VSD’s Fred Stewart, second from right, stands with Emma Granada of Steelmaster Buildings, second from left, Janet Zablock, head of Visa Small Business, far left, and Dario Gomez, SBA associate administrator for the Office of International Trade.
VSD’s video submission “From Small to International Business” was the winner in the professional services category in the Small Business Administration (SBA)-Visa Export Video Contest, and won fourth place overall. The ranking of the five finalists was determined by an online public vote on the SBA’s YouTube site.
Fred Stewart accepted the award Nov. 5 on behalf of VSD at a luncheon award ceremony during the National District Export Council Conference at Caesar’s Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The award consisted of $6,000 cash, $1,000 for travel expenses for the trip to Las Vegas, and $1,000 toward the purchase of a Commerce Department Gold Key matching service, which assists small business exporters with foreign market and industry briefings and interpreter services and provides assistance in many additional international business areas. VSD’s submission can be viewed here.