ChamberBrief 2017: November Edition

Dear Members and Friends,

Despite the cold weather, GACC Midwest is in high spirits! And with the official opening of the Christkindlmarket serving hot Glühwein and delicious holiday treats, we hope you are too! Especially exciting for us is the launch of the brand new Christkindlmarket Park at Wrigley, bringing some holiday cheer to Wrigleyville beginning November 24.

All things new and groundbreaking will be explored in our GACC Midwest Report 2017/18 Disrupt Traditional. It's not too late to submit content for this signature publication seen by thousands of executives across the US and in Germany. Contact Jasmin Welter to secure year-round promotion of your products, services or region.

Our Minnesota Chapter recently named Larry Mohr as their new president. Mr. Mohr, a partner at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, has served on the Minnesota Chapter's board of directors for many years, and we are happy to see him take on this leadership role. Thanks to James Schollett, our previous Chapter president, for serving our Minnesota members dedicatedly for so long.

Finally, GACC Midwest continues to grow, with many new members joining us in recent months. To all our new members: Herzlich willkommen, welcome! We're happy to have you as part of our network, and we look forward to working with you all. 

Have a great Thanksgiving week!

Your GACC Midwest Team


November 13-17 was National Apprenticeship Week, a time to recognize our work to close the skills gap and train the workforce of tomorrow. The German-style apprenticeship system is a tried and true method of training and retain young talent, and GACC Midwest along with many companies and public officials are working to expand the system in the US. One such company, Brose North America, was recently awarded the 2017 GACC Apprenticeship Award for their dedication to workforce development. See photos of the award ceremony in Washington DC here.


Join our Conference in Troy, MI on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 and take advantage of this opportunity to hear how the latest smart manufacturing innovations from Germany can benefit you and your customers. Explore partnership opportunities with award-winning German industry leaders like 5Analytics, Kinexon, MPDV, inTech and many more. Register for the Business Conference here.


This year saw us connect agricultural professionals in both Germany and the US to exchange knowledge and best practices. These events benefited the participants by exposing them to new technologies related to Smart Farming, helping to increase efficiency and reduce production costs. Our Transatlantic Agricultural Dialogue is looking to be just as busy in 2018 - join our study trips and delegations on direct marketing and value add.

Upcoming Events


To Our New Members: Willkommen!

We are happy to welcome our new members to the Chamber!

  • Anker Elektra, LLC
  • Bender, Inc.
  • BDP International
  • Bellaja Law Group, LLC
  • Blu Bavaria
  • Bonwrx
  • Cara Stone, LLP
  • Cleverciti Systems Corp
  • Brezelbäckerei Ditsch GmbH
  • DHJJ Certified Public Accountants and Business Advisors
  • Express Corporate Housing
  • Gebrüder Weiss, Inc
  • Janitza electronics GmbH
  • Koby Learning Group
  • Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA)
  • Proell, Inc.
  • Solberg International, Ltd.
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Truma Corp.
  • WEPA USA, Inc.

Stay in the Know:

New for our Network


Contact Nils Schaede to become a sponsor in our network.


Read Fragomen's paper on Immigration Under the Trump Administration


Explore new trends and developments shaping the Metalworking industry

Stay in Touch!






Licensed to process apprenticeship program certifications to German standards in the US.