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  • 22 Nov 2017 by Global Chamber

    Congratulations Award Winners!

     

    Thank you all for joining & congratulations again to the awardees!

    “Global Diplomat of the Year": Consul General of Mexico in Dallas, Francisco de la Torre

    "Global Startup of the Year": Joshua Johnson, Sr. CEO of Global Experience

    "Startup Importer of the Year": Brandon Friedman, CEO & Founder of Rakkasan Tea Company

    "Exporter of the Year In Electronics" Knight Electronics / Orion Fans

    "Health Exporter of the Year": Craig DiGiovanni, Partner in Medi-Dyne Healthcare Products

    "Emerging Exporter of the Year": Milk Snob

    "Global Service Provider of the Year": Jessica Gordon, Director at US Commercial Service

    “Global Innovator for Education Technology”: Ramesh Balan, CEO & Founder of Knomadix

    “Global Attorney of the Year”: Olga Torres of Torres Law, PLLC

    “Global Game Changer under 30”: Kyle Lukianuk, President of Good Returns

     

  • 13 Nov 2017 by Global Chamber

    The Global Chamber® Dallas is excited to announce our second annual Grow Globally Fair on November 16th, in Dallas, Texas. Global Chamber nominates and awards Milk Snob, a multi-functional cover for nursing and car seats, with Emerging Exporter of the Year.

    Founded in 2015 and based in the DFW area, Milk Snob is a lifestyle brand for modern parents. Milk Snob was born from the belief that parenthood should be functional and fashionable, and all its products ladder up to one overarching goal: to create simple and stylish essentials for parents around the world. The core product, the multifunctional cover, can be used for infant car seats, nursing, shopping carts, swings, high chairs and more. It is available in over 30 custom prints that change throughout the year and are designed exclusively for the brand. Milk Snob also carries other baby essentials including swaddles, wrap carriers, blanket and hat sets, and the brand new ‘Pouch’- a modern twist on the traditional sleep sack.

    In a short period of time, Milk Snob has expanded its US-based team, has been featured on ABC’s Shark Tank and has grown its global presence in over 170 countries and 250 stockists.

    Accepting the award on behalf of Milksnob is Dana Bean, the Director of Retail for Milk Snob, leading the wholesale team in their international expansion. As an emerging exporter, Milk Snob has a long pipeline of innovations and is expecting to expand to 27 new countries in 2018.

    The Grow Globally Fair is an annual event hosted by Global Chamber and is open for registration! It will be held from 3-5pm on November 16th, 2017 at the Law Offices of Gardere in Uptown. Global Chamber currently has about 100 chapters worldwide that are either active and running, or have an Executive Director in training to launch their chapters. The vision is to expand into 525 metro areas by 2020. Global Chamber® is the only organization in the world with the mission to grow a business from anywhere to anywhere while collaborating with every organization. We're a thriving and collaborating community of CEOs, executives, and professionals in over 500 metros taking on the world of global business.

    The Fair culminates with the Global Awards ceremony. Please join us as we recognize Melanie, Dana, & Babette of Milk Snob along with these other incredible leaders:

     

    “Global Diplomat of the Year" Consul General of Mexico in Dallas, Francisco de la Torre. Read more HERE.

    "Global Startup of the Year" Joshua Johnson, Sr., CEO of Global Expertise. Read more HERE.

    “Global Innovator for Education Technology” Ramesh Balan, CEO & Founder of Knomadix. Read more HERE.

    “Global Game Changer under 30” Kyle Lukianuk, President of Good Returns. Read more HERE.

    "Global Service Provider of the Year" Jessica Gordon, Director of the US Commercial Service. Read more HERE.

    "Exporter of the Year in the Field of Electronics" Knight Electronics / Orion Fans. Read more HERE.

    "Exporter of the Year in the Health Industry"  Craig DiGiovanni, Partner in Medi-Dyne Healthcare Products, Ltd. Read more HERE.

    "Emerging Exporter of the Year"... Milk Snob

    “Global Attorney of the Year” Olga Torres of Torres Law, PLLC. Read more HERE.

    We look forward to seeing you there -- cheers! 

  • 07 Nov 2017 by Global Chamber

    7 Nov 2017 by Global Chamber Dallas TX

    The Global Chamber® Dallas is pleased to announce our second annual Grow Globally Fair on November 16th, in Dallas, Texas. 

