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Business Breakfast with IMF Representative Patrick Gitton

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14th General Assembly

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Thanksgiving Reception

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AmCham Holiday Party

Save the Date! Protecting Your Organization from Corruption January 22, 2015

This info session will feature Stuart Gilman, a visiting anti-corruption expert with vast global experience, who will share how company managers can proactively identify and protect their organizations from corruption-related risks. The discussion will be enhanced by local context and legal perspectives on this important topic.

When: Tuesday, February 3rd from 15:30 – 17:00
Where: AmCham’s meeting room

Events
Fitch Ratings Confirms ProCredit Bank Macedonia’s Long-Term Issuer Default Rating “BBB-“ January 16, 2015

In 2015, the international credit rating agency Fitch Ratings has confirmed ProCredit Bank Macedonia’s Long-Term Issuer Default Rating of ‘BBB-’. This confirmation is a result of the continuous support of the parent company, ProCredit Holding, based in Frankfurt, Germany, which is the main shareholder of ProCredit Bank Macedonia.  The rating takes into consideration the degree […]

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Save the Date! “Customer Service as a Marketing Tool” Seminar with Barbara Operschall January 14, 2015

AmCham is pleased to announce it will hold a “Customer Service as a Marketing Tool” Seminar with Barbara Operschall, longtime CEO of Best Western Central Europe in Vienna, Austria. The event will take place at Hotel Holiday Inn on Thursday, February 26th from 10:00 – 14:00 and cover the following topics: Team motivation & empowerment […]

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Customs Administration Survey on Corrupt Activities January 9, 2015

The Macedonian Customs Administration is running an anonymous online survey available in Macedonian only.
Please contact AmCham Macedonia if you would like us to submit answers on your behalf (to ensure your anonymity) and/or if you require an English translation of the survey itself.

Announcements
Export USA – American Exporters Seeking Partners Worldwide January 7, 2015

Please check the January/February 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;

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Alpha Bank AD Skopje – 2014 Awards for CSR Practices December 30, 2014

Toward the end of 2014, Alpha Bank AD Skopje have the pleasure to announce another fruitful year in contributing to the society and creating value for all stakeholders. Our Bank has moved on towards promoting activism for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). CSR projects and activities performed by the employees of Alpha Bank AD Skopje received acclamation […]

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Traditional Donation from OKTA for the Special Schools Zlatan Sremеc & Idnina December 30, 2014

Warm clothes for the children from the special primary schools, Zlatan Sremеc and Idnina, is the latest donation from OKTA. The company is continuing the tradition of socializing and giving gifts before New Year’s Eve for the children attending these schools. “Eight year in a row, OKTA is surprising the children from the special schools […]

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New Incubator for the Intensive Care Department at the Children’s Clinic – Donation from OKTA December 29, 2014

The purchase of a new incubator and the service of three existing ones in the Intensive Care Department of the Children’s Clinic in Skopje is the result of the second round of donation of the Campaign Chance for Life. In the Campaign initiated by OKTA and the Children’s Clinic actively participated thousands of individuals, companies […]

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GGF Strengthens Cooperation with HalkBank in Macedonia with second EUR 10 Million Loan December 22, 2014

The successful cooperation between the Green for Growth Fund, South East Europe (GGF) and Halkbank AD Skopje (Halkbank) has led to a second senior loan facility in the amount of EUR 10.0 million. The credit facility provided by the GGF enables Halkbank  – via its Eco-loan products – to increase the scope and volume of […]

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DHL Express Macedonia Won the Prestigious Superbrands Award December 18, 2014

At the ceremony of awarding the global Superbrands award, in competition with many reputable market brands, the courier company DHL Express Macedonia won the prestigious Superbrands award for 2013/14 year. This is the third year in a row that the company has won this award. Besides the jury, 8,000 customers also took part in selecting […]

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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
ProCredit Bank – Positive Experience of a German Investor in Macedonia December 11, 2014

ProCredit Bank, being the only German bank in Macedonia, was present on the occasion of the business visit of the Macedonian Government to Frankfurt, Germany. The purpose of the attendance of ProCredit Bank was sharing the positive experiences with the investments of the German shareholder ProCredit Holding in Macedonia. ProCredit Holding Germany is present in […]

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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.

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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
New Emerging Macedonia Magazine on Social Media Published! November 6, 2014

In the latest Fall Issue of our Emerging Macedonia Magazine you can read about:
– Social Media Gets Down to Business;
– Social Media Presence as Competitive Advantage, Interview with Rick Wion, Allweb 2014 Speaker and McDonald’s first-ever Director of Social Media ;
– Winning with Customers Online: T-Mobile and Telekom;
– Key Factors for a Successful Presence in the Digital World;

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Kozlu, Marchev and Projkoski New Members of the Board of Directors October 14, 2014

We are pleased to welcome the following members of our Board of Directors elected at the 14th General Assembly: Emre Kozlu, General Manager, Philip Morris, Ltd. Skopje; Miroslav Marchev, Tax and Legal Services Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd. Skopje (BOD member 2012-14, re-elected); Slavko Projkoski, COO, T-Mobile Macedonia & CFO, Makedonski Telekom Inc. Skopje and T-Mobile Macedonia.

Events
Business Breakfast with IMF Representative Patrick Gitton October 2, 2014

On September 29th, 2014 AmCham hosted the Resident Representative of the International Monetary Fund in Macedonia, Mr. Patrick Gitton. In his expose, Mr. Gitton referred to IMF’s various missions, functioning and its main challenges as global institution, with over 160 member countries from all over the world, underscoring that the IMF has evolved over the past years in order to better […]

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Dedication of “Zlatan Sremec” renovation September 19, 2014

AmCham members attended the opening of an after-school room on September 24th within the Primary School for Children with special needs “Zlatan Sremec”. The room was renovated with funds raised at the DMWC International Charity Bazaar 2014 as well as a generous contribution from AmCham member, Cementarnica USJE. The gathering was opened by the Honorary President of the […]

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Doing Business with Foreign Investors in Macedonia June 18, 2014

AmCham Macedonia organized an info session with representatives of Johnson Matthey, EVN Macedonia and Van Hool presenting to local suppliers opportunities for cooperation, and established key procedures and standards in the procurement process.

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“Life Skills” Initiative Continues with “11 Oktomvri” Orphanage June 3, 2014

AmCham Macedonia would like to recognize the efforts of the volunteer trainers who participated in our Life Skills Program for high school students from the “11 Oktomvri” Orphanage: Ivana Dojcinovska – Stojanovic and Julika Shundovska (career counseling); Harizan Mitrev (current job and career path); Biljana Jankulovska and Kalina Sejfula (financial literacy); Dejan Stojanovic (public speaking & presentation skills); Angela Kostova – Trpeska (job interview preparations); Radojka Helman Denkovska (team work).

Advocacy News
Advancing Business-University Cooperation Conference June 2, 2014

AmCham’s conference on ”Improving the cooperation between universities and the business community” was part of working toward meeting our strategic objective to encourage the business relevance of higher education programs and increase the number of internships. The event was officially opened with addresses by Ms. Michelle Osmanli, Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in […]

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