October 2018 - Special Issue -
 Fresh News from the FACCMN!
FRANCE is Back!
French-American Business Week in Washington
The French-American Business Week 2018 addressed 3 main topics:
  • The Future of Transportation
  • The Future of Aerospace & Defense
  • France is Back! One Year Later, the Macron Effect
A fabulous event with panels filled with outstanding, all-stars speakers who are authorities in their fields. Bravo & Kuddos Denis Chazelle, FACC, for putting such a great event together!
Is there A Macron Effect?

  • Assessing The Macron Reform Agenda & Its Implications For Business
  • The Future Of Franco-American Cooperation In The Era Of Macron And Trump.

Un Grand Merci à Monsieur l' Ambassadeur et son équipe pour cette rencontre exceptionnelle. It was an honor for the FACCMN to be able to contribute in the discussions & brainstorming sessions.
Seminaire des Acteurs Economiques Français aux Etats-Unis - Oct. 19, 2018
The Embassy of France in the United States
hosted the third annual gathering of the French economic community in the United States. Under the auspices of French Ambassador Gérard Araud, 80 participants came from 20 U.S. cities representing all of our main economic partners : the 9 U.S. committees of the French Foreign Trade Advisors (CCE), the 20 French-American Chambers of Commerce, Business France, Bpifrance, the 10 Consul Generals of France in the U.S., Atout France, the Paris Region and various sections of the French Embassy. 

We were able to brainstorm on the current political and economic context, common challenges and opportunities for French companies, the economic transformation taking place in France, and what can be our common course of action for the year to come.
UPCOMING EVENTS ! also see the calendar on FACCMN website
Rendez-Vous du Jeudi

Thursday October 25, 2018
6:00 - 8: 00 pm

Members Meet & Greet is here!
Our membership has increased significantly this year. Thank you Members!

Rendez-vous at the Urban Eatery 2730 W. Lake Str. Minneapolis, for a great networking opportunity. Special Welcome to all J-1 / VIEs! Business & Corporate members: Feel free to extend this invitation to your teams!

Free valet parking after 5:30PM
BYOB - Consommations individuelles à votre choix. Not a member? Join us!
The impact of U.S. Mid-term Elections and November 4th Iran Sanctions Deadline on U.S.–EU Relations

November 12, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 7:00pm - program at 6pm

2200 Wells Fargo Center  90 S. Seventh Street

Annual Gala, Soirée Beaujolais & Beyond!
Thursday November 15, 2018

Join us in celebrating the FACC's first 40 years!

The annual Soirée Beaujolais Nouveau fundraising event is a re-known FACC branded event. Help support the on-going business educational programs, J1/VIE, student & young professional internship programs.
This year, the FACCMN celebrates its first 40 years! Join us in a special celebration with a refined French flair and elusive “Je ne sais quoi!”. Une Belle Soirée en Perspective!

We look forward to welcoming you on November 15th at the Calhoun Beach Club (valet parking courtesy of the FACCMN). The evening opens at 6:00 PM.
Purchase your tickets HERE
European Christmas Market

Friday Nov. 30 & Dec. 7
Saturday Dec. 1 & 8
Sunday Dec. 2 & 9

The European Christmas Market in St. Paul (Union Depot) is a free event based on the traditional, charming, and festive open-air Christkindlmarkts that spring up in Germany, Austria and other countries during the Advent season. Shop for unique, handmade holiday gifts and decorations from local vendors, drink Glühwein (spiced mulled wine), and taste European inspired food and delicacies during the first two weekends in December.
French-American Innovation Week 2019
Save the dates! April 8 -12, 2019

French-American Innovation Weeks is a celebration of French innovation and savoir-faire in the Midwest. It consists of a variety of events that showcase the best of French science, technology, innovation in all areas and more generally the idea that innovation is a positive factor in the relationship between our two countries and our people.  

director@faccmn.com to learn about French-American Innovation Weeks 2019
Young Professional Member of the Month
Melissa Wilm
Melissa Wilm is a wonderful young professional member who works as operations coordinator at the Carlson Global Institute of the Carlson School of Management. Melissa finds people fascinating and seeks human encounters in all aspects of her life.

At Carlson, she supports programs that send students abroad and aids international students coming to the College. “What I enjoy the most about my job is hearing about students that want to study abroad, or about their experiences when they come back.”
During her undergraduate years at St. Olaf College, Melissa had the opportunity to live and study abroad in the city and country she is particularly fond of: Rennes, France.
When we asked Melissa what she likes most about France she says the people, the history and the way of life: “I love that people take time to eat together, that they are not too stressed, that holidays are actual holidays: the work-life balance is good in France.”

A year after graduating with a Bachelor of French and Business Management, Melissa went back to France and taught English to middle and high schools students in Tours (Minneapolis Sister City). She kept in touch with the people from there, and hopes to go back to visit more beautiful places in France, such as Corsica.

As Melissa tries to stay close to France in any way she possibly can, she explains that connecting with our Executive Director, Odile Hédoire-Young, was wonderful. “Odile is really welcoming and the FACCMN is a great opportunity for me to meet other people interested in international connection in the Cities.”

Since she joined the FACMMN, Melissa regularly attends and volunteers at events. Melissa adds that she feels fortunate to have a French-American Chamber here. "It has given me the opportunity to discover the French-American business community and speak French while here in the Cities."

The FACCMN is very grateful to Melissa for her contribution as a young professional member and volunteer. Un grand Merci Melissa! You are a wonderful addition to the chamber!
FACCMN Job Board
Post a job or an Internship offer on the FACC website
This service is free for member companies. Available to non-members for a fee.
Also see current candidates:
Ready for an Amazing Adventure?

The FACCMN is looking for talents!
Open positions:

  • Marketing
  • IT
  • Events
  • Administration

The FACCMN offers a volunteering program!
Ready for an amazing experience?

Send your resume to: info@faccmn.com 
Benjamin Ducharne

I am a: ​Graduate of INSA, Lyon, France (July 2018)

Desired Business Sector: Mechanical Engineering

Desired Position: J1/VIE (12 or 18 months)

Location Requirements: Minnesota

Date Available for Employment: September 2018

Visa Situation: J-1​​

Coline Pourtier

I am an:  Young Professional 

Desired Business Sector:  Marketing & Communication

Desired Position:  Marketing/Communication

Location Requirements:  Minneapolis/St. Paul; Twin Cities suburbs

Date Available for Employment:  01/01/19

Visa Situation:  J1/VIE

Julie Derycke

I am a:  Graduate

Desired Business Sector:  Marketing, Communication & Advertising

Desired Position:  VIE/Internship

Location Requirements:  Minneapolis/St. Paul, FargoGrand Forks, ND

Date Available for Employment:  01/01/19

Visa Situation:  J1

FACCMN Trade Services
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