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  • 12 Jan 2017 by Marcus Carr

    Global Chamber Austin is Different...

    Whether your company is growing around the metro or the world, tap into deals that are increasingly happening through Global Chamber® every day. Don't be left out... Join here today!

    Do business in one metro - Join a local chamber. 
    Do business in multiple metros - Join Global Chamber!

    We are the world's first chamber of commerce focused on helping companies connect to grow across borders in 525 metro areas, from A to Z, Abuja to Zagreb, More


    Success story - “Valuable Connections” for U.S. Department of State

    Need: Access to an organization where participants of their YSEALI Professional Fellows Program could work for a month. A guarantee that their Fellows will get exposure to American businesses and government agencies.

    Plan of Action: Contact Global Chamber® for a collaboration in this program and plan on how two of the Fellows would spend a month working at Global Chamber®.

    Results: Nia Febriyanti (Indonesia) and Chansamai Phommachan (Laos) worked for a month at Global Chamber® where they were able to learn about business operations in the U.S. and also made valuable connections like Kevin Hull (BMO Harris), Hank Marshall and Mayor Stanton (City of Phoenix).


    Participate with the Global Tribe!

    Participation is key! Attend and/or sponsor events, join committees, offer your services and get involved. Consider investing in advertising on our website or newsletter to promote your business. Connect with us today and don't be left out... Join the Global Tribe.

    Marcus Carr - Executive Director * austin.globalchamber.org * O: 512-501-4542 

     

  • 30 Dec 2016 by Marcus Carr

    Global Chamber® Austin provides the business opportunities you seek for success in 2017...

    Are you serious about business growth in 2017? Do you want to be part of a successful organization that has a proven track record? Read the success story below about the deals that are increasingly happening through Global Chamber® membership. Join today here!

     

     

     

    “New Clients” for Polsinelli
    Polsinelli is a law firm in the United States headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. The firm currently has more than 750 attorneys in 17 offices.

    Need: More clients in different metro areas, More connections to global businesses.

    Plan of Action: Join Global Chamber® as a Sponsor, Participate in Global Chamber® events, Expand their Sponsorship to more metro areas.  

    Results: Increased global business connections as a result of their active engagement in multiple Global Chamber® Metro areas. Grew business opportunities by promoting their expertise in international law. throughout the ‘global tribe.’

     

    Whether you're growing around the Central Texas region or the world, tap into the deals that are increasingly happening through Global Chamber®. We have connections and information for you to grow your business successfully in 2017.

    Marcus Carr - Executive Director

    austin.globalchamber.org

    O: 512-501-4542

  • 29 Dec 2016 by Marcus Carr

    Have More Business Success in the New Year!

    Global Chamber® Austin provides business resources you seek in 2017...
    Are you serious about business growth in 2017? Do you want to be part of a successful organization that has a proven track record? Read the success story below about the deals that are increasingly happening through Global Chamber® membership. Join today!

     

     

     

    “Access to Executives” for Thunderbird School of Global Management

    Need: Exposure to international businesses, Connect with global executives, 

    Plan of Action: Become a Global Chamber® Sponsor, Host Global Chamber® event at Thunderbird, Post on the Global Chamber® blog, Logo and links in Global Chamber® newsletters

    Results: Hosting a Global Chamber® event and receiving warm introductions to global business leaders, Thunderbird introduced their program to their target market and made the much needed strategic business connections.

     

    Whether you're growing around the Central Texas region or the world, tap into the deals that are increasingly happening through Global Chamber®. We have connections and information for you to grow your business successfully in 2017.

    Marcus Carr - Executive Director
    austin.globalchamber.org
    O: 512-501-4542

  • 29 Nov 2016 by Marcus Carr

    USTDA Welcomes 25 New Making Global Local Partners

    The U.S. Trade and Development Agency just announced that 25 Global Chamber chapters have joined its Making Global Local initiative. Since launching Making Global Local, USTDA has forged innovative partnerships with 85 state, city and local business development and trade promotion organizations across 32 states and the District of Columbia, making it the Agency's largest domestic outreach campaign to date. Global Chamber Austin chapter is now added to the list of partners for this initiative.

    MAKING GLOBAL LOCAL (MGL)

    Making Global Local is an initiative designed to connect towns and cities across the country with USTDA's export-promoting programs. Over the past few years, U.S. companies have increasingly targeted emerging economies as export destinations. Given its unique role, USTDA is perfectly positioned to support U.S. businesses interested in entering or expanding their presence in developing and middle-income countries.

    About USTDA

    The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. 

    About Global Chamber

    The Global Chamber mission is to engage executives and regional leaders in more successful cross-border trade and investment to accelerate global business growth, increase community success and change the world. We’re the first Chamber of Commerce focused on growing cross-border trade and investment in a collaborative way across 500 primary metro areas and over 5,000 cities around the world. Visit the Global Chamber Austin website for membership information or call (512) 501-4542.

  • 14 Nov 2016 by Marcus Carr

    Get to Know Members of the Global Chamber® Global Tribe

    Multilingual Connections is a Chicago-area, woman-owned company that helps you engage your multilingual markets and expand your global reach through professional translation, transcription and interpretation services in over 75 languages. They are small enough to provide high-touch service, and large enough to handle any size project. Contact Multilingual Connections to help you better connect with your next audience! 

    Professional Translations
    Looking to translate your websites, Elearning modules, legal contracts, marketing materials and employee handbooks? Our professional and certified translators work in over 75 languages. 

    Audio and Video Transcription
    Looking for accurate and professional transcripts of your foreign language focus groups, earnings calls, documentaries, legal proceedings and medical research? Our multilingual certified transcription people are here to help. 

