FACC-Chicago's Newsletter
September - October 2017

Chicago's Premiere French Culinary & Lifestyle Event
Thursday November 16th, 2017

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

Sept. 12
Sept. 20
Small Business & Entrepreneurs
Sept. 21
Breakfast - Milwaukee 
Oct. 5

Breakfast Seminar
Luxury Goods
Oct. 26
Member Highlights

 Medical Industry highlight in the Chicago area

We're proud to highlight this month  FH Orthopedics & Forecreu America, Inc. These two innovative international companies have a great role in the success of Chicago's medical industry hub.
Visit their websites to learn more about them:
New Members
Corporate Members

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Inspired by the history of ancient kingdoms, ALMASIKA fuse iconic motifs with an international sensibility, to create jewellery with universal allure. 

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

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 - August 2017 | From World Business Chicago
Air cargo tonnage increased   by 15.3%, in June 2016 to June 2017.  Illinois export value increased   by 15.0% YOY, from $5.1B in June 2016 to $5.8 in June 2017.  The number of patents issued in the City of Chicago increased   by 19.4% in July 2017. 148 patents were issued in July 2017, compared to 124 patents in July 2016...
From the FACC-Chicago members
A la Carte 2017 features the Alsace region
Celebrating its third year, A la Carte is coming to Chicago from October 5th-15th! This year's featured region is Alsace.
For 10 days, experience the many flavors and facets of France-from specially priced menus at French restaurants to French-inspired cooking workshops, wine tastings, cultural events and activities for food lovers of all ages.
For more information, visit us as at the A la Carte website, our  Facebook page, or check us out on Instagram.

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. These flights will be operated by an Airbus A330 equipped with 208 seats including 40 in Business, 21 in Premium Economy and 147 in Economy.

Cross Border - Business and Transactions exchange
In 2016, USLAW NETWORK and TELFA (Trans European Law  Firm Alliance) hosted the inaugural Cross Border Business and  Transactions Exchange. Building upon the success of that event  and in light of the historic political and economic changes  which are ongoing, USLAW and TELFA are proud to team  together to once again to present the 2017 Cross Border  Exchange. This event is tailored to management and in-house counsels operating in multiple  jurisdictions or considering expansion into new markets.

Lycée Fran çais | Open house Nov. 4, 2017

Join the Lycée 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!

Bistronomic | Chicago Marathon
Chicago Marathon 40th Anniversary. Specials from Friday October 6, through Sunday October 8, 2017. Vegetarian options are available for all homemade pastas. If you run the Chicago Marathon in less than 2:45:00, you will get a complimentary Dessert & local beer!
Chez moi | Mussels Fest!

Mussels Fest starting on September 8th!

Chez moi will be serving all you can eat Mussels with Frites Sept 8-17 for $25.00 per person.

Sofitel - Holiday Menu
Tailor a dining experience as unique as your holiday event with dinner crafted by award winning Chef Greg Biggers. 

Enjoy summer by trying one of the restaurants that participated in Passport to France 2016! Book a table, order a dish from their catering service or select tasty desserts from the Patisseries.
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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. 
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