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Post-election scenarios explored

Amidst tough government formation talks, AmCham members had the chance to join a discussion on post-election scenarios for Latvia and how they may affect the business and investment environment. The event was co-hosted by Sorainen and VA Government.

 
 
The wisdom of teams

AmCham together with TeamLead hosted a training devoted to the development and management of successful teams. Members had the chance to get an insight into functioning of their teams, study strategies in handling change and conflict effectively, and identify steps to increase synergy of their unique teams. After an interactive lecture, most of the participants attended a more focused workshop to learn how to put the newly gained knowledge into practice.

 
 
What we learned from LEGO® Serious Play® workshop?

Our top-tier members had an exclusive opportunity to join the team building workshop with LEGO® Serious Play®. Coach Dirk Denoyelle is one of only 17 LEGO® certified professionals in the world who engaged us in an interactive hands-on session helping enhance teamwork, innovation and business performance.

 
 
Truth, lies and the media

AmCham hosted a discussion in Thought Leaders series with Ed Kemmick, an experienced U.S. media representative who shared highlights from his long and successful career in printed publications to starting and managing online-only newspaper "Last Best News". During an open discussion the impact of the U.S. Midterm Elections was also addressed.

 
 
Members discuss growing need for qualified labor

Members of the Labor Force Working Group came together for the 5th meeting to discuss next steps addressing the growing need for qualified labor. Among possible solutions liberalizing immigration, supporting remigration and increasing good corporate culture between employers and employees were proposed. It was decided to explore conducting a survey among members on these important topics.

 
 
Forum Cinemas joins the membership

Forum Cinemas has recently joined the Chamber. Read further to find out more about their business. We welcome them to the AmCham community!

 
 
Preparing for the new accounting law

FICIL calls to participate members interested in contributing to the new Accounting Law on February 12. If you would like to join the meeting discussing the draft law, please sign up: here

 
 
McHappy Day takes place in all McDonald's restaurants

McHappy Day takes place in all McDonald's restaurants in Latvia whole November. The aim of this day is to provide health care for children in remote regions of Latvia. All you need to do is buy a special McHappy Day charity pin (1.50 EUR) in any of McDonald's restaurants.

 
 
Become a Premium Partner of 2019!

Premium Partnership is designed to highlight a limited number of member companies offering maximum visibility, broader access and full engagement with AmCham. This program offers extended services: everything from timely sponsorship to enormous savings on admission fees. To find out more, please contact our Program Manager: evija.gleske@amcham.lv

 
 
Latvian American Eye Center turns 25 this year

Our member Latvian American Eye Center celebrates 25th Anniversary this year! During those 25 years it has developed into a well-equipped and established world-class clinic offering our services to local as well as foreign patients. Happy birthday to our long standing member!

 
 
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Post-election scenarios explored

Amidst tough government formation talks, AmCham members had the chance to join a discussion on post-election scenarios for Latvia and how they may affect the business and investment environment. The event was co-hosted by Sorainen and VA Government.

 
 
The wisdom of teams

AmCham together with TeamLead hosted a training devoted to the development and management of successful teams. Members had the chance to get an insight into functioning of their teams, study strategies in handling change and conflict effectively, and identify steps to increase synergy of their unique teams. After an interactive lecture, most of the participants attended a more focused workshop to learn how to put the newly gained knowledge into practice.

 
 
What we learned from LEGO® Serious Play® workshop?

Our top-tier members had an exclusive opportunity to join the team building workshop with LEGO® Serious Play®. Coach Dirk Denoyelle is one of only 17 LEGO® certified professionals in the world who engaged us in an interactive hands-on session helping enhance teamwork, innovation and business performance.

 
 
Truth, lies and the media

AmCham hosted a discussion in Thought Leaders series with Ed Kemmick, an experienced U.S. media representative who shared highlights from his long and successful career in printed publications to starting and managing online-only newspaper "Last Best News". During an open discussion the impact of the U.S. Midterm Elections was also addressed.

 
 
Members discuss growing need for qualified labor

Members of the Labor Force Working Group came together for the 5th meeting to discuss next steps addressing the growing need for qualified labor. Among possible solutions liberalizing immigration, supporting remigration and increasing good corporate culture between employers and employees were proposed. It was decided to explore conducting a survey among members on these important topics.

 
 
Spread the Christmas spirit!

With Christmas time fast approaching, we would like to spread joy and kindness through giving back and paying it forward and invite our members, partners and friends to support the initiatives of three principal charities AmCham has been supporting for many years: Latvian Foster Family Association, RMHC Latvija Care Mobile and SOS Children's Villages. We sincerely thank all the members who have responded so far and encourge others to consider supporting them!

 
 
     
 

November 2018

 
     
 

Welcome to our latest newsletter. This month we held two events for our top-tier members: team building workshop with LEGO® and a Thought Leaders series event with Ed Kemmick, U.S. media representative. Amidst the ongoing government formation process, our members Sorainen and VA Government hosted the Business After Hours on post-election scenarios. Next week we invite you to kick off the holiday season with AmCham, and look back at the passing year and toast to a successful 2019!

 
     
     
 

Upcoming events

 
     

Dec 06, 2018

Kicking off the holiday season

from 18:30 till 21:00

 
     

Jan 11, 2019

Steady through choppy waters

from 11:30 till 14:00

 
     

Jan 29, 2019

Why corporates engage in social initiatives?

from 18:30 till 21:00

 
     

Feb 21, 2019

Premiere of L’INCANTESIMO. PAGLIACCI

from 17:30 till 21:00

 
     

Mar 21, 2019

Welcome new Board

from 18:30 till 21:00

 
     
 

Special Offers

 
     
 

New Year`s Eve Upside Down Dinner at Grand Palace Hotel

 
     
 

Christmas Brunch and New Year`s Eve at Bocca Buona

 
     
 
 
 
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