Phoenix Not Afraid of the World

Mayor Greg Stanton Fearlessly Exclaims 'Go Global!"

Published Thursday, October 30, 2014

Amidst nearly unprecedented paranoia among Americans about the world - with fear about immigrants, terrorism, Ebola and more - a small band of global business practitioners are introducing Global Chamber this Wednesday at Phoenix City Hall - saying that NOW is the time to go and grow globally. Really!

"When everyone is saying don't go, it's generally the time to GO, fast!", said Doug Bruhnke, CEO/founder of Global Chamber. He's been operating a global business organization for the past 7 years known as Arizona International Growth Group (AZIGG) and is bewildered by how too many Americans view the world - at a time of unprecedented global business opportunity.

"Thank you to regional leaders like Mayor Greg Stanton, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema and Rep. Matt Salmon who all 'get it' - that over 95% of the world's population is somewhere else, and all of us need to be engaged aggressively taking a bite out of the opportunity. It's important for our community to tap into that wealth, and it's important for the world because cross border business increases wealth and understanding everywhere. All good!", said Bruhnke

The launch of the Global Chamber is November 5th, 10-11am at Phoenix City Hall with Mayor Greg Stanton and a special line-up of speakers who will highlight what's right about global business and Metro Phoenix. The event is free, and will be located in the atrium of City Hall. More here on the 11/5 Global Chamber Launch:

Speakers include the following, and the Musical Instrument Museum will bring a variety of global instruments that attendees can play in the global celebration.

Mayor Greg Stanton: "Global Initiatives"

Doug Bruhnke, CEO - Global Chamber: "It Takes a Village"

Mexico Consul General Roberto Rodriguez: "Hola Global"

Kyle Walker, Principal & Managing Partner - Green Card Fund: "Investment"

Lee Benson, CEO - ETW & Able Engineering: "Exporting"

Sophia Ewing, Regional Lead - Peace Corps: "Globally Engage"

Maureen O'Brien, Dev. Director - Musical Instrument Museum: "Culture"