Nomination deadline approaching for export program

A new deadline for preliminary nominations has been established for the 2017 Governor’s Export Achievement Award. Companies and organizations that have achieved exporting success can now apply for the award program by 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27.

The awards program is open to companies of all sizes and to organizations that have contributed to the state’s ability to compete in the global economy.

The preliminary nomination process requires only the submission of a short narrative (250 words or fewer) of the company’s recent exporting accomplishments.

An online nomination form can be found at Entries should focus on the company’s innovative international strategy and export growth.

A panel of international trade experts will review all submissions and identify a group of semifinalists who will move on to the next stage of the competition, when they will be asked to submit a more detailed application.

Award winners will be recognized at the annual Wisconsin International Trade Conference in Milwaukee in May. Winners will receive recognition at the event, a custom video about their company’s exporting efforts, and a trophy.

Any Wisconsin company or organization successfully engaging in, or assisting in the export of products or services produced in Wisconsin is eligible to apply.

Company employees or those with knowledge of a deserving company can submit an award nomination for consideration.

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