2021 National Small Business Exporter Summit Archive

NASBITE International’s fifth annual National Small Business Exporter Summit took place virtually on February 24 and March 3, 2021. This event brought together the 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, all sessions were recorded and are available to attendees. For those who did not register for the Summit, you may purchase access to the recordings.

Celebrating Success – 2021 Outstanding Exporter Honorees

New Honorees
  • Ace Pump Corporation – Tennessee
  • Alliance Rubber Company – Arkansas
  • Aseptico, Inc. – Washington
  • CellAntenna International LLC – Florida
  • Combustion Associates, Inc. – California
  • CTSi – Maryland
  • Firstronic, LLC – Michigan
  • Kimmie Candy – Nevada
  • K-Tec Systems – Michigan
  • LODAAT Pharma – Illinois
  • Mills Machine Company – Oklahoma
  • OverDrive, Inc. – Ohio
  • Pinnacle Technology, Inc. – Kansas
  • R&M International Sales Corporation – Pennsylvania
  • RADIUS Corporation – Pennsylvania
  • Redi-Rock – Michigan
  • Sauereisen – Pennsylvania
  • Sentry Protection Products, LLC – Ohio
  • Wisdom Natural Brands – Arizona
  • The Verde Group – Ontario, Canada
  • W.S. Badger – New Hampshire
Returning Honorees
  • Aventure Aviation – Florida
  • Blue Planet Surf Gear – Hawaii
  • Brewer Science – Missouri
  • Control Station, Inc. – Connecticut
  • Equilibar, LLC – North Carolina
  • Flow Sciences, Inc. – North Carolina
  • Hess Pumice – Idaho
  • ImmunoReagents Inc. – South Carolina
  • Integra Design Group – Puerto Rico
  • Johnsonville, LLC – Wisconsin
  • KaMin Performance Minerals – Georgia
  • Kirila Fire Training Facilities, Inc. – Ohio
  • Morrison Textile Machinery – South Carolina
  • Old Wood, LLC – New Mexico
  • Otto Environmental Systems – North Carolina
  • PaceControls – Pennsylvania
  • Singing Dog Vanilla – Oregon
  • United Source One – Maryland
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

Day 1

Finding Buyers and Getting Paid
Howard Melamed, President, CellAntenna International LLC (Florida)

Day 1

Successfully Launching New Products into New Markets
James Ryan, President, Sentry Protection Products (Ohio) “AIM” – Accidental or A-Traditional Marketing
PowerPoint Slides

Day 1

David vs. Goliath: The Big and the Small of Global Partnerships
Dennis Nash, President and CEO, Control Station, Inc. (Connecticut)

Day 1

Navigating International Regulatory Compliance Obstacles
Stefan Gefter, Director International OEM Sales, Aseptico, Inc. (Washington)

PowerPoint Slides

Day 1

Using Grant Funding to Aid in the Development of a Strategic Export
Approach” – John Sammut, President and CEO, Firstronic, LLC (Michigan)

PowerPoint Slides

Day 1 Keynote

At a Glimpse—Emerging Export Opportunities in Eurasia
Laurie Kelleher, Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Service

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://nasbite.org/cgbp/ceu-submissions/

Day 2

A World Enlightened by Reading: Building a Powerful Export Business
Erica Tucker, Manager, Global Libraries —OverDrive, Inc. (Ohio)

PowerPoint Slides

Day 2

Selling into a Niche Market
Donna Johnson, President and CEO, Pinnacle Technologies, Inc. (Kansas)

PowerPoint Slides

Day 2

Identifying Export Opportunities & Overcoming Challenges
Luis Granes, International Sales Manager, Sauereisen (PA)

PowerPoint Slides

Day 2

Building a Billion Dollar Business in the NEW NORMAL
Rajiv Khatau, Managing Director, LODAAT Pharma (Illinois)

Day 2

Partnering with a Giant to Build and Launch a Professional Services Brand
Paula Courtney, President and CEO—The Verde Group (Ontario, Canada)

PowerPoint Slides

Day 2 Keynote

Beyond COVID—Making Sense of the New Realities
David George, Analyst & Services Director, GlobalData

PowerPoint Slides

Viewing all session recordings qualifies for 6.5 hours of CGBP Recertification CEU credits.For CGBPs purchasing access and viewing these recordings post-event, CEU credit can be reported online at https://nasbite.org/cgbp/ceu-submissions/.

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