Meet Karl Sralla, new board member for SACC Dallas

Mechanical engineer student Karl Sralla is a new board member for SACC Dallas. As such he wishes to use his experience at university and as a CEO of his newly founded company, to enable and help create a platform that allows young and experienced business owners and entrepreneurs to network […]

2020 in the rear mirror for SACC Texas chambers

2020 has, to say the least, been a tumultuous year. We’ve talked to the chairmen of our chambers in Dallas, and Houston to hear how they have handled the past pandemic year. Patrik Melander, chairman of the board, SACC Dallas: How would you like to summarize the pandemic year 2020 […]

Greetings from Hans Cederlund, Chairman SACC Texas

Dear SACC Texas friends! A strange and eventful year is going to an end as I am writing the Editorial for the 10th and the last SACC Texas Newsletter of 2020. Covid-19 has truly affected SACC Texas in so many ways and has forced us to take our important events […]

Welcome Alisha Kornhammar, SACC-Dallas Board Member

Your last name gives us a Swedish vibe. Could you tell us more about that? That’s because it is Swedish! It is my new family name. My personal heritage actually isn’t Swedish though (at least not that I’m aware of). My ancestors have been Americans for farther than we can […]

Meet Brittany Chang, our new board member in Dallas

Could you tell us a bit about your background? I attended the University of California, Irvine to get my Bachelor’s degree in Education Sciences with a specialization in Children’s Learning and Development. While completing my undergraduate degree, I worked as an Applied Behavior Analyst and Board-Certified Autism Technician to provide […]

SACC USA Business Survey Results

Check out the results of the first ever SACC USA Business Survey to see how Swedes across the country felt about the US economy and the US general election in September 2020 SACC-USA-Business-Survey-no-1-2020 Summary: 57 percent of the responders thinks that Joe Biden will win the presidential election 2020 51 […]

Greetings from Hans Cederlund, President SACC Texas

Dear SACC Texas Friends! We are certainly living in turbulent times. Already on the other side of the election, we do know that this kind of political uncertainty is not ideal for business development. However, Sweden is well positioned, sins Swedish businesses have so much to offer the United States. […]

Welcome Charlotte Danielsson, new board member for SACC Dallas!

Charlotte Danielsson has many years of experience working as an Attorney in Silicon Valley working with tech companies from all over the US and the world. No doubt she will be a great asset to SACC Texas and the Dallas board.   Tell us a bit about yourself? I’ve been […]

Greetings from Patrik Melander, Chairman SACC Texas

Dear SACC friends,   I hope that this newsletter finds you all safe and in good health. I also hope that you have had a fantastic summer and stay- or vacation, despite the pandemic. As for me, I have had a wonderful summer in Sweden, with few friends and my […]

Welcome Johanna Evertson, new board member for SACC Dallas!

Coming out of Lidköping, Sweden, Johanna Evertson is a new board member for SACC Dallas. In her work for SACC Dallas, Johanna will focus on members and membership, making SACC Dallas a valuable partner for all members.   Who are you, and how come you ended up here in Dallas? […]

Greetings from Henrik Johansson, Chairman SACC Austin

Dear SACC friends,   I hope you and your loved one are staying safe and sound.  It’s only been a few months since Covid-19 changed our world forever, and already it’s starting to feel repetitive to talk about “unprecedented and challenging times”. It seems as TV commercials that used to […]

Welcome Elvira Makk Frid, new intern for SACC Texas!

Elvira Makk Frid just recently joined SACC Texas as a Event Marketing & Member Relations Intern. She is based in Houston and will help SACC Texas with member relations and event management. Could you tell us a bit about yourself? “I was born in Stockholm, Sweden, but moved to the […]

Greetings from Jonas Dahlstrom, Chairman SACC TX – Houston

Dear SACC Friends, I hope this newsletter finds you all safe and healthy. It is amazing how fast time is flying given the current circumstances, and we have already reached the midpoint of 2020. Initially, Texas was doing relatively well in terms of Covid-19 cases; however, due to the recent […]

Read the latest update on 2020 SACC membership dues

Dear SACC Texas member, Our inability to arrange in-person events makes you as a paying member even more important for a nonprofit organization like SACC Texas, simply because member fees are now our only source of income. With events no longer taking place face-to-face we are fully dependent on membership […]

