Industry Outlook: Women Leaders in the Chaldean Community

The Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce’s Industry Outlook: Women Leaders in the Chaldean Community event is on March 1st at The Bird & The Bread in Birmingham.

Industry Outlook events vary in topic and industry focus, but always provide information and insight for today’s professionals. This event will feature a format that it hasn’t used in many years. “We are very excited to have an all-women panel,” said Mary Kirma, Events Coordinator with Chaldean Chamber. “It has been nearly 10 years since we’ve had an event like this, so we’re thrilled to have them share their success stories with our members.”

Guest speakers include Dr. Marisa Abbo, Medical Director of Covenant Community Care, Renee Lossia-Acho, Owner and Investor of KW Domain Luxury Homes International, Judge Hala Jarbou, Oakland County Circuit Court, and Christine Jonna Piligian, Chairman and President of Jonna Realty Ventures, Inc.

Vanessa Denha Garmo, Co-Publisher and Editor-in-Chief for the Chaldean News and Founder of Denha Media Group, will moderate the event. “I thought it was a great idea to have women panelists,” said Denha Garmo. “I am really looking forward to moderating an event that will spotlight some of the best and brightest women in our community.”

Speaker Dr. Marisa Abbo received her Bachelors in Psychology from Wayne State University and her Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan. She changed career paths to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a doctor and works for a faith based federally qualified health center in Royal Oak that cares for the uninsured and underinsured.

Renee Lossia Acho emerged quickly as an industry leader using her skillful, creative, and consultative approach to marketing and sales. Renee ranks in the top 1% of realtors nationally and was the 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year for the Women’s Council of Realtors as well as named a 2016 Esteemed Women of Michigan Honoree.

Judge Hala Jarbou graduated from Wayne State University Law School and was appointed as an Oakland County Circuit Court Judge in October 2015. She was assigned to the Civil/Criminal Division and is a member of the Chaldean American Ladies of Charity.

Christine Jonna Piligian joined Jonna Construction Company in 1972 and in 1981, she saw an opportunity to expand the family business into real estate. Since the formation of Jonna Realty Ventures, Inc., the company has evolved into a full-service real estate development and property management company.

“All of the speakers bring years of experience to the panel,” explained Kirma. “So members will have an opportunity to obtain a unique perspective on the industry.”