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  • 01 Jun 2017

    Global Chamber New Mexico Presents: A League of Extraordinaires; How to Grow Your Business Beyond New Mexico and Go Global


    Come spend an afternoon and learn from some of the best business minds in New Mexico.  We will be hosting a live event on June 22nd, 3:00pm at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North, located at 5151 San Francisco Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109.  

     
    Learn from a panel of 4 leading business professionals who successfully started a local business and grew it very successfully beyond the borders of New Mexico and went global.  We will be moderating pre-determined questions as well as accepting questions from the audience giving our attendees the opportunity to ask personal and up and close questions and learn how to adopt the same principles for growing their own business nationally or globally.  Tickets are $10, Seating is extremely limited.  Networking social and happy hour to follow.  Click here to register.   

     


     

     

     

     

     

     

    Steve Chavez President and CEO SC3 Mr. Chavez is the leadership behind the strength of SC3 International. Beginning with the purchase of his first company in 1995, Integrated Control Systems Inc., Mr. Chavez brings more than 25 years of construction experience on projects including government facilities, hospitals, schools, data centers, sports arenas and office complexes. Today, Chavez holds more than 12 companies and employs more than 400 in the Southwest. Chavez maintains a hands-on management role within each company while setting the highest standards of training, customer service and project management. Mr. Chavez is focused and determined to give back to the community that has supported him by making smart development decisions and driving economic change in the State of New Mexico.  
     
     

     


     

     

     

     

     

    Kristin Browning-Mezel Mezel Mods Head Honcho Kristin joined her husband and founder Tim Mezel in the start up of Mezel Mods in late 2013. The company manufacturers and sells accessories and accouterments for pinball machines. The company utilizes 3D printing technology and LED assembly to manufacture its products that are highly sought after pinball collectors and enthusiasts worldwide. The company has two full-time employees and has operations in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.  Virtually all of the companies sales occur online and approximately 20% of sales come from a global network of customers.  
    Mitchell Coven President and CEO Vitality Works, Inc. Mitch Coven, is the founder, CEO and President of Vitality Works, a privately held Nutraceutical, Dietary Supplement and Homeopathic manufacturing company in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mitch is in his 35th year as head of Vitality Works, which began in 1982. As an early educator and pioneer in the field of wellness and herbal medicine, Mitch began developing and manufacturing dietary supplement products for the natural products industry. His 180 employees produce FDA GMP compliant product in his 110,000 sq ft facility. The company growth rate is 5 times the industry norm.   
     
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    Mitchell Coven President and CEO Vitality Works, Inc.  Mitch Coven, is the founder, CEO and President of Vitality Works, a privately held Nutraceutical, Dietary Supplement and Homeopathic manufacturing company in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mitch is in his 35th year as head of Vitality Works, which began in 1982. As an early educator and pioneer in the field of wellness and herbal medicine, Mitch began developing and manufacturing dietary supplement products for the natural products industry. His 180 employees produce FDA GMP compliant product in his 110,000 sq ft facility. The company growth rate is 5 times the industry norm.

     

     

     

     

    Keith Allen West President/CEO Urban Fresh Cosmetics Keith Allen West, the Millionaire Branding Coach & self-proclaimed Mad Scientist, is an extremely successful and energetic presenter on branding, marketing and extreme retail growth strategies. Since 2014 he has reached the Inc. 500/5000 list with two of his cosmetics companies by growing revenue over 1,000%. Urban Fresh Cosmetics, grew sales from $200,000 to $3.1 million in just three years.   
    Through a series of major life events, West has become an accomplished skincare marketing expert, journalist, motivational coach and leader in the climate crisis. West is a globally recognized speaker on sustainable business success, especially within the spa and wellness industry being honored with the Top Green Spa Award from DaySpa Magazine. Former Vice President Al Gore trained West in Johannesburg, South Africa as a Climate Reality Leader to teach solutions to our climate crisis.   
    His studies in world wellness rituals earned him a Doctor of Divinity degree. His companies have been featured by BRAVO TV, HGTV, People Magazine, USA Today, VOGUE, Huffington Post, The Guardian, LA Times, NY Times, FOX, CNN, AOL, MSN, NPR and many more media outlets. His small business reality series through AOL reached 24 million. 

