Christmas is just around the corner and 2017 is almost wrapped up. We had a very busy year, as we celebrated Finland's 100th anniversary. 

This time of the year we would like to thank all our members for your support throughout the year, you are all important to us. We   look forward to see  you again next year.

Our first event of the year 2018 will be a luncheon on January 13th with guest speaker,  member of the Finnish Parliament, Eero Lehti. On the same weekend we have a joint event with SACC (the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce) on January 14th.  Let's kick-start 2018 together! 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Yours truly,
Esa Jokela
FACC President
News from Finland

Finland is the third most prosperous country in the world, according to the latest Legatum Prosperity Index
London-based think tank the Legatum Institute used nine pillars to measure the prosperity of 149 countries.

18 reasons why Finland is the greatest country on Earth
The Telegraph points out 18 reasons why Finland might be one of the greatest countries.

Finland and the United States are partners in investment, innovation and trade
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has issued a new brochure that focuses on the broad economic relations between Finland and the United States.

 News from Florida

AAA predicts record travel over Christmas and New Year's
Comforted by a strong economy, more Americans than ever are expected to travel over the Christmas and New Year's holidays. Read More  

Florida invests in seaports
The Sunshine state attracts start-ups and businesses because of its strategic geographic locations, state-of-the art infrastructures, multilingual work forces and concentrations of corporate and financial resources.  Read More

Upcoming FACC Events

Tickets and more information coming soon.

We hope you find this newsletter useful and we would love to get feedback and suggestions on how to make it better. We also have many volunteer opportunities within the chamber so let us know how you want to be involved.

Esa Jokela
FACC, Florida Chapter