Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:45:00 -0600

Your distractions are keeping you from being alert, attentive and focused and can hamper your post-event follow up not to mention your day to day activities.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:30:00 -0600

We came up with three hypothetical inventions that would make Thanksgiving more enjoyable.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:19:00 -0600

The social platform now allows marketers to put coupons in users' feeds with Twitter Offers.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:15:00 -0600

Entrepreneurs are trying to make the best of a bad situation.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:00:00 -0600

Before you take your next step, let some experts help you get a better understanding of what the data shows now.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:45:00 -0600

Any time you match sellers with buyers, you have to ensure both sides of the deal are growing proportionately.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:40:00 -0600

This could be the acquisition Twitter's CFO accidentally tweeted about on Monday.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:30:00 -0600

Here's a hint: It has a lot to do with storytelling.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:00:00 -0600

Have you ever felt the stress of everything-is-important-so-everything-has-to-be-done-but-I-can't-do-it-all? Sure you have.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:56:00 -0600

For pizza chains, the day before Thanksgiving is one of the five busiest days of the year.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:45:00 -0600

The head of Google's in-house creative agency says any tech startup can install practices from the Creative Lab to launch winning campaigns.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:30:00 -0600

Sometimes, the killer productivity app is the off switch.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:00:00 -0600

The economy is picking up again, and most businesses are on stronger ground. That usually leads to one thing.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:30:00 -0600

Uri Levine's new company strives to put money back into the hands of investors and consumers.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:00:00 -0600

How do you deal with time off when you're obsessed with work?

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:30:00 -0600

Shahid Hashmi is an entrepreneur through and through, as the franchisee of 40 Popeye's, two Burger Kings and one ZIPS Dry Cleaning.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:00:00 -0600

There's a big return on investment for expressing gratitude regularly.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600

Financial lessons can be reinterpreted for achieving better personal health and in so doing racking up better business outcomes.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:30:00 -0600

Moderators are never the star but, if they do their job well, every member of the panel will feel like one.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:00:00 -0600

So close, yet so far. With the holidays around the corner, it's time to reevaluate and re-engage these potential purchasers.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:30:00 -0600

Once you've done the work to build a following, it only takes imagination to dream up new ways to capitalize.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:00:00 -0600

There are two criteria you must consider before seeking a highly skilled worker.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:30:00 -0600

By playing up the what, who, why and how, investors will have a better idea of why they should partner with your company.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:15:00 -0600

More companies should follow the lead of a financial industry consortium that shares information to avoid security risks.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:00:00 -0600

Here are five reasons that you should seek feedback the next time performance reviews come up.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:33:00 -0600

The second-generation Eyecan+ technology was tested today.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:30:00 -0600

If you're looking to lure a strategic investor, keep these tips in mind.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:30:00 -0600

Company culture is a buzz phrase at the top of many minds these days yet a lot of executives still struggle to understand exactly what culture is and how to create it.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:15:00 -0600

A meaningful rendition can distinguish a company from its competitors, suggest potential directions for future growth and provide team members with a common goal.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:00:00 -0600

Check out these books, talks and courses, some of which are free, to really understand what makes your customers tick.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:22:00 -0600

Facebook is attempting to conquer complex workplace attitudes on social media, mobile and collaboration with a new plan.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:13:00 -0600

Here's a novel idea: Avoid the insanity on Thursday and Friday and don't go to the stores. Shop online instead. Push "Cyber Monday" up to Wednesday. From what I can see, some savvy retailers are already advertising their Black Friday deals and you may not have to go into the stores to [...]

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:02:00 -0600

Rejection is hard to handle. It hurts, and can leave you feeling that you weren't good enough, whether for a person, a job, or a place in school. But as any thoughtful politician, actor, or entrepreneur will explain, we can learn more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and [...]

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:12:00 -0600

Despite the enduring unpopularity of Obamacare, Congressional Democrats have up to now stood by their health care law, allowing that “it’s not perfect” but that they are proud of their votes to pass it. That all changed on Tuesday, when the Senate’s third-highest-ranking Democrat—New York’s Chuck Schumer—declared that “we took [the public’s] mandate and put all our focus on the wrong problem—health care reform…When Democrats focused on health care, the average middle-class person thought, ‘The Democrats aren’t paying enough attention to me.’”

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:45:00 -0600

It is the week of Thanksgiving, with all its associated holiday cheer and family togetherness. It is also the week a Grand Jury decided white policeman Darren Wilson will not face criminal charges for the shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:23:00 -0600

Fans have been wondering about the future of Guillermo del Toro's cinematic adaptation of the DC Comics series Justice League: Dark, since the project wasn't included in Warner Bros.' announcement last month of their upcoming slate of superhero movies. The movie, tentatively titled Dark Universe, has been confirmed as a [...]

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:16:00 -0600

Somewhere, there is a warehouse full of unsold Galaxy S5s. Samsung's flagship handset, launched in Q1 this year, packed in everything including the kitchen sink. It followed the South Korean company's strategy of taking the best features of every handset on the market and giving them a unique spin in its latest Galaxy handset. And the estimates on how well it would sell have proven to be... rather optimistic.

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:15:00 -0600

Liz, would you say there's a certain age after which it's impossible to change careers? Definitely. And what is that age? One hundred and seven. Come on! I'm being serious. Well, it's a very contextual question. It depends on what you want do in your new career. Give me an example. If you want to be a [...]

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:24:00 -0600

How do you create a habit-forming product? That question is more important than ever, says Nir Eyal, author of Hooked: How to Create Habit-Forming Products. As we’re bombarded with information and new products and apps, it’s increasingly hard to capture consumers’ attention. But if you can make your product habitual, [...]

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600

Jacques van den Broek, the Dutch Global CEO of Randstad, is a refreshing source for a journalist: outspoken and seemingly without that often alleged and sometimes derided male CEO ego. So when he says that the UK is 'losing the war for talent' and needs to compete better by increasing [...]

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Chaldean American Professionals

Chaldean Leaders around the World Gather in California
By Sam Yousif :: 15600 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 :: 11045 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 :: 58174 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 :: 20042 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 :: 16508 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 :: 25373 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 :: 44524 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 :: 18129 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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