Chamber of Commerce


The French American Chamber of Commerce - Ohio Chapter is one of the multiple Chapters of the French American Chamber of Commerce founded in 1992. The FACC network was created in 1896, making it the oldest bilateral chamber of commerce in the USA. 

The FACC is a non-profit, non-political, and private organization whose mission is to encourage the trade of goods and services, promote investment, provide information for business expansion, coordinate the efforts of international agencies, and foster global understanding between France and Ohio. 

The FACC Ohio operates through a 501(c)6 corporation. The FACC Ohio manages operations and stages events. It is supported by membership fees and event proceeds. 

Particular attention will be given to opening doors, establishing contacts, strengthening relationships, and facilitating business and economic development in the following industries and support activities: 

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Advanced Material (Plastic, Elastomer, and Composite)
  • Automotive & Aerospace
  • Finance & IoT (Fintech and Innovation)
  • Food and Gastronomy
  • Health Care & Biotechnology

Additionally, the chamber is building and strengthening the sister city relationship between:

  • Cleveland, Ohio and Rouen, Normandy


Board of Trustees

The FACC Ohio is moving forward thanks to its dedicated Board of Trustees.

B. Douglas Amberman Vice President
Isabelle Bibet-Kalinyak Vice President - French Honorary Consul
Josh Knerly Secretary
Cedric Le Rouge Vice President - Executive Director
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John Marino Treasurer
Michel Nouafo Vice President
Eric Novello Vice President
Larry Nowak Vice President
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