Time to file for tax return in Sweden – deadline May 4th!

A reminder to everyone who has incomes incomes in Sweden: The general deadline to file for tax return is coming up on May 4th. If you have a Swedish personal identity number you can get an e-identification and use the Swedish Tax Agency‘s e-service. You will find information on other important dates as well as how to submit your electronic…


Building Bridges to Successful Futures

Sign Up For A SACC-SF/SV Membership Today   Receive 25% Discount! Who We Are  Since 1948 we have been a leading facilitator of transatlantic trade and knowledge sharing between Sweden and Northern California. Our longstanding presence and reputation in San Francisco gives us deep local roots and a unique understanding of the Bay Area business…


Annual Christmas Luncheon 2014 – A Sold Out Event

In true Swedish spirit, 150 guests revelled in the jovial atmosphere of San Francisco’s Fairmont Hotel on Friday, December 12th — in the wake of one of the most ferocious storms in recent years. The luncheon guests were greeted by new SACC-SF/SV Chairwoman Helena Kristersson and Master of Ceremony Oscar Gestblom, while enjoying warm Swedish-style…


SACC-SF/SV Appoints New Chairwoman

We are delighted to welcome new Chairwoman, Helena Starkenberg Kristersson, to SACC-SF/SV. With a career that spans twenty years and includes experience within a variety of industries, Helena brings multifaceted and deep knowledge to SACC-SF/SV. She has many years of experience working as a management consultant and holding leadership positions within marketing, sales and communications…


100 Guests Already Registered for the Annual Christmas Luncheon

We’re Getting into the Holiday Spirit… The SACC-SF/SV team is very pleased to announce that we already have 100 guests registered for our Annual Christmas Luncheon at the Fairmont Hotel on Friday, December 12. Preparations are now well underway; we are practising Lucia songs, preparing the Christmas decorations, sampling Glögg and gingerbread cookies, assembling gift baskets and…


The Swedish Chef: A tête-à-tête with Staffan Terje at Perbacco SF

By Sofia Englund When arriving for my interview with Staffan Terje, renowned Swedish-born chef and restauranteur, I inadvertently walk into the wrong restaurant. “You’re here to see Staffan?” the polite American hostess asks after my brief introduction. “He’s next door, at his other restaurant.” Terje’s two San Francisco restaurants, the modern Northern Italian “Perbacco” and…


RHS Financial: Investing in the Future

Risley Sams, founder and president of San Francisco based investment management firm RHS Financial, tries to live his life according to Thomas Jefferson’s principle: “never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” He offers this advice to clients when encouraging them to develop an “engaged relationship” with their financial advisor and envision longterm…


Taking the ‘Work’ out of ‘Networking’

Say the word “networking,” and you can expect quite different reactions from an American or a Swede… While after-hours networking is deeply rooted in American business culture, where professionals tend to “mix business with pleasure” and take every opportunity to meet new people and promote their ventures, Swedes have traditionally safeguarded the borders separating private…


BoConcept – Bringing Sleek Scandinavian Design to San Francisco

If you’re looking for furniture in the Bay Area, that messy college roommate fast receding in life’s rearview mirror, a little more space to inhabit, and a little more money in your pocket, you might find yourself thinking: “What if IKEA had a fancy younger brother?” Enter BoConcept, a modern Danish designer and manufacturer of…


SACC-SF/SV Board Member Charlotte Fors Awarded 2014 Stevie Award

We are very happy to announce that Charlotte Fors, Vice President of Sales at mBox Inc. and a board member at the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco/Silicon Valley, has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Stevie Award for Women in Business, in the category “Women Helping Women.” Ms. Fors thrives in the ever-changing,…