Recommendations are to the point and applicable, Latvian PM says

On September 24, the Foreign Investors Council in Latvia (FICIL) met with the Government of Latvia in High Council to facilitate a top-level discussion between foreign investors and the Government. The topics discussed during the High Council meeting included the quality of workforce, smart immigration, re-emigration, the education system reform, the legal system and insolvency process, reduction of shadow economy and the improvement of the healthcare system.

Demography, labor force and education - key concerns for investors

During its High Council meeting with the Latvian government, FICIL launched the report about the competitiveness of Latvia entitled "FICIL Sentiment Index". Key areas of concern identified by the current investors include: demography and access to labor; education, science and value added; legislation and government support; unethical or illegal behavior and uncertainty.

Geographically Challenged Team wins Best Chili 2015

Ieva and Steve Hertel made their Kabul Best Chili a winner at the 11th Annual Chili Cook-Off. The Albert Hotel team won People’s Choice Award for their Albert’s Favorite Chili. In addition to the contest, EUR 600 were raised in the charity raffle in benefit of our three principal charities - Latvian Foster Family Association, RMHC Latvija's Care Mobile and SOS Children's Villages.

Members: share inspiration and solutions

A group of Corporate Contributing, Corporate and Small Business members met to discuss their businesses and to provide feedback on AmCham activities. Human development, quality of labor, sustainable economic growth, attraction of the US investment, continuing to share best practices and inspiration were mentioned as some of the key focus areas for AmCham going forward.

Staying tuned on recent economic trends

Over 50 members attended the presentations about recent trends in global economy and investment sector at Nordea bank and Klavins Ellex. Afterwards members enjoyed great networking, delicious appetizers and nice atmosphere at the new premises of Klavins Ellex.

Board welcomes new US Ambassador

On September 10, the AmCham Board met with Nancy Bikoff Pettit, US Ambassador to Latvia to discuss continued cooperation between the US Embassy and AmCham.

Charting the future course

The AmCham Board held its semi-annual retreat to discuss the current strategy and the future priorities of the Chamber. The board follows closely the key priority areas set in the beginning of the year, including the enhancement of transatlantic trade and investment relationship, addressing demographic change and working to improve the business and investment climate.

Welcome new member - OnlineExpo Latvia

OnlineExpo Latvia has joined the Chamber this month. Welcome to AmCham!

Are entrepreneurs born, or are they taught?

This is a question RISEBA Marketing Professor Juris Ulmanis has asked himself frequently during his 12 years of teaching business at universities around the world.

COBALT and Borenius are joining forces

From 1 January 2016, top lawyers in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus will join under the COBALT name to create the largest full-service business law firm operation in the region.

Amber SPA nominated for Spafinder Wellness Awards

Amber Spa Boutique Hotel is the first hotel to be nominated in five categories for Spafinder Wellness Awards.

Strengthen Latvia's security by supporting National Guard

AmCham Latvia supports a campaign of the Latvian Transatlantic Organization in partnership with to strengthen the Latvian National Guard.

Among the very best in the world

Grand Palace Hotel received the prestigious World Travel Award yet again, and was awarded Latvia's leading Business Hotel 2015 and Latvia's Leading Boutique Hotel 2015. Congratulations!

Riga Lions defeat the Vitebskas Lynxes

This fall two American football teams, the Riga Lions and the Vitebskas Lynxes, met in Riga to see who emerges victorious from the Baltic Sea League regular season finale.

Citadele Group's profit reaches EUR 14.9M

During the first half of 2015, Citadele Group's profit reached EUR 14.9 million, which is a 3 % increase compared to 1H 2014.


September 2015


September had been a busy month for AmCham and we have prepared many interesting events for you in October. Just click on the links below to register! This month AmCham was represented in the FICIL High Council meeting. We also had a chance to hear recent trends in global economy and investment sector from Nordea bank and Klavins Ellex. For the 11th year we determined who makes the best chili in town. A small group of members met to share their views on our activities. Please give us your feedback by taking this Member Survey short survey!


Upcoming events


Oct 09, 2015

Success begets success

from 11:30 till 14:00


Oct 15, 2015

Isn’t €1Bn a year too high a cost for malfunctioning insolvency process?

from 14:00 till 16:30


Nov 05, 2015

Increasing economic competitiveness among government's top priorities

from 11:30 till 14:00


Nov 05, 2015

On a mission with 007

from 18:00 till 21:00


Dec 02, 2015

Spreading holiday cheer to those who need it most

from 18:30 till 21:00


Dec 10, 2015

A sparkling new production of Die Fledermaus

from 18:00 till 22:00


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