    ‘Global Service Provider of the Year' will be awarded to Jessica Gordon. Jessica Gordon is the Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service Dallas-Fort Worth Office where she leads a team of industry-focused, international trade specialists to assist small to medium-sized North Texas companies to grow their businesses through launching an export business or increasing their sales transactions in target markets around the globe. 
    The Commercial Service Dallas-Ft. Worth office is one of 100 plus U.S. Commercial Service offices around the nation dedicated to assisting U.S. companies to expand their businesses by exporting, through providing export counseling, business matchmaking, market intelligence, commercial diplomacy, and trade advocacy. On average, U.S. Commercial Service clients increased their revenues by an average of $622,575, enabling increased employment by 7.2%, and safeguarding 3 jobs over the last 12 months as a result of the organization’s assistance.   81 percent of clients indicated they were highly likely to recommend services provided by the U.S. Commercial Service. 

    In addition to heading the Commercial Service Dallas Ft. Worth office, Jessica serves as the Executive Secretary of the North Texas District Export Council (NTXDEC), the Commercial Service Dallas-Ft. Worth’s lead partner of trade professionals appointed by the Secretary of Commerce to provide international trade guidance to the local business community, where she is the chief Commercial Service liaison for Commerce and NTXDEC engagement on international trade development issues and expanding the North Texas exporter ecosystem.  Jessica is a member of Toastmaster’s International, the World Affairs Council, and many professional and community organizations.  A native of Biloxi, Mississippi, Jessica graduated Magna Cum Laude and earned double degrees, a BA in Spanish and a BSBA in International Business, from the University of Southern Mississippi.  She is a graduate of the Else School of Management MBA Program at Millsaps College. 

    Jessica was nominated by last year's Global Service Provider of the Year winner Alale Allal of the Small Business Administration.

    The Grow Globally Fair is an annual event hosted by Global Chamber and open for registration! It will be held from 3-5pm on November 16th 2017 at the Law Offices of Gardere in Uptown. Global Chamber currently has about 100 chapters world-wide that are either active and running, or have an Executive Director in training to launch their chapters. The vision is to expand into 525 metro areas by 2020. Global Chamber® is the only organization in the world with the mission to grow business from anywhere to anywhere while collaborating with every organization. We're a thriving and collaborating community of CEOs, executives and professionals in over 500 metrostaking on the world of global business.

    The Fair culminates with the Global Awards ceremony. Please join us as we recognize Olga and others. Other award winners in 2017 include:

    “Global Diplomat of the Year" Consul General of Mexico in Dallas, Francisco de la Torre. Read more HERE.

    "Global Startup of the Year" Joshua Johnson, Sr. CEO of Global Expertise. Read more HERE.

    “Global Innovator for Education Technology” Ramesh Balan, CEO & Founder of Knomadix. Read more HERE.

    “Global Game Changer under 30” Kyle Lukianuk President of Good Returns. Read more HERE.

    "Global Service Provider of the Year" Jessica Gordon, Director of the US Commercial Service

    "Exporter of the Year in the Field of Electronics" Knight Electronics / Orion Fans. Read more HERE.

    "Exporter of the Year in the Health Industry"  Craig DiGiovanni , Partner in Medi-Dyne Healthcare Products, Ltd. Read more HERE.

    "Emerging Exporter of the Year"... Milk Snob

    “Global Attorney of the Year” Olga Torres of Torres Law, PLLC. Read more HERE.

  • 08 Nov 2017 by Global Chamber

    The Global Chamber® Dallas is excited to announce our second annual Grow Globally Fair on November 16th, in Dallas, Texas. 

    We are awarding Brandon Friedman, who tells the story of an unconventional transition from Public Affairs to social impact, with "Startup Impact Importer of the Year"! He founded Rakkasan Tea, a company that 'works with farmers in post-conflict countries to deliver the best loose-leaf tea you've never had'. 

    Brandon launched Rakkasan Tea Company in 2017 as a way to meet growing U.S. demand while promoting peace and economic development in post-conflict countries. He has completed the Specialty Tea Institute's Level I and Level II courses on his way to becoming a Certified Tea Specialist recognized by the Tea Association of the USA.

