The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in Chicago (SACC Chicago) is an independent, non-profit, membership driven Swedish and American business cooperation. Founded in the early 1970s, SACC Chicago represents members in Chicago and Illinois as well as in Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin; a geographical area of nearly 43 million inhabitants.
SACC Chicago creates opportunities for its members to promote their products and services, and network through business and social events. Moreover, it strengthens their corporate and professional skills through sharing of expertise, education, and training.
Chicago has a long history of relations with Sweden. The early immigrants from Sweden went into construction and it is no exaggeration to say that Chicago was built by Swedes, including many of the famous skyscrapers. At one point in time, Chicago came second after Stockholm in terms of number of Swedish inhabitants.
SACC Chicago is dedicated to serving its members through creating opportunities for generating business while providing a broad spectrum of business services and social contacts. The primary mission is to enhance trade, commerce and investment between the U.S. and Sweden. The Chamber has all kinds of members, such as those who wish to help facilitate the trade flow between Sweden and the U.S., business people of Swedish descent looking to enhance their Swedish network, and those who simply just have a interest in Swedish-American business relations. In 2003, SACC Chicago also re-started the Young Professional membership category to help young business professionals network via business and social events. Ten years later we also launched our new Mentoring Program, on which there is more information via the YP section here at our website.
SACC-USA boasts a membership of over 2,300 companies and individuals through 19 regional Chambers across the U.S. Access to most of the members can be obtained through becoming a member. SACC-USA provides great leadership in E-days as well as traditional membership services through events and publications like their monthly newsletter eCurrents, while the regional Chambers are active and independent within their geographic areas.
Welcome to you who are in process of joining SACC Chicago, and to you who continue to enjoy your membership. We look forward to many productive years to come!
SACC Chicago provides the biggest Swedish-American network in Chicago. As a member you get to attend and experience all events that we arrange throughout the year, no matter if their focus is business or more social. SACC Chicago events give you the benefit of taking part of an international business network and the possibilities of increasing recognition for your company and yourself.
The Chamber has all kinds of members, such as those who wish to help facilitate the trade flow between Sweden and the U.S., business people of Swedish descent looking to enhance their Swedish network, and those who simply just have a interest in Swedish-American business relations.
As a SACC Chicago member you have access to SACC-USA's Trainee Program. The SACC-USA Trainee Program and J-1 Visa service can be used for anything from a summer internship for a Swedish student or a longer training program for someone who has just graduated, to an 18 month visa for a Swedish employee in a rotation program.
121 West Wacker Drive, Suite 618
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 257-3002