On 11 June, TradeUp held an event together with Global Chamber, "Connecting Exporters and Investors" in Salt Lake City. Gene and Susan Tafoya, the owners of Morrison Meatpies, a 132-year old Utah company that is now also expanding internationally with distributors in Canada, Mexico, and South Korea, presented, along with TradeUp CEO Kati Suominen; Ted Elliott, Lender Relations Specialist at the SBA (Small Business Administration), Utah District Office; and Troy D'Ambrosio, the Executive Director, Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, University of Utah.
Morrison is on TradeUp platform and has made headway on its capital raise, recently locking in $50,000 toward a $400,000 equity raise.
Morrison Meatpies Owners Susan and Gene Tafoya presenting in a TradeUp-Global Chamber event in Salt Lake City
Morrison President Gene Tafoya cited as some of the drivers behind its success in export markets keen willingness to seek out the best service providers for exporters in the United States, including by leveraging TradeUp's contact network; strong, high-quality, and highly competitive products; and commitment to meeting national food safety, packaging, and other standards in different markets. Read Morrison's summary here; more on the company can be found here.