     

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  • 15 May 2017

    If you have lived in New Mexico very long, you have learned that not many things here are easy, especially as a business owner.   Here, you have to earn it,  Nothing is given easily or freely.  This is the land of hustle.  To grow a successful business here is challenging to say the least.  To grow a business here, and then take it national or global can seem like the magic unicorn.  On average, 86% of all business owners have an interest in building a national brand, but fewer than 26% attempt and succeed.  Why?  Most fail because they failed to gain the correct advice from someone who has been in their shoes,  Someone who has taken their company to the big show and succeeded.  But getting access to these types of people and these types of conversations is often seemingly impossible.  If you are interested in doing business in New York, you would benefit from learning from someone who is currently doing business in New York.  If you have an interest in doing business in Korea, then you should seek someone who is currently doing business in Korea.  But how do you find these people in New Mexico?  You start right here.  Welcome to the League of Extraordinaires.

    What if you had an opportunity to sit down with some of the top business minds in New Mexico who have taken their company national or global?  Our League of Extraordinaires event on June 22nd will provide a close quarters conversation with some of New Mexico's best.  Click here to learn more.

    If you are considering going national or global, there has never been a better time than right now.  Global Chamber is comprised of CEO"s and C+ level executives from over 1,300 organizations and 110 locations world wide.  You are only as strong as your tribe.  Surround yourselves with other minds of the same accord, the world awaits.  #globaltribe

     

    Bes Regards,

     

    Terry

  • 19 Apr 2017

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, you want to go global.  Worldwide.  Right?!?  Just have a look at your phone, everything is within reach and the business world is exploding with opportunity like never before.  But there's a problem, you see, a HUUUUGE problem.  Just because you see a picture on your phone and have a small description of who they are, does not mean you can create business deals with them.  Why not?  Because business is still done on a personal level  

    Personal and trusted networks are still the soul of business.  More than ever, successful global entrepreneurs are careful about who they do business with.  Not just from a professional perspective, but a personal perspective.  It's still a matter of trust  When you seek to take your company national, or global, it's critical to have a team of trusted players in the game that are all accountable and are able to execute consistently at a high level.  It's still about the reachable and trustable network.  So how do you develop a trustable global network?  Here are 3 keys:

    1. Become Engaged.  The concept and practice of global commerce is only gaining in strength and popularity and there are lots of like minded business owners who can help make great introductions for you.  There are tremendous resources locally to assist new businesses and start ups.  Global associations, start up incubators, round tables, and shared workspaces all lend to increasing a trustable network.  Get involved with other business owners who own successful national or global companies.  Most CEO's seeking to grow beyond their own borders are open to meeting new potential business contacts if referred from a trusted source.  Remember, warm introductions are still the number one way to meet a new valued contact locally and abroad.
    2. Be Trustable.  This sounds simple, but on a local level not doing what you said you were going to do can become a normal course of business.  In New Mexico, it's called the land of manana for a reason.  Know that when you do start meeting people in locations you wish to grow, or new national suppliers, or possible global clients, they are all keenly aware of how local business is done and the pitfalls therein, and they want none of it. This is why most of them prefer to gain a level of trust before moving forward, and once that trust is gained, it must never be broken.  If you wish to gain national exposure and growth in your global network, you must be trustable.  If you say you are going to do something, make sure you do it.
    3. Find Your Tribe.  Yes, I said it, tribe.  Run with others just like you.  Surround yourself with high performing CEO's and entrepreneurs already performing on a global scale, or other who are seeking to grow their operation nationally or globally.  Because of the keen opportunity of global business, organizations like Global Chamber can help to understand your model of business, make warm introductions for you to trusted resources on a global scale, and also allow you to promote your company to a global webinar audience.  Your global network is no longer dependent on your local network. Our global network is comprised of 110 offices, 1,000+ organizations, and  33,000 people, all seeking to expand their networks and ultimately, their business.  

     

    Growing a trustable global network may be easier than you think.  The entire world is going global in the way we interact, the way we view our world, and the way we do business. Get engaged, be trustable.  Find your tribe.  The world is more accessible today than ever.  Feel free to join us for our next mixer on April 25th.  Click  here for details.  Are you global?  Be global.  #globaltribe

     

  • 26 Jan 2017

     

    Global Chamber San Francisco has partnered with a few organizations in Silicon Valley to host the first ever Chinese funded international competition for start-ups and new technology in Silicon Valley.  If you are interested in submitting a project, please contact us for more details.  Are you global?  #globaltribe

     

    The 1st China (Shenzhen) Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition in Silicon Valley

    Date: March 19, 2017

    Venue: Santa Clara Convention Center

     
     

    The Global Chamber® San Francisco (GCSF) is proud to partner with Silicon Valley Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (SVIEF) on its next event: The First China (Shenzhen) Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition (the "Competition"), which will be held in Santa Clara Convention Center on March 19, 2017.

