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  1. 1. Pictured ab Christense Developme FOR IMME Contact: P Director of Direct: (310 Main: (310 psanfield@ PORT OF Award is N WASHING highest hon among the Departmen “I am delig exports an Commerce strengthen in the USA “Trade Con nation,” sa honor for d workers en “Many sma Geraldine K seen many the word.” bove from left t en, Deputy Exe ent, Port of Los EDIATE RELEA hillip Sanfield Media Relatio 0) 732-3568 ) 732-0430 @portla.org LOS ANGELE Nation’s Highes GTON, D.C. — nor for promoti 2013 honoree nt of Commerce hted to be reco d congratulate e Rebecca Blan ing the econom A’ goods and se nnect opens th id Los Angeles doing our part to njoy the benefit aller U.S. busin Knatz, Ph.D. “W y success storie to right, Ken Hy cutive Director s Angeles, Dr. R ASE ns ES ‘TRADE CO t Honor for Pro May 20, 2013 — ng American e es recognized f e headquarters ognizing this ye the Port of Los nk, who presen mies of local co ervices.” e door to foreig s Harbor Comm o strengthen th ts of internation nesses don’t kn We have now b es. We’re prou yatt, Deputy Un r, Development Rebecca Blank ONNECT’ PRO omoting Export — The Port of export trade, the or export sales s in Washingto ear’s President s Angles on its nted the award. ommunities, cre gn markets for mission Preside he U.S. econom nal trade.” now how to beg begun to track d to bridge tha nder Secretary t, Port of Los A k, Secretary of OGRAM EARNS t Trade Los Angeles’ T e President’s “ s or service dur n, D.C. ial ‘E’ Award w outstanding ex . “It is organiza eating jobs, and small and mids ent Cindy Misci my and helping gin to access m companies tha at gap and serv y for Internation Angeles, Jim Ma f Commerce (A S PRESIDENT Trade Connect E Star” Award ring an “E” Awa winners for their xport achievem ations like the P d contributing t size businesse ikowski. “We a g American com markets oversea at have gone th ve as America’s nal Trade (Actin acLellan, Direc cting). TIAL ‘E STAR’ t program has e for Export Ser ard ceremony t r outstanding c ment,” said U.S Port of Los Ang to the worldwid es in California re proud to rec mpanies of all s as,” said Port E hrough our prog s No. 1 ‘gatewa ng), Mike ctor of Trade AWARD earned the nat rvice. The Port today at U.S contributions to S. Acting Secre geles that are de demand for and across the ceive this prest sizes and their Executive Direc gram and we’v ay’ in every sen ion’s was o U.S. tary of ‘Made e igious ctor e nse of
  2. 2. U.S. companies are nominated for the “E” Award for Export Service through the Department of Commerce’s U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service office network, located within the Department’s International Trade Administration, which has offices in 108 U.S. cities and more than 70 countries, to help U.S. exporters. Criteria for the award is based on four years of successive export growth and case studies which demonstrate valuable support to exporters resulting in increased exports for the company’s clients. Trade Connect is an outreach program that offers a series of workshops to small and midsize American companies to educate them on the opportunities, costs and requirements of exporting their goods and services. Trainings range from introductory courses on the basics of commercial transactions, foreign markets, financing, documentation and logistics, to advanced seminars on international demand for specific products and emerging global consumer markets. Speakers include government experts and trade representatives from key federal, state and local agencies that promote and regulate trade. Professional associations such as the Los Angeles Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association also provide expert speakers. The Port of Los Angeles launched Trade Connect in 2007 in response to the imbalance between U.S. spending on foreign goods and sales of U.S. products to international markets. This imbalance is reflected in ships leaving the Port with load factors generally lower than 50%. Increasing exports increases revenue to the Port. The program supports President Obama’s 2010 National Export Initiative aimed at closing America’s trade deficit by growing its exports abroad and thereby also increasing employment. Since its inception, Trade Connect has held more than 150 workshops and events attended by more than 15,000 people. The program also has participated in trade shows in Hong Kong and Japan and has drawn nearly 5,000 people to exhibits showcasing California companies and their products. Workshops are offered throughout Southern California. California’s food and beverage industry; fashion and accessories; medical, dental and veterinarian equipment and supplies; aerospace and aircraft parts; environmental remediation equipment; and health and beauty products are in demand overseas