Global Is Good

by Doug Bruhnke 

“Global” doesn’t get the love that “local” does, but it should. Only 1 in 100 U.S. companies exports to global markets, where 85% of new business opportunities are. That means 99 out of 100 U.S. companies compete for only 15% of available opportunities. That results in only 12% of U.S. Gross Domestic Product being exports, whereas countries that embrace global and compete … [More]

Global Chamber® Events

by Alicia Dominguez

At Global Chamber®, we have many signature events coming up this summer, fall and ongoing. Women in Global Leadership – These are signature events at Global Chamber, ongoing from our early days, spotlighting women leaders and their challenges and opportunities.  International State of the Metro – Discussing how well a region is becoming more global, including with … [More]

Doing Business in … Asia

by Alexandra Scott and Hailey Jiwon Baek 

Global Chamber® is growing in 525 metropolitan areas around the world, and this summer we took extra steps to grow in key Asian countries, including Japan, South Korea, India and China. In Japan, we identified 12 more chapters besides Tokyo, from Fukuoka in the south (Kyushu) to Sapporo in the north (Hokkaido). We’re meeting with leaders in all the cities to ramp up the … [More]

Doing Business in … Mexico and Latin America

by Cesar Trabanco 

We have regular events both in English and Spanish for our members located in Mexico and across Latin America. We’ve begun events around the world in other languages, too, although most of our activities, especially the virtual globinars, are in English.  Last month, among our launched chapters was San Salvador, El Salvador, and Carolina Moreira, executive director of Global … [More]

Adapting Research & Development to the New World

by Maimun Mustafa 

Research & Development approaches as we’ve known them can no longer provide the needed results in today’s dynamic, “VUCA” (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) global business ecosystem. Improving R&D approaches is an absolute necessity. Leaders must become more aware of faster changes, and subsequently to be nimble and stay one step ahead, using technologies that … [More]

Global Chamber at Thunderbird

by Yvonne Luker 

Global Chamber® has moved our global headquarters into the new headquarters of Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Over the past few months, we have held in-person and virtual events that continue our global business activities, and have introduced our global tribe to Thunderbird through CEO/Dean Sanjeev Khagram, who spoke to our members about the … [More]

Just Say NO to Networking

by Cesar Trabanco 

We don’t require members of Global Chamber to “network” in order to find new clients and resources. That can feel like a needle in a haystack adventure and isn’t productive unless it is designed properly. Networking can be useful for younger leaders as they build their networks, but should it be necessary for more experienced leaders? Not always.  The alternative? … [More]

Intel, Arizona and Asia in Semi-Conductor

by Doug Bruhnke 

We held a special event on “Semiconductor Security and Supply Chain: Global Investments and the View from Japan” with the support of Thunderbird and the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles. Thank you, Consul General Muto, for your leadership on many fronts. You may watch the program on the Global Chamber YouTube channel. The promise of rising investment from Japan, … [More]

Juneteenth and Global Opportunities 

by Dana Austin 

Juneteenth is a national holiday in the United States and one in which there is an opportunity to educate the world about the end of slavery in the U.S. Slavery officially ended in Galveston, Texas, two years after President Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves. So this year we held a first conversation at Global Chamber® about Juneteenth — a remembrance, a celebration and a … [More]

Warmth, Resilience and Growth

by Doug Bruhnke

Most of us wish to grow our business, but the world can be a cold, uncooperative place. So, at Global Chamber®, we provide warm introductions every day for members to gain new clients, assisting them in their growth across metro regions and borders. Warmth means we know who we’re introducing, and it’s a thoughtful connection. That all helps ensure that more than 90% of the time … [More]

Doing Business in…

by Cesar Trabanco 

Global Chamber® has members everywhere around the world, and that gives us a unique ability to help companies reach every corner of the world. Few businesses, like Coca-Cola and Apple, wish to literally be everywhere, but nonetheless we help in every metro and town because you never know where members will need help. To assist doing business everywhere, in the past few months … [More]

Book Authors in the Global Tribe

by Yvonne Luker

We recently concluded the 2nd series of globinars featuring book authors at Global Chamber®. These members have been providing tips and techniques for writing your next book! Whether your next book is number one or 25 (for member Lon Safko), each author can do better and be more effective the next time time with help from the global tribe. By ourselves we can move forward … [More]

Global Chamber Event Planning 2022

by Yvonne Luker

As of this writing, COVID is still with us, and, after nearly two years, illnesses are going strong. Global Chamber® found the switch to virtual events fairly seamless, holding more than 500 events last year. Since most of our members wish to grow business in more than one metro region, and often in other countries as well, virtual meetups and globinars are an effective way of … [More]

Just Do It. Don’t Try.

by Doug Bruhnke

“Don’t try” is the two-word suggestion engraved on the headstone of Charles “Hank” Bukowsky. Charles was a writer and artist with the ability to condense complex ideas into simple sentences. He was NOT asking us NOT to try. In fact, just the opposite. He’s one of three inspirations for how we help Global Chamber® members every day. Number one for me is the memory of my … [More]

New Home at Thunderbird

by Doug Bruhnke

We’ve moved our global headquarters into new quarters in Downtown Phoenix at the new Thunderbird School of Global Management. This is a collaboration made in heaven, with two organizations that are focused on helping companies succeed through the smart implementation of global business strategy. Thunderbird has been an inspiration in the development of Global Chamber, starting … [More]

Why Every Exporter Should Be in Global Chamber

by Doug Bruhnke

Member success further inspires us to come in every day to make more warm introductions and continuously improve our services. Thank you, members, for the inspiration! That’s important because a lot can go wrong when you’re doing global business, including the 10 issues below (a partial list)! A firm’s initial “accidental export” turns into a strategy to expand sales in … [More]

“Trust Me”: Something We Can Count On?

by Doug Bruhnke

The ways in which businesspeople connect with others is being transformed through digital technologies amidst the rigors of COVID and widespread public distrust. How can we establish and grow trust to successfully drive business growth and the world’s digital transformation? How can we shape systems in a fully digitized and integrated economy? These were questions that we … [More]

Expand and Retain Top Talent while Growing Globally

by Natali Oprya

Companies face organizational changes from their global expansion, corporate restructuring and international mergers and acquisitions. One of the key issues that needs to be addressed during the reshuffling is global workforce management. We always want to come out with each new hire as getting an award-winning contributor. When going through acquisition, opening or … [More]

Clubhouse and the Global Tribe Club

by Yvonne Luker

Are you on Clubhouse yet? Clubhouse (www.joinclubhouse.com) is a new and engaging way to speak with new connections around the community and world. It can be a wonderful way to find new clients, resources and partners to grow your business. Global Chamber® has been in Clubhouse the past few months, and now our presence is primarily through the “Global Tribe Club,” with rooms … [More]

Foreign Investment in Arizona

by Yvonne Luker

In the past couple of months, Global Chamber® has held two significant events in collaboration with regional business and government leaders that spotlighted growth opportunities in Arizona for foreign companies and investors and the international business opportunity overall. The cities of Phoenix, Surprise, Scottsdale and Peoria, especially, are leading the way to support … [More]

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