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New office celebrated with members

Yesterday almost 50 members attended our office housewarming party. Many thanks to all who made this event special!

 
 
The journey of telecommunications in Latvia

Gatis Kokins, Chairman of the Supervisory Council of Lattelecom addressed AmCham on January 15, 2016. He offered his views on the global and local trends in the Telecommunications industry and spoke about further direction of Lattelecom.

 
 
Strategic priorities set for 2016

The AmCham Board held its semi-annual retreat to discuss the strategic direction for the coming year. Among key priority areas are the enhancement of transatlantic trade and investment, working to improve the business and investment climate in Latvia and response to demographic change.

 
 
Welcome 3 new members

Captomatic Ltd., Numeri and Law Firm Wall have recently joined the Chamber. Welcome to the AmCham community!

 
 
Call for nominations for Human Development Award

We are looking for nominations for the 3rd Annual Humand Development Award in the following categories: Social Responsibility, Education, Health & Well-Being and The Future of Latvia. The deadline for submission is February 11. The purpose of the award is to promote human development, prosperity and well-being of Latvia’s people. With the award we want to recognize the individuals, companies and organizations who have significantly contributed to human development and continue to make a difference in their communities. The Patron of the progam is State President Vejonis. More information: www.humandevelopment.lv

 
 
Latvia's economic growth expected to reach 3.3 %

According to Ernst&Young latest Eurozone Economic Forecast Latvia's economic growth this year is expected to reach 3.3 percent and only Ireland expected to surpass Latvia in growth this year.

 
 
Would you like to support Independence Day Picnic?

AmCham has been invited to host the traditional American Independence Day picinc on July 2, 2016. In order to stage a celebration like this, we are looking for in-kind and financial sponsors. While the event details remain to be fleshed out, we are looking at holding a festive, family friendly outdoor event filled with American culture and traditions.

 
 
Valmieras Stikla Skiedra expands in the U.S.

Valmieras stikla šķiedra is planning to expand its line of fiberglass and its products manufactured at Valmiera Glass USA Corp. by creating 425 new jobs at its U.S.-based production facility and investing EUR 80 million by using the company's own funds and attracting loans from lo-term partners.

 
 
Changes to Visa Waiver Program to the U.S.

Under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015, travelers in certain categories will no longer be eligible to travel or be admitted to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program.

 
 
Techs of public speaking

On January 21, about 25 AmCham members gathered to the first Business After Hours of 2016. Guests had a chance to learn about innovative tech startups and gain some significant tips to make presentations a breeze, and hopefully this event marks a start of new collaboration.

 
 
Tourism and Hospitality Working Group launched

AmCham has just created a new Tourism and Hospitality working group that will gather for the first meeting on February 2 at the AmCham office to discuss the mission and activities to be adressed this coming year.

 
 
FICIL invites to join their working groups

AmCham as an Associate member of Foreign Investors Council in Latvia, including a number of our members, is actively involved in its working groups aiming at proposing constructive recommendations to the government on a wide variety of issues.

 
 
New name and website for Dunder Mifflin

Dunder Mifflin becomes RigaReno.com with the new brand and website www.RigaReno.com. The company specializes in remodeling and reconstructing residential apartments and commercial office space.

 
 
15 commitments of GEFCO

In 2010, GEFCO reaffirmed its commitment to the measures in the agreement on worldwide corporate social responsibility that contains of 15 commitments such as fight for corruption, pay, safety, work conditions, social and environment protection and many more.

 
 
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New office celebrated with members

Yesterday almost 50 members attended our office housewarming party. Many thanks to all who made this event special!

 
 
The journey of telecommunications in Latvia

Gatis Kokins, Chairman of the Supervisory Council of Lattelecom addressed AmCham on January 15, 2016. He offered his views on the global and local trends in the Telecommunications industry and spoke about further direction of Lattelecom.

 
 
Strategic priorities set for 2016

The AmCham Board held its semi-annual retreat to discuss the strategic direction for the coming year. Among key priority areas are the enhancement of transatlantic trade and investment, working to improve the business and investment climate in Latvia and response to demographic change.

 
 
Techs of public speaking

On January 21, about 25 AmCham members gathered to the first Business After Hours of 2016. Guests had a chance to learn about innovative tech startups and gain some significant tips to make presentations a breeze, and hopefully this event marks a start of new collaboration.

 
 
Data Security Solutions in favor of sports

Data Security Solutions continues to support Latvian Bridge Federation and Latvian Darts Federation, and in particular the best Latvian sportsman Madars Razma who is winning various international tournaments.

 
 
     
 

January 2016

 
     
 

Welcome! The year has kicked off with various activities. This month we met the Chairman of Supervisory Council of Lattelecom addressing global and local trends in the telecoms industry. We had a chance to learn about innovative start-ups and gain usseful tips how to make presentations a breeze hosted by Riga Toastmasers and TechHub Riga. The AmCham Board approved the strategy for the coming year with priorities including enhancing transatlantic trade,improving the business and investment climate and responding to demographic change. Throughout the year we will be addressing these through our advocacy work.

 
     
     
 

Upcoming events

 
     

Feb 02, 2016

Members form the Tourism Working Group

from 15:00 till 16:00

 
     

Feb 05, 2016

Growth prospects of airBaltic

from 12:30 till 15:00

 
     

Feb 11, 2016

U.S. Ambassador hosts a reception

from 18:00 till 20:00

 
     

Mar 01, 2016

Indian Raja hosts a great networking event

from 18:30 till 20:30

 
     

Mar 03, 2016

AmCham selects new Board

from 19:00 till 21:00

 
     

Jun 19, 2016 - Jun 21, 2016

2016 SelectUSA Summit
 
     
 

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