20th Annual Globe Awards Gala

September 19th, 2013

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Recognizing Excellence in International Trade

The Globe Awards is the largest annual trade gathering in Washington State. Come and join roughly 400 of “Who’s Who in the Washington Trade Community” for the 20th Anniversary of the Globe Awards.

Special guests will include Eric Dahl, CEO of the 330 city World Trade Center Association and Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, who will be on hand to deliver the keynote address.

2013 Globe Award Winners:

Exporter of the Year: Torklift International
Importer of the Year: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.
Service Provider of the Year: Yusen Logistics (Americas), Inc.
Emerging Business of the Year: Northwest Door, Inc.

The World Trade Center Tacoma would like to thank the following sponsors:

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Prior Globe Award Winners


Exporter of the Year:  The Boeing Company
Importer of the Year:  Grakon, LLC
Service Provider of the Year:  Access the USA, LLC
Emerging Business of the Year: Johnny’s Fine Foods

2011 New Format:

Exporter of the Year, Large Business:  Brown & Haley
Exporter of the Year, Small Business:  CID Bio-Science, Inc.
Importer of the Year, Large Business:  Costco Wholesale
Importer of the Year, Small Business:  Smith-Western, Co.
Service Provider of the Year:  Bryant Christie Inc.
Emerging Business of the Year: Sygnet Rail Technologies, LLC.

2010  Williamson & Associates

2009  General Plastics Manufacturing Co.

2008  Sunstream

2007  Toysmith

2006  United Coatings

2005  Fatigue technology, Inc.

2004  Flex-a-lite Consolidated

2003  Port of Tacoma

2002  Globe Machine Manufacturing Co.

2001  Northwest Etch Technology, Inc.

2000  Chenco Marine, Inc.

1999  Supervalu International

1998  Anderson Hay & Grain

1997  Jesse Engineering Company

1996  Dale Chihuly Studio

1995  Joseph Simon & Sons

1994  The Johnson Group

In addition to the Globe Awards, three other awards have been awarded during the ceremony in past years: The Marco Polo Award, The G.F. Train International Business Commemorative Award and the Community Vitality Partner Award. Please see below for prior winners of these awards.

The Community Vitality Partner Award

2011  Americold

2010  Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc.

2009  Transportation Club of Tacoma

2008  Russell Investments

2007  Simpson Tacoma

The G.F. Train International Business Commemorative Award

2011  The Boeing Fabrication Division Frederickson

2010  Lt. Governor Brad Owen

2009  Emerald Home Furnishings

2008  Jack Fabulich, Port of Tacoma

2007  Kirk Company

2006  Burlington Northern Santa Fe

2005  Toray Composites

2004  Roman Meal

2003  Auto Warehousing Company

2002  Sagem Morpho, Inc.

2001  Art Morrison Enterprises, Inc.

2000  L.T. Murray, Murray Pacific Co.

1999  Kyle Smith, Smith-Western Co.

1998  Phil Lelli, I.L.W.U., Local #23

1997  Greg Schellberg, Evergreen Partnership

1996  Weyerhaeuser

1995  George Russell, Frank Russell Company

1994  Hun & Chun Choe, J.C. Auto Part Group

1993  Darrell W. Jesse, Jesse Engineering Co.

1992  Fred Haley, Brown & Haley

1991  Chuck Doan, Port of Tacoma

1990  Ted Kennard, B.A. McKenzie & Co.

1989  Kathy Cobb, Puget Sound National Bank

Marco Polo Award

2010  Silverbow Honey Co.

2009  Tahoma Imports

2008  Babylegs

2007  Sharper Mixers

2006  Newton research Labs, Inc.

2005  A/D Electronics – Global One

2004  PC Professionals, Inc.

2003  Tacoma Guitar

2002  IDMICRO, Inc.

2001  Gerbing’s Heated Clothing, Inc

2000  Walker Bay Boats

1999  A Day at the Races

1998  Les Boulangers Associes, Inc.



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