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Recognize Global Success and Support from 2023

The NDTO aims to celebrate companies from ND that have excelled in the global business in the previous year. While we understand the modesty inherent in our Midwest culture, this is an opportunity to either commend or be commended for your contributions to international business – recognizing the dedication and hard work it entails.

Whether you played a crucial role in supporting companies on their path to international success, actively engaged in selling and leaving a mark in overseas markets, or embarked on your maiden global venture in 2023, we want to hear your story! Our state, characterized by pride and ingenuity, often remains reserved, but there are countless untold stories waiting to be shared.

As the NDTO, our commitment is to assist your business in its growth journey, and sometimes, that involves gaining recognition among new or international audiences. Awards and accolades can serve as a powerful tool to showcase your achievements and inspire potential partnerships.

Take a few moments to share your international success stories from 2023 with us. Who knows? You might emerge as the recipient  of one of the prestigious ND Global Business Award. Use the links below to nominate/recognize a company with export success in 2023, a colleague who selflessly promotes ND exporters, or a high-quality export service provider. The awards will be presented at the 2023 GBC on May 15 2024, in West Fargo ND.

Exporter of the Year

Service to Exporters

Global Ambassador

New Market Entry Recognition

Previous winners of the Exporter of the Year Award:

  • North Central Commodities: 2022
  • Adams Family Farm: 2021
  • Spectrum Aeromed: 2018
  • Brandt Holdings: 2017
  • Posi Lock Puller Inc.: 2016
  • Swanson Health Products: 2015

Previous winners of the Service to Exporter Award:

  • Saul Ewing LLP: 2022
  • The Rural Export Center: 2021
  • Minot Area Economic Development Corp: 2018
  • NDSU AG Econ Department: 2017
  • North Dakota Soybean Council: 2016
  • Valley Worldwide Logistics Solutions: 2015

Previous winners of the Global Ambassador Award:

  • Robert Sinner: 2022
  • Japan External Trade Organization, Chicago Office: 2022
  • Tom Shorma: 2021
  • Hoffman Angus Ranch:2015

If you have any questions about nominations, please reach out to