International Innovators Initiative HELPING ENTREPRENEURS BUILD THEIR BUSINESSES IN NYC BY FACILITATING PARTNERSHIPS THAT QUALIFY ENTREPRENEURS FOR CAP-EXEMPT H-1B VISAS Program Will Support 80 International Entrepreneurs and Create More Than 700 New Jobs for New Yorkers in First Three Years Applicants Can Apply Through the Program’s Website at in2.nyc Applications Will Be Reviewed on a Rolling Basis Until July 29 Application Deadline New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in partnership with the City University of New York (CUNY), today announced the opening of applications for its International Innovators Initiative (IN2NYC), the first municipal program in the nation designed to […]
On April 6 I had the honor of being elected as President of the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC). It is a great privilege to take this role in the 101st year of the chamber. Since its founding in New York, the NACC has grown into a wonderful national organization with chapters in eight US cities. The chamber is at its core focused on promoting solid economic and personal relations between the United States and Norway. As an American with a good degree of familial, personal and professional connections to Norway, this role is a specific honor. In these times where people […]
The Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce Centennial was celebrated in New York on Wednesday October 7 in the presence of H.R.H Crown Prince Haakon and H.R.H Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway. The NACC proudly presented The Nora Award for Women of Achievement to Liv Ullmann, and The Norwegian-American Trade Award to Innovation Norway, received by CEO Anita Krohn Traaseth. Giacomo Landi (Executive Vice President), Inger M. Tallaksen (General Manager), H.R.H Crown Princess Mette-Marit, H.R.H Crown Prince Haakon, Ole Christian Schrøder (National President), W. Cameron Beard (Chairman of Program Committee). H.R.H Crown Princess Mette-Marit with H.R.H Crown Prince Haakon of Norway. Vigdis […]
The NACC Presidents’ Council held its annual meeting in New York October 8-9 in connection with the Centennial Gala. First row, from the left: Ole Christian Schrøder (National President), Vigdis Eriksen (Director of the National Board), Maria Antvort (Assistant to the General Manager), Inger M. Tallaksen (General Manager), Anne-Brith Berge (Executive Director, Houston Chapter), Frode Kjersem (President, Philadelphia Chapter). Back row, from the left: Linda Priebe (Board Secretary, Mid-Atlantic Chapter), Jason Turflinger (Managing Director, AmCham Norway), Susan Meyer (President, Chicago Chapter), Katharina Brekke Powers (President, Mid-Atlantic Chapter), Inger-Torill Kirkeby (President, Florida Chapter).
The Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its centennial with a gala dinner in New York City on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Honored guests will include their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, along with Norway’s ambassadors to the United States and the United Nations. Norway became an independent nation in 1905 and quickly became both a close ally and a significant trading partner of the United States. The special relationship between the two countries was cemented by the presence of hundreds of thousands of Norwegians who had settled in the United States in the preceding decades. […]
Effective September 1, Maria Antvort was employed as assistant to the General Manager, replacing Rachel Sowe who has returned to Norway. For future queries, please contact Maria Antvort.
NACC member and former president of the NACC Upper Midwest Chapter, and Sons of Norway CEO Eivind Heiberg has been named the new Honorary Consul General for the state of Minnesota. The appointment was revealed shortly after 3pm today (Monday) by His Excellency Ambassador Kåre R. Aas as part of a visit to the Sons of Norway Headquarters in Minneapolis, MN. “CEO Eivind Heiberg is extremely well qualified to take up the position as Consul General and continuing the excellent work conducted by Consul General Gary Gandrud. The Consulate General in Minneapolis is a key mission for Norway in the […]
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