Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600

When setting up an office overseas, don't hamper operations by being stingy with resources. Provide oversight but grant autonomy.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:15:00 -0600

Revitalization efforts get under way in former urban centers of industrial might. Will more follow?

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:00:00 -0600

Businesses can get a clear picture of how users are interacting with their posts to gain a better understanding of what works and what doesn't.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:45:00 -0600

Get a handle on the latest ideas about how teams, departments and businesses, nearby and in remote locales, can work together most effectively.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:30:00 -0600

As consumers become savvier and increasingly overwhelmed with sales and marketing messages, they've begun to tune out. Here is how to reel them back in.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 22:00:00 -0600

Paying taxes is a joyless duty but there are ways to make the process less painful.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:45:00 -0600

The tech giant aims to expand the number of data centers it offers clients around the world by 25 percent to meet fast-rising demand for internet-based services.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:30:00 -0600

A look into what worked and what hasn't worked in online retail, along with what's on the horizon.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:21:00 -0600

The attack was an example of 'destructive activity with malicious intent that was initiated by a sophisticated actor,' a White House spokesperson said.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:15:00 -0600

The best things in life are often free. And that's the case with scores of public information sets.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:00:00 -0600

While many entrepreneurs would love to be in the Targets and Walmarts of the world, it can be an extremely stressful time.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:57:00 -0600

In developing Yahoo's myriad tech products, Mayer obsessively references data and metrics. In honing the company's media strategies, however, she prefers to go with her gut.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:45:00 -0600

The company behind Just Mayo has closed its Series C round, which includes investments from an eclectic group from Salesforce's Marc Benioff to Renaissance man Jean Pigozzi.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:30:00 -0600

It's important to effectively manage your time and schedule, at least if you don't want to burn dozens of bridges.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:28:00 -0600

Paramount has pulled the plug on theaters' answer to 'The Interview' fiasco.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:15:00 -0600

Check out these four ways how it's possible to guide new staffers so that everyone thrives.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:15:00 -0600

Sometimes it makes sense to merge with your competition. Yael Cohen Braun and Julie Greenbaum didn't always think so, but they do now.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:00:00 -0600

The One Kings Lane co-founder urges young entrepreneurs to seek the guidance of others when first starting up.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:00:00 -0600

Entrepreneurs often anguish over determining the value of their companies. Here are some tips to help avoid mistakes.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:59:00 -0600

That's right – he can control the bionic limbs with his thoughts.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:45:00 -0600

What makes some presentations go viral, shared by millions on social media? This list offers some clues.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:30:00 -0600

Updating your website can be one of the biggest challenges you face when it comes to marketing your business, but it doesn't have to be.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:15:00 -0600

What do you want to feel like in 2015? Learn where to draw your line.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:00:00 -0600

After nearly being killed by a distracted driver, this entrepreneur was moved to help prevent others suffering as he had.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:54:00 -0600

The state's banking regulator says it will soften proposed rules for virtual currencies.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:33:00 -0600

The humble smartphone could throw a wrench in the works of the car sector's post-crisis turnaround.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:30:00 -0600

Monitoring and analyzing multiple social-media channels faster and better opens more time for growing your business.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:26:00 -0600

Baked fresh from us to you: A festive batch of wise and witty words to cling to, all season long. Happy holidays.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:20:00 -0600

After Sony's 'The Interview' is cancelled, a theater finds a creative marketing hook to fight back.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:15:00 -0600

See the five ways these ne'er-do-wells imperil company success.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:54:00 -0600

To keep up with Facebook and Google in digital advertising, you have to break out the checkbook. And with a combined $200 million spent this year in acquisitions, AppNexus is doing just that. With a $1.2 billion valuation and net revenue estimated at about $200 million off $2 billion in gross [...]

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:51:00 -0600

The BBC's long running investigations program Panorama turned its focus onto Apple. In a piece called 'Apple's Broken Promises', reporter Richard Bilton spent an hour looking at Apple's supply chain, workers' conditions, and challenged Apple to raise working standards.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:46:00 -0600

Where you needn't work full-time to get a 401(k) or insurance.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:09:00 -0600

More than 250,000 physicians and other health professionals are being notified as early as today that their payments from Medicare and Medicaid will be cut because they aren’t adequately using electronic health records in their practices, the Obama administration confirmed. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, known as CMS, is [...]

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:52:00 -0600

The conclusion to Peter Jackson's 'Hobbit' trilogy is a fitting farewell to the series.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:14:00 -0600

The sharp drop in oil prices in the past few weeks confirms the oil price forecast that I published back in May 2013, when West Texas crude sold for $94.50: “Oil prices are headed down, and I mean down at least $20 a barrel. The key reason is that [...]

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:04:00 -0600

Is Apple about to announce a new TouchID sensor for iPhone and iPad?

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:54:00 -0600

The agencies I have selected have a clear sense of how much is changing, including the new role of the consumer, the migration away from interruptive messages, and the technologies and platforms that make listening more important than talking. They embrace what’s coming, not what has been.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:00:00 -0600

Armed with new computer systems that can crunch massive amounts of data more quickly, Baidu has built a new "deep learning" speech recognition system that it says works better than current systems that power Google, Apple, Microsoft, and others.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:11:00 -0600

According to reports Wednesday from the NFL Network and Yahoo Sports, the University of Michigan are offering Jim Harbaugh, the current San Francisco 49ers coach and former Michigan quarterback, a $48-million deal over six seasons. Well, that's 8 million reasons annually why the sometimes bombastic Harbaugh might be tempted to return [...]

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Chaldean American Professionals

Chaldean Leaders around the World Gather in California
By Sam Yousif :: 15889 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 :: 11229 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 :: 59083 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 :: 20392 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 :: 16791 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 :: 25775 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 :: 45233 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 :: 18459 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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