Author: Anne Polak

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Rookie of the Year Blic Advocates with Amcham

Member company Blic has been instrumental in beefing up Amcham’s advocacy arm. It’s no wonder, the community elected the newcomer Rookie of the Year 2016. The network works on a give and take basis - Amcham gathers key issues from its members and gives them a...

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09 September
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The Active Season? What’s That?

It’s your calendar in Global Business Smarts for the next ten months. But the Active Season is also a navigation tool that will help us know what you need – and you to know where to go next.   We’ve always been very clear about our...

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24 August
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U.S. Visas – Dos and Don’ts

Applying for a U.S. visa for yourself or your company does not have to be a daunting task.   If you plan well and choose the right visa, you can expect the process to go smoothly.   This spring we had Amcham partner and experienced immigration lawyer Ceridwen Koski...

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28 July
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Is Diverse Also Better? (Or Just More Fun) Part 3

The Amcham team represents six nationalities: American, British, Canadian, Estonian, Finnish and Greek. (Over the years, we’ve had fourteen of them. And six religions. And seven mother tongues.)   According to research, organizations with more diversity in their workforce grow and outperform those with less.   Let’s hear what...

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28 June
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The 2016 Amchampion Awards Nominees

It’s that time of year again – the annual Amchampion Awards are here!   We’re proud to have had a record year, welcoming an impressive number of diverse additions to our growing network.   It doesn’t matter where you’re coming from, what matters is where you’re going. There’s one...

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21 June
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Finnish Politics Gets a Facelift

This weekend was full of excitement for political junkies, with three national parties choosing a new leader, and plenty of new policy directions taken by four. But what business impact might it have? We have Arto Virtanen from Hill & Knowlton Strategies and our own...

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15 June
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Reaching Higher with Ari Huusela

A man, his boat, and the best-laid plans. When we think of sailing, we think of sun, sea and – for most of us – sailing is seen as a leisure activity. For Ari Huusela, solo sailor and Finnair pilot, sailing is no picnic. It...

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01 June
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Guru Gives Recipe for Creating Value

Clear clutter. Reduce friction. Build capability. Channel energy. Sandy Ogg’s message is built on experience backed by research. A 30-year veteran of 310.5 billion dollar private equity firm Blackstone, he has observed and learned what the world’s best – and worst – CEOs have in...

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25 May
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Setting Up Shop on the U.S. Market

  In New York real estate, every detail has a price tag. Be it the jungle of jurisdictional, state and federal rules and regulations governing how to install electricity, to how many people are allowed in your establishment, or just finding trusted professionals to design your...

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03 May
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The U.S. Elections – What’s in It for You?

As the race to the parties’ national conventions in the United States intensifies, the election is everywhere. It’s entertaining, for sure. But is there also a professional reason a business person in Europe should take time to understand an election happening 5,000 miles away?   For us, it...

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29 April
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Globally Savvy? Now Get Nordified!

This week it’s been exceptionally easy to see where the world is going. Every company I’ve spoken with is busy nordifying itself. Let me give you three examples. I’ll buy you a bottle of sparkly if you guess the companies’ names right. A centuries-old family-owned...

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25 April
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Is Diverse Also Better? (Or Just More Fun) Part 2

The Amcham team represents six nationalities: American, British, Canadian, Estonian, Finnish and Greek. (Over the years, we’ve had fourteen of them. And six religions. And seven mother tongues.)   According to research, organizations with more diversity in their workforce grow and outperform those with less.   Let’s hear what...

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11 April
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Vision for Finland: Widening Our Scope

It’s the year 2016.   A resilient nation, full of potential, approaches its 100th birthday. There is a good number of things we’ve achieved in just 100 years. At this time of reflection, we also set our sights on the future.   No matter how you interpret today’s realities,...

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04 April