Business Buzz in Austinburg

On Wednesday, January 23rd, our first event for the day was an Eastern Lake County/Geneva Chamber of Commerce “Business Buzz,” which took place at Conneaut Savings Bank in Austinburg.  The roads were a little slick, but we drove slowly and made it okay. Among the attendees were several people from the Lake County General Health District including Mr. Tamara Kraft, Associate Health Educator, who told us about a new program

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NEOIBN Reception

Our second event for Tuesday, January 22nd, was the annual New Year’s reception of the Northeast Ohio International Business Network (NEOIBN) that took place at Windows on the River down in the Flats and was sponsored by Margaret W. Wong & Associates, LLC. NEOIBN ‘s goal is to “stimulate economic growth in Northeast Ohio through international business.” On this occasion there was networking; tributes to Mr. Don Esarove, the founder

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Mentor State of the Schools

On Tuesday, January 22nd, we went to the Paradigm at Mentor High School for a Mentor Chamber of Commerce Luncheon in which Mr. William Porter, the Superintendent of the Mentor Schools, gave the annual “State of the Schools” address. Mr. Porter reviewed the vision for the district: “Together we will ensure a safe learning environment; provide a balanced, high quality education; maximize district resources, and encourage strong community partnerships.” Mr. Porter then

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Press Conference on Yemen and the Border

Our second event for MLK day was a press conference called by members of the International Council for Urban Peace, Justice, and Empowerment as well as the Interfaith Ministries of Lorain in order to speak out against two ongoing humanitarian crises: the war and famine in Yemen and the waves of migrants along the U.S. border. The press conference took place at the South Lorain Branch Library on Homewood Drive

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Marriott Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast

On Monday, January 21st, we attended the 19th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast celebration at the at the Marriott at Key Center which celebrated the 90th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We are proud to say that Margaret W. Wong & Associates, LLC was a “Drum Major Partner & Advertiser” for this event. It was presented by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Scholarship Committee

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USCIS H-1B Deadline Approaching

Reflecting on Martin Luther King’s words, “Even though we face difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.” We acknowledge that every immigrant has a dream, and here at Margaret W. Wong & Associates we help your dream of citizenship become a reality! Update on H-1B Filings Each spring, the H-1B visa “lottery” causes the H-1B visa to become a hot topic among employers, F-1 students on Optional

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Celebration of Indian Republic

On Saturday, January 19th, we attended the Federation of India Community Associations of Northeast Ohio (FICA)’s celebration of India’s 70th year as a republic at the Embassy Suites hotel in Independence. As Mr. Sudarshan R. Sathe, the Chairperson of the FICA Board of Trustees, said during the ceremonies and wrote in the souvenir booklet: “While India became independent from British rule on August 15th, 1947, she became a full Constitutional

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Environmentalism at the City Club

After leaving the Cleveland’s Clinic’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, we went to the City Club for a Friday luncheon program. There, our friend, Mr. Rick Jackson, Senior Host/Producer of Ideastream interviewed Mr. Denis Hayes who was instrumental in the organization of the first Earth Day in April, 1970. They discussed how the publicity surrounding the Cuyahoga River fire of 1969 helped lay the groundwork for the passage of

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MLK Celebration at the Cleveland Clinic

On Friday, January 18th, our first event for the day took us to the InterContinental Hotel and Conference Center on Carnegie Avenue where we attended the Cleveland Clinic’s 27th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration. The format for the morning was a community breakfast followed by a program. We, of course, encountered quite a few local public servants that we knew, like Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, City Council President Kevin J. Kelley,

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I-601A Waiver Allowed to apply for a Green Card

On the Path to a Green Card: I-601A

Coming to America Our client, Mr. W, was born in China in 1972. He came to the U.S. as a young man seeking a better life in 1997. While immigration authorities denied his application for a Green Card in 2001, he continued living and working in the United States, still seeking his American dream. In 2007, he married another Chinese immigrant. His wife’s sister had come to the U.S. in

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