April 24 – NACC MA took part in a morning seminar in Chesapeake, Norfolk, discussing on the topic of “Invest in Norway & TTIP: possible implications for Norway”. NACC MA president Katharina Brekke Powers gave a great speech on investing in Norway followed by a presentation by trade Councelor from the Norwegian Embassy Ivar Engan, who talked about trade policy. Further, NACC MA board member Scott Wheeler from Bay Diesel talked about the importance of being involved in organizations promoting trade to seek new opportunities. Raytheon, member of NACC MA was as well present and shared important success stories from […]
On Monday March 23rd the Select US Summit was kicked off in the Washington DC area. The Summit provided potential foreign investors from all corners of the world with a wealth information and opportunities in one place as why a company should invest in the US. The Summit was a two day event with more than 2,600 attendees. Speakers at both the break out and joint sessions where global CEO’s and Senior US leaders. During the Summit both President Obama and Secretary Kerry spoke. Our Norwegian delegation consisted of a strong industry presence and representatives of the NACC chapters in New York(Inger […]
January 22, 2015 – Members of NACC MA took part in today’s “Green Shipping – Technology for a Low-Emission Maritime Sector” Breakfast Seminar hosted by The Royal Norwegian Embassy in cooperation with DNV-GL and the Norwegian Shipowners Association. Norway’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Ms Monica Mæland attended and gave an interesting speech on the topic of promoting Green Maritime Industry. On the occasion of the Minister’s visit to DC, a luncheon was hosted at the Ambassador’s Residence following the seminar where representatives from key Norwegian industry got the opportunity to present themselves and discuss Norwegian-American business and trade. Many […]
January 9 2015, Thank you Ms Katharina Brekke Powers for sharing the following article which is very interesting for foreign owners of United States businesses. Foreign Owners of United States Businesses – Time is Running Out… If you are a foreign owner doing business in the U.S. you should review the requirements by the Bureau of Economic Analysis/U.S. Department of Commerce (“BEA”). BEA is collecting data to measure foreign direct investments in the U.S., and they are doing so retroactively back to January 1, 2014. These requirements are not new, but for several years BEA did not require […]
January 5 2015, Thank you to our NACC MA member and Secretary Linda Priebe for sharing the following summary: Summary of Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr.’s Testimony about U.S. Artic Priorities to Members of U.S. House of Representatives Summary prepared by: Linda Priebe (Partner, Washington D.C.)On December 10, 2014, Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr. Special Representative for the Arctic, provided oral testimony before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, U.S. House of Representatives. The following is a summary of his testimony: U.S. Arctic Priorities Admiral Papp noted that Americans do not fully understand or […]
Friday December 12, Marit & Ellen Marie from the Seamen’s Church visited Kongsberg in Alexandria for a short briefing and tour. They brought with them everything they needed to make real Norwegian ‘vafler”. Thank you to the representatives from the church for taking time to bring some christmas spirit and Norwegian traditions to the office. NACCMA was very lucky to take part in this tasteful event.
Monday, December 8, NACCMA members participated in celebrating Norway’s Bicentennial “birthday party” last Monday, hosted by the Royal Norwegian Embassy and Ambassador Kåre Aas. The event took place at the Embassy, and included an art exhibition, book-sale, brass band and guest were served a traditional Norwegian birthday cake (lit with 200 candles!) Thank you to the Embassy for a great event and celebration! Norway1814-2014
December 1 2014, The Annual Norwegian Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Union Station in Washington, D.C. took place last night! A beautiful ceremony with christmas carols from carollers of greater Washington DC, performance from Sami Artist and Author Ms. Sara Margrethe Oskal, as well as remarks from Ambassador Kåre Aas and Senator Ann Klobuchar. Thank you to the Embassy and everyone organizing for a great event and beautiful ceremony.
November 14, 2014 STATSRAAD LEHMKUHL, a three-masted barque rigged vessel, visited Norfolk last week. The vessel is used to train sailors from the Royal Norwegian Navy. She was built in 1914 by the German merchant marine. England received her as war-price after World War I and was later sold to Norway. On November 14, the Royal Norwegian Navy and the Norwegian NATO contingency in Norfolk hosted a reception onboard. Although cold it was well attended and as always (this is the 10th year she is visiting Norfolk) everyone onboard had a wonderful time. The President of NACC MA, Katharina Brekke Powers […]
November 14, 2014 Team Norway participated in a two-day conference at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington DC. Team Norway consists of representatives from the Norwegian Embassy in DC and Ottawa, representatives from the various General Consulates in the US, Innovation Norway, Norwegian Seafood Council, Norwegian American Defense industry/Homeland Security Council, and Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce (New York and Mid-Atlantic). The meeting was hosted by His Excellency, Ambassador Kåre Aas, and included many interesting topics and discussions around the US-Norwegian trade and investment relationship. General Manager from NACC New York emphasized the Chambers role in the US and expressed its […]