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Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1006
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FGCU's Florida Small Business Development Center Announces Four Certified Business Consultants Receive International Certified Global Certifications

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Kevin Brady, Peter Keating, Russ Winstead and Rudi Vrugtman, certified business consultants for Florida Small Business Development Center (FSBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast University, passed the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators Professional Exam (NASBITE) and are now Certified Global Business Professionals (CGBP.)

The NASBITE CGBP confirms knowledge in international trade and assures that employees are able to practice global business at the professional level required in today's competitive environment. To date, nearly 1,500 candidates have received the credential.

"I am extremely pleased to have these four consultants offer their expertise in the global trade industry to reach out and help the business community interested in international trade," said Dan Regelski, Regional Director of the FGCU Florida Small Business Development Center. "We continue to keep our business consultants educated and informed on the latest trends and opportunities available, so that we can provide the best resources and expertise available to our clients."

To learn more or to make an appointment to meet the certified global professionals or any business consultant at the FSBDC, call (239)745-3700 or visit

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