The state will begin accepting applications for the 2011 Governor’s Award for Trade Excellence. The awards will be presented at the 58th Annual Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel on Sept. 22 and 23.
The awards are given to Tennessee companies that have shown strong export growth in three categories: large companies (250 or more employees), medium companies (26-250 employees) and small companies (25 employees or less). Businesses may nominate themselves or be nominated by a trade association, customer or a person familiar with the company’s achievements.
Nominations may be submitted online at www.tn.gov/ecd/GATE/ or an application may be downloaded and mailed to ECD, Attn.: Nicole Gagliano, 312 Rosa L. Parks Ave., 11th Floor, Nashville, TN 37243. Alternatively applications can be scanned and emailed to Nicole.firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is Aug. 26.