Team Norway Welcome to Washington Business Reception

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To welcome the ship and its crew, as well as members and delegations from Norway, Team Norway hosted a reception on the day of the ships’ arrival. A record-breaking attendance of 200 guests enjoyed food from NACC-MA Member Chef Mikko, drinks and aquavit from Linie and Aalborg, and a live music performance by the band Aaron Freeman’s Hit Squad. See more pictures from the event here

VIKINGS @ THE WHARF: DRAKEN HARALD HÅRFAGRE

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From October 5-15, the Draken Harald Hårfagre Viking ship was docked at The Wharf in DC. Nearly 22 000 visitors experienced daily exhibits, deck tours and screenings of the Draken documentary. Visitors and guests also had the opportunity to marvel at the stories from crew members who participated in the ship’s long journey across the Atlantic Ocean. The week was also filled with events and seminars organized by the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce Mid-Atlantic, the Norwegian-American Defense Industry Council, and the Royal Norwegian Embassy. See pictures from the visit here

Building Value and Strength through Patenting: A Starting Point for Weighing the Benefits, and Evaluating Strategies

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By Andrew Pratt Partner, Venable LLP Innovative businesses compete in crowded marketplaces where unprotected inventions are quickly copied and sold in direct competition with the innovator’s products. While many factors can affect a company’s success in the marketplace, patents—or the absence of them— can sometimes be the difference between thriving or merely surviving, or worse. The need to patent may be clear, but less obvious is how any particular company can strategically leverage patents to enhance its competitive position. This article focuses on what patents are, how they are used, and a few basic strategies to build from. The concepts […]

Announcement: NACC MA to host Draken Harald Hårfagre

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THE WORLD’S LARGEST VIKING SHIP TO SAIL INTO THE WHARF THIS OCTOBER Draken HH Charts Course to Visit 14 Coastal Harbors During Expedition America: U.S. East Coast Tour 2018 Including a 10-Day Stop in Washington, DC WASHINGTON, DC, July 26, 2018– Norwegian Viking ship, Draken Harald Hårfagre(Draken), along with The Wharf’s development partnership, Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW), and The Norwegian-American Chamber of Commercetoday announced Washington, DC, as the final stop on its Expedition America: East Coast Tour 2018 presented by Highland Park Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The tour will bring the world’s largest operating Viking ship to Southwest DC for a […]

New member: Venable LLP

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We welcome Venable LLP as a new member of our Mid-Atlantic chapter Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC that serves as primary counsel to a worldwide clientele of large and mid-sized organizations, nonprofits, and high-net-worth entrepreneurs and individuals. With more than 700 attorneys across the country, including California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Virginia, and Washington, DC, the firm strategically advances its clients’ business objectives in the U.S. and around the globe. Venable advises clients on a broad range of business and regulatory law, legislative affairs, complex litigation, international trade, and the full […]

Export Credit Norway visits NADIC and NACCMA

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  Friday February 2nd, NACCMA and NADIC co-hosted an event with Export Credit Norway, represented by Lars B. Hasle. Mr. Hasle discussed the company’s mission: ‘To provide financing to buyers of Norwegian Exports’. Export Credit Norway, in cooperation with GIEK – The Norwegian Export Credit Guarantee Agency, offer competitive financing to buyers of Norwegian capital goods and services worldwide. Their portfolio involves a range of industries, from ships and subsea technology, to solar parks, hydropower turbines and design services. View Mr. Hasle’s presentation here. Learn more about Export Credit Norway

Norhouse – Scandinavian Superstore

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NorHouse is a “Superstore” that offer products from all the Scandinavian countries with unique quality and excellent taste. The combination of innovation and tradition will make NorHouse one of your favorite shopping experiences. Also, in addition to being an Internet store, they bring information on the Nordic influence, such as Nordic specialties and Nordic lifestyle. Some of the most popular items of NorHouse are Arctic caviar, Norwegian chocolate, fish, cheese and other gift items. They also have special offers to companies that buy large quantities of food for exhibitions and special events such as marinated and smoked salmon. The history […]

BUSINESS ONBOARD STATSRAAD LEHMKUHL

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The reception included speakers from different sectors, all discussing the relationship between Norway and The United States. Assistant Defense and Naval Attaché in the Royal Norwegian Navy, Captain Erik Bøe, discussed Norway as a Maritime nation focusing on the Royal Norwegian Navy. Mrs. Katharina Brekke Powers represented NACC-MA and discussed the chamber, and it’s growing membership base. Representing the Royal Norwegian Embassy was Minister Counselor of Economic Affairs Leif Trana, who presented the Embassy’s recently published report Norway Creates Jobs. Captain Jens Joachim Hiorth spoke about the ship and it’s plans for the future. Read more about HNoMS Statsraad Lehmkuhl here Following the speaker […]

Norwegian Refugee Council USA

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About Founded in 1946, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is one of the world’s most respected international humanitarian organizations. With more than 6,000 dedicated employees around the world, we work to help people forced to flee. We provide food assistance, clean water, shelter, legal aid and education to six million refugees and internally displaced people. With projects across 32 countries, we meet urgent needs and help create a future for people forced from their homes. What we do We deliver high-quality humanitarian assistance where needs are greatest. Through our programmes we provide assistance to prevent further displacement and contribute to […]

Young Associate Event at the Danish Embassy

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On January 25th, NACC-MA held its biggest Young Associate event yet, in collaboration with the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce and the American-Danish Business Council. 60 young professionals from Scandinavia as well as the U.S attended the event, hosted by the Embassy of Denmark. Attendees listened to speakers from Statoil, Terma and Skanska speak about being Scandinavian companies competing in the U.S market, and enjoyed drinks and food at a networking reception in the Ambassadors residence after. Thank you to the Danish Embassy and Ambassador Lars Gert Lose for hosting. We are looking forward to future YA events and further collaboration […]

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