NEWSLETTER | May 2018
OPINION
Happy May Day to everyone! 1st of May or Vappu, as the Finns call it, is a special holiday in Finland. It celebrates the spring and also Finnish labor. People eat well and go out to party. Sugar-coated doughnuts and mead are the traditional treats to have during Vappu. The streets of Helsinki are filled with balloons for kids, and people who are wearing their graduation hats. Unfortunately, we don't celebrate much Vappu here in South Florida, but we sure have other interesting events coming up.

FACC is organizing a business breakfast at the Beach Club Restaurant on May 17th.
The Mayor of Lake Worth, Pam Triolo, Vice Mayor Andy Amoroso and City Manager, Michael Bornstein will all join us. The Lake Worth City Officials will share interesting facts about Lake Worth's future. This is an event you don't wanna miss!
Happy May Day! Enjoy the Spring!

Yours truly,
Esa Jokela
FACC President

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Upcoming Events
Did You Know? - Business Breakfast
Finnish American Chamber of Commerce invites you to enjoy breakfast at the Beach Club Restaurant, as the Lake Worth City Officials Mayor Pam Triolo, Vice Mayor Andy Amoroso and City Manager Michael Bornstein share interesting facts about the future of Lake Worth.
When?
Thursday, May 17
8am to 9:30am
Where?
The Beach Club Restaurant
Lake Worth Golf Club
1 7th Ave North, Lake Worth
FL 33460

Members $10
Non-Members $15

Please RSVP by May 9
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