ChamberBrief 2018: January Edition

Dear Members and Friends,

We hope you had a joyous and healthy new start into the New Year. GACC Midwest is preparing for a busy year ahead with many member events, trade missions and networking opportunities.

We are delighted to present you the GACC Midwest Report 2017/18, an excellent overview of our activities. Our signature publication features how GACC Midwest and our members ‘disrupt traditional’. Take a tour of the German business community in the Midwest, read more about the benefits of apprenticeships for companies and get behind-the-scenes-insights on advances in digitalization, energy, metalworking and more.  

With the new year starting, we cordially invite you to our 2018 Annual Member Meeting. Join us on March 2 or be on the lookout for your proxy mailings in the coming weeks. Please also remember to renew your membership with us to make the most out of the German-American business community in the Midwest.

Have a great week!

Your GACC Midwest Team


It is time to renew your membership with us to make the most out of the German-American business community in the Midwest. For the renewal, please include your invoice number to ensure your payment is applied to the correct account. If you do not have your invoice number, please feel free to contact Heather Broberg, Senior Manager, Membership Development & Engagement.

Join us for our first Business Luncheon of 2018 on February 7 and learn about one of the hottest current topics for all companies: the tax reform. We will discuss how the reform will impact your business, specific industries, domestic and international considerations as well as corporate and flow-through deliberations. Register now!

NAIAS is one of the biggest stages for the automotive industry, with major OEMs showcasing new models and concepts for the mobility of the future. German OEMs like Volkswagen display their  new concepts, many focusing on autonomous driving and e-mobility. Meet GACC Midwest on site to discuss products and partnership opportunities for German and American OEMs.

Did you know that Germany is one of the world’s leading markets for regenerative energies? Renewable energy sources supply over 30% of the power in Germany. From February 14 to 16, we are hosting an Energy Storage Trade Mission with German company representatives from Aactio GmbH, Electrochaea GmbH, Heindl Energy GmbH, Max Bögl, and STORNETIC GmbH. Please contact us, to set up a meeting with our participants.

Our ICATT Apprenticeship Program starts 2018 with a new look and a new website. It is the only program in the Midwest fully benchmarked on the German Dual Education System, a time-tested program that combines company-specific knowledge, theory, and hands-on learning. Follow us on LinkedIn and stay up to date on training a globally competitive workforce. 

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