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CSR Best Practice Session

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Corruption Deterrence Info Session

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Business-University Cooperation Event

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Michelle Osmanli, AmCham Executive Director

Events
M2M Info Session – Plati Brzo June 20, 2016

Mr. Timur Shomansurov, PayNet General Manager, shared “Plati Brzo’s” story during a M2M InfoSession held on Wednesday, June 15th. He presented the first and only alternative payment system in the country operating 24/7, designed to process payments for utilities, loans, insurance, taxes, online shopping, gaming as well as local money transfer services. The event was […]

Events
“Skopsko Smooth” Tasting hosted by Pivara Skopje, Ecotip and AmCham June 16, 2016

AmCham Patrons, Pivara Skopje & Ecotip, celebrated their successful cooperation by hosting an unique event for AmCham’s Corporate members that took place at Pivara Skopje headquarters at the beginning of this week. Business partners, colleagues and friends were greeted by Pivara Skopje’s General Manager Mr. Jovan Radosavljevic. The guests got to tour the factory and learn from Pivara’s […]

Events
Meet “Plati Brzo”, AmCham’s newest member June 8, 2016

At this session, members will have the opportunity to meet the Plati Brzo team and learn more about the first and only alternative payment system in the country operating 24/7 and built around positive customer experience. The PayNet system designed to process payments for utilities, loans, insurance, taxes, online shopping, gaming as well as local […]

Events
PwC Training Academy Presentation May 20, 2016

We invite our members to join us for the next M2M learning session with Aleksandra Kuzmanovska, Manager, Audit & Assurance at PricewaterhouseCoopers on Tuesday – May 31st, 2016 from 10:00 – 11:30am at the AmCham Executive Office. Aleksandra will share: a brief overview of the PwC Training Academy program; Mini MBA Program; Certificate in Human resource Management […]

Events
Pivara Skopje and Motiva Train “Open a Door” Students May 11, 2016

As part of the AmCham “Open a Door” internship program, on May 19th, twelve enthusiastic students attended a half-day presentation by Motiva on “Marketing yourself to potential employers and generating small business ideas” at Pivara Skopje’s Educational Center. The students, from low income families across Macedonia, are seeking internship opportunities in a variety of fields, […]

Events
Cementarnica USJE Shares its Expertise on Holistic CSR Reporting April 22, 2016

Today, AmCham held a member to member learning session featuring a presentation from Ms. Anita Stojkovska, CSR Officer at Cementarnica Usje on their approach and lessons learned with respect to reporting on the whole range of non-financial topics required by the UN Global Compact. She also shared her knowledge of global trends and challenges in […]

Events
Corruption Deterrence Info Session April 20, 2016

On April 19th, AmCham held an information session on U.S. anti-corruption legislation  with international implications as well as corruption prevention programs in local companies. U.S. FBI Supervisory Special Agent, Martin E. Hellmer, presented details on the U.S. the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), while Ruzhica Panarin, National Compliance Officer at EVN, and Lidija Bundaleska, Group Compliance Director […]

Events
Advancing Business-University Cooperation Meeting in Bitola March 24, 2016

AmCham Macedonia organized an event on Advancing Business – University Cooperation  with University “St. Kliment Ohridski” – Bitola (UKLO) on Thursday, March 24th, 2016 in Bitola. Over 80 people from the Bitola-area academic and business communities attended. From UKLO, attendees heard from the Vice Rectors for Science, Student Issues and the Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies. […]

Events
Wabtec MZT Shares Expertise with Local Companies February 10, 2016

On Tuesday, February 9th, our Patron member, Wabtec MZT, welcomed a number of small to medium company owners to tour its Skopje factory and to offer free training opportunities on topics such as total quality management. The effort is well-aligned with AmCham Macedonia’s ongoing efforts to promote cooperation and knowledge transfer between foreign investors and […]

Events
AmCham 2015 Holiday Party December 15, 2015

On December 10th, 2015 we opened the holiday season with over 120 guest  from our member companies, international organizations and state institutions. We celebrated a successful year and marked our 15th Anniversary in 20’s fashion stile with live jazz music, traditional holiday food and best american drinks. We would like to thank Pivara Skopje for providing beverages […]

Events
Announcements & Member News
Skopje Firefighters Trained in “First Responder” Skills by U.S. Peers June 16, 2016

From May 9 – 19, inside the main fire station in Skopje, Macedonia, the first responder training was conducted for 30 firefighters from the Skopje fire brigade. This is the second training that LinkAcross has organized of this kind, in cooperation with the City of Skopje and the Fire Department of Skopje. Throughout the nine […]

Member News
Stopanska Banka Creates an Educational Bike Path for Kids in Skopje June 16, 2016

