Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:00:00 -0500

It’s time to ask yourself this question, Does my team have the right tools for selling?

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:30:00 -0500

Seeking capital for your startup? Here's what to inquire of a potential fundraiser.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:00:00 -0500

Entrepreneurs should invite public opinion when the timing is right -- without handing over the reins.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:56:00 -0500

Not getting enough sleep? Sleep on these three eye-opening TED Talks about shuteye and discover the secrets to sleeping your way to the top (literally).

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:45:00 -0500

Don't venture into business with just a one-man army.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:20:00 -0500

In collaboration with The Weinstein Company, the streaming giant will debut a sequel to the Oscar-winning 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' next August.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:17:00 -0500

The fledgling social network was one of the most talked-about items last week. Here's why.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:00:00 -0500

Research reveals job turnover is immensely costly and people are more likely to quit over general dissatisfaction than pay.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:30:00 -0500

From the thrill seekers to the onlookers, entrepreneurs need to pay attention to the different types of people looking to join their team. Here are three types to focus on.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:20:00 -0500

The new operating system will work on a broad range of devices including phones, tablets and PCs.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:15:00 -0500

Does business take you away from home often? Navigate the tumult of constant life in transit in comfort.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:00:00 -0500

I was inspired to get more involved in the world at large. You should do the same.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:19:00 -0500

It's oh-so-tempting to hit that magical button and doze off for another few minutes, but every time you give in, you're making the wake-up process more difficult.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:15:00 -0500

Changes are afoot as the tech giant searches for the right note in the online music business.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:09:16 -0500

Say hello to the Apple Watch and iPhone 6. Say goodbye to the products that have been retired.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:00:00 -0500

Your Google AdWords campaigns won't work if you don't have a strong USP. Here's how to create one.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:55:00 -0500

Explore alternate networks and perhaps your marketing posts will create a bigger splash.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:30:00 -0500

Before you get started, learn about these five regulatory and practical requirements of starting and running a freight brokerage.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:15:00 -0500

You’re much more likely to reach out to others about your latest idea or effectively pitch a new client if you feel self-assured.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Research has shown that some stress is good for us. Too much stress, however, can have serious psychological and physiological repercussions.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:30:00 -0500

Building a team doesn't come naturally, yet we humans accomplish little working alone.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:00:00 -0500

The smartwatch company is taking several steps to make its devices more accessible to more people.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:33:00 -0500

Franchisors and franchisees are divided over the veto of a California bill that would make it more difficult to terminate franchise agreements.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:30:00 -0500

When every move your company makes can be easily amplified to thousands over the social web, you need to make every interaction with your customers exceptional. Here are a few secrets on creating a rock-star customer-service team.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:22:00 -0500

Universal Music Group will place ads in music videos that have already been filmed. By year's end, the ads are expected to adjust depending on a viewer's demographic and location.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:20:00 -0500

Newfound stock options and a self-governing stance could portend an acquisition or hiring spree.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:05:00 -0500

Even as it pivots to focus more on software and services, the company that gained fame for its smartphones is not giving up on its handset business -- yet.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0500

Get ready for the trough of disillusionment.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:30:00 -0500

Even if you're still in the planning stages for your new enterprise, it's never too soon to start thinking about these six operational issues that will impact and contribute to the success of your business.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:00:00 -0500

Speakers and successful business leaders share their insights on success and failure at the New York conference hosted last week by Entrepreneur.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:30:00 -0500

Your goal is to dominate. Leave endless competition to those who want to play games.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0500

The three-year effort has been terminated but key elements for stopping plagiarism and ranking articles remain.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:30:17 -0500

Following demands from high-profile, activist investor Carl Icahn, fast-growing payments business PayPal will be a standalone company by mid next year.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:30:00 -0500

Whether you’re trying to get the word out about a new piece of software or you just want people to know about your latest online sale, these are the Twitter strategies you’ll want to employ.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:20:00 -0500

The founders of Sleeping Baby invented the Zipadee-Zip out of necessity. But their 'Shark Tank' pitch was the result of more than two years of hard work.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0500

Remember that serious entrepreneurs and small business owners focus on developing and marketing their products and services, not themselves.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:50:00 -0500

This husband-wife duo doesn't believe there is such thing as working too hard, as co-franchisees of two BrightStar Care franchises.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:30:00 -0500

Want to build an exercise habit that sticks? Changing your behavior can be difficult so here are some tips to get you started.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500

In this podcast, Lewis Howes speaks in detail with the scientific director at the Imagination Institute.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0500

Marketing is a cacophony but a few voices are consistently heard clearly. Listen to those and learn.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:30:00 -0500

Learn this essential way to focus your efforts for the management challenges ahead.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:00:00 -0500

Public relations firms are offering DIY courses in marketing to businesses that cannot otherwise afford their services.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:30:00 -0500

Expect things to be done differently in the human resources as millennials move into management.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:00:00 -0500

The prevalence of smart phones as a shopping tool means brick-and-mortar businesses need a website that meets consumer expectations.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:58:00 -0500

The multifaceted Japanese tech giant is not letting a failed bid for T-Mobile stand in the way of its quest to become the biggest company in the world.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:30:00 -0500

How does a new boss learn to step ahead boldly without becoming burdened by the fear of making a mistake? Read some lessons from a former general manager at age 24.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:00:00 -0500

Road warriors can avoid fatigue and jet lag with these tips. Rest affects how you look, feel and perform, making it a sound investment.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:00:00 -0500

People happily moving through life with ease aren't dealing with less stress or fewer challenges. It's how they view what we all see.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:37:44 -0500

Got a parking ticket? This new app disputes your tickets so you don’t have to.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:30:00 -0500

Businesses are increasingly seeing the utility of enterprise services tailored to their needs, creating opportunity for nimble entrepreneurs.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:15:00 -0500

A former English teacher from Hangzhou, China, fashions one of the world's most valuable companies with an unorthodox philosophy in 15 years.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:00:00 -0500

Since we all want to portray ourselves as cool, intelligent, strong, charismatic and interested in others, learning tactics to make a great first impression is critical.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:39:00 -0500

JAB Holding is taking the bagel company Einstein Noah private for the price of $20.25 per share.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:30:00 -0500

To revive a brand and put the company back on the right track, take the time to assess strengths and weaknesses, understand the brand’s value to customers and communicate that story consistently.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:30:00 -0500

For our 'If I Knew Then, What I Know Now' series, serial entrepreneur Steve Blank discusses the importance of following your passion, the importance of family and the legacy he hopes to leave behind for future entrepreneurs.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Even though virtual assistants are meant to make an entrepreneur's life easier, founders can make mistakes working with them -- causing more headaches than good.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:33:00 -0500

The software company's first Manhattan store will be located at 677 Fifth Avenue, a few blocks south blocks from Apple's flagship store.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:32:00 -0500

'Share a Coke,' in which bottles were personalized with popular names as well as terms of endearment, is credited with increasing Coca-Cola sales for the first time in over a decade.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:30:00 -0500

To ensure your long-term viability, put a consistent program in place to increase your 'likes.'

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:00:00 -0500

Stats don’t lie. They just might not be telling the story you expect.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:45:00 -0500

BetterWorks, which just raised a $15.5 million Series A round, merges the concepts of game mechanics and the quantified self to motivate and manage employees' goals.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:30:00 -0500

Eliminate ineffective practices and replace them with strategic, content-focused tactics. Readers will appreciate these.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:14:00 -0500

Just when we were saying our first hello to Ello, it said goodbye. Here's why. And, yes, the buzzing ad-free social magnet is back up and running.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0500

Writing well is part habit, part knowledge and part giving a damn.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:30:00 -0500

If you’re an entrepreneur and you want to become more efficient, productive, and successful, take a look at this list of tools

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:15:00 -0500

The founder of lifestyle site Preserve explains why she isn’t letting detractors drag her down.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:00:00 -0500

Business is the ultimate sport, so learn what it takes to create lasting success.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:30:00 -0500

While it’s easy to blame an unsatisfying final product on the designer, it’s up to the client to communicate effectively, give their designer all the tools they need to succeed and ensure that the best product is delivered.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0500

Greatness is being good as a person, not just being good just at what you do.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:30:00 -0500

It's easy to get lost in the here and now, but planning for what comes next is crucial to your business's success.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:12:00 -0500

Rent the Runway, Bonobos and Birchbox all found success in being online-only and are now expanding offline. Their founders say there are benefits to having a foot in both courts at once.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0500

Experts explain why your phone is keeping you from accomplishing what you want and need to do.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0500

Even if you truly derive great pleasure from your work, you need to have some downtime.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:30:00 -0500

Sometimes being brutally honest has the happy result of realizing, even if you can improve. you are smart, you work hard, you can do this.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500

What criteria can you use to determine if you have been with the same company too long? And to know it's time to do something new?

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0500

Dulce Cuevas has worked nearly every position possible at Liberty Tax: translator, bilingual tax preparer, tax school instructor, manager and finally multi-unit franchisee.

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Want a hotel reservation in a jiffy or need to fly out of town in two hours? Fire up these applications on your smartphone.

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0500

There's no denying the network was launched, at least partially, in reaction to all the data Facebook collects on its users. But don't expect the nascent company to really threaten Facebook's dominance.

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14:30:00 -0500

Some talented and skilled individuals succeed in their area of expertise but create all kinds of problems due to their distorted view of themselves and others.

Sat, 27 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Sure, the iPhone 6 just came out. But let's be honest. It's far from perfect.

Sat, 27 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0500

It can be hard. But it’s a necessary evil.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 21:30:00 -0500

With so many websites powered by WordPress, supercharge yours with these powerful plugins.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 21:00:00 -0500

The saying, 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery' just doesn't fly when dealing with trademarks.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:42:00 -0500

Among our favorites? A task manger that gamifies your accomplishments and a background music player that incorporates neuroscience.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:30:00 -0500

We need to rethink how we teach children if we are to graduate adults who can fill the available jobs and grow the economy larger.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:00:00 -0500

Just because you have employees all across the globe, doesn't mean you can't still have company culture.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:30:00 -0500

Join us for an exciting hangout this September 30 where experts will weigh in on what you need to know before you set your website live.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:30:00 -0500

Although many flock to the Golden State, some may be unaware of these restrictions on how businesses can operate.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:15:00 -0500

As of Monday, Pimco’s founder will be working for Janus Capital, his former competitor, on a recently launched bond fund.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:13:00 -0500

The outspoken Shark Tank star is anything but bullish on Bitcoin.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:00:00 -0500

Fundamental critical thinking is essential in business, and life, but is seldom seen on a college curriculum. Happily, it's something you can figure out.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:33:00 -0500

'I'm terrified of heights,' says 19-year-old Anna Bezuglova, 'but for Alphatise, I’m willing to take the plunge.'

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:30:00 -0500

Asking people for money is tough. But some are learning how to do it and starting businesses as a result.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Working without a salary for equity might feel like pitching in at your neighbor's barn raising but the government doesn't see it that way.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:30:00 -0500

Wondering why that well-intentioned initiative won't get off the ground? Maybe some of these factors are at play.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:00:00 -0500

You don't want the clients that are hard sells.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:48:00 -0500

Former PIMCO chief Mohamed El-Erian, who reportedly earned $100 million in 2011 alone, said he prioritized the wrong things, so he quit his job to focus on parenthood.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:30:00 -0500

How often have you heard the line, 'My salespeople can’t close.' Here is how to fix this issue.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:25:00 -0500

In making vast troves of smartphone data only available to each device's owner, the FBI argues, a critical crime-solving tool has been compromised.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0500

The images you choose image can make the difference between someone clicking on a post or passing it up completely.

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:14:00 -0500

There’s a lot of conversation as well as confusion today about Microsoft’s announcement of its new version of Windows, especially in that it’s branding it as Windows 10, even though the last version of Windows was 8 (or 8.1, if one wanted to get technical, which we welcome). The thing is, [...]

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:33:00 -0500

One of the greatest threats to, and darkest clouds on the horizon of, China’s future is the prospect of ruinously wasteful and dangerous arms race (already under way for almost two decades) with the United States. I see no logic, necessity, or benefit for the American people in the policies and plans Work elaborates. Quite the opposite. It is “lose-lose.”

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:32:00 -0500

Microsoft unveiled much of what I said you should expect to hear at their Windows press event today in San Francisco, along with a few new details and additional features we hadn't heard of yet from all of the "Windows 9" leaks buzzing around the net previously.  Though the first [...]

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:27:00 -0500

The biggest news to come out of Apple’s product introduction in early September was Apple Pay, a mobile payment service that could jolt the moribund $400 billion business for credit card processing out of its deep slumber. The wake up call could impact players who handle trillions of electronic transactions, [...]

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:57:00 -0500

Microsoft has announced the next version of Windows and it jumps from 8 to 10.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:30:00 -0500

The Nexus 6 will be a monster, but in specifications and SIZE...

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:55:00 -0500

Yahoo got the cash. Its bounced-out founder got the vindication. How the jackpot Alibaba deal went down on a casual beach stroll, and what Yang plans to do next as the Valley's new power broker to Asia.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500

Consumer tests suggest Apple's iPhone 6 Plus isn't prone to bending, but don't yet prove it won't happen through normal use.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:56:00 -0500

Apple announced that it would start selling iPhone 6's in China starting on Friday, October 17.

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:41:00 -0500

An energized labor movement is ready to take another run at organizing Delta, despite its historic lack of success at the Atlanta-based carrier and in the South. The International Association of Machinists (IAM) said it began working nearly two years ago to organize Delta's 20,000 flight attendants, staging meetings at domestic [...]

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Catholic School Board Offers Chaldean Language Classes
By Britney Hermiz :: 4953 Views :: Article Rating :: Chaldean Education & Career Center, Chaldean American Student Association

Parents of Catholic elementary students are invited to enrich their child’s education through the language instruction, cultural awareness and a celebration of traditions taught though the Toronto Catholic District School Board’s International Language Instruction program.

Designed for students in junior kindergarten through Grade 8, classes offered through the program include: Arabic, Armenian, Chaldean, Chinese-Cantonese, Chinese-Mandarin, Croatian, Hungarian, Igbo, Italian, Korean, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Maltese, Pilipino, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Tamil, Tigrigna, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

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8 Free Business Growth Solutions
By CE&CC :: 18039 Views :: Article Rating :: Business & Finance, Chaldean Education & Career Center

When sales slump due to a slow economy, a Chaldean business owner’s first inclination is often to cut the marketing budget. After all, one has fixed costs and cash flow can be irregular. But marketing should be the last activity Chaldeans eliminate or you risk an even faster downward spiral.

Advertising your business and attracting new customers must be an ongoing process, and there are many things Chaldean entrepreneurs can do that cost absolutely nothing.

Here are just a few suggestions.

Present

Professional event and meeting planners are always looking for presenters and workshop leaders for conferences. Chaldean entrepreneurs can research contact names in the Directory of Event Planners or partner with a local church, community center, or event planner to organize a community workshop related to your expertise.  When you do get the opportunity to make a presentation or speak to group of people, be sure to collect business cards for a drawing to win a book or other prize related to your business.

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Chaldeans Want to Know Where the Scholarships Are?
By CE&CC :: 21460 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

As the cost of a college education rises, Chaldean students are finding ways to foot the bill. Chaldean Students have won scholarships to pay their way through school. What's their secret?

They know where to find scholarships, when to look for them and how to write for them. There's no guarantee you'll win a scholarship, but there are ways to skew the odds in your favor.

Where's the Money: Anywhere and Everywhere

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Chaldean Education and Career Center Invites Chaldean and non-Chaldean Teachers to Cultural Workshop for SEU Credits
By CE&CC :: 17601 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michigan, USA – The Chaldean Education and Career Center (CE&CC) shares with the Chaldean community middle and high school teachers a wonderful opportunity.  Wayne State University is once again, hosting a Teachers Cultural Awareness Summer Workshop which focuses on Middle Eastern Culture, Arabic Language, and the Intelligence Community. 

This 6-week workshop begins on June 30, 2009 and ends on August 6, 2009.  The class will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. 

Chaldean teachers wishing to participate will be able to do so free of charge and will earn 2.7 SB-CEU Credits.    Non-Chaldean teachers are also invited and will have all associated fees waived upon acceptance of application.

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Family Workshop on Raising Boys
By CE&CC :: 26585 Views :: Article Rating :: Living & Lifestyle, Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michigan, USA – The Chaldean Education and Career Center urges Chaldean parents with sons to take advantage of an upcoming family workshop featuring national best selling author and internationally recognized authority on boys and men, Dr. William S. Pollack, PhD.

The event will be held on November 3, 2008 from 7 pm - 9 pm at the Oakland Schools Building, located on 2111 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford, Michigan, 48328. 

Dr. Pollack's presentation will address the crisis of boyhood in America, specialized techniques for reconnecting with boys, new approaches to "Mothering" and "Fathering", and new models of understanding "What makes boys tick"

The event is free to those who RSVP by e-mailing info@chaldean.org

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Catholic Answers Invites Chaldeans for Job Opportunity
By Neda Ayar :: 30732 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Business & Finance, Chaldean Education & Career Center

California, USA - Catholic Answers Live invites Chaldeans to a number of possible job opportunities with Catholic Answers, the largest Catholic apologetics and evangelization organization in North America.  Catholic Answers has reached out to www.CHALDEAN.org asking for assistance in promoting a number of fantastic positions within their organization. 

One position invites Chaldeans to consider being a radio host.  Based out of El Cajon, California Catholic Answers is seeking a radio host for their Catholic Answers Live daily radio program. 

Catholic Answers is also offering Chaldeans around the world five other job opportunities in IT and customer service. 

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Research Reveals Parents of Private Schools over 80% Happy and Public School Rank Low 40%
By CE&CC :: 19633 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Parents of children who attend private schools are more satisfied with their schools than parents of children in public education settings, according to a new report from the National Center for Education Statistics, while parents whose children attend the public school of their choice are more satisfied than those whose children attend an assigned public school.

"Parent and Family Involvement in Education, 2006-2007 School Year," said that 82 percent of parents whose children attended a private, nonreligious school and 81 percent whose children attended a private religious school described themselves as "very satisfied" with their schools, compared to 55 percent of parents whose children attend an assigned public school and 63 percent of those whose children attend a public school of their choice.

Released in August, the report is based on telephone interviews with parents conducted in the first half of 2007 on a wide range of topics: school satisfaction, parental involvement in schools, school-parent communication, satisfaction with teachers, discipline and homework levels. While the specific numbers varied, more private school parents than public school parents were very satisfied with teachers, academic standards, discipline, and school/parent interaction.

Other findings:

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2nd Annual Michigan Bowers Farm Maze Open Weekends Beginning Sept. 27
By Crystal Dallo :: 26708 Views :: Article Rating :: Health & Fitness, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michigan, USA - Three levels of difficulty will challenge Chaldean visitors to the second annual Bowers Farm Corn Maze nestled in the fields of Bloomfield Township’s historic farm at 1219 E. Square Lake Road.

Beginning Saturday, Sept. 27 and continuing Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 1, the corn maze will offer beginning, intermediate and advanced routes covering ten acres.  All mazes have check points where visitors can consult a map.  Walking time varies from 15 minutes to 45 minutes, depending on pace. Guides will be present inside the maze to assist visitors.  

Chaldean families can also enjoy free wagon rides or horse drawn hayrides for $3, concessions including apple cider, doughnuts and hot dogs roasted over a bonfire, complimentary on-site parking, and pumpkin picking beginning Oct. 17.  Guests should wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather, and may bring flashlights for after dark.

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Villanova University Rescues Iraqi Chaldean Family with Education Opportunity
By CE&CC :: 20289 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Maryland, USA  - Habib Habib.  Sounds like a musical, but the story of the Neumann College freshman with the duplicative name reads more like a documentary.

Habib came to the United States in 2005 as part of a youth exchange and scholarship program, living in San Diego with his aunt while attending school.  Typically, students return home after one academic year, but in Habib's case, home meant Iraq, where his Catholic family had been living in fear of extremists since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.

That fear intensified when word began to spread in Baghdad that Habib was not, as his family claimed, studying in neighboring Jordan but rather in the U.S.  "When word got out, I was forced to stay in the U.S.," said Habib, who was granted asylum in 2006. "It was too dangerous to go home. I would be dead."

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Chaldean Education Career Centers of Support in Oakland County Michigan
By CE&CC :: 25943 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Business & Finance, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michgian, USA - Tough economic times in Michigan have made it difficult on many Chaldean families.  Without a doubt, a large majority of Chaldeans have their own business or employ other Chaldeans.  The combination of cultural flexibility and understanding, language, and the hard-work ethic desired has brought Chaldean employees and employers together. 

Recognizing the need, the Chaldean Education & Career Center (CE&CC) has partnered with Oakland County Workforce Development Corps to provide Chaldeans a convenient, one-stop access to job training programs and services for employers and job seekers.

We have convenient centers located in highly populated Chaldean residential areas to serve your needs. 

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3,500 Educators Attest to Fadi Shaya's Remarkable Achievement Through Hard-Work
By CE&CC :: 24038 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

California, USA - Chaldean delivery driver, Salim Audesh beams with pride as nearly 3,500 California educators give his son, Fadi Shaya a standing ovation. 

The Shaya Christian home outside of Baghdad was blown up when he was 6.  When most children would be learning their multiplication tables in school, Fadi was learning to fire a rifle to deter Muslims who had beaten him unconscious several times.  When not helping his father defend the family, Fadi would be making deliveries by mule in Iraq.  Consistent and repeated threats against Christians in Iraq, the Shaya family decided to leave everything behind and flee Iraq.  

Smuggled into Greece, Fadi Shaya spent the next few years later selling tissues and lottery tickets on the streets of Greece.  Eventually the family makes it to the shores of America and Shaya’s family focus coupled with American opportunity turns to extraordinary achievement. 

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Community College For Many Chaldeans Remain an Excellent Option
By CE&CC :: 19043 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

California, USA - California community college system expects to receive 1.7 percent increase proposed by Gov. Schwarzenegger, said Chris Yatooma. Yatooma director of fiscal planning for the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office in Sacramento. 

Community colleges get about two-thirds of their money from the state budget, and the rest from property taxes and student fees. State lawmakers have yet to pass a new budget this summer, but the The 1.7 percent increase - about $95 million - would pay for roughly 19,000 new students statewide. However, the state's 110 community colleges are expecting about 32,000 new students during the 2008-09 school year.

"I'm praying to God that the radiology technician job is available," said Lawrence Petu.  Petu started an accelerated program at West Hills College last August to become a technician - someone who helps with medical technology after being licensed by the state.

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CASA helps College Students Seize A Special 4-Year Degree Pathway Partnership Opportunity
By CASA :: 28896 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center, Chaldean American Student Association

Michigan, USA - With the help a leading Chaldean educator at Wayne State University, efforts have been made to help qualified Chaldean students receive admission, garner scholarships, and transfer to Wayne State University from Oakland Community College.  Preferring to remain anonymous the Chaldean professor and lead administrator has been aggressively pursuing new options and pathways to help high school and community college students overcome barriers. 

Chaldean American Student Association (CASA) is pleased to inform Chaldean college bound students that Wayne State University and Oakland Community College (OCC) have signed an agreement making it easier for students in business, computer science and engineering at OCC to complete a bachelor's degree at Wayne State.   Chaldean students wishing to transfer to WSU will find it convenient to attend their upper-division courses on the main campus of WSU or at Wayne State's Oakland Center in Farmington Hills.

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University of Phoenix Partners with Chaldeans to Fill Need
By Sam Yousif :: 19765 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michigan, USA - Developing on their growing relationship the Chaldean Education and CareerCenter and the University of Phoenix, Chaldeans are offered two local career fair opportunities in Southfield, Michigan. 

Corporate developer and diversity expert Stephanie English from University of Phoenix has been working with the Chaldean Education and Career Center to develop college education and career solutions for the Chaldean community.  The University is offering Chaldeans easy registration processes, one-on-one counseling, and now hosts two career fairs exposing job opportunities in the telecommunications and information technology industry for interested Chaldeans.     

“The Chaldean community has unique needs that the University of Phoenix perfectly fits.  We offer accredited college education and corporate training directly to hard-working Chaldeans.  Our university understands that many Chaldeans have a family to care for and may be unable or unwilling to travel to distant campuses or sit in a class for three to four hour stretches in the middle of the day.  Many Chaldeans are required to work long hours to provide for their family.  Our online courses are broadcasted directly to the homes or businesses of Chaldeans with ease and simplicity,” says English.

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26th Annual Chaldean Commencement and Gala Party.
By Rita Abro :: 41937 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Community & Culture, Chaldean Education & Career Center, Chaldean American Student Association, Chaldean Federation of America

Michgian, USA - The Chaldean Federation of America (CFA) with supporting coordination from the Chaldean American Student Association (CASA) will be hosting the 26th Annual Chaldean Commencement and Gala Party.  The Chaldean Commencement celebrates the 2007-2008 Chaldean high school and college graduates.  The event showcases the community’s top student scholars and helps raise tens of thousands of dollars in scholarship money for Chaldean students. 

The event will be held Thursday, June 12th starting at 4:00 p.m. at the Southfield Millennium Center, located on 15600 J. L. Hudson Drive in Southfield, MI. 48075.

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Entrepreneurial Chaldean Teacher Shows Anyone Can Make A Difference
By Sam Yousif :: 18409 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Theresa Sitto, English Language Learners and Reading Recovery teacher at Pleasant Lake Elementary in Walled Lake, Michigan

Michigan, USA - Ask most southeast Michigan residents about Chaldeans and you’re likely to hear that Chaldeans are well known for their creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, intelligence, hard-work ethics, competitive drive, and success.   The influential group of Iraqi immigrants seems to have a special knack of turning lemons into lemonade. 

“We learned from our parents and grandparents to rely on ourselves and to reject being dependant.  Our community struggle taught us not to rely on the government.  Doing so will enslave you and make you weak.  We were taught to work together as a family, help one another, and that each and every Chaldean, no matter where they work or how old they are, must make a difference,” says Renee Hindo of the Chaldean Education and Career Center in Southfield, Michigan.   

Can such a spirit survive in corporations where thinking outside-the-box is reserved only for executives?  Can the Chaldean entrepreneurship gene survive in professional and corporate environment?

Theresa Sitto, an English Language Learners and Reading Recovery teacher at Pleasant Lake Elementary in Walled Lake, Michigan seems to think so.  The 20 year teaching veteran shows that no matter what type of work or profession you do, you can make a difference.

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Free Chaldean Computer Classes Begin March 29
By CE&CC :: 17147 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michigan, USA – Chaldean Education and Career Center (CECC) and the Southfield Public Library hosts a Chaldean community workshop series on computers.  The five week session invites Chaldean adults every Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., beginning March 29 to learn computer fundamentals. 

The five week course is free of charge to all registered guests, thanks to the donation of a Chaldean philanthropist and the Southfield public Library.  The course will cover computer basics, introduction to office applications, internet surfing, internet applications, and internet safety. 

The course will be taught in English, Aramaic/Syriac (Sourath), and Arabic.  Guests are required to register by calling (248) 356-0565.  The event is available to the first 30 respondents.  

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Chaldean College Goal Sunday: Free Help With FAFSA Filing
By CE&CC :: 5 Views :: Article Rating :: Chaldean Education & Career Center, Chaldean American Student Association

Michigan, USA - Chaldeans preparing to attend college are invited to a FREE FAFSA filing session.  The event will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2008, from 2 – 4 p.m. at several locations in the metro Detroit area. 

The "College Goal Sunday" will offer college bound students to meet with finical aid experts and receive immediate assistance with submitting a federal student aid application.  Chaldeans not sure about college are encouraged to apply for the money now and decide later. If you wait, chances are you’ll get less.

