June 8, 2022

Trish Watkins Promoted to Chief of Staff at WTC Arkansas

Trish Watkins, the longtime director of grants and finances at the World Trade Center Arkansas, has been promoted to the center’s chief of staff.  “I’m looking forward to continuing the mission of WTC Arkansas, which is to grow bilateral trade and […]
April 29, 2022

WTC Arkansas, NWA Council Host Former Ambassadors for Discussion on 2022 Economic Outlook

ROGERS — The crisis in Ukraine is bringing an end to the economic recovery anticipated after the COVID-19 pandemic abated, according to former U.S. Ambassador Frank Wisner, who served under four presidents and is now an international affairs advisor with […]
April 11, 2022

WTC Arkansas Names New Trade Directors, Global Project Manager

ROGERS — The World Trade Center Arkansas is pleased to announce the hiring of three new team members to assist in growing exports from the Natural State and breaking down international barriers through free trade. “This group brings a global […]
March 17, 2022

OWIT Arkansas Chapter Re-Launches With Seminar From International Trade Firm

ROGERS — The Arkansas chapter of the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) relaunched last week with a special program from Angela Marshall Hofman and Nicole Bivens Collinson, two trade advisors with Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. an international […]
March 7, 2022

WTCAR Moderates Arkansas-India Virtual Business Summit

ROGERS — India is working with several chambers of commerce in the southern United States, including Arkansas, to highlight immense opportunities for investment, according to the Aseem R. Mahajan, who leads India’s consulate in Houston. On Feb. 22, Mahajan joined […]
February 7, 2022

“Critical juncture”: Why China Matters to the Heartland

ROGERS — World Trade Center Arkansas CEO Denise Thomas joined national business executives and trade experts from the United States Heartland Challenge Association’s in January for a seminar on why China matters to the future success of Heartland states.. The […]
October 19, 2021

2021 Governor’s Awards Highlight WTCAR Clients

LITTLE ROCK — Five of the six recipients of the 2021 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade are World Trade Center Arkansas clients, according to a news release from the Arkansas District Export Council. Arkansas DEC’s award traditionally recognizes […]
September 20, 2021

Rogers aerospace manufacturer Mundo-Tech Celebrates Opening of Expanded Facility

ROGERS — Mundo-Tech, an aerospace manufacturing company in Rogers, celebrated the expansion of its facility, which now includes 12,000 square feet of new office and production space. The company, a World Trade Center Arkansas client, is an award-winning manufacturer of […]
September 8, 2021

WTCAR Marking 9/11 Anniversary with Moment of Silence

ROGERS — The World Trade Center Arkansas will observe a moment of silence on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 11, to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks. The Center will observe a three-minute moment of silence at 7:46 a.m. […]
July 28, 2021

Panamanian Delegation Visits WTCAR to Speak On Supply Chain Solutions

ROGERS — Panama, which currently handles 5% of global shipping, is primed to be “part of the solution” for cheaply and efficiently shipping products to and from the United States, according to Melvin Torres, director of Western Hemisphere trade at […]
July 20, 2021

Thomas Named CEO of World Trade Center Arkansas

ROGERS, Ark. – Denise Thomas, a longtime trade director at the World Trade Center Arkansas, has been named the center’s next leader, making her the first Black woman to become CEO of a World Trade Center in the United States. […]
July 1, 2021

World Trade Center Arkansas President and CEO Announces Retirement

ROGERS — W. Dan Hendrix, president and chief executive officer of the World Trade Center Arkansas and associate vice chancellor, has announced his retirement as of June 30. A native of Arkansas and veteran of the U.S. Air Force and […]