Membership Application: Criteria & Responsibilities
Any Armenian business association or bilateral chamber of commerce, which is membership based and dedicated to private sector development at large and not focused on a single economic sector, may apply to join ATN.
All Armenian businesses around the world are deemed beneficiaries of ATN. However, membership at ATN is exclusive to Armenian business organizations and bilateral chambers of commerce from various countries.
Applying organizations should have been registered for at least two (2) years and should hold regular activities geared towards providing universal services to their members. ATN`s Central Board may grant temporary status to newly formed organizations.
Applications for membership are discussed and approved by a simple majority vote of the Central Board.
There are no limitations to memberships from a single city or country. However, it is advisable that organizations of similar aims and activities registered at a same location, try to join and apply as one entity.
Applying organizations should have at least twenty (20) Armenian members in good standing.
Applying organizations should be managed by an elected Board of Directors or an executive body composed of at least five members not related by family relations.
Applying organizations should designate one (1) member in good standing and willing to
serve on the ATN Board to represent their organization at ATN’s Central Board.
Applying organizations should state their adherence to the goals and objectives of ATN and demonstrate readiness to undertake specific obligations.
Member organizations should use the ATN logo together with their own and provide an interface to ATN’s website through their websites.
In some specific cases and based on Central Board’s approval, an individual business person living in a region where no Armenian business organizations are active can apply for associate individual membership with consultative participation rights and no voting privileges.
All member organizations should complete an appropriate membership form provided by Executive Board of Directors.
Member organizations are responsible for transmitting information on their business communities, the list of their members and the wider list of Armenian businesses in their areas (where available), their agenda of events and activities and other relevant information to ATN for the purposes of consolidation and communication.