Annual Presidents’ Council Meeting, Chicago

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The Annual Meeting of NACC Chapter Presidents/Presidents’ Council, held in Chicago on October 26, 2016.  

Norseland, Inc.

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Norseland, Inc. is the exclusive importer, sales and marketing agent for Jarlsberg® cheese, Norwegian specialty such as Snofrisk® and TINE’s Brunost Collection: Ski Queen®, Ekte® Geitost & Caramore®, as well as several other premium specialty cheese products in the United States. Jarlsberg® cheese is celebrating its 60th anniversary – six decades celebrating a world famous cheese. Jarlsberg® cheese is one of America’s top-selling brands for specialty cheese, achieving the highest level of awareness among American consumers over other specialty cheeses in the US.  The mild, mellow and nutty flavor unlike any other specialty cheese, is a testimony of the quality and […]

Announcement from NACC President, Giacomo Landi

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After 36 years with The Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., General Manager Inger M. Tallaksen has decided to retire, effective June 30, 2017.  This announcement was made by NACC President Giacomo Landi, at the organization’s September 22 Board of Directors’ meeting, and was regretfully accepted by the board. At that time Mr. Landi made the following statement: “I wish to congratulate Inger on her more than 36 years of excellent and dedicated service to the Norwegian American community. Her achievements in enhancing commercial and cultural relations between Norway and the United States are greatly appreciated and acknowledged by so many, including HM […]

Presentation by Dr. Robert Shuter, Arizona State University, Sept. 29

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On September 29, Dr. Robert Shuter presented a seminar on cultural and business differences between Norway and America. This interactive workshop facilitated a deeper understanding of our cultures and how we act towards each other in both personal and business settings. Full title of presentation: Understanding Misunderstandings: American and Norwegian Cultural and Business Differences. The event was sponsored by DNB Bank and Blank Rome LLP.

Presentation by Kari Due-Andresen, Chief Economist of Handelsbanken, Norway, Sept. 22

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On September 22 NACC members had the opportunity to listen to Chief Economist of Handelsbanken, Norway, Kari Due-Andresen’s excellent presentation about the economic challenges facing Norway. She touched upon the world economy, especially the uncertainties in Europe, Brexit, China’s weakening, the outcome of the U.S. election and how Norway is affected. She explained that after some tough years for the Norwegian economy, there is a belief in Norway that oil prices will not fall further, and this is creating a certain optimism, especially in oil related industries. The lower krone exchange rate has helped the traditional export industries but, unfortunately, […]

Nixon Peabody LLP

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Susan Meyer, NACC Chapter President for Chicago, is counsel in Nixon Peabody’s Intellectual Property Group.  She concentrates her practice on franchise, intellectual property, and corporate law while providing practical, value-driven legal counsel to her clients.  Susan also focuses on developing strategies for her Norwegian based clients to navigate the business opportunities, and cultural differences, that arise with the increased trade with the United States. Nixon Peabody LLP is a full service law firm that helps international and domestic clients, including those based in Europe, with their corporate and litigation needs including business formation, intellectual property protection, immigration and employment issues, […]

NACC Philadelphia DNC Event, July 25

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Luncheon hosted in conjunction with the DNC by NACCPhilly for members, business partners and the Norwegian press. Honored to have Ambassador Kåre Aas attending and addressing the guests. From left: Honorary Consul from Finland Kristina Mattila, Michael Kleiner, Ellene Felder-Scharnott, James Scharnott. From left: Jen Levine from U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Honorary Swedish Consul Ulf Akerblom, Tony Ceballos from Director of Commercial Service – Philadelphia.  

Jan Rune Schøpp, Statoil: Oil Market Outlook

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Giacomo Landi elected as President of the NACC

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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 […]

NACC/HACC 22nd Annual Joint Shipping Conference

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