December 2010Vol 1, Issue 12
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FACC-FL Newsletter


member and/or future member of Finnish-American Chamber of Commerce, Florida Inc.
We hope with this newsletter to tell you about all the important events that are happening in the Finnish-American business community. We also encourage you to share you ideas on how we could better assist you!

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Mayor Seppo Miettinen's visit from Lappeenranta a success
 Mayor of Lappeenranta, Finland Seppo Miettinen's visit was very well received by the local community. During his short visit he met many of the local decision makers, business people and even some folks from Lappeenranta.

Lappeenranta and Lake Worth have a long relationship as Sister Cities and it became clear that the next trip will be to Lappeenranta with delegation from Palm Beach county. Read more about the visit at 

In this picture Mayor Miettinen (left) is welcomed to the city by Mayor of Lake Worth, Rene Varela. Behind Honorary Consul Peter Makila.
Mayor Miettinen

Holiday Season Networking event at Omphoy December 9th

Come mingle with members and friends of FACC at the beautiful Omphoy resort at the beach, Thursday December 9th from 6 - 9p.m. Share your best moments of the year and sign up for committee of you interest for the next year. Directions

And don't forget our monthly bowling events on a first Thursday's at Lake Worth Striking Zone from 6-9pm.

International Investors Event 2011

FACC is planning an International investors event for February 2011. Currently inviting speakers from many different fields to join in creating a beneficial event that will attract investors especially from Finland to Palm Beach county.
If you are interested in participating in this event as a lecture, sponsor or hands on support person let us know by emailing at

Travel News

RAIL    Helsinki - St. Petersburg
Ever thought about using Finland as your gateway to Russia or the Baltic states? Helsinki is frequently used as the gateway city to the east. On December 12th, 2010 St. Petersburg is closer to Helsinki than ever. With the newest rail fleet Allegro, the Finnish rail will take you to St. Petersburg in only 3,5 hours, which is 2 hours faster than present service.
More about the prices and schedules here.

Also in a few years you can take the train from Helsinki-Vantaa airport to downtown Helsinki. The city is estimating that the new Ringrail, will be ready in 2014 and will take passengers to downtown in 30min. Currently the airport is serviced by bus and taxes only.

Thank you for your support to FACC for the year 2010. We look forward for the new year and new opportunities.


Lena Hartikainen
Finnish American Chamber of Commerce