In the early evening of Friday, August 13th, we went to the re-opening of the Ukrainian Museum and Archives on Kenilworth Avenue in Tremont which is devoted to the preservation and sharing of Ukrainian culture as well as the immigrant experience. Along these lines, we visited with Mr. Michael G. Dobronos, member of the board of directors, who told us of new plans to build a conservatory lab which will
We had a very busy day on Saturday, August 14th, and it didn’t look like we were going to be able to make it to the Centennial Peace Plaza at the Cleveland Cultural Gardens (CCG) by 6pm in time for a program titled “A Trip to the British Isles” presented by the leadership of the British and Irish Cultural Gardens. But, at the last minute, we broke free and were
On Thursday evening, August 12th, we went to the Sky Lounge at One University Circle to attend a fundraiser for our good friend, Cleveland City Councilperson Blaine Griffith (Ward 8) who is running for re-election. We have known Councilperson Griffith for a long time ever since he was the Director of Cleveland’s Community Relations Board and consider him to be a very valuable voice regarding the future of our city
On Tuesday, August 10th, we went to the BottleHouse Brewery and Meadery on Lee Road to attend a birthday party/fundraiser for our friend Mayor Michael Dylan Brennan of University Heights. We did some research and learned that since Mayor Brennan was first elected in 2017 new homes have been constructed, streets have been repaved, finance and fire departments have been improved, and bike lanes have been built. Plus, an Office
On Tuesday morning, August 3rd, we went with our good friend and colleague, Mr. Gordon Landefeld, to Thomas Jefferson Newcomers Academy on West 46th Street where Mr. Landefeld addressed a classroom of foreign-born high school students who had either immigrated to the United States, or were refugees, from such countries as Guatemala, Senegal, Afghanistan, Kenya, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Puerto Rico. We had been invited to Thomas
The Reverend Mark A. Latovich, Ph.D, Presents at the First Friday Club Luncheon at the City Club of Cleveland
On Thursday, August 5th, we went to a First Friday Club luncheon at the City Club of Cleveland where the speaker was Reverend Mark A. Latovich, Ph.D, who is the Rector of Borromeo Seminary and Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology. On this occasion Reverend Latovich talked about the Heart of the Shepherd initiative which addresses such issues as seminary renovations, clergy pensions, clergy tuition debt, as well
On Thursday, August 5th, we went to the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse to attend the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) that was presented by Lubrizol and presided over by its President and CEO, Mr. Eric Schnur who is also the GCP Board Chair. The theme for this year ‘s meeting was “All In” meaning that all local public, private, and philanthropic institutions must work together if Cleveland/Northeast
President Biden Offers Hong Kong Residents in the United States Protection from Removal and Work Authorization for 18 months
On Thursday (August 5, 2021) President Biden issued a memorandum directing Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for “certain Hong Kong residents” who are present in the US. DED will be available to residents of Hong Kong who were present in the United States on August 5, 2021 and remain continuously present in the US since August 5, 2021. President Biden stated that his decision was in response to China’s imposition of
On Saturday morning, July 17th, the offices of Margaret W. Wong & Associates LLC hosted the 13th annual summit of the International Community Council-Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) as part of the Cleveland Foundation’s 2021 Common Ground annual program. ICC-WIN’s mission is “celebrating Cleveland’s multicultural communities through collaboration and cooperation initiatives that promote the prosperity of the region and its diverse people.” On this day, Mr. Kenneth J. Kovach, the President
The E-2 non-immigrant ‘treaty’ visa allows a citizen of a treaty country (a country which has a Treaty of Trade and Commerce with the United States) to be admitted to the United States when investing a substantial amount of capital in a U.S. business. Certain employees of such a person or organization may also be eligible for this classification. Get more information on Investment Visas here.
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