News
 
Lower personal taxes but on a tighter leash

The government decided to reduce the social insurance rate for employees by 1% to 34.09% and the plan to reduce the personal income tax to 20% by 2016 has been sidetracked.

 
 
A view from Brussels

Members met with the European Commissioner Piebalgs to discuss economic development around the world and next goals for Latvia.

 
 
Welcome 2 new members

Latvijas Valsts Mezi and Studio Hermansons have joined AmCham this past month.

 
 
Diversity of BAFF programs in the US

Apply for the BAFF programs in the US: the Professional Internship Program, the Research Scholar Program and the Baltic-American Dialogue Program until October 30.

 
 
Welcome new board member

Ingrida Karina-Berzina, Partner of Raidla Lejins Norcous replaces Egbert Boerrigter, Director of Cytec Latvia and begins her service on the Board as of October 2, 2013.

 
 
Microsoft awards best partners

6 Latvian IT companies received "The Partner Excellence Award 2013" from Microsoft Latvia at the beginning of October.

 
 
Community
 
A view from Brussels

Members met with the European Commissioner Piebalgs to discuss economic development around the world and next goals for Latvia.

 
 
Making reading fun

Happy Studio is a unique, safe and free digital world created by McDonald's aimed to engage and entertain kids and their families.

 
 
Radisson hosts a fun day for children

Radisson Blu Hotels offered a tour for children from orphanage Ziemeli.

 
 
People
 
The potential of learning

Our members EY, Exigen Services and GlaxoSmithKline took part in the education initiative Mission Possible in order to strengthen the value of education.

 
 
A view from Brussels

Members met with the European Commissioner Piebalgs to discuss economic development around the world and next goals for Latvia.

 
 
Corporate volunteerism is a win-win

About 30 NGOs and business representatives including AmCham met to discuss the opportunities for corporate volunteering and share best practices about successful volunteer programs.

 
 
     
 

October 2013

 
     
 

Welcome to our monthly newsletter. You will learn why Latvia will have more clout in Europe, who our new Board member is and how sustainable companies are making their mark on education.

 
     
     
 

Upcoming events

 
     

Oct 29, 2013

How to deal with guilt? What’s your prison?

from 18:00 till 21:00

 
     

Oct 31, 2013

Twilight Zone at Z-Towers

from 18:30 till 21:00

 
     

Nov 01, 2013

Seven chambers of commerce welcome introduction to the Euro area

from 11:15 till 14:00

 
     

Nov 26, 2013

Truth or Delusion: everything about your eyesight

from 18:30 till 21:00

 
     

Nov 29, 2013

How to solve the insolvency puzzle in Latvia?

from 16:00 till 18:30

 
     

Dec 05, 2013

Getting into the real Christmas spirit

from 18:45 till 21:00

 
     

Dec 13, 2013

Executive Leadership Series

from 08:00 till 09:30

 
     
 
 
 
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