    Brandon is also the CEO of The McPherson Square Group, a PR and strategic communications firm he co-founded during more than a decade as an adviser to Fortune 500 companies, large government agencies, and fast-moving nonprofits. In 2014 – 2015, Brandon served in the Obama administration as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. There, he played a key role leading communications for Secretary Julián Castro and the department’s 8,000 employees. Brandon previously served as a vice president with global PR firm FleishmanHillard, as the first Director of Digital Strategy at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and as a spokesperson for VoteVets.org. He began his career in 2000 as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, serving in both Afghanistan and Iraq.

    A regular media contributor since 2007, Brandon is quoted in the press often and has appeared on CNN, BBC, MSNBC, Al Jazeera and C-SPAN. For his work in communications, he has been profiled by The Washington PostPR WeekStars and Stripes, and Government Executive. Brandon's memoir, The War I Always Wanted, was recognized in 2010 by The Military Times as one of “The Best Military Books of the Decade.” He contributes as a regular guest columnist for The New York Daily News and has also been published by The New York TimesThe Washington PostTIME and The Guardian. Brandon was selected in 2010 as a Truman National Security Fellow and designated an “emerging leader” by Government Executive in 2012. In 2013, he was named by Stars and Stripes as one of the most influential voices on Twitter for veterans policy. Brandon has an MPA from the University of Texas at Dallas and a BA from LSU in Shreveport.

    Brandon was nominated by Jeanne Whitesides, Deputy Director of Global Chamber Dallas.

    The Grow Globally Fair is an annual event hosted by Global Chamber and is open for registration! It will be held from 3-5pm on November 16th, 2017 at the Law Offices of Gardere in Uptown. Global Chamber currently has about 100 chapters worldwide that are either active and running, or have an Executive Director in training to launch their chapters. The vision is to expand into 525 metro areas by 2020. Global Chamber® is the only organization in the world with the mission to grow a business from anywhere to anywhere while collaborating with every organization. We're a thriving and collaborating community of CEOs, executives and professionals in over 500 metros taking on the world of global business.

    The Fair culminates with the Global Awards ceremony. Please join us as we recognize Brandon and these other incredible leaders:

    “Global Diplomat of the Year" Consul General of Mexico in Dallas, Francisco de la Torre. Read more HERE.

    "Global Startup of the Year" Joshua Johnson, Sr., CEO of Global Expertise. Read more HERE.

    “Global Innovator for Education Technology” Ramesh Balan, CEO & Founder of Knomadix. Read more HERE.

    “Global Game Changer under 30” Kyle Lukianuk, President of Good Returns. Read more HERE.

    "Global Service Provider of the Year" Jessica Gordon, Director of the US Commercial Service. Read more HERE.

    "Exporter of the Year in the Field of Electronics" Knight Electronics / Orion Fans. Read more HERE.

    "Exporter of the Year in the Health Industry"  Craig DiGiovanni, Partner in Medi-Dyne Healthcare Products, Ltd. Read more HERE.

    "Emerging Exporter of the Year"... Milk Snob

    “Global Attorney of the Year” Olga Torres of Torres Law, PLLC. Read more HERE.

  • 07 Nov 2017 by Global Chamber

    7 Nov 2017 by Global Chamber Dallas TX

    The Global Chamber® Dallas is pleased to announce our second annual Grow Globally Fair on November 16th, in Dallas, Texas. 

    ‘Global Attorney of the Year' will be awarded to Olga Torres, of Torres Law, PLLC. Olga Torres is the Founder and Managing Member of Torres Law, an International Trade Law Firm. Ms. Torres handles notable international trade matters for numerous companies worldwide and specializes in the areas of U.S. customs, exports, economic sanctions, anti-corruption compliance, and industrial security matters.

    Due to her experience and qualifications, Ms. Torres has been selected for recognition in the 2017 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Trade & Customs – a guide to the world’s leading trade and customs lawyers, economists and anti-dumping consultants. Chambers and Partners USA also listed Ms. Torres as a Recognized Practitioner in the areas of International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions law in 2017. Ms. Torres has been rated for three consecutive years as a Super Lawyer Rising Star for Thompson Reuter’s “Super Lawyers” publication, a distinction given to less than 2.5 percent of the attorneys in the state.

