Over a busy weekend staff and members of the American Chamber joined in a number of activities to celebrate Independence Day.
The festivities began on Friday July 2nd with 400 members attending a gala lunch in the Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin. The lunch was addressed by Chamber President Lionel Alexander; and the keynote speaker Professor Robert Schmul of Notre Dame University, who provided a lighter look at the July 4th traditions, recounting his personal recollections of what Independence Day means to him.
Guest of Honour US Ambassador Daniel M. Rooney also gave an Independence Day Briefing. All guests were then given a complimentary copy of the Irish Times, which contained the 12 page American Business 2010 Supplement compiled by the Chamber.
On Sunday July 4th, members of the Chamber's US Executive Circle attended a family barbeque hosted by Ambassador Rooney in his Phoenix Park Residence. The Residence was transformed into an American Football Stadium for a game between the ‘Phoenix Park Pirates' and the ‘Dublin 8's', among the interested onlookers was An Taoiseach Brian Cowen T.D.
Over the past quarter the Chamber has been working strenuously on both sides of the Atlantic to promote US investment in Ireland. This has included meeting key political figures, producing new publications, and participation in the US State Department Trade and Economic Development leadership programme
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There is now even more ways to keep up to date with all of the Chamber's activity with the launch of new AmCham social media profiles. You can now follow all the latest AmCham and US investment news on Twitter; & find out all of the latest event information on Facebook.
The Chamber has had an active period in the media. Alongside the May Transatlantic Economy Lunch, there was much attention in the national media to the Chamber's communications surrounding the Independence Day Holiday.