Photos from 30th Annual Lucia Gala

Thank you all for joining us on our 31st Annual Lucia Gala on December 2nd. We had a great time celebrating our Lucia tradition with you, including delicacies from our Swedish Christmas Smorgasbord, cocktails, mingling opportunities, and a moving Lucia performance. Attendees were also able to participate in our silent auction, sing snaps songs and dance to our live band.
What an unforgettable night!
All photos are taken by photographer Randolph McDow.
To view pictures from the event, please click here.

Tickets to the 30th Annual Lucia Gala are now for sale!

Tickets are now for sale!


Get you ticket here:

Members of SACC-Georgia $125  click here to buy your ticket

Non-Members $165 click here to buy your ticket

Corporate members may purchase a 10 person table for $1250. Contact us on info@sacc-georgia.org or call 770.670.2480 to purchase one.

THE 30th annual lucia gala

Read more about the event here.

30th Lucia Gala Sponsors:
Arnall Golden Gregory (Gold)
Thomas Concrete (Gold)
Metro Atlanta Chamber (Gold)
Partnertech (Gold)
Elekta (Gold)
EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (Gold)
Harts field-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (Gold)
Rodl & Partner (Silver)
Autoglo (Silver)
Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein P.C  (Bronze)

Metro Export Challenge

One qualified metro Atlanta company will earn up to $25,000 in grant funding to help them begin and/or expand their export sales.  Will it be your company?

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Tickets to the Annual Lucia Gala 2015 are now for sale!

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30th Annual Lucia Gala

When: 
Friday, December 4th, 7 PM – 12 PM

Where:
Druid Hills Golf Club
740 Clifton Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30307

The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, Georgia will hold its 30th Annual Lucia Gala on December 4 at the beautiful Druid Hills Golf Club.

We wish to celebrate our Lucia Gala tradition with you, including delicacies from our Swedish Christmas Smorgasbord, cocktails, mingling opportunities, and a moving performance from our world-renowned Lucia and maidens. Attendees are also able to participate in our silent auction, snaps singing, dancing to a live band, and much more. We hope you will join us December 4th!

 

Tickets are now for sale!


Get you ticket here:

Members of SACC-Georgia $125  click here to buy your ticket

Non-Members $165 click here to buy your ticket

Corporate members may purchase a 10 person table for $1250. Contact us on info@sacc-georgia.org or call 770.670.2480 to purchase one.


The Swedish Excellence Award
This award will be given to a person or company with Swedish connections that has bettered our community. And we want YOU to nominate!!

Do you know someone that has done something outstanding in Atlanta or Georgia?  They could be making our planet greener, our children healthier or our economy stronger!  The award winner will be presented at the Gala. Please email us at info@sacc-georgia.org with who you are nominating and why!

And in addition to the new award ceremony, we have a great program planned for the evening as usual;

  • Traditional Swedish Christmas Smorgasbord
  • Lucia Procession with Solo Performance by Pop Artist Emily Tepe, aka IVA
  • Live Music and Dancing to The Francisco Vidal Band
  • Snaps, Singing and Open Bar
  • Silent Auction
  • Black Tie Optional

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable evening!

For inquiries about sponsorship, silent auction donations or other, please contact us at info@sacc-georgia.org or +1 770-670-2480

Sponsors:
Arnall Golden Gregory (Gold)
Thomas Concrete (Gold)
Metro Atlanta Chamber (Gold)
Partnertech (Gold)
Elekta (Gold)
EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (Gold)
Harts field-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (Gold)
Rodl & Partner (Silver)
Autoglo (Silver)
Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein P.C  (Bronze)

