For Immediate Release
April 25, 2017
WTC Utah Presents Awards to Butcher’s Bunches and DWS at Cache Business Summit
LOGAN, UT – World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) presented Butcher’s Bunches with the Vanguard in International Business Award at the Cache Business Summit on April 20 at the Riverwoods Conference Center. WTC Utah also recognized the Bear River Service Area of the Department of Workforce Services (DWS) with the Champion for International Business Award.
The jam for Butcher’s Bunches was originally created by founder Liz Butcher in response to a family health need. Butcher’s Bunches’ preserves are 100 percent natural without added sugars, artificial preservatives or chemicals. After Butcher began selling her jams at local farmers markets, she quickly discovered there was a significant demand for her product. She has since expanded into retail locations across the state and some locations throughout the world.
“We are pleased to recognize Butcher’s Bunches with a Vanguard in International Business Award,” said Derek B. Miller, president and CEO of WTC Utah. “Butcher’s Bunches is an example to all businesses in Cache Valley, both large and small, that every company can reap the benefits of international trade.”
Butcher’s Bunches sells its popular jams in Asia, Canada, Great Britain, France, Australia and Dubai. Approximately 11 percent of the company’s sales come from international markets. Butcher’s Bunches was recognized in the United Kingdom as the “Queen’s Tea” jam. It has also captured the attention of Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of the hit TV show Fixer Upper.
In addition to presenting Butcher’s Bunches with an award, WTC Utah also highlighted the work being done by the Bear River Service Area of the Department of Workforce Services.
“It is an honor to recognize the Department of Workforce Services – Bear River Service Area with a Champion for International Business award. Eden Johnson and Vicki Fenton, under the leadership of Debbie Sparks, are committed to helping businesses expand globally. This international focus has helped grow the Cache County economy,” said Miller.
The Cache Business Summit was presented by World Trade Center Utah and Cook Martin Poulson, P.C.
Liz Butcher of Butcher’s Bunches receiving the Northern Utah Vanguard in International Business Award.
About World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah)
The mission of World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) is to help Utah companies think, act and succeed globally. WTC Utah accomplishes this mission through three key objectives. First is to motivate and educate Utah businesses to expand their global presence through training seminars, regional forums and newsletters focused on international business development, trade issues and export opportunities. Second is to build capacity of Utah businesses for international trade through B2B consultations to identify expansion goals, assess current capabilities, determine overseas opportunities and connect companies with market experts and potential partners. Third is to expand global network of Utah businesses through trade missions and networking with foreign trade officials.