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American Chamber of Commerce invites you to Business Cocktail
Fourth Annual AmCham Thansgiving Fund-Raising Drive
Visa for United Kingdom and Northern Ireland


Emília Kováčová, chairwoman of the Emilia Kováčová Foundation, was given a check for 350,000 Sk by Gregory Fabian, a fund raiser for the American Chamber of Commerce.
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American Chamber of Commerce invites you to Business Cocktail

For the last time this year you have the chance to spend a great evening at one of AmCham's traditional Business Cocktails on December 10 at 18:00. This time the party, sponsored by Spiller Farmer, will kick off in an unusual setting, the Piano Bar on 11 Laurinská Street in Bratislava. Free admission! For further information call AmCham at 59 34 05 08, or e-mail director@amcham.sk or www.amcham.sk.

Fourth Annual AmCham Thansgiving Fund-Raising Drive

In the true spirit of Thansgiving, members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Slovakia raised 350,000 Slovak crowns for a Slovak charity . Attempting to show support for Slovakia on the community level, AmCham staged its fourth annual Thansgiving Fund-Raising Drive to benefit the Emília Kováčová Foundation, an organisation which seeks to improve the lives of people living in difficult social conditions, to increase the quality of education for children and the younger generation, and to enrich society from the cultural point of view.

All donors were recognised at the annual Thansgiving Gala on November 27 in Reduta Restaurant. The event was attended by 312 people, including members of AmCham, their clients, US Ambassador Ralph Johnson and Slovak political figures such as Deputy Premier Ivan Mikloš and Michal Kováč, the former Slovak President.

Since 1994, AmCham has organised a fund raising drive at Thanksgiving time in an attempt to return something to the Slovak community in which its members live and work. In past years, funds have been raised for The Society of Friends of Orphanges under the Smile as a Gift (Úsmev ako dar) programme, the Slovak Paralympic Committee and The Children of Slovakia Foundation.

Visa for United Kingdom and Northern Ireland

As of October 8, all Slovaks travelling to Great Britain to visit friends, work as au-pairs or conduct business have needed to arrange a visa. The British Embassy visa department is open from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 11:30 on Panská Street 16, but during the Christmas holidays it will be closed on December 24, 25 and 26. Single entry visas cost 2000 Sk, while multiple entry six month visas are 2,700 Sk. For more detailed information call the visa department at 0905-564-005 or 0905-564-006.

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