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CHALDEAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL REPORT

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CHALDEAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL REPORT

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To Our Members Thanks to Our Partners

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Our Mission Board of Directors Chamber Staff Founding & Lifetime Members Partner Members

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2010 in Review

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Our Affiliates Detroit Independent Grocers Chaldean Community Foundation Refugee Acculturation Sustainability and Training (RAST) Chaldean Chamber PAC Chaldean Assyrian Syriac Council of America (CASCA)

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Chamber in the News

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Financial Report

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New and Renewed Members

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2011 Chamber Committees 2011 Chamber Goals

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2011 Calendar of Events

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Thanks to Our Partners We are proud to be associated with these partners and sponsors of our Awards Dinner, Golf Outing, Chaldean Festival and Business Conference

Altria Art Moran Buick GMC Asker Perlmuter Bank of Michigan Beaumont Hospitals Chaldean News Citizens Bank Coca Cola Comcast Daimler Financial Detroit Medical Center Detroit Pistons Fifth Third Bank Frankenmuth Brewery Fred Lavery Frito Lay Gleaner Community Food Bank Health Alliance Plan Heaven Hill Distilleries

Henry Ford Health Systems Huntington Bank National Wine & Spirits Papa’s Pizza Pepsi Planterra Providence Hospital Qwik Park Sherwood Foods Shina Brothers Investment Group Spartan Foods St. John Providence Steward Capital Management U.S. Intelligence Community Verizon Wireless Walsh College

Surf to It! We’re proud of our newly designed website, which offers a comprehensive overview of the chamber’s programs and activities and information on upcoming events. The easy-to-use member directory makes finding suppliers and professionals a snap. The latest headlines from around the world keep you informed on what’s happening of interest to the Chaldean community. Past newsletters and annual reports are just a click away. And you just may spot yourself in the hundreds of photos from past events. Head on over to www.chaldeanchamber.com. 4

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FRANK JONNA

MARTIN MANNA

TO OUR MEMBERS W

e’re pleased to present the 2010 Annual Report of the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce. As always, we are committed to complete transparency in our programs and our financial activities, as evidenced here in these pages. As the economy begins to show glimmers of recovery, the chamber renews its commitment to helping businesses thrive. One important way to do that is educating the greater community so they understand exactly who Chaldeans are and their great contributions to Southeast Michigan. We are intent on sharing that message. We also want people to know that the influx of Chaldean refugees to Metro Detroit is a welcome trend; many of these newcomers will excel as entrepreneurs in the great American tradition. We encourage anyone seeking employees to give serious consideration to the refugee community. You will be hard-pressed to find people who work so hard and bring such a sense of dedication and responsibility to their work. Two thousand and ten was particularly busy for the Chaldean Community Foundation as it expanded its services and outreach in the Mental Health Initiative and the new Refugee Acculturation Sustainability and Training. See pages 10-11 for details on these important programs. Sadly, the Waad Murad Advocacy Fund needed to step up twice to offer reward money to help solve the murders of two Chaldean store owners. The fund is the one chamber program we wish we never had to employ. As always, we offer our deepest gratitude for the support of our partners, sponsors and members. Best wishes for a robust 2011.

Frank Jonna, Chairman

Martin Manna, Executive Director


CHAMBER LEADERSHIP

OUR MISSION

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Partner Members

Chairman Frank Jonna CEO, Jonna Companies

Joseph Atto Fox Realty, LLC

Executive Vice-Chairman Paul Asker Partner, Asker Perlmuter PLC Vice-Chairman John Loussia President, Value Wholesale, Inc. 

The Chaldean-American Chamber of Commerce is a partnership of Chaldean businesses and professionals working together to strengthen members’ business, increase job opportunities, encourage expansion and promote Chaldean business and culture. The Chamber seeks to service and represent Aramaic-speaking people, including Assyrians, Chaldeans and Syriacs.

Rocky H. Husaynu Professional Insurance Planners Johnny Karmo Market Square John Loussia Value Wholesale

Treasurer Wendy Acho 

Steven Tapper Tappers Diamonds and Fine Jewelry 

Secretary Sathab Abbo Ousachi Attorney, Ellis Porter PLC

Steven Kherkher Williams Kherkher

The Chaldean Community Foundation, the not-for-profit arm of the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce, is dedicated to advancing the needs of the Chaldean American community and the communities in which they live and work through education, charitable giving and advocacy.

Executive Board Member Saad Hajjar CEO, Abcosat Corporation

DIRECTORS

Founding & Lifetime Members

Iyad Alosachie, MD Physician, Hazel Park Medical Center 

Ron Acho Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho

Frank Asmar President, Tinelle Properties  Kevin Jappaya Realtor, Thomas A. Duke Company Sonya Kory Assistant V.P., Huntington Bank  Bassam Salman President, Apollo Building Company  Sharona Shapiro Director of Community Development, DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital  Gerard van Grinsven CEO, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital  Jay Yasso Partner, Hertz Schram PC  Eric Younan Corporate Communications Manager, PulteGroup, Inc.  Ron Acho Legal Counsel Sabah Hermiz (Summa) Founder

Carl Dallo 17th Street Bar & Grille

CHAMBER & FOUNDATION STAFF Martin Manna Executive Director

Jamal Kalabat Icon Management

Lisa Kalou Program Manager, Mental Health Initiative Grant

John & Chris Denha Denha Investment Group

Paul Alraihani Controller

Dave Nono Triangle Development

Sharon Hannawa Program Manager, Refugee Acculturation Sustainability and Training

