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Have your say on skills needed!

Jan 08

AmCham is conducting a survey to identify the skills our member companies require. Feedback on the training programs that companies have used for upskilling employees, both in-house or state-run is also very welcome. Please take a survey to help us prepare more specific recommendations for improving the content of upskilling and reskilling programs: HERE The survey is anonymous and takes less than 10 minutes to complete. We would appreciate it if business leaders or HR managers could fill it by Friday, January 15.

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Healthcare work group meeting
Jan 07

During the meeting members set priorities for 2021 and identified leaders and formed steering groups for 5 selected projects: Oncology data registry, Digital health strategy, Secondary use of health and social data, the Health Data Summit and Value based healthcare approach.

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Looking back on 2020

Dec 30, 2020

2020 has been unprecedented in every sense of the word. For AmCham it's been a year of transformation, solidarity and creativity. We held 58 events with 3700+ attendees, welcomed 20+ new members and introduced webinar series to exchange best practices about navigating the pandemic. We raised the level of our advocacy with 5 active work groups, promoted 7 advocacy topics. Together with our partners we co-hosted the annual American-Latvian Innovation Award and the first Riga Health Data Summit. We held numerous events together with our closest allies FICIL, AmChams in Europe and U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Thank you to our Board members, working group representatives, partners, speakers and most importantly, members for your support and dedication. We look forward to continue working with you in the New Year and wish you health and happiness!

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LightSpace Technologies joins AmCham

Dec 29, 2020

LightSpace Technologies, global leaders in multi-focal accommodating 3D AR headsets and glasses free future 3D image displays, has recently joined the Chamber as a Small Business member. It’s mission is to create key enabling technologies that visualizes 3D images, naturally accommodate human vision system and without harm to eyes can be used for long periods by professionals or consumers. We warmly welcome LightSpace Technologies to AmCham!

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Register for Digital Skills Development Program

Dec 22, 2020

As part of its global initiative to bring digital skills to people around the world, Microsoft, in cooperation with the LUMIC, ISM University of Management and Economics in Vilnius and Estonian Business School in Tallinn has created a "Baltic Digital Skills Development Program". You have an opportunity to apply for one of the two (or both) modules offered in the program, free of charge. Registration is open by January 11, 2021. Apply HERE!

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DATAMED joins the Chamber

Dec 21, 2020

DATAMED, a leading cloud-based, vendor-neutral PACS archive provider, telemedicine and healthcare software developer and health IS provider, has joined the Chamber as a Corporate member. DATAMED offers a unique multi-organization, multi-technology platform, incorporating and consolidating medical diagnostics information of various devices and formats.

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Welcome Orients Audit & Finance

Dec 18, 2020

Orients Audit & Finance, with a powerful team of specialists in the field of audit, tax, full-circle accountancy, and transfer pricing, has joined the Chamber as a Corporate member. Orients Audit & Finance has 20 years of experience in the market in 30+ industries.

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BITE funds activities of Dr. Clown

Dec 18, 2020

BITE is fully funding the association "Dr. Clown" in December by covering 500 working hours of Dr. Clowns to support little patients in hospitals all over Latvia. Currently Dr. Clowns bring joy to their little patients, especially if they have to spend Christmas time in the hospital. This need is exacerbated by the emergency situation and the circumstances of the pandemic, which have also led to emotional exhaustion for parents and medical staff.

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Citadele donates €15 000 to 3 charities in the Baltics

Dec 18, 2020

Citadele believes in meaningful gifts and this year they share with all customers and partners the joy of giving! Together with partners and clients the bank has helped brighten up holiday season for low-income families and people in need by donating €15 000 to Labdaribaslapa.lv, MaistoBankas and Eesti Toidupank.

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Supporting most vulnerable groups of society

Dec 18, 2020

Swedbank Latvia implemented a Christmas charity donation project in December by inviting their employees to participate in the distribution of Christmas donations with their vote to support three charities: the NSUS project "Angels Post", Palīdzēsim.lv project "Let's warm hearts" and the Latvian Samaritan Association with their homeless shelters in Riga, Valmiera, and Ventspils.

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Today is the key moment to demonstrate the values we share with AmCham and support like-minded businesses

Jekaterina Novicka, Partner of Business Development, Orients Audit & Finance

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