• 02 Feb 2017 by Jeffrey Campos

    Global Chamber Denver Business Series Luncheon is proud to host Consul General of Russia Sergey Petrov on February 23 at 11:30a.m. at the Metro State University campus in the Tivoli Center Senate Room. To attend visit our event page.

    As the Consul General of Russia in San Francisco, Sergey Petrov promotes trade‚ economic‚ cultural and scientific relations between Russia and the United States. Mr. Petrov was born in Moscow in 1962; he is married and has an adult son.

    Over 30 years ago, Mr. Petrov joined the diplomatic service at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR. Petrov’s first assignment was at the Embassy of the USSR in Afghanistan. Upon completion of his tour of duty, he worked at various posts at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 1995, he was appointed to the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the U.S.., specializing in congressional affairs and inter parliamentary exchanges. Starting in 1999, Mr.Petrov  worked in Moscow at the office of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Georgiy Mamedov; during 2002-2003, he was the head of his office. In 2003, Sergey was appointed to the Embassy of the

    Russian Federation in Canada, where he soon reached the position of Minister-Counselor and continued working there for 8 years. In 2011, he served as Deputy Director of North American Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the
    Russian Federation. In 2013, Mr. Petrov assumed the duties of Consul General of the Russian Federation in San Francisco.

    He graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1986. Mr. Petrov speaks English, as well as Farsi and French.

  • 08 Feb 2017 by Jeffrey Campos

    There is a lot of discussion about what are the best ways to market your business in government contracting locally and internationally. The opportunities can include food and beverage concessions, retail shops, food distribution and construction management, among others.

    A shining star in the industry is LFL International, Inc.  (LFL), owned by Lloyd and Loretta Lovell, is a minority owned Program, Project and Construction Management company and a Food Service company under the dba Lizzy Food LLC. 


    Most recently they have engaged with an operating partner from Latin America, Espresso Americano, a “Farm to Table” Coffee concept with currently 180+ stores and is locally headquartered in Denver, CO (  The office in Denver and continued franchise opportunities in the metro area as well as nationally will provide increased job opportunities and economic support for the local Denver metro economy.   A group together that will achieve success for the Denver community and internationally.

    LFL’s technical company is a multifaceted organization specializing in project management, program management, construction management, procurement management services, project controls, cost estimating, scheduling, project management staff augmentation and business management consulting. LFL’s objective is to provide the needs of their clients from project conception through project completion.

    LFL, as a technical company, takes pride in being able to staff projects with personnel whose professional qualifications and skills are well suited to the unique projects in which they participate. The professional and technical personnel who staff these projects have over 40 years of combined experiences. LFL has provided professional services on behalf of a variety of federal, municipal and governmental agencies/entities and has participated in several significant, high profile projects.

    Lizzy’s Food is a food manufacturer and assumed the responsibilities of LFL’s food distribution services. Lizzy’s home cooked entrées are old family recipes handed down through generations and still enjoyed by families today. Lizzy’s entrées are “Homemade” style entrees, that remind us of meals “Just like Grandma Made it” with comforting taste.

    The goal is to provide quality home cooked entrees for your weekly table settings or any event worth celebrating. We believe that you should not have to wait to be at a family gathering to enjoy family oriented recipes. Lizzy’s home cooked entrées provide the luxury for anyone to have a superb home cooked meal anywhere and anytime, minus the preparation time to prepare home cooked meals.

    Lizzy’s Food is certified as an Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) and is a MBE under the Minority Supplier Development Council.