Najib Atisha Lance’s Hometown Market Mazen Samona Smokers Outlet Ameer & Jason Najor Super Fair Foods Wisam Paulus Trepco Basim & Mazin Shina Apollo Market Jalal Garmo Majestic Wine & Deli Frank Jaddou Mazen Foods

Valerie Cholagh Receptionist/Membership Coordinator Galia Thomas Tri-Lingual Translator/Case Manager Sana Palmer Case Manager & Outreach Walid Abro Case Manager Kristin Jirjis Bajoka Case Manager Joyce Wiswell Publications

Waad & Joey Murad Metro Car Company Najib & Arvin Ayar Whitmore Lake Hotels, Inc. Terry Farida Value Center Markets Jim Hiller Hiller’s Markets ANNUAL REPORT 2010 CHALDEAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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2010 in review January • Dottie E. Deremo was the special guest at the January 20 Meet the CEO at Shenandoah Country Club. She received information on the Chaldean community and explained Hospice of Michigan, of which she is president and CEO. Hospice provides comprehensive, compassionate comfort care to people with acute chronic illness and support to their loved ones. • The chamber office was the site of the year’s first Quarterly Networking Meeting. About 60 members gathered on January 28 to mingle and swap business cards.

February • The hot topic of franchising was discussed in depth at the 2010 Franchising Forum on February 25 at the Regency Manor in Southfield. Panelists included Greg Danziger of FranNet, Stephen Ormond of Kupelian, Magy & Ormond, Michael Peterson of Play N Trade and Mark Schostak of TEAM Schostak. Attendees appreciated their frank discussion of entering and thriving in the franchise business. • Our inaugural Bowling League proved to be a good antidote to the winter blahs. Six teams met each Thursday evening at Sylvan Lanes. “Gutterly Fabulous” proved to be just that by taking top honors. Congrats to Sandra Hanna, Sharon Hannawa, Janice Shamoun and Eric Younan.

March • Job seekers eager to serve their country came to the Second Annual Recruitment Night at Shenandoah on March 10. Representatives of the Central Intelligence Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation were on hand to discuss career options with interested people. • Michigan’s upcoming smoking ban was discussed with Gary Reed and Ron Khoury of Cusmano, Kandler & Reed at a luncheon on March 12. The state’s Smoke-Free Air Law took effect on May 1 and banned smoking in public places except casinos. • The chamber parking lot looked a lot like a military staging area when dozens of U.S. Army soldiers posed for a picture. The men and women met with community members on March 20 to learn about Iraq’s Chaldean community. Many had served there but knew little about the country’s struggling Christian population. 6

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April • Dr. Lewis Walker provided an overview of Lawrence Technological University at an April 6 Meet the CEO. Also in attendance were LTU’s Vice President Stephen Brown and Provost Dr. Maria J. Vaz. The Southfieldbased university offers traditional and online Master’s and Bachelor’s degree programs. • The Seventh Annual Awards Dinner on April 16 was one of the year’s highlights. It was again a sellout, with nearly 900 people gathering at Shenandoah Country Club. Honored were Happy Asker of Happy’s Pizza as Businessperson of the Year and Akram Hermiz as Humanitarian of the Year. A special tribute was paid to State Senator Roger Kahn, MD, a valued advocate for the Chaldean community. • April 18 was Chaldean Community Day at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. The chamber helped to plan the familyfriendly event, which included cooking demonstrations, health information and screenings and a children’s art gallery. • Easter was a bit brighter for 100 refugee children who received colorful baskets packed with goodies. The Chaldean Community Foundation and some private donors made the heartwarming giveaway at St. Sylvester Church in Warren possible.

May May 14, 2010

House Resolution 0282

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Sponsors Andy Dillon - (primary) Lisa Brown, Vicki Barne tt, Bob Constan, Hugh Crawf Griffin, Kenneth Horn, Robert Jones, Marty Knolle ord, Douglas Geiss, Martin LeBlanc, Lesia Liss, Jame nberg, Eileen Kowall, Richard s Marleau, Gino Polido ri, Segal, Joel Sheltrown, Dian Slavens, Alma Whee John Proos, Bill Rogers, Kate ler Smith, Dudley Spade Woodrow Stanley, Mary , Valentine Categories Chaldean American Day A resolution to declare May 11, 2010, as Chald ean American Day in Michigan. the state

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• A highlight of the entire year was Chaldean Day in Lansing on May 11. A busload of community members traveled to the state Capitol, where the Chaldean community received tributes on the floors of the House and Senate. We treated legislators to a Middle Eastern lunch in the Speaker’s Library and enjoyed exploring the beautiful and historic Capitol Building.

• The afterglow continued the next day at our Quarterly Networking Meeting on May 12. Creative Brick Paving, Landscaping & Construction were gracious hosts at their Bloomfield Hills “outdoor living showroom.”

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2010 in review June • June has become our busiest month and this year was no exception. The Fifth Annual Chaldean Festival drew tens of thousands of people from all around Southeast Michigan. Held by the Chaldean Community Foundation and the City of Southfield, the festival on June 11-13 featured carnival rides, tasty food, merchant booths, cultural activities and non-stop music. • Just a few days later, members hit the links at Shenandoah for the Seventh Annual Golf Outing. The sell-out event, which benefits the Chaldean Community Foundation, included 18 holes, lunch, dinner, cocktails and a live auction.

JuLY • U.S. Congressman Frank Wolf (R-Virginia) paid a visit on July 6 with chamber members and other community leaders to discuss the situation of Iraq’s struggling Christians. The Congressman is an effective and compassionate supporter of the beleaguered community.

