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"I want to offer my thanks to the French American Chamber of Commerce (FACC) for all of the work they have done in enhancing the business and economic ties between France and the United States. Both during my time as Governor and since my departure from office, FACC has played a vital role in helping forge the connections between American and French interests, connections that benefit both sides, and will last a lifetime."
-Bill Ritter, Jr., Former Governor of Colorado and 2011 L'Esprit de France Gala Guest of Honor
"As usual when visiting Colorado with a delegation from Grenoble, we were overwhelmed by how many similarities we saw in our economic environment and energy issues. Both regions have developed a pro-active development policy regarding renewable energy and energy efficiency, and address these issues on a technical level as well as trying to develop the relevant business model. I'm really positive on the fact that companies, academics and researchers on both sides of the Atlantic can benefit from our exchanges! Our partner CORA was acting as usual as a model of efficiency and care in organizing our visit there, providing with the perfect mix of the right contacts at the right level, a variety of different players, not forgetting the essential aspect of sharing great convivial moments with our hosts, and enjoying absolutely perfect weather!"
-Veronique Pequignat, AEPI - Grenoble-Isere Economic Development
"The FACC is one of the most innovative and dynamic chambers I’ve had the absolute pleasure of being a part of. I have belonged to 3 other chamber organizations and the FACC by far provides the best level of customer service exceeding expectations. Virginie , Angela and the team are consistently professional, organized, and very proactively look for ways to serve its members. Selfless in their approach, they remain true to their mission and understand the fundamentals of creating a great organization –leadership, teamwork and a positive and abundant attitude! Merci beaucoup for setting the example!!"
- Yolanda Duperret, Certified Business Coach
"One month ago, I was looking desperately for a job in order to stay in the US after my graduation. Thanks to the FACC and especially to Virginie's advice, I found a job in marketing that I am really excited about. I enjoy being part of a community linking my home-country and the US. Thank you FACC!"
- Annelise Bailly, FACC Member
"What I like the most about the FACC is that not only is it Social networking oriented but it also brings a significant contribution to the business world by creating valuable opportunities like the CORA initiative (Colorado - Rhone-Alpes Economic Development Network). Thank you for creating this stimulating environment."
-Edith Samouillet, President, Turning points, and FACC Board Member
"Anyone interested in French-American business with an added splash of joie-de-vivre will find membership both rewarding and informative."
- Christophe Aubertot, President, Keyria, Inc.
"As a Small Business member, I have found the networking programs of FACC to be both enjoyable and a great way to make new contacts."
- Didier Chaumillon, Owner, Insure-Moi
"I would like to thank FACC for the job posting service that you provide for your members. Thanks to FACC, we found a new employee who fits perfectly with our marketing and Francophile needs."
- Robin Ashmore, Director of Strategic Development, Amelie Company
"I have been to lots of these events and this one rates as one of the best.
The venue and food were spectacular." - Stephen Cummings, General Manager, Loews Denver Hotel
"First class event, very well done." - Jean-Claude Cavalera, 2011 Festival Chef
"Great wine, amazing food, excellent performances and fabulous people...Could not have been a better event. I look forward to participating next year!" - David Davis, 2010 Festival Chef
"Second year I have attended this event and it is one of the highlights of the year!" - Steve Strecker, FACC Member, 2010 Festival Guest
"Absolutely terrific event! The wine was quite varied and the food delicious. Wonderful job." - Todd R. Seelman, 2010 Festival Guest
"It seemed liked people had more fun throughout your event than at any of the other fundraising events we've seen! Good work & Good Ideas!"
- Gayle Lynne, 2009 guest
"I love the Beaujolais and Beyond event, it has a great turnout and the auction has more culture to it [than] many other events. Let's not forget the entertainment. Who else has acrobats? I have been in the Beaujolais Festival 5 or 6 times and the amount of networking is awesome. Between Colorado's top chefs, top notch wine vendors, and all of Denver's restaurant elite, the amount of self promotion and restaurant marketing that can be done can't be beat. The best rewards come from repeatedly participating in the event, both from a networking and promotional stance.
- David Oliveri, 2009 Festival Chef
"L'Esprit de France is no ordinary benefit gala. It is an extraordinary combination of exquisitely prepared food coupled with carefully selected wines, high quality entertainment & mingling with interesting, internationally-minded but down-to-earth people from our local French-American business community and beyond. It's an event to which you can invite friends and business associates, and they will likely say at the end of the evening that they can't wait until next year's gala!"
- Sybil Kisken, business professional
"The French-American Chamber of Commerce's L'Esprit de France Gala is a terrific event, which my wife and I put on our "must do" list every year. The multi-course menu and delightful wines always create a superb culinary experience, and the light-hearted atmosphere combined with fun-loving attendees at the Gala make it one of the most enjoyable events in Denver. Excellent food and wine, great auction items and the wonderful people in attendance combine to create an entertaining and memorable evening while supporting a magnificent organization."
- Ralph Peterson Chairman Emeritus, CH2M HILL Companies Ltd.
"I have been very impressed with your organization. I'm a WTC member and just recently started attending FACC events; every one of them has exceeded my expectations. Thank you!"
- Kathryn Mihalko, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney