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Samuel Poisson, general manager of OeBa French Stairs, and Francois Richard, general manager of kitchen design company Teisseire, are looking to create a presence in the country, and are scouting locations in Phoenix and Scottsdale.
Alan Carey, managing director of Global Business Inc., connected with the two men to help find a way to bring them to the state. Carey is tasked with getting in touch with companies in French-speaking countries to help facilitate business expansion to Arizona.
Poisson specializes in high-end staircases made of wood, glass and steel.
“A lot of it is custom-made, he makes them with stuff others have a hard time finding,” Carey said of Poisson’s work. “The way he makes steps is more cost-efficient.”
Teisseire, a French company specializing in cabinets and kitchen furnishings, plans to expand to Arizona.
Richard’s company specializes in creating custom cabinets and kitchen furnishings, which Carey said can be completed and installed in about 10 weeks, as opposed to some manufacturers that can take several months to complete an installation.
The two businesses will operate separately but might share space when they open their Arizona offices. Both Poisson and Richard will continue to be based in France, but plan to travel to the U.S. frequently.
They expect to establish a physical presence in Arizona by September or October, but they have already hired an employee and have begun taking orders for American projects. They plan to hire about 10 people total when they first start and may share some office personnel at the beginning.
Poisson’s company employs about 50 people in France, and Richard’s company has about 37 workers there.
“In France, the market is flat,” Richard said. “In Arizona, there is market growth.”
The two, along with Carey, have toured several master-planned communities that could be potential clients. In France, the two said they would never see the large volumes of home construction that are underway in Arizona. Already, Richard said, he has gotten interest for a project in the U.S. that would make up nearly half of his annual revenue in France, which is about 5 million euro, or $5.8 million.
Carey said many European companies do not yet consider Arizona as a prime destination for overseas expansion, but a few successful companies that set up operations could pique their interest and open up an entirely new market.
OeBa French Stairs is planning to expand to Arizona from France.
April 20, 2018 – Mesa, AZ
The GBI team joined the East Valley Partnership (EVP), local business, political and community leaders for the 2018 East Valley Statespersons’ Luncheon Event Sponsored by Arizona Public Service (APS). Congressman Andy Biggs, Republican representing Arizona’s Congressional District 5, and Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema, Democrat representing Arizona’s Congressional District 9,shared a surprising number of views about what they see – and aren’t seeing – in Washington, D.C.
A great opportunity to network and meet other local personalities.
March 1, 2018 – Paris
16h44.com, a French blog that distills new and unique management tips features Alan Carey – GBI Managing Director. Read the full interview detailing Alan’s transformation into an american-minded entrepreneur. Click here for full interview….
January 2018 Newsletter in French now online. Vol 1. Issue 1 – Janvier 2018.
January 2, 2018 – Chandler, AZ
Finding a job in Arizona just got easier! 2018 kicks off with very good news for Arizona and the metro valley in particular. WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 26 key indicators of job-market strength. Chandler topped the list ahead of Scottsdale ranking No. 2. Peoria (No. 4) and Gilbert (No. 5) also are prime cities for finding new employment. San Francisco was the lone non-Arizona city in the top five, landing at No. 3.
Hover over the Interactive Map below for more ranking information.
November 15, 2017 – Gilbert, AZ
The PHX East Valley NEXT (Nurturing EXceptional Talent) Mentoring Forum held in Gilbert, AZ was attended by regional leaders including Alan Carey, Managing Director of Global Business Inc. The Forum was designed for senior managers of East Valley Partnership (EVP) members, alumni of local community leadership programs, entrepreneurs, and future education, community and government leaders. Attendees were also provided regional information and overviews on: Aerospace and Aviation, Transportation, Education, and Regional Growth.
Next session scheduled for February 27th, 2018. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
November 6-8, 2017 – Mesa, AZ
The 2nd Arizona UAS Summit & Expo organized by Aerospace Arizona Association in partnership with the AUVSI Saguaro Chapter, brought together experts, industry, academia, legislature and policy makers, military, first responders and disaster relief, regional business leaders and economic developers to highlight emerging trends shaping the unmanned aircraft systems industry on the international, national and regional levels. Aerospace Arizona Association Chair Mignonne Hollis and ADEC member Moses Koyabe teamed up to host a variety of dignitaries among whom were AZ Senator Bob Worsley, Chair of the Transportation Committee and AUVSI CEO Brian Wynne from Washington DC.
