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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
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5 Ways to Make Helsinki a Hub for HQs

How do you measure the economic importance of a city? One widely-accepted metric is a city’s ability to attract global and regional headquarters. Compared to other Nordic countries, Finland is trailing behind, but not for lack of potential. Here are five ways the Amcham community...

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30 March

New Board – Terrific Competencies

The ten-year-old Amcham Finland community can once more boast a new exciting cadre of leaders.   Nine individuals representing nine member companies will take charge of Amcham’s strategic stewardship and give their expertise to the benefit of the community for the next two years.   We are very proud...

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18 March

Is Diverse Also Better? (Or Just More Fun) Part 1

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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10 March

The Blocks Are There. Now Build.

Get a ride, find a place to sleep, listen to some music. Trivial? Definitely. And often a basis for a successful, ground-breaking business plan.   The key is to spot and develop a mundane need into a scalable business. It’s now easier than ever.   The cloud is full...

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07 March

Share Your Vision

We believe in openness, so let’s let air in.   Things could be better.   Not too long ago, the air was filled with optimism. The drive for internationalization in Finland and the greater Nordics was palpable. Was that just a phase? Are we allowing ourselves to get...

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19 February

Finland: Defence in Extreme Conditions

Finland’s unique geography has shaped the way Finnish defence has and continues to develop. Here are some key facts that help illustrate how the country is so well-positioned.   Be a part of the Defence Industry Dialogue to secure your place in the conversation. For more...

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09 February

More sales. Less stress.

With B2B sales becoming more fiercely competitive, businesses are forced to look for ways to improve their sales teams’ proficiency and efficiency. By any means necessary? Sales seminars and week-long training sessions have gone the way of the door-to-door salesman. With the ushering in of the...

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16 December

Three things to know about car-sharing

The Amcham team now has a “company car.” More precisely, we in the team have started to share a car provided by Hertz between us.  Is there something that would be useful for everyone to know about car-sharing? We asked Jaakko Haikonen, Director of Car...

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14 December

Protecting code is the new must

Imagine building a company and working on its brand and product for years only to notice that someone has replicated your business. According to an Estonian company Checktocashup, counterfeiting is a bigger problem than ever before. As reported by Industryweek, one of every ten technology products...

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30 November

An Unforgettable 10th Birthday Bash

We just celebrated our tenth birthday last week. Man, it felt good!   The past ten years have brought tribulations but also successes. It has been a decade of milestones, adventures and memories. We can hardly wait to see what the future holds for this vibrant, warm...

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18 November
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Welcome to Slush 2015!

1,700 startups, 700 investors and 200 speakers. Those are Slush 2015’s impressive numbers.   The growth, hype and buzz surrounding Slush nowadays is outstanding. Helsinki’s annual Slush event is gaining tons of media attention and drawing more international investors each year.   Just last evening, our Launchpad USA program...

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12 November
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Get the Edge – Improve Productivity

Meet Efecte – a member company that both provides and breaths efficiency. We had a chance to speak with C.E.O. Sakari “Sakke” Suhonen. Sakke, your company is known for rapid growth, an excellent work environment and innovation. In fact, Efecte has been awarded in all three...

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26 October