December 9, 2020

WTCAR’s Torres Joins EXIM, WTCA Panels To Conclude 2020

ROGERS — As 2020 wound down, Melvin Torres kept up a busy schedule of virtual events that were designed to grow Arkansas exports and weather the economic challenges presented by COVID-19. Torres, the World Trade Center Arkansas’ director of Western […]
November 30, 2020

IBNewsmag Highlights Four Arkansas Exporters

ROGERS — Four Arkansas companies were highlighted in the November issue of IBNewsmag, which provides breaking and in-depth news on international business for American small-business owners. Frederick Baehner, publisher of IBNewsmag, has issued the magazine bi-monthly for the last 16 […]
November 20, 2020

Watkins, WTCAR Grants Director, Honored For 35 Years Of Service At UA

ROGERS — Trish Watkins, the director of grants, finances and human resources at the World Trade Center Arkansas, was honored recently for 35 years of service with the University of Arkansas. Watkins, who began her tenure with the U of […]
October 2, 2020

WATCH: WTCAR Highlights Arkansas Companies Helped By STEP Grant

ROGERS — The World Trade Center Arkansas proudly joined the U.S. Small Business Administration as it celebrated 10 years of the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant, which has been instrumental in helping Arkansas small businesses find global success. Celebrations […]
September 29, 2020

WTCAR Receives $120,000 In STEP Funding to Grow Small Business Exports

ROGERS — The World Trade Center Arkansas received over $120,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration on Monday, Sept. 28, to help Arkansas small businesses enter the global market. The $124,722 awarded to the Center was part of $19 million […]
September 8, 2020

Virtual Events Equipped To Help Arkansas Companies Grow Sales During COVID-19 Pandemic

ROGERS — The World Trade Center Arkansas is excited to announce three upcoming virtual trade shows and missions that will provide companies in the Natural State with business-to-business meetings and matchmaking opportunities with U.S. and foreign buyers – including eight […]
August 26, 2020

If We Build It, They Will Come: America’s Supply Chain Diversification Necessity

Editor’s Note: The following commentary by Melvin Torres, the director of Western Hemisphere Trade for the university-based World Trade Center Arkansas, was originally published by the National Association of District Export Councils and Arkansas Money & Politics. It has been a […]
July 27, 2020

WTCAR Trade Director Elected to Board of Arkansas Association of Asian Businesses

ROGERS — Boon Tan, senior director of global trade strategy at World Trade Center Arkansas, was one of two new members elected Friday, July 24, to the board of directors for the Arkansas Association of Asian Businesses (AAAB). Tan, who […]
July 9, 2020

Waller to Receive Supply Chain Distinguished Service Award

FAYETTEVILLE — Matthew A. Waller, dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, will be honored with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ 2020 Distinguished Service Award, the most prestigious in the industry. […]
July 2, 2020

El Estado Planifica Distribuir Desinfectante de Manos a Grupos Minoritarios

LITTLE ROCK — El estado de Arkansas está recibiendo desinfectante y desea distribuirlos a grupos minoritarios. Melissa Rangel, una consejera de servicios constituyentes en la oficina del gobernador Asa Hutchinson, está encabezando la divulgación para el esfuerzo. Puede comunicarse con […]
July 1, 2020

State Planning To Distribute Hand Sanitizer To Minority Groups

LITTLE ROCK — The State of Arkansas is receiving sanitizer and would like to distribute them to minority groups. Melissa Rangel, a constituent services counselor in Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s office, is spearheading outreach for the effort. She can be contacted […]
July 1, 2020

USMCA Implementation Marks Historic Day For Arkansas

ROGERS — Today marked the start of a new chapter for Arkansas and the Western Hemisphere, as the landmark trade deal between the United States, Mexico and Canada took effect less than a year after the three countries signed the […]