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Domino's Pizza becomes a member

Dec 06

Domino's Pizza, an American multinational pizza restaurant chain founded in 1960, has joined the Chamber as a Corporate member. The company currently has 18,000 restaurants in more than 90 countries, including several in Lithuania that opened last year. The first Domino's Pizza restaurant opened its doors in Latvia at the end of 2022. A warm welcome to AmCham community!

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Swisscom DevOps Center joins AmCham

Dec 06

Swisscom, the leading telecommunications company and one of the most sustainable and innovative companies in Switzerland that shares the same values, vision and goals, has recently joined the Chamber as a Corporate member. Their ambition – to become the #1 DevOps team in Europe by the end of 2025. We warmly welcome Swisscom to AmCham!

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Christmas Charity Reception
Dec 02

Over 80 members joined this year's annual Christmas Charity reception to kick-off the holiday season, and raised €2720 to charities benefitting Latvia's children's health and well-being: Children's Hospital Foundation, Latvian Foster Family, RMHC Latvija and SOS Children’s Villages. It was also a great opportunity to look back at this year and award the most active members: Medtronic, Riga Stradins University and Skaal.

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Eco Bus, Aerones and Marine Digital win Baltic Sustainability Awards

Dec 02

Aerones and Eco Bus, as well as the maritime technology startup Marine Digital are among the winners of the Baltic Sustainability Awards representing Latvia. From a pool of over 240 applications and 29 shortlisted finalists, an international jury selected eight winners who have shown particularly high achievements in sustainable innovation in the Baltics.

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Let's spread Christmas joy this season!

Nov 30

Join our Christmas Charity reception on December 2 at Hotel Bergs and support our principal charities promoting children's health and well-being: Children's Hospital FoundationLatvian Foster Family AssociationRMHC Latvija and SOS Children’s Villages. Please consider donating to one or all of them directly or take part in the charity raffle! All proceeds from the raffle ticket sales will be evenly distributed.

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Cadence Translate joins AmCham

Nov 29

Cadence Translate, a leading language solution provider to the global business and investment community, has joined the Chamber as a Corporate member. Whether you're looking for an interpreter for your next overseas roadshow, a translator for an M&A proposal, or a transcriber for a series of due diligence calls, Cadence's language services ensure you're equipped to handle any multilingual business interaction. We warmly welcome Cadence Translate to AmCham community!

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New framework of FICIL work groups

Nov 25

FICIL, a close advocacy partner of AmCham, has established a new framework of work groups to highlight the topics that are currently most pressing for the foreign investor community in Latvia. The framework is aligned with the new FICIL Strategy and priority areas that will bring more benefit to the overall investment environment. The following topics will be featured: Energy & Green Economy, Data & Digital Transformation, Public Sector Reform, Labor Force & Re-qualification, Shadow Economy Combatting and Investment Protection. AmCham members who would like to join FICIL work groups or continue their involvement are invited to register at: ieva.melngaile@amcham.lv.

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Baltic-American Dialogue program open for applications

Nov 24

BAFF calls NGOs, public institutions, schools, universities, and chambers that are planning to invite lecturers or experts from the U.S. for the events and projects taking place in the Baltic countries to submit applications for the Baltic-American Dialogue program. BAFF will provide successful applicant organizations with financial support up to 10 000 USD dollars to sponsor American speakers on topics of mutual importance and interest. Apply by January 15, 2023!
 

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Addressing macroeconomic developments and outlook
Nov 22

On November 22, members and guests had an opportunity to join the luncheon with Martins Kazaks, Governor of the Central Bank of Latvia to discuss the global and regional economic outlook. The Governor explained the reasons for the economic slowdown that most likely will face a short and shallow recession in Latvia and emphasized the necessity to increase competitiveness by focusing on building alternative energy supplies and stabilizing energy prices, investing in education and Riga's further development. View the presentation of Mr. Kazaks.

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SOS Children's Villages receives Cabinet of Ministers Award

Nov 22

On November 22, SOS children's villages in Latvia received the Cabinet of Minister's Award for their contribution to the development of the system of support for out-of-family care, children and families as well as for supporting children's interests. The award is a great honor and appreciation for the contribution of the entire SOS children's village team - SOS mothers, nannies, social workers, psychologists and other colleagues who have been caring for the most vulnerable part of Latvian society for twenty-five years - orphaned or abandoned children at risk of losing their biological family.

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We are very pleased to be part of AmCham and are looking forward to driving innovation forward in Latvia.

Mikko Fernström, General Manager, Biogen Latvia

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