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!

August 22nd: Bicycle Night in Macon

We would like to thank The Danish Royal Consulate for having us at the Bike Night in Macon event, August 29th.
The evening included two presentations about insurance law and bicycle accidents held by Christopher N. Smith (Attorney at Law) and followed by the second hearing about safe cycling and how to avoid closed head injuries by Dr. Sudhir Athni (M.D.)

Beautiful bicycles and accessories were on display from Houndstooth Road and other event features included food, beverages and various door prizes.

August 22nd: Global Connect III

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On August 22nd Global Connect had their award winning, international business networking event at 200 Peachtree in downtown Atlanta.

The goal of the event was to focus on how Atlanta can grow both locally and on an International level. Atlanta is fast becoming a Global hub with many companies opening regional offices here and also growing local firms exporting their trade and services to other nations. Global Connect set up  an event where there was an opportunity to learn and network with people and groups that help facilitate growth.

The event started  with a panel discussion about “Atlanta’s Metro Export Plan”, followed by a whole evening of networking. Food from around the world was offered to all participants.
SACC-Georgia was one of the participants and had a booth representing the chamber. We would like to give a big thank you to Global Connect and everyone who stopped by!

September 14th: SACC-Georgia Crawfish Party

On Saturday, September 14th, SACC-Georgia hosted a traditional Swedish Crawfish party in Mason Mill Park, Decatur. The evening consisted of soothing weather, a crawfish buffet, snaps singing and a joyful atmosphere! Later during the evening, guests were entertained with activities such as Kubb and Cornhole.

We would first like to thank all of our guests for their attendance and making it such a successful event. Secondly, a special thanks to our Event Sponsor
DSV and their generous contribution. Lastly, a big thank you to our in-kind sponsor Kopparbergs and  Signature Sponsors PartnerTech and Elekta.

 

August 22nd: Global Connect

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On August 22nd Global Connect had their award winning, international business networking event at 200 Peachtree in downtown Atlanta. The event started  with a panel discussion about “Atlanta’s Metro Export Plan”, followed by a whole evening of networking. Food from around the world was offered to all participants.

SACC-Georgia was one of the participants and had a booth representing the chamber. We would like to give a big thank you to Global Connect and everyone who stopped by!