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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:00:00 -0600

Facebook has spent billions acquiring companies over the years. Here's what it bought, and why.

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 20:00:00 -0600

Kevin Roberts, global CEO of advertising giant Saatchi & Saatchi, says that, to get people to fall in love with your product or service 'beyond reason,' you have to get them to feel.

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:00:00 -0600

A survey of more than 2,000 employees found that only 45 percent of time at the office is spent on primary job duties.

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:00:00 -0600

The best in the biz give their tips on how to be a best-in-class content marketer.

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:00:00 -0600

A recent Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate survey found strong interest among teens in one day purchasing the roof over their head.

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:00:00 -0600

The California tech giant hasn't always been a synonym for success.

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:00:00 -0600

Board games, role-playing games and other offline diversions are having a renaissance.

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:00:00 -0600

Every addicting product or service shares certain essential qualities. Here's author Nir Eyal's primer on why maximizing habit-forming triggers is so important.

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:30:00 -0600

This franchisee coaches others to follow in her entrepreneurial footsteps.

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0600

Get ahead of things early, lay down a firm foundation by asking the right questions and handle the flood.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:45:00 -0600

Grade yourself on this checklist of managerial behaviors. Spot leadership mistakes that elicit less-than-desirable results.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:30:00 -0600

Service-based businesses tend to struggle with promotions during the holiday season. Instead of letting this busy time of year pass you by, focusing on these tips to boost your sales.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:00:00 -0600

SEO is not just about what is written. An SEO strategy for images is important for promoting, and protecting, your brand.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:30:00 -0600

As any good salesperson knows, speak their language and you're halfway there.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:15:00 -0600

Steer clear of inappropriate business remarks that will ricochet well beyond a private gathering.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:00:00 -0600

What do marketers and big data have in common? They both have an insatiable desire to know more about their targets.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:39:00 -0600

The noted author and publisher died earlier this month at the age of 78.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:30:00 -0600

Hearing someone talk about how they 'wish' they had time to invest back in themselves and work out more often is crushing.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:00:00 -0600

Working with others on a project is one of the most effective ways to move an idea forward.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:30:00 -0600

Do you find yourself using the term 'a lot' with regularity? Break the habit with these more-specific synonyms.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:20:00 -0600

U.S. regulators expect Internet service providers to sue the government over any changes in the way they are regulated and must reevaluate any proposals to make sure they stand up in court.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:15:00 -0600

Hey, remember me? It's your body, encouraging you to obtain proper rest and nutrition in the run-up to that big project.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:08:00 -0600

Is there really room for a third mobile operating system after Apple's iOS and Google's Android? For years, Samsung has thought so -- but it has yet to deliver.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:04:00 -0600

Peter Friedman ran social media for Apple before it was even called social media. Here's his top social-media secret for building buzz around your brand.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:00:00 -0600

From an explosion in video to brands embracing micro-content, 2014 was a busy year for marketers.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:30:00 -0600

Whether it's mastering a game or succeeding in your life's calling, there is a short list of what works.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:15:00 -0600

Crowdfunding platforms can be about more than selling concrete commodities.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:03:00 -0600

Check out the predictions we made in 2010 to see what's changed since then.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:00:00 -0600

For tech entrepreneurs, paying too much attention to first adopters can be a deadly move for business, says startup pro Martin Zwilling.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:00:00 -0600

As the co-founder of Cisco and Urban Decay, Sandy Lerner has made an impact in the worlds of technology and cosmetics, and now she is working to change the country's food production infrastructure through organic and sustainable farming.

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:04:00 -0600

Forget moonmen and those old "canals" on Mars, if you want to find life in our solar system, your best bet might be to set your sights beyond the asteroid belt to Jupiter's moon Europa.

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:26:00 -0600

These are high times for the airline industry, with oil at a four year low, the American economy in recovery and seat capacity rising. Ancillary revenue from checked bags, onboard purchases and seat assignments is still flowing in and the holiday travel bump is still around the corner. Airlines are [...]

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:58:00 -0600

'Dragon Age: Inquisition' is full of crafting and side quests, and this can be a problem.

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 01:30:00 -0600

The 30,000 'Lost' emails weren't backed up and are lost forever, IRS officials testified under oath. Now, it turns out they exist. What targeting will they reveal?

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:51:00 -0600

The video game industry should recall more of its half-baked products.

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:48:00 -0600

Earlier this month, I wrote a piece saying that there was a never better time to buy an Xbox One than now. That was in the wake of Microsoft announcing a price cut of many of their most popular bundles from $400 down to $350, which, factoring the cost of a [...]

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:20:00 -0600

When you’re stressed, you are not a 100% effective employee. Stress increases distractibility and decreases creativity, which means your work will take longer to complete and may not be as high-quality as you’re capable of. The benefits of meditation are abundant, but the #1 benefit to work is this: meditation makes you more productive, by teaching you how to resist distractions.

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:57:00 -0600

Personal finance site WalletHub surveyed 5,525 Black Friday ad scans from 22 of the country's biggest U.S. retailers, including the world's largest store chain, Walmart, and competitors Kmart, Sears and more.

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:05:00 -0600

The conventional wisdom is that humanities majors are wasting all that tuition money and dooming themselves to lives of underemployment. The conventional wisdom is wrong. Humanities degrees are actually worth well more than the cost of college.

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:01:00 -0600

They already own Budweiser-maker Anheuser-Busch InBev, Burger King and Heinz. Could Coke be next?

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Chaldean American Professionals

Chaldean Leaders around the World Gather in California
By Sam Yousif :: 15576 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 :: 11032 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 :: 58099 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 :: 20021 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 :: 16485 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 :: 25340 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 :: 44487 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 :: 18110 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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