Austin – Nov 03 2017

Cocktail Mingle at Scandinavian Spaces with special guest Magnus Leijon

On behalf of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce AustinChamber of Commerce Austin, we would like to invite you to a magical evening in a wonderland of workspace interiors. Featuring a thrilling live reading by Magnus Leijon from his true story book ‘Off Grid’, the opportunity to mingle with key members of Austin’s social scene, and cocktails++. .
The event is free of charge.

We think you should be there.

You must RSVP to confirm your spot as this event will be capacity and only confirmed guests will be allowed in.

Sponsored by San Luis Spirits, Rentsch Brewery and Austin Eastciders.

Register via the following link:

Houston – Nov 15 2017

Please come and join us at this fun Irish pub located in Rice Village. Who is The Gorgeous Gael, you might ask: Jack Doyle was an Irish immigrant who became famous as a British heavyweight boxer, Hollywood actor and tenor.

Now H-town brings us The Gorgeous Gael which boasts an impressive collection of Irish whiskeys and domestic/craft beers, and classic bar bites, and more much. A special feature for the evening will be ‘SPICY NUTZZ”, a cover band which plays rock music starting at 7 pm.

Location details:

Date and Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM on Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Please RSVP and we look forward to seeing all of you, Venere, Shahla, and Michelle and EC family.

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Atlanta – Nov 01 2017

Hello everyone:

Please join us for the post Halloween / Day of the Dead celebrations and continue the party with our November EuroCircle Get-together on Wednesday, November 1st at Cabo Cantina. We will have a special drink menu as well as an assortment of complimentary appetizers so please save the date and rememeber to invite all your international and like-minded friends..

Hope to see everyone next week!!!

EuroCircle Atlanta

Karolina Zelenekiene, Chicago based young graphic designer/make-up artist from Lithuania

My name is Karolina Zelenekiene. I am 23 years old graphic designer and make-up artist from Lithuania. For those who don’t know, Lithuania is   a country in the Baltic region of northern-eastern Europe.  It is a former Soviet bloc nation bordering Poland, Latvia and Belarus. Our lovely capital Vilnius  is known for its medieval Old Town, a UNESCO listed historic centre.  Lithuania’s historic heritage sets it quite apart from the other two Baltic countries.

Those of you who are travelled in Eastern Europe may have heard about Lithuanian dishes such as zeppelins (cepelinai) and cold red beet soup (šaltibarščiai).

This year brought a lot of changes into my life. First of all I got married to a  wonderful man wife after 4 years together.   I  graduated from the Vilnius Academy off Arts (graphic design degree).  Lastly,  my husband and I decided to move to Chicago.

This is the first trip so far away from my hometown. And it is  not just a trip,  we are starting a new life together in Chicago.  I have never been so far away from Lithuania. I have never lived in another country more than 2 months. If I ever went anywhere, it was only  for a holiday. In Chicago we have lived only 3 months.  That means we have not gotten to know to know the city very well yet.

After we visited downtown Chicago, we decided that we want live in there one day.  We currently live in Willowbrook.

The biggest passion in my life in addition to design is make-up. It is a hobby I have had for about 3 years. It all started as I like to do make-up on myself. For my birthday I got professional make-up courses as a gift. First  I took the courses to do professional make-up on myself.  When I learned more I started doing make-up for my friends and for clients.  By the time I finished the make-up courses I had created  a logo, business cards and facebook page for myself.  I participated for unpaid photo shoots only to learn and train on new faces and get  new photos for my fan page.

Little by little my circle of clients expanded in Lithuania and I ended working almost all weekends. Some of my clients were upset, when I told them that I will move abroad.  When we came to Chicago  my husband suggested I continue my hobby.  He knows what I like –  so I started to promote myself. Right now only  Lithuanian girls come to my for professional make-up.  However,  I hope that in future I can attract other nationalities as well.  I’m very new in Chicago.  It  is always harder to start from scratch, but in time I hope so that my clientele will grow to what I had in Lithuania.

I  am happy to all kinds of make-up from bridal make-up to fashion shoots, special effects or Halloween make-up. I love Halloween as a celebration because it allows me to  experiment with special effects.


In the future I may open my own Make-up studio.
In addition of doing make-up for the clients I could teach girls  how to do make-up for themselves (or their clients).
I can not imagine my life without both of my passions – make-up and graphic design.

If would like me to help you with your make-up or design, my information is below.

Email Karolina
Instagram: karolinak_makeup and karolinadesign

Austin – Nov 02-05 2017

Make plans to see the latest and the best in Polish film at the 12th APFF,  November 2nd – 5th, 2017 at the newly renovated AFS Cinema   (former Marchesa Hall & Theater) and special screenings on November 6at the Regal Arbor 8 Great Hills.


Austin Polish Society (APS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2005 to further knowledge of Polish culture,  language, history, and arts in the Austin area.

