FACCSF Newsletter

Dear friends, 

Looking to jumpstart your professional new year's resolutions? This month, attend our 2 Meet the Expert sessions to learn more about Female Entrepreneurship and to develop your coaching skills.

Check out our news section and welcome Laurence Fabre back to the FACCSF. Also, if you missed Friday’s e-news from our Executive Director Sophie, click here to read more about the management succession plan of the chamber in place for 2017! 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Your FACCSF Team


Thursday 19th
Meet The Expert - Expert Women & Entrepreneurship with Barbara Meyer

During this event we will highlight and discuss some of the hidden barriers that exist for women in entrepreneurship. From the imposture syndrome to gender inequality, let’s share the best practices to understand the interplay between internal and external obstacles.

Thursday 26th
Meet The Expert - Coaching skills for leaders and managers with Sanita Skribe-Nebre

Whether you are new to management or seasoned team leader in need of a refresher, this interactive workshop will introduce you to the principles and practices of coaching skills.  

Thursday 26th
Career Workshop "Clarifying your skills"
with Yvone Lefort

San Francisco Bay Accueil is organizing 5 different career workshops at the FACCSF office from January 26th to February 23th. These workshops will give you the opportunity to better understand cultural differences and to think about your job search here in America. 

Monday 30th
International Taxation Potlucks
by Jade Associates

Olivier Sureau will detail tax returns geared towards French expats just arriving in the United States or going back to France. He will also touch on taxation of retirements plans, and participants will be brought up-to-date regarding foreign bank accounts.


TV5 Monde - January 2017

Check out our partner's highlights for January and stay tuned on TV5MONDE!

TV5MONDE, the leading French language entertainment network, broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week without commercial interruptions!

"Wishing you, your family and your teams much happiness, prosperity, success, and joy! Let New Year be generous for interesting plans and creative progress!"

The Executive MBA team & students of NEOMA Business School, Paris.


Job opportunity from our member CELAD

CELAD, a french IT company, specialized in software development, embedded systems and IOT, continues its expansion through his subsidiary in San Francisco bay area. They are looking for a Connectivity Integration Engineer, to work on Android Wear devices development. Read more about it here.


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.

Welcome back to Laurence Fabre, Deputy Director of the FACCSF.

Since her arrival in the Bay Area in 2014, Laurence has helped the development of several start up in the US and worked for the FACCSF. Before moving to California, she worked during 4 years as an Intellectual property lawyer for an international Law firm in Paris.

She is passionate about helping entrepreneurs succeed in the Bay Area.

New Lifestyle Committee!

Our networking program boasts a panel of experts who will answer the following questions and more: How to choose your location, your commercial lease and your neighborhood? How to open more locations? Learn how to avoid traps and other common sense tips for success!

Theme: Setting up shop in the Bay Area
When: Thursday, February 2nd 
Format: Expert panel with 5 panelists & Networking session

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!

Dec 6th: Ugly Christmas Sweater Holiday Party

Dec 8th: Meet the Expert with Ludo Thomasson

Dec 15th: Hello Tomorrow SF - The Future of Healthcare 

Jan 10th: La French Touch Conference SF

La France frappe chaque année plus fort à Las Vegas #CES2017
Madyness - Entrepreneurs

French Startups are also taking over CES
Tech Crunch - Event

Behing the wheel of Uber's self-driving car
San Francisco Business Times - Technology

Export: Un normand fait trinquer San Francisco
Ouest-France - Actu

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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