Friday, May 22, 2015
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Fri, 22 May 2015 23:00:00 -0500

Jim Kelly battled two bouts of cancer, but with his teammates by his side, he was able to stand tall.

Fri, 22 May 2015 22:30:00 -0500

You may think your company is too small to get noticed. Think again.

Fri, 22 May 2015 22:00:00 -0500

Four questions to ask to ensure you're going after the right type of loan.

Fri, 22 May 2015 21:30:00 -0500

A short list of some of my favorite business leaders and where to read their insights.

Fri, 22 May 2015 21:00:00 -0500

When you invent with the market in mind, you set yourself up for success.

Fri, 22 May 2015 20:30:00 -0500

With so much to contend with nowadays, be sure to follow these four tips to make sure eyeballs are directed your way.

Fri, 22 May 2015 20:15:00 -0500

For entrepreneurs to bring the most value to their company, they need to focus on putting the organization and its best team first -- ahead of their own ego.

Fri, 22 May 2015 20:00:00 -0500

Time is money. Ask yourself what you're looking for before you commit to networking events.

Fri, 22 May 2015 19:30:00 -0500

The success of new Americans confirms our faith in what can be achieved with a clear vision and hard work.

Fri, 22 May 2015 19:00:00 -0500

As travelers turn to Twitter to complain about airline snafus and hotel hiccups, businesses are staffing up their social media teams.

Fri, 22 May 2015 18:30:00 -0500

Planning ahead and following up make business travel more beneficial and much less frustrating.

Fri, 22 May 2015 18:15:00 -0500

Learn what type of monetary outlay comes with owning and operating a mobile food business.

Fri, 22 May 2015 18:15:00 -0500

When your company has grown and technology is beyond your means, it's time to get help. Here are three signs.

Fri, 22 May 2015 18:00:00 -0500

Days off are different for harried entrepreneurs but making the most of Saturday and Sunday doesn't mean constant work.

Fri, 22 May 2015 17:30:00 -0500

If the people closest to you won't support you, why should investors?

Fri, 22 May 2015 17:25:00 -0500

Transportation researchers analyzed how long it takes workers in the biggest cities to get to and from work.

Fri, 22 May 2015 17:15:00 -0500

To grow as an organization you need to develop not only the systems and processes that support product demand but also the right people that contribute to its growth.

Fri, 22 May 2015 17:00:00 -0500

From closing the loop to setting your intention, behavioral-science expert and author James Clear explains at an 'Entrepreneur 'event how creating habits can help you get where you want to go.

Fri, 22 May 2015 16:46:00 -0500

There was an overwhelming call to keep them in the classroom.

Fri, 22 May 2015 16:34:00 -0500

Judging by their autographs, Bill Gates is unpretentious, Tim Cook is whip-smart and Mark Zuckerberg is super private, that is if you buy into graphology.

Fri, 22 May 2015 16:30:00 -0500

The most successful franchises have a few strengths and strategies in common. Here's how they play to win.

Fri, 22 May 2015 16:15:00 -0500

The growth of the sharing economy shows no signs of slacking, largely because entrepreneurs continue to innovate.

Fri, 22 May 2015 16:00:00 -0500

As CEO, you have the power to make a difference in how staffers view your workplace. So, exercise that power.

Fri, 22 May 2015 15:30:35 -0500

The additions serve to honor popular requests as well as fill existing gaps.

Fri, 22 May 2015 15:30:00 -0500

What does your audience really want? That's what you need to find out.

Fri, 22 May 2015 15:00:00 -0500

These men and women's strong personal brands act as positive beacons for their companies.

Fri, 22 May 2015 14:32:00 -0500

The New Jersey cook spat on an overly demanding customer's roll.

Fri, 22 May 2015 14:30:00 -0500

Companies have personality traits just like people. What's your company's personality?

Fri, 22 May 2015 14:15:00 -0500

Your clients might not expect to hear these phrases but they can help your bottom line.

Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:00 -0500

Why you should stop chasing the perfect job and start creating it.

Fri, 22 May 2015 13:30:00 -0500

Business-card swapping isn't about networking. It's about power. Here's how to assert yourself.

Fri, 22 May 2015 13:15:00 -0500

A raft of other promising technology compatriots could quickly join them in a revival of public capital-raising.

Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:00 -0500

Google enters the e-commerce game while Los Angeles may lift its minimum wage.

Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:00 -0500

For any of your decisions to have a chance at being successful, the actions that follow those decisions must be founded on confidence.

Fri, 22 May 2015 12:51:28 -0500

About six to seven banks are expected to be part of the facility, according to a report.

Fri, 22 May 2015 12:30:00 -0500

Whether you're just starting out or have been around a while, these counterintuitive career lessons will help you get to the top.

Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:00 -0500

In order for companies and brands to excel at responding to their audience in a genuine way, they must first excel at social listening.

Fri, 22 May 2015 11:30:00 -0500

Being your own boss requires the discipline to start and finish work, even when nobody else cares if you don't.

Fri, 22 May 2015 11:00:00 -0500

Gratitude, a generous spirit and goals to work toward are the foundation of lifelong happiness. It's all within reach.

Thu, 21 May 2015 23:00:00 -0500

Tutor Doctor has the structure and strong support team that appealed to a 22-year Navy duty officer.

Thu, 21 May 2015 22:30:00 -0500

Have you had a close encounter with the people buying your product?

Thu, 21 May 2015 21:30:00 -0500

The number of startups and investors are exploding due to generous government support and a "cultural renaissance."

Thu, 21 May 2015 21:00:00 -0500

Tech companies, notorious for their lack of female diversity, have the most to gain from encouraging women to pursue tech careers.

Thu, 21 May 2015 20:30:00 -0500

If you ignore these concepts, you risk finding yourself plagued with penalties and poor rankings.

Thu, 21 May 2015 20:29:00 -0500

Josh Newman is known for his work in venture capital, film and fitness – and now, allegedly, for defrauding investors.

Thu, 21 May 2015 20:24:00 -0500

From puppy mills to beauty standards, the themes of these commercials provoked polarizing reactions.

Thu, 21 May 2015 20:15:00 -0500

Those office devices you don't give much thought to may actually be a drain on your resources.

Thu, 21 May 2015 20:00:00 -0500

From establishing industry expertise to giving new life to existing content, long-form content can be extremely beneficial to your content marketing strategy.

Thu, 21 May 2015 19:45:00 -0500

While private market valuations are going through the stratosphere, overall deal making tells a different story.

Thu, 21 May 2015 19:30:00 -0500

The story of my not-so-subtle leap into entrepreneurship, and how you, too, can bust a gutsy move.

Thu, 21 May 2015 19:15:00 -0500

The Small Business Administration is crisscrossing the nation to educate entrepreneurs about how to apply for grants focused on early stage companies.

Thu, 21 May 2015 19:02:44 -0500

It's huge for public transportation users.

Thu, 21 May 2015 19:00:00 -0500

Running low on battery? Follow these tips to juice up quicker than usual.

Thu, 21 May 2015 18:45:00 -0500

Companies are eager for cloud-based HR tech that allows for mobile devices and leverages social media.

Thu, 21 May 2015 18:43:00 -0500

'We made a safety video starring the Internet,' the airline says.

Thu, 21 May 2015 18:40:00 -0500

Like to complain about McDonald's? You'd fit right in at the company's shareholders' meeting.

Thu, 21 May 2015 18:30:00 -0500

Like a business, a relationship needs constant maintenance to be successful.

Thu, 21 May 2015 18:00:00 -0500

Our phone screens have become the main pinboards for our 'favorites' as we mobilize our lives.

Thu, 21 May 2015 17:45:00 -0500

Celebrities can add a lot of value to a burgeoning business, but the wrong partnership can lead to widespread embarrassment and actually devalue your brand.

Thu, 21 May 2015 17:15:00 -0500

The tech entrepreneur and investor explain how he keeps anxiety at bay and his eye on the prize.

Thu, 21 May 2015 17:00:00 -0500

A look at what you should strive for as the leader of your business.

Thu, 21 May 2015 16:45:00 -0500

This entrepreneur uses the 'Daily Gabe' method to stay on track.

Thu, 21 May 2015 16:38:03 -0500

A majority of parents said that working part-time would be the ideal scenario, according to a new study courtesy of Care.com and Yahoo Parenting.

Thu, 21 May 2015 16:35:00 -0500

During each walk, Wag provides owners with a photo of their dog, a map of the walk, and a 'pee-poop' status update.

Thu, 21 May 2015 16:31:00 -0500

Global cosmetics giant L'Oréal is giving its product testing process a high-tech facelift, using 3-D printed human skin.

Thu, 21 May 2015 16:30:00 -0500

The rapper and entrepreneur explains a surprising partnership for SMS Audio and why it helps set his headphone venture apart from rivals.

