The Swedish - American Chamber of Commerce

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9th Annual Crayfish Party “Kräftskiva”

Saturday August 29th, 2015, at 6pm

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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


 

Save The Date!

“Get to Know Each Other and Really Network”

See up to 10 presentations in one evening!

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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.

Networking: After 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

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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


 

SAVE THE DATE

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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


 

Invitation to the Annual Christmas Luncheon

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SACC, Swedish American Chamber / BACC, British American Chamber / FACC, French American Chamber, / NACC, Netherlands American Chamber

Cleveland Foreign Consular Corps 

Thursday, December 11th 

Ariel International Center 

1163 E 40th St, Cleveland, OH 44114 

Doors open at 11:30am Free parking at the Center! 

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Speaker Bio: Our Luncheon Keynote Speaker – Joy Roller 

As President of Global Cleveland since January 2013, Joy Roller leads a civic/corporate initiative to increase the population of Greater Cleveland and strengthen the region’s economy by connecting foreign and domestic newcomers to its opportunities, resources and services. Prior to her work at Global Cleveland, Joy served as Executive Director of the Gordon Square Arts District for six years. The internationally-recognized, arts-based economic development initiative transformed Cleveland’s Detroit Shoreway neighborhood into an arts and entertainment destination. In addition to her economic development experience in Gordon Square, Roller brings experience as a television producer and political campaign manager to her current position. Roller holds a Juris Doctor degree from Cleveland State University’s John Marshall College of Law, a Masters of Theological Studies degree from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and economics from Denison University.

Presentation will be: “ Migration – The Economic Imperative 

Here are the main points in Joy’s presentation: 1) How has the environment in Cleveland and North East Ohio changed to be able to attract highly skilled and educated people to the region. 2) What improvements have been made to accomplish this change 3) What needs to done, what are the plans and what is in the pipeline for the city and region to make Cleveland an attractive place to move to and start a business. 4) What is the role of Global Cleveland. 5) How can the international chambers of commerce assist Global Cleveland in accomplishing its goal and how can Global Cleveland assist the international Chambers to attract business to the region.

Program Thursday, December 11th, 2014 

11:30pm Doors open, complimentary Holiday drinks served from each chamber guest table

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

12:00pm Lunch will be served

12:30pm Start of program

– Brief introduction of the program

– Presentations begin – About 30 minutes” 

Meeting Location 

Ariel International Center — 1163 E 40th St, Cleveland, OH 44114 

Meeting Fees 

Sponsor and Corporate Members – free

SACC, BACC, FACC, NACC & Cleveland Foreign C.C. Members: $40.00

Non-Members : $45.00

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

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.

Please register on line on or before Monday, Dec 8th 

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


 

November 13th Networking Event

SACC-Ohio and The BACC, British American Chamber of Commerce sponsored our second successful networking event.  We had several guests and all the speakers did an excellent job presenting.  They include: James Domingo of The Domingo Group LLC; Michael Farago of Oswald; Millie Babb of Wells Fargo; Windom Ratchford of Creative Gold Media; Bob Corbus of Docusystems; and Steve Day of Calfee.  Mike Miller, SACC-Ohio board member and Swedish Consulate, made all the introductions.

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This event was very well attended through the support and participation of the BACC, British American Chamber of Commerce. David Allen, BACC Chairman did yeomen’s work in rallying his members to attend.

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Special guests attended all the way from Stockholm Sweden — Former SACC-Ohio Chairman Lasse Eriksson and his lovely wife Gunilla.

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Steve Day of Calfee was one of 6 speakers at the networking event November 13th sponsored by both SACC-Ohio and the BACC, British American Chamber of Commerce.


 

Get to Know Each Other and Really Network

  See up to 10 presentations in one evening! 

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 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, November 13th 

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.

Networking: After 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, November 13th, 2014 

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 

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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 


 

Leif Erikson Day

Come and join us and members of fellow Scandinavian Organizations to Celebrate!

Leif Erikson Day on THURSDAY October 9, 2014

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Leif is the one to the right!

As you all know, Leif Erikson was the real discoverer of North America. The Scandinavian Organizations in Northeast Ohio has a long standing tradition to celebrate Leif on his day, the Official Leif Erikson Day– always on October 9th.

We meet at 11:45am at the Leif Erikson bust outside the Shooters Restaurant, Flats West, for the celebration, including a “special” toast to Leif’s honor.

  

After that we all have lunch at Shooters.

Participation is free but you pay your own lunch and beverages at Shooters.

 

PLEASE NOTE!

To be able to reserve the proper number of tables at shooters, we ask you to confirm your attendance by signing on, using this link.  Register Here!

We look forward to seeing you Thursday October 9th.

Sincerely,

Christian Bernadotte, Chairman /  Jim Hornyak, President

                          

Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce – Ohio

Promoting Swedish-American Business


 

Attend the 8th Annual Crayfish Party

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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.

When

Saturday August 30, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT

Where

Boulder Creek Golf Club

9700 Page Road

The Party Barn

Streetsboro, OH 44241

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.

More Information

Register Now!


