News
 
Drupa team wins Best Chili

Viesturs Drupa and Mara Bertina made their Banditos Chili a winner at AmCham's 10th Annual Chili Cook-Off. Their secret ingredient? Love.

 
 
Be brave, angry and strong

This was the advice that Edward Lucas gave concluding his address to the AmCham community on Russian pressure.

 
 
A night at the Opera

Around 100 AmCham guests enjoyed the premiere of Verdi's Rigoletto at the Latvian National Opera and an exclusive networking opportunity.

 
 
Leaders are made, not born

More than 50 participants explored the topic of Leadership in the New Economy in the seminar hosted by Riga Business School and AmCham.

 
 
Members speak out

A small group of Corporate Contributing and Corporate members met to discuss their businesses and provide feedback on AmCham activities.

 
 
Priorities for the new Saeima

More than 120 members from the American, British, German, Irish, Norwegian and Swedish Chambers of Commerce attended the Pre-Election debate.

 
 
AmCham team enjoys golf with professionals

The AmCham team took place in the prominent Latvia Seniors Skins Match 2014 at the Ozo Golf Club.

 
 
Board meets for strategic planning and review

The AmCham Board held its bi-annual retreat to review the completion of the strategy and goals for this year and to discuss the future priorities for the Chamber.

 
 
Beloved City

Diatom Art hosted an inspiring evening for more than 50 guests to celebrate the launch of their second book Beloved City at their Art Gallery.

 
 
Welcome 3 new members

Cabot Latvia, DEAC and Austris Arbergs have joined the Chamber this month. Welcome to the AmCham community!

 
 
KPMG celebrates 20 years in Latvia

KPMG was founded in Latvia in 1994, initially supported by KPMG in Sweden. Today they are part of international's network of member firms in 155 countries worldwide.

 
 
BQ Baltic magazine launches BQ Breakfast

From January 2015 BQ Baltic magazine will publish weekly newsletter BQ Breakfast. It will include the news from around the Baltic States. You may start signing up for this edition now.

 
 
Diatom Enterprises turns 10

50 software developers, 6 marketing staff and 15 support staff of Diatom Enterprises provide services to many foreign corporations with a majority in the United States through the offices in Palm Harbor Florida and Riga.

 
 
A loving home for every child

SOS Villages have become loving home for 250 children, aged 4 to 18. But there are still around 2000 children in Latvia who live in orphanages. How can we help them?

 
 
Cemex has new Chairman

Graham Russell has become the new Chairman of the Board of CEMEX Latvia and CEMEX CEO Baltic States, Finland and Russia.

 
 
Internship program in the US

Apply for the BAFF programs in the U.S.! The programs of Professional Internship, Scholarship, Research Scholarship and Baltic-American Dialogue are expecting applications until April 2.

 
 
New management at FICIL

FICIL elected Zlata Elksniņa-Zascirinska of PwC as its new Chairperson until the next Annual General Meeting. AmCham representative Ivars Slokenbergs was elected as one of Vice Chairmen.

 
 
Happy 20th Anniversary Latvian Foster Family Association!

From 20 families it represented in 1994, the Latvian Foster Family Association has grown into much larger organization, made up of 170 families with 350 children today.

 
 
Positive growth for Baltic economies amid challenges

For the 6th consecutive year more than 70 members of 5 Chambers met at the Nordea bank to discuss the economic outlook for Latvia.

 
 
CBRE grows in the Baltics

CBRE has added additional service lines and now offers agency, management and valuation services related to Retail, Offices or Industrial.

 
 
Grand Palace Hotel launches new design

The prestigious 5-star hotel - Grand Palace Hotel launches new interior design for all 56 rooms and suites.

 
 
Community
 
Drupa team wins Best Chili

Viesturs Drupa and Mara Bertina made their Banditos Chili a winner at AmCham's 10th Annual Chili Cook-Off. Their secret ingredient? Love.

 
 
Be brave, angry and strong

This was the advice that Edward Lucas gave concluding his address to the AmCham community on Russian pressure.

 
 
A night at the Opera

Around 100 AmCham guests enjoyed the premiere of Verdi's Rigoletto at the Latvian National Opera and an exclusive networking opportunity.

 
 
Leaders are made, not born

More than 50 participants explored the topic of Leadership in the New Economy in the seminar hosted by Riga Business School and AmCham.

 
 
Members speak out

A small group of Corporate Contributing and Corporate members met to discuss their businesses and provide feedback on AmCham activities.

 
 
Priorities for the new Saeima

More than 120 members from the American, British, German, Irish, Norwegian and Swedish Chambers of Commerce attended the Pre-Election debate.

 
 
Beloved City

Diatom Art hosted an inspiring evening for more than 50 guests to celebrate the launch of their second book Beloved City at their Art Gallery.

 
 
Coca-Cola named industry leader in the DJSI

Today, Coca-Cola HBC AG has been named the industry leader amongst beverage companies in the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices.

 
 
Positive growth for Baltic economies amid challenges

For the 6th consecutive year more than 70 members of 5 Chambers met at the Nordea bank to discuss the economic outlook for Latvia.

 
 
     
 

September 2014

 
     
 

Welcome to our September newsletter. This month has been super busy for AmCham Latvia with a record number of events. We had a chance to meet with the Senior Editor of the “Economist” Edward Lucas, discussed priorities of the next Parliament and explored the topic of Leadership in the New Economy. We also had an exclusive networking opportunity at our 2nd Opera Night and got introduced to the new photo book of Diatom Art.

 
     
     
 

Upcoming events

 
     

Oct 16, 2014

What to expect after the election

from 11:30 till 14:00

 
     

Oct 21, 2014

Change is all around

from 15:00 till 17:00

 
     

Oct 22, 2014

Executive Leadership Series

from 08:00 till 09:30

 
     

Oct 23, 2014

The new face of Grand Palace Hotel

from 18:30 till 21:00

 
     

Oct 29, 2014

Hotel Bergs reaps laurels again

from 18:30 till 21:00

 
     

Nov 27, 2014

Riding a roller coaster and hiking in the Alps

from 18:30 till 21:00

 
     

Dec 05, 2014

Getting into Christmas spirit

from 18:30 till 21:00

 
     
 

Special Offers

 
     
 

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Attend our member events!

 
     
 

Sunday brunches at Baltic Beach Hotel

 
     
 

Foreign language courses at Skrivanek

 
     
 

Translation services with 15% discount

 
     
 

15% discount on business security services

 
     
 

Special offer for furnished offices

 
     
 

10% discount from a la carte at Restaurant Bestsellers

 
     
 
 
 
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