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Välkommen/Welcome

About Us

The Swedish- American Chamber of Commerce of Fort Lauderdale & Palm Beach was formed in 2013.

We are a registered “not-for-profit” organization with our operating office based in Fort Lauderdale. Our focus is in Fort Lauderdale and the Palm Beach area.

We are a member of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce USA, umbrella organization, based in Washington D.C. SACC-USA was founded in 1988 and today consists of 19 regional chambers. Together we serve 2,300 members in Sweden and the U.S.A., which makes us the second largest European Chamber of Commerce organization in the United States.

As a regional chamber of commerce, we realize that it is because of our members that we can exist and it is thanks to our members that it is possible for us to build and uphold a strong organization. In order to maintain a solid foundation, we, the Board of Directors, all have agreed to follow a set of values/qualities to which we expect all our Members to adhere to as well:

Trust- honesty and integrity
Ownership- members act as owners; ease of access and use
Diversity- range and variety of members / services e.g. events as well as change / innovation
Camaraderie- sociability / social inclusiveness and common purpose / interest
Fun- convenience / ease of use and social comparability

Our chamber offers programs and services, frequently in collaboration with the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce USA, to promote bi-national commerce, trade, and cultural activities between Sweden and the Swedish-American Community in South Florida, particularly Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach.

We look forward to grow and develop our chamber together with you – Our Members!

Board of Directors

Len

LEN QUIST, PRESIDENT

"Len  Quist  is  the  VP  of  Sales  and  Marketing  for  VIKAND,  a  specialist  global  medical  services provider  for  the  cruise,  commercial  shipping,  energy  sector  and  mega  yacht  industry.  Len  has  during  the  last  25  years  worked  in  various  marketing  roles  for  multiple  corporations  including  Colgate  Palmolive,  Sara  Lee  and  Jarden  Consumer  Products.  Len  is  originally  from  Kungsbacka,  Sweden.  He  received  his  undergraduate  degree  from  University  of  Washington  in  Seattle,  WA  and  his  MBA  from  Columbia  University,  New York,  NY."

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Feliz

FELIZIA MULCHAN, EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT

Originally from Sweden, Felizia grew up in Jämtland and Linköping, and moved to the US in 1997. She is a tax supervisor with Daszkal Bolton LLP, where she focuses on US and international tax planning and compliance for individuals and businesses. She  holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University and is a licensed CPA. Felizia enjoys traveling, the outdoors, and is engaged in the Swedish community as an active member of the Swedish Church in Florida and SWEA.

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Peter

PETER HULT, DIRECTOR AND FOUNDING MEMBER

"Peter  Hult  is  the  CEO  for  VIKAND  a  specialist  medical  global  services  provider  for  the  cruise,  commercial  shipping,  energy  sector  and  mega  yacht  industry.  Originally  from  Sweden,  Peter  moved  to  Fort  Lauderdale  in  2000,  and  helped  to  launch  The  World  of  residenSea,  a  residential  condo  ship concept.  Prior  to  moving  to  the  U.S.,  Peter  spent  five  years  in  various  Human  Resources  capabilities  for  Silversea  Cruise  Line."

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Kerstin

KERSTIN HOLM, SECRETARY AND FOUNDING MEMBER

Kerstin Holm, a native Swede, has lived in the US for over thirty years. She was a co-founder of Summus, a high-tech company. As the CEO, Kerstin grew the company by establishing long-term business partnerships with Fortune 500 companies across the United States. At the end of her tenure, Summus was a publicly traded company.
Kerstin consults as a business advisor and is a mentor at Founders Institute. She is a member of SWEA, and is a founding member of the Swedish Church in Florida.

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MARTIN TKACS, DIRECTOR

Martin was born in Uppsala, Sweden and grew up in Enkoping. He came over to peruse a career as a Pilot and graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Aviation Management from Florida Institute of Technology. After several years of flying, Martin returned for his MBA and started working with Swedish startups. He is currently working with a Swedish construction software developer and building the brand in the US.

