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2018 SACC-Ohio New Member "Meet and Greet" AND Annual Meeting

You're invited to SACC-Ohio's 2018 Annual New Member "Meet and Greet" AND Annual Meeting. It's a festive evening of fun with great food and networking, and you'll certainly want to meet our new members!

Please join the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce for our New Member "Meet and Greet" and Annual Meeting. This is a chance to meet, welcome, and network with the new SACC-Ohio members!

Our New Members: Mary Nippert!

Meeting Fees
Sponsor and Corporate Members: Free
Other Members: $20 (also valid for BACC, NACC, and FACC)
Non-Members: $25

Fees include food and non-alcoholic beverages. A cash bar is available at Happy Hour prices!


Tuesday, January 30, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Holiday Inn Cleveland South - Independence
6001 Rockside Road, 
Independence, OH 44131

6:00 PM - Annual Meeting: Installation of new Board Members and other Business (Members Only)

6:15 PM - New Member "Meet and Greet" and Networking Cocktail Party

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Please feel free to contact me with questions. For planning purposes, we'd like to have your registration by no later than Friday, January 26; but feel free to join us the day of if you wish. Hope to see you all there!

Marianne Bernadotte
Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce 
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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



Swedish cultural society logo

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.

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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


Jim Hornyak

President – Swedish American Chamber of Commerce – Ohio

Promoting Swedish – American Business



SAVE THE DATE!!! The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce - Ohio invites you, your spouse, significant other and guests to a traditional Swedish Crayfish Party marking the end of summer. Invite your friends and colleagues too!

The Kraftskiva is a SACC-Ohio social event to share an old summertime tradition from the Nordic countries. Get to know fellow members and potential new members. There will be a Master of Ceremonies, singing and plenty of toasts.

When: Saturday, August 26th, 6-9 PM

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Where: Boulder Creek Golf Course Party Barn
             9700 Page Road, Streetsboro, OH 44241

Contact: Lars Traner
                Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce
                216 496 0873
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Members (includes BACC, NACC, and FACC): $55/person
Member Spouse and Family: $55/person
Members and Guests: $65/person ($10 membership fee credit when you join in connection with Crayfish Party)

Fees include food, drinks, party hats, and plenty of bibs!

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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