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Welcome American Latvian Association to AmCham

Mar 03

The American Latvian Association, the main representative organization for the Latvian American community with 100 member organizations, churches, clubs and some 4,000 individual members, has joined the Chamber as a Non-Profit member. We warmly welcome American Latvian Association to AmCham!

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Pan-Baltic OSAC Seminar: Terrorist Threats and Tactics
Mar 02

On March 2, members of all three Baltic countries had an opportunity to join Pan-Baltic OSAC webinar featuring a presentation by the U.S. Secret Service’s Protective Analysis branch on Terrorism Trends and Tactics using the January 6th Breach on the U.S. Capitol as a case study.

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New leader and ambitious agenda for AmCham Health Work Group
Feb 25

At the Health Work group meeting Dita Sile was elected the Chair of the group. The work group members express gratitude to former chair Zinta Jansons who stepped down after driving the group's activities over the last two years. The work group focuses on completing five pilot projects in 2021, mainly in the field of digital health.

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Baltic RE Group joins AmCham

Feb 25

Baltic RE Group, an experienced real estate investor specialized in the creation and subsequent realization and management of value-added and core portfolios in the Baltics, has recently joined the Chamber as a Small Business member. We warmly welcome Baltic Re Group to our community!

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Suzanne Clark Next CEO of U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Feb 25

On February 9, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced that its president Suzanne Clark has been appointed the next CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, effective March 11. Clark succeeds Tom Donohue, who has led the organization for 24 years. Clark currently serves as the president of the U.S. Chamber, a director on two corporate boards, and she is a former business owner.

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Baltic-American Dialogue Program open for applications

Feb 24

The Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF) is announcing call for applications for their Baltic-American Dialogue Program. All Baltic NGOs, public institutions, universities, chambers panning to invite lecturers or experts from the U.S. for the events and projects taking place from September 2021 till end of May 2022, are welcome to submit their applications to BAFF. Apply until April 1, 2021: HERE!
 

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Navigating Through Crisis
Feb 24

On February 24, AmCham hosted an online discussion in the Thought Leaders Series for Corporate Contributing members focusing on leadership lessons ensuring business continuity. Leaders from across various industries: Reinis Rubenis of Swedbank, Dace Silava-Tomsone of COBALT, Rima Valentukeviciene of IBM Baltics and Rauls Velins of Roche  shared best practices for navigating through the current crisis. The conversation was moderated by Ieva Racenaja, Director of Riga Graduate School of Law and AmCham Vice President.

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Reshaping Riga
Feb 23

Over 70 members joined the online meeting with the Mayor of Riga who presented his vision on reshaping the capital into a better governed, greener, more sustainable and connected city offering the best quality of life. Mayor Stakis outlined his priorities: identifying corruption risks, ensuring good governance, improving traffic and housing infrastructure.

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Latest on policy issues from VA Government

Feb 19

VA Government introduces their February Policy Outlook - a quarterly report on general political and policy developments in Latvia. It takes a look at the recent changes in the government composition and the allocation of the Recovery and resilience facility funding in Latvia.

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Baltic Industrial & Investment Marketview by CBRE Baltics

Feb 19

CBRE Baltics has recently published two reports: their Baltic Industrial Marketview for 2020/2021 and Baltic Investment Marketview for 2020. The industrial space segment was able to maintain high rates of growth despite the pandemic and a shortage of core investment products drained the interest of foreign investors significantly, leading to an increasing market share for local and regional investors. 

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AmCham is a great platform for companies and individuals sharing the same values.

Aigars Milts, Chief Executive Officer of IIZI Brokers

We are excited to become a member of the family with the highest business ethical standards.

Aurelijus Valintėlis, Country Manager, Medtronic BV representative office