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August • More than 100 members attended the August 25 Quarterly Networking Meeting at Comcast on the Hill. For some, it was a sentimental journey as the facility is the former site of the long-time Chaldean club, the Southfield Manor.

September • Health care reform was the hot-button topic at the September 15 Industry Outlook. The Health Appliance Plan (HAP) presented an informative session on the potential impact of new federal laws. The event included a buffet dinner and cocktails at Regency Manor.

November • Detroit Mayor Dave Bing made very welcome remarks as the keynote speaker at the fifth Annual Business Conference on November 3. Mayor Bing praised Chaldeans who own stores in Detroit, marking the first time a sitting mayor has done so on the record. Mayor Bing pledged to find ways to help small businesses thrive in the city. • Dr. Sami Al-Araji, chairman of Iraq’s National Investment Commission, was welcomed with a dinner on November 17 at Shenandoah. Iraq plans to spend $186 billion on infrastructure project in the next five years and Dr. Al-Araji discussed ways the community can get involved.

October • Dozens of chamber members walked the walk on October 9 in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. The team of 38 trekked five miles around Detroit’s Belle Isle and raised more than $5,400 in the process – putting us in the Top Ten of Fundraisers. This was the second year the chamber’s Women’s Committee has assembled a team. • John Granby of Verizon Wireless was our special guest at the October 21 Meet the CEO at Shenandoah. As region president for Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky, he gave an overview of upcoming Verizon initiatives and learned more about the Chaldean community.

December • The U.S. Government’s Michael Corbin visited the chamber office on December 8 to discuss current policy and security issues in Iraq. Mr. Corbin is the deputy assistant to the secretary of state. • Our annual Christmas Party enjoyed a new venue – the Suraya Club at the Regency Manor in Southfield on December 9.

• The Annual Elections for Board of Directors drew a crowd as always. Congrats to the newly elected and re-elected members: Wendy Acho, Sonya Kory, Sathab Abbo Ousachi, John Loussia, Iyad J. Alosachie, MD, Jay Yasso and Saad Hajjar. And a special thanks to those board members whose term ended in 2010: Jacob Bacall, Evan Bahoura, Mark Kassa, Sandra Hanna and Johnny Oram. ANNUAL REPORT 2010 CHALDEAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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OUr affiliates Detroit Independent Grocers MyDetroitGrocer.Com Be on the lookout for the Detroit Independent Grocer’s brand-new website this year. It will be a key resource for Detroit residents seeking a good shopping experience. Store photos and virtual tours will show the reality of clean interiors and exteriors, the many healthy food options including fresh fruits and vegetables, and a diverse workforce. An interactive map, customer testimonials, a brief history of Detroit store ownership and the chain store abandonment, and how much the grocers have given back to their neighborhoods will also be included.

Detroit’s supermarkets have long suffered from bad press, and combating the myth that Detroit is a “food desert” is an ongoing challenge. Detroit Independent Grocers (DIG) was formed in 2008 to provide shoppers the best possible experience and to acknowledge the fact that independent grocers are the lifeblood of Detroit’s grocery industry. All but a few of Detroit’s 80 supermarkets are owned by Chaldeans who are proud to have stayed in the city while chain stores flounder and flee. DIG has made great progress in getting its message across. Most notable were the remarks made by Detroit Mayor Dave Bing at the Fifth Annual Business Conference on November 3. Mayor Bing praised the store owners for persevering in the city and helping to grow its economy and noted the unfairness of incentives that lure chain stores to the city while ignoring the dedication of the independent grocer. This marked the first time that a Detroit mayor has gone on the record about the contributions of Chaldean grocers, and his remarks were reported in all the major media. Members of the Detroit City Council have also lauded Detroit’s markets. DIG was happy to donate several hundred turkeys to Councilman Ken Cockrel’s annual Turkey Drive. DIG continued its commitment to the Guaranteed Fresh Initiative, which pledges to provide customers with top-notch stores that offer a clean, safe and satisfying shopping experience; competitive pricing; high-quality, fresh and healthy food; and neighborhood support. Seeing is believing; DIG also continued its store tours with members of the Detroit City Council and other civic and corporate leaders, a program we will continue in 2011 and beyond. DIG also continues to work with the NAACP on creating a program to help African-Americans become entrepreneurs.

Chaldean Community Foundation Just launched in 2006, the Chaldean Community Foundation continues to grow and flourish. The notfor-profit 501 (c) (3) is dedicated to advancing the needs of the Chaldean American community and the communities in which they live and work through education, charitable giving and advocacy. Funding from the State of Michigan Department of Mental Health increased from $500,000 to $950,000 in 2011. The Foundation is also funded by the profits of two major events each year: The Annual Golf Outing and the Chaldean Festival. Among the foundation’s beneficiaries are several Chaldean churches, the Chaldean Cultural Center, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Salvation Army, and the Chaldean Assyrian Syriac Youth Union (E’rootha). 10