SACC Texas Board Member André Persson writes in Svenska Dagbladet

SACC Texas board member, André Persson, writes in the Swedish morning newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, about the strip club Bucks Wild’s desire to be considered a restaurant in order to open up its operations a little earlier. An English translation is provided below. Fully dressed strippers as US open up after […]

“Quarantini” – a new interactive event appreciated by many

On May 20, SACC Dallas held its first interactive “Quarantini” event. The topic was the telecom industry in the shadow of the pandemic, initiated by board member Patrik Löwenborg. Inspired by the success, Patrik will now arrange more quarantinis and he is now happy to receive suggestions on new themes. […]

Online meetings replaced physical events for SACC Texas

For Patrik Melander, it has been a hectic spring with changed plans and a total turnaround of the event program. With Covid-19 everything had to be changed. But Patrik is cautiously optimistic and believes in a comeback for the physical event after the summer. But until then, SACC Texas can […]

Greetings from Hans Cederlund, Chairman SACC Texas

Dear SACC Texas member, In these unprecedented times with Covid-19 we are all facing new challenges. The SACC network is in no way exempt, on a national, or regional level. Our work focuses on facilitating business between members as well as between Sweden and the U.S. through networking opportunities at […]

1080 Motion – Delivering Swedish Sports Science to the Global Stage

The following article was copied from the SACC-USA website. The original article may be found here. Attacking the final hurdle of the 400m finals at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, American track athlete Dalilah Muhammad had only one hope for holding off her upstart challenger: to win, she […]

Update regarding COVID-19

Dear SACC Texas friends, Because we care about your safety, we have decided to put all our events on hold for 30 days, effective March 13. See the list of impacted events below. We are closely monitoring the situation and will be back with more information. Until then, stay safe […]

Welcome back, Birgitta Mossler!

Birgitta Mossler

Birgitta Mossler is making comeback as a board member in the Dallas chapter. Here, she explains why she wanted to rejoin the board and how she wants to contribute to SACC Texas. Welcome back to the SACC Texas board, Birgitta Mossler. What made you come back to work with the […]

Mobile Passport Station

The consulate General of Sweden in Houston regret to inform you that the mobile passport machine will not be coming to Houston or any other destination in the US during 2020.   We apologize for the inconvenience this will cause you. For passport renewals, ID cards and new applications, we refer […]

Apply for internship at SACC Texas!

The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce (SACC) Texas is looking for a proactive, ambitious and result-oriented intern/trainee to join our team on a part time position, starting as soon as possible. SACC-Texas was founded in Houston in 1983, and it is a state-wide business network with local chapters in Austin, Dallas […]

Dear SACC – Texas friends

I hope you all had a fantastic summer and holiday. For the first time in many years, I could spend the summer combining work with a couple of weeks vacation, in a summery Sweden with morning jogs, swims, sauna and nice dinners with friends and family. The batteries are now […]

Meet Christina Thoerngren, new board member for SACC-Dallas

Christina Thoerngren is the new Vice Chair Woman and Secretary for SACC Texas, Dallas Christina has a background as a Lawyer in Stockholm, Sweden, and she moved here to Dallas earlier this year with her two children and husband, who work at Ericsson.   Welcome to Dallas, Christina Thoerngren! Could […]

Want to be our next SACC Dallas Secretary of the Board?

The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce (SACC) in Dallas-Fort Worth is looking for a proactive and organized Secretary of the Board. SACC-Dallas is part of the statewide business network SACC Texas, with local chapters in Austin, Dallas and Houston. It is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization, with around 150 individual and company […]

SACC Dallas: Planning For Your Financial Future

Irv Munn is a Certified Financial Planner™ and president of Munn & Morris Financial Advisors.  He received his undergraduate degree from UCLA and his Masters degree from the University of Texas.  He has been providing financial planning services to clients for over 30 years.  Irv was recently named a member […]

SACC Dallas: 2019 Annual General Meeting

The purpose of our 2019 Annual General Meeting was to present our 2018 milestones as well as to look into our 2019 plans. We had a very inspiring meeting in January, where we also talked about how we add value to SACC members. For more information, click here: Annual General Meeting […]

