Jazz Concert at the Unitarian Church

On Sunday, February 3rd, we went to the Westshore Unitarian Universalist Church to attend a service about the history of jazz with an emphasis on how it was a significant cultural bridge. After the concert with the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble, it was a wonderfully musical day. Appropriately, at the top of the Order of Service, was a quotation from Ms. Mary Lou Williams, jazz pianist, which read, “anything that

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Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble

On Sunday afternoon, February 3rd, we drove to the Hudson Library to attend a concert for the Chinese New Year put on by the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble, which has been playing together for ten years now and has performed eight times at Hudson Library, their most consistent venue. We were very warmly greeted by our friend, Mr. David Badagnani, who told us to be sure to thank Ms. Margaret W.

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Womensafe Casino Royale Fundraiser

Our second event for Saturday, February 2nd, took us to the Patrician Party Center on Lakeland Blvd. in Eastlake where we took part in the 18th annual Casino Royale fundraiser on behalf of WomenSafe, Inc. Womensafe is a domestic violence center in its 39th year of operation whose mission is to provide emergency shelter and support services to survivors of domestic violence throughout Northeast Ohio. The emcee for the evening was

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Black History Month Kickoff

The theme for City of Cleveland 2019 Black History Month is: “Cleveland: Building a Sense of Community.”  At noon on Friday, February 1st, there was a luncheon at the Rotunda of City Hall to kick off the month. We are proud to say that Margaret W. Wong and Associates, LLC was one of the sponsors for this annual event. Thus, we got to attend and share a table with such

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More on H-1B and Alternatives – Questions and Answers

 Are there any jobs that are exempt from the H-1B Cap? Yes. Jobs at institutions of higher education and non-profit organizations associated with a government entity or institution of higher education are exempt from the cap. Do certain countries have special visas? Yes. Singapore and Chile each have a portion of the H-1B Visa cap reserved for them: 5,400 for Singapore and 1,400 for Chile; this is called the

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Chinese Academy of Cleveland New Year

On Saturday, February 2nd, our first event for the day was the Chinese New Year Celebration put on by the Chinese Academy of Cleveland (CAoC) at that took place in the late morning at Shaker Heights Middle School. CAoC’s mission is “to promote Chinese culture and teaching Chinese language to our next generation” and its goal is “to foster an environment where not only are children building a strong foundation through speaking,

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Dignity of Work Rally

On Wednesday, January 30th, we decided to brave the cold temperature (almost all the events planned for that day had been cancelled) and drive out to Brunswick to attend U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s Dignity of Work Tour Kickoff Rally held at Supply Side USA on West 130th Street. The title of the tour was inspired by the famous quotation from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that reads, in part, that “…whenever you are

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Swedish American Chamber of Commerce

Later on Tuesday, January 29th, we sent to the Holiday Inn on Rockside Road in Independence to attend the annual meeting of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Ohio (SACC-Ohio) whose mission is “to promote trade, commerce and investments between Sweden and the Ohio Region. We looked forward to being addressed by video by Mr. Bjorn Arvidsson, Minister Counselor, Head of Trade and Economic Affairs at the Embassy of Sweden in

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Blockland at the City Club

On Tuesday, January 29th, we went to the City Club for a program titled “Building Blockland: What’s Next?” which explored the potential for blockchain technology to help transform the Northeast Ohio region into a extraordinary technological  hub comparable to what we already have established in terms of outstanding medical facilities. After we arrived, we conversed with Mr. Bob Mika about how far we have advanced, technology-wise, in a relatively short

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Green Card for New Parents

Ms. C was born in China. She went to school in China and then Japan before coming to the United States. She entered the U.S. legally on a B-2 Visa and moved to Chicago. One day, at a mall, she met a young American medical researcher. Soon, she discovered that she was unexpectedly expecting. He immediately proposed and they were soon married. They moved together to Maryland and then began

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