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Board approves targets for 2022
Jan 20

The AmCham Board held its semi-annual retreat to discuss the strategic direction for 2022. Among key priority areas will be fostering trade, investment between Latvia and the U.S. and raising awareness of economic opportunities between Latvia and the U.S., improving the business and investment climate in Latvia, getting prepared for the future of work and improving health outcomes of Latvia's society.

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BAFF program welcomes new applicants

Jan 19

The Baltic-American Freedom Foundation 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 June 1, 2022 till January 31, 2023, are welcome to submit their applications by February 1, 2022.

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Empowering women in the digital world
Jan 19

Our first Connect with AmCham webinar of 2022 on diversity and inclusion in the workplace and ways to build a more inclusive culture for women in the ICT sector was joined by two inspiring women and experts Anna Andersone, Chief Empowering Officer at Riga TechGirls and Alda Zeila, Inclusion and Diversity Lead at Accenture. They both shared their internal practices and advantages of collaborration that empower women to start their journey in the digital world.

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CSR Latvia program awaits applications

Jan 17

CSR Latvia has recently announced an open call for their 9th Responsible business ambassadors program, designed to cover all topics pertaining to CSR and sustainability, targeted for both companies and entrepreneurs. The program starts on February 10, 2022. Apply HERE by February 4, 2022!

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WFFL elects new leadership

Jan 17

At the end of 2021, the Board of the World Federation of Free Latvians (WFFL) elected Pēteris Blumbergs as a Chairman and Mārtiņš Andersons as Vice Chairman. Both positions carry two-year terms. Thus, in 2022 – 2023, two US born and raised Latvians will lead the main umbrella organization for the world Latvian diaspora. Both are well known in their local communities and in the entire Latvian community throughout the United States. 

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State of American Business
Jan 11

On January 11, the U.S. Chamber’s State of American Business event brought together business leaders, lawmakers, and policy experts to discuss how competition will drive business in 2022. The Chamber specifically focused on the competition for talent in a transforming workforce, the fast-changing global economy and the 2022 midterm elections. The keynote speech was delivered by Chamber President and CEO Suzanne Clark and special guests Pfizer Chairman and CEO Dr. Albert Bourla and UPS CEO Carol Tomé discussed innovations and smart solutions that will move our country forward.  

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Setting priorities for healthcare agenda in 2022
Jan 11

On January 11, the Healthcare work group members gathered for the first meeting of 2022 to look back on 6 pilot projects implemented over 2021: Digital Health Strategy; Legal Framework for Secondary Use of Health Data; Health Data Summit, Value based healthcare approach and Sustainable healthcare financing as well as to set the priorities for 2022.

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Update and priority setting for Labor Force work group
Jan 06

Members of the Labor Force work group gathered for the first meeting of 2022 to discuss the latest activities of FICIL Labor and Education work group, vaccination certificates and vaccination for 3rd country nationals and the draft Immigration law. The group also touched upon support to STEAM Lyceum project implementation and priorities for 2022.

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Mikelis Skudra becomes a member

Jan 06

Mikelis Skudra, an Officer in Latvian National Armed Forces, has joined the Chamber as an Individual member. He has graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Civil Engineering. He was commanding Latvian Special Forces contingent in the NATO mission in Afghanistan from October 2020 to May 2021. We are honored to welcome Mikelis to our community.

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