Stopanska Banka kept its promise to the citizens of Skopje by donating a children’s educational traffic range, thus bringing the “Drive Straight, Drive Safe” campaign to a close. It is a safe environment in which the children can learn to ride a bicycle and at the same time learn the basic rules and traffic regulations. […]

Member News
Komercijalna Banka Recognized by EBRD June 16, 2016

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has awarded Komercijalna Banka as the most active participant in EBRD TFP – Trade Facilitation Program – for improvement of the international trade in global context. The prize refers to the volume and quality of the letters of credit and letters of guarantee issued as facilitation of the international […]

Member News
Makedonski Telekom Donation to “Goce Delchev” Student Dormitory June 16, 2016

Makedonski Telekom donated computer equipment in the amount of over 900.000 MKD for the “Goce Delchev” Dormitory (State Dormitory “Skopje”). The computer equipment, TV sets, printers and telecommunication services are available for all students in the reading room of the renovated “B” block. Wireless internet equipment and packet services such as Telekom HotSpot, MaxTV packages […]

Member News
Announcing the availability of AmCham Macedonia’s 2015 Annual Report June 15, 2016

Amcham Macedonia has published its 2015 Annual Report. In the report you’ll find key AmCham accomplishments in 2015, including a summary of knowledge-sharing and networking events, advocacy efforts on policy issues over the year and year-end financial statements.

Announcements
Seavus ranked among Top 501 Managed Service Providers June 10, 2016

Seavus ranks among the world’s most progressive 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs), according to Penton Technology’s 9th-annual MSP 501 list and study. “Seavus’ ranking among the top 501 is recognition for the quality of service we provide to our customers, the continuous improvement of our solutions and processes, and the excellence we strive for,” said […]

Member News
2016 MoE “CSR for ALL” Competition Announced June 8, 2016

The Ministry of Economy has just kicked off the competition for the 2016 National Award for “Best CSR Practices” in Macedonian companies. This year, the competition will focus on CSR activities undertaken from January 1st 2015 – July 1, 2016. Again this year, the “Most Innovative Project/Practice” will be recognized. Since AmCham members are known […]

Announcements
AmCham gains a new Policy & Communications Manager June 6, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Aleksandar Narashanov is AmCham’s Policy and Communications Manager, effective June 6th, 2016.

Announcements
YOUR SMALL BRANCH-New Mobile Application of Halkbank May 27, 2016

In order to provide easier and faster access to the services of Halkbank AD Skopje, we launched a mobile application for e-banking available to all individual clients at no cost. The  immense use of mobile devices (phones, tablets) in everyday life, contributes to the idea of developing such application. Mobile application is designed to provide access to accounts and to […]

Member News
New Halkbank Branch in Radovis May 27, 2016

On 17.05.2016 Halkbank AD Skopje officially opened new sophisticated branch office located in the center of in Radovis as a result of the tendency to increase its presence in the country. Halkbank’s branch network is comprised of 34 branch offices including the new one in Radovis. All branches are completely equipped to meet the daily banking […]

Member News
Viva Јuices Draw Attention at Amsterdam Fair May 27, 2016

Viva juices attracted the vast interest from the companies of the food sector which were part of one of the most prestigious world fairs, the PLMA World of Private Label held in Amsterdam that hosted 2.400 exhibitors. “The high standards that our company implements in the production and the quality of our products were recognized […]

Member News
Draft Law on Payment Services Presentation May 26, 2016

Interested AmCham members are welcomed to attend a presentation of the Draft Law on Payment Services Friday, May 27th, starting at 9:30 in the Skopje Fair’s Business Center. The draft law was prepared by the EU-funded project, Further harmonization with EU acquis in the field of movement of capital and payments and financial services – securities markets […]

Announcements
NOVA Summer Camp and School 2016 May 25, 2016

In order for children to have a more active summer vacation, NOVA organizes a three week Summer School and Summer Camp from June 13th through July 1st, 2016. Summer School The program provides a variety of fun and engaging activities, together with an opportunity to improve a student’s English proficiency. The first half of the day […]

Member News
New Branch of Sparkasse Bank in Vinica May 20, 2016

The 28th branch of Sparkasse Bank Macedonia officially opened in Vinia at 14 o’clock yesterday. The opening ceremony was attended by numerous guests and clients of the Bank in Vinica and the eastern region of the country. Representatives of Sparkasse Bank Macedonia in their address informed about the business strategy of expanding the network wherever […]

Member News
Halkbank Invites You to Begin Cooperation for Your Business May 13, 2016

Halkbank AD Skopje posted a link on its website for cooperation with companies. Everyone interested can leave the basic information about its company and contact person. The link provides option for the companies to select how they’re interested to cooperate. After entering the required data, the company is going to be contacted by the branch office that […]

Member News
Seavus Makes Next Big Step Towards CSR and Independent Reporting May 13, 2016

