ChamberBrief 2016: January Edition

Dear Members and Friends,

We hope you had a happy and healthy start into the New Year!

We're excited to report plenty of good news for the beginning of 2016. Not only is our Chamber growing in terms of staff with two new employees in the skills team, we're also expanding our programming with two new events, especially suited to the interests of you, our members:

  • Monthly Luncheon SeriesFebruary 10:  We have heard you – more regular meetings in the Chicagoland suburbs!  On Wednesday, February 10, we will kick off our 2016 Monthly Luncheon Series in Schaumburg, providing easy accessibility for both Chicago suburban and downtown based members, and also close to O’Hare for our members and friends in surrounding regions. Continuing with tradition, our first luncheon will focus on an economic overview of the year ahead, and we are pleased to announce as guest speaker Dr. Erin Grossi, Chief Economist at UL LLC. As UL’s chief economic strategist, Erin provides this global independent safety science company with macroeconomic analysis, insight and trends. Please join us for insightful content and a great opportunity to interact with fellow members over lunch. Register here

  • Midwest SME Forum - March 16:  Manufacturing in the Midwest – Successful Marketing/Branding Strategies – Working in a Multicultural Environment/HQ-Subsidiary Relationships -  Corporate Governance/Compliance – Skilled Workforce …   Want to learn more? These topics and more will be covered at our content driven Midwest SME Forum on March 16. The day will be filled with keynotes, panel discussions, breakout sessions, and plentiful networking opportunities.  We encourage you to participate – attend, speak, sponsor!  Block your calendar to participate in  this special event. Not a member yet? We have a special opportunity for you – join us as a new member prior to March 16, and we will waive the event registration fee!

Lastly, we have an interesting offer for companies: Host a delegation! Show off your office to our visitors. Please let us know if you have meeting space and would like to host one of our business and industry delegations, roundtables, and more. 

We wish you a happy and successful new year!

Kind regards,
Your GACC Midwest Team



In the section below, you will find various icons leading you to even more of the exciting initiatives and opportunities at GACC Midwest. Please click on them to learn more.


Industry Delegation to Michigan

Deutsch-Amerikanischer Wirtschaftstag (DAWT)

Read the GACC Midwest Report 2015

Explore & share your expertise in our White Paper Library

Energy Efficiency Award Challenge

Study Trip to Germany on Dairy

Our brand new Luncheon Series

Sponsor, speak & attend on March 16

Partner Country USA: President Obama to attend

MI Chapter: 2016 Winter Networking Event

Become A National Partner or Member Now!

European Business Networking

Platinum Sponsors




Patron Sponsor

Read all about the outlook for German-American business in 2016!

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Mark your calendar for our 2016 events!

  • Luncheon Series
    Schaumburg, IL

  • MI Chapter: Winter Networking 2016
    Detroit, MI

Visit our website for more information on our events.

Job Openings

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Submit your resume and browse job offers!

For more information on current job openings, contact Justin Flaxbart.

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