SACC-USA Trainee Program

  Through SACC-USA, SACC-Texas is pleased to offer the SACC-USA 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 […]

We would like to welcome our latest hire to the Chamber

Meet Andreas Drakenberg, our new Marketing & Event Intern. Since arriving in Texas earlier this year he’s been occupied planning and coordinating events for our chapter in Austin. What’s your connection to America? I can’t say that I have one, apart from the general fascination I perceive most Swedes to […]

SXSW, SACC-Austin´s biggest event of the year

This year’s edition of the SXSW festival offered a diverse and exciting selection of speakers, concerts and screenings as ever. For 10 days Austin turned into an interactive universe where everything, and we mean EVERYTHING, was communicating with you through lavish exteriors. From buildings you probably hadn’t even noticed before […]

Scandinavian Design Company Enters Austin

Austin, Texas: Scandinavian Spaces will open up their first showroom in Austin this fall. The company prides itself in helping businesses increase employee engagement and wellness through their interior design solutions and partner brands (Kinnarps, Blå Station, Glimåkra,Götessons, Lintex, Materia, Minus Tio, Nordgröna, Nordic Care, Skandiform, ZilenZio) . Scandinavian Spaces may be a new name […]

Meet SACC-Austin’s New Trainee Mollie Silverhjelm

We would like to welcome our latest hire to the Chamber, Mollie Silverhjelm. She has since the beginning of the year been working with strategic communications, marketing and events in Austin. Mollie has a Bachelor’s degree in Media and Communication Science from Stockholm University as well as additional targeted marketing […]

Meet Amanda Bergman, Lead Singer of Amason

Amason is a Swedish musical band that will play in Austin during SXSW. Amanda Bergman is the lead singer and SACC-Austin had the opportunity to have an interview with her. •  Tell us how Amason was born? Amason was born in Pontus Winnberg’s head, I guess. He was the one […]

Member Spotlight: Henrik Johansson, Boundless Network

Austin, the capital of Texas, also called the “Silicon Hills”, is the place where start-up companies blossom. The business magazine Forbes ranked Austin as number one amongst 65 city regions in the USA when it comes to creating new job opportunities. One company that has grown rapidly in the past […]

Planning is already underway for SXSW 2015!

South by Southwest (SXSW) is one of the most popular festivals and trade shows for the creative and interactive industries in the US.  SXSW was held in Austin in March and while all the Swedish participants have gone back home, the buzz has continued long after the event concluded, and […]

SACC-Texas celebrates 30 years!

SACC-Texas celebrates 30 years this year and we have met with two of our former presidents who played a crucial role in the formation of SACC-Texas; Gunnar Nilsson, who is one of the founders of SACC-Houston, and Richard Koehler who expanded SACC-Houston to a state-wide organization by creating chapters in […]

In Memory of Anders Nilsson

November 24, 1958 – November 11, 2013 Anders Nilsson was one of the founders of Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in Texas in Austin in 1997 and served as the Vice President of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in Austin for twelve years after that. Anders diligently worked to develop […]

The Swedish Affair

The second annual ‘The Swedish Affair’ event was held in Los Angeles on June 9th and 10th at the famous Rockstar Mansion in Hollywood Hills.  The event was created last year to celebrate the Swedish creative industries (Games, Film, Music, Design, Fashion, and Literature) and was organized by the Swedish-American […]

SACC-Texas in Austin honoring Anders Nilsson

At the SACC-Texas annual meeting 2011 Anders Nilsson was honoured with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his work with the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce (SACC) in Texas. Anders Nilsson who was one of the founders of SACC-Texas in Austin in 1997 has served as the Vice President of the Swedish-American […]

The Story of Stockholm Krystal Vodka

Interview with Erica Swenson-Ingebrigtsen, Director of Sales and Marketing, Stockholm Imports, Inc. Who started the company and where? My father, Chet Swenson, a California entrepreneur with family ties to Sweden, formed Stockholm Imports, Inc.  In the late 1990’s he learned the government of Sweden opened up the licensing of vodka […]

Meet SACC Young Professionals

SACC-USA Young Professionals (SACC-USA YP) is an interactive section of the Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce (SACC) for young professionals with an interest in Swedish-American relations. SACC-USA YP is dedicated to provide a forum to develop and strengthen social and professional relations. In Texas, SACC-USA YP is represented with local sections […]

All About Energy!

Interview with Mats Olsson, Corporate Director of Technology at Dresser Inc. I met up with Mats Olsson at Dresser Wayne’s head quarters in Austin.  Dresser Wayne is the largest division of Dresser Inc. and the area where Mats has spent most of his impressive 30 year career with the company.  […]

Market entry experience in Texas: 2conciliate Business Solutions

2conciliate Business Solutions AB (www.2c8.com) was founded in the city of Karlstad four years ago by JanE Larsson (picture) and Boo Lofberg. The company developed the 2c8 Modeling Tool that is used to create, visualize and publish process and organisation models, including descriptions of interested parties, requirements and decision makers, […]

A toast for Swedish gin – the Right Gin

Does the combination of gin and Sweden sound odd to you? Well, not to Swedish Master Blender and beverage creator Henrik Facile. Living in Austin since a few years back, Henrik is proud to see one of his creations hitting the shelves in liquor stores across the country. It all […]

Changing the Game in Executive Recruitment

A successful business is formed from a blend of 3 key ingredients:  an innovative product, a viable business plan, and the right people. “People are the secret to the sauce,” says Swedish native Bjorn Kirchdorfer, Partner at Top Gun Ventures (www.topgunventures.com), a retained executive recruiting firm based in Austin. “The […]

Julotta – a Swedish tradition kept alive in Texas

“Julotta” is a traditional Swedish church service held early in the morning on Christmas Day. “Jul” is the Swedish word for Christmas, and “otta” is the time just before dawn. The tradition goes back to the Middle Ages, and everyone that could, attended the Julotta. In the Swedish Church Law […]

SACC-Texas Newsletter April/May 2009

A sample from our April/May 2009 Newsletter: SACC-TEXAS CELEBRATES 25 YEARS! In 1983 the Swedish American Trade Association (SATA) was formed in Houston. And although the original organization existed in name but a few years, the concepts, interests, and goals of the core-founding group – to promote Swedish-Texas trade, was […]