Students needing assistance regarding scholarship or financial aid from the Chaldean Education and Career Center are required to first attend College Goal Sunday event.   Those who attend "College Goal Sunday" have a chance at more than $5,000 in scholarships and gift cards. 

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Seminar Offered to Chaldean Parents and Professionals of Children with Special Needs
By CE&CC :: 43434 Views :: Article Rating :: Health & Fitness, Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center, Chaldean American Student Association, Chaldean American Professionals

Michigan, USA - The Chaldean Education and Career Center, Chaldean American Student Association of Michigan, and Chaldean American Professionals share with the community four very important instructional family based seminars on children with special needs.  The events are free and will be held throughout Oakland and Wayne County.

Chaldean parents and health professionals which include teachers, counselors, social workers, nurses, psychologist, ministers, and community family aid providers as well as Chaldean college students studying in these fields are strongly encouraged to register and attend.  The events offers state accredited certificates and an opportunity to network with other professionals in your field. 

The seminars will be held in English by industry experts.  The dates for the events are February 16, March 5, and March 18. The seminar will cover state aid and educational services for families with children of special needs. 

Afterwards CE&CC, CASA-MI, and CAP will be organizing special culturally focused sessions for families with children of special needs.  A brief summary including the seminar syllabus, location, and registration requirements follows.

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Chaldean Self-Defense Training Now Being Offered
By CE&CC :: 36883 Views :: Article Rating :: Living & Lifestyle, Career & Education, Law & Order, Community & Culture, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michigan, USA - Many Chaldeans are often forced to work in dangerous neighborhoods and high crime areas.  Some feel the local city police apathetic concern for Chaldean businesses bolsters the criminal to act.    Although Chaldeans have taken wise precautions to reduce the threat of attack and robbery, Chaldeans remain victims.  With bullet proof glass, immediate armed robbery alarm systems, video surveillance systems, and armed security guards or employees Chaldeans remain at risk. 

Working to address these challenges the Chaldean Education and Career Center is working with other Chaldean organizations to help address these growing concerns.  Groups like the Chaldean Justice League, Chaldean American Bar Association, Chaldean Caucus, and the Chaldean Federation of America are consistently looking for ways to help reduce attacks against Chaldeans and their property. 

In that spirit, the Chaldean Education and Career Center is organizing a series of Advanced Small Arms Self-Defense Training near Camp Chaldean.  The CE&CC along with the Livingston Gun Club and Live Safe Academy will be holding a three Self-Defense training session. 

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Hunting Down the Right Job
By CE&CC :: 23963 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Business & Finance, Chaldean Education & Career Center
Michigan, USA - Chaldeans should know that a job search is less like a sprint and more like a marathon.  Without this attitude, Chaldean job-hunters will view every day as a laborious burden that does not produce results. You’ll risk losing focus, motivation, and direction. You’ll neither write nor interview well, and your search may take even longer.

In today’s challenging job market, many Chaldean job-hunters are finding that the search takes somewhat more time than they anticipated. Regardless of what expectations you may have or may hear, Chaldeans should assume a time frame of at least 10 months for their search. Chaldeans in Michigan, due to their poor economic condition and high taxes, should consider a year to a year and a half. 
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Chaldean College Bound Student Application Assistance
By CE&CC :: 24251 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Community & Culture, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michigan, USA - Chaldeans who are looking for the inside advantage on their college applications should look no further.  The Chaldean Education and Career Services and the Chaldean American Student Association (CASA) of Michigan shares the Bloomfield Hills, Michigan public library special admission preparation sessions for college bound students called "Apps of Steel".  Afterward, a Chaldean application workshop will be held specifically for U of M, WSU, U of D Mercy, Michigan State, and Oakland University. 

The "Apps of Steel" event is a special seminar held by the Bloomfield Township Public Library.  The event will help Chaldean college bound students gain the upper hand when submitting college admissions.  The wokhop afterward hosted by the Chaldean Educaiton and Career Center and Chaldean American Students Assocation will cover admission requirements for Michigan universities. 

The "Apps of Steel" college application seminar will be held Friday, December 28, at 10 a.m., and a second identical session, at 11 a.m. at the Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI. 

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