Member Spotlight – Patrick Juthberg, Carable

  Can you tell us a bit about yourself, what do you do? My name is Patrick Juthberg and I am from Sweden. I have a fantastic family with five great grown up children and three grandchildren. My family is still in Sweden, but my fantastic lady is moving here to […]

SACC-USA: Executive Forum 2019

SACC-USA’s flagship event, Executive Forum 2019, will be held on June 13 in Washington D.C. Executive Forum is the premier event in the U.S. for Swedish corporations and their executives, arranged in collaboration with the Swedish Embassy in Washington D.C. and AmCham Sweden. The event captures the latest insights into […]

Special Price on Julglögg by Swede Mikael Sjöblom

Hohoho! The Christmas Holidays are closing in, and with that we are happy to be able to offer You a Special price i.e. $5 off regular price on Julglögg by Swede Mikael Sjöblom at Sjoeblom Winery in Napa Valley. Sjoeblom Winery is also one of our Christmas Party sponsors. Please […]

Astrid Lindgren Story in Upcoming Release of Becoming Astrid

Are the Astrid Lindgren books and movies part of your childhood too? Then do not miss the upcoming release of Becoming Astrid, the poignant true story of Swedish icon Astrid Lindgren (author of the Pippi Longstocking books) in her teenage years as she struggles with being a young, unwed mother. […]

SACC Summit 2018

Two days in Texas showed us that the Swedish-American business cooperation is stronger than ever. The annual #SACCSummit conference is where our 20 regional chambers and the companies that makes Sweden such a powerful force of international trade meet to discuss how we can help Swedish businesses in the U.S. […]

SACC Austin: Visas & Vino

Join the immigration attorneys at Peek Toland & Castañeda PLLC on October 10th, for an informative social gathering and a presentation on the various types of employment-based visas and business visas available to European companies and startups in Texas. Location: The UT Club 2108 Robert Dedman Dr. Austin, TX 78712 Date […]

SWEA and SACC Dallas host a Crayfish Party

We organized a successful crayfish party (also known as kräftskiva and crawfish party) at the Dallas Design District on Sept. 8. We shared this unique yearly tradition with our Swedish Women’s Educational Association International, Inc. (SWEA) and Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce (SACC) Dallas members and friends. We had lobsters, crayfish, pies, […]

Swedish Election 2018

Swedish Citizens can vote at the Consulate August 16  – August 27, 2018. Please see the attached flyer. As a Swedish citizen living abroad you will need to extend your right to vote every 10 years to not fall out of the electoral register (röstlängden). This can be done via Skatteverket […]

Ingmar Bergman 100 years

The Swedish institute and the Swedish Film institute will celebrate the Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman who in 2018 was born 100 years ago. Come for the Rice Cinema screening of “Bergman Island” on September 7th, 2018 with speaker Jan Holmberg, CEO of Ingmar Bergman foundation in Sweden. Reception begins at […]

SACC Summit Website

SACC Summit Sustainable Business Innovation October 25-26, 2018, Houston, Texas PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: The Innovative Future Of Energy An interesting challenge in the traditional energy business is the upcoming retirement of current business leaders in the coming few years, a challenge that is seldom being discussed. The other big elephants in […]


Every year, around this time, we invite all of our members to pick a flower and come celebrate one of Sweden’s most treasured holidays together with us in wonderful Pease Park. You might already have guessed it… but of course we’re talking about the Swedish Midsummer. Over the years it’s […]

Eurovision Song Contest

Last month an array of Europeans and their American friends in Austin joined millions around the world to celebrate the “Olympics” of pop music as the 63rd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, also known as Eurovision, unraveled from Lisbon, Portugal. This is one of our most diverse events usually […]

Sweden’s Start-Up Uniti, to Launch Two-Seater Electric Car

Swedish start-up Uniti will be launching it’s new two-seater Electric City Car made from recyclable carbon fiber and organic composite materials. At just over $17,000, it now has orders worth over $58,000, and will be initially offered to buyers in Northern European metro areas with deliveries planned in the late […]

Amazon Rumored to Expand to Sweden

Amazon is rumored to be establishing itself in Sweden soon. “One of the hottest topics in Swedish e-commerce right now, is when – not if – Amazon will establish itself in the country.” Amazon Web Services recent investment in multiple real estate purchases has effectively established Sweden as one of […]

