About Us

Strong Foundation. Future Focused.

A Rich Tradition

The first French Chambers of Commerce abroad were established in the middle of the 1800’s and the very first chapter was in New Orleans in 1876. That chapter died out and was reconstituted in the 1970’s.  

The New York Chapter, established in 1896, was the only other chapter in the United States until that time. The French American Chamber of Minneapolis / St. Paul was officially founded in 1979.

Our Vision

In the spirit of the Voyageur, we provide the bridge for matters related to French-American business and to facilitate French-American relations. 

Our Mission

To bring this Vision to reality, we will:

  • Identify business opportunities, connections, and resources that promote trade between French, Francophone & American companies
  • Foster strategic partnerships with industry leaders, government agencies, non-profits and other European organizations
  • Support the development of our members and member companies through a FACCMN branded experience

Looking Forward

The FACCMN, an independent and not-for-profit organization, boasts a network of more than one hundred individuals and corporate members, as well as a mailing list nearing 2,000 individuals.  In addition, we are part of a national network, FACC (French American Chamber of Commerce), as well as an international network, UCCIFE ("Union des Chambres de Commerce et d’Industrie Française à l’Étranger").

Our region in the middle of the country benefits from an economic vitality, diverse and attractive markets, a highly educated work force, which makes it very attractive for new investment, especially in the life sciences and agri-business industries. 

All friends and members receive our quarterly e-newsletter and e-invitations to FACCMN events, as well as announcements for local events co-hosted with other organizations such as the Minnesota Trade Office and other international business associations.  FACCMN also offers programs and services including Business Services, facilitating J-1 Visas, and international internships.  

Our members benefit from discounts on all FACCMN events and member rates to other FACC chapters in the U.S.  Corporate members are given the first priority on event sponsorship opportunities and prominent linkage on our website.

Become a member now!

Interested individuals and businesses, members and non-members alike, who want to explore event partnership or partnering to reach the FACCMN network should contact FACCMN at info@faccmn.com.



Upcoming Events

Merci Beaucoup to Our Corporate, Small Business & Organizational Members & Partners

    • AFox Rothschild
    • AMcNeil Global Law LLC
    • AMinnesota Trade Office
    • BPack 3.0
    • BThe French Academy
    • Bistro 3.7.3
    • Cavé Vin
    • Christie Clarke Pottery
    • Cider Rhuys
    • Cirrus
    • Coldwell Banker
    • Delta / Air France /KLM
    • Duval
    • Emerson Industrial Automation
    • Falls Agency
    • Fedited
    • Fermob
    • Georges Duboeuf
    • Glensheen
    • Grand Pére Wines, Inc.
    • Greater MSP
    • Guthrie Theater
    • Haskell's
    • Icehouse
    • Lakeside wines + spirits
    • Lowry Hill Liquor
    • L’Occitane
    • Mademoiselle Miel
    • Martin Patrick3
    • Milana Stile
    • Minnesota Opera
    • Minnesota Orchestra
    • Minnesota Vikings
    • Minnesota Wild
    • Monteverde
    • Morgan & Co.
    • Nancy Christine Allen
    • Norway House
    • Patrick's
    • Paul Becka
    • Quintessential Wines
    • Saint Genevieve
    • Salut Bar Americain
    • Sapotum
    • Sika Design
    • TC2 Salon
    • Tecma Aries
    • The Wine Company
    • Tiffany Hanken Design
    • Toro
    • Valerie Lepee
    • VomFASS
    • Wakame Sushi

Contact us

900 6th Avenue SE Suite 105 | Minneapolis | MN 55414 | USA Tel. +1 612 208-7612 

E-mail: info(at)faccmn.com