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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.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Exclusive Detroit Athletic Club (DAC) Site of This Month's Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce President's Power Lunch

(DETROIT, MI)...The Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce (LACC) held its monthly President’s ‘Power Lunch’ today, gathering some of the region’s top business and civic leaders including: captains of industry, chief executives, financial gurus, medical & legal experts, academic heads, successful entrepreneurs, and fast-growing young professionals. This highly anticipated series is an extension of the Leadership Luncheon program, which was spearheaded in 2006 by LACC President John Akouri, and features prominent elected officials and decision-makers from throughout the country. Fittingly, today's event held at the historic Detroit Athletic Club and overlooking Comerica Park, took place at noon - the precise moment of the peaceful transfer of power from one US President to the next in our nation's capital.
In addition to Akouri, luncheon guests included: Andary Real Estate Chairman Fred Andary, St. John Hospital & Medical Center Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Richard Cross (Saliba), Al Long Ford, Inc. President/Owner & Detroit Philanthropist Dr. Tarik Daoud, Skanska USA Building, Inc. Co-Chief Operating Officer George J. Fadool, Federated Capital Corporation President & CEO Louis P. Ferris, Jr., Lotus Bank of Novi President & CEO Satish B. Jasti, NAI Farbman/The Farbman Group Chief Operating Officer Michael Kalil, Former Detroit FBI Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge & Kerby, Bailey & Associates Vice-President Bill Kowalski, J-Mack Investigative & Security Solutions & Former Mount Clemens Police Chief Joe Macksoud, Freedom 55 Financial of Canada Investment Advisor Tony Nader, Madonna University Vice President for Academic Administration Dr. Ernest Nolan, Paramount Bank Executive Vice-President Louis J. Peters, Jr., Peninsula Wealth Management Group/UBS First Vice-President Ron Pruette, Butzel Long Shareholder, Board of Directors Vice President Carl Rashid, Jr., Esq., Consulate of Mexico Consul General & Chief Diplomat Vicente M. Sanchez-Ventura, and Consulate of Lebanon Consul General & Chief Diplomat Bachir S. Tawk. Attendees celebrated the 90th birthday of Frank Stella, the chairman & CEO of F.D. Stella Products Co., and close personal friend of the late Luciano Pavarotti & Pope John Paul II.
The President’s Power Lunch series is an exclusive meeting designed to create new rules and new avenues for powerful impact in the region and business world. It is about bringing business leaders together to discuss current and future goals while forging tangible relationships that turn networking into substantial gains for Chamber members, associates and the business community. The goals and objectives of the Chamber’s new luncheon series are focused at achieving business objectives well beyond foremost organizations and prime individuals across the nation. These structured business goals are aggressive and participants are part of the power of working together to further deliver the mission and contribute to the overall growth and advancement of the national Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce.

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