• 14 Jan 2019 by Global Chamber

    Thank you to our business members in Nashville and all over the world for joining and sharing the implementation of our global vision and mission. Our vision is to make selling products and services across metros and borders just as easy as selling across the street.

    We're making it easier for companies that seek growth to be more successful... through warm introductions, focused information and whatever each member needs. We collaborate with every organization that helps companies with global business, and so our network is uniquely supportive of members.

    The Global Chamber® continues to grow in 525 metros worldwide, helping members increase exports, imports, cross-metro business and cross-border growth investment.

    Read more HERE about growth plans in 2019.


    Amos Smith, Executive Director

    Global Chamber® Nashville

  • 14 Nov 2018 by Global Chamber

    Our Global Chamber Nashville chapter wants to thank everyone that joined us last week at our annual Global Mobility and Business Immigration Conference. Special thanks to Frost Brown Todd in downtown Nashville for hosting the meeting and networking session.

    Some of the topics that were covered:

    • Trends and Challenges for global companies in the business immigration arena
    • Current immigration policy and strategies for organization's internal practice
    • The current state and processes for foreign-born employees of regional firms
    • Expectations and possibilities for future business immigration policy



  • 21 Dec 2017 by Global Chamber

    Let's grow globally from Nashville!

    'Warm connecting' is a focused, effective way of 'networking' advocated and practiced by Global Chamber®.

    We encourage Nashville metro companies to get connected through our warm connections - across town, across Tennessee, around the US and around the world.

    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.

    Our team knows Nashville AND the world... reach out and find out more how we can help you and your company grow more effectively.

    Let's grow globally more effectively in the coming year!

  • 14 Jun 2017 by Doug Bruhnke

    Thank you to Dickinson Wright for hosting our global multi-metro event last Thursday!

    It was the BIGGEST multi-metro event EVER, and we pulled it off! Read more about each session at the links below, and watch portions of the event, too.

    Special thanks to all the speakers and collaborators! Gus Scannapieco based here in Nashville provided insightful viewpoints on changes with NAFTA.

    Market Entry/Growth Panel Discussion, Part 1

    Read more and watch the video for part 1 HERE

    • Jan Knight, Principal at Bancroft Information Services (Tucson) - "Cross Border Market Research"
    • Hiroshi Konno, President/CEO at Konno Corporation (Tokyo)  - "IoT Trends and Opportunities"
    • Eric Miller, Co-Owner and Principal, PADT (Phoenix) - "Product Development in a Global World"
    • Vinayak Gupta, EVP Operations at Zero Mass Water (Phoenix) - "Growing & Operating Cross Border, Marketing Side"
    • Eduardo Gonzalez, Dep. Trade & Investment Commissioner, Promexico (Phoenix) - "Growing & Manufacturing, US vs Mexico"
    • Gus Scannapieco, CEO, Global Business Ventures (Nashville) - "Next on NAFTA"


    Global Manufacturing Panel Discussion, Part 2

    Read more and watch the video for part 2 HERE

    • Kazuaki Ohishi, Sr. Economist at Institute for Int'l Economic Studies of Toyota (Tokyo) - "Japan-Mexico Business Trends in Automotive"
    • Sumio Otsuji, Toyota Motor Corp. & Institute for Int'l Econ. Studies Tokyo - "Japan-Mexico Business Trends in Automotive"
    • Kirk Gerber, VP Manufacturing at Zero Mass Water (Phoenix) - "Growing & Operating Cross Border, Manufacturing"
    • Eduardo Saavedra, EVP of Business Development at Offshore Group (Tucson) - "Manufacturing in Mexico"
    • Arturo Freydig, CEO of ECN (Hermosillo) - "Automation to Become More Competitive"
    • Luis Ramirez, Principal at Ramirez Advisors Inter-National (Phoenix) - "Cross Border Issues"
    • Arnulfo Martinez, Executive Director at Industrial Development Commission of Mexicali (Phoenix) - "Setting Up Operations"



    The mission of Promexico is to promote the attraction of direct foreign investment and the export of goods and services, as well as the internationalization of Mexican companies in order to contribute to Mexico's economic and social development and strengthen the country's image as a strategic business partner.