    Live Interpreting
    Looking for in-person or over the phone interpretation for meetings, conferences, webinars, trainings and employee reviews? Our professional interpreters ensure seamless communication. 

    Contact Multilingual Connections to help you better connect with your next audience! CLICK HERE FOR WEBSITE 

  • 08 Nov 2016 by Global Chamber

    Global Chamber® members can enter new countries and markets very fast without having to establish a registered business entity. With their world headquarters located in Austin TX, Safeguard World International facilitates rapid global expansion and assumes the risk of employment for their business clients. SGWI becomes the single point of contact to handle all employment related compliance, cultural, legal, administrative, financial and time zone related issues.

    Bjorn Reynolds (Pictured) 

    Founder & Chief Guardian (otherwise known as CEO)

    VISIT SGWI at http://www.safeguardworld.com/

  • 14 Sep 2016 by Marcus Carr

     

    iTexico is a global software technology company that focuses on helping businesses with mobile development throughout a project’s life cycle through nearshore outsourcing.

    The company was founded by seasoned entrepreneurs in 2010 and has its headquarters in Austin, Texas, a regional office in Silicon Valley, and a wholly owned software development and delivery center in Guadalajara, Mexico. Since 2011, iTexico has experienced 500% growth and maintains strong business partnerships with many large-scale tech companies, including Appcelerator, Kofax, IBM, Xamarin, and Microsoft. iTexico employs more than 120+ professionally trained mobile and cloud developers and provides dedicated teams for mobile and cloud development, testing, and support. The company has developed an innovative Extended Team as a Service (eTaaS™) model that allows clients to build a team, including project managers, analysts, and developers, that they can utilize when they need it and for the time they need it. While being fast and affordable, iTexico produces the best possible nearshore outsourcing solutions. Even after the development is complete, iTexico provides businesses with continued support, allowing companies to quickly update and expand existing mobile applications with a team that already understands their needs and priorities.

    RECENT NEWS: iTexico is proud to be named Austin’s 2016 Fast 50 for the second year in a row. As one of the city’s Top 50 fastest-growing companies, this award demonstrates our commitment to our community, as well as to global innovation in nearshoring, fullstack services, and mobile development.

    For the second time, iTexico appears on the Inc. 5000 list, with Three-Year Sales Growth of 302%. iTexico Ranks No. #1278 on the 2016 Inc. 5000 List. 

    Anurag Kumar is CEO & Co-Founder of iTexico. He is an experienced global technology and management professional with a talent for finding innovative solutions to complex business problems and building and growing businesses. He is skilled at forming and managing globally distributed teams and motivating them to focus on customer needs and revenue generating activities. Anurag has extensive experience working with and for companies that range in size from the Global 500 to pre-investment startups. As an entrepreneur, He has started 5 high-tech companies, including MSC, UniComp, venture-funded MediaPrise, Connectione and now iTexico. Anurag has held leadership positions at TCS, KPMG, IBM and Dell. He was the CEO of two India-based services companies, Cressanda and Shergroup India. He is a former Vistage Small Business CEO Chair. He holds Engineering degrees from IIT Delhi and Wayne State University and an MBA from Michigan State University. 

    Visit iTexico online at www.itexico.com 

  • 01 Nov 2016 by Marcus Carr

    The U.S. immigration system places many hurdles in front of U.S. companies looking to hire international professionals, as well as foreign national investors and entrepreneurs. This seminar provided by the City of Austin's Small Business Program (SBP) at no cost, will discuss the immigration options available for U.S. businesses looking to grow their companies with international talent and examine the issues foreign entrepreneurs face in obtaining visas to establish and work their startups in the U.S. Click here to register 

  • 11 Oct 2016 by Marcus Carr

    One of the real barriers to growing across borders is finding more customers, distributors, agents and partners who you know like and trust. If you were selling just across town it would be a lot easier. Talk to you local friends, find some folks to speak with, have a coffee with them, and do business. That's not scalable across the country and world. You need a network of people you know, like and trust across the borders where you wish to expand business.

    Global Chamber® Austin is the only chamber with multiple locations around the world, each one with a global business leader, offering business services for companies growing global. I look forward to helping connect you with new companies across borders, reaching other global metro areas and find your best new customers and partners. READ MORE

    Contact me today and let's set up a time to talk!

  • 23 Sep 2016 by Marcus Carr

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    (In the picture above left to right is Hermisillo Mexico)

    We have been busy at Global Chamber® Austin the past several months creating a great new business program that will be important for your business growth. Schedule some time soon for a quick phone call to discuss where to go from here!

    Remember... We ARE Different! We're the only chamber with multiple locations around the world, each one with a global business leader, offering business services for companies growing global. I look forward to helping connect you with new companies across borders, reaching other global metro areas and find your best new customers and partners. Contact me today and let's set up a time to talk! 

  • 31 Dec 2015 by Marcus Carr

    Hi, I’m Marcus Carr, Executive Director of Global Chamber Austin. I am excited to announce that Global Chamber has landed in Austin Texas! My team has already started connecting member companies to businesses and organizations around the world, bringing new opportunities to them and the Austin metro area.

    Global Chamber is the only organization in the world that helps companies grow beyond all borders - from one metro area to all other metro areas, collaborating with regional organizations around the globe to build new opportunities for them and their community.

    Contact me directly to learn more about how you can grow your business within and out from metro Austin through our Global Chamber connections and other services.

    I am looking forward to working with you to grow globally!

     

    Marcus Carr

    Executive Director, Global Chamber Austin

    Marcus@globalchamber.org