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The U.S. Department of Commerce Honors Bridge360

Austin-based Software Company Acknowledged for Dedication to International Trade Operations

Bridge360, a custom software application development company, has been granted a Certificate of Appreciation from the U.S. Department of Commerce for its commitment to helping companies prepare for international markets by providing internationalization, localization and software testing for foreign markets.

Brenda Hall CEO accepts the award on behalf of Bridge360 from U.S. Department of Commerce – Commercial Service Director, Karen Parker

Bridge360 has enabled software and developed software applications for businesses of all sizes and industries including major automobile manufacturers, high fashion retail, mobile technology, education, and finance. “Bridge360 believes that doing business globally strengthens our clients’ businesses and our country through international trade and understanding,” said Brenda Hall, Bridge360 CEO. “Making sure software works anywhere in the world has always been a core competency for us and receiving recognition for our work is a testament to Bridge360’s contribution to our clients’ successes.”

Bridge360 CEO Brenda Hall has been member of the Camino Real District Export Council (DEC) for over ten years. She served as the DEC’s chair in 2007 and as the Secretary / Treasurer of the National DEC Steering Committee from 2010 – 2012. The U.S. Department of Commerce grants these Certificates of Appreciation in recognition of outstanding contributions to the Department’s promotion of U.S. international trade.


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Business Leaders Send Clear Message to President on Free Trade Agreements

by Brenda Hall

With the unanimous vote for the resolution to support the passage of the Panama, Columbia and South Korean Free Trade Agreements, the National District Export Council sent a resounding “YES” to the Administration and the Hill on April 12.

At the First District Export Council Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C., more than 75 United States business leaders, representing 1,800 small business exporters from across the country, brought a collective voice for Free Trade Agreements in an unprecedented unanimous vote. The District Export Council National Steering Committee, of which I serve as the secretary/treasurer, took this strong message to the White House and the Hill as we met with Administration and congressional

As you can imagine, getting 1,800 business leaders to agree on anything is quite a feat but this watershed moment is a testament to the importance of these agreements to our country. Continue reading