Written by Nicole Prybula
This year’s Annual New Member Reception gathered the largest crowd yet, as almost 200 new and old friends of the German-American business community met at the GACC South Atlanta Office to welcome the new members who have joined our organization during the last year.
Sponsored by Burr & Forman, LLP, the reception, held on July 22, 2014, united representatives across the entire Southern region, from Alabama, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Georgia, to even a special visitor from the IHK in Berlin.
President & CEO, Martina Stellmaszek, introduced this year’s newest members and highlighted the very busy and exciting rest of the year ahead of us.
Among this year’s highlights was the introduction of the GACC South’s new Referral Award. Whomever refers the most members by the end of this year will win a weekend stay at a luxury resort in the Southern United States. So, make sure that any member you refer mentions your name on the application form, and let the competition begin! For more information, view the flyer here.
Atlanta’s Vice-Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Thomas Wülfing, and the evening’s sponsor, Burr & Forman, LLP, also provided welcoming remarks before guests indulged in the buffet of delicious ‘Wurstsalat’, ‘Kartoffelsalat’ and ‘Brotzeit’ platters.
Along with the traditional German food & beer was the legendary Margarita Machine to spice up the night.
A special thank you to MVI Proplant, Inc. and Star Publishing USA/ Star Consulting for providing the Margarita Machine. Also, thank you to Krombacher and Lammsbräu for sponsoring the beer.
Find pictures from the event here.