Thu, 21 May 2015 16:30:00 -0500

There's only one industry positioned properly to penetrate event audiences and move to the next frontier of sponsorship activation.

Thu, 21 May 2015 16:00:00 -0500

With over 302 million active users, Twitter is a platform you need to get in on.

Thu, 21 May 2015 15:30:00 -0500

Focusing on Big Data can be a big waste of time and money if you don't know how to mine it.

Thu, 21 May 2015 15:15:00 -0500

Opportunity makers earn unbreakable trust by adding value, are adept at spotting patterns and constantly explore industries outside their own.

Thu, 21 May 2015 15:00:00 -0500

Bitwage bills itself as the world's first payroll startup to incorporate the cost- and time-saving benefits of Bitcoin.

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:45:00 -0500

Listening to unhappy customers is a hard but valuable way to learn how to improve your business and better than them disparaging you on social media.

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:30:00 -0500

Many entrepreneurs are finding the thrill of making their fortune can only be matched by the gratification of philanthropy that makes a lasting improvement.

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:15:00 -0500

The near ubiquity of smartphones and the irresistible lure of social media are upending how retail is done, all over the world.

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:00 -0500

Don't let the memories and money you've invested in your home get taken away. Find out how to protect your home from business creditors.

Thu, 21 May 2015 13:45:00 -0500

While gaming may make you more attentive visually, that might be outweighed by the negative effects on your brain.

Thu, 21 May 2015 13:30:00 -0500

To be at ease with yourself is the greatest success.

Thu, 21 May 2015 13:15:00 -0500

Values are an important part determining how great a company's culture can be.

Thu, 21 May 2015 13:12:00 -0500

An increasing number of privately-held players are going from garage to grocery store in fewer than five years thanks to an erosion of barriers to entry within the food industry.

Thu, 21 May 2015 13:00:00 -0500

The lowdown on helping with other people's problems.

Thu, 21 May 2015 12:30:00 -0500

This entrepreneur uses the 'Daily Gabe' method to stay on track.

Thu, 21 May 2015 12:00:00 -0500

Shifting gears on the weekend to relaxing and rejuvenating activities is essential for any successful entrepreneur.

Thu, 21 May 2015 11:30:00 -0500

There is much more involved in running your own business, but there is also great potential for reward.

Thu, 21 May 2015 10:30:00 -0500

After eight years as an Air Force officer, Tammy Tubbs decided to open up a Papa Murphy's franchise.

Wed, 20 May 2015 23:00:00 -0500

Power poses? Relaxation breathing? They're not just for yogis anymore.

Wed, 20 May 2015 22:30:00 -0500

Regular, expected work and payments are a fine thing -- until they're not.

Wed, 20 May 2015 22:00:00 -0500

Build up your legacy with this advice from the musician behind "God Bless the USA."

Wed, 20 May 2015 21:30:00 -0500

To achieve above average growth and sales this year, you will need to develop an intimate relationship with data. Here is how to do it.

Wed, 20 May 2015 21:15:00 -0500

If you use these strategies, you can inspire and equip attendees in a way that will have them coming back year after year.

Wed, 20 May 2015 21:00:00 -0500

One misplayed note spoils a symphony. Achieve that level of harmony in your startup and success is assured.

Fri, 22 May 2015 21:19:00 -0500

When someone asks you at a job interview "Have any questions for me?" you have to have questions ready. Here are questions you can ask at that moment!

Fri, 22 May 2015 19:12:00 -0500

What would you do and say if you knew that you couldn't possibly fail? Liz tells a story about a time when she learned that trust is always a better guide to business decision-making than fear is.

Fri, 22 May 2015 18:51:00 -0500

Refundable credits meant to benefit low income workers bring out identity thieves and fraudulent preparers who prey on both them and the IRS.

Fri, 22 May 2015 17:42:00 -0500

The Supreme Court mulls a case challenging a California law that requires out-of-state drug companies to fund a local disposal program.

Fri, 22 May 2015 16:52:00 -0500

At least that's what President Maduro, the rather hapless inheritor of the mess that is the economy in Venezuela under the Bolivarian socialist revolution, seems to think. For he's arguing that people who simply report the prices at which things change hands are waging economic war upon the country and [...]

Fri, 22 May 2015 15:54:00 -0500

Microsoft's new Surface has a few surprises up its sleeve...

Fri, 22 May 2015 13:56:00 -0500

The world’s third-richest man weighed in on the national debate over rising levels of income disparity in the United States yesterday, saying that while the gaps between the country’s haves and have nots are definitely increasing, it is not the fault of those at the top. Nor will it be [...]

Fri, 22 May 2015 13:30:00 -0500

Apple hates leaks, but now the company has given away its own plans...

Wed, 20 May 2015 13:34:00 -0500

We’re all tempted to use words that we’re not too familiar with. If this were the only problem, I wouldn’t have much to write about. That’s because we’re cautious with words we’re unsure of and, thus, they don’t create much of an issue for us. It’s the words that we think we’re [...]

Tue, 19 May 2015 13:53:00 -0500

Updated data from NASA satellite instruments reveal the Earth’s polar ice caps have not receded at all since the satellite instruments began measuring the ice caps in 1979.

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Chaldean American Professionals

Chaldean Leaders around the World Gather in California
By Sam Yousif :: 17637 Views :: Article Rating :: Government & Society, Chaldean American Professionals

Californai, USA - Chaldean leaders from around the world recently met in Rancho San Diego, California to discuss the ongoing challenges the Christians of Iraq continue to face.  Frustrated over the lack of support and reluctance to support Christians of the Middle East, the representatives gathered to discuss options.  Chaldean leaders from as far as Australia, Canada, UK, Syria, Jordon, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Mexico, Norway, and the US made up over 15 countries of delegates.  A historic gathering they called it. The first of its kind -- at least in modern memory, they said.

More than 300 people attended the local conference, which took place March 30 and April 1.  Including Ambassador Peter Bodde, assistant chief with the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, spoke at the conference.  Bodde told the group that the U.S. government is working to safeguard Chaldeans and other minority communities in Iraq. A U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state also attended, telling the group that the Obama administration has requested funds from Congress to promote the safety of Christians in Iraq.

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Former Politico Makes Community Impact in New Ways
By Guest Reporter :: 12331 Views :: Article Rating :: Chaldean American Professionals

California, USA - From his sixth floor executive office window, Sam Attisha has an unobstructed view of the action on the Padres home field at Petco Park, which, by the way, is 7,713 miles from where Attisha was born 42 years ago — in the fabled, now troubled, capital of Iraq, Baghdad.

Attisha is vice president of business development and external affairs for Cox Communications San Diego.

He was recently named one of San Diego’s Top Influentials by The Daily Transcript newspaper, a plaudit he appreciates, but had to laugh, “It still doesn’t get me much influence over my three boys and my wife.”

Attisha is a combination of outgoing (“You have to be in this job”) and laid-back (enjoying hanging out with his three young sons). He’s tall, 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, with brown eyes, olive complexion, and a bald, neatly shaved head.

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CYD-2008 :: Sunday, Augsut 17 From 2 pm - 8 pm
By Camp Chaldean :: 64189 Views :: Article Rating :: Sports, Art, and Entertainment, Community & Culture, Chaldean American Student Association, Camp Chaldean, Chaldean Church Sports League, Chaldean Churches, Chaldean American Professionals

 

Chaldean Youth Day (CYD-2008) is Sunday, August 17!  Hundreds of Chaldean young adults will converge on Camp Chaldean for a day of fun, food, and festivities.  Hang-out. Chill. Picnic. Play. This event is free for those 35 and under.  Anyone over 35 the cost is $45,000 per person. 

This is a non-alcoholic camp.  Bring your own lawn chairs.  Bring food coolers if you like.  Food and beverages will be available. Games. Competitions. Prizes. Boat Races.  Water-balloon wars.  Tug-A-war.  Sports.  Bring your own BALLS.  Best of all bring some biceps, brains, and bounce. 

The event is sponsored by the St. George Chaldean Camp Council in partnership with Chaldean youth groups, which include but are not limited to, the Chaldean Church Sports League, Chaldean Teens Coming Together, Chaldean Youth Bible Study, Chaldean Loving Christ, Jesus Christ University, Chaldean American Professionals, Chaldean Football League, Chaldean Basketball League, Chaldean Hockey League, Chaldean American Student Association, and Chaldean Church Youth Choirs. 

You have been told!  Someone post this on MySpace, Facebook, and whatever other social network you freaks got going! 

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Michigan's Best Weddings by Dalia Voting Begins
By David Najor :: 22091 Views :: Article Rating :: Business & Finance, Chaldean American Professionals


Michigan, USA - It goes without saying that the Chaldean community holds remarkable wedding events.  Rich in Catholic tradition and Chaldean heritage these incredible events require a competent and experienced professional.  The planning that goes into such affairs are overwhelming.  Hiring an expert who has the right connections with the best vendors, has learned to become an ace negotiator to get you the best value or 'deal' for your money, and knows where to find all those unique and dazzling touches to transform your wedding into an absolute fantasy.

