Secretary Gretchen Carson Monroe-Union Economic Development
Laura Burton Smith Moore Leatherwood, LLP
Guillaume Faure Areva
Preston Fay Technekes, LLC
Frederic Gresset Wells Fargo
Olivier Henry Dassault Systèmes
Al Lanctot Dara Moore School of Business
Marie-Claire Ribeill Honorary Consul of France
Colin Kearney SCOR
Jean-Louis Vanderstraeten SC Business Connections and Services, LLC
The FACC CAROLINAS WELCOMES
Louis De Corail
Consul General - Southeastern US
Producing world-class leaders
ready for the global business marketplace
For nearly 100 years, the Darla Moore School of Business has provided an outstanding business education to students who have gone on to become leaders in every business sector. Known worldwide for its top-ranked programs in international business, the Moore School is home to a world-class faculty and ten major research centers.
The Moore School is committed to educating leaders in global business, and to playing a central role in the economic growth of the state by bringing the world to South Carolina, and South Carolina to the world.
There are many HR consultants who have been working in the consulting field for years, if not decades. What would distinguish me from the others?
My thoughts are that over my career I have had the opportunity of working with organizations from around the world; primarily Belgium, followed by France and Japan. My forte includes Organizational Development, Professional Development, creating Positive Company Cultures and implementing the mind set of Continuous Improvement. While I believe I could help most HR Departments contribute more to their company's bottom line, I have a particular affinity to working with companies which are headquartered outside the U.S. Another possible area that might distinguish me from many consultants is that for forty years I have been achieving results, as opposed to talking about achieving results. Lastly, I had the honor of being selected by the SC Chamber of Commerce as the 2014 HR Professional of the Year.
MOT DU PRESIDENT
Dear Members and Friends;
Beside well known sport rivalries between university teams, the competition is also very active between the 100+ Universities to attract more than 500,000 students every year in the Carolinas.
In this competition, innovation and partnerships are two key words. The French American Chamber of Commerce of the Carolinas is well aware that businesses, here in the US and abroad, are looking to reinforce their ties with the academic institutions to collaborate on designing programs that will satisfy their future needs.
We are proud to have two new members coming from this higher education world. The Darla Moore School of Business which is ranked #1 International MBA program (US News) based in Columbia, SC and Skema based in Raleigh, NC which is ranked #2 by the magazine l'Etudiant for "International Excellence".
We are very thankful to them and to all our existing members for their support and delighted to see that new members are coming from both South and North Carolina.
Christian Depret-Bixio President
"Why South Carolina?"
International perspective on investing and expanding into the Region
The French American Chamber of Commerce for the Carolinas, the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S. and the Japan-America Association of South Carolina.
Join us for a cross cultural panel discussion with executives from a French, a German and a Japanese company. Our panelist will share their experience and thoughts on doing business in South Carolina as a foreign owned company and talk about their cross-cultural encounters.
We will assess reasons for choosing SC as well as intercultural challenges and lessons learned.
The panel will be moderated by journalists of Site Selection Magazine.
Greenville, SC Thursday, October 20, 6-8pm
Wednesday November 9, 6-8pm
Invitation with details and registration to follow
Mark your calendar - Save the date - Stay tuned
Nexsen Pruet Law Firm
1230 Main Street,
Columbia, SC 29201
Invitation with registration info to follow
Networking Happy Hour September 6
Nice to meet you!
Great to see you again!
I forgot about this venue, it is so nice!
Oh, you here? It was all about connection and re-connection!
About 40 people of the local community had a chance to network and meet some of our new members.
Thanks for coming and we hope to see you at our Beaujolais Nouveau 2016 event.
FACCCarolinas A VOTRE SERVICE
for Foreign Interns and Trainees
The FACC J-1 Visa Program can give your company a critical advantage in securing one or several trainees or interns educated in the best European schools quickly. It is available only to companies that are members of the FACC Carolina and, as a result, participants enjoy supportive, individually tailored service.