A recent online survey of members ranked AmCham programs high above average. Of all the members, 28%
or 40 responded
to the survey. 46%
of all respondents evaluated AmCham offerings high above average that is 8.2
in the scale 1-10
. Most of them said they prefer Luncheons 74%
and Business After Hours 67%
over the other types of events.
Members suggested several improvements, including more events with networking/socializing elements, internet platform for AmCham online networking, more support to FICIL and more joint chamber events, political discussions, team building events, IT startup events, events with success stories of creative persons in Latvia, events with Pan-Baltic companies and government representatives, and events with top business, cultural and NGO leaders. Most of the members preferred to hear speakers from defense sector, government officials from neighboring countries as well as success stories of local companies.
Highlights of some of the suggestions:
- Create a list of potential members who can be an asset to the AmCham network;
- Consider an internet platform for AmCham online networking;
- Encourage every member to make clear annual goals that they want to reach with their membership;
- Host a Pan-Baltic event with Baltic AmChams and lo
- Encourage members to be more active in the networking events;
- cal chambers of commerce;
- Organize more events with networking/socializing elements;
- Invite more top business, cultural and NGO leaders;
- Focus on quality instead on quantity;
- Case studies & workshops to share experience on particular subject or skill.
In October 2015 AmCham held a survey to assess the value of its existing programs as well as to obtain new ideas. To view the summary of the survey click here.