The World Trade Club 

is pleased to announce the winners of

2014 Governor's 
 Trader of the Year and Emerging Trader of the Year Awards

Congratulations to the 2014 Governor's Trader of the Year, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates.  Headquartered in Woodinville, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates’ wineries represent over 65% of the wines produced in the state, with labels including Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Crest, 14 Hands, and Snoqualmie. The company is the seventh largest U.S. wine exporter, with markets in over 100 countries, and an estimated $3 Billion impact on the Washington economy.

Ste. Michelle’s Brett Scallan accepts the 2014 Governor's Trader of the Year Award from
UPS Vice President Norman Schenk. 

The 2014 Emerging Trader of the Year is Blue Future Filters, Inc.  The Bellingham-based company has a mission to reduce the nearly 2 million deaths a year from waterborne disease.  Blue Future’s slow sand filtration process removes up to 99.99% of bacteria, viruses, and cysts from water. The company’s technology doesn’t require chemicals, replacement elements, or electricity, making it very attractive to rural and developing communities. Blue Future exports its water filtration equipment to 20 countries in Africa, Southeast Asia, South America, and other areas.

The keynote address for the 2014 Awards was presented by Norman Schenk, Vice President of Global Customer Policy and Public Affairs at UPS, and chair of the International Chamber of Commerce Commission on Customs and Trade Facilitation.

Established in 1967, these awards recognize local companies that have contributed to the expansion of Washington State’s international trade through international success, industry leadership, and service to the community.

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