The Swiss Center of North America hosted a reception for Ambassador Andre Schaller, Consulate General of Switzerland in New York, Thursday April 28. Schaller was joined by Fabian Stiefvater, Head of the Swiss Business Hub USA, New York, Daniel Freihofer, Director of Economics and Finance at the Swiss Embassy in Washington, D.C. and Claudine Haeni, Advisor Swiss Business Hub USA in Chicago.
Schaller and company met with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker that morning; toured biotech Promega in Fitchburg and Emmi in Monroe.
Those in attendance were Dept. of Administration Secretary Scott Neitzel; Deputy Secretary Cate Zeuske; Beth Zurbuchen, President Swiss Center of North America; John Etter, Swiss Center Board Chair; Guy Moret, Swiss Center Board; Professor Wesley Smith, U.W. Department of Physics who works at the CERN Laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland; Professor Michael R. Sussman, U.W.Biotechnology Center and founder of NimbleGen; Professor Thomas Rockwell “Rock” Mackie, U.W. Dept. Medical Physics, Human Oncology, Biomedical Engineering, Founder of Tomo Therapy; Tom Hefty, Chairman Artisan Partners Funds; Tom Sylke Board Member WEDC; Master Cheesemaker Bruce Workman.
Nearly 200 people attended Polka for the Swiss April 17th at the New Glarus Hotel Restaurant in New Glarus, WI. Music by the Zweifel Brothers and heritage music by the New Glarus Maennerchor, Jodlerklub and alphorns all enhanced what was a wonderful atmosphere.
In four hours you raised more than $6,000 to support the work of the Swiss Center of North America through your "bid high and bid often" efforts at the 57 item Silent Auction.
Mike and Roland--thank you for hosting our event and providing not only the New Glarus Hotel Restaurant, but the music, the food, and the talented staff that kept everything running smoothly.
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When we say "YOU" are the Swiss Center of North America, we mean it. The Swiss Center is a mix of your search for Swiss roots, personal stories and our committment to make sure Swiss heritage doesn't disappear in North America.
Our work includes the preserving and the recounting of the unique stories of people who built communities with distinctive history in the United States and Canada.
The Swiss Center of North America celebrates Swiss heritage and culture. We interpret, collect and promote the Swiss-North American experience through events, social media and our belief that collective pieces of our past truly enriches our understanding of today.
Our Donald G. Tritt Library and Archives holds more than 9,000 books, magazines and other printed materials published in the four national languages of Switzerland and English.
You'll find historic records from organizations and individuals including a nearly complete North American Swiss Singing Alliance Saengerfest collection beginning in 1897.
We welcome guests from around the world and work to promote appreciation for and awareness of Swiss heritage, culture and pride.
You don’t have to be Swiss to enjoy the Swiss Center.
We invite you to explore the Swiss story to learn about people and organizations that helped built North America.