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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:00:00 -0500

A post last year resonated with entrepreneurs around the world. Here are some of their comments.

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:30:00 -0500

He's been a castaway, an FBI agent and a cowboy doll that talks, but his best role is perhaps that of a businessman.

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:30:00 -0500

The Motor City isn't waiting for a savior to move to town. It's banking on the energy of the people who call it home.

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 21:00:00 -0500

To drive and inspire their teams through a transition, leaders must be open to feedback and criticism about themselves, too.

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:30:00 -0500

I've designed my life going against the norm. Here are some strategies to help with your journey.

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:00:00 -0500

It's tough explaining why you chose to be an entrepreneur over the many easier ways to make a living. Saying what it is like is often easier than saying what it is.

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:59:00 -0500

Priscilla Chan, Zuckerberg's wife of three years, has suffered three miscarriages over the last few years.

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:40:00 -0500

Uber reached an important milestone in valuation three years before Facebook.

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:30:00 -0500

The head of a company that hooks up inventors with the popular shopping channel dishes on how inventors can show off their products to millions.

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:00:00 -0500

Just as children's art doesn't need to all look the same, neither do business approaches. A husband and wife team created a business that works for them.

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:30:00 -0500

With so much data, so many new channels and so much competition out there, it can be tough to determine which strategies are worth trying out.

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:00:00 -0500

Five tips to getting your message to penetrate the barriers of people's everyday lives.

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:30:00 -0500

Nothing empties the mind faster than the proverbial blank page but by listening carefully you'll find people are constantly suggesting topics.

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:10:00 -0500

Interim analysis of a trial to protect against the deadly disease has been shown to, thus far, be successful.

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:01:00 -0500

Japan's Suntory Holdings is taking one small, historic step for cocktail connoisseurs everywhere.

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 09:20:00 -0500

Many of us will have seen the various pronouncements by Nick Hanauer, the self-made billionaire who attempts to entirely upend conventional economics. At the core of his beliefs is this idea that it is demand which creates both jobs and economic growth rather than investment. The implication of this, to [...]

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:42:00 -0500

Doug turned down a job offer even though he's unemployed. It felt like the right thing to do at the time but now Doug is wondering whether he did the right thing, so he asks Liz for advice. What would you tell Doug?

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:35:00 -0500

This week’s Apple Loop includes the question of the iPod Touch and the iPhone 6C, the leaked front screen of the iPhone 6S, a comparison of pocket-to-picture camera times, Apple's solution to one writer's Apple Music issues, T-Mobile's free streaming offer for Apple Music, details on the subscriber numbers to Apple's streaming music service, a solution to iTunes' woes, IDC's tablet market share survey, and a seven-year old MacBook finally retiring.

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:21:00 -0500

Yesterday saw the release of Microsoft's highly anticipated Windows 10 operating system. For the most part things went fairly smoothly as it was rolled out over Windows Update, but a few problems have raised their heads with people unable to update or activate their new OS. Here's a complete guide [...]

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:23:00 -0500

The Windows 10 desktop. So the day is finally here. Microsoft today launched Windows 10 giving the millions of people who own Windows 7 and 8 computers a chance to obtain for free to the company's latest operating system. Now the questions that remain are: should I upgrade to Windows 10, should [...]

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:48:00 -0500

You might also be surprised to learn that kindness carries with it a significant return on investment (ROI). Kindness is too often taken for weakness. It’s refreshing to see someone become so successful while maintaining a kind demeanor.

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:46:00 -0500

By Todd Rothenhaus, MD  It’s no secret that the U.S. health care system is broken. It’s plagued with splintered information, wasteful duplication, and a severe lack of insight into the health of a patient, or population of patients. If you've ever sat in a hospital waiting room, filling out a paper [...]

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:45:00 -0500

Stop thinking of Silicon Valley as an engineer's paradise. There's far more work for liberal arts majors -- who know how to sell and humanize.

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:55:00 -0500

At first, euphemisms surfaced in the workplace to help people deal with touchy subjects that were difficult to talk about. Before long, they morphed into corporate buzzwords that expanded and took over our vocabulary until our everyday conversations started sounding like they’re taking place on another planet: Listen Ray, [...]

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:15:00 -0500

The story of the US domestic oil patch over the past 14 years has been squarely focused on unconventionals—Barnett Shale, Fayetteville, Woodford, Haynesville, Bakken, Eagle Ford, Mississippian Lime, Niobrara. As we all know, drilling results from these plays have catapulted the US into the position of being the largest gas [...]

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 04:29:00 -0500

Companies have a bad habit of treating customers like a flakey guy would treat a girl he didn't care about. Once they have the customer, they don't want to deal with what it takes to manage that relationship. Don't mis-read me; you are in a relationship with your customers. Are you being [...]

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Chaldean American Professionals

Chaldean Leaders around the World Gather in California
By Sam Yousif :: 18454 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 :: 12837 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 :: 66443 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 :: 22938 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 :: 18953 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 :: 28590 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 :: 49892 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 :: 20777 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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