The Swedish - American Chamber of Commerce

Ohio

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8th annual holiday party hdr

This year British, Swedish, French, and Netherlands-American Chambers of Commerce will be joined by the Greater Cleveland Chinese Chamber of Commerce, along with the India Ohio Chamber of Commerce, NOrtheast Ohio International Business Network and the Cleveland Council on World Affairs.

8th lunch includes

This year's event will no doubt  sell out.  So  be sure to register early.

WHEN:     Friday, December 8th, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EST)

WHERE:  100th Bomb Group, 20920 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, OH 44135

register

 

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90th Anniversary Celebration
&
Michael L. Miller Recognition

Members of SACC Ohio and many more got together at the Cleveland Yachting Club to celebrate the ninetieth Anniversary of the Cleveland Swedish Cultural Society and honoring Michael L. Miller

Click here to see photos of the event

Save The Date!

“Get to Know Each Other and Really Network”

See up to 10 presentations in one evening!

 

Every Swedish, (SACC) & British, (BACC) Chamber member

has an opportunity to present their business, their background and what they’re working on  

Presentations are up to 5 minutes each 

Holiday Inn — 6001 Rockside Road, Independence Ohio 44131

Thursday, May 21st

Doors open at 5:00 pm (light hors d’oeuvres, cash bar)

Our speakers: Any of us!
This is a unique opportunity to get to know each other even better. All of us have very impressive backgrounds. Some are working on special projects in business or as volunteers for local cultural societies and not-for-profit organizations. This is the perfect opportunity to talk about these projects. A projector and screen will be available for those who want to get high-tech.   You need to provide your own computer with your presentation media.

NetworkingAfter the presentations – “networking” over hors d’oeuvres and cocktails!

The presentations will certainly promote “networking.” Everyone seems to have a problem with “networking” . . . no one can define it . . . what you can’t define . . . you can’t control . . .You can’t enter your financial orbit with your contacts unless you use the same economic and communication launching pad.

So here is a definition that will transform business as we continue in the 21st Century. This is the best definition of “networking” by a bestselling author, John Naisbitt — He wrote Megatrends“Networking is the exchange of IdeasInformation… and Resources.”

All chamber members do this naturally so this will certainly be a fun event and great way to get to know each other better and really “Network”

Program Thursday, May 21st, 2015

5:00pm       Doors open, coffee served

5:30pm       Start of business program

– Brief introduction of the program

– Presentations begin – “5 minutes each”

– Serving of hors d’oeuvres, cash bar available w/networking

Meeting Location

Holiday Inn — 6001 Rockside Road, Independence Ohio 44131

Meeting Fees

Sponsor and Corporate Members – free

SACC, BACC, FACC, NACC Members               $25.00

Non-Members                                           $30.00

These fees include food and non-alcoholic beverages — A cash bar is available.

Register Now        

Click Here to Register

It is as easy as this: Click on the above link and enter your email address. You will get an email confirmation in return. Payment can be made at the door.

If you want to present please register on line on or before Friday, Nov 7th

We look forward to seeing you and your presentation at this event

Sincerely,

Jim Hornyak

President – Swedish American Chamber of Commerce – Ohio

Promoting Swedish – American Business



Speaker DAVID S. GUTHEIL

David S. Gutheil, Vice President of Maritime & Logistics

Holiday Inn – 6100 Rockside Road, Independence Ohio 44131

Thursday, February 19th– Doors open at 5:30 pm

Our speaker: David Gutheil David S. Gutheil is Vice President for Maritime & Logistics.

Mr. Gutheil has international and domestic experience in logistics, marketing and the transportation/shipping industries. Gutheil is responsible for managing the Port of Cleveland’s maritime facilities and the implementation of marketing and trade development programs to attract new customers, carriers and cargo shippers.

Gutheil has worked for an assortment of transportation-related companies for nearly 20 years, most recently as Director of Strategic Accounts for NYK Logistics (Americas) Inc., one of the world’s leading logistics providers.

Gutheil’s responsibilities at NYK included directing marketing and business development efforts involving Fortune 100 and 500 companies. He has worked extensively on import/export issues, and has a deep understanding of the challenges and complexities involved with the transfer of waterborne cargo to rail or truck carriers.

Gutheil has a thorough understanding – from multiple perspectives – of the complex industry of moving cargo. He also previously worked as vice president for sales & marketing for Interstate Distributor Co., one of the 20 largest full truckload carriers in the U.S.

Gutheil has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wittenberg University. He lives in Avon with his wife, Julie, and their two children

Program Thursday, February 19th, 2015

5:30pm       Doors Open with registration / Networking

6:00pm       Start of business program

– Presentation

– Serving of hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine available w/cash bar

Meeting Location

Holiday Inn – 6100 Rockside Road, Independence Ohio 44131

 

Meeting Fees

Sponsor and Corporate Members      free

Other Members                             $20.00 (also valid for BACC, NACC, and FACC)

Non-Members                                $25.00

These fees include food and non-alcoholic beverages. A cash bar is available.

RSVP

Click to register

It is as easy as this: Click on the above link and enter your email address. You will get an email confirmation in return. Payment can be made at the door.

Please make sure we have your response not later than Wednesday, February 18th, 2015.

