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 […]
NOVEMBER 14, 2014 NACCMA elected its new Board of Directors for 2014/2015 on Friday November 14. We congratulate our newly elected President, Ms Katharina Brekke Powers, as well as our newly elected Secretary, Ms Linda Priebe. We would as well also like to show great gratitude and thank our former President Ms Britt Carina Horncastle for her excellent work and great efforts put into the Chamber as President and Chairperson for two consecutive years. Thank you again for everything from us all, and good luck to the new Board! Click here to see a full list of our 2014/2015 Board of […]
October 8, 2014 NACCMA hosted the Annual “Welcome to Washington DC” Dinner Cruise on board the Spirit of Washington Yacht, which sails south down the Potomac river. This wonderful evening was spent with Embassy staff, members and guests of NACCMA and on this occasion we welcomed the new Embassy Representatives to DC. It was a pleasure to welcome our Norwegian Ambassador to the US, Kåre Aas on board again this year, and a special welcome to the new Defense Attaché, Major General Finn Kristian Hannestad. NACCMA would like to thank everyone for participating and making this a memorable evening! The NACCMA […]
Sept 15, 2014 The Norwegian Nansen-class frigate has this summer participated in the world’s largest naval exercise, RIMPAC, in Hawaii. BUSINESS ONBOARD was a Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce industry event comprising a mini-seminar with prominent speakers from the Norwegian Gov’t, military and industry, followed by a networking reception on board HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen (F310).
For this month’s member spotlight, NACC MA sat down with Mr. Vidar Skjelstad from KONGSBERG to talk about the company’s mission and ambitions, as well as KONGSBERG’s 200th year anniversary and its relationship with NACC MA. KONGSBERG is an international knowledge-based group that supplies high-technology systems and solutions to customers in the oil and gas industry, the merchant marine, and the defense and aerospace industries. Their products, ranging from offshore supplies used in the deepest oceans to satellites used in space, all have the same mission – to support their customers in extreme environments and with extreme performances. KONGSBERG, founded […]
Mr. Einar Irgens Gustafson works for Innovation Norway and is the Counselor for Defense Industry Cooperation at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington, DC, a board member of the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce, Mid-Atlantic Chapter (NACCMA), and a strong supporter of the DC-based Norwegian American Defense and Homeland Security Industry Council (NADIC). Mr. Gustafson brings valuable experience to NACCMA. After completing his Master’s of Science in Marine Technology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, he went on to the United States to attend Florida Atlantic University where he studied Submarine Robotics, and completed his second Master’s […]
BAO Systems was founded in 2012. They have staff and consultants in Europe, Africa and Asia, and their headquarters is located in Arlington, Virginia. Their team possesses technical expertise in application development and hosting, as well as being versed in governance and compliance, and data and information security. BAO Systems strives to establish and develop lasting solutions that benefit and impact the local community. Their primary purpose is enabling health information system technology to improve lives, provide better care, and offer health insights. The managed hosting solutions they provide are mostly based upon Open Source software, such as District Health […]