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Thanksgiving Community Dinner on November 24th

24.11.2014

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18:30 - 22:30h

Kempinski Hotel Zografski Sofia, Sofia Grand Hall
How often are we grateful in our lives? Thanksgiving in the American tradition is the right time for ...
   

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Past Events & Activities

 

  

22.10.2014 Six New Members Mix with the AmCham Community

Six AmCham members were warmly welcomed by Peter Lithgow, AmCham President, Solomon Passy, AmCham Board Member and Valentin Georgiev, Executive Director during the traditional Meet new members party on October 14th, 2014 held at the Radisson Blu Grand Hotel.

   

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10.10.2014 The U.S. Embassy Presents New Officers

The American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria and the U.S. Embassy had the traditional networking reception on October 2nd, 2014 to present the key officers and members of the U.S. Mission in Bulgaria. The event took place at the Grand Hotel Sofia where close to 80 members attended the event.

   

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30.09.2014 AmCham Bulgaria Meets with BSP Representatives

On September 30th, AmCham Board members met with representatives of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) in a series of political parties’ meetings following the publication of the 2014 White Paper. The BSP was represented by Evgeni Uzunov, deputy chair of BSP, Roumen Gechev, economic expert, Atanas Merdzhanov, member of the Executive committee (Ex Co), Boris Ivanov, head of the cabinet of the Chair of BSP, and Denitsa Karadzhova, member of Ex Co.

   

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Today's News

  

Topic of the Day

22.10.2014

Code Red For High River Waters In Western, Central Bulgaria Issued

Bulgaria's Environment Ministry warns of expected heavy rains and high waters in western and central Bulgaria, code red is issued for Varbitsa river in the Rhodope Mountains, reports bTV. The Meteorology Institute forecast expects the rains to start on Wednesday evening in western and central Bulgaria. By Thursday the rains will spread across the country, Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) wrote.

   

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Politics

22.10.2014

GERB, Reformist Bloc Take ‘Step Forward’ in Coalition Talks

At a meeting that was not announced in advance, the Reformist bloc and GERB have come one step closer to а coalition agreement, according to a statement of Rumyana Bachvarova from Bulgaria’s biggest party. Тhe meeting was attended by the leaders of the five main parties in the Reformist bloc and GERB’s leader Boyko Borisov, Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) wrote.

   

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Economy

22.10.2014

Bulgaria's pension age set to be raised to at least 67 years of age

The experts from the Consultative Council on the improvement of the social security system of Bulgaria did not offer a specific age at which the Bulgarians will be allowed to stop working and go on their well-deserved rest, Standart wrote.

   

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Business

22.10.2014

Bulgaria's Plovdiv Among Lonely Planet's Best Travel Destinations 2015

Bulgarian city of Plovdiv has been ranked 6th in a list of the hottest destinations in the world to visit in 2015 which have been announced by travel publisher Lonely Planet. The company's Best in Travel 2015 defines the regions, cities, countries and best-value destinations to visit next year, Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) wrote.

   

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International

22.10.2014

Still no Russia gas deal as Europe heads into winter

With temperatures already near freezing in eastern Europe, Ukraine will hold elections on Sunday (26 October) amid uncertainty on Russian gas supplies. The situation arises after EU, Russian, and Ukrainian negotiators failed to reach a deal in Brussels on Tuesday, EU Observer wrote.

   

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Announcements

 

  

18.08.2014

#truSofia HR and Recruitment Disruptive Tech Unconference Agenda

#truSofia - the first unconference event for HR and Recruitment professionals anounces the #truAgenda: Join the conversation on 21 August from 10:30 AM @ Vivacom Art hall

   

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27.03.2014

BAPRA Bright Awards 2014 application deadline extended

Bulgarian Association of PR Agencies (BAPRA) announces an extension of the application deadline for participation in the fifth jubilee edition of BAPRA Bright Awards. Because of the ongoing great interest of the participants, application forms can be submitted online until 3 April, 2014, not later than 23:59, at www.bapra.bg/2014. Campaigns must be implemented by PR agencies and internal PR departments in the period March 2013-February 2014.

   

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Member Updates

 

 

22.10.2014

Opening Weekend for the 3rd Premier Gastronomy Festival in Bansko

The opening party will be on Friday 31 October 2014 with OREXIS TEAM – a Culinology team of 5 professionals, who approach food in a different way, blending food with science and technology. Molecular fingerfood creations and unique, exciting cocktails, paired with live music from Magi Aleksieva.

   

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17.10.2014

VMware Expands Presence in Bulgaria

VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure,has today announced the expansion of its Research & Development facility in Sofia and the creation of a new Professional Services Center of Excellence. To support this growth, VMware is adding a new 6,000 square meter office space that will allow the organisation to gradually expand from 480 employees at present, to close to 1,000 over the next several years.

   

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17.10.2014

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko Brings Haute Cuisine to Bansko with Limited Edition White Truffle Menu

For a second consecutive year, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko will surprise guests with a luxurious treat – an exclusive white truffle menu. From 24 October to 6 November, guests are invited to savour a selection of gourmet specialities made with the world’s most expensive ingredient at Come Prima Restaurant.

   

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16.10.2014

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko Donates One Tonne of Food to the Dancing Bears Park in Belitsa for the Second Consecutive Year

On 13 October, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko’s management team visited the Dancing Bears Park in Belitsa for a planned team-building event and donated one tonne of fresh fruits. The time of the visit was scheduled purposely for October. This time of the year, the bears are preparing themselves for winter hibernation and they need more carbohydrates and vitamins. The park’s staff will hide the donated food in different places so the bears can find it as they normally do in their natural life.

   

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15.10.2014

The Mayor of Sofia JordankaFandakova Opens the American English Academy In Sofia, Lozen Area

"I am very glad that in these years of economic crisis, we are making the most important investment – the investment in our children and their education," Jordanka Fandakova, Mayor of Sofia, said in her speech at the opening ceremony of the American English Academy in Sofia." At this moment 120 children, from over 30 different nationalities are being educated here... I am happy that currently the American English Academy offers a program that will give its students the opportunity to receive a Bulgarian diploma, as well as the American one," added Mrs. Fandakova.

   

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15.10.2014

Forbes Bulgaria Will Bestow Its Business Awards for a Fourth Year

Forbes Bulgaria has started accepting applications for participation in the 2014 Forbes Business Awards. The competition is conducted for a fourth consecutive year. It is aimed at encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit and good business practices.

   

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10.10.2014

Roundtable Discussion "Key challenges and ways to improve motivation in the IT sector"

Top ICT Employer 2014 When October 15th Venue: Sofia Airport Center

   

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