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Mental Health Initiative The Chaldean Community Foundation has received state funding since 2008 to provide much-needed mental health services to Iraqi refugees. The foundation continues to partner with St. John’s Eastwood Clinics in this initiative. The refugees suffered great trauma from the war in Iraq and the subsequent religious persecution of religious minorities. Many languished for years in countries like Jordan and Syria, unable to work or send their children to school, before getting permission to come to the United States. Once they arrive here, they are often overwhelmed by past horrors as they strive to begin their new life in a foreign land. Though refugees remain the focus, the initiative is also open to anyone who is experiencing difficulties adjusting to personal life challenges such as loss of home, divorce and other stressors. Individuals without insurance or a means to pay can obtain mental health services including therapy, psychiatric physician visits and medication. Those with insurance are assessed fees based on their plan requirements. The Mental Health Initiative has several full-time employees who are fluent in English, Chaldean and Arabic. They provide translation services and community outreach to make refugees aware of the available services. They also offer casework that helps the refugees with everything from obtaining a Social Security card and driver’s license to finding housing and transportation. The Chaldean Community Foundation also provides financial support to the Chaldean American Association of Health Professionals and the Chaldean Federation of America. Both help refugees and other needy populations. In 2010 the program reached 179 brand-new clients in addition to many clients that are already being served. The largest challenge continues to be combating the negative perception of mental health problems, which are often viewed as a personal weakness. Cultural Competency Training Interested parties learn lots about Southeast Michigan’s Chaldean American community during the Cultural Competency Training program. Topics include a brief history, Chaldean culture, faith and language, and the contributions of the community in the United States. The informal presentations include Q&A and discussion. A highlight for the program in 2010 was being featured on the cable television show West Bloomfield 911. To schedule a Cultural Competency Training program for your business or organization, please call the Foundation at (248) 996-8340. Refugee Acculturation Sustainability and Training (RAST) The foundation received $400,000 from the State of Michigan Department of Community Health in


Tragic Turns

October 2010 for a new initiative, Refugee Acculturation Sustainability and Training (RAST). The goal is to help refugees of the Iraq War and subsequent religious persecution to assimilate and become less dependent on federal and state subsidies and services. RAST will assist refugees with some of the major hurdles they face as they start over in the United States. These include: The language barrier: RAST will establish and link refugees to English as a Second Language classes that also include a practical work component. Transportation: With its limited public transportation network, getting around is a key problem for the newcomers. RAST will create a Chaldean Loan Fund for refugees to borrow money at a low interest rate to purchase vehicles and establish credit. Securing housing: RAST will link with resources to help with housing solutions. Finding a job: RAST will establish a job bank where businesses receive referrals about potential employees, many of whom speak only minimal English. Launching a business: A Micro Loan Fund will help entrepreneurs start a small business. In February 2011, RAST opened an office on the Eastside in Macomb County, where most refugees live. Included in the facility is a computer lab with four stations where individuals have access to free Internet services for educational, business, social and job searching purposes. RAST is working on long-term solutions for the refugees who are here now, and is being proactive to the future needs of upcoming refugee populations. RAST 4171 15 Mile Road Sterling Heights, MI 48310 (586) 722-7253 Learn more at www.chaldeanfoundation.org

Chaldean Chamber PAC The Chaldean Chamber Political Action Committee is tasked with enhancing the community’s influence in Lansing on issues that affect Chaldean businesses. We were delighted to host several gubernatorial candidates in 2010, including Michigan’s new governor, Rick Snyder. The mission of the Chaldean Chamber PAC is to access elected officials who can make important decisions affecting the community. The Chaldean Chamber PAC has supported both Chaldean and non-Chaldean candidates across party lines who are pro-business and sympa-

thetic to the concerns of the Chaldean community. In 2011, the PAC will meet with Michigan’s new directors of appointments and external affairs to help identify qualified Chaldean-American community members.

Chaldean Assyrian Syriac Council of America (CASCA) The situation continues to be perilous and heartbreaking for Iraq’s Christians. Two thousand and ten was particularly shocking with the October 31 massacre at Our Lady of Salvation Syriac Catholic Church in Baghdad. Islamic fundamentalists stormed the church during Sunday services and murdered 58 worshippers, including two priests. Scores were injured in the brutal attack. The chamber is one of four founding organizations supporting the Chaldean Assyrian Syriac Council of America (CASCA), formed in June 2007. CASCA is a civic and social welfare organization dedicated to matters of public policy and political purpose for the common benefit of the society of Chaldean Assyrian Syriac people in Diaspora and those in their indigenous lands in the Middle East. CASCA works at the federal and state levels to address social and political causes of urgency related to the Chaldean Assyrian Syriac peoples. It promotes and manages a unified voice to support and guide our people in Iraq, working in consultation, coordination and concert with other Chaldean Assyrian Syriac social, civic, business and political organizations and leaders throughout the United States. In Iraq, Christians and other ethno-religious minorities represent a living heritage that dates back more than 6,700 years. When the Iraq war began, the Christian population totaled about 1 million. Today it is less than 500,000. According to conservative estimates, at least 50 percent of the Christian population has fled. A CASCA office in Washington, DC, will be operational in 2011. Outreach work continues from the chamber office in Metro Detroit and in Chicago. A highlight in 2010 was a visit by Congressman Frank Wolf (R-Virginia) on July 6, an effective and compassionate supporter of Iraq’s beleaguered Christians. CASCA is chaired by Ismat Karmo, who participated in a mission to Iraq in November 2010. CASCA’s involvement helped achieve agreement between Iraq’s 16 Christian political parties to work together as one to establish an autonomous province in the Nineveh Plains. Such unity is crucial to the plan’s success.

Chaldeans know all too well the dangers inherent of operating retail stores. Since the late 1960s, more than 100 Chaldeans have been killed at their place of business, mostly during robberies. Late 2010 brought two cases of tragedy. Mazin Khmoro, 48, was gunned down outside his family’s Cronin’s Liquor Store in Southfield on October 6, leaving behind a wife and three children.