APS has organized and co-sponsored the Austin Polish Film Festival (APFF) since 2006.  This film festival is unique among all the film festivals in Austin not only because it brings Polish feature films, documentaries, shorts, animations, and the filmmakers from Poland, but it also presents the incredible art of Polish poster and their creators, while promoting cooperation between Polish and Austin creative worlds.

Poland has a rich history of filmmaking that spans over 100 years, but it is little known to most film audiences in Texas, due primarily to distribution issues and limited promotion outside of Europe. The role of the APFF is to bring quality Polish films to Austin audiences and expand awareness of Polish arts and culture.

Chicago – Oct 18 2017

A conversation with Jean-Pierre Comte, president of Barilla America

by Italian Expo

Join us, on Wednesday October 18th, for a business talk overviewing the main trends in the American food industry.
Jean-Pierre Comte, president of Barilla America will analyze the topic and explain how the main actors in the industry are anticipating and tackling new challenges.
The discussion will be followed by a cocktail reception along with some food pairings, exclusively prepared by Barilla chefs.


Jean-Pierre Comte, President of BARILLA Americas is based in Chicago, IL. In his current role, JP is responsible for the North and South America operations of one of the world’s largest Italian food companies.

Jean-Pierre has 25 years global experience in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods industry that began at PROCTER & GAMBLE where he held positions in Sales, Trade Marketing, Shopper Marketing, and General Management. Through his increasing responsibilities at P&G he was relocated from his native France to Italy and Switzerland. Jean-Pierre joined Barilla in March 2010, where he was Vice President in charge of Western Europe, before moving to Chicago in September 2013.

He is passionate about the Consumers, Customers and Employees he has the opportunity to serve every day.

Since moving to the United States, Jean-Pierre has been unwavering in his leadership and engagement in promoting of diversity and inclusion. He is an ambassador for activities within BARILLA both locally and worldwide, as well as several Non-Profit arenas.

Jean-Pierre is an MBA graduate of NEOMA Business School (France).

Italian Expo Business Talks is series of seminars addressing the most important trends and changes across different industries, in an informal way.

The Accent of Us by Giacomo Ravo (Austin, TX)

The Accent of Us

Hello EuroCircle members and international friends!

I just launched The Accent of Us, a podcast show that highlights stories of international entrepreneurs, innovators, and professionals that moved to the United States and contributed to the economy, society, and science in the most innovative country of the world. You can listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes

Why I started the Accent of Us

During the 6 years I lived in the United States I met so many talented people that moved here from so many different places around the world to start businesses, careers, and exciting projects. I’ve heard so many fascinating stories and now I want to capture this stories with The Accent of Us and share them with the international and local communities.

Why this name?

First, let’s start with the definition of accent. The accent is a distinctive manner of expression, a distinctive mode of pronunciation of a language.

All people that move here from other parts of the world are so distinctive and unique. They are adding so much diversity to our community and bringing so many new ideas.

About Me

First, an interesting fact about me: I clearly have an accent when I speak English, I am not going to hide that.

What’s interesting is that now I have an accent when I speak Italian as well. When I go back to Italy people tell me that I have an English accent. So it looks like now I have an accent wherever I go. I grew up in Naples Italy and moved to Austin Texas in 2011 after completing a Master’s degree in Engineering Management in Florence.

In Austin I worked in manufacturing and technology companies and completed the evening MBA program at McCombs Business School. I have always been passionate about technology and the way technology improves people’s lives. I am interested in everything international and I love to hear stories of people that come from different backgrounds.

Contact info

Twitter: @theaccentofus; @giacoravo

San Diego – Oct 14 2017

Opening Reception – “Sensuality” Exhibit

theiNgallery (Negulescu Fine Art) proudly invites all fellow EuroCircle members and their friends to another amazing art event, the “Sensuality” Exhibit

Reception Saturday, October 14th, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Featured Artists:

Khalid Alkhaaby
Irina Negulescu
Julian Rason

Come celebrate with them another wonderful exhibit at this location in the heart of San Diego’s Arts District in Barrio Logan.
People, music, refreshments, and the talented artist Alkhaaby painting live with a model!!

Orange County – Oct 11 2017

Join the local Germans for an “Oktoberfest!!!”

When: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. – 10:30.
Where: Old World Village, 7561 Center Ave #49, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Discounted Meal Tickets will be Available for the EuroCircle guests at the GM table. (German Mixer)

“No One Does Oktoberfest like Old World!

Old World Huntington Beach has been host of Orange County’s Biggest Party since 1977! Oktoberfest 2017 promises to be the best celebration yet, offering authentic German Food (voted “Best Bratwurst” in California), imported German Beers, German Bands straight from Germany, an army of Beautiful Shot Girls, and other festivities, competitions, games & more. So come on down and experience the best Oktoberfest celebration in the World – Old World Huntington Beach.”


Denver – Oct 13 2017

It is time to go back to one of Denver’s nicest Event Locations! Looking forward to having great food & drinks at the Fire Lounge on the Rooftop of the Art Hotel! See you all there 😉