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 May 1993. 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)
  • Transportation & Energy & Mobility
  • Retail & Fashion & Hospitality
  • Healthcare & Biotechnology
  • Fintech
  • Woman Leadership Group
  • French Cultural Garden
  • French Education
  • Culinary (Food and Gastronomy)
  • Greater Cleveland & Columbus Communities

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.

Cedric Le Rouge French Honorary Consul - Executive Director
+1 330-322-5072
James Trocme Board of Directors
+ 1 (347) 669 7229
Jeremy Cleron Board of Directors
440 364 8084
Sandrine Cléron Board of Directors
B. Douglas Amberman Vice President
Isabelle Bibet-Kalinyak Vice President
Isabelle Billet Vice President
+1 404-387-8319
Josh Knerly Secretary
Michel Nouafo Vice President
Eric Novello Vice President
Larry Nowak Vice President
Douglas Pilawa Board Member
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