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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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Art Restoration in the Museum supported by Ellex Klavins

Dec 17, 2020

Ellex Klavins in cooperation with the Latvian National Museum of Art continues to support the video series project "Art Restoration in the Museum" that was started in 2017 with the initiatives of "The Story of One Painting" and "The Story of One Photographer".

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Luminor bank finances creation of a kindergarten

Dec 17, 2020

Luminor bank granted financing in the amount of 350 thousand euro to the private preschool educational institution Mazulītis Rū (Baby Roo) for the construction of a new building in Mārupe municipality. The building of the new kindergarten is finished and has commenced work, enrolling 140 pupils, thereby reducing the time of waiting in line for kindergarten for many families.

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Consumer expectations rising

Dec 15, 2020

Recent report by VA Government​ on Businesses and Public expectations 2020 shows that Latvian society's expectations towards companies have increased significantly. A growing number of the population considers aspects other than price and quality when choosing products and services, including: a business’s approach to environmental protection, if they take a stance on issues important to society, if they have a clear viewpoint on various socioeconomic issues, if they act ethically towards their employees and if they are transparent.

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Selecting top healthcare projects for 2021
Dec 14, 2020

The healthcare work group members came together for a brainstorming session to discuss potential topics related to healthcare agenda for the next year. The work group identified 5 projects with the most significant impact and correlation with the AmCham Vision statement on Latvian healthcare.

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What is Latvia's plan for recovery?
Dec 11, 2020

On December 11 members had an opportunity to join an online meeting with the Deputy State Secretary and the Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Economy who shared their insights on Latvia’s plan for economic recovery.

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It's the season of giving
Dec 10, 2020

AmCham raised €2500 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, look back at some of the past year's highlights and enjoy virtual networking.

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AmCham raises €2500 for charities

Dec 10, 2020

Rather than buying a traditional Christmas card, we decided to make a donation to our principal charities: Bezvests.lv, Latvian Foster Family Association, Pink Train Foundation, RMHC Latvija and SOS Children's Villages this year. Along with donations received through our Virtual Christmas Charity raffle on December 10, the total of €2500 was transferred to the charities.

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AmCham announces Members of the Year

Dec 10, 2020

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 2020 are Citadele banka, Eversheds Sutherland Bitans, NCH Advisors, Roche Latvija and Baltic-American Freedom Foundation who have been the most active and engaged members throughout 2020 and have contributed to facilitating AmCham's mission to foster U.S.-Latvia business ties and build a better business environment in Latvia.

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Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Building a Culture of Compliance
Dec 09, 2020

On International Anti-Corruption Day together with OSAC, U.S. Embassies in Latvia, Lithuania and Estionia, FBI, U.S. Department of Justice and our Pan-Baltic sister AmChams we co-hosted a webinar on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. This event provided an overview of the FCPA and offered insights into building an anti-corruption corporate compliance program and a resilient corporate culture to combat corruption and its corrosive effects.

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Filips Klavins, Managing Partner at Ellex Klavins