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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…


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,…


Bank of the West: The Gold Standard of Banking

SACC-SF/SV Organizational Sponsor, Bank of the West’s history of serving the Bay Area community and contributing to economic growth in Northern California began in 1874. The bank was founded as Farmers National Gold Bank of San Jose just a little over two decades after gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill and in the same year that the Second San…


iGoMoon: Changing the World of Web Design 

“Our mission is to change the industry Rocket by Rocket” – Mattias Gronborg, Co-founder and CEO. The story begins back in January 2010 in Stockholm Sweden, when Mattias Gronborg and Robert Nyberg created social media and search strategies for their clients. They discovered that for many of their clients it was difficult to implement the new…


SAS: Connecting Europe and the U.S. for 60 years

On April 8, SACC – San Francisco/Silicon Valley organisational sponsor SAS celebrated the one year anniversary of the launch of their Copenhagen – San Francisco route. The new route marked the return of the Scandinavian flag carrier to the US West Coast after an almost four year hiatus having previously served Los Angeles until April…


Ted Olsson: Promoting Sweden in the Bay Area

Ted Olsson, PhD and Vice Chairman of SACC-SF/SV, is a third generation Swedish-American who has continued the family tradition of promoting Swedish culture in the Bay Area. All four of Ted’s grandparents emigrated from Sweden and distinguished themselves in San Francisco. Ted’s grandfather, Alexander Olsson, traveled as a young man to San Francisco and secured…