Greenfield World Trade's Neal Asbury Named SBA's National Champion Exporter of the...

Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:04am EDT

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Greenfield World Trade's Neal Asbury Named SBA's National Champion Exporter of the Year

WASHINGTON--(Business Wire)--
The SBA (Small Business Administration) today will present Neal
Asbury, president of Greenfield World Trade, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida,
with the prestigious National Champion Exporter of the Year Award for
2008 during ceremonies in Washington, D.C. Asbury, whose company
exports restaurant equipment and supplies worldwide, was recognized
for his commitment to helping U.S. small businesses maintain world
leadership in exporting U.S. goods.

   "The U.S. must demonstrate its support and commitment to free
trade across the world, which is instrumental in promoting U.S. goods,
increasing employment, and helping small U.S. businesses prosper in
the global marketplace," said Asbury. "This is the most prestigious
award in the United States for international trade, and we are
especially honored that Greenfield World Trade is the first Florida
business and foodservice company to receive this award," he added.

   To become the National Champion Exporter of The Year, Asbury's
company first went through a series of competitions that included
being recognized in February as "Exporter of the Year" for Florida (in
February), which was preceded by being selected as the Region IV
Exporter of the Year, covering the Southeast United States. Then from
10 regional winners, Greenfield World Trade was named Champion.

   "This is an exciting time to be National Champion, at a time when
the Presidential election year is elevating the importance of trade
nationwide. It is my desire as Champion Exporter to leverage the award
to promote the issues that are important to American exporters such as
the pending Free Trade Agreements, Trade Promotion Authority and
Intellectual Property Protection," added Asbury.

   Abut the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

   The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953
as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel,
assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to
preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen
the overall economy of our nation. Small business is the engine of our
economic strength, to building America's future, and to helping the
United States compete in today's global marketplace. The SBA helps
Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive
network of field offices and partnerships with public and private
organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the
United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.

David Brimm

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