2009 Trader of the Year

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Governor's Trader of the Year Awards


2009 Governor's Trader of the Year Award winner Mulvanny G2 Architecture, Washington State On Thursday, March 19, 2009, the Governor’s Trader of the Year awards ceremony was held at the ShoWare Center in Kent. A group of 150 local and state government officials, business, logistics, finance and banking professionals were in attendance to congratulate the two winners, MulvannyG2 Architecture (Trader of the Year) and Sonosite, Inc. (Emerging Trader of the Year).

MulvannyG2 provides comprehensive architectural, planning and interior design services for office, retail and mixed-use facilities throughout the U.S. and the world.  Headquartered in Bellevue and with regional offices in Oregon, California and Washington D.C., MulvannyG2 opened their first overseas office in Shanghai, China in 2002, strengthening their commitment to global business development. MulvannyG2 is currently involved in projects in China, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, Canada, Mexico and the UAE.  Three of MulvannyG2’s most prominent local projects include the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, Redmond City Hall and Boeing World Headquarters.  Additionally, MulvannyG2 was recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal at one of the Top 25 Corporate Philanthropists in 2008, committing their resources to such causes as the Susan G. Komen Foundation, United Way, Children’s Hospital and Washington Education Foundation.

2009 Emerging Governor's Trader of the Year, SonositeEstablished in 1998, Sonosite Inc. is the industry leader in hand-carried digital ultrasound devices. Sonosite’s devices provide those in the medical field with high-quality diagnostic imaging combined with portability. Sonosite’s global sales surpassed their domestic sales for the first time in 2008, with 52% of revenues generated outside the United States.  Yet Sonosite’s Washington state roots are strong, with 360 employees based at the company’s headquarters in Bothell.  In addition to their Washington-based staff, Sonosite has a network of 10 direct subsidiaries and 82 authorized distributors worldwide, covering the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia/New Zealand and India.  Sonosite’s devices are used in 113 countries worldwide, including hundreds of systems currently in use by the U.S. Military in both Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as physicians serving in humanitarian and disaster relief programs worldwide.

The awards were presented by Lt. Governor Brad Owen, World Trade Club co-presidents Allison Clark and Diane Maske and Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development officials Rogers Weed and Larry Williams.  In his comments, Lt. Governor Owen recognized both companies’ ongoing contributions to both the local economy and to furthering Washington State’s global trade.   

The World Trade Club congratulates both award winners on their outstanding achievements.  We encourage both past and new applicants to submit applications for consideration for the 2010 Governor’s Trader of the Year Award.

Washington State Governor's Trader of the Year Awards 2009 Press Release


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