SACC-USA Executive Forum

The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America (SACC-USA) held a successful Executive Forum on May 24, 2018, in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden. The Executive Forum focused on business opportunities in the Age of Disruption — the current era of sweeping changes brought about by […]

A SweDish Dinner to Remember

The first-ever SweDish dinner, organized by SACC-Texas in Dallas, was a big hit! Executive chef Martin Almgren prepared a delicious six-course traditional Swedish meal in the vibrant Dallas Design District. Attendees also enjoyed Swedish candies from Candy People USA/Canada, and wine and water in Tetra Pak packages from Tetra Pak […]

Nordic APIs To Host Austin API Summit

High Quality API Event Series Visits Austin To Emphasize Global API Design Practices On June 11 – 13, Nordic APIs will host their second API event in the USA, modeled after their successful event series in Europe. During this two and a half-day conference in Austin, Texas, they will bring together API practitioners and […]

Sweden Creates Jobs in America

The Embassy of Sweden and SACC-USA have once again mapped Swedish-affiliated companies and their economic impact in the United States. This is an updated third edition of this popular publication, and it shows that economic interactions with Swedish businesses and industry create more than 360,000 jobs in the United States. […]

Swedish Founded Festival DreamHack Returns to Austin June 1-3

 Premier gaming lifestyle festival DreamHack returns to Austin, Texas Friday, June 1–Sunday, June 3, 2018 at the Austin Convention Center. The 24-hour-a-day, non-stop festival will be jam-packed with more than $400,000 in pro esports tournaments, amateur and varsity gaming tournaments, the world-famous 24-hour LAN party, music concert, cosplay championship and more. Full details here. “We’re thrilled […]

Launch of Mentor Program in Dallas

Would you like to coach someone you can share your knowledge with while receiving new ways of thinking? Are you looking to be coached by someone to exchange your ideas? Do you value networking? Are you interested in participating in a program that can benefit your personal growth and development, provide career guidance […]

Swedish Initiatives at SXSW 2018

Conveniently located just steps from the festival, House of Scandinavia by AmEx and SAS is your home away from home at SXSW, and the perfect spot for networking and daily recaps on everything innovative. Enjoy premium food and drinks as well as curated entertainment and showcases with leading Scandinavian artists […]

SACC-TX is seeking a Website Management & Communications Board Member

Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce (SACC)-Texas is looking for a Communications & Website Management Board Member to join one of our SACC Texas local chapters´, Austin, Dallas or Houston, as soon as possible. YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE OF •Mainly webpage (WordPress) editing, maintaining and updating. •Help keeping SACC-Texas´s social media channels […]

Opportunity of studying a master for free in Sweden

Scholarship Offer One-year Master Program in International Business Strategy at Linnaeus University, Free tuition! Internship with AIF Management AB, in parallel with studies September 2018 to June 2019 Location: Kalmar, Sweden Application deadline: January 25, 2018 Eligibility S citizen or permanent U.S resident Bachelor’s Degree (or Master’s) in Business Administration […]

Sweden Calling American Technology & IT Talent

Are you, or do you know, an American tech or IT student interested in an internship in Sweden? The Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce of the USA is reaching out to tech students or graduates to join Swedish companies for traineeships up to 18 months. Sweden is home to many high tech and […]

SACC-Texas welcomes Monkey Sports as a Business member

Dallas, Texas:  Emanuel Naaman, we are very glad to have Monkey Sports Inc. as our newest Business Member of Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce (SACC)– Texas. Please tell us the story of Monkey Sports, what is your business?             – The company started in a small pro shop in Costa Mesa, California. […]

America welcomes Happy Ears!

We’re happy to announce the launch of Happy Ears to the US market. During last year’s SXSW our Austin chamber worked closely together with Happy Ears and other Swedish companies in an effort to help forward their cross Atlantic initiatives. Although we were not involved in this particular achievement, will […]

Report from SACC Summit 2017 in Boston

On October 25-26 2017, SACC-USA and SACC New England hosted the annual networking event SACC Summit in Boston. Members, business partners and chamber representatives were invited, whereof SACC Texas had six chamber representatives present. The theme this year was Business Through Innovation, a well-fitting theme considering that Boston is known […]

Ericsson opens a design center in Texas

Ericsson opens a design center in Austin. The focus will be on microelectronics and accelerating the commercialization of 5G. According to the press release, the design center is already open and recruitment of staff is under way. The aim is to have 80 employees by mid-2018. “Together with our ASIC […]

Mobile Passport Station in Houston

Mobile Passport Station The Swedish Embassy in Washington, DC offers a special consular service by using a mobile photo station that enables Swedish citizens to apply for regular passports at a number of Swedish Consulates in the U.S. The mobile passport station will be in Houston on March 20 – […]

Bilingual Analyst Opportunity!