We look forward to seeing you at this event

Sincerely,

Jim Hornyak

President – Swedish American Chamber of Commerce – Ohio

Promoting Swedish – American Business

 

9th Annual Crayfish Party “Kräftskiva”

Saturday August 29th, 2017, at 6pm

The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce – Ohio invites you, your spouse, significant other and guests to a traditional Swedish Crayfish Party. We want to thankfully recognize your membership at this event and encourage you to bring potential new members.

  • A social event to share an old tradition
  • Get to know fellow members and potential new members
  • Master of Ceremonies – Singing – Toasts
  • Raffles with exciting prizes

Boulder Creek Golf Course, Streetsboro Ohio

This year’s party will take place in the party-barn of the Boulder Creek Golf Course in Streetsboro. You will see some very nice improvement to this venue. See below for map and directions.

Invite your friends and colleagues to the Crayfish Party

You probably know someone who you think would benefit from membership in SACC-Ohio. Please invite them to this event. If they accept your invitation, list their names and corresponding email address on the RSVP form.

We will have the SACC-Ohio Brochure and Membership Application form available for their consideration.

Details

Dress: Casual.

Location: The party-barn at Boulder Creek Golf Club, 9700 Page Road, Streetsboro. For a map and directions, Click Here.

Included: Food and drinks, hats and bibs, song texts.

Costs

Members of SACC-Ohio, BACC, FACC, DACC, and their spouses and family members: $55 per person

Non-members: $65 – However, $10 will be credited to the membership fee if you become a member of SACC-Ohio in connection with the Crayfish Party.

The cost is payable by check made out to SACC-Ohio enclosed with the mail-in RSVP below.

RSVP

Quick link to register now! The number of attendees is limited and we accept registrations on a “first come – first served” basis. Therefore, please register as soon as possible, preferably no later than August 20th to be guaranteed a reservation. Also, we need to order crayfish from a specialty store on the West coast and therefore have to order the crayfish at least ten days in advance.

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History of the Crayfish Party

Crayfish parties are generally held during August, a tradition that started because crayfish harvesting in Sweden was, for most of the 20th century, legally limited to late summer. Today, the “kräftpremiär” date in early August has no legal significance. Dining is traditionally outdoors. Customary party accessories are comical paper hats, paper tablecloths, paper lanterns (often depicting the Man in the Moon), and bibs.A crayfish party is a traditional summertime eating and drinking celebration in the Nordic countries. The tradition originated in Sweden, where a crayfish party is called a kräftskiva. The tradition has also spread to Finland via the Swedish-speaking population of that country.

Courtesy of Wikipedia

 

 

Michael Forde Ripich is President and CEO of AT&F in Cleveland Ohio

THE AT&F STORY

A 4th generation Cleveland company using Swedish steel to perform heavy lifting in the U.S. economy and to protect the lives of those who protect us around the world.

DoubleTree by Hilton – 6200 Quarry Lane, Independence Ohio 44131

Thursday, January 22nd – Doors open at 5:15 pm

Our speaker: Michael Forde Ripich
Michael Forde Ripich is President and CEO of AT&F in Cleveland Ohio. AT&F is a global producer of components for large-scale construction and mining equipment, fabrication for shipbuilding and defense, power plant components, specialty stainless steel and alloy process equipment to the serve chemical industry and alternative fuel producers.

Started in 1940 by Michael’s great grandfather as The American Tank and Fabricating Company, today AT&F, wholly owns and operates AT&F Co., AT&F Nuclear, Inc. and AT&F Advanced Metals LLC. The company also has lightweight vehicle armor capabilities in its AMTANK Armor, LLC (USA) and Composhield, A/S (Denmark) subsidiaries. Since 2010, AT&F Co. operates ATF India Fabrication PVT LTD (India) providing infrastructure fabrication for the power, port, and shipbuilding industries.

Michael Ripich began at AT&F in 1989 as a Director of Training and Development, focusing on continuous improvement and organizational culture. He subsequently held lead positions in human resources, operations and business development. Since 2008, Ripich has served as President of AT&F Co. and was recently named CEO. The company has 600,000 SF of manufacturing facilities in NE Ohio and 250 team members.

Michael Ripich is an alumnus of Boston College, Case Western Reserve University and Harvard Business School. He is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and is also Board President of The Friends of the Historic Varity Theatre, a nonprofit organization and is dedicated to the renovation of a 1900 seat vaudeville style theater built in 1927.

Program Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

5:00pm       Annual Meeting – Members Only

5:15pm       Doors Open with registration

6:00pm       Start of business program

– Presentation

– Serving of hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine available w/cash bar

Meeting Location

DoubleTree by Hilton – 6200 Quarry Lane, Independence Ohio 44131

 

Meeting Fees

Sponsor and Corporate Members      free

Other Members                             $20.00 (also valid for BACC, NACC, and FACC)

Non-Members                                $25.00

These fees include food and non-alcoholic beverages. A cash bar is available.

RSVP

Register Here

It is as easy as this: Click on the above link and enter your email address. You will get an email confirmation in return. Payment can be made at the door.

Please make sure we have your response not later than Monday, January 19th, 2015.

We look forward to seeing you at this event

Sincerely,

Jim Hornyak

President – Swedish American Chamber of Commerce – Ohio

Promoting Swedish – American Business

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