Governor's Export Awards

Illinois Awarded Grant to Support Small Business Exports - 9/28/2017

Exports are a vital component for our state’s economy and an important factor for continued growth. The State of Illinois takes great pride in its export successes. The Governor’s Export Awards were established to recognize small and medium-sized businesses and organizations that promote export awareness for Illinois’ products and services.

The Governor’s Export Awards highlight the significant contributions of exports to Illinois’ economy. Illinois companies and organizations receive awards for the following categories: Exporter of the Year, New Exporter, Service Exporter, Agricultural Business Exporter, Export Awareness and Development.

2016 Governor’s Export Awards

The 2016 Governor’s Export Awards reception was held on December 6, 2016 at the Union League Club of Chicago:


Governor's Export Award Winners - 2016

Exporter of the Year
Denbur, Inc.
AJ Antunes & Co.
Koval Distillery

New Exporter
Medix IT
Thank God It’s Natural
SS Marine Products, Inc.
Green Innovation and Technology, Inc.

Agricultural Business Exporter
Illinois Soybean Association

Service Exporter
LR International, Inc.
Midwest Aero Support, Inc.
Wi-Tronix, LLC

Export Awareness and Development
Illinois Chamber of Commerce – International Business Council

Export Continuing Excellence
Frigid Fluid Co.
New Medical Technology, Inc.
Lodaat, LLC
W.S. Darley & Co.



For more information, contact Godfrey Angara at 312-814-6993 or email