Member Spotlight: Andreea (Andi) Dumitru

Each month we'll feature a different AABC member in our new Member Spotlight, this month Andreea (Andi) Dumitru. Would you like to be featured in a future edition of our Member Spotlight? Get in touch with Veronica at marketing@aabc.nl 1. Who are you? (introduce yourself) 4 going on 5-year Amsterdammer dedicated to everything languages. I go by Andi, a pet name carefully crafted by my students. I have been an English language teacher and a pronunciation coach for the past 11 years. It all s...
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Gender Equality Symposium A Contemporary Conversation on the State of Female Leadership

One of the AABC's goals for 2020 is to create more events in partnership with other business organizations. For the first co-hosted event of 2020, we joined forces with the American Women's Club of Amsterdam to bring you a symposium on gender equality and female leadership. During the symposium, local leaders from various sectors will discuss the state of gender equality and leadership opportunities. The conversation will highlight career opportunities, leadership, entrepreneurship, education, a...
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Member Spotlight: Myriam Clouët des Pesruches

Each month we'll feature a different AABC member in our new Member Spotlight, this month Myriam Clouët des Pesruches. Would you like to be featured in a future edition of our Member Spotlight? Get in touch with Veronica at marketing@aabc.nl 1. Who are you? (introduce yourself) I am French and I have been living with my family in Amsterdam since 2013. I grew up in France and abroad and that experience as an ATCK (Adult Third Culture Kid) — followed by other expatriations as an adult — has giv...
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How To Stay Current In A Fast-Changing Work World

Technology is changing the workplace faster than many of us can keep up with. We all know this. It poses distinct challenges to people with highly specialised training, or have been in the workforce for longer periods. The truth is, we are all happy to keep things the way they are most of the time. Change is threatening, frightening and involves lots of hard work. This means that very often, people retreat into their habits, ‘the way things have always been done around here,’ and similar reac...
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Have Your Say About the 30% Ruling Cuts

The government is planning to cut the 30% ruling duration from eight years to five, following the publication of a report last year which stated that most people do not benefit from the tax break for the full term. The plans are currently beginning finalised, and will be debated by parliament’s finance committee on May 31. The final proposal will be presented to parliament on Prinsjesdag in September. In the meantime, opposition to the proposal is mounting – particularly because the govern...
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Which Visa Do You Need to Work in the United States?

Many dream of moving to the United States. Some want to be closer to family and loved-ones, while others need to go for work or wish to buy or start a business. While relocating to the United States can be exciting, it can also be an overwhelming experience. One of the first administrative obstacles you will face when going to the United States for work will be immigration. Unless you are a US citizen moving back to your home country, you will most likely need a visa. You will need to wade th...
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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act cutting corporate tax rates from 35% to 21% and dropping the top individual rate from 39.6% to 37%. This is the first tax overhaul in more than 30 years, which went into effect January 1, 2018. The overhaul cuts income tax rates, doubles the standard deduction, and eliminates personal exemptions. Corporate cuts are permanent, yet the individual changes expire at the end of 2025. Expats and dual citizens have been fighting ...
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How Joy Can Bring Better Results in 2018

Blanca Vergara
Do you want to see better results in 2018? Money, impact, influence? Do you want to find more joy in 2018? Do you want both? If you are like the people who attended the Amsterdam American Business Club (AABC) December event, you will answer with a definite YES. We all want this, and we have wanted it every single year. However, there are huge barriers within us that have stopped us from achieving these things and continue to do so, including… Our beliefs: We think, “we cannot have our c...
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How to Deal with Stress?

Feeling and functioning better under stress, starts with understanding stress. What stress is, how to recognize it and the secret of how to deal with it. But let me start with; why stress coaching? The reason is that besides being a trained coach, I am an experience expert. Twenty years in corporate sales thought me what stress is. A burnout about 7 years ago, thought me how not to deal with it. The good news is, that I came through it, now know how to deal with it, and am able to help others ...
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Member Spotlight: Annebet van Mameren

Each month we'll feature a different AABC member in our new Member Spotlight, this month Annebet van Mameren. Would you like to be featured in a future edition of our Member Spotlight? Get in touch with Veronica at marketing@aabc.nl   1. Who are you? (introduce yourself) Hello! My name is Annebet van Mameren. I am an education consultant from the Netherlands. I run New2nl, a network that brings together expert service providers for international families in the Netherlands. I am Dutch,...
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