At this point, the sentiment that the world is becoming smaller and smaller and more and more connected is a cliche, Eric Kunkel said. But according to the CCK Strategies founding partner, that’s because it’s true.

“For middle-market companies and smaller companies, the ability to export and engage internationally has become more possible,” Kunkel said. “And so trying to understand ‘What are all the laws in all kinds of foreign jurisdictions,’ it has become necessary in order to really serve these clients. If you don’t know that, I don’t know how you can serve them.”

If receiving two prestigious awards that recognize entities making a significant contribution to the expansion of exports is any indication, CCK Strategies is performing that service for its clients and performing it well.