Dear Members and Friends,
We are happy to announce our new GACC Midwest website : Explore new features, a fresh layout and a responsive design to enhance your online experience with us on your personal device. We are always eager to improve our services and to offer you a dynamic platform to gain visibility, connect with new audiences, and expand your network. Take a look at our new website at www.gaccmidwest.org .

At our Annual Members Meeting 2019, we welcomed over 50 members and our Board of Directors in Chicago. Together, we looked back at the achievements, projects, and events of the past year and explored what we are moving toward in the future. We also elected 13 members to our Board of Directors . We look forward to another successful year for our network.

From April 26 to May 5, we are hosting the largest event of the US wide Wunderbar Together Campaign in Chicago: Germany Week will turn Daley Plaza in Chicago, IL into a 10-day festival featuring cultural events, culinary delights, and technology showcases from Germany. We invite our members to be an active part in this unique experience to represent Germany in the US as a sponsor and to gain broad public visibility for your business.

Have a great week!

Your GACC Midwest Team
March Highlights
ICATT goes West:
The Apprenticeship Program expands to Omaha, Nebraska.
Take a look at our Media Kit and explore our sponsorship opportunities throughout the year
Join us for a casual networking event at Potter's Chicago Burger Bar and meet new contacts from the European business community in Chicagoland. Come by next Wednesday, meet our team, and grow your network.

Are sensors, software and services the key to the future? Discuss how to leverage technology for your company with Dennis Boecker at our April Business Luncheon . Dennis is the founder of the Chicago Connectory, a unique IoT Community created by Bosch and tech hub 1871.

The family-friendly event offers fun entertainment, interactive exhibits, a beer garden as well as space for cultural and corporate events. From architecture to soccer and from mobility to science, there's something for everyone.

Register now for the SME Forum and network with fellow leaders from German subsidiaries in the US. Mark Denzler, President & CEO of the Illinois Manufacturers' Association, will provide an update from Springfield. Ensuing panels feature executives discussing l ogistics, recruiting, marketing, as well as challenges SMEs face.
The 6th German American Business Forum (DAWT) is designed to tackle all questions German companies face when expanding to the US. Learn the ins and outs of US expansion and get access to our experienced network to enhance your US business.
Employee benefits and expectations differ vastly between the US and Germany. Do you offer employee benefits services to companies in the US?


Over 30 professionals attended our webinar on Successful Market Entry in the US and gained valuable knowledge from our team and members Barnes & Thornburg LLP and Roedl & Partner . The presentation with important considerations for market entry in the US can be found here .

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Join our Minnesota Chapter's Stern des Nordens Gala in Bloomington on April 27.
Meet members of our team at the Michigan Chapter's SAE Reception on April 9 in Detroit.
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German American Chamber of Commerce ®  of the Midwest, Inc. - GACC Midwest
 Nils Schaede
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