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Chamber News

Dear Members and Friends of the French American Chamber,

There is never enough time to meet all of the interesting people, attend every great event or seize more of the opportunities that our fast-growing region has to offer.
Our activities for the last 30 days include:

  • Our participation to the Automotive Summit in Greenville which is a great place to network with automotive key players and get a good feel for a major sector of our economy.
  • We once again had the chance to accompany Mr. Louis de Corail, Consul General of France, for his busy official first visit to Charlotte.
  • The FACC also participated to the SKEMA first "Interview Speed-dating" event, an intense 3-minute interview process giving the students a chance to practice their job interviewing skills. More.

Last but not least, we are happy to announce a new member to Team FACC Carolinas. Thomas PRIEUR joined us as Director, Business Development. With his career in economic development in France, Thomas is the greatest addition we could dream of having in our group.

Jean-Louis Vanderstraeten
Executive Director

Meet Thomas Prieur Director,
Business Development

Thomas has 20 years of experience in economic development in France and will bring his professionalism and connections to assist the growing network of the French American Chamber of Commerce. 
Thomas earned a master's degree in economics and successively worked in both the Annecy and Lyon areas.

He later worked as the Workforce and Economic Development Director in ViennAgglo until he decided to move with his family to North Carolina. He is currently immersing himself in the English language and taking a course on community and economic development at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. 
We are delighted that he joined our team as Business Development Director. His focus will be to help us improve our ties with the French business and economic networks in North Carolina and to strengthen our presence with local economic and French development agencies.

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.

Upcoming Events

View our March Newsletter

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.

1 EUR1.11 USD

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

Why not North and South Carolina?

Pourquoi pas les Etats de la Caroline du nord et du sud ?

Jean-Louis VANDERSTRAETEN, Directeur Général de la CCIF Caroline du Nord - Caroline du Sud évoque le climat des affaires aux États-Unis et les secteurs porteurs de la région.




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.