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Councilman John Akouri, former Washington, DC Press Secretary & Capitol Hill Advisor, is President & CEO of the Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Celebrating Lebanese Independence Day: Akouri, Chidiac Headline Events in Detroit; November Celebrations Planned Throughout North America


(L-R) 2006 International Women’s Media Foundation Courage in Journalism Award recipient May Chidiac talks with Oscar-nominated actress Sharon Stone in Los Angeles; John Akouri poses with Jamie Farr, star of the hit television show M*A*S*H*.
WASHINGTON, DC - Celebrations throughout North America are scheduled to take place next month marking the 65th Anniversary of the Independence Day of the Republic of Lebanon. John Akouri, CEO of the Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce, will join in the festivities as a featured speaker on the campus of Oakland University, in the northern Detroit suburb of Rochester, Michigan. Lebanese journalist May Chidiac is scheduled to appear in Dearborn at a reception. More events are listed below and will be continually updated as information becomes available.
ROCHESTER, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 21, 2008

Oakland University Lebanese Club at the Oakland Center
Second Annual Lebanese Night Celebration
Special Guest: John Akouri
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 21, 2008
Collège Notre Dame de Jamhour Alumni US
Fifth Annual Benefit Dinner
Special Guest: Carlos Ghosn
http://www.jamhour.us/
DEARBORN, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 21, 2008
Special Guest: May Chidiac
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - NOVEMBER 22, 2008
Our Lady of Lebanon Church
Independence Day Party
Special Guest: Doris Farhat
http://www.ollchicago.org/
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 22, 2008
Lebanese American Club of Jacksonville
Independence Day Celebration
John Assi, President
TORONTO, CANADA - NOVEMBER 22, 2008
The Cedars Social Club
Independence Day Hafli
Special Guest: Shadi el Nadaf
CLEVELAND, OHIO - NOVEMBER 1, 2008
Northern Ohio Lebanese American Association
Annual Lebanese American Heritage Ball
Special Guest: Judge Kathryn Michael
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 19, 2008
Consulate General of Lebanon to Detroit
Independence Day Diplomatic Reception
Host: Consul General Bachir Tawk
http://www.lebconsdet.org/

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