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Meet SACC-Houston’s new intern – Viktoria Blecko!

SACC-Houston recently welcomed Viktoria Blecko as their new intern. Viktoria moved to Houston about a year ago from Sigturna outside Stockholm to study and live with her family in Texas. SACC-Texas, Malin Backlund, interviewed Viktoria about her new position as an intern for SACC. Welcome to SACC Viktoria, would you like […]

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Meet Camilla Ahlqvist Founder of Find Your F.I.T.

Camilla Ahlqvist, a SACC Texas member, who currently attends Texas A&M University in College Station started her own business in January called “Find Your F.I.T.”. F.I.T. stands for Focused Individualized Training and provides the right personal tools to lose weight, tone up or just gain a healthier lifestyle overall. Most […]

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Åsa Algard on Life as a Working Mom in Houston

Åsa Algard is a new member of SACC-Houston. She decided to join the organization after starting going back to work to meet more Swedes and professionals. Åsa and her husband moved from Stockholm to Houston 14 months ago with their two kids, Olivia (4.5 years old) and Adam (2 years […]

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Meet David Svensson, the IKEA Trading Area Manager in Houston

IKEA Trading has been a Corporate Member with SACC-Texas since December 2013 and we got a chance to talk to David Svensson, the IKEA Trading Area Manager in Houston.   David started working at IKEA in 1998 in Älmhult, Sweden, during his last year of University. Since then he has […]

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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 […]

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Building Bridges

The Swedish saying “Ensam är stark” (Alone is strong, direct translation) is hardly true when it comes to creating successful networking events. Instead collaborating with other organizations and chambers becomes essential. The key is truly in being able to bring a lot of people together at an appropriate venue. And […]

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Report from Entrepreneurial Days in Växjö

Karlskrona and Växjö hosted this year’s E-days. The two meetings focused on IT/Telecom and Cleantech. Both cities are located in the southern part of Sweden and both have excellent communications to the rest of Europe. EU has elected Växjö the “Greenest City in Europe” and the city is a model […]

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E-Days in Gothenburg, November 8-10 2010

November in Gothenburg, Sweden does not sound appealing – gray skies, wind and rain. This was not true this year. Gothenburg was greeting us with bright sunshine.  The sun was also shining on the businesses in the Western region of Sweden where they received an opportunity to show off their […]

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Thinking Global, Acting Local

An interview with Jan Persson, CEO, Lamiflex Inc. We recently had the pleasure to sit down with our newest business member, Jan Persson, CEO of Lamiflex Inc. Persson recently moved to Houston to take on the challenge of expanding the firms U.S. industrial packaging business targeting the oil field services […]

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From Molecules to Treatments

The Houston Chapter of Swedish Chamber Of Commerce in Texas invited to a Wine Reception featuring Jan-Åke Gustafsson, Director for the Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling at University of Houston. Jan-Åke Gustafsson, a renowned Swedish scientist recruited to University of Houston and a member of both the National […]

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Young Professionals in the Swedish American Business community

SACC Texas Houston YP SACC Texas in Houston has been working with the young professional’s community and cooperating with the other European chambers young professionals groups for quite a while. This spring a push was made to start the development of SACC Texas own young professionals section for Houston. The […]

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SACC-Texas assists NASA with Space Station broadcast

How did a small Swedish owned consulting and translation firm get to work with NASA? You guessed it SACC-Texas. We helped with connecting the parties for the live Swedish/English simultaneous translation that took place during the Discovery/ISS 128 flight in September 2009. Christer Fuglesang had two Discovery/ISS inflight events involving […]

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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 […]

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SACC-Texas Newsletter April/May 2008

A sample from our April/May 2008 Newsletter: SWEDEN AND TEXAS – A STRONG ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP The Austin chapter of SACC-Texas recently hosted a visit by Claes Hammar, Minister for Trade and Economic Affairs, at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, D.C. in late October. At this well-visited dinner event, Claes […]

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SACC-Texas Newsletter November/December 2007

A sample from our November/December 2007 Newsletter: INTERVIEW WITH AMBASSADOR MICHAEL WOOD, UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TO SWEDEN by Elise Peters On a recent spring day, Swedish Council of America Executive Director Elise Peters had the opportunity to meet and interview the United States Ambassador to Sweden, The Honorable Michael Wood, […]

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SACC-Texas Newsletter April/May 2007

A sample from our April/May 2007 Newsletter: Christer Fugelsang – Our Hero!! In Houston on January 18, 2007, the Consulate of Sweden and the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce-Texas together with SWEA and the Swedish Club of Houston joined in an exclusive private forum and dinner at IKEA honoring Astronaut […]