Sunday, January 17, 2010

AZIGG Monday, February 1st with Don Burton

The next strategic industry sector for Arizona that we'll be discussing at AZIGG is education. Our speaker on Monday, February 1st will be Don Burton, President of Dunlap-Stone University and the International Import-Export Institute. Attendees will hear a global business success story based in Phoenix and receive an update from Thunderbird School of Global Management and on education in Arizona from Suzanne Taylor, Senior VP of Public Policy at the Arizona Chamber.

Thanks to Phil Clouse and Stanton Knight of MTD Products for discussing manufacturing at AZIGG on Monday. Their presentation and pictures can be found on the AZIGG site here:

"Education in Arizona Can Compete Globally If..."
Monday, February 1st, 7:30am - 9:00am
Networking starts at 7:00am in the first floor conference room.
ASU SkySong, Scottsdale (SE Corner Scottsdale/McDowell Roads)
Investment $15 - Coffee and Dunkin Donuts Served

On February 1st at ASU-SkySong in Scottsdale, President Don Burton of Dunlap-Stone University and the International Import-Export Institute will discuss how he and his team have successfully grown their education business. It's a global growth success story that is applicable for any business owners growing globally online.

The International Import-Export Institute based in Phoenix provides specialized accredited international trade education programs globally via an "asynchronous" online format. The Institute works with governments, individuals and companies worldwide to provide practical training. The Import-Export Institute is recognized worldwide as the global authority for professional international trade certification.
See you on February 1st! All the best, Doug
Doug Bruhnke
Arizona International Growth Group (AZIGG)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Next AZIGG on Global Manufacturing in Arizona January 11th at SkySong

MTD Consumer Products, a global manufacturer of outdoor power equipment founded in 1932, maintains their global headquarters for handheld products in Chandler, Arizona. The MTD family of brands includes Cub Cadet, Cub Cadet Yanmar, Troy-Bilt, White Outdoor, Yard-Man, Yard Machines, Bolens, Arnold, GardenWay and MTD Pro.

President of MTD Southwest Phil Clouse will be discussing how the Arizona division was able to successfully put together a business case for manufacturing outdoor power equipment in their plant here and in Nogales instead of in China. Many of those success factors can be translated to other manufacturers in Arizona looking to compete and win in the global marketplace. Phil will be joined by Director of Manufacturing Stanton Knight, and he will be sharing his overall perspective on how manufacturing here can be more competitive.

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February event: 2/1/10 at ASU-SkySong to be announced

March event: 3/1/10 at ASU-SkySong to be announced

All the best, Doug

Doug Bruhnke
AZIGG (monthly meetings at ASU SkySong)