The year 2017 is an important year for all Finns, we celebrate the Centennial of Finland's Independence this year. The celebrations go on throughout the year, all around the world. 

Florida is not missing out on the celebrations! Both FACC and the Honorary Consulate of Finland in Lake Worth are organizing events to celebrate this big milestone. We have the honor of having Ms. Maria Lohela, Speaker of Eduskunta, the Parliament of Finland together with a delegation from the Parliament and our new Consul General and Ambassador Manu Virtamo from New York as honorary guests at our next event. You find more information below.

We are also looking for our next intern, read more about this in this newsletter or visit http://facc-fl.com/internship/ 

Let's make this year the best one yet!

Yours in service,
Esa Jokela
FACC President

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What's new

Intern wanted!!
We are currently looking for a new intern, for both summer and fall season. Are you ready for the experience of a lifetime or do you know someone who is?
M ore information here
  or contact us at info@facc-fl.com 

Membership news
We seek to keep you informed to keep you on top. There are many valuable exclusive benefits that we offer to our members.  FACC-FL is the forum for networking, meeting potential customers and clients, gaining new contacts and growing your business. Do not forget that as a member, you have the opportunity to increase visibility and advertise in our monthly newsletter and social media channels. 
Interes ted? Contact us at info@facc-fl.com

News from Finland

Neste refuels its focus in North
Neste has rebranded its renewable diesel fuel in North America and is looking for ever more ways to produce biofuels in Canada. Neste announced earlier this week that it will rebrand its renewable diesel fuel to 'Neste MY Renewable Diesel' in North America and also rebrand its other renewable products with 'Neste MY' brand names.

Finnish mobile apps help prevent strokes and heart attacks
Nowadays you can find a mobile app for almost anything and some of them 
can even save your life. Now Finnish researchers have made it possible to use your phone to detect a heart attack or early signs of a stroke.

Nocart to turn sun into power in Zambia
Nocart Oy has signed a supply contract for the delivery of a 30-40 MW solar hybrid power plant. The value of the signed contract for Nocart is 200 million US dollars.

News from Florida

Gov. Scott: More than 237,000 new jobs created in 2016
Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses created 2 37,300 new private-sector jobs in 2016, bringing the total number of jobs created since December 2010 to 1,262,100.  

Mayo Clinic receives $1.6 million to fund Alzheimer's research in Jacksonville
Eight programs at Mayo Clinic's Jacksonville campus are receiving a total of $1.6 million in grants to fund Alzheimer's research in Jacksonville. The Florida Department of Health awarded grants to 27 programs statewide on behalf of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Grant Advisory Board.   Read More

Port Tampa Bay steers course toward promising 2017 - with headwinds
Port Tampa Bay CEO Paul Anderson has big plans for the years ahead at Port Tampa Bay, and some significant headwinds to overcome along the way. Several issues, including the consolidation of global carriers, made 2016 a tough year to navigate. Read More

Upcoming FACC Events

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We hope you find this newsletter useful and we would love to get feedback and suggestions on how to make it better. We also have many volunteer opportunities within the chamber so let us know how you want to be involved.

Esa Jokela
FACC, Florida Chapter