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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.

Thursday, March 29, 2007


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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

FOX-2 News Business Editor Murray Feldman Headlines Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Networking Event

UPCOMING EVENT! - Mark your calendars and save the date! On March 21, 2007, the Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce is launching its Quarterly Networking Event Series with FOX-2 News Business Editor/Anchor Murray Feldman. Longtime journalist and respected reporter Murray Feldman anchors FOX 2 News at 5:30 and is the station’s Money Editor. In his capacity as a business reporter, he deals exclusively with major business issues and local trends, with his reports appearing on all of FOX 2’s newscasts. He also hosts Money Minute reports on Fox 2 News Morning, Murray's Money Savers on Fox 2 News at 5:30 pm, the Feldman Report on Fox 2 News at 10 pm and Your Business on WWJ-AM Newsradio 950, Detroit’s CBS radio affiliate, weekday mornings and afternoons. Murray Feldman will offer brief remarks with respect to the business forecast for Michigan and its economy. He will also discuss the impact spawned by the economic buying & spending power of ethnic communities in Detroit and southeast Michigan and take questions from the audience. The free business exchange and networking event will take place at Novi's hottest and trendy new restaurant MEZZA! Mediterranean Grill from 6:00pm - 9:00 pm. There will be tasty cuisine and surprise gifts and giveaways, thanks to our sponsors. Bring your business cards and your appetite, and join fellow Chamber members, associates and friends at the FIRST Lebanese Chamber Quarterly Networking Event. Listen up, because you won't want to miss a beat when the Chamber announces its upcoming schedule of events for 2007 - as you indulge in plenty of food, drinks, networking and 'sur-prize' giveaways.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Lebanese Leader Walid Jumblatt Visits Washington, DC & Meets with US President George W. Bush & Top US Officials

"I am here (in Washington) to seek US help to combat the totalitarian regimes of Syria and Iran which seek to dominate my country through their Hezbollah agents."
WASHINGTON, DC - Walid Jumblatt, a staunch anti-Syrian lawmaker, is leading a Lebanese delegation that includes Telecommunications Minister Marwan Hamadeh and former deputy Ghattas Khoury.
'I am here (in Washington) to seek US help to combat the totalitarian regimes of Syria and Iran which seek to dominate my country through their Hezbollah agents,' Jumblatt said in the US capital.
Jumblatt, who arrived in Washington on Sunday, has been received by US president George W Bush and held meetings with other senior US administration officials including Secretary of Defence Robert Gates. He is scheduled to meet Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Wednesday before returning home.
According to the Lebanese media, top US officials promised Jumblatt that they would work on 'strengthening the Lebanese army and security forces to secure law and order in the country.'
They added that Lebanese Defence Minister Elias al-Murr will be next to visit Washington to discuss US assistance for the army.
According to well-informed Lebanese officials, the US administration plans to invite other Lebanese leaders to visit Washington for similar talks, including anti-Syrian Christian leader, Samir Geagea, who is the head of the Christian Lebanese Forces.
Lebanon has been reeling under the worst political crisis since the 2005 assassination prime minister Rafik Hariri which was widely blamed on Syria and its Lebanese allies. (From DPA, M&C)

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