    The Competition is guided by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the PRC, the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, P.R.C, sponsored by Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government, and hosted by Longgang District People’s Government of Shenzhen Municipality, Pingshan  District People’s Government of Shenzhen Municipality, the Human Resources and Social Security Administration of Shenzhen Municipality and the Science & Technology Innovation Committee of Shenzhen Municipality. In response to the call for “mass entrepreneurship and innovation by all” and as guided by the concept of an “international, high-end, market-driven and professional” competition, the Competition aims to provide a development platform for talents to learn from each other and to innovate. Details of the event follow below.

    As an official Partner of the event, the GCSF will receive significantly discounted tickets. A limited number of complementary tickets are also available. Please contact SFO@globalchamber.org for more information.


    Calling for Projects!

    Send your BP to this email: bp@svief.org or apply online: http://www.svief.org/apply
    The Competition is open to all high-caliber overseas talents and projects regardless of nationality. The Competition will offer generous awards totaling RMB 9,120,000 Yuan to the winners. Single competitors can be awarded up to RMB 1,250,000  (government subsidies and venture capital investment not included). 60 venture capital institutions will build a venture capital pool amounting to RMB 700 million  for portfolio investment in winning projects. All entries can be linked with the service platform via corresponding competition investment and gain outside investment opportunities. Meanwhile, they will also be invited to attend The Conference on International Exchange of Professionals held in China.  
    In addition, this competition will also offer supporting policies in talent management incentives, industrial incentives, technological finance, project incubation and others.

    Silicon Valley Sector is scheduled on 3/19 at Santa Clara Convention Center. We are looking for projects from the following fields:

    1. Internet and mobile Internet (information technology)
    2. Electronic science and technology
    3. Biological and life science and technology
    4. Advanced manufacturing
    5. Material and energy (including energy saving and environmental protection)


    Registration deadline and competition time:


    Awards and Supporting Policies

  • 23 Jan 2017

     

    Business in New Mexico can be tough.  If you haven't figured that out yet, you will in the near future.  In New Mexico, it's all about who you know.  Well, I have a new question for you...  Who is in your network outside of New Mexico?  What is does your national network look like?  What does your international network look like?  What if that network was stronger, more reliable, and infinitely deeper than your in state network?  What if you have a never ending supply of new high level contacts, across many sectors, in the US and abroad? 

    Global Chamber® is a thriving and collaborating community of CEOs, executives and leaders growing in 525 metros taking on the world of global business. Our millions of trusted resources, followers and connections support members growing globally by filling in the gaps that happen across borders.  Our members have access to literally thousands of contacts and companies wold wide, all of whom are seeking expansion and growth, and this number is growing rapidly every day.

     

    Upcoming Events Include:

    1)  2017 Global Outlook from Toyota Motor  Jan 25, 2017  Click here for more info

    2)  The New Q Monthly Mixer Jan 31st, 4:00pm, The Joint, 4320 The 25 Way

    3)  New Mexico Start Up Competition with STC.UNM

    4)  Leage of Extraordinaires

    5)  Women in Global Leadership, Part of the Magnificent Leaders Series, Moderated by Patty Azar

    6)  Water and Solar Sustainability for Your Business, an International Forum

     

    This is the new Albuquerque. The New Q.  Our advisory board consists of a rock star cast of local business leaders, UNM, and economic development involvement from a local and state level.  Our organization represents not who we have always been, but who we can be.  Albuquerque is growing and advancing towards being established as a home for new ventures, start-ups, technology development, and investment opportunity.  Are you part of the New Q?  Come join us, we are constantly seeking ways we can help our members make connections with thousands of growing organizations world wide.  Are you global?  #globaltribe

     

    Best Regards,

     

    Terry

     

  • 21 Nov 2016

    The recieval of Global Chamber by the Albuquerque business community has been nothing short of outstanding.  Global Chamber® is a thriving and collaborating community of CEOs, executives and leaders growing in 525 metros taking on the world of global business. Our millions of trusted resources, followers and connections support members growing globally by filling in the gaps that happen across borders.  Despite opening our doors only a couple of months ago, we are already helping New Mexico businesses grow.  Our members have access to 1,300 companies wold wide, all of whom are seeking expansion and growth.

