Global Chamber® has started a series of weekly articles about our chapters around the world, and one of the recent ones was on Jeffrey Campos, executive director for Global Chamber® Denver, Colorado, USA. We spoke to Campos about why he joined Global Chamber and what inspires him to help members and collaborating organizations to succeed.
“Global Chamber protects and furthers the members’ interests by improving the business climate in their city, metro, region and globally,” says Campos. “We do that by helping each member succeed — through connections, information, education, trade missions, whatever it takes to further their progress. Every organization has unfilled opportunities, and for those that are open to growing, we discover those and help fill in what’s missing to support their business growth.
“I joined the Global Chamber team after visiting an event in another city and watching how companies were connecting to opportunities right there, live. That’s powerful because companies always have gaps and can benefit from even one more great introduction — to a partner, customer or service provider.”
Campos has been steadily building Global Chamber Denver to advance the success of each member. One favorite recent success story is Lynx Global Intelligence, which has ties to Arizona State University — its founder is an alumnus! Lynx joined our global tribe to make more global connections and gain assistance in two areas: an upcoming Cuba Trade Delegation and pineapple seeds. What a combination, right? Our members are involved in just about everything related to global business!
Campos met with Lynx and discussed options for the growth of its business project and to discuss how Global Chamber could help it. The results in its two main areas of interest helped Lynx make connections, gain exposure and solve its needs regarding pineapple seeds. On Cuba, Campos and Global Chamber made introductions to connect organizations to Lynx in order to explore new business opportunities. Along the way Global Chamber New Orleans introduced the Lynx team to a person at the Port of New Orleans to help guide them to opportunities in Cuba for its exporter clients. Campos and his Global Chamber chapter in Denver hosted a multi-metro, virtual and land-based “Why Cuba” Trade Delegation event that exposed interested business leaders in Denver, Phoenix, Chicago, Miami — and worldwide — to Cuba business opportunities. Lynx was also featured in a podcast at a regional radio station where their CEO discussed business and opportunities in Cuba.
Regarding the business of pineapple seeds, Lynx needed to find a reliable producer of MD2 pineapple seeds in Central America to source for a partner in East Africa. Global Chamber connected Lynx with a pineapple genetics organization in Central America that works with the MD2 seeds, which was a perfect fit. Unusual? Sure. But every member has a unique set of requirements that we seek to understand and then help where we can.
“We welcome organizations to join Global Chamber because our team cares, asks questions and can help — not just locally, but regionally and globally,” says Campos. “The connections we have, particularly in other metros, is a unique asset for companies to tap into — to learn and to grow. Working as executive director of Global Chamber Denver has helped me help our members be more successful, and that helps people and our community.”
Watch our space here in In Business Magazine and social media to see more success stories from around the world of our members having an impact, growing business and being global and UNSTOPPABLE!
Alexandra Verhein is the Marketing Intern at Global Chamber®