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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. 


Notes from the STA President:

The Scandinavian Trade Association will be holding a general meeting on April 22nd (Earth Day) at the Yuengling Brewery site in Tampa. The evening will include a business meeting to discuss changes in our By-laws, election of officers and Board members. So if you are interested, this is your chance to serve. In addition, this will be the official launch of our planning for VIKING FEST 2017.  We have selected the site – Tampa Brewing Company Westchase (Oldsmar) location with an October 7th date.  The evening will include tours of the Yuengling facility as well as a short presentation on Scandinavian Sustainability and Lessons Learned that can be applied here in America.


This event will only cost members and guests $5.00 payable at the door.  Starts at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Fun, light food, and samples of Yuengling fine brews are included.


The Yuengling Brewery is located at 11111 N 30th St, Tampa, FL 33612.  


The Vellamo band provided a great evening in St. Petersburg for those that were able to attend.  We had three former Board members attend together with other Vikings from throughout the area.  Another great event as we continue to provide outreach to areas outside of Tampa.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 5:30pm-7:30pm  

If you are Small Business Owner? In the Hospitality field?

Join our sponsor IKEA for Hospitality Night! Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm and see how IKEA can help propel your business!


Attendees will enjoy a casual evening to include an introductory to our new product line, the benefits of our free loyalty program, IKEA FAMILY; a 'think tank' discussion, complimentary beverages & appetizers, chances to enter to win and parting gifts for all!

RSVP is required to attend. Please email our Business Consultant - RSVP e-mail daniel.richardson2@Iikea.conm or by calling 813-623-5454 x1936 (or x-1906).


Special thanks to our sponsors who paid for the return shipment of the Danish American Exhibit Skal and Scandinavian Spirits:


Mortenson Home Repairs, LLC.: on the web at www.mortensonhome  - (813)391-5731

Bestway Supply, Inc. – Janitorial and Food Service Supplier at (813) 466-0795


Thank you for supporting our business and cultural activities!

Tom Mortenson, President

We are also now on Twitter #ScanTradeAssoc! and Instagram@ScanTradeAssoc!  If you have any suggestions or questions, please contact me.
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.

Networking Events:

Always check out our Facebook Page and the Events Calendar here for upcoming dates and partner association events!

STA April Networking "Mead Up":

Yuengling Beer Company of Tampa for our April networking meeting.  This facility includes the meeting room and tour of the brewery.  Meeting is planned for Saturday evening - April 22, 2017, Earth Day and the subject will be on the success of  Scandinavian sustainability - lessons learned that could be applied here in the U.S.  - in addition Yuengling will present information on how they also support the environment. 


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!