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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 19, 2008

Akouri Voices Support for Notre Dame University of Louaize to President Fr. Walid Moussa During AFNDUL Dinner at St. Sharbel Maronite Banquet Centre

(WARREN, MI)...At the Maronite church his grandmother led the founding of, Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce President & CEO John Akouri last night pledged to Notre Dame University of Louaize, Lebanon (NDU) President Fr. Walid Moussa his continued support of the Catholic college. Carrying on the traditions of his mother's mother Labebe Assaff, Akouri was a special guest of Dr. Nabil Chalhoub (Detroit Chapter President) at the annual dinner banquet hosted by the American Friends of Notre Dame University Louaize (AFNDUL).
Patrons included many familiar Lebanese faces within the Detroit area as well as those from the parish communities of the Cathedral of St. Maron, St. Sharbel Church, and St. Rafka Mission. Also in attendance were Lebanese Consul General to Detroit, His Excellency Bachir S. Tawk and a delegation from Madonna University led by Vice Presidents Sr. Nancy Marie Jamroz & Dr. Ernie Nolan and Director of International Programs Dr. Jonathan Swift.
Highlights of the evening included a visit from His Eminence Most Rev. Bishop Stephen Hector Youssef Douaihy, Maronite Bishop Emeritus of the Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn, a performance by Lebanese comedian and poet Georges Khabbaz, and concert featuring Lebanese diva Amalia Kaddo. In addition to Akouri, several members of the Chamber leadership showed their commitment and dedication to NDU by attending and/or supporting the dinner. They included: Mr. Lew Ansara, Mr. & and AFNDUL Board Member Elie Naim.
Financial supporters to this year's event include: Ansara Restaurant Group, Red Robin & Big Boy; Count Plus Certified Public Accountants & Business Advisors, Woody & Josie Kaadou, Jessica Kaadou, Liz Kaadou, Farrah Kenaya, Jihan Kort, Shenel Savaya, Crystel El-Khoury; Denny's Restaurant Owners Walid & Dolly Matta and Tony & Nicole Matta; Nabil Matar Restaurant Group, Taco Bell, Big Boy, Sonic America's Drive-In; and Soyad Brothers Textile.

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