Connect through Global Chamber to Grow in 2020

by Cesar Trabanco

As vice president of member services at Global Chamber®, I have the pleasure to lead our activities to connect members across metros and borders with new clients, investors, opportunities and trusted resources as they look to expand worldwide. Connecting the right people at the right time, and “in time,” is an essential part of growth. We create many opportunities for members … [More]

Adding Artificial Intelligence (AI) to the Connecting Process

by Doug Bruhnke

Global Chamber® has partnered with based in Montreal, Canada, to facilitate international trade and investment for our members.’s AI-enabled sales intelligence platform is now being used by Global Chamber as part of our daily “warm connections” process to research companies and industries on behalf of members worldwide, and then to make just the right … [More]

International State of the PHX Metro 2020

by Doug Bruhnke

How is the metropolitan Phoenix region doing with international business? That’s the question we answer annually with our International State of the Metro, held in metro regions around the world — and in Metro Phoenix annually since 2007, predating Global Chamber®! Many metro areas are hot for business, meaning that companies are thriving, growing and continuing to arrive … [More]

Chapter Spotlight: Global Chamber San Antonio

by Christopher Herring

We regularly host Young Global Business Leaders in San Antonio, Texas, in collaboration with the Department of State’s International Visitors Leadership Program managed locally by San Antonio Council for International Visitors (SACIV). I would like to thank everyone for their time, energy and efforts to make these visits successful and rewarding! For the recent visit shown … [More]

Global Business Innovation Summit Wrap-up

by Mike Langley

We held a fast-paced and interactive discussion on growing the global business innovation ecosystem in metro Phoenix, from technology to talent, exporting, financing, logistics and more. The event featured 20 keynote speakers along with panels and groups of attendees connecting through breakouts and report-backs. The event supports the region to develop a stronger foundation … [More]

Life in the Age of Corona

by Maimun Mustafa

Gabriel García Márquez wrote in his renowned novel, Love in the Time of Cholera, that “wisdom comes to us when it can no longer do any good.” Indeed, the coronavirus has presented the global community with such a dilemma. The world has been so reliant on its sourcing from China that the disease has put major markets on a standstill as China shuts its door to the world and vice … [More]

President’s Message

by Steven G. Zylstra

Arizona’s technology industry is thankful to have a leader like Sen. Kyrsten Sinema working hard in Washington to address some of the most pressing issues Arizonans … no, make that all Americans face today. This goes double for her recent announcement that she and Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi together will take up the matter of net neutrality to advance a bipartisan, … [More]

Incentives for Innovation

by Don Rodriguez

Keeping the lights on today and even tomorrow. For a small business, achieving such a simple goal signals to the owner that there is a chance of making it past the early stage in the life cycle. But financial results of participants in Arizona’s Small Business Capital Investment Incentive Program offer the hope for small business owners to do more than just make it. Companies … [More]

Top Talent On Board

by Don Rodriguez

Two CEOs of their organizations and two vice presidents for their companies are the newest members of the Arizona Technology Council board of directors after being elected unanimously to serve three-year terms at the quarterly board meeting in January. “This group of dynamic leaders has worked in Arizona’s technology community for many years and knows what it takes to advance … [More]

Mini-themes Are Part of Magazine’s Move to Blog

by Don Rodriguez

Bio. Fintech. Energy. Smart Cities. Those are just a few of the themes that have been covered recently in TechConnect, the magazine launched by the Arizona Technology Council nearly 15 years ago to cover the state’s science and technology industry. But it’s time to hit the reset button. The Council and its publishing partner, the Arizona Commerce Authority, are transitioning … [More]