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  • 1. AMCHAM NEWS Networking is our business Panama: The Best Place in the World to do Business. MARCH 2, 2010 Environmental Committee met to learn about Climate Change AmCham Events and droughts, and lead to Committee Meetings 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- AmCham. 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 fsuarez@panamcham.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:// careers.state.gov/. 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 fsuarez@panamcham.com 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. cations. mark to beat out all Phone: 301-3881 Fax: 301-3882 amcham@panamcham.com www.panamcham.com Aquilino de la Guardia Ave and 47 St, Ocean Business Plaza Bldg, 17 floor.