Apex Systems, the nation’s 2nd largest IT Staffing organization, has an immediate opportunity for a Bilingual Analyst opportunity to work for our client who is one of the world’s largest and most admired companies.  If you’re looking for an organization that focuses on innovation, social responsibility, and quality, then this […]

Sales Admin/Assistant to Scandinavian Spaces in Austin

Austin, Texas: SACC Texas´ Business Member in Austin, Scandinavian Spaces, is a B2B company that aims to provide companies with ergonomic, sustainable and highly attractive furniture. They do this by promoting their products to interior designers and architects across the country. Presently, they are in need of a person to help […]

SACC – Summit 2017 in Boston

SACC-USA and SACC-New England would like to welcome you to our flagship event SACC Summit 2017 – the premier business and networking event that will this year feature the theme: Business Through Innovation. Click here for more information

SACC-USA Trainee Program

  Through SACC-USA, SACC-Texas is pleased to offer the SACC-USA Trainee Program. The SACC-USA Trainee Program provides U.S. companies with highly qualified trainees from Sweden. Consider this a cost-efficient way of accessing Swedish talent and technology while adding some cultural diversity to your office. For the trainees, a training program […]

SACC Member Christopher Westerlund Speaking at Houston Event!

This month, SACC Houston is throwing their Nordic Traditional Event on Wednesday June 28. A traditional meal with pea soup, Swedish and Finnish pancakes, beer, wine and punch, will be served at Chef Søren’s Kitchen. This is a night of networking with friends from the Swedish community and other Nordic and European Chambers of Commerce […]

We would like to welcome our latest hire to the Chamber

Meet Andreas Drakenberg, our new Marketing & Event Intern. Since arriving in Texas earlier this year he’s been occupied planning and coordinating events for our chapter in Austin. What’s your connection to America? I can’t say that I have one, apart from the general fascination I perceive most Swedes to […]

Europe Day Celebration 2017 in Houston

As one of the European Union Chambers of Commerce in Houston, the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce was proudly one of the hosts of the 2017 Second Annual Europe Day Celebration. In a well-organized, elegant, and high-profile evening reception at Greater Houston Partnership, members forgathered from the Swedish, Finnish, Danish, German, […]

Meet Business member Ostrom Brands. Special offer to SACC members!

Fredrik, can you tell us about yourself and how you ended up in Dallas? My background is 15+ years’ experience of international sales and marketing, supporting brands developing OEM and Private label accessory solutions for a wide range of technology products within Telecom, IT, Health and CE industry as well […]

Meet Cilla Wichmann, Director, SACC Dallas

Cilla, tell us about yourself, who you are and your background? I am born in Miami, FL by Danish/Norwegian parents, and was taken to Sweden as an infant. Grew up and graduated in Stockholm and have also lived in Vetlanda, Marstrand (Gothenburg) and Vollsjö (Malmö). Moved to Terrell, TX in […]

SXSW, SACC-Austin´s biggest event of the year

This year’s edition of the SXSW festival offered a diverse and exciting selection of speakers, concerts and screenings as ever. For 10 days Austin turned into an interactive universe where everything, and we mean EVERYTHING, was communicating with you through lavish exteriors. From buildings you probably hadn’t even noticed before […]

Greetings from Hans J. Cederlund, SACC TX entering President

Dear fellow SACC Texas members. I will have the privilege to work side by side with the resigning president Stefan Lloyd and gradually taking charge during the year. As the new President for SACC Texas, I would like to introduce myself. I immigrated to the U.S. 2011 with my wife and […]

Golf Clinic, Longest Drive & Networking

SACC – Dallas is excited to invite you to an evening with the Guinness Record holder of most drives over 300 yards in one hour.    We will gather at the Plantation Golf Club in Frisco, where Andy Frakes will host a Golf Clinic at the driving range and short […]