Entries by Info Sacc

Partnerlog Group

Last week we had the opportunity to meet with Emil Söderlund, CEO of Partnerlog Group in the United States & its overseas companies. Partnerlog Group has been active for 8 years and have around 35 employees that are working remotely around the US, Hong Kong and Europe. Their HQ is in Miami, with several employees […]

Mulchan CPA

November is the perfect time to review your company’s vision for 2020 and look over your accounting needs! Perhaps it involves switching CPA or service providers and updating processes. Just in time for the November Newsletter, we had the pleasure to interview Felizia Mulchan – founder of the accounting firm Mulchan CPA. Felizia Mulchan is […]

Eten Catering

We had the pleasure to do an interview with Eten Catering – a renowned catering company in Fort Lauderdale that specializes in European food. The owners, Allison from England and Dirk from Belgium, started off their career working in the private yachting industry. After many years of catering high level food on world class yachts, […]

Polatsek – Counsellors at Law

Last week we had the pleasure of meeting with Harry D. Polatsek- the founder of Polatsek, Counsellors at Law. Harry started his career in 1977 as a lawyer in New York and in 1983; he opened Polatsek Counsellors at Law, a firm specializing in immigration law. From the early 1980’s, he began representing Swedish clients […]

Vikand

Last week we had the opportunity to meet with Len Quist – Vice President and General  Manager at VIKAND Solutions. It was a pleasure to meet Len, who is also one of the five  founders and the former President of our Chamber. The name VIKAND stands for “We can” or “Vi kan” in Swedish. The D stands for on demand  and emphasizes the company’s flexibility and goal to meet their clients’ needs. VIKAND is an  American based company, with global operations and with a dash of Swedish culture.  VIKAND was founded in 2010. Len describes the organization as culturally diverse with a  flat organizational structure. Working with almost 200 cruise vessels, their goal is to make life  better at sea by providing excellent maritime medical services and improving health and  hygiene on board.  VIKAND offers a tailor-made medical service solution to fit each clients’ individual needs. This  means running the onboard medical operations and providing biomedical services to over  170 cruise ships. Besides the above services, VIKAND also offers various technical solutions,  such as air purification systems that break down tobacco smoke, reduce and eliminate  bacteria and viruses and even kill mold. Some other technical solutions include a bedbug  solution, a wearable anti-sea and motion sickness, and equipment monitoring the  effectiveness of employees’ hand washing routines.    Working at sea is very different from working in a land-based environment. Running the  medical operation onboard requires firsthand onboard experience, a good understanding of  and an appreciation for the multi-cultural environment on board. The majority of VIKAND’s  medical personnel have worked at sea and have extensive medical experience both at sea  and ashore.   So, what is the advantage of working in Fort Lauderdale, Florida? First of all, we are in close  proximity to many of our clients that are based here in South Florida, Len explains. Fort  Lauderdale and Miami are the world’s biggest home ports for cruise lines. The cost of doing  business in Florida is less than in many other places in the US. Excellent international air  travel options both to Europe and Latin America. Compared to the West coast, the lesser time  difference allows us to communicate with our colleagues in Europe during business hours, as  well as interacting with many of our clients that are also based out of Europe. Fort  Lauderdale is very international with many European, Canadian and Latin Americans expats  calling this home. “I lived in New York for many years and for its size Fort Lauderdale is truly  a global melting pot”. Several Scandinavian companies have established themselves in this  area and not to forget – Fort Lauderdale is also the yachting capital of the world.    With sustainability in mind, VIKAND sells equipment and products with long life-expectancy.  VIKAND’s future goal is to expand into commercial shipping and also to become a remote  location medical service provider. “Our company and our staff work hard trying to make a  real difference to our clients on land and at sea”.  

Are you our new intern?

Founded in 2013, SACC-SFL has the reputation of being a fast-moving and energetic chamber. As an intern at SACC-SFL, you get the unique opportunity to be part of the cutting-edge setting that is South Florida today. You will be able to expand your professional network, gain new experience and advance your skills by meeting and […]

Unitec Marine

Unitec Marine is an engineering company that provides mechanical and electrical services to the oil and marine industry worldwide, both on- and offshore. The three owners started the company in October four years ago, while they were employed on a ship. They came up with an idea to build a company that could do the […]

Membership Spotlight with Frederick Burman from Skanska

Frederick Burman is the Senior Vice President of the Skanska Group Asset Management function, based in the US  in Miami, FL. Skanska is one of the world’s leading project development and construction groups. Skanska US was founded in the 1970:ies and has grown to include two nationwide construction units, Skanska USA Building and Skanska USA Civil, as well Commercial Development in five US urban […]

Susanna Grubb – a future’s broker

We had the opportunity to meet with Susanna Grubb from the Ultimate Florida Real Estate in Jupiter. Susanna has many years of experience working as a real estate agent. Last year, she decided to make a major change in her life. She decided to do what many people dream of doing – start her own […]