Salt Lake City—September 28, 2020— Kaddas Enterprises, a second-generation family-owned business and leader in heavy gauge thermoform plastic manufacturing, is thrilled to be named to Utah’s Top Small Businesses and awarded the Region VIII Small Business Exporter of the Year for 2020 by the National Small Business Administration.
Keynote Speaker Senator Mitt Romney and Marla Trollan, Small Business Administration (SBA)’s Utah district director, offered their congratulations and appreciation to Kaddas Enterprises during the Utah National Small Business Week’s Recognition Virtual Ceremony on Sept. 24, View Virtual Awards Ceremony here
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The SBA’s Small Business Exporter of the Year award recognizes individuals for their success and dedication to exporting products or services. Selection criteria for the Exporter of the Year award includes the following:
· Increased sales, profits and/or growth of employment because of exporting.
· Creative overseas marketing strategies, exporting history, and current export markets;
· Effective solutions to export-related problems, including trade financing, payment, and currency issues, market-entry and logistical challenges, cultural differences, etc.
· Effective use of federal and/or state government trade promotion or financing programs.
“It’s an honor to receive this National Small Business award and share it with our dedicated team. We’re committed to continuing our company’s growth through continued innovation and global expansion,” said Natalie Kaddas, president and CEO of Kaddas Enterprises.
Previous winners of the Exporter of the Year include EarthQuaker Devices, SeaDek, Endoscopy Replacement Parts, Sawyer Manufacturing Company, and Baby Elephant Ears.