SACC-GA Newsletter | June 12 2018

Thank you everyone who attended Sweden Day last week - what better way to celebrate Swedish culture and values than with food, music and kubb! Also a big thank you our sponsors for making this event happen, as well as to our honorary guests for the evening, Mr. Thomas Rosseland and Ms. Monica Enqvist from the Swedish Embassy. Monica shared something in her speech that greatly resonated with me. "Sweden will never compromise on things we consider core values, for example human rights, women rights & LGBTQ rights". This is something to be very proud of. Despite our size, Sweden is at the forefront when it comes to gender equality and is the best place to live in for women. It is also one of the most competitive economies in the world and was ranked last year by Forbes as the best country to do business in.


Sara Persson
SACC-GA Executive Director
Join SACC-GA and Kubb Atlanta for networking and kubb games! The event will take place at The Mill Kitchen and Bar for drinks and networking followed by kubb games in the Roswell Town Square.

No prior kubb experience is required.

Bring your business cards and a competitive spirit!

Register by June 13th. Please note that this is an adults-only event.
SACC-GA  and  GACC South  welcome you to Hudson Grille Sports Bar for an afternoon of friendly game watching. Appetizers and snacks will be served. Please note that drinks are not included.

Wear your Swedish soccer team attire to show your support!

The game starts at 2 PM.

Admission : $15
Includes appetizers and snacks.

Register  here  by June 15th.
We celebrated the National Day of Sweden last week with Swedish culture, cuisine and music as well as speeches by Mr. Tom Rosseland, Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of Sweden in Atlanta and Ms. Monica Enqvist, Head of Public Diplomacy, Media and Communications.

You can find all photos from the evening here .

Thank you to all attendees and sponsors!
Photos by Randy McDow, Randmc Photography
Happy Midsummer!
Midsummer is celebrated on the Friday in June that is closest to the summer solstice. This year it's on June 22nd. During this time, the sun is only down for a couple of hours during night.

Midsummer is typically celebrated with friends and family, dancing ring dances around the maypole.

The typical Midsummer buffet consists of different kinds of pickled herring, gravlax, potatoes with fresh dill, sour cream and chives. Of course, the Swedish schnapps is also an important element.
Board Member Alrene Richards Barr in Rolling Out
Alrene Richards Barr, Director of International Affairs for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and SACC-GA board member was recently interviewed by Rolling Out.

Alrene is the creator of the Sister Airports Program, the liaison for the Atlanta Consular Corps and a member of Metro Atlanta Chamber’s Global Commerce Council among other things.

She was named one of the Atlanta Tribune’s 2018 Women of Excellence in the State of Georgia. Read the interview here .
Corporate Member Skanska Builds Atlanta's First Digital Top Signage
Skanska USA will give the 100 Peachtree building a new look when the EQUITABLE sign is being replaced with Atlanta's first digital and changeable top signage. The 174 feet LED sign will play a vital role in defining the brand of Atlanta according to AJ Robinson, president of Central Atlanta Progress . Read more about the project here .
Swedish Talent for US Business
Did you know that as a Corporate or Business member in the SACC-GA network you have the opportunity to host a talented Swedish trainee at your company?

Corporate Membership
$650 - midsize to large companies, over 50 employees

Business Membership
$275 - small companies, under 50 employees

Individual Membership
$100 - for individuals, not companies

1+1 Individual Membership
$150 - for 2 individuals to join together

Young Professional Membership
$50 - for individual members up to 40
SACC-GA In-Kind Sponsor