Chaldean News Editor-In-Chief, Vanessa Denha Garmo, interviews Dr. Adhid Miri from the Chaldean Community Foundation. The interview originally aired on Chaldean Voice Radio on AM 690.
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When Ronny Ayar’s great great grandfather, Yousif, went to work in a tahini factory in Iraq, a love and passion for tahini that would span five generations was sparked. Working in this tahini factory, Ronny’s great great grandfather learned the ins and outs of the business, from producing to packaging – giving him the knowledge he needed to open his own tahini factory.
Working hard is a strong Chaldean trait and Dana Denha does just that. She’s a wife and mother in addition to being a talk show host, producer, script writer, editor, audio technician and camera operator at Community Television Network in Ann Arbor.
There is a new agent in town and he is in charge of the FBI – Detroit Bureau. Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Tim Slater moved back home to Michigan after his last stint in Washington DC and has been meeting groups across the region. He and his team met with Martin Manna and Chaldean Community Foundation members last month at the foundation offices in Sterling Heights.
High security surrounded Shenandoah Country Club in West Bloomfield last month for a visit from Vice President Mike Pence who was in town to campaign for U.S. Senate candidate John James. Nearly 200 people attended the fundraiser and about 12 people attended a private meeting prior to the luncheon.
John Jonna fell into the food and beverage industry because it was the only venture opened to the newly arriving Chaldean Immigrants to the United States. If you are truly to understand John Jonna, you will realize that he is an ardent entrepreneur and a well-versed passionate educator whose business classroom is in retail and restaurants.
Sydney Alton started by recording YouTube videos. Now she was walked the red carpet at the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards at the company’s request.
While she didn't perform at the show, she does have a history with Radio Disney. Last spring, she became the first Chaldean to have a song to play on the station, with her song "Up for Air."
ECONOMICS AND ENTERPRISE
University of Michigan’s Chaldean American Student Association (CASA) chapter hosted their tenth annual Live From Babylon Event on March 9 at BTB Cantina in Ann Arbor. Each year the CASA board chooses a charity as the beneficiary. This year, CASA chose to honor CODE Legal Aid for their work with the deportation crisis. Raising more than $13,000, CASA surpassed their initial goal of $10,000, making this year’s event the most successful to date.
The Chaldean Iraqi American Association of Michigan honored Bishop Ibrahim Ibrahim on November 30 at a dinner at Shenandoah Country Club. More than 600 people were in attendance as Bishop Ibrahim was honored for his moral, spiritual and financial support of Shenandoah throughout its history but most especially during the difficult economic times.