    As a recognized leader in trade law, Ms. Torres was recently reappointed by the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State to the Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG). In this capacity, she advises the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, which is the U.S. Department of State’s principal link to the Department of Defense, on its regulation of defense trade in accordance with the Arms Export Control Act and its implementing regulations under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

    Ms. Torres is a frequent speaker and moderator. She has lectured on international trade for organizations, universities and government agencies in different countries, including the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Mexico, Thailand, France, and Canada. She was previously an attorney in the International & Cross Border Transactions group at Holland & Knight LLP in Washington, D.C. Ms. Torres is licensed to practice law in Washington, D.C., the State of Texas, Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Court of International Trade.

    Olga was nominated by Global Chamber Dallas Advisory Board member, Dobrina Dobreva, who is an immigration attorney. "Olga Torres is amazing. She is well known I the community and has done some amazing work in the import/export arena" Dobrina says.

    The Grow Globally Fair is an annual event hosted by Global Chamber and open for registration! It will be held from 3-5pm on November 16th 2017 at the Law Offices of Gardere in Uptown. Global Chamber currently has about 100 chapters world-wide that are either active and running, or have an Executive Director in training to launch their chapters. The vision is to expand into 525 metro areas by 2020. Global Chamber® is the only organization in the world with the mission to grow business from anywhere to anywhere while collaborating with every organization. We're a thriving and collaborating community of CEOs, executives and professionals in over 500 metrostaking on the world of global business.

    The Fair culminates with the Global Awards ceremony. Please join us as we recognize Olga and others. Other award winners in 2017 include:

    “Global Diplomat of the Year" Consul General of Mexico in Dallas, Francisco de la Torre. Read more HERE.

    "Global Startup of the Year" Joshua Johnson, Sr. CEO of Global Expertise. Read more HERE.

    “Global Innovator for Education Technology” Ramesh Balan, CEO & Founder of Knomadix. Read more HERE.

    “Global Game Changer under 30” Kyle Lukianuk President of Good Returns. Read more HERE.

    "Global Service Provider of the Year" Jessica Gordon, Director of the US Commercial Service

    "Exporter of the Year in the Field of Electronics" Knight Electronics / Orion Fans. Read more HERE.

    "Exporter of the Year in the Health Industry"  Craig DiGiovanni , Partner in Medi-Dyne Healthcare Products, Ltd. Read more HERE.

    "Emerging Exporter of the Year"... Milk Snob

    “Global Attorney of the Year” Olga Torres of Torres Law, PLLC

  • 06 Nov 2017 by Global Chamber

    6 Nov 2017 by Global Chamber Dallas TX

    The Global Chamber® Dallas is pleased to announce our second annual Grow Globally Fair on November 16th, in Dallas, Texas. 

    ‘Global Exporter of the Year in the Field of Electronics' will be awarded to Knight Electronics / Orion Fans

    Since 1979 Orion Fans, a division of Knight Electronics, has been designing, developing and manufacturing a broad line of AC fans, DC fans, fan trays, fan accessories and blowers to meet the continuing thermal management needs of OEMs worldwide. Fast responses, short lead times and better inventory management programs result in lower inventory carrying costs for OEMs.

    David Luna is the Global Account Manager for key global distributor partners. He is also the VP of Marketing for ORION responsible for the website content, sales and marketing tools, advertisement, press releases, and coordination of marketing efforts with stocking distributors. Global reach and expansion is their goal and spending more time in Europe and throughout the world is a must. David likes to say, "Globalization means Localization!"

    Knight Electronics / Orion was nominated to receive an award by David Royce of the US Commercial Service, a collaborator of Global Chamber Dallas.

    The Grow Globally Fair is an annual event hosted by Global Chamber and open for registration! It will be held from 3-5pm on November 16th 2017 at the Law Offices of Gardere in Uptown. Global Chamber currently has about 100 chapters world-wide that are either active and running, or have an Executive Director in training to launch their chapters. The vision is to expand into 525 metro areas by 2020. Global Chamber® is the only organization in the world with the mission to grow business from anywhere to anywhere while collaborating with every organization. We're a thriving and collaborating community of CEOs, executives and professionals in over 500 metrostaking on the world of global business.