Taking place November 6-8, 2017, at the Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West in Mesa, Arizona, this unique event assembled more than 120 attendees and offered access into the impressive UAS ecosystem in our region, opened up visits to our ASU Poly Campus at Mesa Gateway and created networking opportunities designed for decision makers currently or potentially linked to UAS.
With more than 1,200 aerospace companies and the largest government-based UAS center in the world located in Arizona, the Southwest’s role in furthering the breakout of commercial UAS activity or the continuation of mission critical UAS operations is primed to expand.
As organizers for this event, we are driving to stimulate and accelerate local activities and out of state partnerships that will feed into various economic markets.
GBI – Managing Partner
ADEC Member – Aerospace Arizona Association, Advisory Board Member
November 1, 2017 – Tempe, AZ
GBI’s growing presence in Arizona was once again on display on November 1, 2017. Managing Partner, Moses Koyabe, joined other industry and institutional leaders at the Tempe Aerospace Roundtable organized by the City of Tempe and ASU NewSpace Initiative.
The roundtable provided an opportunity for the City of Tempe and ASU to show appreciation for the valuable jobs, technology, and investments companies including our member industry partners continue to make in communities and the region.
Vice Mayor Arredondo-Savage welcomed attendees to share beneficial ideas and information, and most importantly, hear from each other about current trends or challenges in respective industries, businesses, and the community. The meeting included two speakers discussing current industry technologies and ASU industry specific programs. Peter Vedder with Kinetx provided an update on some of the exciting new technology that Kinetx is developing for the space industry. And Sheri Klug Boonstra with School of Earth and Space Exploration at ASU spoke on the ASU SpaceWorks Project dedicated to preparing a relevant workforce for the Aerospace Industry (a new Continuous Capstone Course for the Aerospace Industry).
This is yet another testimony of the awareness and outreach that GBI continues to deliver to its partners and customers.
Phoenix, AZ – October 19, 2017 – The goal of the “Grow your A&D Business in Arizona” Panel Discussion on October 19, 2017 at the National Bank of Arizona organized by Moses Koyabe, GBI managing partner and also Aerospace & Defense Forum Arizona Chapter Chair, was to bring together industry leaders, financial experts and local and state professionals in an open dialogue, to deliberate the issues facing A&D manufacturers and service providers and to present possible strategies as to how the often small and medium sized enterprises can build, grow and market their business.
The diverse and dynamic group of speakers and panelists provided relevant insight, as well as, actionable and practical tools that have worked with other companies and organizations.
Phoenix, AZ – October 16, 2017 GBI Managing Partner and Aerospace Arizona Association Board Member, Moses Koyabe poses with Ben Brierley, US Head of Aerospace and Space from the British Consulate in New York, NY, accompanied by Beth Vaccarezza, Trade & Investment Associate – Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing, Aerospace, Space & Defense. Hank Marshall Executive Director with the City of Phoenix and British Honorary Consul to the state of Arizona was also on hand as Moses hosted the delegation and a cross-section of local business leaders and institutional professionals at Snell & Wilmer Law Firm. The meeting focused on growing partnership between Arizona and the UK, with the goal of ensuring continued success for Small and Medium size enterprises in securing business via robust industry and government collaboration.
Scottsdale, AZ – October 7, 2017: GBI Managng Director, Alan Carey and Managing Partner, Moses Koyabe seen here in the company of Belgium Consul Henri Vantieghem (far right) and Arizona Honorary Consul Reggie Winssinger (far left) at the 29th Annual Ambassadors’ Ball. This prestigious event hosted by the Consular Corps of Arizona in honor of the Kingdom of Spain was attended by His Excellency D. Pedro Morenés Eulate, Ambassador of Spain and 25 of the 35 consuls present in Arizona.
Gilbert, AZ – September 28, 2017: At the invitation of John Lewis, President of the East Valley Partnership, GBI represented by Alan Carey attended the monthly transportation committee meeting. This committee focuses on and considers all forms of transportation, air travel and airports. Former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith, now CEO of the Valley Metro system, presented plans for the transit system in the greater Phoenix area that will include expanded light rail and new bus lines.
