BOSTON--()--The Associated Industries of Massachusetts International Business Council (AIM-IBC) announced that nominations are open for the annual AIM Global Trade Awards, which recognize Massachusetts companies, institutions and public agencies of all sizes that have demonstrated excellence in international trade.
“Our Global Trade Award winners are prime examples of why Massachusetts is a great place for companies of all sizes to succeed in international markets.”
The nominations include a category for globally-owned companies that have positively impacted the Massachusetts economy.
“Now more than ever, companies must look beyond our borders to build partnerships and identify opportunities for future growth,” said Richard Lord, president and CEO of AIM. “Our Global Trade Award winners are prime examples of why Massachusetts is a great place for companies of all sizes to succeed in international markets.”
The deadline for Trade Award nominations is Friday, March 8. Entry forms are available online at www.aimnet.org/international. Winning entries should demonstrate one or more of the following:
- Increasing or retaining jobs in Massachusetts by entering international markets
- Demonstrating new or creative solutions to import/export challenges
- Producing or adapting a product line or service for a foreign market
- Establishing alliances or partnerships to increase international business
- Investing in infrastructure or manufacturing in Massachusetts to enhance trade
2013 award winners will be honored at AIM’s 98th Annual Meeting on Friday, May 10 at the Waltham Westin Hotel.
In 2012, winners Dassault Systemes, Diamond Machining Technology, and Immunetics, Inc. spanned the technology, manufacturing and life science industries respectively. Past award winners include Philips, Hasbro, Rocheleau Tool & Die, Headwall Photonics, and Acushnet/Titleist/Footjoy, as well as nonprofit organizations such as Northeastern University International Co-op and the Massachusetts Export Center. The Global Trade Awards have recognized 70 Massachusetts companies, institutions and individuals since 1996.
About the AIM International Business Council
The AIM International Business Council helps Massachusetts employers engage in international trade and expand their global business activities. Through seminars, referrals, and e-newsletters, the AIM International Business Council provides companies with the resources they need. For more, visit www.aimnet.org/international.
About Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM)
Established in 1915, Associated Industries of Massachusetts is the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan association of Massachusetts employers. With 6,000 member companies employing more than 500,000 people in Mass., AIM’s mission is to promote the well-being and prosperity of the Commonwealth by improving the State’s economic climate, proactively advocating fair and equitable public policy and providing relevant, reliable information and excellent services. For further information, visit www.aimnet.org.