Phoenix Export Champion of the Year

Global ChamberĀ® Awarded Phoenix Export Champion of the Year

Published Wednesday, June 24, 2015 3:00 pm

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (June 19, 2015). – Global Chamber®, an organization dedicated to engaging leaders, companies and communities in more successful cross-border trade and investment, has been selected as the 2015 “Export Champion of the Year” by the City of Phoenix at the inaugural “Mayor’s Export Awards”.

Global Chamber® works tirelessly to help exporters be more successful with their cross border growth, more quickly,” said Hank Marshall, Economic Development Executive Officer, City of Phoenix. “We’re pleased to recognize their global skills, collaboration and connecting capabilities, to help companies grow across the world.”

“Today we recognize Global Chamber® for supporting companies in their transition from being ‘export curious’ to ‘export serious’,” said Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton.

The prestigious award was presented to Global Chamber® by Mayor Greg Stanton at this year’s 16th annual Global Links Business Outlook Luncheon hosted by Sister Cities Phoenix on June 17th. Global Chamber® was recognized for closing the resource gap that organizations face when expanding globally by providing key services and support for its members, sponsors and partners around the world.








“This is an extra special honor because of the global business progress Mayor Stanton and his team are making”, said Doug Bruhnke, CEO/founder of Global Chamber®. “Global Chamber is a growing network of 500 metros around the world, headquartered in Metro Phoenix, supporting companies growing across borders.”

The world’s first collaborative ‘global’ chamber of commerce offers member access to resources such as in-person and virtual international business events, an online global career center, mentoring, consulting, trusted connections, training, video content and more. Global business happens faster and with less risk when you’ve got support and you’re doing business with people you know, like and trust.

Also receiving awards from Mayor Stanton were EXOS for “Service Exporter of the Year”, APS BioGroup for “Product Exporter of the Year”, Arizona Commerce Authority for “Export Service Provider of the Year” (Public Sector) and JPMORGAN Chase for “Export Service Provider of the Year” (Private Sector).









Read the complete article on InBusiness Magazine here.


Created in 1972, Phoenix Sister Cities, Inc. is an award-winning nonprofit organization focused on cultural and business opportunities, resources and education. The organization facilitates a powerful global network via formal city-to-city agreements with 10 sister cities:  Grenoble, France; Prague, Czech Republic; Calgary, Canada; Catania, Italy; Ramat-Gan, Israel; Hermosillo, Mexico; Himeji, Japan; Taipei, Taiwan; Chengdu, China; and Ennis, Ireland. These invaluable partnerships offer a forum for fostering mutual understanding, friendship and peace through cultural, social, economic and educational exchanges including the Youth Ambassador Exchange Program. Phoenix Sister Cities has a public-private partnership with the City of Phoenix and all programs and exchanges are privately funded. For more information, visit


Global Chamber® is a thriving and collaborating community of CEOs, executives and professionals in 500 metros taking on the world of global business. Our millions of trusted resources, followers and connections in over 5,000 cities support members growing globally by filling in the gaps that happen across borders. For more information on the Global Chamber® and membership, please visit