    The Fair culminates with the Global Awards ceremony. Please join us as we recognize Craig and others. Other award winners in 2017 include:

    “Global Diplomat of the Year" Consul General of Mexico in Dallas, Francisco de la Torre. Read more HERE.

    "Global Startup of the Year" Joshua Johnson, Sr. CEO of Global Expertise

    “Global Innovator for Education Technology” Ramesh Balan, CEO & Founder of Knomadix. Read more HERE.

    “Global Game Changer under 30” Kyle Lukianuk President of Good Returns. Read more HERE.

    "Global Service Provider of the Year" Jessica Gordon, Director of the US Commercial Service

    "Exporter of the Year in the Field of Electronics" Knight Electronics / Orion Fans

    "Exporter of the Year in the Health Industry"  Craig DiGiovanni , Partner in Medi-Dyne Healthcare Products, Ltd. Read more HERE.

    "Emerging Exporter of the Year"... Milk Snob

    “Global Attorney of the Year” Olga Torres of Torres Law, PLLC

  • 06 Nov 2017 by Global Chamber

    The Global Chamber® Dallas is pleased to announce our second annual Grow Globally Fair on November 16th, in Dallas, Texas. 

    ‘Global Exporter of the Year in the Health Industry' will be awarded to Craig DiGiovanni – Partner in Medi-Dyne Healthcare Products, Ltd. Craig DiGiovanni has over 29 years of experience in the Healthcare field. Craig’s early experience was at Tecnol Medical Products, a leading global manufacturer of disposable medical products. Craig’s tenure at Tecnol led him into Domestic and International Sales, Sales Management and finally to the Director of Business Development. Craig’s experience at Tecnol enabled him to manage a sales force both domestically and internationally, develop key relationships with international distributors, acquire and transition products into Tecnol and manage the operations surrounding a private label manufacturing relationship with Johnson and Johnson International. Following the sale of Tecnol, Craig and his partners created Medi-Dyne Healthcare Products in early 1998 and through acquisitions and product development, Medi-Dyne has established four core brands of products, Tulis, Cho-Pat, ProStretch and 2Toms, that are sold in a variety of markets in over 70 countries.

    Craig continues to lead the sales, marketing, acquisition and product development of the company and is looking forward to celebrating Medi-Dyne’s 20th anniversary this spring. Craig holds a BS in BusinessAdministration from Bowling Green State University.

    Medi-Dyne was nominated by David Royce of the US Commercial Service, a collaborator of Global Chamber Dallas.

    The Grow Globally Fair is an annual event hosted by Global Chamber and open for registration! It will be held from 3-5pm on November 16th 2017 at the Law Offices of Gardere in Uptown. Global Chamber currently has about 100 chapters world-wide that are either active and running, or have an Executive Director in training to launch their chapters. The vision is to expand into 525 metro areas by 2020. Global Chamber® is the only organization in the world with the mission to grow business from anywhere to anywhere while collaborating with every organization. We're a thriving and collaborating community of CEOs, executives and professionals in over 500 metrostaking on the world of global business.

    The Fair culminates with the Global Awards ceremony. Please join us as we recognize Craig and others. Other award winners in 2017 include:

    “Global Diplomat of the Year" Consul General of Mexico in Dallas, Francisco de la Torre. Read more HERE.

    "Global Startup of the Year" Joshua Johnson, Sr. CEO of Global Expertise

    “Global Innovator for Education Technology” Ramesh Balan, CEO & Founder of Knomadix

    “Global Game Changer under 30” Kyle Lukianuk President of Good Returns. Read more HERE.

    "Global Service Provider of the Year" Jessica Gordon, Director of the US Commercial Service

    "Exporter of the Year in the Field of Electronics" Knight Electronics / Orion Fans

    "Exporter of the Year in the Health Industry"   Craig DiGiovanni , Partner in Medi-Dyne Healthcare Products, Ltd.

    "Emerging Exporter of the Year"... Milk Snob

    “Global Attorney of the Year” Olga Torres of Torres Law, PLLC

  • 03 Nov 2017 by Global Chamber

    The Global Chamber® Dallas is pleased to announce our second annual Grow Globally Fair on November 16th, in Dallas, Texas. 

