The U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova,Michael D. Kirby, invited AmCham and its members to attend a luncheon at his residence on September 20.This was a very special occasion for AmCham and the invitation and luncheon demonstrated the support that the U.S. Embassy and Ambassador Kirby have for AmCham and its members.The luncheon was hosted by Mrs. Kelly Keiderling in the Ambassador�s absence. Mrs. Keiderling and Mr. John Maxemchuk addressed the crowd of over 40 of AmCham�s members. Both speakers noted AmCham�s one-year anniversary and the strong ties between AmCham and the Embassy. Mr. Maxemchuk also briefly outlined AmCham�s busy fall schedule for the audience, which consists of upcoming elections for a new Board of Directors.U.S. Embassy staff also attended the event including Mrs. Daria Fane, Dr. Valentina Robertson, Mr. Ernest Abisellan, and Mr. Iulian Bogasieru. Mr. Christopher Williams, the Country Director of the U.S. Delegation in Moldova for the Millennium Challenge was also in attendance during the luncheon.The reception itself was wonderful and it consisted of a beautiful spread of food and select Moldovan wines.Everyone in attendance thought that the event was a success and we look forward to working closely with the U.S. Embassy and its staff in the future.