World Trade Center Utah hosted its annual Central Utah International Business Forum at the Snow College Administration Building in Richfield.
At the event, Bailey Farms International and Malcolm Nash were honored for promoting exporting in the state. In addition to the awards, event attendees had the opportunity to listen to a panel comprised of local exporters and a keynote address by WTC Utah President and CEO Derek B. Miller.
“It is a pleasure to recognize Bailey Farms International and Mr. Malcolm Nash for their successes in boosting Central Utah’s exports.” said Derek B. Miller, World Trade Center Utah president and CEO. “Bailey Farms’ efforts to expand globally strengthens and provides stability to the local economy. The work that Malcolm has done in promoting and growing exports has opened doors for many rural companies. We are excited to be in Central Utah sharing how exporting can help companies, the community, and the state prosper.”
The Vanguard in International Business Award was presented to Bailey Farms International for its outstanding work in exporting. Bailey Farms International, founded in 1996 and based in Ephraim, Utah, produces high-quality compressed bails of alfalfa. The company’s products are sourced from three Utah locations and exported all over the globe. For his impact on the Sevier County business community, the Champion for International Business Award was presented to Mr. Malcolm Nash. As economic development director for Sevier County, Malcolm Nash plays a critical role in encouraging local businesses to export. He understands the resources available to exporters and works to promote these resources to businesses in the county.During the event, attendees had the opportunity to hear from a panel of successful local exporters including Keith Bailey with Bailey Farms International, Harvey Scott with Redmond Inc, Josh Akiens with iGlobal, Steve Styler of Styler Daniels P.C., and Becky Johnson with the Utah Office of Tourism. Over 100 local business leaders from Juab, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, and Wayne counties attended the Central Utah International Business Forum.