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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.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce National Leadership Luncheon to Feature United States Representative Pete Hoekstra Next Month

(BIRMINGHAM, MI/USA)...Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce President John Akouri announced today that Congressman Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) will be the featured speaker at the organization's National Leadership Luncheon in July. The successful speaker series was launched in 2005 by Akouri, and in 2010 the Chamber will expand the series to include Media, CEO and Newsmaker programs. The invitation-only event takes place in southeast Michigan and is made possible by UBS/Peninsula Wealth Management Group. Many of the region's top business and civic leaders will gather to hear the Congressman's address.
Past speakers at Chamber functions have included U.S. Ambassador Sam Zakhem, U.S. Senators John E. Sununu and Carl Levin, U.S. Representatives Mike Rogers, Candice Miller, Thaddeus McCotter, and Charles Boustany, Governor John H. Sununu, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Programs Juliette Kayyem, NASCAR Legend Bobby Rahal, NFL Great Lomas Brown, Actress/Director Nadine Labaki, Cardinal Adam Maida, Ford CEO Jacques Nasser, General Motors Chief Economist G. Mustafa Mohatarem, MSNBC News Analyst Raghida Dergham, FOX-2 News Business Editor Murray Feldman, Windsor, Canada Mayor Eddie Francis, Supreme Court Chief Justice Clifford W. Taylor, Attorney General Mike Cox, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Wayne County Executive Robert A. Ficano, Fmr. Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer, GOP National Committeeman Keith Butler, U.S. Army General Mark A. Montjar, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James Kaddo, and Al Hurra Television Chief Pentagon Correspondent Joe Tabet.
Additional notables who have addressed the Chamber include NBC's David Letterman, CNN's Octavia Nasr, FOX News' Geraldo Rivera, Motown Legend Martha Reeves, Lebanese Consul General Bachir S. Tawk, Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, Voice of the Detroit Red Wings Karen Newman, HBO Sports Commentator Emanuel Steward and Daytime TV Judge Jeanine Pirro among others.
ABOUT THE CHAMBER: The national Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit national business organization headquartered in Michigan with members nationwide and offices in Detroit, New York, Houston, Chicago & Washington, DC. The Chamber serves to actively develop, promote and advance Lebanese American business and to enhance the economic, social, educational, trade and cultural interests by providing leadership, legislative advocacy, social and philanthropic activities, business networking, special projects and the exchange of business and information. It also seeks to promote economic growth and development, expand business opportunities and heighten awareness between the Lebanese and American communities throughout the United States and Lebanon operating as an American, Michigan-based non-profit corporation linking business professionals locally, nationally, and globally.

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