Saturday, August 23, 2014

Looking for a Few Good Folks for the Global Chamber

We're looking for some talented movers and shakers at both the Global Chamber and Growth Nation. Please review the latest open positions here: Join us.

Learn more about the Global Chamber here:

Learn more about Growth Nation here:

Thank you. Doug Bruhnke

Monday, June 30, 2014

South of the Border Lunch August 5th

South of the Border Lunch
New Opportunities with Mexico

Consul General Roberto Rodriguez Hernandez - Opportunities
Honduras Honorary Consul Tony Banegas - Border Immigration
AZ Treasurer Candidate Hugh Hallman - Cross-Border Business
Plus Two CEO's Discussing Trade and Investment Opportunities for Arizona Businesses in and with Mexico.


Tuesday, August 5, 2014
11:00am – 1:00pm

Macayo's Restaurant, 4001 N Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Speakers plus full lunch with beverage - $29.95 all inclusive. Free parking.
Doors open at 11:00am. Lunch 11:30am to noon. Speakers noon to 1pm.
For more global business initiatives in Metro Phoenix, including the Global Chamber, read more in In Business Magazine.

Who should attend: Arizona leaders looking to grow globally and network with the international business community.  
Register HERE

What to Expect: Speakers will provide the latest trade & investment opportunities with Mexico. Join us for global business information, connections and resources. This is the last AZIGG event before the conversion to Global Chamber Phoenix!

Welcome internationalists!
Questions? Contact Yvonne @ 480-595-5000 (

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Best International Restaurants in Phoenix, Arizona (2014, updated)

International restaurants in Phoenix, Tucson and other cities and towns across Arizona add to international flavor of the state... quite literally.

Here's an updated list of the best international food in Arizona. Did we miss your favorite place? Send in your input to

Best International Restaurants in Phoenix (and Arizona)

Afghan: Flaming Kebob (Mesa and Tempe), Kyber Halal (Phoenix)

Bosnian: Caffe Sarajevo (Phoenix)

Brazilian: Fogo de Chao (Scottsdale)

British/Irish: Codfather (Phoenix), Cornish Pasty Company (Tempe and Mesa), George and Dragon (Phoenix), Rula Bula (Tempe), Skeptical Chymist (Scottsdale)

Cambodian: Reathrey Sekong (Phoenix)

Canadian: Zany Beaver (Tucson)

Caribbean: Chino Bandido (Phoenix and Chandler), Havana Cafe (Phoenix), Millie's Cafe Puerto Rican Cuisine (Mesa)

Chinese: China Chile* (Phoenix), China King (Chandler), China Magic Noodle House (Chandler), Chou's Kitchen (Chandler), George and Son (Scottsdale), Great Wall Hong Kong Cuisine (Phoenix), New Hong Kong Restaurant (Phoenix), Szechuan Palace* (Phoenix)

Dutch: Rokerij (Phoenix)

Ecuadorian: Mi Comida Restaurante Latino (Phoenix)

El Salvadorian: Restaurant Salvadoreno (Mesa)

Ethiopian: Cafe Lalibela (Tempe), Gojo Ethiopian (Phoenix)

Filipino: Hey Joe! (food truck), Halo-Halo (Phoenix)

French: Amuse Bouche Bistro (Surprise), Au Petit Four (Scottsdale), Coup des Tartes (Phoenix), La Petite France (Scottsdale), Sophie's (Phoenix), Vincent's on Camelback (Phoenix), Vincent Market Bistro (Phoenix), Zinc Bistro (Phoenix)

German: Brat Haus (Scottsdale), Europa Pastry Cafe (Phoenix), German Sausage Company (Phoenix), Haus Murphy's (Glendale), Zur Kate (Mesa)

Greek: Greekfest* (Phoenix)

Indian: Al Hamra* (Scottsdale), Indian Delhi Palace (Phoenix), Jewel of the Crown (Scottsdale), Maharaja Palace (Glendale), Tandoori Times (Glendale and Scottsdale), The Dhaba (Tempe), Udupi Cafe (Scottsdale)

Italian: Andreoli Italian Grocer* (Scottsdale), Alexi's Grill (Phoenix), Avanti's (Phoenix), Cibo (Phoenix), Crudo (Italian), Giuseppe's on 28th (Phoenix), Marcellino Ristorante (Phoenix), Noca (Scottsdale), Pasta Brioni (Scottsdale), Pizzeria Bianco* (Phoenix), 'Pomo (Scotttsdale), Postino Arcadia and Central (Phoenix), Sassi (Scottsdale), Tomaso's (Phoenix and Chandler), Trattoria Bianco (Phoenix), Tutti Santi (Scottsdale, Gilbert and Glendale)

