FACC-Chicago's Newsletter
November-December 2017

13 days left until Passport to France! Register today!

Passport is FACC-Chicago's main fundraiser.  
If you believe in what we do, support us and join Passport to France!
Thursday November 16th, 2017 

- VIP Tickets almost sold out! -

Event Page ]  *  [ Air France Raffle ]  *  [ Register for Passport ]

Passport to France is Chicago's largest French Food & Lifestyle event. Organized by the French-American Chamber of Commerce, this fundraiser was designed to highlight the rich, creative and varied culinary experiences available in Chicago. Passport to France is an all-senses experience: taste French-inspired food & wine from restaurants & vendors, meet some of the best chefs in the region, take home the 2018 French Lifestyle Guide, and enjoy French Lounge Music.
 Upcoming Events


Nov. 15
Passport to 
Nov. 16
Breakfast Seminar
Organizational Change
Dec. 7
Dec. 12
European Prof. Networking
Dec. 20
V.I.E program Workshop
Are you looking for young talents to help you develop your activities in the USA ?
The V.I.E Program is the Human Resources solution to support your international expansion with young European talents.  Tue, November 14, 2017 | 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Event co-organized by Business France and FACC-Chicago | Register
Member Highlights

 Smart TRaffic
Smart Traffik offers brands and retailers omni-channel solutions in SAAS mode to enrich the shopping procedure. Founded in 2012 Smart Traffik already services more than 140 brands and retailers, and the solution is used in 114 countries.

Corporate Social Responsibility Highlights
The French Pastry School Hurricane Relief Project
When times are tough, we know a bit of kindness and a touch of sweetness can go a long way to lift spirits. Baking 60,000 cookies to deliver to those affected by the hurricanes in Texas and Florida was the French Pastry School's small way of helping. 
If you'd like to help the victims still recovering in TX, FL, & Puerto Rico, please donate to  mercychefs.com/donation

If you have a Corporate Social Responsibility story that you would like to include in our future newsletter please contact us: pr@facc-chicago.com

New Members
Corporate Members

A Bridge Design
A Bridge is a bilingual Graphic Design Studio, with a strong background in the Food, Wine and Spirits industries. A  Bridge's  mission is to express a brand's identity and to communicate messages through compelling designs.

FISA North America Inc.
Designer and manufacturer of ultrasonic, detergent processes and water treatment systems,  cleaning machines with a focus on clients needs to offer a turnkey solution.

Visit: www.fisa.com 

Vendome Partners 
Vendome Partners International is an executive search firm that specializes in solving the unique challenges associated with filling critical roles in an international environment. 

Florence Mussat, M.D., S.C.
Dr. Mussat is a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 15 years of professional experience. She uses her meticulous surgical skill to help patients refine their natural beauty and recapture their youthful glow.

Exclusive Offer to FACC-Chicago members

The Executive Speaker Forum will be held on November 20, 2017. This year's speaker will be David Cameron, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 
FACC Chicago members receive the TMA member rates by using Promo Code: TMA17 when registering. 
Register on TMA website

News from FACC-Chicago

FACC-Chicago's President Juan-Luis Goujon (left) and Guillaume General, Consul General of France in Chicago (right) with  former France Attorney,  Christiane Taubira (center) who continues her fight for equality and justice all around the world. 
Christiane Taubira was the guest speaker at Alliance Francaise for a special conference : " Les mots pour interroger notre passé". She wrote   the preface to the book of Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Trial of America , which just came out in French.

Career Opportunities
Le Job Hub
Post your resume or a job offer on our website, check out potential candidates, or even apply for a job!

We are the perfect interface between active job seekers  and companies looking for everything from interns to experienced, high-quality candidates.  More information

Find the perfect candidate, and review the latest profiles uploaded. 
> Visit our  Candidate Board.  
  Check the latest  job opportunities posted!

> Visit our  Job Board

Mentoring Program
Are you in a career transition? Join FACC-Chicago's Women Mentoring Women
The Women 4 Women Committee (W4W) is a network of women attached to the French-American Chamber of Commerce of Chicago, eager to help other women think through their career advancement and identify professional opportunities. The Committee has developed a  Mentoring Program to help candidates articulate and implement a job search strategy in the U.S.
For more information and to apply, click here:   > W4W Mentoring Program

Chicago & Business Trends
Chicago by the numbers - October 2017 | From World Business Chicago
The Chicago (city) economy has expanded by an estimated 10,922 jobs year-over-year since September 2016. The largest gains were in the Financial Activities (+6,162), Educational and Health Services (+3,297), Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities (+1,508), and Construction (+692) sectors...
From the FACC-Chicago members
Dimeco at FABTECH 2017  

Join Dimeco, one of the world leaders for sheet metal coil production systems, at FABTECH Nov. 6-9, 2017. 
Booth: A3591 |  Contact: Sylvain Touboul, Managing Director 
Email: contact.usa@dimeco.com. 
Register for FABTECH 2017, click here.
Learn more about Dimeco  

Lycée Fran çais | Open house Nov. 4, 2017

Join the Lyc ée Fran ç ais at their campus located in Ravenswood to learn about their academic programs, after-school offerings, sports programs and tuition/financial aid options. Teachers, parents, students and staff will share their Lyc é e experiences first-hand and be available to answer your questions!

Winter flight with AirFrance
Air France is launching winter service to Chicago. Starting October 24, Air France will operate five weekly flights throughout the winter season connecting Chicago's O'Hare International Airport to Paris-Charles de Gaulle. 

Bistronomic | Chicago's "finest affordable French" Restaurant!
Chicago Tribune names Bistronomic "Chicago's finest affordable French" restaurant. Bistronomic earned the coveted spot as the No. 36 best restaurant on Chicago tribune's most recent update of the "50 Best Restaurant In Chicago". Bravo Martial!
Chez moi |" Ooh La La " New Chicago original Speakeasy!

Ooh La La is now open in the back of Chez Moi. The re birth of a Chicago original Speakeasy. Amazing cocktails and great small plates. Bleu cheese gougères, home made unique flat breads, caviars, charcuteries, cheeses.
Ring the door bell on Dickens.
Sofitel | Café des Architectes - Thanksgiving
Forget all the work that goes into cooking a Thanksgiving feast, and let award winning Executive Chef Greg Biggers treat your family to a meal to remember. Without the clean up. This year, be thankful for warm service from our talented Ambassadors, a chic atmosphere through award winning design, and flavors that make this effortless feast a family tradition for many Chicagoans.

Shaw's Crab House
Shaw's Crab House in Chicago is hosting a Traditional 
Thanksgiving Buffet on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23rd. The family-friendly buffet will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. to commemorate the holiday.

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FACC-Chicago's Mission
T he French-American Chamber of Commerce ( FACC-Chicago) is an independent bi-national, non-profit, membership organization,  whose mission is to foster a thriving economic relationship between the United States and France and to welcome and support French businesses, entrepreneurs, and professionals in the greater Chicago area. 
Thrive within the French-American business community 
Tel: (312) 578-0444