Chargé d’Affaires Tara Feret Erath Welcomes Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb

Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb and his business development delegation were welcomed by Chargé d’Affairs Tara Erath at the official residence in Bern to meet with current and prospective investors.  Indiana is home to 38 Switzerland-based companies that employ over 11,300 Indiana workers, accounting for 6% of all jobs in Indiana supported by foreign investment.  ...
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U.S. Embassy Bern Hosts American Swiss Foundation’s Young Leaders

On November 14th, Chargé d’Affaires Tara Feret Erath had the pleasure of welcoming the American Swiss Foundation’s Young Leaders Conference during its annual visit throughout Switzerland.  The American Swiss Foundation is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1945 to preserve and strengthen the historic friendship between the United States and Switzerland.  The Swiss and U.S. ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Welcomes Washington State Governor and His Delegation in Bern

On November 8, Chargé d’Affaires Tara Feret Erath welcomed Washington State Governor Jay Inslee and his delegation as part of an investment mission and in-depth study program to learn about Switzerland’s highly-successful vocational education system.  In her opening remarks at the investment luncheon, Chargé d’Affaires Tara Feret Erath greeted 75 guests and highlighted the robust ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Welcomes Missouri Governor Eric Greitens in Zürich

On October 20, 2017, Chargé d’Affaires Tara Feret Erath welcomed Missouri Governor Eric Greitens at a roundtable discussion hosted by UBS in Zürich. The emphasis of the roundtable with key industry stakeholders from the financial and insurance industries centered on the banking and insurance industries in Switzerland and Missouri. Governor Greitens’ delegation visited Switzerland as ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Tara Feret Erath Welcomes SelectUSA Investment Summit Participants at Alumni Luncheon

On September 28, Chargé d’Affaires Tara Feret Erath hosted a high-profile group of SelectUSA Investment Summit participants at a luncheon at the U.S. Residence.  Along with a distinguished group of business leaders, Swiss Ambassador to the United States Martin Dahinden attended the event.  The guests’ participation in the previous summits has led to increased foreign ...
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Americans in Switzerland: Meet Carly, Emma, Maria and Miro

Chargé d’Affaires Tara Feret Erath had the pleasure of meeting four American social entrepreneurs in Zurich and learning about their visit to Switzerland (photo from left to right: Emma, Carly, Chargé Erath, Miro, Maria). The four were in Switzerland to participate in the Global Youth Summit organized by the Swiss non-profit organization Global Changemakers. We interviewed ...
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Chargé Erath Remarks for Independence Day Reception 2017

Excellencies, Representatives of the Swiss federal administration, Representatives of the Liechtenstein government, Representatives of the Swiss Armed Forces, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you all so much for joining us today to celebrate the 241st anniversary of American independence. We are so pleased to welcome guests from the many facets of our engagement with Switzerland and ...
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Chargé Erath and Virginia Governor McAuliffe Meet with Swiss Business Leaders

As part of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s tour through Europe, he visited SICPA’s headquarters in Lausanne yesterday, meeting with CEO Philippe Amon, Chargé d’Affaires Tara Feret Erath, together with Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore. SICPA is the leading global provider of security inks and integrated security solutions for bank notes and value ...
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Basel and Miami: Partners in Art

On June 14th, Chargé d’Affaires Tara Feret Erath was warmly invited to a lunchtime discussion with representatives from Basel Stadt, MCH Group AG, City of Miami Beach, Basel Tourism, BaselArea and Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. President of the Government of the Canton of Basel-Stadt Elisabeth Ackermann kicked off the event with a welcome to ...
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Chargé Erath Hosts Iftar at Embassy Residence

To mark the month of Ramadan, Charge d’Affaires Tara Feret Erath hosted an iftar on June 13 at the Embassy Residence. The theme of the evening was integration and cross-cultural communication. Guests representing Swiss NGOs, educational organizations and the Muslim community engaged in a discussion touching on the importance of integration, the role of schools, ...
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Chargé Erath Visits American Women’s Club of Zurich

On June 9, Chargé d’Affaires Tara Feret Erath and Consul General Brianna Powers visited the American Women’s Club of Zurich where they discussed key embassy initiatives like investment and education. In her presentation, Erath focused on the strong relationship between the United States and Switzerland, highlighting shared values and common goals. She highlighted the Embassy’s ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Tara Feret Erath’s Remarks at Swiss-AmCham General Meeting