Japanese: Dozo (Scottsdale), Hana Japanese Eatery (Phoenix), Hiro Sushi (Scottsdale), Nobuo at Teeter House* (Phoenix), Roka Akor* (Scottsdale), ShinBay* (Scottsdale), Shimogamo* (Chandler), Sushi Ken (Chandler), Toyama (Scottsdale), Yasu Sushi Bistro (Phoenix)

Korean: Cafe Ga Hyang (Glendale), Chodang Tofu and BBQ (Chandler), Takamatsu* (Chandler)

Kosher: Segal's Oasis Grill (Phoenix)

Lebanese: Mijana* (Tempe)

Mexican: Atoyac Estilo Oaxaca (Phoenix), Barrio Cafe* (Phoenix), Carolina's Mexican Food (Phoenix), Comedor Guadalajara* (Phoenix), El Bravo (Phoenix), El Guero Canelo* (Tucson), Elote Cafe* (Sedona), Elvira's* (Tubac), Javelina Inferno (Scottsdale), La 15 Y Salsas Mexican Grill, La Tolteca Mexican Foods (Phoenix), Los Dos Molinos (Phoenix+), Los Reyes de la Torta* (Phoenix), Mariscos Playa Hermosa (Phoenix), Mi Nidito* (Tucson), Pepe's Taco Village (Phoenix), San Carlos Bay (Phoenix)

Middle Eastern / Persian: Al-Hana at Baiz Market* (Phoenix), NAYA Mediterranean (Scottsdale), Pars Persian Cuisine (Phoenix), Persian Garden Cafe (Phoenix), Persian Room (Scottsdale)

Moroccan: Alzohour (Phoenix)

Pakistani: Curry Corner (Tempe)

Peruvian: Mi Comida Restaurante Latino (Scottsdale), Villa Peru (Tempe)

Polish: Polish Goodies (Phoenix)

Russian/Uzbek: Bon Appetit (Phoenix), Golden Valley (Phoenix), Restaurant Samarkand* (Phoenix)

Somali: Juba Restaurant (Phoenix)

Spanish: Tapas Papa Fritas (Scottsdale)

Swedish: Beaver Choice* (Tempe)

Thai: Chanpen Thai (Phoenix), Malee's on Main* (Scottsdale), Swaddee Thai Cuisine (Scottsdale and Chandler), Thai Lahna (Phoenix), Thai Spices (Mesa), Wild Thaiger* (Phoenix)

Vietnamese: Cyclo Vietnamese Cuisine (Chandler), Davang (Phoenix), Fresh Mint (Scottsdale), Khai Hoan (Tempe), Noodles Ranch (Scottsdale), Pho Thanh (Phoenix), Tea Lite Cafe (Scottsdale)

There are also many world-class resorts with great restaurants inside - some of which are international and all of which cater to international visitors.

Best Arizona Resort Dining

Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa (Phoenix)
Camelback Inn (Scottsdale)
Enchantment Resort (Sedona)
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort and Spa (Scottsdale)
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North (Scottsdale)
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch (Scottsdale)
Intercontinental Montelucia Resort and Spa (Paradise Valley)
L'Auberge de Sedona (Sedona)
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort (Tucson)
Ritz-Carlton Phoenix (Phoenix)
Royal Palms Resort and Spa (Phoenix)
Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa (Paradise Valley)
Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort (Chandler)
Talking Stick Resort and Casino (Scottsdale)
The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort (Carefree)
The Hermosa Inn (Phoenix)
The Phoenician Resort (Scottsdale)
The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa (Scottsdale)
The Westin LaPaloma Resort and Spa (Tucson)
Westward Look Resort (Tucson) 

Lyndon Smith of BioHumaNetics on Growing Globally

At "Cinco de Global" we welcome Lyndon Smith, CEO of Gilbert-based BioHumaNetics as a speaker to Arizona International Growth Group (AZIGG). Lyndon has led the Arizona firm to grow in dozens of countries worldwide - facing some interesting importing and exporting challenges.

'Cinco de Global' is on the first Monday of the month - May 4, 2014 at ASU SkySong. Welcome!

RSVP for Cinco de Global here: More info and sign-up here.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Canada Week Events in Phoenix

Arizona International Growth Group and the Global Chamber PHX are pleased to participate in this year's Canada Week in Phoenix.

Events start February 1st with the 62nd Annual Canadian Picnic, supported by Phoenix Sister Cities.

AZIGG's monthly event is Monday, February 3rd with Three Global Leaders - more HERE.

AZIGG is teaming with other local organizations including KeatsConnelly, Canada Arizona Business Council, Growth Nation and others for the Canada Week Business Mixer at DIRTT on Wednesday, February 5th - more HERE.

Additional Canada Week events are shown HERE. Join us!