    ‘Global Startup of the Year' will be awarded to Joshua Johnson, Sr of Global Expertise! Josh is CEO & Co-Founder of Global Expertise, a leading Global Immigration HR Services company providing innovative On-Demand/SaaS/Human Capital Management HR Immigration services and professional development tools to both the international service provider community as well as directly to multi-national clients worldwide. Labeled as a leading HR Tech Startup, Global Expertise continues to significantly increase access for Global HR to elite-level immigration solutions from any country – to any country via its exclusive service model and tech platform: GLOBALLINK.

    Global Expertise was nominated by Igal Svet of National Geographic and Greg Donovan of Atlas Group International.

    Prior to Global Expertise, Josh’s career spanned more than 15 years within the international business community as an entrepreneur within the entertainment & pro-sports industries working with such notable profiles as American Idol, Ariana Grande, Billy Joel, Major League Soccer, and the UFC. As part of his dedication to making positive impacts on the world Josh is an advisor to multiple non-profits as well as a leading AI Innovator based in Austin. He is married to fellow Global Expertise COO & Co-Founder Amberley Johnson, and when the couple is not leading their industry through innovation they are consumed with the pleasure of their 4 kids; including their 15-year-old daughter to whom Josh will fully admit is the only person on earth he is scared of.

    The Grow Globally Fair is an annual event hosted by Global Chamber and open for registration! It will be held from 3-5pm on November 16th 2017 at the Law Offices of Gardere in Uptown. Global Chamber currently has about 100 chapters world-wide that are either active and running, or have an Executive Director in training to launch their chapters. The vision is to expand into 525 metro areas by 2020. Global Chamber® is the only organization in the world with the mission to grow business from anywhere to anywhere while collaborating with every organization. We're a thriving and collaborating community of CEOs, executives and professionals in over 500 metrostaking on the world of global business.  

    The Fair culminates with the Global Awards ceremony. Please join us as we recognize Josh and others. Other award winners in 2017 include:

    “Global Diplomat of the Year" Consul General of Mexico in Dallas, Francisco de la Torre. Read more HERE.

    "Global Startup of the Year" Joshua Johnson, Sr. CEO of Global Expertise

    “Global Innovator for Education Technology” Ramesh Balan, CEO & Founder of Knomadix

    “Global Game Changer under 30” Kyle Lukianuk President of Good Returns. Read more HERE.

    "Global Service Provider of the Year" Jessica Gordon, Director of the US Commercial Service

    "Exporter of the Year in the Field of Electronics" Knight Electronics / Orion Fans

    "Exporter of the Year in the Health Industry" Medi-Dyne

    "Emerging Exporter of the Year"... Milk Snob

    “Global Attorney of the Year” Olga Torres of Torres Law, PLLC

    We look forward to seeing you there -- cheers!

  • 02 Nov 2017 by Global Chamber

    The Global Chamber® Dallas is pleased to announce our second annual Grow Globally Fair on November 16th, in Dallas, Texas. 

    ‘Global Game-changer Under 30' will be awarded to Kyle Lukianuk a man who is committed to changing the world. Kyle was nominated by last year's recipient of the Social Impact Leader of the Year award, Salah Boukadoum. Salah has worked with Kyle on several initiatives and when we asked him to nominate someone to be recognized he was quick to acknowledge Kyle's work and urged us to consider him.

    Kyle is a social entrepreneur with a love for business and a passion for the power of millennials to address world-scale challenges. Kyle is a co-developer of the Good Returns model and current President of Good Returns Network, an organization that develops new ways for businesses to give back and maximize the impact of their financial resources. Kyle is certainly a huge Game Changer! He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and has called Dallas home for 10 years. Prior to joining Good Returns, Kyle worked in finance and risk management, most recently at KPMG, and served on the board for Chiapas International, a non-profit addressing global poverty. We are proud to have Kyle and other young innovators collaborating in Dallas and worldwide. They offer help without expecting a return (excuse the pun, Kyle!)

    The Grow Globally Fair is an annual event hosted by Global Chamber and open for registration! It will be held from 3-5pm on November 16th at the Law Offices of Gardere in Uptown. Global Chamber currently has about 100 chapters world-wide that are either active and running, or have an Executive Director in training to launch their chapters. The vision is to expand into 525 metro areas by 2020. Global Chamber® is the only organization in the world with the mission to grow business from anywhere to anywhere while collaborating with every organization. We're a thriving and collaborating community of CEOs, executives and professionals in over 500 metrostaking on the world of global business.

