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NACC LA enters into Strategic Partnership Agreement with Nordic LA

We are thrilled to announce our new Strategic Partnership Agreement with Nordic LA!

On August 20, 2019, Nordic LA and NACC LA (Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles) signed a strategic partnership agreement, agreeing to cooperate with cross-promotion of events and sharing information to the benefit of the Nordic creative communities in Southern California and in the Nordics.

“Nordic LA has made a real difference for creatives from the Nordic countries over a relatively short period of time,” says Erik Steigen, president of NACC LA. “Nordic LA’s founder Kristian Riis had a vision of a hub in LA for creative people from the Nordic countries, and he has made a significant investment of his own time and resources to make this happen. Now with his new partner Dylan Berry of Noiz Society and Smash Haus Music Group, the goal of connecting Nordic creatives with American creatives and executives is coming to fruition. We at NACC LA are completely aligned with this approach, and it is only natural that we support each other’s efforts.”

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NACC LA welcomes the Norwegian Seamen’s Church Los Angeles / San Pedro as Community Partner Member

We are proud to announce the Norwegian Seamen’s Church Los Angeles / San Pedro as our first Community Partner Member!

For over 75 years, the church in San Pedro has been a pillar for the Norwegian community, and for years it has also been the home of the Swedish Church in LA.

The church is located 30-40 minutes from Santa Monica and Hollywood. They offer weekly Sunday Service, a variety of activities for young and old, coffee, Norwegian waffles, Norwegian “risengrynsgrøt” (rice porridge) every Saturday, lots of Norwegian food, candy and artifacts in their store, a nice outdoor area and playground, and a swimming pool where kids of all ages can enjoy themselves on sunny days. And, their language classes in Norwegian start up again shortly!

Sjømannskirken – Norwegian Church Abroad, is a non-profit organization with a commission from the Parliament to serve Norwegians abroad. 28 churches serve as social and cultural meeting places for around 700.000 annually. In addition chaplains cover around 80 countries visiting Norwegian communities and students. Norwegian oil installations in the North Sea are also frequently visited by chaplains.

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NACC LA enters into Strategic Partnership Agreement with the Finnish-American Chamber of Commerce San Diego

On August 15, 2019, the Finnish-American Chamber of Commerce San Diego (FACC SD) and the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles (NACC LA) entered into a Strategic Partnership Agreement, signed by their respective presidents, to establish a formal collaboration between the two chambers to encourage cross-promotion and facilitation of information, contacts and networks in Southern California for Nordic professionals.

"For NACC LA, our new strategic partnership agreement with the Finnish-American Chamber of Commerce San Diego is a natural progression following our agreement with SACC San Diego last month,” says NACC LA president Erik Steigen. “The Nordic countries have so much in common, and together we are a force to be reckoned with. We are excited about collaborating with our Swedish and Finnish friends on Green Connections this November.”

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NACC LA enters into Strategic Partnership Agreement with the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce San Diego

On July 23, 2019, the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce San Diego (SACC SD) and the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles (NACC LA) entered into a Strategic Partnership Agreement, signed by their respective presidents, to establish a formal collaboration between the two chambers to encourage cross-promotion and facilitation of information, contacts and networks in Southern California for Scandinavian and Nordic professionals. As part of these efforts, SACC SD and NACC LA will work together to engage the Norwegian population in the San Diego area through business-related activities and events, and NACC LA will collaborate with SACC SD on its keynote event in November: Green Connections.

"For NACC LA, this new partnership with SACC San Diego aligns perfectly with our favorite acronym NACC: Networking, Alliances, Community and Collaboration," says Erik Steigen, president of NACC Los Angeles. "We appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from such an experienced and successful chamber of commerce, and we look forward to adding value to Green Connections and Blue Tech Week this November.”

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NACC LA in the media

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The Norwegian American
feature article about NACC LA

In their January 11, 2019 issue, The Norwegian American interviewed NACC LA president Erik Steigen about starting up the new NACC chapter. Thanks to journalist Michael Kleiner. To read the article online, click here: NACC Chapter opens in Los Angeles.

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