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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:30:00 -0500

Companies in the booming sharing economy depend on contractors who may legally qualify as full time employees. The distinction is crucial for both workers and their employers.

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:00:00 -0500

What happened in Roanoke wasn't the first tragedy and won't be the last.

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:30:00 -0500

When it comes to building your brand, how you spend your money is at least as important as how much money you spend.

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:00:00 -0500

The hit show is just the frosted tip of what Carlo's Bakery has grown to be.

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:30:00 -0500

On the eve of a son's departure for college, an Adobe executive ponders the parenting lessons she's learned.

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:00:00 -0500

Even if you've attended a conference that targets young entrepreneurs, perhaps it was run by a different age group and therefore came across as less than authentic. Try these events.

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:30:00 -0500

We don't have the time or the resources to carefully think through everything. So we do a lot of things by our gut. Sometimes things turn out OK. Sometimes, well -- it's not so good.

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:00:00 -0500

Investors can't really evaluate any new business, but they can assess the logic behind your numbers, and compare that logic to their experience and rational business norms.

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:30:00 -0500

More insights into the growth of my product-based company that can be operated from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection.

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:01:00 -0500

Be glad you don't have this guy working for you.

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:00:00 -0500

Believe it. There's actually a type of breakup that's good for you.

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:30:00 -0500

The brain is lightning fast but it still does just one thing at a time.

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:00:00 -0500

Knowing how the mind processes information and images can help you send the right message.

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:57:00 -0500

The NLRB just penalized the only entities providing jobs in this country, in the name of increasing employment. How does that make sense?

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:48:00 -0500

Customers have been waiting for this.

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 06:19:00 -0500

A new bill introduced in Congress this summer is designed to assist veterans with child care while they work toward higher education. The "Support for Student Veterans with Families Act" seeks to authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs to make grants to eligible educational institutions to boost and in some cases [...]

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:53:00 -0500

The New Horizons team has recommended a new mission for the probe now that it's sailing the stars beyond Pluto.

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 04:24:00 -0500

What's the best way to answer the done-to-death job interview question "Why should we hire you for the job?" Liz Ryan shares her view!

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:04:00 -0500

This week’s Apple Loop includes the confirmed launch dates for the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, details on pre-order and retail dates, the new camera technology in the iPhones, the risky move to include Force Touch, the cancellation of the iPhone 5C, a customized gold iPhone 6S, Tim Cook's response over the Chinese stock market, thoughts on your personal data privacy, and Microsoft's inclusion in Apple's livestream.

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:36:00 -0500

By Mark Berniker, Forbes Contributor ALAMEDA, CA - JANUARY 16: Oakland Raiders new head coach Jack Del Rio pretends to put on a foorball helmet as he poses for a photograph during a news conference on January 16, 2015 in Alameda, California. The Oakland Raiders announced the hiring of Jack Del [...]

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:04:00 -0500

Could a pregnant woman's love of dogs have caused her early death in ancient Greece? These archaeologist think they have evidence that it did.

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:10:00 -0500

Civil wars, corruption, poverty, and refugees. Throughout the past decades, Western media have played a pivotal role in the one-sided portrayal of the African continent. Then Lupita Nyong'O happened. A sophisticated, eloquent, dark-skinned East African, suddenly dominating the red carpets of Hollywood, and celebrated for her style and unconventional beauty [...]

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:25:00 -0500

VideoYou might expect a film director who has had 10 successful films in a row— including the highest grossing movie his country has ever seen—to be arrogant, self-congratulatory, or at least a tiny bit prideful about his work. But in my recent conversation with India’s SS Rajamouli, the master storyteller [...]

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:54:00 -0500

We respect people who demonstrate integrity, approach life with kindness in service, or reflect a genuineness and sincerity in all their interactions.

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:13:00 -0500

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship. Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to [...]

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:59:00 -0500

When the world’s best winemakers create an even more special wine, they give it a limited edition “reserve” label. Ritz-Carlton has taken the same tact with its Reserve resorts, an even more elite sub-brand from one of the best-known names in luxury hospitality,

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Chaldean American Professionals

Chaldean Leaders around the World Gather in California
By Sam Yousif :: 18742 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 :: 13066 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 :: 67389 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 :: 23279 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 :: 19236 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 :: 28953 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 :: 50410 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 :: 21033 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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