Chandler, AZ – September 15, 2017: iGlobal Business Consulting, LLC, a company based in Chandler AZ since 2015 concluded an agreement to join the GBI network of affiliates. Under this arrangement, both companies will be able to leverage the expanded network to provide consulting services and expertise to national and international businesses seeking sustainable growth.
Areas of focus covered by iGlobal Business Consulting will be Market research, legal, import & export.
Phoenix, AZ – September 14, 2017: The Phoenix Warburg Chapter hosted a Panel Discussion “Global and Local Energy Transitions from Germany and Beyond”. Alan Carey, GBI Managing Director was on hand with other notable experts from Germany and Arizona to discuss Germany’s energy transition (Energiewende). The panel also looked at where Arizona stands on the path to joining Germany as a leader in this global movement and at the economic impacts of renewable energy and energy efficiency, especially on a local scale, i.e., how sustainable-energy policies foster local job creation, economic activity, and tax revenue while reducing greenhouse-gas emissions and thus mitigating global climate change.
ZG Worldwide is a management consultancy augmented by a broad range of specialized business services. ZG Worldwide is a one-stop shop, a department store of services, with diverse resources to solve problems.
Working with specialized Small Businesses to Mid-Size companies, ZG is built up as a hybrid traditional consultancy/freelancing platform. The affiliate agreement between ZG Worldwide that extends to ZG Afrika provides access to our mutual customers to an expanded spectrum of skills and services.
This workshop will be moderated by Jean-Claude DUROUSSEAUD, US expert, and Alan Carey, as CEEVO partner in Arizona, who will present the US economic environment and business opportunities and investments for French companies in this vast state of Arizona. They will emphasize the economic, legal, social and cultural differences to consider before considering overseas development and will be available to answer questions from attendees at the end of the workshop.
Coming September 28, 2017: R.I.D.Y. – Rencontres Industrielles D‘Yonne is the go-to event for Positive Enterprises. GBI will be represented by affiliate Florence Campenon (Campenon Communication) in Auxerre, France at this B2B event expected to draw 250 exhibitors, 2000 professional attendees and 500 pre-arranged meetings.
Professional round-tables deliver an inside real-life experience to help companies export their French “savoir-faire” to the USA. Join GBI affiliate Jean-Claude Durousseaud with JCD&B Networking next September 12, 2017 at the Savoie Economic Fair
Phoenix, AZ – August 31, 2017:
Global Business Inc. was present at the 2017 Small Business Expo held on August 31st in Phoenix. Managing Director, Alan Carey attended this very anticipated B2B trade show with various conferences and events to learn about products and services offered by participating businesses and entrepreneurs. The networking with other industry professionals allowed GBI to connect first-hand with potential partners and customers seeking to grow their businesses both within the US as well as internationally.
Phoenix, AZ – August 30, 2017:
Alan Carey, Managing Director was on hand at the Galvanize for the Health Technology Market Intelligence Launch Event organized by the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC). The event connecting healthcare and technology highlighting the importance of research and development in the healthcare industry was held in conjunction with the launching of the Health Technology in Greater Phoenix Market Intelligence Report (Read the full report at GPEC-Market-Intelligence-Report)
Surprise, AZ – August 16, 2017
Meeting with the City of Surprise, Jeanine Jerkovic, Economic Development Director and Julie Neal, Economic Development Coordinator to explore avenues of leveraging the City’s attractiveness for new business. The meeting included a guided tour of the four-building AZ TechCelerator campus, a business incubator with a focus on new innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. The nearly 60,000 square feet of affordable space, tools and resources are offered by the City of Surprise to local startups as well as international companies that are increasingly looking at the United States to expand their operations.
Both teams narrowed down to a number of ideas that they will be pursuing over the coming months. Stay Tuned…! Thanks to the ED team at Surprise!
Mesa, AZ. Approximately 20 members and guests of the Aerospace Arizona Association attended a tour on August 3 of Falcon Field Airport in Mesa, Arizona. The group learned of the airport’s history, its current uses, and toured several of the businesses operating on and adjacent to the airport campus…….click here for more
GBI Managing Director, Alan Carey (left) and Managing Partner, Moses Koyabe (right) pose at the CAE Oxford Aviation Academy at the Falcon Airport in Mesa, AZ. Alan and Moses were part of a professional delegation invited by the Aerospace Arizona Association that toured the airport operations and several aerospace and Defense establishments that also included the Boeing Apache Helicopter assembly plant. – August 3, 2017