Just a month later, on November 26, Karim Khamarko was fatally shot inside his Dollar Club Plus in Ferndale. He is survived by his wife, five children and several grandchildren. The chamber’s Waad Murad Advocacy Fund sprang into action in both cases by teaming with Crime Stoppers to offer a $10,000 reward to help apprehend the assailant(s). Sadly, there have been no arrests in either case. Information can be called into (800) SPEAKUP.

Learn more at www.cascausa.org

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chamber in the news


2011financialreport

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Chaldean Chamber Revenues Membership Investment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $166,253 Program and Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $237,140 Interest Income.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $189 Total Revenue.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $403,582 Expenses Personnel (five staff members), rent, utilities, office supplies. . . . . . $181,295 Membership and Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,058 Programs, Services and Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $133,059 Printing, Postage and Publication distribution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,884 Travel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,390 Credit Card Processing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,667 Advocacy/Consulting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $24,000 Detroit Independent Grocers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,284 Total Expenses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $379,637

Total 2010 Operating Budget For cacc and ccf:

1,068,481

$

Chaldean Community Foundation Revenues Programs and Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $164,403 REFUGEE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES Grant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $499,998 Interest Income.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $498 Total Revenue.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $664,899

Expected 2011 Budget:

1,498,250

$

Expenses Charitable Contributions (includes $21,000 to Crimestoppers). . . . . . . . . $23,000 REFUGEE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES Grant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $499,998 Insurance.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $817 Programs and Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $88,119 Public Relations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,096 Total Expenses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $622,030

Chaldean Chamber PAC Revenue Contributions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $27,300 Expenses Contributions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $23,250 Other. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $354 Total Expenses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $23,604

*Unaudited Financial statements are available to the general public by visiting the Chamber office between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday The Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce and the Chaldean Community Foundation financials are audited by UHY Advisors. 2010 Audited financials will be available for review in June 2011.

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New & Renewed Members november 11, 2010 – January 31, 2011 New Corporate Members Stevenson & Bullock, PLC Charles D. Bullock, Partner 26100 American Drive, Suite 500 Southfield, MI 48034 T (248) 354-7906 F (248) 354-7907 Cbullock@sbplclaw.com www.sbplclaw.com Law firm specializing in individual and small business bankruptcy St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Mary “Toni” Flowers, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer 44405 Woodward Avenue Pontiac, MI 48341 T (248) 858-3149 F (248) 858-3299 Flowertm@trinity-health.org www.stjoesoakland.org Community hospital providing quality health care to a culturally and ethnically diverse patient population

New Business Members Access Languages, Inc. David Habboo, President P.O. Box 263 Royal Oak, MI 48068 T (248) 424-4800 T (248) 424-4864 access.languages@gmail.com Interpretation and translation services for all sectors/industries ADG Architects & Engineers John Abro, President 30600 Northwestern Highway, Suite 310 Farmington Hills, MI 48334 T (248) 909-2276 jhnabro@yahoo.com Architectural design and construction management firm Domino’s Pizza – Birmingham Ron Asmar, Owner 33692 Woodward Avenue Birmingham, MI 48009 T (248) 540-6000 International franchise pizza chain Domino’s Pizza – Canton Ron Asmar, Owner 44350 Cherry Hill Road Canton, MI 48187 T (734) 844-6000 International franchise pizza chain Domino’s Pizza – Commerce Twp/West Bloomfield Robert Kasgorgis, Franchisee 6081 Haggerty Road West Bloomfield, MI 48322 T (248) 313-9111 International franchise pizza chain 14

Domino’s Pizza – Farmington Ron Asmar, Owner 24063 Orchard Lake Road Farmington, MI 48336 T (248) 471-0594 International franchise pizza chain Domino’s Pizza – Northville Ron Asmar, Owner 44645 Five Mile Road Northville, MI 48168 T (248) 471-0594 International franchise pizza chain Domino’s Pizza – Novi Ron Asmar, Owner 41728 West Ten Mile Road Novi, MI 48375 T (248) 349-9101 International franchise pizza chain Domino’s Pizza – Southfield Ron Asmar, Owner 29854 Northwestern Highway Southfield, MI 48034 T (248) 352-6590 International franchise pizza chain Domino’s Pizza – West Bloomfield Ron Asmar, Owner 6245 Orchard Lake Road West Bloomfield, MI 48322 T (248) 851-9100 International franchise pizza chain Envisage Event Planning Janice Shamoun, President 1855 Dorchester Commerce Township, MI 48390 T (248) 444-4449 Janice@imagineandplan.com www.imagineandplan.com Full-service event planning company Henry Ford Medical Center – Columbus Center Gary P. Sarafa, M.D. 39450 West 12 Mile Road Novi, MI 48377 T (248) 360-3700 Gsarafa1@hfhs.org www.hfhs.org Board-certified family practitioner Henry Ford Medical Center – Columbus Center Christine S. Shina, M.D. 39450 West 12 Mile Road Novi, MI 48377 T (248) 360-3700 cshina1@hfhs.org www.hfhs.org Board-certified internist also specializing in geriatric medicine

