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North Coast Chamber of Commerce Gathering at Hooley House; Heights-Hillcrest Chamber of Commerce's Networking With Appetizers

On Wednesday, September 28th, we decided to attend two networking events at opposite ends of the Cleveland area that were taking place at the same time.

Our first stop was at The Hooley House on Sperry Drive in Westlake where the North Coast Chamber of Commerce was hosting a gathering.

We talked to a man named Dennis whose wife once recommended that a friend of the family from Great Britain consult Margaret W. Wong and Associates regarding an issue he was dealing with regarding immigration.

In addition, we spoke to a man named John who owns a software company. He told us that he is in need of a good programmer and is open to hiring an a qualified person who immigrated to the United States from another country. We replied that we would try to come up with an agency who could help him.

Before we left we conversed with a man named Jim who services heating and air conditioners. Jim told his some of his clients are foreign-born and it really helps them feel more relaxed when he makes use of his limited Spanish and German to initially communicate with them.

Next, we sped over to Legacy Village in Lyndhurst to catch the last part of a networking-with-appetizers session at Granite City that was organized by the Heights-Hillcrest Chamber of Commerce.

We talked to a very successful realtor named Lauren who recalled one applying for an office assistant position at Margaret W. Wong and Associates years ago when she was a college student.

A person named Therese was glad to make our acquaintance because she sometimes deals with Iranian filmmakers who might need some help obtaining visas.

We then had a long conversation with Tara, who works for a local lending institution about how immigrants/refugees might just have enough drive and ambition to transform several of the troubled areas of the eastern part of the Cleveland area.

By:

Michael Patterson 

Community Liaison,

Margaret W. Wong & Assoc. Co., LLC

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