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  • 22 Nov 2018 by Global Chamber

    This month the City of Surprise in Arizona won the Excellence in Innovation Award by Westmarc for their AZ TechCelerator Global Concierge Services Program. And Argentina's healthcare innovator played a key role.

    The Excellence in Innovation Award was developed to recognize individuals, organizations, businesses, facilities or programs which have demonstrated an innovative concept to accomplish one of the following: fulfills a need for West Valley (Phoenix) residents, preserves the West Valley’s assets or resources and creates an economic benefit for the West Valley. The winner? City of Surprise, with an assist from Meditar.

    The AZ TechCelerator, a city-owned business innovation center, offers international businesses a unique Global Concierge Services program, otherwise known as a “Soft Landing” program. This program is intended to help international companies who want to expand into the U.S. market with less upfront costs and risks but with more support resources. In March 2018, the program was formally accepted into the Global Soft Landings Network by the International Business Incubation Association (lnBIA). It is now one of 31 members in more than eight countries with the highly competitive lnBIA Soft Landings designation. 

    Several international companies have landed at the AZ TechCelerator including: Glympt (Portugal), Excoro (Romania), Tellspec (Canada), Valtx (Canada), MagOu (Taiwan) and our own Meditar (Argentina). Meditar leveraged the location to do a multi-million US$ deal with an Arizona based healthcare technology provider that is also a member of Global Chamber... GlobalMed telemedicine.

    We congratulate Jeanine Jerkovic, Mayor Wolcott and the entire team at City of Surprise for your innovation and winning this award!

    And we also congratulate the team at Meditar, including CEO Erwin Padinger (right, below) and Ricardo Vanella (left), with Doug Bruhnke, founder/CEO of Global Chamber.

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  • 21 Dec 2017 by Global Chamber

    Global Chamber Buenos Aires is helping members connect to business opportunities in Argentina, the region and the world.

    Recently we introduced charter member Meditar to potential connections in multiple locations in the U.S. The trip and follow-up has gone extremely well.

    We do these kind of warm intros all the time. 'Warm connecting' is a focused, effective way of 'networking' advocated and practiced by Global Chamber®.

    It's important for companies in the region to gain every advantage... including leveraging the network of Global Chamber to grow.

    There are many ways to network. For many of our members, 'warm connecting' is the best because there is some thought about your business goals before making a warm introduction - and the person who is introduced is known and will very likely be interested to meet you. People are too busy these days to take meetings with people they don't know UNLESS the intro is from someone they know AND there appears to be something in it for them, as well.

    Read more about 12 tips on warm connecting HERE. And join us to grow your business in warm and wonderful ways.

    Read more about our members HERE.

    Looking forward to a great 2018!