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AGNETA ANDERSON, DIRECTOR

Agneta was born in Stockholm, Sweden. She has been coming to Florida on a regular basis since the early 80’s and moved here permanently a few years ago. She is a Co-Founder of a very successful music production company in Sweden and has worked closely with international music giants such as Universal Music and EMI in breaking new artist on the international music scene. Since she’s always been a small business owner, her responsibilities have ranged from artist management and promotion to video production, photo sessions and CD sleeve artwork. Today she is focusing on her own creative art projects while still keeping an eye out for promising young talents here in South Florida.

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PETRUS SUNDEVALL, DIRECTOR

Petrus grew up in Kalmar and Stockholm, Sweden. He has a background in electronic engineering and a Captains license, previously worked as a yacht captain/engineer for many years. Moved to the US in 2001 and in 2010 he started a Marine electrical company to service yachts from Miami to Palm Beach. Fine Line Marine Electric. Inc. was the first corporate member in the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach. Petrus believes it is important to keep the Swedish identity and work ethic to maintain the “Swedish Brand” here in the US. He is also a teacher and board member at the Swedish school of Fort Lauderdale.

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Operations

SOFIA KRATZ, FINANCE AND OPERATIONS

Sofia is originally from Växjö, Sweden. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration with specialization in Corporate Financial Management from Lund University and is the second trainee to visit SACC-SFL through the J-1 visa program. Before moving to Florida in the beginning of 2017 she has lived in Australia and in Santa Barbara, where she studied for one semester at University of California.

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ZELDA JAEGRYD, COMMUNICATION AND OPERATIONS

Zelda Jaegryd is a 23-years-old, international student-athlete from Falkenberg, Sweden. Zelda is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Communications and a minor in Psychology at St. Thomas University. During Zelda’s four years at St. Thomas University, she has played for the Women’s Soccer Team and served as the team captain for her Junior and Senior year. In addition to academic and athletic engagement, she is employed as a Staff Member in the Fernandez Family Center, a recreational facility. Zelda has also been selected to work as a Research Assistant for the Live Healthy Miami Gardens research team. Last but not least, Zelda is one of three interns working for the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Fort Lauderdale & Palm Beach this Spring 2017.

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MY STEPHANIE SANDKVIST, MARKETING AND OPERATIONS

My  Stephanie  Sandkvist  is  a  26 years-old,  international  student  from  Varnamo  Sweden.  My  Stephanie  is  currently  pursuing  an  undergraduate  degree  in  Communication.  My  Stephanie  has  a  previous  degree  in  Media  and  Marketing  from  Sweden.  She  did  her  internship  period  of  eight  months  for  MTG   in  Gothenburg  before  leaving  for  USA  to  pursue  a  second  the  degree,  as  well  as  work  with  children.  My  Stephanie  is  one  of  three  interns  working  for  the  Swedish-American  Chamber  of  Commerce  Fort  Lauderdale  &  Palm  Beach  this  Spring  2017.

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Join Us

We are All Inclusive not Exclusive!

Our Vision

To be the essential resource for pursuing business opportunities with the Swedish- American community in South Florida, particularly in Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach.

Our Mission

The Chamber connects and brings together people, businesses, capital, knowledge and business development organizations in the U.S., foremost South Florida, and Sweden to build business relationships to maximize the benefit for our Members.

Our Motto

To be “all-inclusive, not exclusive”, the Chamber exists because, and for the benefit, of its Members.”

Trust Membership (Annual Fee: $1,500)

As a Trust Member of the Chamber, you and your company’s have the opportunity to partner strategically with the Chamber and participate in its leadership. You and your company will have the opportunity to connect with the Chamber’s entire resource network as well as participate in the Chamber’s various areas of operation and events. The Chamber will offer you and your company maximum exposure to the Chamber and its constituencies through the Chamber’s publications and activities.

  • Welcome announcement in chamber’s news letter and social media
  • Opportunity to introduce your company on our monthly newsletter
  • Your company logo featured on our collateral material
  • Recognition and speech at our events
  • Keynote speaker opportunities at major relevant events
  • Access to SACC-USA J-1 Trainee Program
  • Advertise your company logo, news and job openings on our website
  • Host events

Join now! Renew your membership!

