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Pan-Baltic discussion on energy: How cold will the winter be?
Dec 08, 2021

All three Baltic AmChams held yet another webinar on a topical theme on the current challengee faced by the EU and Baltic energy market including a panel discussion featuring experts from Baltic States representing such companies as Valmiera Glass, Augstsprieguma tikls, Fermi Energia, Klaipedos Nafta and Eastman Specialties led by Pauls Miklasevics, AmCham Vice President. Joining as a guest speaker was Thor-Sten Vertmann Member of Cabinet of EU, Commissioner for Energy. 

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Brighten up Christmas for SOS Families

Dec 07, 2021

SOS Children's Villages Latvia, an organization providing long-term family based care for over 1200 children who have lost their parents all across Latvia, would like to receive donations of sweets, Christmas trees, bicycles as Christmas presents and/or financial donations to support their ongoing activities. You are also welcome to purchase Christmas greeting cards made by the kids and youngsters who live in the SOS Children’s Villages. 

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Caring for children's health

Dec 06, 2021

Since 2011 the Care Mobile program of Ronald McDonald House Charities Latvija (RMHC Latvija) has performed more than 1140 visits to 440 locations and provided over 47 000 medical consultations to children all across Latvia. To improve and extend their services RMHC Latvija will highly appreciate both financial and in-kind donations of services and goods. RMHC is also looking for pro-bono accounting services, graphic design and printing services as well as administrative social media services. In addition, the Care Mobile requires some repair and electrician services, furniture and a couple of portable PCs and a printer.

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Support families of missing people

Dec 06, 2021

BEZVESTS.LV, the only volunteer organization providing missing persons search in Latvia since 2009, has found 139 people in more than 1640 search operations. Despite the complicated situation caused by the pandemic, this year BEZVESTS.LV has organized up to 200 search operations, trainings for volunteers as well as introduced a new search device. Currently they are looking for a special equipment and transport that would help their volunteers to become more effective in the search operations.

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Help survivors of breast cancer

Dec 06, 2021

The Pink Train Foundation aims at ensuring professional, psychological support and physiotherapy to women diagnosed with breast cancer. As there are often long waiting lists for state provided physiotherapy, the foundation aims to provide these supporting services as soon as necessary in order to help women retain their physical and emotional balance during this challenging time. All donations big or small are greatly appreciated, so that the foundation can continue its mission of support and awareness.

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World Latvian Economics and Innovations Forum
Dec 04, 2021

This year's World Latvian Economics and Innovations Forum focused on the economic development of the capital of Latvia - Riga - and its prospects of growth. The program was divided into three thematic blocks devoted to entrepreneurship, talent attraction and real estate development. It featured numerous speakers including AmCham President John Tully and AmCham members Maksims Jegorovs of Accenture Baltics and Zane Culkstena of ERDA. To revisit the WLEIF!

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AmCham awards Members of the Year

Dec 03, 2021

The Member of the Year Award recognizes particular members who have gone the extra mile in supporting AmCham in the past year. Members of the Year are AbbVie, BAFFCognizantEversheds Sutherland Bitans, Medtronic and Roche who have been the most active and engaged members throughout 2021. Many thanks to all active members for their dedication, support and activity throughout this year.

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Bring joy to foster families this Christmas

Dec 03, 2021

The Latvian Foster Family Association who takes regular care of more than 200 families raising 502 children in different regions of Latvia, is holding campaign "Christmas Angels" and is looking for donations to support the children in foster care. As every year the Association welcomes both financial and in-kind donations to support the children in foster care.

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Ellex named the best Baltic Law Firm of the Year 2021

Dec 02, 2021

On December 1, Ellex was recognized as the Baltic Law Firm of the Year at The Lawyer European Awards online ceremony. They are honored to be recognized among the leading European law firms and also as the Baltic Law Firm of the Year 2021, keeping a position as the best law firm of the region.

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Celebrating the season of giving
Dec 02, 2021

AmCham raised €2600 at its Virtual Christmas Charity event for five charities: Bezvests.lv, Pink Train Foundation, RMHC Latvija, SOS Children Villages and Latvian Foster Families this year. Over 40 members joined to celebrate the season of giving, award AmCham Members of Year, introduce new members and look back at some of the past year's highlights and enjoy virtual networking.

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