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The Scandinavian Trade Association, Inc.'s mission is to educate to preserve the Scandinavian and Nordic heritage through networking and events designed to promote trade and cultural exchange. 

Fellow Scandinavian Trade Association Members and Friends:

Our Board of Directors are moving forward with new and exciting ideas designed to improve the Scandinavian Trade Association.  Just to give you a few:

Dates for our annual Leif Ericksson Celebration and Scandinavian Christmas/Julbord heritage and culture celebrations have been decided for October and December!  Please review our events calendar  for further information as details are developed for each event; or visit our Facebook page!


Each month we bring you updates about what's going on with the Scandinavian Trade Association.  This month we have worked to improve our relationship with the Tampa Bay International Business Council (TBIBC).  The TBIBC supports the interests of the diverse and multi-national business communities, promoting and understanding of their roles, improving communications between multi-nationals, all other businesses and business resources, and facilitating their involvement with business opportunities and networks.  Anyone who is a registered, paid-up member of any of the supporting Chambers, Business Councils or Trade Associations, including the International Business Board, is automatically a member of TBIBC.  So fellow Vikings, as paid members, you are also a member of this organization and can participate in their events as well as ours.


Our recent "Mead-Up" event at Cigar City Cider & Mead was a great success! Phot0s have been posted for all to enjoy.  We are also now on Twitter #ScanTradeAssoc! and Instagram @ScanTradeAssoc!  If you have any suggestions or questions, please contact me.

Tom Mortenson, President

The STA Board will be hosting a Leif Ericksson Discover America event.  Join us at Tampa Bay Brewing Company for an epic event!  There is limited seating for this special event!  Tickets are now available
Following our annual tradition, we are planning a Scandinavian Christmas/Julbord celebration.  Location and details are under review, but this promises to be a family event focusing on fun, fellowship and more on our history and culture.
Viking Festival - 2017:
We continue to have positive news about the unexpected reception and growth of the Viking Fest.  However, to accommodate the anticipated expansion, a new location is being determine and it is necessitating taking the event to Fall 2017.  This will bring Viking Fest to a more permanent status, with even more activities to make this the premier Scandinavian event in our state.

Come network with us! Did you know that Florida is a designated "hot spot" for entrepreneurs? An article by Nancy Dahlberg from the Miami Herald says Florida is "about 30% more entrepreneurial than the nation" and also more globally focused. Expand your horizons and join our group now! By joining the Scandinavian Trade Association, you will also be linked to many of Tampa Bay's networking partners. Read the full article here!


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