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IBT Online Celebrates Prestigious President’s “E Star” Award Win for Export Service Excellence by the United States Department of Commerce

Posted by Joelle Lazzarotto on Tue, Apr 16, 2024

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Presidents eAward_1starAt IBT Online, our commitment to empowering U.S. businesses in growing their exports, sales, brands, and businesses online and globally has always been at the core of what we do.

This commitment was recognized on a national level this March 2024 when we were honored by the United States Department of Commerce with the President’s “E Star” Award for Export Service, the highest accolade given to companies that assist with export services in the United States.

This prestigious award follows the President’s “E” Award received by IBT Online in October 2020, highlighting the company’s continuous excellence and innovation in supporting U.S. small to medium-sized enterprises in their international business endeavors.

Since the initial award, IBT Online has further expanded its services, including collaborative events and resources with federal, state, and local governments to help educate and facilitate online exporting to better serve U.S. small to medium-sized enterprises aiming to grow globally.

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AM Eaward 2The “E Star” Award, endorsed by Gina M. Raimondo, Secretary of Commerce, who wrote "it is my privilege to inform you that IBT Online LLC has been selected to receive the President's "E Star" Award for Export Service in recognition of your company’s achievement in making continuing significant contributions to an increase in U.S. exports. This well-deserved award is the highest honor given to providers of services to exporters.

IBT Online has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export expansion. The "E" Awards Committee recognizes IBT Online’s significant increase in programs serving U.S. small-to-medium-sized enterprises, since receiving the President's "E" Award for Export Service in 2020. The company’s webinars in collaboration with Federal, state, and local governments to help make it easier for companies to understand technical aspects of exporting were also notable.

IBT Online’s achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs."

This recognizes these ongoing efforts and our sustained commitment to export expansion—a cause that supports the U.S. economy and creates American jobs. Receiving this award is a tremendous honor and a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our team at IBT Online.

We were proud to receive this award on May 14th 2024 at the E Awards ceremony, hosted in the auditorium of the Herbert C. Hoover Building at the Department of Commerce, and presented by Diane Farrell, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade.

E-Star Award 2024 (1)“Receiving the President’s ‘E Star’ Award is not only an honor but a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire IBT Online team,” said John Worthington, CEO of IBT Online. “This recognition from the United States Department of Commerce reaffirms our commitment to empowering U.S. businesses to succeed globally and reflects our ongoing efforts to support the U.S. economy and create American jobs.”

This award not only honors our past achievements but also inspires us for the future. We are motivated to continue our work, helping more U.S. companies succeed on a global scale and supporting the vitality of our national economy.

Thank you to all our clients, partners, and the dedicated staff at IBT Online. This achievement is truly a collective effort. Special thanks to Laura Barmby, Program Manager, and James Bledsoe, eCommerce Solutions Center Director at the U.S. Commercial Service for their invaluable support and collaboration which have significantly contributed to our success.

For businesses looking to expand internationally and want to know more about how our award-winning Online Global programs can help, visit our website or contact us directly. Let's make the global market your next successful venture.

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