    We are assisting a client make connections to sell green and  red chile products into mainland China and South Korea for the first time, we are assisting a local spa company franchise nationally, we are showcasing local award winning buildings and infrastructure to global investors worldwide, we are hosting a live global webinar showcasing market ready technology developed at UNM, we are helping a global manufacturer make contacts here in the US, and we will be hosting a live global water sustainability forum next year via our technology platform.  We are just getting started folks.

    Our advisory board is comprised of a core group of state businesses leaders, including members from STC.UNM, AED, and the City of Albuquerque.  Our board consists of influential visionaries and CEO's across several sectors. Visionaries who want to see the limitations that New Mexico businesses face, including warm making contacts in other regions of the US, or world, disappear.  They wish to see every New Mexico business have the opportunity to market themselves to thousands of companies also interested in growing across borders.  We can provide both.  

     Current local members include:

    • Bank of Albuquerque
    • CH Robinson
    • STC.UNM
    • SC3 International
    • The Authentic New Mexican
    • LeReve SkinCare
    • 4BF USA

    National members include:

    • Export Import Bank of the US
    • Thunderbird School of Global Management
    • T Mobile
    • Poshberry
    • Wells Fargo
    • US Trade Development Agency
    • Squire Patton Boggs
    • ProMexico
    • Morgan Stanley
    • Office Depot

     

    Growing across borders is possible.  If you are a leader within your organization and wish to play an active part in changing the business landscape here in New Mexico, and have the desire to grow your business nationally or globally, we encourage and welcome your involvement.  Global Chamber currently has over 100 offices worldwide, and is expanding into 525 metros throughout the world by 2020..  Imagine if you had warm access to the leaders and CEO"s of thousands of growing companies around the world and the platform to market your company to them.  Now you do.  Are you global?  #beglobal

     

    Interested in joining Global Chamber?  Your membership gives you full access to all members and live events.  Click here for details.

     

    My Best Regards,

     

    Terry

  • 15 Sep 2016

    A deep and sincere thank you to those who have committed to our advisory board and the growth of our business community:  Steve Chavez SC3 International, Lisa Kuutila CEO STC.UNM, Phil Palomino Consultant Gold Financial, Luke Sanchez CEO Leon Valiente, Dana Koller Founder Kaktus Brewing Co, Gannon Coffman CEO The Q Realty, Chris Martinez President The Authentic New Mexican, Nancee Marquez Director of Investor Relations AED, Mauro Walden Montoya Executive Director ABQ Gay Chamber, Paul Daniels CEO 4BF, and Jeff Candelaria Asst Vice President Bank of the West.  Together, we will.  We are actively seeking leading business minds in New Mexico to be a part of our growing advisory board and welcome your input towards our growth and ultimately our positive effect on our business community.

  • 22 Sep 2016

    Global Chamber recently opened its office in New Mexico at the Aperture Center.  We are an organization like no other in the world and are thrilled to now be a part of the business community in New Mexico.  We are a chamber of commerce focused solely on helping New Mexico businesses grow state-to-state, or grow internationally.  With over 100 locations worldwide and a goal to reach 500 metros locations by 2020, we can provide unparalleled capability, in virtually any sector.  We are a thriving and collaborating community of CEO's, executives, and professionals growing business across the world. We leverage technology and our collective networks globally to help member companies grow, reduce risk, be more productive, and succeed faster.  

    As a native New Mexican, I know that we all share the same challenges. Our will to succeed is found in knowing that we are not alone, and now more than ever, it is critical that we work together, hand-in-hand, to find solutions and effect change. Strength in numbers lends weight and credibility to our message, and it is the backbone of Global Chamber®. Our strength lies in our ability to work together. We invite you to join us in our quest to build a stronger and more prosperous international business community. Invest in yourself, your business and your community by becoming involved in Global Chamber. 

  • 26 Jul 2016

    Hi, I’m Terry McMains, Executive Director of Global Chamber Albuquerque Our team is excited to announce that Global Chamber has landed in Albuquerque. We have already started connecting member companies to businesses and organizations around the world, bringing new opportunities to them and the metro area.

    Global Chamber is the only organization in the world that helps companies grow beyond all borders - from every metro area into 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 from and to metro Albuquerque through global connections and our other services.

    Looking forward to working with you to grow globally!

     

    Terry McMains

    Executive Director, Global Chamber Albuquerque

    Terry@globalchamber.org