With the launch of the Dot.up Media program, the IT giant Seavus officially opened the doors of the Seavus Incubator. The most important corporate social responsibility project of the company was announced on a press last week, which had a great media coverage and was attended by representatives of the international community, NGOs, media and […]

Member News
OKTA’s “Guarantee” Program Confirm the Fuels Quality and Quantity May 5, 2016

Few months ago the company launched a unique Program “Guarantee” for control of the quality and quantity of fuels at all petrol stations with brand OKTA. As part of the Program, a team of independent controllers was conducting regular and unannounced inspections. The results so far have shown stability in the quality and quantity of […]

Member News
NOVA’s PTA Organizes 10th Annual Family Bazaar  April 28, 2016

NOVA’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) organized the 10 annual PTA Family Bazar fundraising over 4000 euros aimed at improving conditions for the children and youth with impaired vision from the State School “Dimitar Vlahov” and for the support of NOVA’s extracurricular activities. The event was opened to the whole community under the motto “Equal opportunities […]

Member News
Pivara Skopje’s Launches New Beer: Skopsko Smooth April 28, 2016

Smooth and fresh, like it was just brewed Yesterday, on an innovative press conference, Pivara Skopje launched Skopsko Smooth and officially marked the beginning of another successful beer story. This beer has been inspired by SKOPSKO, as a fundamental Macedonian brand icon, with a single aim of offering new generations’ fresh and balanced beer. Skopsko Smooth […]

Member News
Pivara Skopje Partners with Municipalities April 28, 2016

Over 8.000 students will be educated for safe and healthy school days At the celebration of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work – 28 April, Pivara Skopje, for a third consecutive year continues with the implementation of the voluntary project for education of the primary school students on topics related to health […]

Member News
Alkaloid’s New Quality Control Center April 28, 2016

Pharmaceutical products are the most strictly and highly regulated category of products worldwide, and delivery of quality, effective and safe medicaments is the credo each serious pharmaceutical industry should follow. Rigorously controlled conditions for pharmaceutical production are the prerequisite for ensuring high quality medicines; hence, pharmaceutical quality control is an essential part of our manufacturing […]

Member News
Sparkasse Life – Sparkasse Bank’s New CSR Platform April 28, 2016

Sparkasse bank with a big event promoted the new platform for social responsibility called “Sparkasse Life”. In  the future, the bank will focus on sports in function of health.  “The  aim  of today’s platform is to promote the slogan Sparkasse Life as a platform and logo under which we will perform all activities of social […]

Member News
“Open a Door” to Interns from Low Income Households April 14, 2016

AmCham’s “Open a Door” program will continue connecting member companies with ambitious students from low income families this year. Our goal is to increase the number of internship opportunities offered these students, promote the value of internships in general and to highlight the important contribution our members are already making in this area. Please contact AmCham […]

Announcements
Calling university students who want to gain REAL work experience!! April 14, 2016

Throughout the year, the AmCham Executive Office staff helps university students from low income households gain access to internship opportunities in our member organizations. Students simply need to submit a completed form and evidence of their low income status, then we do our best to find an internship that suits their interests and needs.

Announcements
Halkbank Skopje New Online Application for Loans April 12, 2016

Halkbank Skopje is introducing an online application for all of the loan products. You can now apply easily and use the Spring offer of Halkbank AD Skopje for the consumer loans with f/x clause and with MKD clause with 0% processing fee until 30.04.2016. It is your turn now!

Member News
Call for Volunteers to Prepare University Students for the Job Market March 31, 2016

Could you spare a few hours to share your professional experience with university students? AmCham is seeking volunteers to speak at the Faculty of Economics and/or South Eastern University throughout 2016.

Announcements
Overview of Vocational High School Programs in Macedonia March 9, 2016

With the recent launch of at least 3 internationally-funded reform programs, vocational high school education is the focus of increased attention in Macedonia these days. With the goal of increasing company contacts and cooperation with these schools, AmCham obtained a consolidated list of all vocational high schools in the country, including the professions and educational […]

Announcements
2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley February 5, 2016

The 7th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) will be held in Silicon Valley (the San Francisco Bay Area, California) on June 22-24, 2016.  GES 2016 will showcase the commitment to the promotion of entrepreneurship, shine a spotlight on entrepreneurs from around the globe, expand access to funders and mentors, facilitate private sector engagement with other […]

Announcements
Updated Visa & Permits Guide for Foreign Nationals Working in Macedonia June 19, 2015

The AmCham Macedonia team has completed an update to its Visa and Permits Guide for Foreign Nationals Working in Macedonia. The Guide provides current and potential foreign investors with practical information on the Macedonian visa, residence and work permit application processes in plain language. We would especially like to thank Ana Todorovska at PwC Macedonia for her […]

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