Rockford truly is a Swedish city! At a Swedish luncheon, (takes place every month) at Stockholm Inn (Swedish pancakes with lingonberries and kroppkakor on the menu), and the latest local Rockford and Sweden news are being reported. Our Swedish-American contacts are truly key players in the Lidköping, Skaraborg & Rockford, Midwest partnership. Here architect Gary Anderson (who visited Lidköping in 2008 and who has made several crucial business and community introductions); Barbara Lunde, who generously has hosted several of the delegations from Skaraborg at her home, and done so much more; and Richard Brynteson, whom just like the others truly embraces his Swedish heritage and who recently hosted a wonderful breakfast for a visiting Tidaholm delegation. I appreciate the opportunity to share our latest on-going projects.