Export Achievement Awards (2007 – 2010)
The Export Achievement Award recognizes U.S. businesses that have benefited from the export assistance services of the Department of Commerce’s Commercial Service to make their first export sale or to open into new foreign markets.
Sylvan Source is the inventor and provider of a proven, patent-pending water purification system. Their distillation and steam separation technologies are innovative and unique to Sylvan Source. With their technology they eliminate more contaminants and more effectively than any other competitive technology. Sylvan Source began working with the US Commercial Service soon after their founding in 2003. In the five years of collaboration, Sylvan Source attended two trade missions and used the Business facilitation service multiple times.
BayBio received the Commerce Department’s Export Achievement Certificate during their annual event "BayBio2009: Navigating the Storm" in South San Francisco. BayBio, based in South San Francisco, CA, has been an active partner of the U.S. Commercial Service since 2006. BayBio and the U.S. Commercial Service have worked together to support the international growth of the region's vibrant biotech industry. Through its International Committee, BayBio assists cross-border business development opportunities, provides member briefings on global life sciences communities and leads and participates in in-bound and out-bound international delegations. Their active support of international trade has encouraged many of their members to seek overseas markets. "California's life sciences industry has developed into one of the premier exports of American innovation," said Matt Gardner, President and CEO of BayBio. "In our efforts to serve our members effectively, we want to provide opportunities for their growth. The international community recognizes the importance of innovation and is making significant in-roads to create relationships with California-grown companies. We are honored for this recognition and hope our companies continue to improve the lives of people around the world."
Greater San Jose Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
On Friday, April 25, 2008, the Greater San Jose Hispanic Chamber of Commerce received the Commerce Department’s Certificate of Appreciation in Trade during the Chamber’s Building Greater Businesses 2008 Expo. The award recognizes local organizations which have played an important role in promoting international trade in their communities. The Greater San Jose Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has worked closely with the Silicon Valley USEAC on a number of trade initiatives. The Chamber has been an active partner of the Silicon Valley USEAC since 2005. The Chamber was also presented with a Congressional Certificate of Recognition, on behalf of Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren’s Office, recognizing the Chamber’s efforts in international trade promotion. San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed joined the Commerce Department in presenting the award to Carlos Figueroa, CEO of the Greater San Jose Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
San Mateo County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Farm Bureau and Harbor District
On January 29, 2007, the San Mateo County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the San Mateo County Farm Bureau and the San Mateo County Harbor District were recognized with the Commerce Department’s Certificate of Appreciation in Trade for their pioneering and collaborative work to launch the new, “As Fresh As It Gets” culinary tourism initiative. The U.S. Commercial Service has supported the San Mateo County SVB in its efforts to garner international exposure for the campaign through complimentary overseas advertising placements. The local office of Congressman Tom Lantos, CA 12th District, also presented the organizations with a Certificate of Accommodation for their accomplishments.
MTR (Membrane Technology and Research)
MTR is presented with the US Export Achievement Award by Joanne Vliet (right), and Gabriela Zelaya (far right).
Frank Lavin, Undersecretary for International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce
Joanne Vliet, Director, Silicon Valley U.S. Export Assistance Center, U.S. Department of Commerce
Gabriela Zelaya, International Trade Specialist, Silicon Valley U.S. Export Assistance Center, U.S. Department of Commerce
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