Global Chamber is pleased to announce that it has launched a full-service chapter to serve the Baltimore/Washington region. Known as Global Chamber® Baltimore/Washington, this chapter joins more than 120 Global Chamber chapters around the world in helping organizations engage in more successful cross border trade and investment. This new chapter covers Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia.
Global Chamber Baltimore/Washington is lead by Executive Director, LeAnn Young, and Deputy Director, Lawrence Brill. LeAnn has directed Global Chamber® Baltimore for the past 16 months and now will take the helm for the entire region. Together, LeAnn and Lawrence have more than 50 years of global business experience in the public and private sectors.
“With such a integrated metropolitan region, it makes sense to bring the organization together under one umbrella”, says LeAnn Young. “We found that companies from DC, Northern Virginia and Maryland were already joining Global Chamber Baltimore and benefiting from the many great resources and contacts we have available.”
Global Chamber is an organization focused on supporting global business and expanding trade. The organization provides assistance for small, mid-sized and large businesses and it helps organizations with a local focus, like chambers, associations, and city and county develop teams, to extend their reach to the world.
“Our goal at Global Chamber is help companies make their global journey easier and less risky,” says Doug Bruhnke, CEO of Global Chamber worldwide. “The targeted warm introductions we provide through our Global Chamber network and through our partners, sponsors, and collaborators, open many new doors for our members, allowing them to be smarter about international business and shorten the runway in doing business across borders." EXIM Bank, the United States Trade and Development Association (USTDA) are just two of many global business organizations with which Global Chamber partners.
With 95% of the world’s purchasing located located outside of the United States, Africa becoming the fastest growing market, and a middle class in Asia of 525 million people, there is plenty of opportunity for American businesses to grow through international sales of products and services. Says Lawrence Brill, “we are looking forward to helping organizations in the Baltimore/Washington region to be more successful globally. Our work not only helps businesses to grow, but our local economy as well”. In addition to helping exporters, Global Chamber works with companies who are involved in importing and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).
Global Chamber offers its members a variety of services, including local and virtual events about global business, and access to global business communities, jobs, and resources, through its online worldwide member portal. In the Baltimore/Washington metro, Global Chamber plans to hold events around the region that focus on topics that make sense for the local global business community. Membership in Global Chamber is worldwide. The organization is on track to grow to 525 metros worldwide by 2020.
Global Chamber Baltimore/Washington’s office is located 9250 Bendix Road, N., Columbia, Maryland. For more information about Global Chamber Baltimore/Washington, please visit baltimore-washington.globalchamber.org, and call 410.630.9058 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About Global Chamber®
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. Global Chamber visit http://www.globalchamber.org or call 1-888-476-9845.