for their exceptions export growth and innovative approach to international sales and global trade.
Note: Company profile and contact information for each of these honorees can be found in the Exporter Summit Program.

Recorded Session & PowerPoint Presentation Links

Session 1
Going Global
Lenna Boggs, Business Development and Proposal Coordinator
Kirila Fire Training Facilities, Inc. (Ohio)
PowerPoint Slides

Session 2

“AIM” – Accidental or A-Traditional Marketing
Jeff Edwards, Founder & CEO
Energy Control Systems International (Texas)
PowerPoint Slides

Session 3

Smart Grid & Scaling Quickly – An Export Case Study
Thomas Mills, President & CEO
PaceControls (Pennsylvania)
PowerPoint Slides

Session 4

Improving Pricing and Profitability in Global Markets
Eve London, Sector Marketing Director
KaMin Performance Minerals (Georgia)
PowerPoint Slides

Session 5

Establishing a Global Presence from Small Town USA
Julie Detmering, Customer Service Manager
Equilibar, LLC (North Carolina)
PowerPoint Slides

Session 6

Export Challenges in 2020
Zaheer Faruqi, President
Aventure Aviation (Georgia)
PowerPoint Slides

Viewing all session recordings qualifies for 6 hours of CGBP Recertification CEU credits (or, 1 CEU per session recording). CGBPs may self-report CEUs at https://www.nasbite.org/cgbp/ceu-submissions/

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