Baruch College's Weissman Center Honored For Promoting International Trade

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Photo - Weissman Center director Terrence Martell, deputy director Lene Skou, and Rep Carolyn Maloney

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y., center) presented the plaque to Professor Terrence Martell, director of the Weissman Center for International Business (left), and deputy director Lene Skou (right).

-- Photo by Jerry Speier

New York, NY – June 3, 2008 – Baruch’s Weissman Center for International Business has been awarded the 2008 Certificate of Appreciation for Achievement in International Trade.

Presented on May 19, the award recognizes foreign business partners, trade associations, U.S. government agencies, and other qualified entities for supporting U.S. export development, and for creating opportunities for businesses through trade. The Weissman Center was recognized for its partnership and continued support of the U.S. Commercial Service.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) presented the plaque to Dr. Terrence Martell, director of the Weissman Center, and to Lene Skou, the Center's deputy director, at an awards breakfast during the annual World Trade Week NYC, which was held from May 19-May 23. Now in its 73d year, World Trade Week was officially recognized by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935 as an annual celebration of international trade. This year's event also marks the 52nd anniversary of containerized shipping.

According to a mission statement issued by the organizers of the celebration, the purpose of Trade Week is to “build public awareness about the importance of international trade to our region and to educate the community about the direct and indirect benefits of international trade for our local economy.”

Baruch College's Weissman Center for International Business works with New York’s business community to provide professional training, seminars, and networking events to help companies succeed in the global marketplace.

Barbara Lippman
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