THE COMPOSITION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
In 2022, the Board has consisted of the following members:
Chairman Bo Segersson, Vice Chairman Cecilia Andersson, Secretary Henrik Berggren, Treasurer Jörgen Folkesson, other members Liselott Jarkman, Cecilia Hakeberg and Karin Sjögren.
Alternate Nathalie Carling.
Co-opted: Sven Rydell (Head of Industry and Commerce, Municipality of Jönköping).
THE WORK OF THE MANAGEMENT BOARD
So finally, the pandemic has released its grip and we have been able to return to more normal operations. The Board’s work has been constructive and inspiring. During the year, the Board held eight physical meetings.
During the year, there were 57 members, of which 48 were full members, 4 were associations and 7 were supporters.
GENUINE BORDERLAND CANDY CANES
Like Champagne, Äkta Gränna Polkagrisar now has a protected geographical indication after many years of intensive work in the Polkagris group. All local bakers can now stand tall and feel proud of their craft and profession. The incident had a major media impact.
During the year, GNF’s establishment group continued to work on proposals for a master plan for Gränna, where the focus has been on opening up land for new construction of housing, offices and infrastructure. The group has had continued dialog with project manager Stefan Lind for the master plans and Jönköping’s city architect Bengt Carlsson. The message the Establishment Group has conveyed to the municipality is the importance of the possibility of new construction of more homes and businesses and that a new road/street is built from the southern entrance down to the harbor. Moving the current industrial area up to Jorstorp is also part of the plan. The establishment group has had and will continue to have a dialog/meetings with the municipality’s project manager for the master plan. The group consisted of Anders Roman, Mattias Carlsson, Daniel Alm, Henrik Johansson and Bo Segersson.
FOOD AROUND THE ALLEY
During the Ascension weekend, the first real event Mat runt Gränna took place.
Around 30 participants opened their businesses to the public.
The evaluation was very positive from both participants and visitors. Mat runt Gränna, which is a concept with various events, has been financed with participation fees of SEK 33 500 and a grant from the municipality of SEK 163 000. Gränna Näringslivsförening owns the concept and contributes with administration and bookkeeping. In December, Cecilia Hakeberg was elected as the new project manager.
CITY GROUP/MEMBER GROUP
The member group in Gränna näringsliv took a new approach to the association’s autumn meeting and organized a party at Gyllene Uttern. Great company, good food and drink and a turn on the dance floor sum up this pleasant evening that will return in October 2023.
NEW CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
After several years of work to acquire a new Christmas light for Gränna city, a first step has now been completed. The square along Brahegatan has been fitted with a new Christmas lighting installation created exclusively for Gränna. Gränna Näringslivsförening and the municipality have shared the cost, with Gränna Näringslivsförening contributing SEK 50,000.
This year’s Christmas display on 4 December, organized by the city group, was highly appreciated. The town was filled with visitors and people from Gränna shopping for local delicacies, crafts, lottery tickets and other Christmas items. There were many satisfied visitors and exhibitors.