Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0500

A small selection of shortcuts are useful and meaningful, but don't be fooled by the illusion of progress.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:30:00 -0500

The most polite way to decline a sales pitch is to blame the budget. Often, however, that is not an insurmountable barrier.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:30:00 -0500

'The Flooring Girl' has made her gender an asset in the flooring business.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:00:00 -0500

These single mothers, all of whom run successful companies, have learned critical lessons about building a business while raising a family.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:00:00 -0500

Consider some of these unconventional techniques for relieving stress and bringing focus before that important summit.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:45:00 -0500

Results can be improved with a heightened management focus on the continuous flow of strategic change. Drive responsibility for day-to-day operational revamping as far down in the organization as possible.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:38:00 -0500

Be savvy in your interactions with reporters. Your reputation is at state.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:30:00 -0500

Staying very focused on what the company does best -- and what makes it different -- allows an organization to refine a product and excel.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:00:00 -0500

Baseball, played without a clock and unfolding over the longest season in sports, requires the same patience and dynamism as running a business.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:30:00 -0500

Earning coverage in a news site will go a long way toward bring attention and credibility to your company.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:15:00 -0500

With social media allowing startups to create a direct line of communication between the company and consumers while also providing instant access to the latest buzz around products or services, social-media managers need to be on the ball.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:00:00 -0500

These avenues bring in predictability in growth and user acquisition.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:30:00 -0500

When you find that your company feels stunted, or a problem seems to have no solution, find some outside help fast.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:15:00 -0500

Steer clear of these minefields in laying the foundation for your newly launched firm.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:00:00 -0500

If you want to boost sales on your website, hold back product information from your visitors.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:45:00 -0500

The company hopes this new desktop computer, called Sprout, can rekindle industry interest.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:30:00 -0500

American consumers yearn to collaborate but the biggest companies are not getting the message.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:26:00 -0500

Email addresses from pilot participants were stolen, the company said, though the forthcoming mobile app -- which lets users purchase goods by scanning a QR code -- was not affected.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:00:00 -0500

When your company and another one has similar offerings, here is how to differentiate yourself.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:45:00 -0500

Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani is partnering with big Silicon Valley companies to teach young girls to love computer science.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:36:00 -0500

Companies such as Postmates, WunWun and Instacart have added delivery of Halloween costumes to their inventory for a limited time.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:30:00 -0500

The move from team member to management is both a thrill and a shock. Sensible steps to ease the transition make success more likely for everybody.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:15:00 -0500

A Babson College lecturer hones in on some essential truths of customer demand with an inexpensive 20-minute test.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Obamacare has created an incentive for business owners to navigate a different path than that which policymakers had intended.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:59:00 -0500

Enterprise clients will now be able to filter the data based on geography, public biographical information and the emotion expressed in a tweet.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:57:00 -0500

'I got two words for ya buddy,' quipped Mark Cuban of the strange clothing range: 'glue factory.'

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:49:00 -0500

Startup MotionSavvy is turning to Indiegogo to bring a tablet to market that translates sign language into speech and speech into text messages.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:45:00 -0500

Experts say adoption of wearables at work will outpace it at home thanks to improved safety, productivity, and collaboration.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:30:00 -0500

You're probably doing something dangerous as you read this, and it's shortening your lifespan.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:25:00 -0500

It's counterintuitive, but sometimes bringing onboard a job seeker with more skills than required results in a win-win.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:43:00 -0500

VideoFresh after celebration of the Jewish New Year, it looks like it could be a record year for investors in Israeli technology companies. So far in 2014, according to Globes, 7 Israeli firms have raised $3.5 billion in US markets, lead by some very successful technology and biotech IPOs. The most [...]

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:41:00 -0500

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the National Association of Theater Owners (NATO) have announced a zero-tolerance policy for Google Glass and other wearable devices. In an update to their rules, agreed at the ShowEast industry convention and trade show in Hollywood, Florida, the two groups say they "have [...]

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:22:00 -0500

The critical reckoning over forced quarantines is still to come. Consider this scenario. Sometime in January or February – as the Ebola epidemic explodes out of West Africa – we’ll start experiencing larger, more frequent outbreaks in American cities. With the flu as a background to confound suspected cases of Ebola, public [...]

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 03:18:00 -0500

I was writing a story in my office with one ear tuned to the conversation around me. My colleague Catherine said to our Operations Manager, Michael, "Here is a strange message in Liz's LinkedIn Inbox." "What does it say?" Michael asked her. "It says Half-price tickets are available to next week's Cloud Storage [...]

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:17:00 -0500

A new cancer drug benefited 51% of stage III and IV melanoma patients during a phase II trial, achieving complete response (total cancer disappearance) in 26% during the treatment period. That was all in just 16 weeks of treatment, suggesting this drug has great potential for treating certain cancers in [...]

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:28:00 -0500

The importance of Social Security retirement benefits cannot be understated as nearly one-third of all U.S. retirees rely solely upon Social Security for their retirement income.  Despite its importance and successful history of providing retirement income to the elderly, Social Security is at a crossroads and cannot continue down the [...]

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:17:00 -0500

If a teenage girl can become a mainstream fashion designer, you can make your dreams happen, too.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:30:00 -0500

Hewlett-Packard is entering the 3D printing business with inkjet technology that -- it asserts -- is 10 times faster than anything on the market today.

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:15:00 -0500

America’s Nuclear Navy is one of the oldest and largest nuclear organizations in the world, and has the best safety record of any industry. There are over a hundred nuclear reactors that power 86 submarines and aircraft carriers. Thousands upon thousands of people have lived, worked, eaten and slept within a stone’s throw of a nuclear reactor for 60 years with no adverse effects at all.

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 04:40:00 -0500

Believe it or not, it only takes one sentence to turn a great interview into a lost employment opportunity. After 10 years of running a recruiting firm, I can tell you that interviewers actively seek out the negative traits in the job seekers whom they meet. Be aware that the following [...]

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Chaldean American Professionals

Chaldean Leaders around the World Gather in California
By Sam Yousif :: 15402 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 :: 10900 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 :: 57518 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 :: 19800 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 :: 16317 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 :: 25086 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 :: 44013 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 :: 17928 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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