Corporate Membership (Annual Fee: $300)

As a Corporate member of the Chamber, you and your company will become a part of a dynamic, social and stimulating business organization that is an integral part of the larger Swedish community in South Florida. You and your company will have the opportunity to connect with the Chamber’s entire resource network as well as participate in the Chamber’s various areas of operation and events. The Chamber will offer you and your company exposure to the Chamber and its constituencies through the Chamber’s publications and activities.

  • Opportunity to introduce your company on our monthly newsletter
  • Access to SACC-USA J-1 Trainee Program
  • Welcome announcement in chamber’s news letter and social media
  • Advertise your company logo, news and job openings on our website

Join now! Renew your membership!

Small Business Membership (Annual Fee: $150)

The Chamber offers a special membership level for businesses with up to three employees. As a Small Business member of the Chamber, you and your company will become a part of a dynamic, social and stimulating business organization that is an integral part of the larger Swedish community in South Florida. You and your company will have the opportunity to connect with the Chamber’s entire resource network as well as participate in the Chamber’s various areas of operation and events. The Chamber will offer you and your company exposure to the Chamber and its constituencies through the Chamber’s publications and activities.

  • Opportunity to introduce your company on our monthly newsletter
  • Welcome announcement in chamber’s news letter and social media

Join now! Renew your membership!

Individual Membership (Annual Fee: $75)

As an individual member of the Chamber, you become a part of a dynamic, social and stimulating business organization that is an integral part of the larger Swedish community in South Florida. As an individual Chamber member, you will have the opportunity to connect with the Chamber’s entire resource network as well as participate the Chamber’s various areas of operation and events.

Join now! Renew your membership!

Individual Membership for Retirees (Annual Fee: $45)

As an individual member of the Chamber, you become a part of a dynamic, social and stimulating business organization that is an integral part of the larger Swedish community in South Florida. As an individual Chamber member, you will have the opportunity to connect with the Chamber’s entire resource network as well as participate the Chamber’s various areas of operation and events.

Join now! Renew your membership!

Individual Membership for Students (Annual Fee: $20)

As an individual member of the Chamber, you become a part of a dynamic, social and stimulating business organization that is an integral part of the larger Swedish community in South Florida. As an individual Chamber member, you will have the opportunity to connect with the Chamber’s entire resource network as well as participate the Chamber’s various areas of operation and events.

Join now! Renew your membership!

Events

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Sommarfest Date TBA

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3nd Annual Swedish Fireball Sunday

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Mixer at Johans Joe

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Annual event at C&I Studios

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Not another business mixer- it's Wynwood!

Swedish-American Chamber of commerce Fort Lauderdale & Palm Beach hosts various events throughout the year at different exclusive venues. Purpose of our events are to engage the Swedish and American communities into business opportunities and strengthening the relations between Europe and the United States. Our events give an exclusive chance of business networking to increase the visibility of your company. We host informational seminars with keynote speakers to discuss latest business opportunities or trade missions.

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Upcoming events

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News

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"Art Return Investment is an alternative form of investment with a short term and fixed return. It is an easy and transparent investment without any commission, administration fees or hidden costs. By making the investment you become the owner of one or several exclusive physical pieces of art of highest quality".

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Regional Manager
mattias.hallberg@timelessgallerygroup.com
Timeless Gallery Group

Submit your News

Member News

Keep your fellow chamber members in the loop. As a part of your membership benefits you can send us your news. Just fill out the application form and we will review the submission.

Resources

As a regional Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce chamber, we are able to offer our members programs facilitated by SACC-USA.

Some of the most popular programs are SACC-USA’s Trade Mission/Visitations Programs and the Trainee Program/J-1 Visa Service. Both which aim to facilitate and connect knowledge and information between the U.S. and Sweden.

The Trade Mission program was established to help Swedish companies and business regions to explore the U.S. market and gather information about certain fields of interest.

The Trainee program was developed to assist Swedish students and U.S. businesses to tap into each other’s knowledge and expertise and to promote diversity by introducing U.S. companies to the Swedish business culture and vice versa.