It was not so long ago that wedding consultants were thought of as a luxury to be used mainly by the wealthy and elite. Times have changed.  According to Modern Bride Magazine, over 50% of all American couples who married in 1999 used the services of wedding consultants, also commonly referred to as wedding coordinators, bridal consultants, and wedding planners.  In the Chaldean community that percentage is even higher and continues to rise. 

In Michigan, one impressive Chaldean wedding expert continues to wow the community and critics alike.  Weddings by Dalia, continues to win awards and is now in the finals for Michigan’s best of 2008.  The firm placed 5th best in 2007 and now is poised to be the top rated. 

The Chaldean community is showing their support by visiting the online voting booth  and casting Weddings by Dalia as their best choice for Wedding and event consultation.  On the site supporters like Nuha Roumayah, Sarah Eskander, Melody Kouza, Vonica Abouna, Jennifer Shunyia, Merfit Yaldo, and Joe Bahri applaud her amazing work, creativity, organization, and insight. 

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Business Breakfast Network Meeting
By Sue Garmo :: 18214 Views :: Article Rating :: Business & Finance, Chaldean American Professionals

Michigan, USA - Chaldean American Professionals (CAP) invites Chaldeans and their business friends to a breakfast business network meeting.  The meeting will be held this Friday, June 27 in the Southfield Town Center 4000 LaTerrace Mediterranean Restaurant from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the morning.  For a map of the Southfield Town Center, CLICK HERE.

The event is open to both Chaldeans and non-Chaldeans.  The event is free to CAP members and only $5 for non-members.  The event will include continental breakfast and a literature table for business cards, fliers, and literature.   Guests are reminded to bring plenty of business cards and to where name badges. 

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What Makes Your Business Different?
By David Najor :: 27672 Views :: Article Rating :: Business & Finance, Opinion and Editorials, Chaldean American Professionals

Every Chaldean business entrepreneur is in business to make a profit.  That means having customers, and lots of them.  It goes without saying that location is important.  Having a hotel by an airport, business district, or entertainment district is a “no brainer”.    Opening a store at the crossroads of a busy intersection or highly dense residential area is just as simple.  So simple that you will find four convenient stores facing one another or two hotels across the street from one another.  Location is one of the primary deciding factors for guests. 

If the hotels are next door to each other; one isn’t closer to the airport.  One isn’t closer to downtown. If the location could sustain a million dollars in sales and there are four stores vying for that million we can safely estimate $250,000 each.  Can we?  Will each business operate the same?  Will each owner carry the same goods or offer the same service?  Drive by any corner crowded with businesses and you would be stunned at how similar they are.  There is nothing unique about any of them.  They are virtually indistinguishable from each other.

Limited business entrepreneurs turn to the easiest solutions to differentiate their business.   Lower prices or give more goods away.  This simplistic solution may be a good short term solution but in the long run hurts the business.   The long term fix for any Chaldean business owner is to differentiate their business by offering better service and developing meaningful customer relationships.

And this is how to do it…..

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Seminar Offered to Chaldean Parents and Professionals of Children with Special Needs
By CE&CC :: 48443 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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Networking Grows A Business
By Ray Yono :: 20047 Views :: Article Rating :: Business & Finance, Chaldean American Professionals

When Joseph Garmo attended a Chaldean wedding, he never imagined that he would hear the benefits of his own product begin shared by a fellow guest. 

There at the table, says Garmo, another guest seated with the group began to share his excitement for a new product our firm developed to help reduce check cashing fraud.  "It was like a totally unsolicited sales pitch" for the Michigan-based firm helping the Chaldean community deal with the rash of check fraud.  “The Michigan economy is horrible. Add low morals with a poor economy and you get lots and lots of crime,” says Garmo.  “Chaldeans in large part are victims of these crimes and not much is done to help them.  We wanted to change that.”

Garmo explains how the table guest began what would continue on as a 15- to 20-minute discussion between the guests at the table about his company's product. “It was hard to keep quiet, but I did.  I wanted to hear what they would say,” he says. “I wanted to learn if our idea could make a difference.”

It was also the moment he realized the power of his connections. He hadn't spent a dime on marketing his product and before him was a table filled with his target market discussing his Check cashing prevention system.  Listening to the Chaldean business talk, Garmo realized where the guest had learned about his product. 

How did he do it?

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