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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, September 29, 2011

Akouri Assembles Business Leaders for mini-Town Hall with Congressman Pete Hoekstra

(BIRMINGHAM, MI/USA)...John Akouri today brought together a group of leading business executives to meet with former United States Representative, Pete Hoekstra, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, comprising a mini-Town Hall with the 2010 gubernatorial candidate. Economic leaders from the financial and banking sectors, automotive and technology industries, immigration and labor markets, real estate and small business fields, as well as from the education and security community gathered to exchange innovative ideas, discuss challenges and build long-term national relationships with Hoekstra as he visited southeast Michigan. In addition to Hoekstra, and Northville Township Trustee Christopher Roosen, those in attendance included representatives from UBS Financial, General Motors, Chrysler, Pentacle Technologies, Merchant Tree, Andary Real Estate, University of Michigan Health System, Rehmann, Automation Alley and Nonprofits. Frank discussion ensued on fixing and/or crafting new ways to improve the US economy, a candid outlook of a post Middle East following the Arab Spring, the current state of the health care system in America, homeland security after 9/11, education, China, tax reform, and a myriad of other hot topic issues facing US businesses today. During the conversation, Hoekstra shared with the corporate chiefs his vision on how to address the country's fiscal health and ways to create a more vibrant economy.

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