FACCSF Newsletter

Dear Friends,
This month we invite you to attend our two "Meet the Expert" sessions to learn more about HR organizations in the U.S and discover accounting and tax fundamentals.
Many new members have joined our network and we are very proud to introduce them below. Also, read about the FACCSF partnership with French Morning, all corporate members get a discount on their Media Package!

And of course, check out January events and tag yourself! 

See you soon,

Your FACCSF Team


Wednesday 8th 
Innovation Conference by SFBA

How do ideas appear in our minds? What makes them popular with others ... or not? How, finally, can we master innovation in a reliable and lasting way? Brice Challamel, will take you through a journey of stories and experiences to multiply our ideas and those of others! (Conference in French)

Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th
Cleantech Week - Partner event

Cleantech Week is a convening event fostering collaboration and inclusion within the Cleantech and Climate change movements to drive the rapid transition to a clean economy. The Global Forum is a two-day event: pitching/judging, a Technology Expo at the Metreon, and an Awards Ceremony.
%20 OFF for the FACCSF members!

Thursdays 9th, 16th and 23th
Career Workshops by SFBA with
Yvonne Lefort

San Francisco Bay Accueil is organizing 4 more career workshops at the FACCSF office. These workshops will give you the opportunity to better understand cultural differences and to think about your job search here in America. 

Thursday 9th
Meet The Expert - How to set up your HR organization in line with US practices

During this event, Pramex International will share some best practices about doing HR in the US: how to hire efficiently (local versus expat, location etc.), what to expect during negotiations (offer letter, package, etc.), how to manage employees from a long distance, how to prepare an employee termination, etc.

Monday 13th
Thank you cocktail for La Soiree's supporters

The FACCSF Team would like to honor all those who supported La Soirée 2016 during a 'Thank you cocktail' . Without the generous contributions of time and savoir-faire of the sponsors, exhibitors, chefs, donors, partners, designers and volunteers, the 35th annual Gastronomy and Wine Show would not have been the success that it was. Event by invitation only

Tuesday 21th
F.A.M.E Breakfast

Every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 9:00 to 10:00 am, come to the French-American Chamber of Commerce San Francisco's office for a "cafe-croissant" It's a great casual occasion to meet the FACCSF team and to tell us more about yourself and your expectations! 

Thursday 23th
Meet the Expert - Accounting & Tax Fundamentals 'special start-ups'

During this session, Jade Associates will explore legal, accounting and fiscal topics from the early stages of your start-up to its maturity. They will browse the legal steps before creating your company, your taxes obligations, and your main accounting considerations.





JOY won the Honoree Innovation Award
Honoree award: A product or technology that scores above the threshold set for a specific category.

Octopus by Joy is the first icon-based watch that empowers kids by teaching good habits and the concept of time.

XOOLOO won the Best of Innovation Award
Innovation award: honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products.

Xooloo Digital Coach is the first alternative to parental controls. It allows parents to understand and participate in their child's digital life. Its unique features empower teens to be independent, responsible digital citizens.

BENEFIT FROM THE FRENCH MORNING MEDIA PACKAGE. French Morning is a leading online media site for French speakers with 250,000 unique monthly visitors.

Increase your company's visibility now for half the price. Take advantage of a 50% discount for media packages - an exclusive offer for FACCSF existing and future Entrepreneur, Business, Counselor, University & Grandes Ecoles and Benefactors members. 

The French Morning package is composed of a marketing campaign included:

  • Sponsored article in SF edition
  • Leaderboard in SF Newsletter
  • Website display banners in Sf edition
  • Directory Premium

(Valid for a first campaign only)
If you are interested contact


Jade Associates, CPA company, proudly announces the opening of its new office. To help both individuals and Corporates in the tax returns process, we now have a new office in Palo Alto. You will be able to meet Yves-Marie Dugenet, French CPA, who joined us after 2 years at Jade New-York. 

Have news to share with us? 

Please send it to before the 25th of each month for publication in our newsletter and anytime for publication on our social networks.


FACC Economic Outlook Survey 

The French-American Chamber of Commerce (FACC) Economic Outlook Survey was created by the FACC National Chapters as an initiative to collect FACC member insights about prospects for the U.S. economy, as well as their future staffing, spending, and development in the U.S. All information is anonymous. Survey results will be published by participating FACC chapters. 

It will take only 5 minutes or less to complete the survey.
Thank you in advance for your participation and insights.


Business Center: Workstation available

Great way to settle your company in the Bay Area and work in a friendly environment with the FACCSF Team. Workstation $600/month.

If you're interested please contact us.

Are you a company looking to hire? Or a candidate looking for jobs in the Bay Area? Check out new job opportunities and new profiles on the FACCSF recruitment center.

Sign up to our newsletter to receive monthly updates of the Recruitment Center!

Jan 10th: French Touch Conference SF

Jan 19th: MTE Expert Women & Entrepreneurship

Jan 26th: MTE Coaching skills for leaders and managers

Feb 2nd: The Lifestyle Committee event

France creates a special visa for entrepreneurs, engineers and investors
Tech Crunch - Tech

Facebook bets on Paris with start-up incubator
Reuters - Technology News

Talentoday, HR Tech Startup, raises $3.94 Milion in series A funding
PR Web - Center News

TEHTRIS won 2016 Cybersecurity excellence award
French Tech Hub - News

French Tech Culture / San Francisco, même combat? 
La Tribune - Innovation

About the FACCSF

The French-American Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, non-governmental and member-driven organization, created in 1978. Our mission is to foster the French-American business community and to support companies settle and develop in the Bay Area: 350 corporate members, 100 events / year and a wide range of corporate services. From Napa Valley to Silicon Valley, members exchange ideas with other professionals in a wide variety of fields with business relations in both France and the United States. FACCSF is part of a network of 20 French-American Chambers in the United States and a proud member of the global CCI France International network. Learn more at

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