and have tremendous potential for export growth. In response to a request from grain producers in the Midwest, Trade Connect staff conducted an introductory export workshop in Iowa in 2012. Also last year, Trade Connect offered its first workshop in Spanish. In April, it held its first workshop in Mandarin. Port Deputy Executive Director of Development Mike Christensen and Director of Trade Development Jim MacLellan, who started and manages the Trade Connect program, accepted the award on the Port’s behalf. The honor allows the Port to fly the award’s signature blue and white banner, display its certificate of commendation, wear and issue employees an “E” lapel pin, and refer to the award in advertising Trade Connect programs. President Kennedy revived the World War II “E” symbol of excellence to honor and provide recognition to America’s exporters. The “E” Award Program was established by Executive Order 10978 on December 5, 1961. A total of 57 U.S. companies were presented with the President’s “E” Award this year. Today’s ceremony marks the second time the Port of Los Angeles has received the President’s “E Star” Award for excellence in promoting export trade. President Ronald Reagan awarded the honor to the Port in 1983. The Port of Los Angeles is America’s premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovative strategic and sustainable operations that benefit the economy as well as the quality of life for the region and the nation it serves. As the leading seaport in North America in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port generates more than 830,000 regional jobs and $35 billion in annual wages and tax revenues. The Port of Los Angeles – A cleaner port. A brighter future.
  3. 3. The Califor Award for e Ken Hyatt, Colleges B Dr. Rebecc CITDs; Sta College rec MAY 21, 2 California Getting an Well, the C the increas receive for The award from his off “This awar dependent the state. S There are n each year Workforce global com workforce. “As part of feed it back back to the and actuall “The Cente and we’re p businesses we provide And that he $159 billion rnia Centers fo excellence in e Deputy Under Board of Govern ca Blank, Secre ate Center Com ceived an “E” A 013 BY CHERY community c A on a test or California Comm se of U.S. expo supporting exp recognized the fice at the Rive d recognizes o t upon exports, So making sure nine Centers fo in conducting i and Economic mpetitiveness th community co k into the class e colleges and ly become com er for Internatio proud of what w s get their prod e that service b elp is importan n worth of prod or International export services r Secretary for nors, Jeffrey W etary of Comm mmunity Colleg Award in 2010. YL GETUIZA olleges receiv a report, in sch munity Colleges orts—it’s like an port activity. e system’s Cen erside Commun our work over th which combin e we help those or International nternational bu c Development hrough industry llege system w sroom so that th they can prepa mpetitive,” said onal Trade Dev we have accom ducts to foreign etter than anyo t and useful be ducts were expo Trade Develop recognized on International T Williamson, Stat merce (Acting). ge received an ve kudos for s hool, was the b s Chancellor’s n A, as it’s the nters for Intern nity College Dis he last several ed with service e companies is Trade Develo usiness. The ce division. Those y-specific educa we are able to id he concept, the are that next ba Williamson. velopment has mplished over t markets mean one.” ecause 96 perc orted from the pment (CITDs) n May 20, 2013 Trade (Acting), D tewide Director This is the third “E” Award in 20 supporting U.S best feeling--kn Office was jus highest U.S. go ational Trade D strict. years. One in e and related in s very importan pment up and enters are supp e investments ation, training a dentify what th e skills, the kno ase of workers been a big par that time,” said ns providing the cent of Californ state. received the P 3 in Washington Dr. Deborah M r, Centers for In d “E” Award re 001 and Los R S. exports owing all of yo st awarded an “ overnment reco Development, w every four man ndustries suppo nt to the econom down the state ported by grant help power the and services th ose businesse owledge set tha with that set o rt of our workfo Chancellor Br em with trainin ia's exporters a President’s pres n, D.C. Picture Malumed, Califo nternational Tr ceived by the C Rios Community our hard work p “E” for the syste ognition any A which Jeff Willi nufacturing job ort an estimate my.” e that help thou ts through the e Golden State hat contribute to es current need at are needed, f knowledge so orce training foc rice Harris. “We g and access t are actually sm stigious “E” d (L to R) abov ornia Communi rade Developm California y paid off. em’s contributi merican entity iamson overse bs in California ed 1.2 million jo usands of comp Chancellor’s O e’s economy an o a skilled ds are and we c we can transfe o they can build cus for two dec e know that hel to funds. I belie mall businesses ve, ity ment, ons to may ees, is obs in panies Office’s nd its can er that d on it cades lping eve s and
