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Wednesday, December 4

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You are cordially invited to the….

Annual Christmas Dinner and Fundraiser

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
Cocktail Reception beginning at 6:30pm
Dinner and Program following at 7:30pm

The Peninsula Chicago
108 East Superior Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Tickets are $165 for SABC Members and
$195 for Non-Members

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Admission includes reception, a three-course dinner and wine.
Dress code: Business

The Christmas Dinner is a long-standing tradition of the SABC and is a great opportunity for the Swiss-American business community to celebrate the holiday season, see old friends, meet new friends and to bid for unique auction items.

The event is the primary fundraiser for the SABC and vital to continuing the SABC’s overall mission. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to a local charity.

If you wish to become an event sponsor, please send an email to for more information.


Second Upcoming Event

Thursday, November 21

You are cordially invited to the

Young Professionals Event

Lyric Opera A Backstage Tour

On Thursday, November 21, 2019
20 N Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606

Tour starts at 5:45 pm and ends at 7:00 pm; followed by drinks for anyone interested on their own.

From the moment you enter the beautiful and impressive foyer, you’ll be in for a special, one-hour experience with an engaging Lyric docent who will give you behind-the-scenes insights into the vibrant world of grand opera. See the inside of the art-deco Ardis Krainik Theatre, enjoy an up-close-and-personal view of the orchestra pit where the acclaimed Lyric Orchestra plays, and then journey on to backstage destinations where you’ll learn about the vast array of skilled professionals who bring operatic stagecraft to life. Tours start and end in the Lyric Opera House Rice Grand Foyer!

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Registration fee for the backstage tour is only $10.
After tour drinks are not included.

Please register by Monday, November 18th.



SABC Innovation Award

In 2018, SABC launched the Switzerland Innovates Initiative. The Initiative promotes Swiss Innovation in the Chicagoland area through events, networking and information exchange. In connection with the Initiative, the SABC awarded the first Innovation Award to BIG KAISER Precision Tooling Inc. at our annual Christmas Dinner in December 2018.

The SABC is pleased to request applications for the 2019 SABC Innovation Award.

We invite all interested SABC members to email to a 150 to 250-word description (pictures and/or videos are welcome) of any innovative product or service that your organization has launched within the last 3 years that has strengthened the US-Swiss business relationship. All entries will be submitted to the SABC Innovates Initiative committee for consideration for the 2019 SABC Innovation Award.

We will be welcoming entries until October 31, 2019. The winner will be announced at the SABC Christmas Dinner on Dec. 4th, 2019.

The judging committee will consider the following criteria:
The innovation was launched by an organization based in the Midwest, that is Swiss or US, that works in close collaboration with a Swiss organization.
Did the product or service meet an unmet need?
How unique is the product or service?
What new value has been created for the end-user?
What financial evidence or market acceptance information does the product or service have to support it?



Browse photos from our past events below.

SABC Christmas Party 2009 at theWit Hotel
Swiss Day at Daley Plaza, July 28, 2009
Trip to Peoria, May, 2009
Swiss Day at Daley Plaza on August 1, 2008


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