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Winner of the Best of Portland Award for Metal Detecting Equipment

We are proud to announce that the U.S. Commerce Association has awarded Northwest Detector Sales the 2011 Best of Portland Award in the Metal Detecting Equipment category!

This honor could not have been reached without our loyal customers and supporters. We are thankful to be able to share our love of gold prospecting with each and every one of you.

Please take a moment to read the press release below, because this award belongs to you as well.

Sincerely – Bob

Press Release


NW Detector Sales Receives 2011 Best of Portland Award for Metal Detecting Equipment

U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

NEW YORK, NY, December 14, 2011 -- NW Detector Sales has been selected for the 2011 Best of Portland Award in the Metal Detecting Equipment category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2011 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)

U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a New York City based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Association

U.S. Commerce Association

About Northwest Detector Sales

Northwest Detector Sales is located in Tigard, Oregon and is a Minelab Certified dealer carrying such top-of-the line products as the Minelab SDC 2300,GPX 5000 and GPZ 7000. They are also an Authorized Dealership for Fisher, Garrett, Teknetics and White's metal detectors.

They are one of the largest stocked dealers in the northwest United States and their product line also includes a large stock of gold prospecting equipment, accessories, books, magazines and parts.

Owner Bob Mote has been involved in metal detecting and gold dredging for over 22 years. Bob is an active member of the Northwest Mineral Prospecting Club, and has been so for 20 years, is a member of the Oregon Treasure Trail Society, and also supports many other clubs.


Bob Mote
(503) 936-1443