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The French-American Business Awards Return to the West Coast

California entrepreneurs take note! The 4th French-American Business Awards (FABA) will take place in San Francisco on May 25. Applications for the Start-up of the Year Award will be open until April 23. Created in 2013 by the French-American Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco (FACCSF), the French-American Business Awards (FABA) is an annual competition which rewards francophone businesses and...

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Jacques Torres Inaugurates his Chocolate Museum in New York

Choco-Story is the very first chocolate museum in New York, and opened in the SoHo neighborhood on March 7. Founded by French chocolatier Jacques Torres, the new institution looks back over the history of cacao. A Mayan manuscript sits proudly in a showcase. The artifact is a reproduction of an original codex dating back to pre-Columbian societies in the third...

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Maison Kayser Continues its Conquest of the United States

The Maison Kayser French bakery chain opened its 11th New York site on March 15 in the Manhattan’s Midtown neighborhood. Needless to say, the company is continuing to convert Americans to the art of good bread, and is now working on new openings in Miami and Los Angeles.  It is midday in New York, and customers are bustling into the...

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Corruption Decreases in France Thanks to the Americans

A French aircraft manufacturer based in the United States once drew my attention to the fact that corruption is decreasing all over the world, including in France, thanks to the American justice system. Some 50 years ago, the sale of a French aircraft in India would have implied the payment of obscure commissions and various bribes, costing Indian officials up...

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Applications Are Open for the FAEA Award

Young entrepreneurs, this is for you! You have until March 24 to apply for the French-American Entrepreneurship Award, an annual startup competition recognizing French entrepreneurs launching businesses in the United States. Applications are open to company founders who are 35 or less, who have been in business for three years or less, and who are fluent in both French and English. Eligible entries...

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Black Crows, French Skis Hit the American Slopes

The Chamonix-based French ski brand Black Crows was launched in western American resorts in winter 2015, and is continuing to flourish in the United States. Buoyed by the freeride skiing trend, these French skis are now available in 65 American outlets from Park City (Utah) to New York. Whether “freeride” in English or hors-piste and ski extrême in French, the objective remains...

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Maison Kayser: Making Artisan Bread on a Large Scale

The opening of ten Kayser stores in New York in five years confirms Americans' interest in quality bread. For the chain of high-end French bakeries, which has to deliver the same bread as it does in Paris using different American ingredients, the stakes are high. It's four o’clock in the morning in New York. A smell of warm bread wafts through Greenwich Street...

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Blue Skies for French Aircraft in Alabama

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus opened its first assembly plant in the United States in September 2015. This symbolic arrival in a place historically home by its competitor Boeing is set to meet a quickly increasing demand from the American market. We went to the town of Mobile, Alabama, to find out more. The former military base in Mobile is now...