Another month has gone by quickly, which means we are closing up on the February centennial celebrations, in honor of Finland 100. The Finnish American Chamber of Commerce networking luncheon is coming up already this Friday, on February 17th! Join us and meet new people, network, foster your business and meet the Keynote Speakers, the Speaker of the Finnish Parliament Ms. Maria Lohela and Mr. Steven Grant, Mayor of Boynton Beach. 

I would also like to thank all the participants who joined us for our Wine & Dive networking event on January 12th. It was good to see many new faces at the event.

Stay tuned for more updates, and don't miss to register for the business luncheon on February 17th.  
Yours in service,
Esa Jokela
FACC President
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News from Finland

Kalmar and Valmet score big deals in the Americas
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received orders for 708 terminal tractors from the Americas, while Valmet will supply a major rebuild of Sappi North America's paper machine at its manufacturing facility in Maine, USA

Finland 100 takes Finnish art to New York
The Modern Woman is the first-ever Ateneum exhibition to be held in New York. The 
exhibition is part of Finland's 
centenary year programme.

VTT makes waste water work
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland wants to save the nutrients and carbon in waste water, which can be worth millions.

News from Florida

Gov. Scott awards more than $16 million in research grants to cure cancer and tobacco-related diseases
State Surgeon General and Secretary Dr. Celeste Philip said, "Cancer and tobacco related disease continue to impact too many of Florida's families. Investing in Florida's research institutions to effect change in the areas of prevention, diagnosis and treatment is critical to the future of healthcare innovation in our state.  

These are Florida's fastest-growing jobs, according to Zippia
Florida Top 50 fastest-growing jobs of 2017, according to Zippia. 

Survey: Florida among happiest states in America
"Florida residents report a higher well-being in the purpose, community, social relationships, and physical health elements than a majority of states" . Read More

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Esa Jokela
FACC, Florida Chapter