    The Fair culminates with the Global Awards ceremony. Please join us as we recognize Kyle and others. Last year's winners include:

    “Global Leader in Social Impact" Salah Boukadoum, Founder of Good Returns model

    "Global Elected Official of the Year" Mayor of Frisco, Maher Maso

    “Global Educator of the Year” Dr. Simon Mak, Ph.D, SMU's Cox School of Business

    “Global Startup Leader of the Year” Jason Croft, Jason Croft Video/Marketing

    "Global Service Provider of the Year" Allal Alale, Small Business Administration

    "Global Bankers for Exporters of the Year" BB&T Team

    "Global Exporter of the Year"... Lynn James-MayerBioSafeTech 

    “Global Attorney of the Year” Kevin Maher, Baker & McKenzie

    We look forward to seeing you there -- cheers!

  • 06 Nov 2017 by Global Chamber

    The Global Chamber® Dallas is excited to announce "Global Innovator for Education Technology" will be awarded to Ramesh Balan, CEO and Founder of Knomadix Corporation, at our second annual Grow Globally Fair on November 16th, in Dallas, Texas!

    Ramesh Balan is a serial entrepreneur, a successful business executive, an inventor and a technologist who has always believed in thinking differently – using unconventional outside-the-box approaches to solve large-scale complex problems in many industries, including Interactive Media, Telecom, Healthcare, and, most importantly, Education.

    His latest venture, Knomadix, builds interactive mobile solutions that transform how educators teach and how students learn. With its fresh approach to creating and delivering customized digital content, Knomadix is leading the emerging mobile education market with digital tools for teachers, curriculum specialists, content developers and school administrators. In addition, Knomadix recently launched Number Sense, an artificial intelligence based app that helps students master math skills while developing critical thinking and cognitive skills through gamification. We were introduced to Ramesh's work through our Advisory Board member, Hubert Zydorek, of UT Dallas' Center for Global Business.

    Ramesh is extremely passionate about Knomadix’s mission to transform education using a platform-based approach to delivering interactive and differentiated learning to students worldwide. Ramesh’s passion for education started at a very young age. He lost his father at the age of 7 and was raised by his mother, a life-long educator. He was inspired by his mother, who started her career as a high school teacher and later became the superintendent of the City of Madras -- Department of Education, that provided education for over a million students. Ramesh later observed through the eyes of his children how much an educational reform was needed to engage students, especially in science and math. Knomadix is an expression of Ramesh’s commitment to K-12 education. Today, less than three years after its launch, the innovative technology is being tested for large-scale deployments in five countries around the globe to transform K-12 education.

    The Grow Globally Fair is an annual event hosted by Global Chamber and is open for registration! It will be held from 3-5pm on November 16th, 2017 at the Law Offices of Gardere in Uptown. Global Chamber currently has about 100 chapters worldwide that are either active and running, or have an Executive Director in training to launch their chapters. The vision is to expand into 525 metro areas by 2020. Global Chamber® is the only organization in the world with the mission to grow a business from anywhere to anywhere while collaborating with every organization. We're a thriving and collaborating community of CEOs, executives and professionals in over 500 metros taking on the world of global business.

    The Fair culminates with the Global Awards ceremony. Please join us as we recognize Ramesh and other 2017 award winners:

    “Global Diplomat of the Year" Consul General of Mexico in Dallas, Francisco de la Torre. Read more HERE.

    "Global Startup of the Year" Joshua Johnson, Sr. CEO of Global Expertise

    “Global Innovator for Education Technology” Ramesh Balan, CEO & Founder of Knomadix

    “Global Game Changer under 30” Kyle Lukianuk President of Good Returns. Read more HERE.

    "Global Service Provider of the Year" Jessica Gordon, Director of the US Commercial Service

    "Exporter of the Year in the Field of Electronics" Knight Electronics / Orion Fans

    "Exporter of the Year in the Health Industry" Medi-Dyne

    "Emerging Exporter of the Year" Milk Snob

    “Global Attorney of the Year” Olga Torres of Torres Law, PLLC

    We look forward to seeing you there -- cheers!