Dear Members and Friends,
The spring season is a great reason to get outside and be active after a long and cold winter. Explore Germany Week from April 26 to May 5 with authentic German food and drinks, art performances, cultural and business exhibits , live soccer streams and much more. For our opening day, we invite you to our first German Wine Fest, where you can try fine German wines and enjoy live music with friends and family.

As we celebrate our cultural ties at Germany Week, we are preparing to support companies with two special business events: Join us on May 16 for the Midwest SME Forum and gain insights on logistics, recruiting, marketing and technology for your US business. On June 4, the German American Business Forum i n Germany answers all open questions around the US market and your market entry strategies.

In order to support German business around the world, the AHK World Business Outlook survey collects data on the current global economic developments as seen by companies around the world. Please make your voice heard in the brief survey by April 30 (Password: 101a).

 Have a great week!

Your GACC Midwest Team
April Highlights
Read about transatlantic cooperation in skills and more in the German American Trad e quarterly.
Our monthly Skills Newsletter keeps you up to date on all things apprenticeships across the US.
Start off Spring with soccer, fine wine and live music
Join us for the family-friendly 10-day Germany Week with entertaining programming, great food, a PopUp Tour of German business, and Wine Fests on Daley Plaza in Chicago, IL.

Maximizing the Effectiveness of Human Resources
Join our Business Luncheon and meet David Doyle, President & CEO of HEIDENHAIN Corp.

Tackling the challenges of German SMEs in the US
Join our panels on logistics, recruiting, marketing, and challenges SMEs are confronted with and discuss issues with executives in the field at our SME Forum .

The ins and outs of market entry strategies for the US
The German American Business Forum (DAWT) features panels to discuss important questions about US market entry and issues you may face in the process.

Don't miss the early bird registration through April 29
Come watch Chicago Fire take on Philadelphia Union during an afternoon with family, friends and food at our popular Soccer Social event.

News from the Skills Department
Apprenticeship opportunities increasing across the US
Apprenticeships are growing in popularity among young Americans and businesses alike. Hear why they have become so successful in this GAI podcast.

Dance the night away at the Minnesota Chapter's Stern des Nordens Gala on April 27.
Join the Colorado Chapter's Fireside Chat on Industry 4.0 on April 25 to discuss this hot topic.
Upcoming Events at a Glance

Save the Date
  • Colorado Chapter Evening with the Chamber - 5/16/2019 - Denver, CO
  • Minnesota Chapter German American Organizations Soccer Outing - 5/18/2019 - St. Paul, MN
  • Michigan Chapter June Networking Event -6/18/2019 - tbd
  • Intelligent Enterprises Forum - 10/11/2019 - Chicago, IL
  • German American Business Awards - 10/11/2019 - Chicago, IL
To Our New Members: Willkommen!
Connect with the new members of GACC Midwest:
Transatlantic News

  • The Midwest is especially attractive for investment projects. Read more about the economic qualities of America's Heartland in Site Selection Magazine.


  • The US is investing in wind energy. Read more about the rapidly growing interest in the renewable energy in this GTAI article.

  • Have a glance at our Roadshow on Food Processing in this interview with Jessica Ferklass, Manager Consulting Services, by the Springfield News-Sun.
Licensed to process apprenticeship program certifications to German standards in the US.
German American Chamber of Commerce ®  of the Midwest, Inc. - GACC Midwest
 Nils Schaede
 Director, Marketing & Communications
 321 North Clark Street, Suite 1425 | Chicago, Illinois 60654-4714
 Tel.: (312) 494-2169 | Fax: (312) 644-0738