  • 30 Nov 2016 by Amos Smith

    It's been a very exciting and busy time for the Global Chamber Nashville office. Recent public events such as Leading International Women of Nashville, Growing Global Nashville: What Makes a Global City, and Global Business Networking: Caribbean Night illustrate that Nashville is poised to continue its growth as an international business city. Next week we will meet with specialists from Dickinson Wright, Nissan North America, Cummins Inc, and the Tennessee Foreign Language Institute to discuss trends and opportunities in the field of Global Mobility & Business Immigration, a complex and growing area of challenges and possibilities for our growing city.

    A key component to such future growth on the global stage is the continued collaboration between Nashville's various international organizations. The Global Chamber Nashville is excited to announce its collaboration with two leading organizations in Middle Tennessee: Sister Cities of Nashville and The Tennessee Foreign Language Institute (TFLI). Furthermore, we are delighted to share that the United States Trade & Development Agency (USTDA) has announced its 25 partner metros for it's 'Making Global Local' initiative, with the Global Chamber Nashville being one of the selections (click here for more information). We look forward to continued collaboration with both regional and international organizations, and sharing many more of the upcoming programs for 2017.

  • 30 Sep 2016 by Amos Smith

    The Global Chamber of Nashville is proud to announce leading international law firm, Dickinson Wright, as a charter sponsor of the Global Chamber Nashville office. Founded in 1878, Dickinson Wright PLLC serves the legal needs of clients in emerging economies throughout the U.S. and Canada. The largest mid-market law firm serving cross border needs of sophisticated clients, with its 400+ attorneys, including 50 in Toronto; Dickinson Wright's exceptional client service and extensive global resources make it one of the premier international law firms in all of North America.

  • 20 Sep 2016 by Amos Smith

    The Global Chamber Nashville is excited to announce the 'Leading International Women of Nashville' for 2016 on October 11, from 4-6pm! This year's event will include some of Middle Tennessee's brightest global leaders, including panelists and guest speakers from various industries, from entrepreneurship to international trade. The panel will be moderated by Mrs. Stacey Garrett Koju of Bone McAllester Norton.  The Global Chamber teams look forward to celebrating this event with Nashville and it's leaders. To register, click here

    This year's Leading International Women of Nashville include:

    Leslee T. Alexander: International Director, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development

    Samar S. Ali: Director & Co-Founder, Lodestone Advisory Group; Attorney, Bass, Berry & Sims

    Anna Stout: President, Astute Communications


  • 06 Sep 2016 by Amos Smith

    Join us at the Global Chamber with a very special virtual webinar with Chairman and President of the Import-Export Bank of the United States, Fred P. Hochbert, on September 27th at 5:00 EDT. EXIM is the official export credit agency of the United States, an independent, self-sustaining Executive Branch agency with a mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating export of U.S. goods and services. This is an event by Global Chamber® New York City, San Francisco & London. Register.

  • 08 Aug 2016 by Amos Smith

    We are excited to announce that the Global Chamber Nashville office will be celebrating with it's Launch Event at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center on August 17th from 5:30-7:30pm.

    The evening will consists of speakers and special guests; including remarks from Nashville's leading international law specialists, the Tennessee Economic and Community Development's International Leadership, members of the Global Chamber Nashville Advisory Board, and the Executive Director.  Admission to this event is free for both members and non members. For additional details, please visit:

  • 20 Jun 2016 by Amos Smith

    The U.S. Department of Commerice recently released a fantastic guide covering many of the issues that exporters come across on a daily basis. A great source of information for an exporter at any level!

    Be sure to check out the Export-Import Bank of United State's page, as they often release volumes of beneficial information for exporters and those looking for more information on international business.


  • 11 May 2016 by Amos Smith

    Hi, I’m Amos Smith, Executive Director of Global Chamber Nashville. Our team is excited to announce that Global Chamber has landed in Nashville, Tennessee! We have already started connecting member companies to businesses and organizations around the world, bringing new opportunities to them and the Middle Tennessee 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 Nashville through global connections and our other services.

    Looking forward to working with you to grow globally!


    Amos L. Smith

    Executive Director, Global Chamber Nashville