The Swedish Excellence Award 2015

SACC-GA is calling for nominations for its second annual Swedish Excellence Award!
This award will be given to a person or company with Swedish connections that has bettered our community.  Do you know someone that has done something outstanding in Atlanta or Georgia? They could be making our planet greener, our children healthier or our economy stronger!  The award will be presented at our 30th Annual Lucia Gala on Friday, December 4th at Druid Hills Golf Club.
Last years award went to Elekta and Swedish Rene McClatchey with the following explanation:
 Company Award – Elekta
“Not only have they supported our Chamber without hesitation for many years, but if you research their impact on the community, you will in fact find page after page of charitable organizations that they have supported.  Not only is this Swedish company the leader in their field, but the depth of their outreach and what they give back is undeniably impressive. For this reason, we give our first Swedish Excellence Award to Elekta.”
Individual Award – Swedish Rene McClatchey
“This person is Swedish, but thankfully for Georgia, she brought her knowledge, experience and compassion with her when she moved to Georgia. 20 years ago she started a small camp for bereaved children who have lost a parent or sibling. Today, she serves over 200 children a year with multiple grief camps every year. The kids attend for free and she raises all of the money on her own.  She is truly a shining star and she has impacted the lives of so many children for the better. For this reason, we give our second Swedish Excellence Award to Dr. Rene McClatchey.”
Who are you nominating this year?
Please email us at info@sacc-georgia.org with who you are nominating and why!

 

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SACC-GA gets new board member from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

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The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce our new board member, Ms. Alrene Richards Barr. 

Ms. Barr is a skilled airport professional whose career spans more than 20 years with the Department of Aviation at Hartsfield -Jackson Atlanta International Airport. She is the Director of International Business and in this role she develops and executes the Hartsfield-Jackson Sister Airports Program and briefs the Airport leadership on all activities associated with Hartsfield-Jackson’s international outreach efforts. She also serves as the Department’s primary contact for the Atlanta Consular Corps and is responsible for creating and fostering relationships with the international community. She is tasked with liaising and partnering with the Mayor’s Office of International Affairs and economic development partners to enhance international business for the Airport and the City of Atlanta.

Ms. Barr is also responsible for coordinating with the U.S. Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to help ensure a smooth and seamless transition through the Airport for diplomats, heads of state and other dignitaries. She also serves on UNITAR/CIFAL Atlanta’s Airport Program Planning/Steering Committee.

She graduated as one of the first management trainees in the Department’s rigorous and highly-selective Management Training Program. This program consisted of rotations in Planning and Development, Operations, Concessions and other Airport business units.

She holds an undergraduate degree in International Business from Spelman College, an MBA in International Business and an MBA in Management and Leadership from American Intercontinental University. She is also a graduate of Emory University’s Executive Education Management Development Program.

In her leisure time, Ms. Barr enjoys travelling, reading and swimming. She is married to Ronald and is a proud mother to Alana and Marshall.

Welcome to the Board!

Read Alrene Richards Barr’s Bio.

SACC-GA is looking for new trainees: are you up for the challenge?

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Interested in International Business and Trade?  What about Business Administration in an international and dynamic environment?

As a trainee at the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce-Georgia you will get the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally. We are now looking for driven and hardworking individuals with a can-do mindset. You will need to be able to work independently under supervision and simultaneously be involved in various projects. Being service minded is as important to us as your professional skills.

The position is based in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta is home to more than 440,000 people and at the center of the 9th largest U.S. metro region with over 5.5 million citizens. Atlanta hosts the U.S. headquarters to world-renowned companies such as Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, SunTrust Bank and CNN. Atlanta is the business hub of the Southeastern U.S., offering southern charm and world-class sophistication.

Check out our open trainee positions below:

Business Development Trainee 2016

Marketing Coordinator Trainee SACC Georgia 2016

Apply today! Click on the job descriptions for application details.

 

About SACC-GA

The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Georgia, SACC-Georgia, is a non-profit organization which offers its members business services, events, develops and cultivates business opportunities and relationships through a unique international business community. The primary objective of SACC-Georgia is to encourage and promote an exchange of business, trade, investment, technology and culture between Sweden and the state of Georgia. SACC-Georgia is one of 19 regional chambers across the United States, cooperating under the umbrella of SACC-USA based in Washington, D.C.

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