Trustee member:


Greetings from sunny Florida!

I want to begin by thanking all participants who attended our networking event at the International Polo Club in Wellington. The event had a truly international flavor with representatives from at least eight different nations participating.  While refreshments were served in the field side VIP hospitality tent, world class polo was being played only a few feet away on the field. 

Our next member event will focus on a more serious topic of immigration issues. This will benefit those individuals and businesses looking to establish a more permanent status in the United States. Topics will include: How to begin the process, what are the requirements for the different visas, investor visas, allowable activities for tourists, among other important immigration issues. Our presenter will be Counselor at Law, Serge Boheme from Polatsek Law Firm. 

The event is scheduled for April 21st at 3pm. This will also give all of us an opportunity to visit the Scandinavian Center in Davie, as that is the location for the presentation. It is located very close to IKEA. 

Yours in service,

Esa Jokela


APR 21st: General Immigration Matters Presentation  

Get the latest information on immigration to the United States.
  • How to begin the process
  • What are the requirements for different visas
  • Investor visas
  • Visas for professionals
  • Allowable activities for tourists 
Location: Scandinavian Center, 2950 South Flamingo Road, Davie, FL 33330

RSVP by April 17th. Read more & register now!


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Read more news from Florida:
State of Florida     Palm Beach Post


The World Strategic Forum
April 11-12th, 2016
Biltmore Hotel, Miami

The Forum is presented by the International Economic Forum of the Americas to address the major governance challenges of the new world economic order, focusing on the central role of the Americas in the global economy. Phenomenal world class speakers and global leaders gather at these events to discuss the future. A perfect possibility to learn & participate and to network!

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