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Henry Ford Medical Center Farmington Road Department of Ophthalmology Linda Hermiz, Supervisor/COT 6530 Farmington Road West Bloomfield, MI 48322 T (248) 661-5064 F (248) 661-5070 lhermiz1@hfhs.org www.hfhs.org Full spectrum of quality eye care for the whole family Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital Mokbel K. Chedid, M.D. 6777 West Maple Road West Bloomfield, MI 48322 T (248) 661-6417 F (248) 661-7390 mchedid1@hfhs.org www.hfhs.org Board-certified neurosurgeon Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital Mariam Greeb 6777 West Maple Road West Bloomfield, MI 48322 T (248) 924-3151 mgreeb1@hfhs.org www.hfhs.org Multi-specialty medical center Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital Jennifer Harmon, Senior Director, Capital Campaign & Special Projects 6777 West Maple Road West Bloomfield, MI 48322 T (248) 325-0267 Jharmon1@hfhs.org www.hfhs.org Multi-specialty medical center Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital Asad Malik, Vice President, Finance 6777 West Maple Road West Bloomfield, MI 48322 T (248) 325-0863 F (248) 325-0483 amalik3@hfhs.org www.hfhs.org Multi-specialty medical center Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital Amy Wang, Director, Information Services 6777 West Maple Road West Bloomfield, MI 48322 T (248) 325-0789 awang1@hfhs.org www.hfhs.org Multi-specialty medical center


Holiday Inn Southgate Tom Gasso, Member/Partner 17201 Northline Road Southgate, MI 48195 T (734) 283-4400 F (734) 283-6855 tgasso@wwnet.net www.HISouthgate.com Full-service hotel, banquet & conference center Nahid D. Elyas, MD, PLLC Dr. Nahid Elyas 30055 Northwestern Highway, Suite 176 Farmington Hills, MI 48334 T (248) 536-0729 F (248) 539-0740 nelyas@comcast.net Medical office specializing in internal medicine Orchard Mall Kelly Taylor, Property Manager 6445 Orchard Lake Road West Bloomfield, MI 48322 T (248) 855-3330 F (248) 855-5002 ktaylor@fhmanagement.com www.orchardmallwb.com Enclosed neighborhood mall Save-A-Lot Randy Rabban, Owner 15001 Houston Whittier Street Detroit, MI 48205 T (313) 839-0600 F (313) 839-0620 rabbanco@aol.com www.save-a-lot.com Supermarket featuring quality meat, dairy and produce Schakolad of Birmingham Doug Cale, Owner 167 North Old Woodward Avenue Birmingham, MI 48009 T (248) 723-8008 Birmingham@schakolad.com www.birminghamchocolate.com Fresh, European-style handmade chocolates for special occasions and business gifting Serta Mattress Company Gary Gabrielse, Contract Sales Manager 38025 Jay Kay Drive Romulus, MI 48174 T (734) 727-9000 F (734) 262-5266 contract@sertaresto.com www.serta.com Mattress manufacturers to the hotel trade

Standard Windows Fares Manni, President 125 Victor Street Highland Park, MI 48203 T (313) 442-4444 F (313) 442-4445 standardsales@comcast.net Commercial and residential window installation and repair Veritas Limited Shakir W. Alkhafaji, President & CEO 2000 Town Center, Suite 2100 Southfield, MI 48075 T (248) 559-5555 F (248) 855-5002 salkhafaji@veritaslimited.com www.veritaslimited.com Expert in the building & management of consortiums on a global basis

New Individual Members

Comerica Bank Amal Berry-Brown, Vice President, Business Affairs 500 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48226 T (313) 222-7831 F (313) 584-4814 amberry@comerica.com www.comerica.com Financial institution for personal and commercial banking Health Alliance Plan Jamie Spriet, V.P. Business Development 2850 West Grand Boulevard Detroit, MI 48202 T (313) 664-8222 F (313) 664-8433 jspriet@hap.org www.hap.org Nonprofit health plan providing coverage to individuals and companies Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn, LLP Michael B. Shapiro, Partner 660 Woodward Avenue 2290 First National Building Detroit, MI 48226 T (313) 465-7622 F (313) 465-7623 mshapiro@honigman.com www.honigman.com Business law firm with multiple locations and more than 230 attorneys practicing in 40 areas

Doral Abrahim doral_abrahim@hotmail.com Sally Bertoia sbertoi1@hfhs.org Fadi Bidawid fadibidawid@hotmail.com Clarence M. Dass cdass@grplc.com Daniel Donohue ddonohue@finsvcs.com David E. Flaisher dflaisher@gmail.com

Huntington National Bank Pamela Iacobelli, Marketing Director 801 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 201 Troy, MI 48084 T (248) 244-3599 F (248) 244-3605 pam.iacobelli@huntington.com www.huntington.com Financial institution for personal and commercial banking

Nabil E. Khoury, MD nkhoury1@hfhs.org Raed M. Mary info@preciseconnections.net Nick Pagano nick@drblueman.com David Palmer palmer-david@aramark.com Eddie Patros Brad Shamow bradley.shamow@nmfn.com Maisoon Tato

Renewed Corporate Members Chase Bank Christine Kageff, V.P. Philanthropy & Community Relations 611 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48226 T (313) 256-0453 F (313) 256-0433 Christine.kageff@chase.com www.chase.com Financial institution for personal and commercial banking

Karmanos Cancer Institute Weisberg Cancer Treatment Center Jordan M. Maier, M.D. 31995 Northwestern Highway Farmington Hills, MI 48334 T (800) KARMANOS maierj@karmanos.org www.karmanos.org Outpatient radiation and chemotherapy, complementary therapy and supportive care Sesi Motors, Inc. Joe Sesi, President 3990 Jackson Road Ann Arbor, MI 48103 T (734) 668-6100 F (734) 668-6 jsesi@sesimotors.com www.sesimotors.com Full-service Lincoln, Mercury, Mazda and Volvo dealer

