Kha'b Nissan, or the 1st of April, marked our Assyrian nation's 6767 new year.  A year of promise and hope, among times of despair in the homeland.  With our diaspora continuing to be dispersed throughout the world, its our hope at the Assyrian American Chamber of Commerce to bring one aspect of the Assyrian nation together, which is our business owners.  

These are the people we represent.  Those who provide jobs to people who may not have the capability to do so elsewhere.  Who are able to put food on their family's tables through their dedication, entrepreneurship and perseverance in the face of negativity.  Our members share inspiring stories of their upbringings, of their road to accomplishing their goals of starting their own business and what the fruits of their labor are able to provide not only for their family, but their community as well.

At our networking events that will be scheduled throughout the course of the year, it's a great opportunity to get to meet and hear some of these people's stories.  Over the course of the past few months, I have gotten to know and hear many inspirational tales, all of which are unique in their own right.

Over the course of April, we were persistent and diligent in our efforts.  Many of our previous roles have been filled within the Chamber, allowing the continuation of our efforts and delegation of tasks to ensure it's success.  In addition, we have been in discussions with the Morton Grove Chamber of Commerce and Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce to host a joint golf outing scheduled for June 13th.  Details will be available shortly.

A look ahead to May:

Join us at our co-hosted after hours networking event with the Morton Grove Chamber of Commerce at Las Fuentes in Morton Grove on May 3rd from 6-9pm for drinks and snacks. There is no charge for recently renewed members, guests $20.

Stay tuned, and stay involved!