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President's "E" Award For IBT Online - Media Release

Posted by Joelle Lazzarotto on Fri, Nov 05, 2021

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October 21, 2020 (update November 5, 2021)



The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. company can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.

IBT Online is proud to announce that we were notified by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross that we have been awarded the President’s  “E” Award for Export Service.

In his congratulatory letter to IBT Online, Secretary Ross stated that “IBT Online has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export expansion."

The “E” Awards Committee was very impressed with IBT Online’s services to help U.S. companies better communicate and market their business and products to international distributors, buyers, and consumers. The company’s client assistance in more than 20 languages and in more than 40 countries was also particularly notable. As Secretary Ross affirms, "IBT Online’s achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs"

DSC00434-1In total, Secretary Ross honored 39 U.S. companies and organizations from across the country with the President’s “E” Award for their role in strengthening the U.S. economy by sharing American ingenuity outside of our borders. IBT Online is a provider of export services for small and medium-sized U.S. businesses, providing services from website localization and international ecommerce to international digital marketing, and more.

As the 2020 ceremony was canceled due to the pandemic, on Friday, November 5th, 2021 IBT Online's CEO, John Worthington, had the pleasure and honor to be invited to Washington, D.C. to receive the Award from U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce, Don Graves.

Criteria for the award is based on four years of successive export growth and case studies that demonstrate valuable support to exporters resulting in increased exports for the company’s clients. 

The IBT Online team mission is to help U.S. companies exponentially, sustainably and successfully grow their exports, sales, brands and business online and globally said John Worthington, CEO of IBT Online, emphasizing, “Our innovative Online Global programs - that is website localization, international online marketing, and ecommerce - leverage today's cutting edge digital technologies, so our U.S. exporter clients succeed internationally, adding jobs and supporting their local communities".   

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U.S. companies are nominated for the “E” Awards through the U.S. Commercial Service, part of the Department’s International Trade Administration.

With offices across the United States and in embassies and consulates around the world, The International Trade Administration lends its expertise at every stage of the exporting process by promoting and facilitating exports and investment into the United States; administering Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties orders; and removing, reducing, or preventing foreign trade barriers.

About the “E” Awards In 1961, President Kennedy signed an executive order reviving the World War II “E” symbol of excellence to honor and provide recognition to America's exporters. 

For more information about the “E” Awards and the benefits of exporting, visit


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