Finally Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

Upcoming events  

Eliason Merit Award
November 22, 2013

Pay it Forward
December 2-3, 2013

SWEA LA Christmas Fair
December 15, 2013


Gold Members 

A Word from the Presidents

Hej alla,

One week away to the most memorable evening of the year, the Eliason Merit Award 2013 !!  We will have a surprise performance, make sure that you attend the Facebook event to receive all of the latest updates.  Also, there are still a few tickets left, get yours today on Eventbrite.  
The annual Silent Auction is already live, please visit the silent auction site to bid before anyone else.  We are impressed with the amazing items from all of the talented artists, designers and companies this year.
SACC-LA is featured in the latest issue of the magazine, Entreprenör. The article highlights the challenges that Swedish companies face when bringing their business to Los Angeles and how SACC-LA’s network and services can help companies thrive.

Very much looking forward to seeing you next Friday !!

Gudrun Giddings                                      Kim H. Swartz

President of SACC-LA                            President of SACC-LA Foundation

Eliason Merit Award 2013

The Eliason Merit Award is one of our biggest and most exciting events of the year.  The event is a platform for people within creative and innovative industries to meet, share ideas and have a fantastic time together.  This year we are honoring the world renowned DJ Steve Angello who receives the price for his persistent musical innovation that has put Sweden in the international spotlight and helped strengthen the relations between The United States and Sweden.  

“When something like this happens you feel powered to go further and work harder and therefore it means a great deal to me and the people on this journey supporting my cause and adventure!” says award winner Steve Angello.  During the award ceremony you will hear his thoughts on receiving the honorable Eliason Merit Award. 

Enjoy the open bar and delicious Swedish inspired hors d’oeuvres such as caviar and gravlax blinies, Swedish meatball sliders and roasted vegetables and beef skewers with lingonberry jam.  All the guests attending the award ceremony will receive a goodie-bag filled with surprise gifts from our partners and supporters.  

The ticket sales have exceeded our expectations and we only have a few tickets left to the award ceremony reception, so it’s time to get your ticket if you haven’t bought it already!  

When: Friday, November 22, 7.30 pm – 10 pm (award ceremony), 10 pm – 2 am (after party)
Where: W Hollywood Hotel Rooftop, 6250 Hollywood Blvd, CA 90028
Cost: $90 for SACC-LA members, $130 for non-members
Table service: Please contact us via e-mail or phone 310-622-3616 for information or inquiries 

For the latest updates on the event, make sure to follow our social media channels.


Bombastic After Party 
Third Party, MRTN and more artists yet to be announced 


One of Sweden’s most prominent DJs, MRTN will kick-off the Eliason Merit Award After Party at 10pm and set the right vibe for the evening.  Later on Size Records’ enigmatic DJ duo Third Party will take charge of the decks and put up a bombastic house music show in Steve Angellos honor.  Their thunderous tracks are going to be a wild and unforgettable addition to the Eliason Merit Award after party.  More artists yet to be announced.  Make sure to join our Facebook event to receive the latest updates. 

Have your photos taken on the red carpet when you arrive and let the hosts take you up to the rooftop on the 12th floor and enjoy the astonishing views over the Hollywood skyline.  During the evening you will be able to alter between the indoor dance floor and the outside patio more suitable for mingling and networking.  Free Kanon Vodka drinks and Pistonhead beer all night.  Be prepared for a night full of surprises, dancing, dope house music and networking.  

Only 7 days left!

Make sure you purchase the after party tickets in advance to receive the discounted Pre-Sale price.  See details below. 
When: Friday, November 22, 10 pm – 2 am
Cost: $40 Pre-Sale, $60 at the door.

Discount: 10% discount if you buy 10 after party tickets or more.
Tickets :
Table service: Contact us for table and bottle service:, 310-622-3616


Silent Auction at the Award Ceremony
Highlighted items

Here is your chance to get your hands on a guitar signed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band while supporting our non-profit organization at the same time.  We have a big selection of art, jewelry and clothing featured in our auction this year.  The annual Silent Auction is SACC-LA’s largest fundraising event and will be ongoing during the award ceremony reception.  Here are some of our highlighted items, but don’t forget to check out our full selection at the Silent Auction site and place your bid

“Whistleblower” –  The art series, created by Swedish artist Johan Andersson, is called “GENERATION OF WAR”.  The series aims to explore the unique individual details from victims of war, without generically categorizing them.  

About the piece: 48” x 58”, oil on canvas
Artist: Johan Andersson
Value: $12,000



“Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band signed guitar” – This is an exclusive object signed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.  Bruce Springsteen has served as a cultural phenomenon through four decades and sold more than 120 million albums worldwide.  He has won 20 Grammys, an Academy Award, been a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors and performed at halftime at the Super Bowl. 

Value: $4,000


“Andy Stars and Stripes with Drip” – This artist proof will have its first public premiere at the Eliason Merit Award 2013.  The piece is part of an exclusive series of fine art prints inspired by Andy Warhol’s particular style. The art series is the result of the collaboration between photographer Karen Bystedt and graphic designer Chris Saunders.

About the Piece: 40”x40” Limited Edition 35
3 Artist Proofs (framed photograph)
Artist: Karen Bystedt & Chris Saunders
Value: $4,500


To place a bid, contact us via e-mail at or by phone on 310-622-3616.

How to Bring Your Business to California
SACC-LA featured in the Entreprenör Magazine 


SACC-LA is featured in the latest issue of the Entreprenör Magazine.  The topic is how to be successful in bringing your business to California and you can read the entire article here.

Sponsorship Spotlight

Satisfies straight down to your bones

There is nothing fuzzy about Pistonhead. Water, barley malt and loaded with hops to always give it just the right finish. They are Kustomized for the laid-back hot-rodder and all other good people out there. Good beer for good people!
Pistonhead Kustom Lager is Kustom brewed with a double-clutch of Munchener and Pilsener malt injected with Spalter Select, Magnum and Perle hops that will leave a hint of bitterness on your lips, but never in your heart.

Life ain’t a race. It’s a trip.
Smile and enjoy your ride.

Membership spotlight 
Mighty Sport

Swedish company brings a new product to the US

This week’s membership spotlight features our new member Mighty Sport, a Swedish company who has just launched and Mighty Formulas LLC in the US.  Founding partner Mark Wilhelmsson wanted to bring plant based Mighty Sport here to the United States because he believes we need a sports drink that makes a clean break away from the longstanding trend in this country of drinks filled with sugar, caffeine, artificial colors (a popular coloring agent in the top selling Sports Drinks, Blue No.1 is an ingredient actually banned in Sweden), artificial flavors and toxic preservatives.  Mighty Sport is very unique in being one of the first sports drinks out there with a plant based formula that supports internal nitric oxide production, has high value anti-oxidants, enzymes, branched chain amino acids, electrolytes, essential minerals and organic sugar sources free from artificial colors, flavors or toxic preservatives.  

The product is designed for someone who takes their health and workouts seriously, and has been used by endurance athletes as well to increase their performance and training.  Mighty Sport provides you with the proper nutrition to avoid hitting “the wall” during your workout, and it also provides your body with the nutrients to recover quickly for the next training or event.  The company’s testimonials include Miss Sweden 2012 Hanni Beronius, former Olympian ski jumper Walter Steiner, and a number of elite runners and athletes as well.  Mighty Sport LLC’s parent company, Alpha Plus Ltd, located in Sweden, has been developing and distributing quality dietary supplements through physicians, health food stores and e-commerce since 1983.


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