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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.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce Partner News: DMC Dinner Honoring Saudi Arabian Minister of Health, H.E. Dr. Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al-Rabiah

Thursday, May 20, 2010

FASTTRAC to the Future at Wayne State University

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

IN PICTURES: 2010 Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce President's Power Lunch 'Springing into Action' at Walnut Creek Country Club

Friday, May 14, 2010

Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce Member News: Legendary Boxing Trainer & HBO Sports Analyst Emanuel Steward Announces 2nd Annual Kronk Fundraiser

Monday, May 10, 2010

Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce Member News: Metropolitan Lincoln Mercury Dealership Announces Second Annual Classic Car & Truck Show June 5th!

Saturday, May 08, 2010

News/Talk AM-760 WJR Radio Personality Paul W. Smith 'The King of Talk Radio in Detroit' to Serve as Honorary Grand Marshal at This Year's LEBFEST!

BREAKING...(DETROIT, MI) - Paul W. Smith is the morning drive host at News/Talk 760 WJR – the only News/Talk station serving metro Detroit and beyond. The Paul W. Smith Show broadcasts weekday mornings from 5:30 – 9:00 a.m. from the Golden Tower of the Fisher Building, in Detroit’s historic New Center, as well as from around the world, including Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Jerusalem, Dubai, Paris, Frankfurt, Geneva and where ever news is happening.
Paul W. talks with local and national leaders and discusses and breaks news that is talked about all day long, as well as including frequent traffic and weather updates, along with in depth business news and entertaining sports with Steve Courtney. Whether he is interviewing the President of the United States, Hollywood celebrities, Chairmen or CEOs of major corporations, or taking a call from the Governor or other listeners, Paul W. has a winning conversational style that keeps listeners tuned in. Paul has a long and extensive background in talk radio, television and the entertainment field. Since he graduated from the University of Michigan, Paul has been a host on the ABC Radio Network and at the former Financial News Television Network in New York City. He has also hosted morning shows on both radio and television in Toledo, Ohio, as well as mega radio stations WABC and WMCA in New York City, and WWDB-FM in Philadelphia from 1990-1996, before coming back home to News/Talk 760 WJR.
Paul W. is the only broadcaster in all of radio to be asked to guest host on Paul Harvey News and Comment, The Rush Limbaugh Show and The Sean Hannity Show--the three most listened to radio programs in the history of radio. Recently, the highly respected Wall Street Journal called Paul W. Smith “The King of Talk Radio in Detroit.” Paul W. devotes much of his time to many important endeavors, including helping thousands of Detroit youth through the “Paul W. Smith Golf Classic to benefit Think Detroit PAL”, already raising well over $1.5 million net dollars for athletic, academic and leadership programs. Finally, Paul W. is known as an indefatigable supporter and promoter of all things positive and optimistic for Detroit and for the great state of Michigan. Wake up, UP…weekday mornings with Paul W. Smith!

Thursday, May 06, 2010

SAVE THE DATE: The 2010 Summer Event - the Business & Social Event of the Year!

Saturday, May 01, 2010

2010 President's Power Lunch Series Continues in May; Walnut Creek Country Club to serve as Venue for Spring Luncheon

(BIRMINGHAM, MI)...The Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce office of communications announced today the continuation of its 2009-2010 monthly President’s ‘Power Lunch’ series. The extremely successful event gathers 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 Chamber President & CEO John Akouri, and features prominent elected officials and decision-makers from throughout the country.
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. Invited participants enjoy a great meal and productive conversation ultimately leading to new opportunity. Some of the venues for the luncheon in the past have included: Indianwood Golf & Country Club, the scenic Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, the historic Detroit Athletic Club, the five-star Tribute Restaurant, the Lochmoor Country Club and the executive Skyline Club located on the 28th floor of the prestigious Town Centre. This month's spring luncheon will take place at the Walnut Creek Golf & Country Club, followed by next month's venue being held at the prestigious Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills.
The goals and objectives of the Chamber’s annual 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. To be considered for attendance at a future President's Power Lunch or to learn more about and/or join the Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce, please visit

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