Featuring members throughout 2023

Jan 31

AmCham will celebrate the importance of the Latvian American business relationship throughout the entire Anniversary year by bringing out the best stories of American and other international companies in Latvia and offering a vision into the future. Share your success stories to highlight business relationships between Latvia and the U.S. Take a look at the first Anniversary video featuring AmCham Vice President Pauls Miklasevics!

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AmChams in Europe Celebrates its 60th Anniversary

Jan 31

In 2023, AmChams in Europe (ACE) celebrates its 60th Anniversary. Established in 1963, ACE serves as the umbrella organization for 46 AmChams from 44 countries throughout Europe and Eurasia. As a bilateral voice of American and European companies, ACE works to communicate the importance of the transatlantic economy in both Europe and the United States.

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Abbott joins AmCham

Jan 27

Abbott, a global healthcare company, dedicated to improving people’s health at all ages and stages of life has recently joined the Chamber as a Corporate Contributing member. For more than 130 years, Abbott has been creating products and technologies that address some of the world’s most pressing health problems. Today, its portfolio includes diagnostics, medical devices, medicines and nutrition products. We warmly welcome Abbott to the AmCham community!

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AmCham Board sets the course
Jan 26

On January 26, AmCham Board held its semi-annual retreat to discuss the strategic direction for 2023. AmCham will continue to focus on fostering trade and investment between Latvia and the U.S., improving the business and investment climate and enhancing Latvia’s human capital. In addition, AmCham will continue to address tax policy for foreign investors in order to increase competitiveness and FDI. Sustainability, the digital economy, and greater social engagement will also be among the focus areas this year.
 

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Ways to foster a culture of giving
Jan 26

On January 26, AmCham held an online discussion on fostering a culture of philanthropy for a greater social impact. Joining were two experts Konrad Siwinski, Representative of Social Impact Alliance for CEE and Janis Taukacs, Partner at Sorainen who explained the current tax policy with regard to donations and listed some of the key barriers to greater social engagement of companies.

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How board members can mitiagte risks of liability
Jan 25

On January 25, AmCham held its first Business After-Hours event of 2023 discussing board-member liability and limitations. Members gained insight into the intricacies of being a board member, including the role's responsibilities, challenges, and obligations from members and hosts of the event Agris Bitāns, Senior Partner at Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns, and Thomas Marcadet, Senior Vice-President at Marsh.

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Fulfill a child’s dream

Jan 24

At the end of 2022, with the support of Roche Latvija, the Children’s Hospital Foundation launched a new initiative on their website, which contains a section titled "Fulfill a child’s dream". The initiative aims to involve individuals as well as the community in supporting chronically ill patients of the Children's Clinical University Hospital by making their dreams come true. The website includes information on how to donate and get involved in the realization of a chronically ill child's dream, as well as other ways to help this patient population.

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Ellex supports the art project “The Story of a Painting”

Jan 20

Ellex in Latvia welcomes its sixth year supporting the art project “The Story of a Painting” created in cooperation with the Latvian National Museum of Art (LNMM). This year’s project featured a video series of 8 interviews, which were created as an addition to the future LNMM exhibition “Demolition of the wall. Latvian Art 1985–1991”. The exhibition will be open from February 3 until January 12, 2025, at LNMM. The project depicts the processes of Latvian contemporary art during that period of socio-political changes.

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Financing and risk-sharing solutions in Ukraines’ reconstruction

Jan 19

Ukraine’s post-war recovery and reconstruction needs are expected to be extremely high – estimated at about USD 349 billion. These funds will be needed to restore public services, repair damaged infrastructure, and sustain economic activity through investments. The Ministry of Finance invited all interested companies to a workshop "International Financial Institutions’ Financing and Risk-Sharing Solutions in Ukraine’s reconstruction" on February 8 at 14:30 aimed at educating the Latvian private sector about the International Financial Institutions – IBRD, IFC, MIGA, EBRD, EIB, NIB, CEB and upcoming reconstruction project pipeline in Ukraine. Please register HERE by February 6!

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AmCham bids farewell to Ambassador Carwile

Jan 17

On January 17th, John L. Carwile, U.S. Ambassador to Latvia, held a farewell breakfast for the AmCham board and Corporate Contributing members, who expressed great appreciation for his partnership over the past three years. They wished Mr. Carwile all the best in his future endeavors, and presented the Ambassador with a certificate of Lifelong Honorary Membership.

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Roche Latvija is pleased to be part of the AmCham community.

Rauls Vēliņš, General Manager, Roche Latvija

I look forward to promoting stronger U.S.-Latvia ties and working with AmCham members to ensure Latvia is a trusted destination for international business.

John Tully, Chairman of the Board of MikroTik