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  • 01 Nov 2016

     

    Global Chamber Celebrates

    1 Year in Baltimore!

     

    On November 1, 2015, one year ago, Global Chamber began its journey in the Baltimore region to help businesses engage in more successful cross-border trade and investment. When we started, we were already part of a growing and thriving worldwide Global Chamber organization, however in the Baltimore/Washington region, we were literally an "unknown." Now 365 days later, things have changed. Our roots have taken hold, and we are helping to make a difference for businesses in the region. What an exciting year it has been!  

    As the leader of Global Chamber® Baltimore I have witnessed so many accomplishments over the past 12 months. We built some successful collaborative relationships with business organizations and other chambers, and we developed good working relationships with many government agencies supporting global business, including the Maryland Department of Commerce, the U.S. Export Assistance Center in Baltimore, the Small Business Administration, the Maryland/DC DEC, and EXIM Bank. 

    We grew our membership too, which now includes small, medium, and large size companies from a variety of industries, and we helped these member companies to make useful business connections and grow via the resources and services offered through the Global Chamber network locally and worldwide. Our Global Chamber Baltimore members received the opportunity to speak to global audiences through Global Chamber's virtual events, as well as engage in Global Chamber's online communities for discussions about industries or parts of the world where they have business interest.

    During the year, Global Chamber Baltimore brought global business leaders and professionals together on a regular basis for content and conversation about global business. We held several speaking events to educate local businesses on global topics and we introduced "Global Connect After Work" our networking events. With our newsletters, frequent social media postings, and global events calendar, we helped to keep the local community informed about Global Chamber events, as well as trade missions, programs, and other global sessions offered in the region. We created a place where small and medium sized companies can engage in the global business community and learn about exporting and international business.

    And while all this was going on in Baltimore, I witnessed global business successes taking place throughout the world, thanks to Global Chamber worldwide. I watched the Global Chamber organization grow from 10 to 100 active metro chapters globally and add regional desks and global advisors to cover 196 countries.

    Yes, it's been an amazing start-up year for Global Chamber Baltimore! I am proud of what we accomplished so far and I look forward to accomplishing even more next year as we continue to help the Baltimore region strengthen its global mindset and grow globally. 

    I would like to thank the following organizations for their efforts since our journey began one year ago:

    • Global Chamber Baltimore's Board of Advisors for their dedication, advice, and hard work
    • Global Chamber Headquarters Team in Arizona and my Global Chamber colleagues around the world for all their support
    • Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship in Howard County for allowing Global Chamber Baltimore to call the MCE home

    I am excited and ready to start Year 2 with the Global Tribe!  I invite you to engage with us in Baltimore or around the world, as a member, sponsor, or collaborator.

    By working together we  accomplishment more!

    Be global and UNSTOPPABLE!â„ 

    All the best,

     

    LeAnn Young

    Executive Director, Global Chamber Baltimore

     To learn more about Global Chamber Baltimore, CLICK HERE.

     

  • 19 Oct 2016

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Global Chamber® Baltimore invites you to our next global networking event on Wednesday, October 19, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, at the Johnny Sanchez Restaurant at the Horseshoe Baltimore Casino. Join exporters, importers, educators, investors and global business service providers for connections, content, and conversation about global business. 

    This growing global community is for small, medium, and large-sized businesses from all industries, and for anyone interested in the global economy. Global Connect After Work welcomes experienced global business leaders and any businesses starting their global journeys. 

    Global Chamber Baltimore can help you engage in global business in the Baltimore Washington region, as well as help you grow your business in up to 500+ metros throughout the world. 

    Come out and join us! You will definitely leave the evening with valuable information, fresh ideas, and new relationships that will help you expand your business to new markets.

    Please register in advance. $15 non-members; $10 members. Cash payments also accepted at the door.

    See you tonight!

    Be global and UNSTOPPABLE! 

    REGISTER

  • 01 Nov 2016

     

    Welcome

    Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

    Our Newest Global Chamber Baltimore Collaborator

     

     

    Global Chamber® Baltimore welcomes the Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MAHCC) as our newest official collaborating partner. We look forward to working with them to help companies grow and engage in more successful cross-border trade and investment.

    As a regional organization, the MAHCC advocates for economic, workforce and community development, and helps lead efforts to unify and strengthen Hispanic and non-Hispanic businesses in the Mid-Atlantic region. Internationally, the organization supports fair, open and competitive global commerce and greater economic collaboration between the United States and Latin America. 

    Some of their activities include:

    • Promoting economic development in general, and helping members start, grow, finance and manage their businesses
    • Providing personalized, high-value services to our members in order to reduce entry barriers that hinder new business formation and to increase access to new markets here and abroad;Expanding training opportunities for present and future entrepreneurs
    • Advocating for increased workforce preparedness in management, science, technology, mathematics, engineering and business management, particularly within the Hispanic and other minority communities
    • Helping to gain access to capital for members who would like to start new businesses or expand existing ones
    • Advancing the overall socio-economic and political interests of the Hispanic community and of women and minorities in general.

     For the past ten years, they have worked diligently to:

    • Help entrepreneurs start or expand their own businesses
    • Encourage the growth of existing businesses through implementation of better business practices
    • Advise local, state, and federal elected and appointed officials on small businesses and on workforce and community development issues
    • Help make the Mid-Atlantic region a better place to live, work, and do business for all
       

    To learn more about the Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, please visit their visit website.  MAHCC Website

     

  • 04 Oct 2016

    Small Business Exporter Round Table 

    Resources for Small and Minority & Woman-owned Businesses

    Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

    36 South Charles Street, 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD


     

    On October 12, 2016, please join Global Chamber® Baltimore and EXIM Bank for a small business exporter round table discussion for local Maryland companies and minority and women-owned businesses (MWOB). EXIM, the official export credit agency of the United States, supports small and MWOB's by supporting their unique exporting needs, such as access to financing and risk mitigation. The discussion will focus on EXIM's financing products as well as government officials who will discuss how their products and services help small business owners expand sales. 

    This global business round table will take place on October 12, from 1:30 - 3:30 pm, at 36 South Charles Street, 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD.

     

    Special Guest Speaker

    Wanda Felton, Vice Chair, EXIM Bank

     

    Wanda Felton is the Vice Chair at the Export-Import Bank. She travels extensively to promote American exports and helped U.S. companies penetrate international markets and develop pragmatic financing solutions to win sales. Ms. Felton is on the team of economic deputies that advises National Security Staff on trade and investment. She has voted on more than $30 billion global financing and policy matters during her tenure at EXIM Bank. 

    Ms. Felton joined EXIM Bank after a 25-year career in investment banking and private equity fundraising. She has held senior positions at Jefferies, Credit Suisse, and Hamilton Lane Advisors. Ms. Felton was at the forefront of bringing patient capital to emerging markets and helped launch two of the largest global emerging markets private equity platforms. She earned her B.A. at the University of Pennsylvania and her MBA at Harvard Business School..

     

    Additional Featured Speakers 

    Brian Castleberry, Maryland Department of Commerce

    William Houck, U.S. Small Business Administration  

    Carla Menendez McManus, US Export Assistance Center

     

    Learn More 

     

    Reserve Ticket - Seats are limited

     

    REGISTER