German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, Minnesota Chapter Newsletter
A Word from the Executive Director:

It sure seems like our world has changed practically overnight and my heart is with you as we all navigate these unprecedented times!  In the days ahead, as we are more socially isolated I wanted to let you know if there is anything I can do to relieve some of that sense of isolation, please let me know. 

The Chamber will continue to work to provide you with the most update information for you and your businesses that we can.
We have reached out the the MN United to inquire on the status of the FC Augsburg game. They are still working thought groups on their end. As of now, the plan is to play this game, a the target return date for MLS is May 10th. The MNUFC VS FC Augsburg game is scheduled for May 27, 2020. This is obviously a fluid situation and as things change, or when I know more information, II will pass it along to all of you.
I am anxious to return to "normal" but until then, please take good care of yourself and your family. Together we'll get through this and be stronger for it! 

Stay Safe and Healthy,


Sharon Heywood
Executive Director
German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, Minnesota Chapter
Recent News and Events
With the COVID-19 pandemic is the forefront of our daily lives we will be updating the website ( with the events that are happening online that we feel will be of interested to our members and our community.

If any of our members are hosting any upcoming events please email and we will add them.

If you are in need of resources, check out the GACC- Midwest COVID -19 Resource Hub

Information and resources for Employers and Businesses on COVID-19

Coronavirus in Germany

Will Germans Trade Privacy for Coronavirus Protection?  – Astrid Prange, Deutsche Welle 

In Germany, Coronavirus May Spur a Reboot  – Cathrin Schaer, U.S. News

Upcoming Meetings and Events
Webinar: Corona - Impacts On Your Subsidiaries in the USA
DABRT is hosting a free one-hour webinar with Q+A session on April 2 at 8 am CDT .

CO Chapter: COVID-19's Impact on Labor & Employment Law
Join us for a topical webinar on German and American Labor & Employment Law
April 2 at 12 pm CDT

Freitag Feierabend (Friday Happy Hour) - GAI Event
April 3, 2020 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Webinar: US Market Entry & Marketing
G et tips and tricks for effective branding strategies for German companies in the US market.
April 7, 2020 9:00 AM CDT

Virtual Business Luncheon - Overcoming Challenges in the Time of COVID-19 - GACC MIDWEST Event
Join our first ever virtual Business Luncheon as our member TRUMPF covers the topic of "Challenges in the Time of COVID-19 & How to Overcome Them"

Annual Meeting of Members 2020
Join us as GACC Midwest presents their 2020 Annual Meeting of Members online
Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

Member News

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German American Chamber of the Midwest, Minnesota Chapter
Sharon Heywood/Executive Director
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