Nominations for Globe, Marco Polo awards being accepted

The World Trade Center Tacoma will hold its Tenth Annual Globe Awards dinner on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, at the Tacoma Convention Center at the Sheraton.

Nominations are now open for the dinner’s two prestigious awards, the Globe Award and Marco Polo Award.

This premiere event, presented by Boeing and KeyBank, offers community leaders an opportunity to highlight the individuals and organizations that have made significant advances in international trade.

The Globe Award is designed to honor a business or an individual who has contributed to our community’s international status through their trade participation.

Established by the Frank Russell Company, the Marco Polo Award recognizes a small or medium-sized business for first time success and accomplishments in international trade, to be acknowledged in a given year.

The 2002 Globe Award winner was the Globe Machine Manufacturing Company, while the 2002 Marco Polo Award went to IDmicro.

The independent selection committee for 2003 Globe Award and Marco Polo Award will be comprised of community and business leaders.

All nominees will be acknowledged. The recipients of the Globe Award and Marco Polo Award will be presented by well-recognized leaders in government or the international trade community at the World Trade Center Tacoma’s Annual Awards Dinner.

For more information and nomination forms please see the World Trade Center Tacoma’s Web site: Or call the WTCTA at 253/383-9474.

Nomination forms must be submitted on or before Thursday, Dec 19.

The World Trade Center Tacoma is currently accepting contributions for its annual Silent Auction.

The Silent Auction will be held before the Annual Globe Awards Dinner at 6 p.m.

The Silent Auction is part of the Annual Globe Awards fund-raising event that serves to reduce the cost of educational seminars.

Donated items and services of all kinds will be greatly appreciated. All contributors will receive extensive recognition in the Silent Auction program as well as on the World Trade Center Tacoma Web site.

Under the leadership of Vanessa Chio, Assistant Professor, University of Washington Tacoma, students of the Global Business Society manage the auction.