SACC-GA Newsletter | October 10, 2018
MONTHLY NEWS & UPDATES
Greetings!

All good things come to an end and so does my time here in the U.S. It has been an incredible journey so far and a great privilege to represent SACC-Georgia for these past two years. I would like to thank all members and people in the Swedish/International community that have inspired me throughout this time. The SACC-Georgia board for their continuous trust, support and feedback along the way and the great trainees that I have had the pleasure of working with. Next month, I am moving back to my small hometown in the deep forests of Sweden together with my husband and dog. In many ways, it's like time never past but I know I am coming home a much different person. I hope to stay in touch with many of you on LinkedIn. I will continue to be a remote resource to SACC-Georgia until the new Executive Director is up to speed. The recruitment is well under way and we hope to present our new Executive Director to you soon. Again, thank you and I wish you all the best!

Sincerely,

Sara Persson
SACC-GA Executive Director
SWEDISH JUNIOR CLASS
The Swedish School of Atlanta is proud to announce their new junior class for kids ages 2 and 3 years and their accompanying (Swedish speaking) parent in January 2019. The focus of this class is to make the juniors familiar with the Swedish language by singing and learning basic words through themes like animal names, colors etc. The class will be hosted by a teacher and the length is estimated to be 1 hour and 30 minutes starting at 1.30 pm, taking place every second Sunday at their location in Buckhead (Atlanta International School). The semester fee is estimated to be $ 75.

Does this sound interesting or just want to know more? Send an email to swedishschoolatlanta@gmail.com or contact Sahar Laxmidhar directly at (678) 447 5676.
UPCOMING EVENTS
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORKING DRINK
We are pleased to invite you to a joint  Young Professionals (under 40) Networking Drink . Take the chance to expand your network and mix and mingle with members of the Belgian, British, Danish, Dutch, French, German & Swedish business communities.

The venue for the evening is Monday Night Brewing in West Midtown Atlanta, of which you will get a guided tour as well as a pint glass and 6 tastings, for the price of only $15 ! Make sure to sign up through the link below!
SACC-USA and SACC-Texas welcomes you to the flagship event SACC Summit 2018
- the premier business and networking event that this year will feature the theme "Sustainable Success - Business through renewable energy and sustainable recycling". Read more about SACC summit and register here .
We warmly welcome you to celebrate the approaching holiday season with SACC-Georgia and  Arnall Golden Gregory . Come by AGG's office and try traditional Swedish "glögg", gingerbread cookies and saffron buns while networking and socializing with the Swedish-American business community in Atlanta. Stay tuned how to register for this festive event!
Thursday, Nov 29th

6:30 - 8:30pm
The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce-Georgia welcomes you to its 33rd Annual Lucia Gala, taking place December 15th 2018 at Druid Hills Golf Club. Come celebrate this wonderful tradition with us and enjoy delicacies from our Swedish Christmas Smorgardsbord, various Scandinavian beverages, a traditional Lucia procession performance, schnapps singing, dancing to a live band, silent auction, and much more.

For inspiration and perhaps to build up your excitement even more, a video from last year’s event can be found here , and photos here .

We sincerely hope that you will join us on December 15th for an evening to remember in traditional Swedish spirit!
Saturday, Dec 15th

6:30 - 11:30 PM
Sponsors Lucia Gala 2018
Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsor
LUCIA GALA SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Silent Auction
The  Silent Auction  is an appreciated part of the Lucia Gala and a wonderful opportunity to promote your business, products and services at one of the biggest, most traditional and cultural celebrations among the Swedish-American community in Georgia.

Please contact Marketing & Event Coordinator Josefin Edenborg  if you would like to take part of the 33rd Annual Lucia Gala as a Silent Auction sponsor.
Sponsorship Packages
Please contact SACC-GA's  Business Development Coordinator Anna Malmsten for questions about our 33rd Annual Lucia  Sponsorship Package .
PAST EVENTS
SACC-GA & NACC-SE ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
We would like to take the opportunity to thank our sponsors and everyone who attended the annual Golf Tournament last Tuesday, this year held together with the Netherlands-American Chamber of Commerce SouthEast. It was a fantastic day and we hope that everyone enjoyed themselves. Congratulations to the winners of the tournament as well as the raffle prices - we already look forward seeing you and everyone else next year!

Photos from the day can be found here !
OPEN HOUSE
We kick-started this fall with an Open House at our office at Spaces Midtown East . What better way to spend a couple of hours than having a traditional Swedish fika with coffee and homemade cinnamon buns while networking? Thank you for everyone who attended, we look forward seeing you at our upcoming events!
This week, we had the chance to interview Tobias Martinsson who is CFO at Qmatic , a global leader in queuing and customer journey management solutions as well as corporate members of SACC-Georgia.


"We have grown with our customers and listened to them for input into our product development. In a very dynamic way, we have created a culture of a ’30 year old start-up’ to stay relevant and drive innovation. "
Read more about Tobias and his background, as well as the interesting company Qmatic, its previous journey and what lies ahead in the future here !
J-1 VISA TRAINEE PROGRAM
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?

BECOME A SACC-GA MEMBER
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
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT
SACC-GA In-Kind Sponsor