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North American Kelp honored with 2023 Exporter of the Year award

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We are incredibly honored and humbled to be the recipient of this year’s Exporter of the Year award through the Maine International Trade Center.

We would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the Maine International Trade Center, who have been incredibly supportive since we became members. A special thank you to their team for always answering our questions, no matter how crazy or out-there, and providing us with the necessary guidance to expand our exports.

We would also like to thank our partners, including Camden National Bank, Key Bank, and EXIM, for their trust and support throughout our journey. We have been exporting since the 80s, and their financing and insurance services have been vital in helping us to navigate the complex world of international trade.

Without the Maine Small Business Administration and Maine Small Business Development Center we would not be able to grow our business. Their resources and expertise in assisting with all aspects of our business have been invaluable over the years.

Finally, it is with deepest gratitude we thank Robert Morse, owner of North American Kelp. From a humble start drying hand-harvested seaweed on rocks, his vision, leadership, and dedication have led the company to where it is today. Without his unwavering commitment to the business, we would not be receiving this prestigious award.

The Exporter of the Year award is a testament to the dedication of our team, our partners, and the support from organizations mentioned previously. We look forward to continuing to contribute to Maine’s economy through our export efforts.

For more information on the award winners and MITC, visit the following pages below:

MaineBiz article

MITC Trade Day information