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,…


Early Bird Prices for Annual Christmas Luncheon

Register for the Christmas Luncheon today, receive $30 off on tickets! A longstanding tradition, the annual Christmas Luncheon at the prestigious Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco is the highlight of the year for our members and the international business community that we serve. The event attracts 150 guests each year and is a great way to…


The San Francisco Symphony Offers SACC Members 25% Discount

In their upcoming season, The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) presents several distinguished Scandinavian conductors, musicians and composers. As an exclusive offer to SACC-SF/SV members, the SFS offers 25% discount on a series of concerts. SACC-SF/SV subscribers can enjoy discounts on the following concerts: October 13: Magnus Lindberg Choral Program November 29 – 30: Susanna Mälkki Conducts February 19…