March 10: Keys to Georgia’s Employment Future

New jobs stimulate economic growth, but in an uncertain economy, where will they come from?  And how does Georgia stack up with other states?

Join us for an exciting discussion on job creation in Georgia, featuring perspectives from both ends of the spectrum: entrepreneurship and corporate recruitment/retention.

Meet representatives from Georgia Tech Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Georgia Power Economic Development to hear how they use different methods to ensure that Georgia stays competitive in the decades to come.Last version ga tech flyer

SACC-Georgia is participating in the 2014 Georgia Logistics Summit

SACC-Georgia is participating in the 2014 Georgia Logistics SummitGLSpic

On March 18 & 19 2014, the State of Georgia will hold its Sixth Annual Georgia Logistics Summit hosted by the Center of Innovation for Logistics. The Summit has become one of the largest logistics events in the country, and grows in attendance every year, hosting 2,000 attendees from 30 states and 9 nations in 2013.  85% of the participants come from the private sector. The Summit’s agenda and activities are carefully and purposefully created with input directly from the logistics industry. SACC-Georgia will be participating and have a table during the International session, available for anyone wishing to talk more about opportunities in Sweden.

The 2014 Georgia Logistics Summit will deliver a unique two-day program with multiple speakers from leading private industry shippers and logistics experts.  Companies like Target, Walmart, Merck, Starbucks, Baxter, AGCO, Boeing, and many others will discuss with attendees how they are managing trends in the global economy where the only constant is change.  In addition to focused breakout sessions on Import, Export, and Domestic logistics, the Summit includes keynote speakers from Wal-Mart, and panel discussions on the “Logistics of Manufacturing” and “International Trade: Partnerships and Possibilities”. Choose from 6 different Expert sessions to conclude your summit experience and take in the MODEX and SCT shows located downstairs while you’re there!

Don’t miss this opportunity; we hope to see you there!

Read more about the event and register here

Save the date for SACC-Georgia Member Appreciation Day

Mark your calendar for the 26th of March; we’re arranging a Member Appreciation Day for both members and non-members. This will be the perfect opportunity to network and connect with people doing business in the state of Georgia, but also with SACC-Georgia’s board members who will be attending the event as well.

Don’t miss out! member app day save the date

Sweden Appoints New Honorary Consul for Georgia

Excerpt from the article in Global Atlanta

“Mikael Norin, a strategy consultant and executive who moved to Atlanta in 2007, received his appointment from Swedish Ambassador Björn Lyrvall Jan. 16 in Washington. Until the State Department gives its final nod, Mr. Norin is officially considered an honorary-consul designate.

“It is an honor, definitely, and as I said, I saw it as a way of giving back a little bit and supporting the
Swedish community here in Atlanta and Georgia,” said Mr. Norin, who is a Swedish citizen and
a U.S. permanent resident. 584

Read the entire article in Global Atlanta here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New interns at SACC-Georgia

We would like to welcome our two new interns at SACC-Georgia; Ulrika Bjorck & Ozer Kocdemir. Ozer joined us in the end of october and he is working as our Business Development coordinator. Ulrika arrived to Atlanta in the end of January and she is our new Marketing & Event coordinator. Feel free to contact them regarding any kind of question or thoughts at;

ozer.kocdemir@sacc-georgia.org
ulrika.bjorck@sacc-georgia.org

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December 14th: SACC-Georgia Annual Lucia Gala 2013

Renowned singer Emily Samson Tepe (aka IVA) performed at The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce – Georgia’s 28th Annual Lucia Gala

The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, Georgia held its 28th annual Lucia Gala on Saturday, December 14, at the Biltmore Ballroom in Midtown Atlanta. The signature event for the Swedish community, the gala celebrates the ancient tradition of Saint Lucia. The custom originates from Syracuse, Italy, where Saint Lucia was martyred in 304 A.D.  Sweden adopted the tradition of representing her rekindled spirit with a maiden wearing a candlelit-crown, symbolizing the triumph of light over darkness, which she brings during the darkest time of the year.  The Lucia often sings songs along with other maidens at her side.

This year’s Lucia was performed by renowned singer Emily Samson Tepe, aka, IVA. Acclaimed by Billboard magazine, she has appeared on Conan O’Brien and has been described as “Madonna meets Enya”. She recently performed for the Swedish king and queen during their recent visit to the U.S. for the 375th anniversary of the arrival of Swedish settlers.

After the Lucia procession, guests took part in a traditional Swedish Christmas Smorgasbord and entertainment included dancing to The Francisco Vidal Band.  More than 170 guests from the Swedish-Atlanta community attended. For more information about SACC-Georgia, please call 770-670-2480 or visit www.sacc-georgia.org.

 

 

For more pictures visit: Darling Studios
If password needed: biltmore

SACC-Georgia Seeks Marketing and Event Coordinator Intern

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Position Summary

The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Georgia offers a position as a Marketing and Event Coordinator intern. In this position you need to be able to work independently under supervision and be involved in various projects at the same time. Being service minded is as important to us as your professional skills.

Main tasks in this role are to keep the website up to date, communicate through our social media tools, create and develop newsletters, marketing collaterals, invitations, press releases and other send outs. In addition to this, your tasks includes promoting the Chamber, organizing various Chamber events and routine administrative tasks. This is a position of great possibilities to enhance your personal experience both professionally and personally.

Requirements:

  • Higher education within Marketing or a relevant field
  • Preferably previous experience in organizing events
  • You must be fluent in both spoken and written Swedish and English
  • Software skills, e.g. MS Office, Photoshop and social media experience preferred

To participate in the SACC-USA Trainee Program, you must be a current or recent student at a Swedish institution of higher learning (category intern) or have a degree from such an institution and one year’s experience in the field (category trainee). The intern/trainee should have the intention to return to Sweden at the end of the training period.

Start Date: January 6th, 2014.

Duration: 12 months

Compensation: The internship is unpaid. Accommodation and car shared with other intern is included.

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

How to apply: Submit your application today at http://sacc-usa.org/trainee/jobs/apply/12006/ or send your English Resume and Cover Letter directly to sacctraineeprogram@sacc-usa.org. Deadline to apply is November 30th. Interviews will be held continuously and the position will be filled as soon as the right candidate is found.

September 27th: SACC-Georgia & SWEA Women’s Networking Speaker Series

On the morning of September 27th, SACC-Georgia held their very first Women’s Networking event together with SWEA Atlanta at the office of Elekta, Inc.
located by the Perimeter.

The event started with a breakfast buffet along with some time to mingle and network. This was then followed by everyone taking their seats to listen to Swedish-American speaker Linda Schultz. Linda gave an inspiring seminar sharing her personal and professional experiences throughout the years of working within the travel industry and what it’s like representing large American companies such as Contintental, Marriott & Delta in Sweden.

First of all we would like to thank Linda Schultz for giving such an intriguing presentation and being a part of our first Women’s Networking Speaker Series. Secondly, we thank our Event Sponsor Searles Consulting, Inc. for their generous contribution. Thirdly, we thank everyone for attending and making the event so successful!