A Word From the President

Gudrun Giddings

Hej Alla,
Thank you for attending our Back2Business mixer in beautiful Beverly Hills this past Wednesday. It was really a great evening as we expanded our network and met some new fabulous friends on the rooftop at the Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel. Thank you to the Beverly Hills Chamber for co-hosting this mixer with us, it was a pleasure and we can’t wait to collaborate on many more successful events in the soon future. 
Have you ever wondered about the mysteries of a “black hole”? One of the world's leading theoretical physicists, Stephen Hawking was in Stockholm, Sweden this past week to discuss his latest discoveries about what happens within a “black hole”.  Not only is Mr. Hawking pushing the boundaries regarding science and cosmology but he also seem to live by not accepting preconceived limitations of what he can accomplish in his own personal life. 

"Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change"  – Stephen Hawking 


          Happy Friday !!

          Gudrun Giddings
          President of SACC-LA


Back2Business Mixer

This past Wednesday the 26th of August, all of our SACC-LA members were invited to a Back2Business mixer hosted together with the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce. The event was held at the beautiful rooftop at the Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel in Beverly Hills and it was a wonderful evening and a very nice opportunity for everyone to meet members within the SACC-LA and BHCC network. Once again congratulations to our lucky winner who won a night for two at the luxurious Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel. We would like to thank all of the attendees for this successful Back2Business mixer; we really enjoyed meeting you all and look forward to seeing you soon again. 

It was a beautiful evening at the rooftop of The Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel.
SACC-LA Marketing Managers together with Felicia Wennberg from Olsons Scandinavian Deli. 
The Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce.
From left to right: Ronnie Bergh (Daniel Wellington), Sara Ekman (SACC-LA Board Member), Marcus von Sydow (ETON) & Pontus Hammarström (SACC-LA Marketing Manager).

Stephen Hawking Presents New Theory in Stockholm

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Renowned physicist and cosmologist, Stephen Hawking, presented this past Tuesday a new theory regarding the containment of information within a black hole. The presentation was made in front of world-leading scientists attending the The Hawking Radiation Conference at The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Hawking’s recent revelation could answer a 40-year old paradox that has been one of the greatest questions in terms of how information is contained in a black hole.


Malmö FF to face Zlatan's PSG in Champions League

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On Thursday, a lottery was held in Monaco in order to declare the upcoming groups for this year’s Champions League (soccer). Malmö FF, who secured a spot in the Champions League after their victory over Celtic, will play Malmö native Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his Paris Saint-Germain. Zlatan played for Malmö FF between 1999 and 2001 and is considered to be one of Sweden’s greatest soccer players of all time.


Odd Molly is Recruiting


Odd Molly is a successful Swedish fashion company specializing in contemporary women's clothing. The U.S. operations/
wholesale office in Santa Monica, California is currently seeking a
full-time Customer Service/Sales Support Coordinator to start as soon as possible.

Read the full description at

For more information about Odd Molly, visit their website

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Pay it Forward LAB

Talented SACC-LA member Brian Mac Mahon from Expert DOJO hosted the biggest monthly entrepreneurial networking event this past Monday, August 24th at the wonderful Victorian in Santa Monica. Team SACC-LA attended the event as usual and had fun with the other entrepreneurs and guests as everyone was invited to participate in a Qi Quong class, in order to learn how to get their mindset right to succeed in business. It was a great networking experience and we highly recommend you to join us for the next “Pay it Forward Labs” event. We will announce it here in Finally Friday and you can always contact us if you have any questions. 


Please read more about Expert Dojo and Pay it Forward Labs here.

Santa Monica Place

SACC-LA is proud to announce that Santa Monica place was one of the fantastic sponsors for the Special Olympics kick-off Party for Team Sweden on August 26th, 2015. Santa Monica Place is a magnificent mall with a fresh open-air design that offers hundreds of amazing retailers and restaurants. We would like to encourage all our members and readers to experience Santa Monica Place as it is just the right destination when you are in Santa Monica, just two blocks away from the beach connected to 3rd Street Promenade!
      Photo Courtesy of Santa Monica Place

For all of our members who might be interested in opening up their store in the Santa Monica Area; Santa Monica Place is an ideal place to reach consumers with in-mall media when they are predisposed to making a purchase. In fact, millions of people visit Santa Monica Place annually. Reach and frequency is optimal; shoppers view advertisements when entering the mall, visiting the food court and throughout the common area. Santa Monica Place’s in-mall media breaks through the clutter with high-impact, high-visibility, spectacular advertising and promotional messaging. 

Before we will reach this year's Christmas Holidays, Santa Monica Place will have hosted numerous large events and opened three new opportunities to shop and dine. Shoshana Puccia, Senior Marketing Manager, is proud to present that the Cheesecake Factory will open in mid-October, ArcLight movie theater with 12 screens will open in mid-November and the UK designer Karen Millen will also be opening a store on level one. Furthermore, several large cultural-events will take place in October such as celebrating the Italian Heritage Month including the presentation of a big fashion show. Last year the Santa Monica Place hosted approximately 250 events and this year they are just as active, so please make sure you check out their fun upcoming activities!

To find more information please visit their website: 

Photo Courtesy of Santa Monica Place

Are you a talented professional seeking career opportunities in the entertainment capital of the world?


Please visit SACC-LA’s exciting career site to find a job that suits you!

Are you a high-demanding company looking for new brilliant colleagues to your organization?

Please contact SACC-LA to put a work placement ad on our career site!

Stockholm & L.A. is two of the world's most influential fashion cities

Google purchases 12 acres in Playa Vista

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Fashion has been slowly strutting its way over to the West Coast in the past few years and Los Angeles, previously regarded as the land of distressed denim, graphic tees and flipflops, is starting to catch the eye of designers all across the board. Though it has a long way to go before it joins the likes of New York and Paris in high fashion prestige, the City of Angels has become a hub for the likes of Rodarte, BUSCEMI and Joyrich – all of whom draw inspiration from the city’s laid back, non-conformist attitude, while Saint Laurent creative director Hedi Slimane is based there, too.
Google’s latest acquisition of a property in Playa Vista, California is a clear indication that this coastal town is a nexus for technology and entertainment. The Los Angeles Times explained that Google purchased 12 vacant lots of land zoned for nearly 900,000 square feet of commercial space. This space can house studios or offices providing more room than what Google now occupies in a handful of buildings in Los Angeles County.

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- Visibility through different marketing efforts
- Matchmaking opportunities
- Discounted deals for members
- Consulting service(s) and market research

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Looking for talented Swedish trainees to join your company?

As a Member of SACC-LA your company has access to students and recent graduates of Sweden's top Universities through our Trainee Program.

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SACC-LA is a non-profit organization that enables innovative and creative exchange in order to create business opportunities and enhance trade between Swedish and American companies.  The Los Angeles chamber is one of 20 regional chambers in the United States and was established in 1988.  With 25 years of experience SACC-LA is skilled in navigating this hotbed for entertainment, creativity and innovation.
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