  4. 4. “We need to, as a state and a nation, to fully be committed to promoting exports as a means for economic development,” said Williamson. “Globalization really affects every enterprise—either direct or indirectly. As we start moving toward the year 2020, for example, there will be nearly a billion middle class consumers in Asia and Southeast Asia. What this means is that $10 trillion consumption or purchasing power. So we’re going to have almost a whole U.S. economy in Asia.” The Presidential “E” Award was created by President John F. Kennedy in 1961. To date, more than 2,500 firms have been recognized. “We are honored by this recognition by the White House. Our community college efforts in exporting align well with the Governor’s emphasis on growing jobs.” “The California Community Colleges CITD’s have been a valued partner for GoBiz in implementing its global trade agenda, particularly in supporting small businesses to expand globally,” said GoBiz Director Kish Rajan. “We congratulate them on this national award and look forward to many years of continued mutual support.” California's exporting has lost some of its power over the last decade and anything to help the businesses working to sell overseas should benefit creating jobs right here in the Golden State. CHAMBER RECEIVES PRESIDENT'S "E STAR" AWARD AT WHITE HOUSE In May at an awards ceremony at the White House, the Chamber received the President's "E Star" Award for Export Service in recognition of the Chamber's continued achievement in making significant contributions to the increase of U.S. exports. "This Administration is committed to leveling the playing field for American businesses and workers to help U.S. companies build things here and sell them around the world," said U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson, above at the ceremony today. "It is organizations like the L.A. Area Chamber that are helping to grow our economy and put more Americans back to work." Contact Carlos J. Valderrama, 213.580.7570. Pictured from left, Secretary Bryson, Chamber Senior Vice President of Global Initiatives Carlos J. Valderrama and Rep. Janice Hahn. Photo by: RDavid Original Photography.
  5. 5. Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Receives President's 'E Star' Award for International Trade Efforts May 17, 2012 9:00 am LOS ANGELES, CA — The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce was awarded the President’s “E Star” Award today for export service in recognition of the Chamber’s continued achievement in making significant contributions to the increase of U.S. exports. L.A. Area Chamber Senior Vice President Carlos Valderrama received the award on behalf of the Chamber during a special ceremony at the White House. The award was presented by U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary John Bryson. “This is the highest recognition any group can receive for work in international trade, which is why we are proud to be here to today to receive the honor,” Valderrama said. “Exporting has been and will continue to be one of the Chamber’s top priorities because we understand the positive gains that result from increased trade.” The L.A. Area Chamber recognizes that the future of our economy is tied to international trade. The Chamber's Global Initiatives Committee fosters the development and access to foreign markets for local companies and provides global matchmaking services to foreign entities seeking U.S. joint venture partners, distributors and retailers. “I am pleased to recognize the L.A. Area Chamber for receiving the President’s “E Star” Award, which honors organizations that make significant contributions toward increasing U.S. exports,” Secretary Bryson said. “This Administration is committed to leveling the playing field for American businesses and workers to help U.S. companies build things here and sell them around the world. It is organizations like the L.A. Area Chamber that are helping to grow our economy and put more Americans back to work.” U.S. organizations are nominated for the “E Star” Awards through the U.S. Commercial Service office network in 108 U.S. cities and more than 75 countries. The primary criterion for the “E Star” Award is four years of successive export growth or of supporting the export growth of others. “E Star” Awards are awarded to applicants that can demonstrate a significant contribution to U.S. export expansion that is measurable, innovative, sustainable and has broad impact. 

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