SACC-GA Newsletter | September 11 2018
MONTHLY NEWS & UPDATES
Greetings!

The other day I went to IKEA to buy my monthly share of Kalles Kaviar and Lingonberry jam. Nothing says home like the flavors of your childhood. On September 27th we invite you to a Swedish fika at Spaces. Bring your colleagues, friends and family! I am also excited to welcome our new fall trainees - Anna and Josefin. Read our interview to get to know them better. Finally, we have a lot of exciting events coming up this fall. Make sure to mark your calendar now for this year's Lucia Gala on December 15th.


Sincerely,

Sara Persson
SACC-GA Executive Director
UPCOMING EVENTS
OPEN HOUSE
To kick-start this fall we would like to welcome everyone to our office at Spaces Midtown East Atlanta for delicious home-made cinnamon buns and a cup of coffee! You are of course welcome to bring friends and family as well.

We will keep the doors open, the coffee steaming and the cinnamon buns warm from 12.00-2.00 PM on 27th of September. We look forward seeing you there!
Thursday September 27

2 PM - 12 PM
The  Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce-Georgia   and the   Netherlands American Chamber of Commerce  invite companies, chamber members and friends to join the Swedish & Dutch Chamber Golf Tournament at Rivermont Golf Club.

The golf tournament will be played in a scramble format, allowing players of all levels to compete and have a good time and giving every team the opportunity to shoot that desired low score! You may enter as a 4-person team or individual player to be matched up with a team. The nature of this tournament is to meet new people, get acquainted and have a good time out on a beautiful golf course, which in the end will hopefully result in good business relationships.

Warm up with a golf pro!

Complimentary food and drinks at the course!

Registration and payment deadline : September 18th

We are looking forward to seeing you on the golf course!
Tuesday October 2

11:30 AM
Rivermont Golf Club
Thank you our hole sponsors!
Sponsorship Opportunities

Increase your visibility and exposure in the international community of Georgia!

Read more about available sponsorship packages for the golf tournament here .
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, French, Swedish & Dutch business community.

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 welcome you to the flagship event SACC Summit 2018
- the premier business and networking event that will this year feature the theme "Sustainable Success - Business through renewable energy and sustainable recycling". Read more about SACC summit and register here .
Believe it or not, but it is finally time to save the date for perhaps our most exclusive event. For the 33rd time SACC-GA is hosting its Annual Lucia Gala at the Druid Hills Golf Club. Everyone who has attended before knows that this is a night you don't want to miss, with a Lucia performance, live house band and entertainment, Swedish smörgåsbord and open bar.

The gala will be held the 15th of December , so save the date and stay tuned for the ticket release for this magical evening in true Swedish Christmas spirit!
WELCOME ANNA AND JOSEFIN
SACC-GA's new trainees Anna Malmsten and Josefin Edenborg have arrived to Atlanta. Anna is the new Business Development Coordinator taking over after Jonna André Karlin, and Josefin is the new Marketing & Event Coordinator after Linn Lind. We are all very happy to have them on board!

Get to know Anna and Josefin here !
We had the chance to speak to Jaime Gonzalez Pereira, Vice Chairman of SACC-GA and Business Controller at Elekta, a Swedish company with one of their offices in Atlanta, as well as corporate member of SACC-GA.


I strongly believe that Elekta gain the benefit in bringing “Swedishness” into the office and to its employees by being part of SACC-GA. We strive to get employees being part of events and experience major celebration days in Sweden, which might be difficult being based in the US/Atlanta.


Read more about Jaime and his relation to SACC-GA and Sweden, as well as Elekta as a company and why it is a part of the chamber 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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