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Invitation to the Annual Christmas Luncheon

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SACC, Swedish American Chamber / BACC, British American Chamber / FACC, French American Chamber, / NACC, Netherlands American Chamber

Cleveland Foreign Consular Corps 


Thursday, December 11th 

Ariel International Center 

1163 E 40th St, Cleveland, OH 44114 


Doors open at 11:30am Free parking at the Center! 



Speaker Bio: Our Luncheon Keynote Speaker – Joy Roller 

As President of Global Cleveland since January 2013, Joy Roller leads a civic/corporate initiative to increase the population of Greater Cleveland and strengthen the region’s economy by connecting foreign and domestic newcomers to its opportunities, resources and services. Prior to her work at Global Cleveland, Joy served as Executive Director of the Gordon Square Arts District for six years. The internationally-recognized, arts-based economic development initiative transformed Cleveland’s Detroit Shoreway neighborhood into an arts and entertainment destination. In addition to her economic development experience in Gordon Square, Roller brings experience as a television producer and political campaign manager to her current position. Roller holds a Juris Doctor degree from Cleveland State University’s John Marshall College of Law, a Masters of Theological Studies degree from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and economics from Denison University.


Presentation will be: “ Migration – The Economic Imperative 

Here are the main points in Joy’s presentation: 1) How has the environment in Cleveland and North East Ohio changed to be able to attract highly skilled and educated people to the region. 2) What improvements have been made to accomplish this change 3) What needs to done, what are the plans and what is in the pipeline for the city and region to make Cleveland an attractive place to move to and start a business. 4) What is the role of Global Cleveland. 5) How can the international chambers of commerce assist Global Cleveland in accomplishing its goal and how can Global Cleveland assist the international Chambers to attract business to the region.


Program Thursday, December 11th, 2014 

11:30pm Doors open, complimentary Holiday drinks served from each chamber guest table

- Serving of hors d’oeuvres, cash bar available w/networking

12:00pm Lunch will be served

12:30pm Start of program

- Brief introduction of the program

- Presentations begin – About 30 minutes” 


Meeting Location 

Ariel International Center — 1163 E 40th St, Cleveland, OH 44114 


Meeting Fees 

Sponsor and Corporate Members – free

SACC, BACC, FACC, NACC & Cleveland Foreign C.C. Members: $40.00

Non-Members : $45.00

These fees include food and non-alcoholic beverages — A cash bar is available.


Click Here to Register 


It is as easy as this: Click on the above link and enter your email address. You will get an email confirmation in return. Payment can be made at the door.


Please register on line on or before Monday, Dec 8th 


We look forward to seeing you and your guests at this event

November 13th Networking Event

SACC-Ohio and The BACC, British American Chamber of Commerce sponsored our second successful networking event.  We had several guests and all the speakers did an excellent job presenting.  They include: James Domingo of The Domingo Group LLC; Michael Farago of Oswald; Millie Babb of Wells Fargo; Windom Ratchford of Creative Gold Media; Bob Corbus of Docusystems; and Steve Day of Calfee.  Mike Miller, SACC-Ohio board member and Swedish Consulate, made all the introductions.


This event was very well attended through the support and participation of the BACC, British American Chamber of Commerce. David Allen, BACC Chairman did yeomen’s work in rallying his members to attend.

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Special guests attended all the way from Stockholm Sweden — Former SACC-Ohio Chairman Lasse Eriksson and his lovely wife Gunilla.


Steve Day of Calfee was one of 6 speakers at the networking event November 13th sponsored by both SACC-Ohio and the BACC, British American Chamber of Commerce.