tgin Wins New Exporter of the Year Award

  • tgin + news
  • December 8, 2016
  • Ashley

Thank God It’s Natural was recently honored as New Exporter of the Year by the Illinois Governor’s Office. tgin had the opportunity to network with local and foreign government representatives, economic development organizations and many Illinois companies who share a goal of growing their business activities abroad.

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The Governor’s Export Awards are Illinois’ highest recognition of export achievement, honoring Illinois companies that have achieved excellence in exporting, as well as organizations that provide export assistance.
“Illinois has the best location, the best people, and the best infrastructure of any other state in the nation,” Governor Rauner said. “Our businesses and entrepreneurs are the backbone of the Illinois economy and this year’s recipients exemplify just that. They are excellent leaders and innovators with reach across the globe, but their impacts are most felt right here at home. We’ll continue to stand up to the status quo and political insiders in Springfield for a balanced budget with reforms to help businesses grow and create jobs in communities throughout our great state.”

Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti presented the awards at a reception Tuesday evening at the Union League Club of Chicago.

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Most recently, our CEO Chris-Tia Donaldson successfully completed a sales pitch on tgin’s export activities to a panel of astounding judges at the XPORT Challenge, and brought home the 3rd place prize! This time Chris-Tia achieved the New Exporter of the Year award. Illinois is the largest exporting state in the Midwest, and the fifth largest exporting state in the nation.

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Chris-Tia Donaldson with Consulate General República Dominicana Giselle Castillo-Veremis


Special thanks again to Governor Bruce Rauner, Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti and everyone at the Governor’s Office for this opportunity!

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