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Dear Members and Friends of the French American Chamber,

We are very proud of the progress that our French American Chamber of Commerce made in 2016, and we plan to accomplish much more in 2017 to encourage economic links between the French and American communities.  We want to encourage the members of our communities to get to know each other better. We also want to increase opportunities for those outside the French American family to meet us.  We believe that sponsoring events and encouraging attendance is one way to make the French presence known.

The Carolinas have very dynamic and diverse populations, and we need to promote ways to bring all of these resources together to share different business experiences. We both have a lot to contribute to each other.

Last year our French American Chamber of Commerce began to reach out to wider areas in both states.  I feel we should make every effort to share our French “savoir faire” and play a larger role in the economic development of these regions.

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We were with the new Consul General of France in Atlanta, Louis de Corail,  during his three-day visit to Raleigh, North Carolina.  Our presence with him is a perfect example of the great cooperation among the different organizations: the French Consulate, Business France, SKEMA, and our FACC.  All are working together to promote the French agenda.  There will be more to follow!
We thank all of our members for their support and encourage them to take an active role in achieving our mission. Help us to bring in new members.

Jean-Louis Vanderstraeten
Executive Director

Upcoming events

February Newsletter can be found here.

Interview-Speed-Dating : March 16, all day, more info here. Raleigh NC

Global Investment and Expansion
in North Carolina

Experience an international perspective
and discussion panel on

Growing Global Business in NC

Discussion Panel with an Executive of a French, German and Japanese company.

Special guest: Christopher Chung,
Chief Executive Officer, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC)

Moderator: David Crabtree from WRAL Raleigh

Thursday April 6, 6-8pm SKEMA Business School, Raleigh, NC

More information

In partnership with the German American Chamber of Commerce, the Japan America Society and SKEMA Business School.

Part-time Volunteer Internships

The FACC Carolinas is seeking conscientious college students or recent graduates who would like to join our mission as a part-time volunteer. Interested candidates will:

  • Commit to learning new skills and assisting the Executive Director and the Administrative Coordinator in the daily operations of this non-profit, member-supported business association.
  • Promote a positive image of the FACC to raise our visibility in the community.
  • Embrace a variety of responsibilities which include working in a small office environment with a strong entrepreneurial business spirit. Increasing levels of responsibility based upon successful completion of assigned tasks and duties.

 For more information, follow this link.

Welcome to the FACC Carolinas

Who we are? The FACC Carolinas is a not-for-profit organization serving both North and South Carolina.

Our mission is to foster business relationships between France and the United States as well as to serve the ongoing business needs of corporate and individual members throughout North Carolina and South Carolina.

How do we do that? The FACC Carolinas achieves these objectives by facilitating information sharing, networking and by offering international business services to its members.

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Contact us - Contactez-nous

French American Chamber of Commerce
of the Carolinas


PO Box 291077
Columbia, SC 29229
Phone: (7O4) 75O-9977

Français - English
General inquiries : Sabine

Executive Director : Jean-Louis

Lauren Nicole James (1980-2017)

In our January newsletter, we informed you of the untimely death of Lauren James, former Executive Director of the FACCNC, who served us with great energy and enthusiasm for several years. Lauren, a native of Charlotte, had a passion for the French language. Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010, Lauren committed herself to helping the people of Haiti, using her French, and even mastering “Haiti Kreyol”.  Follow this link if you would like to read more about Lauren’s life and accomplishments

 "One day I'm here, one day I'm there. Life is short. I'm not wasting a second of it. Do what you love."
- Lauren Nicole James

Companies that support the FACC Carolinas

    • Aplix
    • Areva
    • BOMAG Americas
    • Biomerieux
    • Cafe Monte
    • Charles River
    • Choice Translating
    • Cyril Bath
    • Dassault Systemes
    • FPL Food, LLC
    • Faircloth Farms
    • Grapevine Distributors
    • Haynsworth
    • Imex Management
    • Nesa
    • Oglee - Deakins
    • Parker Poe
    • REEL USA
    • SCBCS
    • SCOR
    • SKEMA
    • Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
    • Technekes
    • Volvo Group
    • Wells Fargo
    • Xytel
    • Ziehl-Abegg, Inc.