 

Get to Know Each Other and Really Network

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See up to 20 presentations in one evening! 

Every Swedish, British, French & Dutch 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 15th – 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.

Networking: After 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 15th, 2014 

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

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

Non-Members  $25.00

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

Click Here to Register 

It is as easy as this: Click on the above link and enter your information.

If you want to present please register on line on or before Tuesday, May 13th 

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


 

Program Featuring Giulio Menato

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Click Here to Register


 

BOHLER-UDDEHOLM Precision Strip LLC Plant Tour

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BOHLER-UDDEHOLM Precision Strip  is well known in Sweden and is also known by many US Steel producers.  Then why does Swedish steel have such an important role in the specialty steel strip business in North America?  During this presentation they will present some of the application areas for Swedish Precision strip along with the reasons why they are chosen over other producers.

During this visit we will also have the opportunity to see the warehouse and production areas of the sales and distribution center covering North America for Bohler-Uddeholm Precision Strip.

EVENT INFORMATION

Thursday March 20, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM 

Click here for more information and to register for this event.


 

Waltz for Monica

Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce – Ohio

sponsors the Cleveland International Film Festival

“Waltz for Monica”

Director: Per Fly

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Lovely Monica Zetterlund, a switchboard operator in rural Hagfors, Sweden, often ditches work for four-hour bus rides to Stockholm. It’s the 50s, and Monica is a jazz singer on the verge of making it big. Leaving her daughter with her disapproving father over Christmas, Monica heads for New York to sing with jazz legend Tommy Flanagan. Shooed off the stage for being “too white” to play with the black musicians, Monica heads home in disgrace. But her career takes off at home, and she becomes addicted to the high life, partying hard and shacking up with film director Vilgot Sjöman. Her neediness alienates friends and associates, and her downward spiral makes us fear she might pull a Marilyn or a Judy. Based on the life of the chanteuse who popularized jazz sung in Swedish, WALTZ FOR MONICA was the most-seen film in Sweden in 2013. It’s a tour-de-force for stunning first-time actor and musician Edda Magnason, who performs Monica’s songs herself. (In Swedish with subtitles)

http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2014/waltz-for-monica

CIFF Screenings:

Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Neighborhood Screening @ Cedar Lee Theatre

Discounted Tickets:

Online: Use the code SACC when purchasing tickets at www.clevelandfilm.org (available 24 hours a day).

Phone: Use the code SACC when calling the Film Festival Box Office at 877.304.FILM (3456).

In-person: Use the code SACC at the Film Festival Box Office in the lobby of Tower City Cinemas.


 

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 “The Imperative for Change” 

What are they thinking? 

Why Management Style, Personal Views, 

and Work Attitudes have Changed

over the Years 

Guest speaker Susanne Bowman

Co-owner – The Haefer Group, Ltd. 

Via Videoconference 

Holiday Inn

6001 Rockside Road, Independence Ohio 44131 

Thursday, February 20th

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

This presentation covers why various generations are the way they are. You may know them: The Baby Boomers; Generation X; and Generation Y. You may even be related to some of them. Our speaker will sort out how they grew up; what they are interested in and what the heck they are thinking. All of these factors have a profound impact on the development and success of any organization. 

Register Now!   

www.saccohioimperative.eventbrite.com 

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, February 17th, 2014.

We look forward to seeing you at this event!


 

Invitation to Annual Meeting and Business Meeting

Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce – Ohio

Invitation to Annual Meeting and Business Meeting

Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:00pm

This year’s Annual Meeting will be attended by our special guests:

Andreas von Uexküll – Minister Counselor, Swedish Embassy

Therese Lindé – President of SACC-USA 

The business part of the meeting will feature

“Human Beings Decide to Walk Upright! Now What?”

A presentation by our member Michael Nilsson

The spine is a wondrous accomplishment of engineering, allowing us to walk upright while supporting our own body weight and other additional loads carried on our back, in our hands, and on our head. While doing so we can still twist, bend and rotate our body…

… until something goes wrong.

Age, disease and trauma can alter the functionality of the spine, resulting in very painful conditions with limited range of motion. Over the past 80 years new surgical techniques and spinal implants have been developed that range from fusion of motion to restoration of the original range of motion. Michael Nilsson will give a basic review of the spine and its function, showcase some of the implants and instruments IDT has developed over the years and present what the latest novel technologies can offer us all in the future.

Innovative Delta Technology, LLC has been working in this fascinating and challenging medical device industry for over 12 years and developed new implants and new technologies. New surgical approaches and improved cosmetic outcome for craniofacial deformations are other areas, where IDT has been privileged to solve problems and develop new instruments, new manufacturing processes and new implants

Michael Nilsson (Founder and President of IDT) has over twelve years of experience in the spine and orthopedic device industry (implants and instrumentation). He is an innovative, creative thinker with experience in managing conceptual design ideas from initial concept to market. Being a skilled CAD designer he also has hands-on prototyping and testing experience. His business is global and he has over 20 US and PCT patent applications filed/issued.

We can assure you of a very interesting topic and presentation.