In remarks before the 50th anniversary Swiss-AmCham Annual General Meeting, Chargé Tara Feret Erath underscored the positive momentum in U.S.-Swiss economic ties, including the USD 100 billion annual bilateral goods and services trade and growing Swiss investment in the United States. Erath expressed particular appreciation for the Chamber’s continued efforts to deepen these ties and ...
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Swiss-American Society Welcomes Chargé d’Affaires Erath

On June 8, 2017, Ms. Debra Davatz, President of the Swiss American Society welcomed Chargé d’Affaires Tara Feret Erath at its Annual General Meeting at the Au Premier Restaurant in Zürich.  In remarks to the many guests, Chargé d’Affaires Erath outlined the embassy’s priorities and highlighted the friendship and robust business ties between Switzerland and ...
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Chargé Erath at House of Religions for Ramadan Iftar

On June 11, Chargé d’Affaires Tara Feret Erath attended a panel discussion and Ramadan iftar at the House of Religions in Bern. The dialogue focused on building bridges and combatting fear; the first panel included student representatives who shared their experiences with both stereotypes and acceptance, while the second panel included religious leaders who highlighted ...
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Embassy Officials at Lugano Chamber of Commerce Investment Seminar

The Lugano Chamber of Commerce welcomed Economic and Commercial Officer Toby Wolf and SelectUSA Investment Specialist Sandor Galambos at a June 7 investment seminar in the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland. Wolf and Galambos highlighted the United States as a premier investment destination to potential investors, noting the strong footprint of Swiss companies in the United ...
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The U.S. in the 1960s: Chargé d’Affaires Tara Feret Erath Talks to Students from Wil

On May 30, Chargé d’Affaires Tara Feret Erath visited the Kantonsschule Wil to talk to students about U.S. history during the 1960s. The students participated in a special focus week during which they gained in-depth knowledge of developments in the U.S. in the 1960’s and especially in 1967. In her presentation, the Chargé focused on ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Erath Hosts the Global Tampa Bay Investment Delegation

On May 15, Chargé d’Affaires Tara Erath welcomed the Global Tampa Bay investment delegation and Swiss business leaders at the official residence to highlight the Greater Tampa area as an investment destination. In her opening remarks, Chargé Erath emphasized the Florida region’s opportunity to build upon existing links with Switzerland and the formidable economic dynamism ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Erath Welcomes U.S. Investment Delegation

On April 26, Chargé d’Affaires Tara Erath greeted an investment delegation with the European American Investment Council and officials from the Economic Development Agencies of Greater Peoria, IL; Battle Creek, MI; Carroll County, GA; Longview, TX; Auglaize County, OH and Duke Energy as well a distinguished group of Swiss business leaders from a wide range ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Erath Welcomes Basel Stadt – Massachusetts Exchange Students

On April 24th, Chargé d’Affaires Tara Feret Erath addressed the Swiss and American high school participants in the 13th annual student exchange between Basel Stadt and its sister state, Massachusetts.  Swiss students from Gymnasium Leonhard and Wirtschaftsgymnasium are hosting students from Reading Memorial High School and Natick High School, following their own visit to Massachusetts. ...
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Chargé Erath Highlights Louisiana French Heritage Community During Francophonie Week

On March 21, as part of the “2017 Week of Francophonie” celebrations, the U.S. Embassy and the Embassy of Canada hosted a screening of the film, “Zachary Richard, Cajun Heart,” in Bern. The movie shows the history of the Acadian people, their expulsion from Canada in the 18th century and the migration of many of ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Erath Welcomes Kentucky, Oklahoma, and South Dakota Delegations

On March 20, Chargé d’Affaires greeted Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard, Kentucky Secretary of Labor Derrick Ramsey, their delegation members as well National Governors Association officials, including President Scott Pattison, at a reception at the Embassy residence. Joining the state delegations were Swiss government officials and leaders in vocational education and ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Erath Opens Model U.N. Conference

As the first speaker at the opening ceremony of the Model United Nations Conference on February 17, 2017 in the Bern City Hall, Chargé d’Affaires Tara Feret Erath talked about the Swiss-U.S. relationship, the work of the U.S. Embassy Bern, and her career as a diplomat. The University of Bern hosted the conference which included ...
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U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Tara Feret Erath Opens Visit USA Seminar 2017

Chargé d’Affaires Tara Feret Erath delivered opening remarks at the Visit USA Seminar on February 1, 2017 in Zürich-Regensdorf.  A total of 375 travel professionals attended the event which featured 54 partners and exhibitors.  Chargé d’Affaires Erath thanked the audience for promoting tourism to the U.S. and thus contributing to the U.S. economy.  She noted ...
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