We still have tickets to the Crayfish Celebration and Fundraiser

It’s not too late to sign up for the Crayfish Celebration & Fundraiser!

Why not reserve a table for all your friends and family? There will be traditional snaps songs, both Swedish and American and also a DJ playing Swedish oldies! The Crayfishes will be provided by IKEA and there will be a wonderful assortment of Swedish food.

Location: Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave N
Date: Friday, September 7th
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: $45 SACC and SCC members, $50 non-members. After August 29th $60

Join us in this Swedish Tradition!

Questions? Contact Louise at the chamber; 206 622 5640 or email seattle@sacc-usa.org

Crayfish Celebration and Fundraising September 7th

Finally its time for SACC-Seattle's Annual Crayfish Celebration and Fundraising Auction. This is our biggest event of the year and also the event with the most Swedish traditions in it! This event is for everyone, you don't have to be a member.
Previous years we have had as many as 150 attendees so hurry and sign up! We have great items in our fundraiser and some of the companies involved are: SAS Scandinavian Airlines, IKEA, McCormick and Schmick's, Hotel Ändra, Jillian's, the Renaissance Hotel, Maggiano's Little Italy, Build-A-Bear Workshop and the W Seattle Hotel and rounds of golf.

Location: Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave N
Date: Friday, September 7th
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: $45 SACC and SCC members, $50 non-members. After August 29th $60

Hope to see you on September 7th!

- Louise Åkesson

Marketing and Communications
Email: seattle@sacc-usa.org
Phone: 206 622 5640

World leading diabetes researcher to annual meeting in Seattle

Annual meeting and luncheon with world leading diabetes researcher Åke Lernmark and Diamyd Medical AB’s CEO Anders Essen-Möller

Seattle, March 23, 2007 – The newly invigorated Seattle chapter of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce (SACC Seattle) held their first annual meeting and luncheon recently. The event was held in conjunction with the Seattle-Sweden Diabetes Awareness Day.

Chamber supporters learned about the decades of dedicated research, and recent progress toward effective treatment of juvenile diabetes from Professor Åke Lernmark and CEO Anders Essen-Möller, of Diamyd Medical AB. They spoke about the interesting connections Seattle and Stockholm share in the diagnosis of juvenile diabetes. Both cities have one of the highest occurrences of type 1 juvenile diabetes in the world. Diamyd Medical AB focuses on developing treatments for diabetes and its complications. According to Essen-Möller, Diamyd’s innovations may be able to not only treat diabetes in the future, but also prevent it.

SACC Seattle elected a new board of directors in its annual meeting. The membership also elected Claes Olsson, President and CEO, Powerit Solutions as chairman by unanimous vote; “This is a very exciting time for us in SACC-Seattle since the chamber has been inactive for about two years. Now the chamber has found a new home, a new part-time staff and a new, enthusiastic group of supporters.”
Other board members elected were Deanna Zachrisson as director, Vice Chairman and Treasurer and Michael Olofsson Director and Secretary. Lars Jonsson, Jeff Cook, Joy Skaardal, Lars Hill, Magnus Andersson, Michael Heijer, Rebecka Helén-Wilson and P-O Selander was all elected directors and Louise Åkesson is the chamber’s new staff person with a focus on marketing and events.

SACC Seattle has several exciting events planned; a new member mixer, a Seattle International Film Festival event, as well as its annual Crayfish Celebration and Fundraiser.

Successful European Business Card Exchange with EU Commissioner Mattias Sundholm as a speaker

SACC Seattle held the first European Business Card Exchange of the year for members of the Council of European Chambers of Commerce.

Seattle, March 29, 2007 – The SACC Seattle was the first in the Council of European Chambers of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest (CECC) to organize the European Business Card Exchange this year.

Invited to speak was Mattias Sundholm, Deputy Head of Press and Public Diplomacy and Deputy Spokesperson for the European Commission Delegation to the United States. The visit was part of Europe Week which pays tribute to EU’s fifty years of existence.

This event was made possible through a generous donation from Microsoft. Other sponsors were the CECC, the Trade Development Alliance and University of Washington’s European Center of Excellence.

A crowd of ninety people networked, exchanged business cards and enjoyed food and drink. This event is one of the opportunities for all the European chambers to meet.

The next European Business Card Exchange will be held in July by the British American Business Council.