Customer Service as a Marketing Tool

“Customer Service as a Marketing Tool” Seminar

Procurement event

The Procurement Profession: Trends and Challenges

CSR Workshop

“CSR Project Design & Management” Workshop

Marchev

Miroslav Marchev, President of the Board

Start of the 4th Coca-Cola Football Cup April 24, 2015

The first match of the fourth Coca-Cola Football Cup took place in Kavadarci last week. Boys and girls aged 12 to 16 years full of energy and enthusiasm rushed the field and officially marked the beginning of this year’s season of Coca-Cola football matches throughout Macedonia. The main objective of the traditional project of Pivara […]

Member News
>35 Internships Offered to Low-Income Students April 24, 2015

Over 25 AmCham Macedonia companies have pledged their support of AmCham’s “Open a Door” program by creating at least 35 internship opportunities for students from low income households. AmCham aims continuously to gather applicants, so please help us spread the word! To apply, students must submit the following documents to AmCham’s Executive Office via info@amcham.com.mk: a fully […]

Advocacy News
Free e-Commerce Trainings from Stopanska Bank Inc. – Skopje April 23, 2015

In order to promote online payments (e-commerce), and information about its numerous benefits Stopanska banka Inc. – Skopje, in cooperation with the internet portal tc.mk over the next period will organize several free training sessions for legal entities interested to acquire knowledge and skills for selling products and services online. Electronic commerce, or purchase online […]

Member News
Promotion in Brussels of the European Parliament Credit Union Interest Group April 21, 2015

The European Parliament credit union interest group was promoted in the European Parliament in Brussels. Credit unions are financial institutions that strive to minimize financial exclusion in Europe. During the promotion, Eleonora Zgonjanin Petrovic, Director of Savings FULM Skopje presented FULM’s role in support of greater financial inclusion of people in Macedonia.

Member News
OKTA Hires Four High Performing Interns April 21, 2015

17 new students are part of the third consecutive cycle of OKTA’s Internship Program. The company continues with the program considering the previous positive practice which has brought benefits for both sides. The program enables young prosperous talents to gain work experience in a large multinational company and to obtain on-the-job training by our professionals. […]

Member News
Export USA – American Exporters Seeking Partners Worldwide April 21, 2015

Please check the May/June 2015 issue of Export USA.
Contents: Trade Shows Special Section; Health and Beauty/Fashion; Franchise; Building/Construction/Hardware; Business Services; Safety and Security; Automotive/Aviation/Marine; Industrial Equipment, Services & Supplies; Medical/Scientific Products & Supplies; USA Product Showcase;

Announcements
New SP Supermarket in Karpos 3 April 17, 2015

Skopski Pazar opened a new supermarket in its SP chain, well-known to the public by its slogan “Welcome neighbor” in the municipality Karpos, near the Leptokarija Mall. The new SP market covers an area of 600 square meters, and offers large assortment from reputable domestic and foreign manufacturers. Trying to closely meet customers’ needs, SP […]

Member News
IPR enforcement training – April 28th April 17, 2015

In honor of World IPR Day, on April 28th from 9:00 – 13:00 (Хотел Импексел 2), members of AmCham’s IPR committee will offer IP enforcement-related training to local police and market inspectors. The event will help raise the basic awareness of market inspectors and economic police to maintain attention on this area of their work, given that it is just one of many laws they help enforce.

Advocacy NewsEvents
Telecom Billing Platform Training Organized by Seavus April 15, 2015

In May 2015, Seavus is organizing free of charge training in its premises, for one of the leading Billing platform used in major Telecom companies worldwide. Seavus Telecom Division invites the students from all Computer Science faculties in Macedonia, graduated or in their last year of studies, to apply for this training and become a […]

Member News
From Heart to Heart! April 8, 2015

On Tuesday, April 7th, Sparkasse Bank announced the beginning of new CSR project, in cooperation with SOS Children’s Village Macedonia and Media Print Macedonia. “Be creative and help” is the message to all citizens to join and support the mission of sending children from the SOS Children’s Village to a summer vacation within the donor […]

Member News
“CSR Project Design & Management” Workshop April 2, 2015

On Wednesday, March 31st, AmCham hosted a “CSR Project Design & Management” Workshop with Lisa McIlvenna, Deputy Managing Director, Business in the Community Northern Ireland.  The event was officially opened by Valerie Colby, Public Relations Officer, U.S. Embassy Skopje and Nikica Kusinikova, Executive Director, Konekt. During the interactive workshop, Ms. McIlevenna offered AmCham members practical and actionable […]

Events
Mr. Svetozar Janevski Proclaimed Business Leader of the Century in the Region March 31, 2015

The president of the Management Board of Tikves Winery and partner in the M6 investment group, Mr. Svetozar Janevski received the international award “Creators for Centuries” for a lifetime achievement in entrepreneurship. This prestigious award is received by distinguished business people who are most deserving for the development of entrepreneurship in South East Europe. The […]