Program, Thursday January 16, 2014

5:00pm      Doors open, coffee served

5:30pm      Short Annual Meeting

5:45pm      Presentation by Michael Nilsson

Followed by hors d’oeuvres

(non-alcoholic beverages included, beer and wine available)

Meeting Location

Holiday Inn

6001 Rockside Road

Independence, OH

Non-members and guests are also very welcome!

Meeting Fees

Sponsor and Corporate Members Free

Other Members     $15

Non-Members       $15

The fee includes coffee, warm and cold hors d’oeuvres, and soft drinks. A cash bar is available.

How to Register

Go to this link for quick and easy registration: http://saccohioannualmeeting2013.eventbrite.com/?s=20347863.

The Chairman’s Year-end Letter

Click here to read this review of our activities during 2013:

SACC-Ohio Year End Letter 2013

Sincerely,

Lars Eriksson – Chairman

Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce – Ohio

Website: www.sacc-ohio.org

Cultivating Swedish – American Business


 

4th Annual Joint International Christmas Luncheon

December 6, 2013 @ 11:30 am

WHERE:
Global Center for Health Innovation
1 Saint Clair Avenue Northeast
Cleveland,OH 44114
USA
COST:
$40 Members – $45 Non Members

 

Save the Date – Annual Meeting

The SACC-Ohio Annual Meeting will be on January 16, 2014

More to come.


NETWORKING! Get to Know your SACC Members

Get all the details for the upcoming event

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

Mavis Winkle’s
5005 Rockside Rd.
Independence, OH 44131

Click Here to find out more and register


 

Save the Date – Crayfish Party

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The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce – Ohio invites you, your spouse, significant other and guests to a traditional Swedish Crayfish Party register here. 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

 New Venue of the Crayfish Party

This year’s party will take place in the party-barn of the Boulder Creek Golf Course in Streetsboro. 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: $50 per person

Non-members: $60 – 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 28th 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

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.

crawCrayfish 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.

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The Ice Dragon – Cleveland International Film Festival

isThe Consulate of Sweden is supporting and promoting the Swedish film, The Ice Dragon which will be shown at the 37th Cleveland International Film Festival on Wednesday, April 10 at 4:45 p.m. and again on Friday, April 12 at 11:35 a.m. at the Tower City Cinemas.

The film is described as about an 11 year old city boy who is moved to the magical north Sweden to avoid problems with his family in public housing in Stockholm.  His struggle to “fit in” with the kids in the new environment and avoiding being “helped” by the government social workers provides a “wintry delight” film.

Tickets may be purchased at the box office, ordered in advance by calling the Film Festival’s box office (toll free 877.304.3456), or on line at www.clevelandfilm.org


 

SACC-OHIO March Meeting

We had a great meeting!


 

SACC-OHIO March Meeting

We had a great meeting!


Blondie at CIFF37

SACC-Ohio is sponsoring the Swedish Film Blondie at the 2013 Cleveland International Film Festival.

Brilliant Swedish director Jesper Ganslandt has an unfailing eye for character and an uncanny ability to work in wildly varying styles. After making one raw film about rural slackers and one disturbing suspense thriller, he now presents BLONDIE, an acerbically funny take on the melodramatic Scandinavian family drama. Sigrid’s three daughters are convening in her elegant country home for her 70th birthday. Following a brief cheerful reunion, their happy-family veneer quickly starts to peel away. Elin is a fashion model, bitter at being sent to work in Milan at 15. Unhappy Katarina is a mom and a doctor who’s having incredible sex with a colleague. Youngest sister Lova dreads the drama she knows is just waiting to happen. Following a panic attack and a fire at her carefully planned party, Sigrid is stricken and becomes comatose – which, oddly enough, allows her daughters to talk to her for the first time. All four actresses deliver lovely performances, but the hilarious family theatrics alone are worth the price of admission. (In Swedish with subtitles) – B.B.

CIFF Screenings
Thursday, April 04, 2013 at 4:30 PM
Friday, April 05, 2013 at 1:50 PM
Saturday, April 06, 2013 at 9:00 PM

 

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Here is where we should have the next meeting

west 4th street


 

International Christmas Luncheon 2012

at the 100th Bomb Squadron, December 11, 2012

SACC-Ohio started this event back in 2006 and three years ago, the British- and French-American Chambers joined, making it a real multi-national and multi-cultural event. This year, the Dutch Chamber joined the group. Drinks and food from the four countries were served. Keynote speaker Tom Waltermire talked about the advantages of our region and how to bring overseas companies here. Over 100 persons participated, enjoying the drinks, the food, the speech, and, maybe above all, the excellent networking opportunities.

We thank Ingemar Svala Photography (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for taking these great photos and letting us see them all. Individual photos can be purchased by emailing Ingemar.


Innovation and Sweden performed at IMTS in Chicago by Charlie Caper and Erik Rosales of D1GITS

Here is a fantastic presentation about innovation and Sweden performed at IMTS in Chicago by Charlie Caper and Erik Rosales of D1GITS for their client; Sandvik Coromant.

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Alternatively call Josefin Lindberg
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+46 (0) 736-13 24 63

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