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Kraftsiva 2019

Saturday August 24, 2019 at 6PM                REGISTER NOW

The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Ohio and the Swedish Cultural Society of Cleveland 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

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, like a newly paved parking lot. 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, Ohio.
When: Satruday, August 24, 6 pm

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


  • Members of SACC-Ohio, BACC, FACC, DACC, Swedish Cultural Society 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.

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 19th 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.   Register Now

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.

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.

Courtesy of Wikipedia


Friday, December 7, 2018

11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Guest Speaker: Richard Pace
One of Cleveland's Leading Architects

“Revitalizing Cleveland’s Lakefront”

Richard Pace is the President of Cumberland Development, LLC. He has contributed greatly to our city throughout his distinguished career. Mr. Pace will update us on upcoming developments on the Cleveland lakefront, including an increase of cruise ship traffic to our Port as well as new construction and a new Visitor Welcome Center. Join us for news of the exciting developments in our city.

A Cash Bar will be available

along with Traditional Swedish "Glogg" and British Sherry

We will also feature a Silent Auction, Special Raffle and Gift Sales
from the International Chambers of Commerce

Please Note - Our New Location:
Windows On the River
2000 Sycamore Powerhouse- Nautica
Cleveland, OH 44113


The Cleveland International Film Festival 

Please join the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce at the Cleveland International Film Festival for a screening of the Danish film Dan Dream.


Danish comedy star, Casper Christensen co-wrote and stars as Thorkil in this film based on the true story of the Hope Whisper Danish electric car from the early 80’s.


See the trailer here:


Friday, April 13th at Noon; and

Saturday, April 14th at 7:25 P.M.

Tower City Cinemas
30 W. Huron Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113

You may purchase tickets: 

Online: (available 24 hours a day)

Phone:  877.304.FILM (3456)

In-person: Film Festival Box Office in the Tower City Cinemas lobby

Get $2.00 off any CIFF42 ticket purchase using the discount code: SACC


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GDPR, Data and the Cost of Doing Business with the EU

Join BACC-Ohio and Grant Thornton on

FRIDAY, MARCH 2 FROM 7:30-10:30 AM

at the Holiday Inn South (Independence)
for a Business Breakfast Briefing as we review the GDPR, its fast approaching impact on you, your business and your clients

What is this about?
If you hold data on any individual or business in Europe, as a US business, you are subject to penalties by the European Union if you fail to comply with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation, effective May 25, 2018.

Who does this apply to?
Any business with European operations, customers and exports, amongst others.

Who Should Attend?
CEOs, CIOs , COOs, Corporate Counsel , Accountants , Export Compliance Officers and Advisors, Others engaged in business with Europe.

Click here for more details about the program.

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SACC - Ohio Tour "In the Cloud" at Expedient

Please join the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce for an exciting tour "In the Cloud" at Expedient!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

15166 NEO Parkway, Garfield Heights, OH 44128

5:30 PM - Doors Open
6:00 PM - Tour Begins

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

register now

Marianne Bernadotte
Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce
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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

Register Now!


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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Continent of Opportunities

SACC-USA has 20 regional chambers across the United States. Learn more about the unique strengths and business opportunities of our regional chambers in the Continent of Opportunities Series. 

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