Kicking off the holiday giving season

Dec 05, 2019
Radisson Blu Elizabete hotel, Elizabetes 73

The true spirit of Christmas is a spirit of giving. AmCham kicked off the holiday season with its Annual Christmas Charity reception. Traditionally the Member of the Year Award was presented to those members who have gone the extra mile in supporting AmCham this year. The event took place on December 5 at the Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel.

Over 70 adults and 30 children joined the event to kick off the holiday season. Guests were greeted by George Miu, AmCham Vice President, followed by Paul Poletes, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy who delivered season's greetings. Pauls Miklasevics, AmCham Vice President and Liga Bertulsone, Executive Director conducted the charity raffle.

This was the second year in a row when Member of the Year Award was presented recognizing those members who have gone above and beyond in helping build a better business environment in Latvia and facilitating the Chamber's mission to foster US-Latvia business ties and making this organization stronger and better connected. 

AmCham Members of the Year 2019 are:

- Citadele banka

In addition, we raised EUR 1360 benefitting our principal charities: Bezvests.lvLatvian Foster Family AssociationRMHC Latvija Care Mobile and SOS Children's Villages.

Christmas carols were performed by primary students from the International School of Riga.

Various activities for children were offered, including a visit from Santa, Christmas crafts, gingerbread workshop, roasting of marshmallows. All children received delicious treats from our member RED chocolate.

Members and guests had a chance to win fabulous prizes of the Charity Raffle:

• A Gift Card from AVIS: free weekend ride
• 10 tickets from Forum Cinemas
• An exclusive planner for 2020 from "I am"
• A Gift Card from Latvia Tours
• A Gift Card from Taka SPA
• 2 Gift Cards for the entire family at FIT & Lounge from Pullman Old Town Riga
• A restaurant Gift Card from Grand Palace Hotel
• A Gift Card from the restaurant Equus of Pullman Old Town Riga
• A restaurant Gift Card from Hilton Garden Inn Riga Old Town
• 2 Gift Cards from Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel
• A Gift Card from the Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel
• 3 Gift Cards from Indian Raja
• 3 Gift Sets from Cognizant
• A Gift Set from Nasdaq Riga
• 2 Gift Sets from Red chocolate
• 3 Lacoste sports bags provided by ATU Duty Free Riga

Thank you to our sponsor:



Thank you to our supporters:


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Reich Montage


We re-affirm our commitment to the values that AmCham stands for and that we share.

Kārlis Danēvičs, Board member, Head of Credits and Risk at SEB Banka

I would highly recommend membership to other professionals looking to expand their business connections.

Gundars Ziemanis, Latvia branch Country Manager, Siemens Healthineers