Trade Mission

SACC-USA Trade Mission/Visitation Programs are designed for Swedish companies and business regions that want to explore the U.S. market and gather information about certain field of interest. The trade mission/visitation program should be considered as a first step for companies to evaluate their potential to establish or expand in the U.S. and for business regions to form strategic alliances that are mutually beneficial for their region and their potential U.S. partner and attracting companies to their region.

The program is executed in close cooperation with SACC-USA’s Regional Chamber network. Regional Chambers have a unique understanding of the various market conditions in different states and an invaluable network of local contacts. Regional Chambers can assist with everything from partner searches, business matchmaking and market research to practical matters of establishing and/or expanding a business.

For more information, please visit SACC-USA’s website: http://sacc-usa.org/services-and-programs/trade-missions/

SACC- USA J-1 Trainee Program

The SACC-USA Trainee Program provides U.S. companies with highly qualified trainees from Sweden. Consider this a cost-efficient way of accessing Swedish talent and technology while adding some cultural diversity to your office. For the trainees, a training program in the U.S. is the opportunity of a life time. Talk about win-win!

SACC-USA is a J-1 visa sponsor designated by the U.S. Department of State. This means that SACC-USA is authorized to issue the document DS-2019 which a Swedish trainee needs to take to the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm to receive a J-1 trainee visa.

The SACC-USA Trainee Program and J-1 visa service can be used for everything from summer internship for a student from Sweden to a longer training program for someone who has just graduated to an 18-month visa for a Swedish employee in a rotation program. Use of the Exchange Visitor Program for regular employment or other work purposes is strictly prohibited.

There are five broad types of trainees in our program:

  • Trainees who have found a host organization with SACC-USA’s help
  • Trainees at SACC Regional Chambers
  • Trainees who have found a host organization on their own
  • Swedish students writing their Bachelor or Master´s theses for a U.S. company
  • Employees of Swedish companies who need to go to the U.S. for training with a mother company, subsidiary or business/joint venture partner

For more information, please visit SACC-USA’s website: http://sacc-usa.org/trainee/

Usefull Links

Information about Sweden
Invest Sweden http://www.investsweden.se
Sweden.se http://www.sweden.se/
Sweden.gov.se http://www.sweden.gov.se/
Swedish Minitstry of Foreign Affairs http://www.swedenabroad.com/
Visit Sweden http://www.visitsweden.com/sweden/
Swedish Council of America http://www.swedishcouncil.org/
Swedish Trade Council http://www.swedishtrade.se/om-exportradet/in-english/
Migrationsverket http://www.migrationsverket.se/info/start_en.html
Swedish News
Dagens Nyheter http://www.dn.se/
Svenska Dagbladet http://www.svd.se/
Göteborgsposten http://www.gp.se/
Dagens Industri http://di.se/
Veckans Affärer http://www.va.se/
NASDAQ OMX Nordic http://www.nasdaqomxnordic.com
Jobs, Business, and Education
Swedish Trade and Invest Council http://www.business-sweden.se/en/Invest/
Swedish Public Employment (Arbetsförmedlingen) http://www.arbetsformedlingen.se/Globalmeny/Other-languages/Languages/English-engelska.html
National Board of Trade (Kommerskollegium) http://www.kommers.se/In-English/
Swedish Business Link to Government https://www.verksamt.se/portal/en_GB/web/international/home
Study in Sweden http://www.studyinsweden.se/
Sweden in Touch: Online Community for International Students http://www.studying-in-sweden.com/
Other
Swedish Institute http://eng.si.se/
Svenskar I Världen http://www.sviv.se/
CBI – Center for Business Innovation http://cbi.chalmers.se/
Nordstjernan http://Nordstjernan.com
Schengen Visa Information http://www.schengenvisainfo.com/sweden-visa/

Contact Us

For more information about our chamber, our programs, upcoming events, or if you want to see how you can get involved, please feel free to contact us:

Email: info@sacc-sfl.org

Phone: +1 305-497-7754

Address: 333 Las Olas Way, CU1, Fort Lauderdale, 33301, FL

Thank you for your interest!

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