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NEWS & UPDATES
What you will find in this month's newsletter:

  • Upcoming Events: Pétanque tournament, European Business Mixer, Beaujolais Nouveau
  • News from Community Partners: le Mag' fr@ncophone (n.11)
  • Job Opportunities: FISW Hiring Multiple Positions
  • Partnership Opportunities: Sponsor the 27th Annual Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Festival this fall!

Thank you for being a part of the vibrant French-American business community in the Pacific Northwest!
Upcoming Events
News from Community Partners
LE MAG’ FR@NCOPHONE – MADE IN FRANCE MAGAZINE IN FRENCH
We are happy to announce that the 11 th  issue of the Mag’ fr@ncophone is now available! Read it online.

Le Mag’ fr@ncophone is produced by Made in France , a vibrant community unitied by the belief that art, language and culture are all interconnected. The creators of this issue hope that you enjoy reading it as much as they enjoyed creating it.

The online magazine includes news about Made in France as well as the local francophone community. In this 11th issue, read about the Carmen Opera, slam poetry, and more.

Join us in sending a big thank you to all the writers, professionals and artists involved in making this project something truly special.

North Seattle French School:
Moving to Shoreline this Fall! Enrollment still open.
Have you ever considered bilingual education for your child? This fall, North Seattle French School (NSFS) is moving to a new, larger location in Shoreline and is still accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year!

NSFS, an independent preschool and elementary school, offers an engaged community, small class sizes, instruction by native speakers, and a focus on social-emotional learning in a bilingual environment. The new location significantly increases the school’s classroom space, allowing NSFS to expand and offer a full-time pre-school in years to come. 

The new campus boasts great amenities like access to a play field and indoor recreation, and is well-positioned for students and families coming from both North Seattle and the northern suburbs. With this larger space facilitating continued growth, NSFS is still accepting applications for preschool through 5th grade for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. No French language experience is needed for students entering preschool or kindergarten. To learn more, please visit the NSFS website , contact the office via email or call 206-365-1034.
Job and Volunteer Opportunities
Hiring Multiple Positions: FISW Bilingual School
FISW is currently hiring: Substitute Teachers (French and English), and a Recess/Lunch/After School Care Monitor.

Contract Type(s):  Part-Time
Location:  Bellevue, WA, USA
Education Level:  Varies ( see position description )

The  French Immersion School of Washington  (FISW) seeks responsible, friendly, adaptable people to join their team. For more information about the desired qualifications for each role and how to apply, read the position descriptions online .

A ny questions not answered on the website should be addressed to info@fisw.org .

FISW is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment and hires employees without regard to gender, race, religion, color, creed or sexual orientation.
Trade and Events Assistant Intern
At the end of July, the FACC-PNW said goodbye to our Trade and Events Assistant, Etienne Delage. Etienne worked at the Chamber for 6 months, arriving in Seattle back in January. When asked about his experiences and future plans, Etienne said:

"As I am leaving the French-American Chamber of Commerce, I would like to thank all the members of the board of directors and Mr Jack Cowan for trusting me in taking part of this internship. I am very grateful to have been able to take part of this professional and human adventure at the FACC-PNW.  I would like to thank Mr Jack Cowan, Mr Eric Beaulieu and Mrs Lindsey Townsend for welcoming me in the FACCPNW team and for supporting me during the past 6 months. After I leave the FACC-PNW, I will be pursuing a Master Degree in International Business and Company Strategy at Sciences Po Toulouse, with the hope of coming back to Seattle to work soon. I would like to thank all of the people who were part of my journey, and all of the people I had the chance to work with along the way!" 

Please join us in thanking Etienne for his time spent at the FACC-PNW. Interested in taking over Etienne's position? Please see instructions to apply for our Trade and Events Assistant Internship on our website.
Partnership Opportunities
Sponsor the 27th Annual Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Festival this fall!
On November 22, the French-American Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest will host the 27th Annual Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Festival at the Columbia Tower Club in downtown Seattle. The event is attended by about 500 French and Francophone professionals in Washington State, including many wine and food enthusiasts. All funds raised directly benefit the Chamber’s mission as a small non-profit by supporting our staff, our J-1 interns, and our community engagement.

We offer many opportunities for companies and individuals alike to support our work by sponsoring the event, donating to our silent auction, or by purchasing a table for the night. As a sponsor, you will:
 
  • Gain visibility within the French-American community
  • Meet and network with potential collaborators and clients
  • Bond with your colleagues at one of Seattle’s most iconic venues
  • Entertain your clients and/or reward employees
  • Reinforce your brand
 
Join in this time-honored tradition and have fun for a good cause! Explore our Sponsorship Levels online , or contact us today to request a copy of our sponsorship packet. We would be delighted to work with you to create a personalized sponsorship package that meets your marketing needs.
 
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