Friday, February 12, 2016
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Fri, 12 Feb 2016 23:00:00 -0600

It only takes one mistaken tweet to obliterate years of good deeds.

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 22:30:00 -0600

From determining the best linking opportunities to choosing the best headlines, here is how to turn social-media users into regular visitors and customers.

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 22:00:00 -0600

All of us, regardless of job title or influence, do some type of sales on almost a daily basis.

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 21:30:00 -0600

Heather McGough of Lean Startup shares her wisdom on mindset, disruption and more.

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 21:06:32 -0600

The league is considering letting marketers use players' jerseys for advertisements.

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 21:00:00 -0600

Negativity will happen especially in times of stress. Use these tactics to turn those frowns upside down.

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:30:00 -0600

Instead, the company will begin focusing on a new service named Google Photos.

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:30:00 -0600

Lead-generation expert Alex Berman outlines the ways to define a sure-bet deal.

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:00:00 -0600

If you want to license your ideas, focus on finding those companies that are going to truly embrace you -- companies like Fat Brain.

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:55:00 -0600

The digital news outlet will offers users a reading experience similar to a text-message conversation. It's the latest in a string of startups and tech companies that are emulating the most basic digital communication format.

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:30:00 -0600

Stop thinking of vulnerability as a weakness; it's a leadership strength.

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:25:00 -0600

Vital Signs is reportedly a six-episode series starring Apple employee Dr. Dre in a dark, 'semi-autobiographical' role.

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:08:00 -0600

The video uses a combination of a record scratch, curious placements of smoke and rhyming ingredients spit out by the rapper.

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:00:00 -0600

These four stages that can make a huge difference in the way you seduce, sell, and seal the deal with your prospects and customers.

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:30:00 -0600

Their fragile egos and overblown sense of self-worth can make them a nightmare, but their drive can make them a dream.

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 03:58:00 -0600

You need a computer to get a job these days, but online job-hunting doesn't mean filling out online job applications all day!

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 23:34:00 -0600

This week’s Android Circuit includes the ambient display on the Galaxy S7, benchmarks for #TheNextGalaxy, Facebook's hungry Android app, Microsoft's continued Android ambitions, the new pricing for the Amazon Fire, BlackBerry's staffing cuts, Samsung's potential run to the top of the US marketshare numbers, and Google's Safer Internet Day prize.

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:40:00 -0600

LinkedIn lost nearly 45% of its value last Friday. CEO Jeff Weiner didn't waste time in addressing the crash with all of his 9,200 employees.

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:21:00 -0600

Small business banking and innovation are two words that you rarely hear in the same sentence. Common wisdom points to heavy regulation as the primary cause of banks lagging behind the rest of the business world when it comes to innovation. While regulation certainly bears some of the blame, it is by no means the only reason.

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:00:00 -0600

'Deadpool' image courtesy of 20th Century Fox Deadpool got off to a blazing start last night, with astunning $12.7million in Thursday previews. The film began its run at 7:00 pm in its various formats (DLP, IMAX, PLF, D-Box, etc.) and now all that’s left to do is speculate just how big [...]

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:00:00 -0600

'Batman v Superman' image courtesy of Warner Bros. Yesterday was a kind of “good news, bad news” day for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The good news is that Warner Bros. (or someone connected to Warner Bros., since I presumed they were going to wait until Monday morning’s Good Morning [...]

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:05:00 -0600

Low oil prices are still fueling the unprecedented profits party at the U.S. airlines, even as financial markets fall and economies stumble badly. But some of the financial carnage suffered in the last 50 days might have been avoided had investors and those who attempt to manage economies not arrogantly [...]

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:54:00 -0600

We need to build a new system: one that will balance economic growth with sustainability and human flourishing.

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:21:00 -0600

Asking for a raise can be scary, but there are ways to get better and more comfortable talking about money. Follow these tips to get over your fear.

Sun, 07 Feb 2016 05:00:00 -0600

On Super Bowl Sunday, the Valley will be off limits to unmanned autonomous aircraft, otherwise known as drones.

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Chaldean American Professionals

Chaldean Leaders around the World Gather in California
By Sam Yousif :: 21452 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 :: 14776 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 :: 75796 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 :: 25954 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 :: 21614 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 :: 32206 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 :: 55792 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 :: 23451 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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