Finally Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday, November 8, 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,

This has been an exciting week for SACC-LA.  We have just released the after party tickets to Eliason Merit Award and we have also announced the main act for the event, the progressive house music duo Third Party, signed by no other than Steve Angello’s record label Size Records. In this week’s Finally Friday, you can read more about the latest Eliason Merit Award news !! 

If you are a Young Professional and would like to take the opportunity to add valuable experience to your resume, expand your network and be part of a SACC-LA’s most glamorous event this year your should consider volunteering at the Eliason Merit Award.  Details on how to apply for the various positions are provided further down in the newsletter.

Wishing you all a great weekend,


Gudrun Giddings                                      Kim H. Swartz

President of SACC-LA                            President of SACC-LA Foundation

After Party Tickets Released
Eliason Merit Award 2013 – Honoring Steve Angello

Finally the tickets to the Eliason Merit Award after party have been released!  The after party will be a celebrity packed event, honoring Steve Angello, with top performances and free vodka and beer all night.  There are also a few award ceremony tickets left.  Get your tickets now!

When: Friday, November 22, 10.00pm – 2am. 
Where: W Hollywood Hotel Rooftop, 6250 Hollywood Blvd, CA 90028
Cost: $40 pre-sale, $60 at the door
Discount: 10% discount if you buy 10 after party tickets or more.
Table service: Contact us for table and bottle service:, 310-622-3616

If you have any questions please contact us at:, 310-622-3617

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


Performers Announced
SIZE Records’ Progressive House Music duo Third Party

This week we are proud to announce our main act at the Eliason Merit Award 2013 – Third Party.  The enigmatic, young duo are signed by Steve Angello’s label SIZE Records.  Their music is described as European progressive house and they have made remixes for DJ giants such as Tiësto, Steve Aoki and Swedish House Mafia.  Hit songs include Feel, Thank You and their latest release Lights, which is a collaboration with Steve Angello himself.

We also have the well know Swedish DJ MRTN performing at the after party.  He is constantly on tour and he has played over a 100 shows last year, including big music festivals such as Roskilde and Way out West.  When MRTN isn’t playing shows, he makes music together with Robyn’s drummer “Pomp” and manage the big Swedish House Music Blog Stockholm Beat Connection.   MRTN’s hit songs include “Slow” featuring Lovisa Negga, “Beyond” and “Gimme Twice remix” which he made for The Royal Concept.

More artists during the after party are yet to be announced.  Make sure to check out the event site for more information about the event and the performers.  You can also find the latest updates on our Facebook event page.  Don’t forget to get your ticket!

If you have any questions please contact us: or 310-622-3617

The Silent Auction Has Started

Make Your Bids Before Everyone Else

SACC-LA welcomes all award ceremony guests to take part in our annual Silent Auction.  We are proud to present unique items from Swedish and Internationally renowned artists, designers and companies.  Our annual Silent Auction is SACC-LA’s largest fund raising event.  It is a chance for our guests to both support and become owners of the work and products of fantastic artists, brilliant designers and innovative businesses, while also supporting our non-profit organization. 

We have already been contacted by some interested Silent Auction bidders and we will therefore open up the bidding before the event this year.  To see all Silent Auction items, go to

Please contact us via e-mail at or call us on 310-622-3616 for questions or to place a bid. 


Volunteer at The Eliason Merit Award
SACC-LA is Seeking Volunteers to Various Positions


As a volunteer at the 2013 Eliason Merit Award, you will get the chance to take part in hosting SACC-LA’s most glamorous event and enjoy an evening full of surprises and great music.  You will get the opportunity to mingle with the most prominent and high profile people within the entertainment industry.  This is an excellent chance for you to meet new people and add valuable experience to your resume.  All volunteers will also receive a 1-year free membership in SACC-LA’s Young Professionals network and get the opportunity to attend our exclusive members-only events.  

We need help with stage management, registration management, interviews, hosts/hostesses and drivers.  There will be two possible shifts to work, shift 1 is going to be between 3 pm to 10.30 pm and shift 2 is going to be between 9 pm to 3 am.  For more information about the opportunity, click here.

Send your application, including your preferred shift and responsibility area together with your name, age, e-mail and phone number in an e-mail to  Please note that all applicants need to be 21 years old.

Job Opportunity at Olsons Deli
Store Manager and Extra Staff Positions



Olsons Deli is a Scandinavian deli with 65 years of experience serving the Los Angeles community.  Yes, it’s true, the doors to Olsons Deli on Pico Blvd opened back in 1948 and has been there ever since.  At Olsons Deli it is possible to find high quality food and beverage prepared locally or imported from Scandinavia.  Whether you are a nostalgic Scandinavian missing the taste of the homeland, or a “foodie” curious about Scandinavian flavors, Olsons Deli has something for you.

This summer, after 65 years in business, Mr. Olson decided to retire and a new Swedish owner took over the store.  During the last couple of months the store has undergone a major facelift.  A bit more modernized, with credit card machine and everything, yet still a bit retro with original elements from Olsons Deli’s long history that has been preserved.  

Olsons Deli is now looking for a new permanent store manager who not only takes pride in passing on the Scandinavian heritage in Los Angeles, but also wants to be part of shaping the direction and future for Olsons Deli for years to come. For further information about the position, click here.  The position is available for immediate start and interviews are ongoing. 

Olsons Deli is also looking for extra staff to help out during December, the busiest month of the year.  During this period prior Christmas we need help with re-stocking the shelves, assist customers in the store, pack shopping bags and help customers to their cars etc.  Anyone with cooking skills is also welcome to apply to help out prepare Scandinavian Holiday food. 

If you are the one we are looking for, please send your resume and a cover letter to

Olsons Scandinavian Delicatessen, 5660 W Pico Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90019

Contact: +1 (323) 938-0742 or

Main Sponsor at the Eliason Merit Award
Kanon Organic Vodka

The story of Kanon Organic Vodka is a long one: Stretching all the way back to its inception in 1580, the Swedish vodka label has a rich heritage. Originally, the company was founded by the Swedish King Karl IV to produce cannons for the Swedish war machine – and to keep the workers close, the owners built a distillery on the premises.  

The company quickly grew to become the country’s leading manufacturer of both cannons – and vodka – but in 1792 the distillery was shut down after a governmental ban was introduced on private production of spirits in the country. It was the end of the iconic vodka brand. Or at least that’s what people thought for over 200 years..  But Kanon came back, and in 2006 the Gripsholm distillery was once again brought into service, producing the same organic vodka, with the same locally produced, top quality natural ingredients it had done centuries ago. 

In 2013, the brand enters its next chapter, where world-renowned Swedish DJ, record producer and label owner Steve Angello has become a partner of the brand, along with his extensive array of artists at Size Records.  Kanon Organic Vodka of today is built upon icons – icons that have kept a legacy of a brand alive for more than 400 years. Icons that have taken a new music genre from the suburbs of Stockholm to arenas in every corner of the world.  It’s built on the foundation that everything was impossible until someone did it.  With its historic roots, Kanon Organic Vodka brings a unique story to the table – a story that will evolve for many years to come.


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