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New & Renewed Members november 11, 2010 – January 31, 2011 Renewed Business Members AAA Michigan Donya McCoy, Group Relationship Manager One Auto Club Drive Dearborn, MI 48026 T (800) 222-6424 D (313) 336-0536 F (313) 336-6763 dcmccoy@aaamichigan.com www.aaamichigan.com Membership group insurance program; partner of HAP Abro & Company, CPA, PC Joe Abro, CPA 30600 Northwestern Highway, Suite 310 Farmington Hills, MI 48334 T (248) 671-1040 F (248) 671-2772 abrocpa@yahoo.com Certified public accounting firm Allied Insurance Managers, Inc. Paul Murad, President 1055 South Boulevard East, Suite 110 Rochester Hills, MI 48307 T (248) 853-0930 F (248) 853-1512 pmurad@alliedinsmgr.com www.alliedinsmgr.com Independent agency providing insurance and risk management solutions Band Commercial Real Estate Company, LLC Steven A. Band 18700 West Ten Mile Road Southfield, MI 48075 T (248) 423-1133 F (248) 423-1144 bandcommercial@aol.com Real estate agency Basil E. Nona DDS 30411 West 13 Mile Road Farmington Hills, MI 48334 T (248) 851-9060 F (248) 851-9070 bnona@aol.com General dentistry Birmingham Design & Development Tommy Haji, President 1003 E. 14 Mile Road Birmingham, MI 48009 T (248) 425-7873 F (248) 792-2998 thaji@bhamdandd.com www.bhamdandd.com Real estate development Boulder Investments, LLC Ramzi Kasgorgis 6946 Merrybrook Drive West Bloomfield, MI 48322 T (248) 884-1841 ramzikas@yahoo.com Property management 16

Comfort Inn & Suites at RJ Stadium Ron Asmar, Owner 4732 North Dale Mabry Tampa, FL 33614 T (813) 874-6700 F (813) 870-2710 www.tampacomfortinn.com Hotel and lodging Crowne Plaza Hotel Detroit-Novi Ron Asmar, Owner 27000 Sheraton Drive Novi, MI 48377 T (248) 348-5000 F (248) 348-5060 info@cpnovi.com www.cpnovi.com Hotel and lodging Email Media Group Ziad Gappy, CEO 26200 American Drive, Suite 103 Southfield, MI 48034 T (248) 356-3600 F (248) 356-6468 ziad@emailmediagroup.com www.emailmediagroup.com Email marketing company provides software for electronic communication Greenfield Supermarket Rick Farida, Store Director 15530 Puritan Street Detroit, MI 48227 T (313) 837-1176 F (313) 837-2570 grnfldmkt@sbcglobal.net Supermarket featuring quality meat, dairy and produce Holiday Inn Express Ron Asmar, Owner 4750 North Dale Mabry Highway Tampa Bay, FL 33614 T (877) 863-4780 F (813) 549-1472 www.tampahiexpress.com Hotel and lodging John Paul Home Care, Inc. Rafed Yaldo, President 15565 Northland Drive, Suite 803 West Southfield, MI 48075 T (248) 423-1212 F (248) 423-1722 rafed@johnpaulhomecare.com www.johnpaulhomecare.com Home health care agency Jonna Facility Services Joseph Jonna, Owner 39533 Woodward Avenue, Suite 150 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 T (248) 341-9696 F (248) 352-8649 jjonna@jonnafs.com www.jonnafs.com Full-service maintenance and repair for commercial and residential

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Jonna Management Group, LLC Laith Jonna, President 2360 Orchard Lake Road, Suite 110 Sylvan Lake, MI 48320 T (248) 683-7355 F (248) 683-7366 info@jonnamanagement.com www.jonnamanagement.com Commercial real estate development and property management Marathon of Walled Lake Robert Manna, Owner 1101 North Pontiac Trail Walled Lake, MI 48390 T (248) 624-3000 bobmanna@sbcglobal.net Full-service gas station and convenience store Phoenix Refrigeration Steve Roumayah, Mechanical Contractor 29333 Lorie Lane Wixom, MI 48393 T (248) 344-2980 F (248) 344-2966 steve@phoenixrefrig.com www.phoenix-refrigeration.com Mechanical contracting, installation, energy control and management, remodeling, preventative maintenance and repair services Premier Insurance Agencies Jennifer Abbo, President 7011 Orchard Lake Road, Suite 104 West Bloomfield, MI 48322 T (248) 855-9099 F (248) 855-6275 jabbo@agencyadvantageins.com www.premierinsuranceagency.com Full-service insurance agency franchise specializing in auto, home and business insurance Regency Manor & Banquet Center Jason & Ameer Najor 25228 West 12 Mile Road Southfield, MI 48034 T (248) 353-1133 F (248) 353-4433 jovann@regencymanorbc.com www.regencymanorbc.com Luxurious banquet hall Save-A-Lot Food Stores Ed Bahoura, Owner 1249 Baldwin Avenue Pontiac, MI 48340 T (248) 335-5151 F (248) 335-1153 edbahoura@gmail.com www.save-a-lot.com Supermarket featuring quality meat, dairy and produce


Meet the Candidates

Target Telcom Sales & Service Inc. Ron Janulis, Vice President, Sales 23175 Berg Road Southfield, MI 48033 T (248) 752-3611 F (810) 395-9941 ron@targettelcom.com www.targettelcom.com Telecommunications services United Wholesale Grocery Neb Mekani, President 25700 West Eight Mile Road Southfield, MI 48033 T (248) 356-7300 F (248) 356-7301 nmekani@uwgrocery.com www.uwgrocery.com A cash-and-carry convenience store distribution operation with 12 locations USA 2 Go Karam Bahnam, Owner 30560 Milford Road New Hudson, MI 48165 T (248) 446-8839 F (248) 446-8065 kbahnam@comcast.net Full-service gas station and convenience store WTC Detroit/Windsor Association Sam Danou, President 1200 Sixth Street Detroit, MI 48226 T (313) 962-2345 F (313) 962-9945 email@wtcdw.com www.wtcdw.com Non-profit, non-political organization that promotes and supports international commerce & intercultural communications

