Lawyer, businessman, philanthropist, mentor, Maitland is a man for all seasons and a global ambassador for the maritime industry. Tell us about your early life. Since grade school my family and I lived near salt water, and in retrospect I was destined for a career that was more or less maritime. Like a lot of kids, I was fascinated by those plastic Revell ship models that could be assembled from out of a box. My mother was American and my father, who was lost three months after I was born, had been a bomber pilot in the Royal Air […]
The Norwegian Christian Home and Health Center, located in Brooklyn, New York, is a full-service modern health care facility consisting of a 135 bed Skilled Nursing Facility, an 88 bed Assisted Living Facility and a 28 bed Independent Living Facility; it also offers two beds for short-term respite care. In addition, services are provided for physical, occupational and speech therapy to both discharged patients and to the community at an on-site Outpatient Rehabilitation Center. The Home had its beginnings early in the 20th century when a Norwegian immigrant couple, George and Amanda Hanson, aware of the vulnerability of homeless Scandinavian […]
The Hellenic-American and Norwegian-American Chambers of Commerce presented the 24th Annual HACC/NACC Shipping Conference on Wednesday, February 13, 2018, at the Apella Conference Center on the East River in New York City. The theme of the conference was “Shipping in a Disrupted Market.” Featuring distinguished keynote and luncheon speakers, and seven panels including over 35 participants, the conference covered a myriad of timely issues and addressed sources of concern as well as reasons for optimism in a rapidly changing and risk-filled shipping market. The panels considered topics ranging from geopolitical dangers to environmental and technical concerns, and from capital market […]
Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty, LLP is a well-established full-service commercial law firm with offices in New York and San Francisco. Our unique blend of resources, experience and talent enables us to resolve the varied and complex issues facing our clients with a personal and measured touch. We approach each matter entrusted to us as an opportunity to foster genuine and long-term relationships. To that end, we strive fully to understand our clients’ concerns and objectives and to collaborate with them through every step in the process. This synergistic approach has empowered us to create tailored and innovative programs that have […]
Two iconic heritage brands, both world-known for their high quality products, have decided to join forces to strengthen their growth on the international apparel market. Rossignol Group (“Rossignol”), one of the world’s leading winter sports groups, majority owned by the Nordic focused Private Equity Company Altor, has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Dale of Norway (“Dale”). Since its 1879 origin, Dale has been known for its high quality wool-based knitwear. The company designs and manufactures its own portfolio of premium knitted garments and accessories, which are distributed directly or through its many global distributions agents. The brand is […]
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The NACC Presidents’ Council met in Philadelphia from Nov. 1-2 to discuss how to best serve the Norwegian-American business community.
Innovation Norway and the Young Associates from the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce hosted a business panel on October 26 that showcased new Norwegian entrepreneurs in New York. They discuss the entrepreneurial journey, what it takes to be successful, how one can fund a startup and what challenges occur when doing business in the US. Panelists: Agnes Dyvik, Vio Preben Kristiansen, No Isolation Borge Strand-Bergesen, Henry Audio Thomas Walle, Unacast Moderator: Hege Barnes, Innovation Norway The event took place in the offices of Blank Rome LLP.
Draken Harald Hårfagre – The world´s largest Viking Ship built in modern times. In the summer of 2010, on a small island in Norway, a band of veteran boat builders, craftsman and artists undertook the challenge to build the largest Viking longship to sail in modern times. The Draken Harald Hårfagre was created from a patchwork of historical clues. Builders looked at the archaeological record, what bits of Viking ships have been found and they used the knowledge of the traditional wooden ship builders along the Norwegian coast. Inspiration was also drawn from the sagas that were written down a […]