SACC-GA Newsletter | Apr 5 2018
MONTHLY NEWS & UPDATES
Greetings!
SACC-Georgia is preparing for the Annual Meeting & Member Appreciation Reception next week. As a non-profit organization we greatly value your input. I encourage our membership to attend our Annual Meeting next Thursday - we want to hear from you! This will also be an opportunity for our membership to check out our new home at Spaces , network with the Swedish-American community and enjoy some drinks and special Swedish hors d’oeuvres. Hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Sara Persson
SACC-GA Executive Director
UPCOMING EVENTS
Monday April 12th 2018
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

715 Peachtree St NE
GA 30308, Atlanta
The Swedish Consulate of Atlanta, the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce-Georgia and SWEA invites you to celebrate the Swedish National Day in the historical Magnolia Hall in Piedmont Park, Atlanta. Join us for an evening of networking, hors d’oeuvres, refreshments & entertainment.

Special Guest:  Ulrika
Wednesday June 6th 2018
6 PM - 9 PM

Magnolia Hall and Office
1320 Monroe Dr., NE
Atlanta, GA 30306 
SPONSOR SWEDEN DAY 2018!

Is your company looking for a great opportunity to get good exposure?

Take the opportunity to sponsor the biggest Swedish national day celebration in the Southeast. Sweden Day attracts over 130 people annually from the Swedish-American community in Atlanta.

Contact us at info@sacc-georgia.org for more info!
SACC-GA HAPPENINGS
Happy Easter!
 In Sweden, the Easter celebrations started on Thursday last week on Maudy Thursday. Traditionally on this day, children dress up as colorful Easter witches and go from house to house, wishing their neighbors happy Easter by giving them handmade Easter cards.
Join us on LinkedIn!

Connect with other members in our new LinkedIn group SACC-GA !
Help us take the next step!
SACC-Georgia  is in an interesting phase of development. We want to continue to develop our service and strive to be the best Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in the U.S. 

Moving to our current office at  Spaces  was an important step in the direction of creating a neutral and accessible platform for networking. Spaces is not only our office but has become an effective venue for networking events. Over the past four events we have had over  250 people  attend. Even with the successes our time at Spaces may be limited and we are asking for your help to let us continue to stay at this great venue.

A total of  $3900  would enable us to stay at Spaces for the remainder of 2018. 

A donation from you of  $112  would help us make this happen!
We truly appreciate your support!
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
We had a chance to chat with Robert Cormier, Group Director for Strategic Development at Paramount Transportation Systems.


“Sweden is one of the markets we feel is underserved. There’s no relocation firm that focuses on Swedish relocations and we therefore felt that we should get more involved in this market.”


Read about Paramount, how they are working towards market trends and why they joined the Chamber here
NETWORK NEWS
Welcome Tugende Design!
This month we are welcoming our new business member Tugende Design , a social enterprise business helping vulnerable children and women by selling handmade jewelry and bags and supporting local communities in Uganda. Check out their story and products here .
Did you know that Sweden supports 10,818 jobs in Georgia?

The third edition of Sweden creates jobs in America was released when Swedish prime minister Stefan Löfven and President Trump met at the White House in beginning of March. Read the report here.
J1-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