Member News
Cementarnica USJE’s “At Work Without a Car” Initiative March 30, 2015

As of March 25th, employees of Cementarnica USJE AD Skopje started an initiative named “At Work Without a Car”. Every Wednesday employees of USJE will be using public transportation, cycling or walking to get to their work place.  The employees that will continue to use their cars to come to work will voluntarily donate 150 MKD. […]

Member News
Apply for the AIPES Program by May 1 March 27, 2015

Are you interested in a career in international affairs?  Do you want to discuss complex contemporary issues in a diverse academic setting? Are you eager to visit Prague, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe?  If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, the American Institute on Political and Economic Systems (AIPES) is […]

Announcements
OKTA Together with the Famous Singers Call for Support of the “Chance for Life” Campaign March 26, 2015

The company OKTA together with the pop singers Lozano, Rennata Kralevska, Viktor Apostolovski and Natalija Slaveva and the children’s choir, Zlatno Slavejche, are calling all citizens and companies to join the campaign, Chance for Life, with the song “Every day is a chance for life.” The song is another activity of the campaign initiated by […]

Member News
AmCham Roundtable on “The Procurement Profession: Trends and Challenges” March 2, 2015

AmCham convened a round table discussion on “The Procurement Profession: Trends and Challenges” on Wednesday, March 4th at Holiday Inn hotel – Millennium 1 hall. This high profile event started with an opening address from the U.S. Ambassador Jess L. Baily, who pointed out that in public procurement it’s important to secure equal conditions and […]

Events
AmCham Seminar on “Customer Service as a Marketing Tool” with Barbara Operschall February 27, 2015

As part of AmCham’s efforts to promote good business practices and share experience from other countries, we invited Barbara Operschall, longtime CEO of Best Western Central Europe in Vienna, Austria to held a “Customer Service as a Marketing Tool” Seminar. The event took place on Thursday, February 26th at M6 Educational Centre. After the official […]

Events
New Emerging Macedonia Magazine on FDIs in SEE Published! February 17, 2015

In the latest Winter Issue of our Emerging Macedonia Magazine you can read about: Southeast Europe Wants a Bigger Piece of the Global FDI Pie.
Also in this issue:
– Meet Emre Kozlu, GM at PMTKP LLc., Skopje;
– U.S. Tax Reporting Rules Will Impact Macedonia;
– Personal Liability on the Rise.

Announcements
Save the Date! New SEE Regional Investment Conference February 16, 2015

AmCham Macedonia is a proud supporter of the New SEE regional investment conference organized by AmCham Serbia on September 15-16th in Belgrade. This 2-day event promises to shed new light on the region as a business destination as well as its yet-undiscovered potential.
To register please click here.

Events
AmCham Board Member Change February 13, 2015

AmCham Board member, Liza Popovska, stepped down from her Board seat effective February 1st. In accordance with Article 7.2.18 of AmCham’s bylaws, a quorum of Board members decided on February 12th to appoint Sonja Todorova, Public Affairs and Communications Manager at Pivara Skopje, to serve as a temporary Board member until the next General Assembly […]

Member News
AmCham Member Benefits & Services Offered Throughout Europe December 17, 2014

AmCham Macedonia members can benefit from activities and services offered by AmChams in Europe Network at a discount or free of charge. These include attending other AmChams’ events, organizing country briefings given by local AmCham staff and/or executive referrals.
If you are interested in taking advantage of this offering, please contact the AmCham Macedonia Executive Office.

Announcements
AmCham Signed the “Trademark Elimination Via Plain Packaging” Statement November 28, 2014

AmCham Macedonia joined 110 associations from 52 countries and signed the statement on Trademark Elimination via Plain Packaging. In the statement we are expressing our concerns regarding government-mandated trademark elimination via “plain packaging” measures. Trademark protection is essential in identifying and distinguishing products in the marketplace. The protection of such property is a fundamental tenet […]

Advocacy News
Fighting Hunger: 13 AmCham Members supported the Red Cross “Think of Us” Campaign! November 25, 2014

13 member companies and their employees supported the Red Cross’ Initiative by donating funds and goods in kind: Alkaloid, EVN Macedonia, Habitat for Humanity Macedonia, Karanovic & Nikolic Employees, Makedonijaturist, Makedonski Telekom, Makstil, Nextsense Employees, Philip Morris Employees, PwC Macedonia and its Employees, Stopanska bank, Sparkasse bank Macedonia Employees and Teteks.

Announcements
New President of AmCham’s Board of Directors: Miroslav Marchev from PwC November 25, 2014

Miroslav Marchev, Tax and Legal Services Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers Skopje was elected as new President of the Board of Directors on the Board Strategy session that was held on Friday, November 14, 2014.

At the meeting, AmCham Board of Directors members set their vision for the activities and projects to be carried out in January – December 2015.

Announcements