SACC-GA Newsletter | December 5, 2018
MONTHLY NEWS & UPDATES
Greetings!

I am just weeks into my new assignment and I have already had the pleasure of attending SACC Georgia's annual Glogg Mingle networking event. Arnall Golden Gregory hosted the event in their beautiful offices on the 21st floor and delicious traditional Swedish holiday treats were provided Swedish Dreamish . Thank you to those of you who were able to attend, it was great seeing so many new faces. 

We also extend a warm welcome to all of you to attend our annual Lucia Gala . This year marks the 33:rd edition of our signature event, once again held at the beautiful Druid Hills Golf Club. Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy delicacies from our Swedish Christmas Smorgasbord, various traditional Scandinavian beverages, cocktails, a moving performance in Swedish from our Lucia and maidens, schnapps singing, dancing to a live band, networking opportunities, a Silent Auction and much more.

Sincerely,


Ida Pond
SACC-GA Executive Director
UPCOMING EVENTS
SWEDISH LUCIA CELEBRATION
Atlanta’s Nordic Lodge #708 will present its traditional Sankta Lucia celebration on Sunday, the 9th of December, 2018 at 6:00PM in the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer located at 731 Peachtree Street in Atlanta, Georgia.
This candlelit, music-filled celebration will consist of traditional and contemporary Swedish Christmas music. The evening will feature the St. Lucia choir with children, women and men from the Swedish community. The performance will be conducted by Mia Peters with piano accompaniment by Rand Lines. This year the renowned Swedish tenor, Niklas Björling Rygert, will also be joining our Lucia performance. After the celebration a reception featuring coffee and sweets will be offered in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Admission for this evening is free but donations are welcome.
For more information click here!
33RD ANNUAL LUCIA GALA
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

6:00 - 11:30 PM
Sponsors Lucia Gala 2018
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PAST EVENTS
SWEDISH CHRISTMAS MARKET
Sunday December 2nd Executive Director Ida Pond and interns Anna Malmsten and Josefin Edenborg represented SACC-GA at SWEA ' s annual Swedish Christmas Market. Among many things, visitors were able to enjoy a live Lucia performance by both children and adults, Swedish food and pastries as well as a market filled with Swedish things for sale. Even though it was a very warm and sunny day, we all definitely got into the Christmas spirit. Thank you SWEA Atlanta for another great market!
GLÖGG MINGLE WITH SACC-GA AND AGG
Thursday November 29th the annual Glögg Mingle with SACC-GA and Arnall Golden Gregory was being held at their 21st floor office, with an amazing view of the Midtown skyline. Except for great mingling and networking, guests were also able to enjoy traditional Swedish Christmas pastries and the drink Glögg, as well as a live performance by St. Lucia and her Maidens. It was truly a great time and we are already looking forward to next year's Glögg Mingle! Thank you Arnall Golden Gregory for making this possible!
DOES YOUR COMPANY WANT TO HOST AN EVENT?
Would your company be interested in hosting a event for SACC-GA's members? There are opportunities to do this during the Spring of 2019. If interested, please e-mail Marketing & Event Coordinator Josefin Edenborg for more information. Any ideas are welcome!
This week we have interviewed Svante Hjorth , SACC-GA Board member as well as Founder & CEO of the two companies Arycom and Southpartner.


"I definitely think I am more of an entrepreneur than a corporate person. I love to create things, and have a strong vision of what I want to accomplish which is sometimes hard to combine with a corporate job. Ever since I jumped off the corporate ladder I have not regretted it".


Read on about Svante’s background, how he came up with the idea of his companies, what he thinks is behind their success, and much more here!

SACC-GA IS LOOKING FOR NEW INTERNS!
SACC-GA is looking for new interns for Spring 2019. The positions available are Marketing and Event Coordinator and a Business Development Coordinator. The positions are filled with opportunities to develop both professionally and personally. For more information and to apply click 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
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