• 30 Jul 2016 by Doug Bruhnke

    This week we were honored to host the annual Phoenix Sister Cities Youth Ambassador wrap-up, featuring regional global business leaders and the youth ambassadors.... from Phoenix having lived in a Sister City, and from Sister Cities, having lived this summer in Phoenix.

    Congratulations Bethany Bennick and Phoenix Sister Cities for being recognized as the top youth ambassador program within Sister Cities in the US! This program helps dozens of students every year have an international experience that they will never forget... shaping their world view.

    Thank you also to our regional leaders who shared their story.

    First Olenka Cullinan of Rising Tycoons shared how global youth became the cornerstone of what she does, exposing teens to ideas and leaders that help them become successful entrepreneurs.

    Then Ty Richardson of Global Chamber Trinidad & Tobago talked about how he left a high-level corporate job at age 28 to start his own professional youth association, and now leading Global Chamber in the Caribbean.

    Then Dan Schweiker, Co-Chairman of China Mist Iced Teas, talked about how a student exchange in Germany changed everything. Dan is now running for city council of Scottsdale after may years with a similar role in Paradise Valley.

    And finally we heard from the students... what they learned, what surprised them and what they'll be taking with them going forward. Many are interested in business, and so we hope many will be part of the global tribe in the future.

    Would you like to learn more, including having your child apply for next year's program?

    For more information go to Phoenix Sister Cities - YAET. Thank you!


  • 06 Jul 2016 by Doug Bruhnke

    Global Chamber® Phoenix works to raise the level of excellence in the cross-border 'soft' skills of our members. It's a life-long process!

    The incomparable Gloria Petersen, an original member of the global tribe, proved once again with her recent presentation that old dogs can learn new tricks..

    At a recent Lunch and Learn at Global Chamber, Gloria encouraged the active participation of the executives and business owners who attended this first Global Chamber® etiquette seminar.

    Read more in this Blog:post at Media Matters etc by Adele Hodge: HERE

    Thank you, Gloria!

  • 03 Jul 2016 by Doug Bruhnke

    Global Chamber hosted a delegation from across Latin America that included business and government leaders at our global headquarters.

    Leaders discussing trade and finance included representatives from Cuba, Venezuela, Mexico, Bolivia, Panama, Costa Rica, Paraguay and Peru.

    Each country leader shared their perspectives on opportunities with their country. We'll be staying in touch!

    One of the great values of being part of the global tribe is that we do events like this, have contacts to millions of executives, professionals and leaders across the globe.... and we connect members to new business opportunities every day.

    Many thanks to the U.S. State Department and their International Visitors Leadership Program, adminstered by Global Ties US, and Global Ties AZ locally. We're honored to participate in opportunities like this over the years. Consequently Global Chamber members gain more access to leaders all over the world whether they attend or not!

    Thank you to our collaborating partner Promexico for attending as well... and members interested in business with Latin America.

    Read more about the specific leaders HERE.