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Margaret W. Wong to Address the Asian American Network at Progressive Insurance

Margaret W. Wong, President and Managing Partner of Margaret W. Wong & Associates, will give a speech to the Asian American Network at Progressive Insurance on Wednesday, April 30th. Ms. Wong will discuss her personal journey and the keys to her success from an Asian American perspective. Ms. Wong is delighted to have the opportunity […]


Are you eligible for the Affordable Care Act?

If your status is pending for asylum, withholding of removal, TPS, adjustment to LPR, victim of trafficking visa, or Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, then you are eligible for coverage under the Affordable Care Act. You will need to provide documentation of your pending status and identification to apply. The healthcare.gov website has a complete list […]


Dancing Bollywood in Cleveland

(Cleveland, Ohio – April 21, 2014) Venkat Rama Raju danced into Cleveland from India two years ago to work on a masters in computer engineering at Cleveland State University.  While he had his pick of schools across the United States, he chose Cleveland deliberately.  “The concentration of performing arts organizations here is unmatched anywhere in […]


Healthy Living and Easter Open House

On Saturday, April 19th, we were invited by our good friend Asim Datta of the Federation of India Community Associations of Northeast Ohio (FICA) to attend an event at the India Community Center in Cleveland Heights titled “Healthy Eating-Active Living” presented by the State of Ohio Commission on Minority Health, FICA, Asian Services in Action, and the […]


ICE Deportations: Gender, Age, and Country of Citizenship

TRAC Immigration, a data analysis project at Syracuse University, has released statistics on the gender, age, and country of origin of deportees from 2012 and 2013. The overwhelming majority of deportees are male: 94% of all deportees in 2012 were male and 93% in 2013. Deportees are also relatively young, the median age is 30 […]


Tactics for Success, No. 12: Keep up with the times

In her book, The Immigrant’s Way, available in the downloadable Kindle format, or paperback, Margaret W. Wong describes twenty-two tactics the foreign born person can use to ensure her stay in the USA is as long as she wants it to be. We will present for you one of her strategies every week in this space. 12. Push yourself […]


Culture Shock

On Thursday, April 17th, where we were privileged to table at the 5th Annual Culture Shock event held in the Galleria at Tri-C West in Parma. There were about 30 tables there featuring exhibits of cultural heritage from such countries as Romania, Puerto Rico, China, Arabia, and the Ukraine to name but a few. Dr. Susan […]


The Next America

Immigration to the United States over the past 50 years has dramatically changed our country’s demographic make-up. The Pew Research Center has released the results of a massive study about America’s changing demographics and finds that we are becoming older and increasingly less white. In 1960, 85% of Americans were white, today that number is […]


Great Lakes Brewing Company

On April 16th, we attended a luncheon put on by the Solon, Twinsburg, and Aurora Chambers of Commerce that featured Patrick Conway, Co-Owner & President of the Great Lakes Brewing Company (GLBC), as the speaker and special guest. We were very inspired by Mr. Conway’s presentation in which he discussed the history of the Great […]


The StartUp Visa: Unlimited Potential for Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Americans

Google, eBay, AT&T, Goldman Sachs, Nordstom. What do they have in common? Besides being remarkably successful, they were all founded by immigrants. A more recent example of a lucrative immigrant founded company is WhatsApp,  the app that was recently acquired by Facebook for $19 billion, was founded by a Ukrainian immigrant. In fact, one quarter of new tech […]