Organization

The NACC Midwest Chicago chapter is a nonprofit mutual benefit corporation. Membership is open to all people with personal or business connections to Norway. This chapter covers Chicago and the Midwest region.

Purpose

The purposes of the NACC Midwest-Chicago chapter are to promote trade and goodwill and to foster business, financial and professional interests between Norway and the United States of America, to advance the common purposes of its members and to facilitate contacts among its members.

History

The Midwest-Chicago Chapter of NACC was first formed in October, 1959, but was officially incorporated on December 18, 1992. It is one of 8 regional chapters in the United States, along with founder NACC-NY. Together the chambers form a nationwide Norwegian American business network that has served as a forum for Norwegian American business people for over 100 years. The Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce  was founded in New York on September 13th, 1915.

 

Chicago Chapter Formation 001 The NACC - Chicago International Trade Club Luncheon 001 Mayor Daly 2011 001

Activities

NACC Midwest-Chicago is committed to providing meaningful programs, events and activities to promote trade and communication between Norway and the United States. It also aims to serve as a business conduit and networking organization for and among its members. NACC is a regular co-sponsor of trade missions, seminars and cultural events.

Networking

The NACC Midwest-Chicago chapter offers opportunities to meet other members who share goals and interests at monthly meetings, seminars and popular social events during the year. Members receive the NACC Annual Membership Directory (where they may promote their business) and the NACC newsletter. The NACC Midwest-Chicago chapter website provides links to its corporate members’ websites.