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Painesville Chamber, City Club Youth Forum, and the Judges

Our first event for Thursday, January 29, 2015, was a special networking event that is put on by the Painesville Chamber of Commerce every fifth Thursday. On this day it was held at the Grove Church of Lake County and was put on in conjunction with the Madison-Perry Chamber of Commerce.


February 2015 Schedule

Ms. Margaret W. Wong will┬ábe in Atlanta February 3rd and 24th, Columbus on February 6th and 20th, Chicago on the 13th, and Nashville on the 19th. Francis Fungsang will be in Los Angeles February 3rd, and Scott E. Bratton will be in Los Angeles February 19th. All other dates, except Mondays when Ms. Wong is […]


The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

On Wednesday, January 27th, we spent most of the day at a “Community Listening Session” put on by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) for Region 5 (which took in Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Indiana). As was stated on the distributed handout, its goals were to introduce this […]


A Changing Cuba at the Cleveland Council on World Affairs

We had a special treat Tuesday night when we attended a program put on by the Cleveland Council on World Affairs titled “A Changing Cuba and Its Implications for the United States” presented by Mr. Ted Piccone, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Former Ohio State Senator Patrick Sweeney was also there and he said […]


Ancient Order of the Hibernians @ East Side Irish

On Sunday, January 25th, we went to the East Side Irish American Club (ESIA) on Lakeshore Avenue in Euclid to take part in the reverse raffle that was put on by the Ancient Order of the Hibernians (AOH) to raise money for their scholarship fund. The president of the Cleveland Chapter of the AOH is […]


Best Painesville Chili & 66th India Republic Dinner

On Saturday, January 24th, our first event was the City of Painesville’s 2015 Annual Chili Cook-Off held in the Senior Center on North Park Place. Even though we are vegetarians we decided to attend because, generally, it is a safe bet to find at least one contestant offering a form of vegetarian chili but today […]


General Tso’s Chicken & Chinese Culture in America

Our second event for Friday took us to the Cleveland Cinematheque where we watched a documentary titled “The Search for General Tso” that was both informative and lightly entertaining. As most of us know, General Tso’s Chicken is a sweet and spicy deep-fried dish that appears on the menu of many Chinese restaurants under that […]


What to Expect when You’re Expecting a Political Convention

On Friday, January 23rd, we went to the City Club to hear Ms. Jo Ann Davidson speak about “What to Expect when You’re Expecting a Political Convention.” Ms. Davidson is the former Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives and was recently named as Co-Chair of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2016 Republican National […]


Painesville Chamber of Commerce & Sevgi Ackarcesme on Civil Rights in Turkey

On Thursday, January 22nd, we attended two events that both involved the Painesville Chamber of Commerce. First we went to Coffee Contacts at Mary Ann’s Family Hearing in Painesville that was put by the Painesville Chamber along with the Mentor Chamber of Commerce. Then we went to a luncheon at Lakeland Community College that was […]


City Club, Cultural Exchange, and North Coast Chamber of Commerce

On Wednesday, January 21st, our first event was a program at the City Club which featured writer Mr. Nikil Saval who is the editor of “n+1″ magazine and the author of the book, “Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace” which talks a lot about the designs of offices and how they affect the morale […]



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