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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.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

MTV 'Real World › New Orleans' Cast Member Sahar Dika to Officially Cut the Ribbon at the LEBFEST! 2010 Opening Ceremonies

FROM MTV: Sahar grew up in a conservative Arab community in Dearborn, MI. It would be easy to assume that because of that she's a submissive, conservative girl. But that would not be the case. She's a strong-willed, liberal Muslim who is not easily intimidated. Expect her to speak her mind. Sahar was fortunate to have parents who allowed her a bit more space to be herself; however, there are still things that she was forced to hide from her community, like her virginity... or lack thereof. Although in a vague long-distance relationship, Sahar is used to turning heads and is constantly crushing on boys-- but just wait until she meets roommate Eric! A budding singer/songwriter, Sahar looks to explore more of this career in New Orleans, no matter what anyone in her conservative community thinks.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Michigan Gubernatorial Candidate Rick Snyder Visits with Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce Officials Following Personal Invitation by John Akouri

(TROY, MI/USA)...Michigan Gubernatorial Candidate Rick Snyder today met with Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce senior officials, following a personal invitation by President & CEO John Akouri. The meeting was held inside The Presidents Room of The Capital Grill at Somerset Collection North of Troy, Michigan. In addition to Akouri, Chamber officials gathered included: Chairman of the Advisory Board of Directors Ronald M. Pruette, UBS Financial Services, Inc. First Vice President, Investments; Advisory Board Member Dr. Richard J. Cross, M.D., University of Michigan Health System Department of Nephrology; General Counsel Jeffrey Lance Abood, Esq., The Abood Law Firm; Executive Leadership Members Louis J. Peters, Jr., Paramount Bank Senior Vice President; Abe Karam, AXA Advisors, LLC / The Equitable Group Senior Executive & Eastern Michigan University Foundation Board Trustee; Rami Fakhoury, Esq., Fakhoury Law Group Global Business & Employment-based Immigration; Kamal Shouhayib, The Choice Group, Inc. CEO; Sam Attisha, Atrient, Inc. President; and special guest Charles N. Frangieh, Esq. Staff members arriving with Snyder included Bryce Sandler, Esq., & Stuart Foster, both former colleagues of Akouri during his days as a Capitol Hill Senior Advisor and Washington, DC Press Secretary to U.S. Rep. Joseph Knollenberg (R-MI) at the U.S. House of Representatives. Following a brief welcome reception for the former Gateway Computers chief, Snyder offered brief remarks and took questions from the Chamber senior officials gathered prior to a private dinner.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

John Akouri Attends 64th Annual American Druze Society National Convention, Meets with former Arab League Ambassador H.E. Dr. Clovis Maksoud

LEBFEST! 2010 Headliner, International Recording Artist Ridha Ibrahim, Arrives in the US Amid Throngs of Cheering Fans, Launches American Music Tour

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

John Akouri adds to his Already Impressive Accomplishments; Reprises Famed Emcee Duties as Stellar Host of Project Access Hollywood's 2010 Film Awards

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