• WTC Arkansas to Host Veteran for Export Series - ROGERS — The World Trade Center Arkansas’ Get Ready to Be Ready series, which is designed to help small businesses prepare for export, will return this fall with a series of webinars from Dr. Michele Pfannenstiel, a veteran, and entrepreneur who specializes in regulatory medic... more

  • WTC Arkansas Celebrates NWA Salvadoran Consulate - SPRINGDALE — The first Salvadoran consulate in Arkansas co-hosted a community celebration on Aug. 6, marking the event with vendors from the community, civic groups and local business leaders. The World Trade Center Arkansas was honored to open the event alongside Mercedes ... more

  • WTC Arkansas Joins Trade Mission to Farnborough - HAMPSHIRE, England — The World Trade Center Arkansas hopped across the pond to showcase the Natural State’s burgeoning aerospace industry at the Farnborough International Airshow as part of a trade mission led by Gov. Asa Hutchinson. The  aerospace industry in Arkansas  i... more

  • Trish Watkins Promoted to Chief of Staff at WTCAR - Trish Watkins, the longtime director of grants and finances at the World Trade Center Arkansas, has been promoted to the center’s chief of staff.  “I’m looking forward to continuing the mission of WTC Arkansas, which is to grow bilateral trade and promote economic development... more

  • WTC Arkansas, NWA Council Host Former Ambassadors - ROGERS — The crisis in Ukraine is bringing an end to the economic recovery anticipated after the COVID-19 pandemic abated, according to former U.S. Ambassador Frank Wisner, who served under four presidents and is now an international affairs advisor with the law firm Squire Pa... more

  • WTC Arkansas Announces New Hires - ROGERS — The World Trade Center Arkansas is pleased to announce the hiring of three new team members to assist in growing exports from the Natural State and breaking down international barriers through free trade. “This group brings a global perspective and nearly a century’s... more

  • OWIT Re-Launches Chapter in Arkansas - ROGERS — The Arkansas chapter of the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) relaunched last week with a special program from Angela Marshall Hofman and Nicole Bivens Collinson, two trade advisors with Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. an international trade fi... more

  • WTCAR Hosts Arkansas-India Virtual Business Summit - ROGERS — India is working with several chambers of commerce in the southern United States, including Arkansas, to highlight immense opportunities for investment, according to the Aseem R. Mahajan, who leads India’s consulate in Houston. On Feb. 22, Mahajan joined state and lo... more

  • “Critical juncture”: China in the Heartland - ROGERS — World Trade Center Arkansas CEO Denise Thomas joined national business executives and trade experts from the United States Heartland Challenge Association’s in January for a seminar on why China matters to the future success of Heartland states.. The USCHA hosted the... more


  • 2021 Governor’s Awards Highlight WTCAR Clients - LITTLE ROCK — Five of the six recipients of the 2021 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade are World Trade Center Arkansas clients, according to a news release from the  Arkansas District Export Council . Arkansas DEC’s award traditionally recognizes the exporting... more