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MARCH 2, 2010
Environmental Committee met to learn about Climate Change AmCham Events and
droughts, and lead to
Legislation & Taxation Commit-
more powerful hurri-
tee, 7:30 AM, Tuesday, March
canes and widespread 16th at AmCham.
loss of biodiversity.
Real Estate Committee, 7:30
Scientists around the
AM, Wednesday, March 17 at
world concur that cli-
mate changes are un-
Organizational Development &
derway and are leading
Human Capital (ODHC) Com-
mankind to a climate
mittee, 12:00 noon, Thursday,
crisis. March 25 at AmCham.
The challenges before
Remember to check our web-
us, says Ms. Douglas, site: www.panamcham.com, to
include ramping up verify the data on your com-
zero-emissions energy pany page. If it needs updat-
Photo: Environmental Committee solutions - many of ing, send your new information
Chair: Jennifer Simpson
which are now under- to Flor Suárez at
On February 23, twelve climate change and way - and improving email@example.com
members of the Envi- works toward grass- energy conservation
ronmental Committee roots solutions. technologies. On a per-
met at AMCHAM to Ms. Douglas explained sonal level, Ms. Doug-
US Department of State
learn about climate that the accumulation las recommends that The US Embassy invites all US
change. The speaker, of greenhouse gases in everyone find ways to citizens who are interested in
Michele Douglas, is a the atmosphere trap reduce their energy testing for the Foreign Service
representative of The the Sun’s heat - use; become a green Career to access http://
Climate Project (TCP), producing radiation, shopper; and support
The US Department of State is
a non-profit group sup- causing the Earth’s groups that reforest the lead US Foreign Affairs
ported by the Al Gore surface to warm. In- and protect threatened agency, hiring for the Foreign
Foundation, which edu- creasing land and wa- wildlife habitats and Service and State Department
cates the public about ter temperatures cause that lobby for sustain- Civil Service for work at State
the harmful effects of more flooding and able land use. Department offices in the U.S.
and over 265 posts abroad.
AmCham President Meets with US International Trade Administration Officer Career options:
Foreign Service Officer
cial Counselor on Foreign Service Specialist
March first to discuss Civil Service
trade relations between Jobs in Iraq
the two countries. The Jobs in Afghanistan
two discussed ways of Local Employment in U.S.
cooperating on increas- Employment in U.S. Embassy
ing trade and trade ef- and Consulates abroad.
ficiency through pro- Testing is currently being con-
grams designed to fos- ducted until the end of March
ter Trade Facilitation 2010.
and Customs Moderni-
zation. Now More Members Can Re-
Photo: Don Elder, Leah Markowitz and Dan Crocker. The photograph shows ceive AmCham News and Events
Don Elder with Ms Notification
AmCham President ministration’s desk offi-
Markowitz and US Em-
Donald Elder met with cer for Panama, and During its monthly meeting, the
bass y C omm er ci al
Leah Markowitz, the US Dan Crocker, incoming AmCham Board of Directors
Counselor Dan Crocker.
International Trade Ad- US Embassy Commer- agreed to expand the number of
officers of member companies
Member Thermo King de Panamá wins Corporate Award that can receive communica-
tions directly from the AmCham.
AmCham member Thermo King dealers in Effective immediately, member
Thermo King de Latin America and the companies may designate up to
Panamá was named Caribbean. ten people within the organiza-
Latin America Dealer of The picture shows tion that may receive periodic
the Year for 2009 by Th er m o King de notification of AmCham news
US-based Thermo King Panamá President and and events. Simply send your
Corporation. Thermo Owner Kathleen list with names and business
King de Panamá beat McGrath with the com- email addresses to Flor Suárez
its sales goals by pany’s General Man- at firstname.lastname@example.org
152%, despite having ager, Augusto Varela, and we will add those names to
our data base for the AmCham
to use their 2008 ban- with the plaque recog-
News, events, and other notifi-
ner year as a bench- nizing the award.
mark to beat out all
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