Finally Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Upcoming events  

Culture Collide Festival, October 10 – 12 

CESMI Conference, October 16,17,18

Young Professionals Business Mixer, October 16

Eliason Merit Award, November 22


Gold members 

A Word from the Presidents

Hej Alla,
The brand new SACC-LA website is launched;
It has a very creative and innovative design, many cool new features and is responsive and mobile ready.  Please click on the link, surf around and let us know what you think.
A special thanks goes out to our new members, iGoMoon who helped us create this beautiful new site.  This Swedish company has several website projects in the LA area and you can read more about them in this weeks Membership Spotlight.
The “Sweden Happy Hour” is tonight between 4 and 6 pm.  If you have not bought your ticket yet it is not too late, just follow the Ticketfly link further down in the newsletter and join us tonight.  
Wishing you an awesome weekend !! 


Gudrun Giddings
President of SACC-LA

Kim H. Swartz

President of SACC-LA Foundation



Culture Collide 2013

Sweden Happy Hour – October 11th

We are proud to, once again, co-promote FILTER Magazine’s fourth annual Culture Collide Festival that will return to Los Angeles this October 10-12, bringing 3 days of incredible music, art, film and more to Echo Park.  As one of the most buzzed about festivals of the fall season, Culture Collide will welcome performances by some of our favorite international artists listed here.
”Sweden Happy Hour” is a popular feature during the event where fresh Swedish music is presented.  The lineup has been slightly revised since last week.  Frida Sundemo had to cancel with a short notice and Melpo Mene is taking her place.  The Deer Tracks and Like Swimming are performing during the “Sweden Happy Hour” tonight as announced.  The Swedish artists will also have their own slots during the festival, so check out the schedule.

Check out what the Swedish press is writing about the event:


What: Sweden Happy Hour
When: Friday October 11th at 4pm – 6pm.
Where: Taix on 1911 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90026. See map here
Price: $30 for a 3-day wristband.
Tickets: Avilable for purchase at Ticketfly 

The Deer Tracks‘s songs often stride fearlessly into the forest primeval armed with a stuttering beat and a rattling arsenal of percussion.  Somehow they blend them all together with other natural found sounds and deliberately lo-fi digital artefacts that add bristles and grit to their relentless melodies. 

The music by Like Swimming is made out of acoustic indie pop with an electronic touch, always with the sweetest melodies and rhythms and with a slice of Swedish accent on every word.

The man behind Melpo Mene, Erik Mattiasson,  began recording his folky, electronica-tinged songs in the early 2000s. He got recognized by the international audience when  “I Adore You,” the lead single from his second studio album was featured in a popular Volvo advertisement. 


CESMI 2013 – From Ocean to Shore
October 16-18


We are happy to be part of the inaugural CESMI conference in Los Angeles October 16- 18.  CESMI stands for “Creating an Environmentally Sustainable Maritime Industry” and the topics at the conference will range from ocean power and ship design to cargo handling in ports: “Ocean to Shore.”

Major investments are made by ship owners and ports to make the maritime industry more sustainable and more profitable.  The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will invest more than $8 bill in the next ten years in upgrades, infrastructure, and sustainability projects.  And, this is just the beginning.  We are talking about a major shift in the industry and it’s happening now! 
The CESMI – from Ocean to Shore Conference will put you right in the middle of these exciting developments. 
With major keynotes, about 20 speakers, and 3 panel discussions, this is going to be quite a unique maritime conference.  It’s clear focus will be on environmental sustainability, seen from both a port (“Shore”) and a shipping (“Ocean”) perspective.

Please take a look the schedule and read more about the CECMI conference on the webpage:

When: October 16-18. See schedule for details. 
Where: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, 2800 Via Cabarillo-Marina, San Pedro, California 90731.
  See map here
Tickets: $325 per person for day 2 and 3. Register and buy tickets here
Special Discount for 
SACC-LA Members: To receive information about the special discount for SACC-LA members please send an email to:

For more information please contact us at: or 310-622-3616


SACC-LA’s Young Professionals
Business Mixer with special guest – Liisa Evastina, Actress 

October 16th

Find out how you as a young professional can get more involved, gain experience and a valuable network through the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles.

SACC-LA’s Young Professionals aims to be a network where you can interact with other young professionals and prospective employers.  On Wednesday October 16th we are hosting our next mixer at Bar Chloe in Santa Monica.  We have invited a special guest  – actress  Liisa Evastina who will give us useful tips on how make it as an actor/actress in Hollywood and inspire us to follow our dreams.  

Happy Hour prices in the bar until 8pm! 

When: Wednesday, October 16, 6.30pm-9pm
Where: Bar Chloe, 1449 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
RSVP to before noon on October 15th


SACC-LA’s New Website

This Wednesday we launched SACC-LA’s new website with a new and creative design.  We hope you like it as much as we do!  The structure of the site will make it much easier to navigate and find the latest news, upcoming events and all the posts on a certain topic.  We have also included a specific page about the Finally Friday newsletter where you can find the previous publications and search among the different posts.  

The social media plug ins will give you the latest social media updates and make it easier for you to connect with us online.  You can for example tweet us directly from the website. 

One of the best features is that the site has a responsive design that makes it look beautiful and work perfectly on any device – regardless of screen size.  

We would like to send a big thank you to our new members iGoMoon who helped us create this beautiful site.  It has been an absolute pleasure to work with them on this project.  You can read more about iGoMoon and their WordPress solutions in the Membership spotlight below. 

Membership Spotlight


We believe that your mission is to run your business. Ours is to run your website.
We at iGoMoon work to get every company, brand and organization prepared for mobile visitors.  Every single website we produce is managed and supported by our WordPress savvy crew.  This means that we take care of maintenance, hosting and support of your website.
So why should you get a responsive, mobile ready website?  Mobile ready means that your website adapts for all different devices, such as desktops, smartphones and tablets.  This ensures that your website looks beautiful and works perfectly on any device – regardless of screen size.  The bottom line – a better visitor experience and more eyeballs on your business.
We offer a “smörgåsbord” of solutions (remember we are Swedes) that fit small and medium sized businesses, brands and organizations.  We offer pre-packed Scandinavian designed websites, customized solutions and e-Commerce add-ons.  Everything built with WordPress, the world’s most popular content management system.
The iGoMoon crew, and our proven process, has launched over 350 WordPress sites.  Visit to learn more about the people behind the rockets and read about some of our satisfied customers.
Take off with us and get a skyrocketing website.

Honoring Steve Angello


This Wednesday the Eliason Committee had a creative meeting where lots of cool ideas regarding the award ceremony and after party were discussed.  
In the making of Eliason 2013
We are looking forward to release more information very soon.  Tickets will be available for purchase on Eventbrite, details will follow. 

Save the date – November 22 for the party of the year! 

 If you have the chance we also recommend that you listen to an inspiring podcast with the remarkable Eliason Award Winner Steve Angello in this weeks edition of Värvet

Make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to receive the latest updates first. 

When: Friday, November 22, 2013
Where: W Hollywood Hotel Rooftop, 6250 Hollywood Blvd, CA 90028, Hollywood

Internships at SACC-LA

Spring 2014


We are now searching four interns for Spring 2014. One intern within Communication, PR & Social Media, one intern within Accounting & Finance and two interns within Event Planning.  Take a look at the ads on SACC-LA’s webpage.

You can find all information about the application process and requirements SACC-USA’s webpage.

Application Deadline: October 20th, 2013

For questions please contact:
Paula Thelin
Tel. +1 323-309-5037



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