Supporters


NASBITE International

NASBITE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on the  advancement of trade education and professionalism in support of global  business. Specifically, NASBITE is the leading authority for global  business education, trade credentialing, training and practice, and  NASBITE is also the steward of the Certified Global Business  Professional (CGBP) credential. NASBITE has nearly 2000 CGBPs and  members in the United States, Canada and Mexico who work as trade  assistance providers, managers in exporting companies and experts in a  wide range of service-oriented companies that support international  trade. 

America’s SBDC

America’s SBDC represents America’s nationwide network of Small Business  Development Centers (SBDCs) – the most comprehensive small business  assistance network in the United States and its territories. The mission  of America’s SBDC is to help new entrepreneurs realize the dream of  business ownership, and to assist existing businesses to remain  competitive in the complex marketplace of an ever-changing global  economy. Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can go to  their local SBDCs for FREE face-to-face business consulting and at-cost  training on topics including: business plans, accessing capita,  marketing, regulatory compliance, technology development, and  international trade. 

The National District Export Council

The National District Export Council, which is an organization that represents 1300 companies in the 60 District Export Councils throughout the United States, is the voice of the American small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) exporter. It seeks to advance the interests of American exporters by advocating for those governmental policies that will result in the increase of global competitiveness for American manufacturers thus resulting in jobs, economic development and rising wages in the U.S.   

The U.S. Commercial Service

The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S.  Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. U.S.  Commercial Service trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and in  more than 75 countries help U.S. companies get started in exporting or  increase sales to new global markets. 

Greater Spokane Incorporated

Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) is the Spokane region’s Chamber of  Commerce and Economic Development organization. GSI represents 1,200+  businesses and organizations employing more than 100,000 individuals who  live, work and do business in the Greater-Spokane region. GSI’s mission  is to lead transformative business and community initiatives to build a  robust regional economy. GSI works to create something greater for the  Spokane region by connecting businesses to valuable relationships and  resources, driving initiatives to improve our region, and advocating for  business with a unified voice. 

National Small Business Association

The Small Business Exporters Association (SBEA) is the international  trade arm of the National Small Business Association, the nation’s first  small-business advocacy organization. Together, SBEA and NSBA have more  than 100 combined years in advocating for America’s small businesses  and small exporters on a staunchly nonpartisan basis. As the country’s  leading small-business advocate and premier small-business exporting  organization, we are committed to addressing the needs and representing  the concerns of the U.S. small-business community throughout Washington,  D.C. SBEA provides critical and unique small-business perspective on  key issues such as trade imbalances, international regulations and  export finance programs such as those offered through the Export-Import  Bank of the U.S.