Renewed Non-Profit Members Detroit Zoological Society Paul Good, Community & Government Relations Manager 8450 W. Ten Mile Road Royal Oak, MI 48067 T (248) 541-5717 pgood@dzs.org www.dzs.org Non-profit organization that operates both the Detroit Zoo and the Belle Isle Nature Zoo Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan Gerald F. Brisson, Vice President for Development 2131 Beaufait Street Detroit, MI 48207 T (313) 923-3535 F (313) 923-2247 gbrisson@gcfb.org www.gcfb.org Provides surplus donated and low-cost food and personal care products to people in need in Southeastern Michigan

Renewed Individual Members Imad Abro imadabro@yahoo.com Angela Arcori aarcori@signatureassociates.com Andrew A. Ayar aayar@stroblpc.com Robert Gappy ragappy@hotmail.com Sharkey Haddad s@sharkeyhaddad.com

Michigan’s gubernatorial race was closely watched all year and Chamber Meet and Greets helped keep members informed on the candidates. Peter Hoekstra met with the community on April 20 and July 6. Andy Dillon was welcomed on May 18 and Rick Snyder on July 8. Mike Cox also met with community members.

Ryan Husaynu ryanh@mich.com Sid Jamil sid.jamil@schwab.com Augeen Kalasho Kaeis Kalou kaeisk@yahoo.com Raymond Kasgorgis rkasgorgis@yahoo.com Kamal Khami kkhami@kw.com

Rick Snyder

Norman Kiminaia nkiminaia@ionstrategic.com Sonya Kory sonya.kory@huntington.com Dunia Patros dpatros@aaamichigan.com Jerry Shaba jshaba@armadarealestate.com Bassim Shallal Michael Solaka msolaka@newcenter.com

Mike Cox

Shelley Goodman Taub shelleytaub@comcast.net Manhal W. Tobia, MD mwtobia@sbcglobal.net Amar Toma amardiamond@aol.com Nick Yono kansmacker@kansmacker.com Eric Younan eric_y12@yahoo.com

Andy Dillon

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2011 Chamber Committees Business Conference Committee Helps plan and provide support for the chamber’s 6th Annual Business Conference. Co-Chairs: Wendy Acho and Kevin Jappaya

MEMBERSHIP MATTERS

Many got into the spirit of competition, spurred in no small part by a fabulous prize package, in our first-ever Membership Initiative. The contest helped us gain 61 new members with a total dollar value of $11,700. Many thanks to all who participated, particularly Jim Manna (left), the overall winner who signed 22 new members, and Tony Konja (right), who came in second with 15 members. Tony, a former board member, is a tireless and much-appreciated ambassador for the chamber.

2011CHAMBERgoals 1 2 3 4 5 6 18

Increase membership retention

to 80 percent and recruitment with total members exceeding 1,000

Increase foundation funding (funding increased from $500,000 to $950,000 in 2011) to support refugee resettlement and identify economic development opportunities.

Increase our cash reserves to meet our goal of $500,000 by year-end 2012.

Enhance technology

via our website, including adding video capabilities.

Expand Detroit Independent Grocers increased activities and launch mydetroitgrocers.com website.

Complete the 2011 Business Survey

which builds upon the success of Chaldean Household Survey. It will detail the number of Chaldean-owned businesses, their economic contributions, the number of people they employ, the types of businesses they are in and the types of healthcare coverage provided to their employees. CHALDEAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL REPORT 2010

Detroit Independent Grocers Task force that coordinates the efforts of Detroit grocers with the City of Detroit. Chair: John Loussia 

Dinner Committee Helps plan and provide support for the chamber’s 8th Annual Awards Dinner. Co-Chairs: Saad Hajjar and Anmar Sarafa  

Festival Committee Helps plan the details of the 6th Annual Chaldean Festival and assists at the event.

Golf Outing Committee Helps plan the details of the 8th Annual Golf Outing and assists on the day of the event. Co-Chairs: Frank Jonna and Jay Yasso 

Membership Committee Recruits and welcomes new members, serves as an ambassador to the Chamber and assists with member retention. Co-Chairs: Tony Konja and Jim Manna 

Political Action Committee Assists qualified candidates to elected office and advances Chaldean Chamber membership/ community issues.  Co-Chairs: Ziad Kassab and Michael Sarafa

Public Relations/ Publications Committee Helps develop content and direction for the chamber’s quarterly printed newsletter and provides resources for exposing the chamber and its efforts to the greater community. Chair: Wendy Acho and Eric Younan 

Women’s Committee Develops programs and services that promote women businesses and professionals. Co-Chairs: Sonya Kory and Sathab Ousachi


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Calendar of Events February 4 Quarterly Networking Meeting

March 25

Eighth Annual Awards Dinner

May 10

Annual Chaldean Day in Lansing

May 12

Quarterly Networking Meeting

June 10-12

October 20

June 23

November 9

July 27

December 8

Sixth Annual Chaldean Festival

Eighth Annual Golf Outing

Quarterly Networking Meeting

September 14 Industry Outlook

Annual Business Luncheon

Annual Meeting & Board Elections

Annual Members-Only Holiday Party


2010 Annual Report