Events
 
Remote work & efficient operation in the New Normal

On May 13, more than 70 members of all three Baltic AmChams gathered for the 3rd Pan-Baltic webinar that was hosted in cooperation with Google Baltics on best practices of remote team management and deep dive into Google productivity tricks.

 
 
Preserving jobs and other solutions in times of COVID-19

Our 7th webinar in Connect with AmCham series were joined by almost 30 members who got answers on questions related to legal aspects - idle time, annual vacations, redundancy and more from Toms Šulmanis, Partner and Head of Employment & Immigration practice group at COBALT Latvia. In addition, Valdis Vanadziņš, General Manager at Pullman Riga Old Town Hotel shared his experience working in hospitality industry and managing to preserve jobs and sustain businesses. To view the presentation

 
 
New Member
 
Park Hotel Kemeri joins membership

Park Hotel Kemeri, a development project of a luxury wellness resort offering evidence-based wellness and medical programs using local natural resources in a unique historical setting, has joined the Chamber as a Corporate Contributing member. The clinic will be operated by a leading European health care provider with expertise in holistic solutions for mind, body and spirit. Welcome to AmCham community!

 
 
Advocacy
 
AmCham commends healthcare professionals for dealing with COVID-19

On May 14, AmCham sent a letter to the Ministry of Health thanking and commending Latvian healthcare professionals for their work during this time of unprecedented crisis, successfully containing the spread of the coronavirus in Latvia. The Chamber has emphasized before and continue to call for allocating more funding to the healthcare sector to address the immediate challenges, including ensuring proper wages to medical personnel, essential infrastructure and equipment for healthcare professionals and applicable digital solutions.

 
 
How to organize work from home?

In a recently conducted membership survey members revealed how they are dealing with legal aspects of remote work from our member company perspective. Three main areas were highlighted: work conditions, well-being of employees and legal aspects. 56% of members admitted that there should be immediate revisions in the labor legislation related to remote work.

 
 
Healthcare: today's hot topic

The healthcare work group discussed an online event on personal protective equipment, webinar with healthcare professionals, the next steps related to the Oncology data project as well as AmCham’s participation in the work groups of the Ministry of Health.

 
 
Member News
 
Digital transformation in 10 days

Microsoft annual campaign "Work from Anywhere!" has grown and transformed to a new scale - the initiative #DomāDigitāli (#ThinkDigital). 24 partners, 10 inspiring mornings, 27 mentoring sessions led by outstanding personalities and professionals for 2 weeks - these are new ideas, knowledge and skills for everyone who wants to learn or improve the integration of digital technologies in business. It is supported by AmCham members: Accenture Latvia, Citadele bank, Microsoft and Tilde.

 
 
Priva and Aranet conclude exclusive partnership

On April 29 Priva and Aranet (brand of SAF Tehnika) have entered into an exclusive partnership to enable integrated wireless technology in greenhouses. The growing interest in data and with that, the growing demand for more and new sensors to generate data is the main driver of the collaboration between Aranet and Priva. With this partnership, both parties want to bridge the gap between wireless sensors platforms and other data sources in greenhouses.

 
 
Printify among fastest-growing companies in US

Financial Times, the leading USA financial magazine, has nominated Printify as the 15th fastest-growing company in the USA, among companies like Tesla, Netflix, and Uber. The ranking highlights 500 businesses across the continent for whom innovation and creativity have paid off. Read more here

 
 
Residential market heading for a slowdown

According to CBRE Baltics Baltic Residential Marketview 2019/2020, growth in residential markets in the Baltics most likely will slow down in 2020 due to the state of emergency as almost all new construction work has been postponed. Housing affordability in Riga remains the highest among the Baltic capitals, a record held since mid 2015.

 
 
Citadele supports frontline professionals

During the first 24 hours, clients of Citadele bank have already donated 1,300 hot meals for frontline professionals, which have doubled to 2,600 meals. In addition, Citadele bank made a donation in amount of 10,000 EUR to provide meals for frontline medical professionals.

 
 
     
 

Weekly Newsletter, May 15

 
     
 

Welcome to our Weekly Newsletter. This week we held two webinars on remote work and discussed solutions for preserving jobs in times of COVID-19. We commended Latvian healthcare professionals for their work during this time of unprecedented crisis and extended support to increase funding for healthcare. Please keep sharing your best practices or practical advice for dealing with the impact of COVID-19 with other members. Mark your calendars and join our upcoming online events!

 
     
     
 

Upcoming events

 
     

May 18, 2020

Working Remotely Thru the Pandemic & Beyond

from 15:00 till 16:00

 
     

May 27, 2020

Foreign policy’s role in a post-pandemic world

from 15:00 till 15:45

 
     

May 28, 2020

COVID-19 Related Threats & Economic Impact to Businesses

from 15:00 till 16:30

 
     

May 29, 2020

HackMotion wins Latvian-American Innovation Award

from 16:00 till 17:00

 
     

Jun 02, 2020

Post-Pandemic: The Three Box Solution Playbook

from 17:00 till 18:00

 
     

Jun 03, 2020

Current and emerging issues in healthcare

from 16:00 till 17:00

 
     

Jun 04, 2020

Successful leadership in a crisis

from 14:00 till 15:00

 
     
 

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