Wednesday, July 14, 2010

BNI and the Iranian American Chamber of Commerce

Joint Meeting of Iranian American Chamber of Commerce and BNI
Monday June 14, 2010 at the Beverly Hills Country Club

We had a wonderful meeting and pleasant evening with our guests from Business Network International. This is the welcome message to our members and guests:

"Good evening everybody. My name is Dr. Khosrow Sobhe, Dr. Kay. I am the president of the Coalition of Iranian Entrepreneurs also known as Iranian American Chamber of Commerce.

Our chamber was established in 1986. The mission of our non-profit organization is to promote networking and business among Iranian individuals and entities. In today's global village, we cannot operate and work in vacuum; therefore part of our efforts are focused on mutual interaction with non-Iranian businesses as well to expand our work horizon.

As president, I am extremely excited about the opportunities that lay ahead of us. Together and with utilizing our potentials and strengths, I am sure we can overcome the very many challenges that current economic conditions may present. There is an absolute light at the end of this tunnel.

We are fortunate to have outstanding Iranian businessmen and women as members of our chamber. Seven of these very capable members are on the board of directors. This gives us the necessary tools to achieve our goals. Our weekly Monday meetings with having distinguished speakers and guests will continue to serve as one of our main networking tools.

On behalf of the board of directors and our members I would like to welcome our friends and guests from BNI, Business Network International. I have no intention of explaining what BNI is and does. That is the job of Mr. Dave Rittenhouse, the Assistant Director of BNI4Success who just returned from a national conference. He has so much to say about this wonderful organization and its new and revolutionary concept. We also have the pleasure of having Mrs. Teresa Agnew, the President of BNI, Money Makers chapter. She will tell us what that chapter does.

I am glad that I joined BNI few months ago. It is like a big family with having a big and professional sales force working for you without getting paid by you. How does that work? Our friends from BNI will tell us about it".

After my welcome, Dave Rittenhouse talked about how BNI works and how we can have a successful networking. Teresa Agnew also talked about Money Makers chapter which holds the Silver Chapter title. She asked the chapter members to introduce themselves. We had 13 members from the chapter who participated in the event.

Dr. Mark Ameli who is running for the Superior Judge of the County of Los Angeles was also in the meeting and gave a brief report of his campaign. He will be one of the two candidates on November 2nd election in California. On the primary election on June
8th 2010, he ran against seven other candidates.

The pictures are taken by our Chamber's photographer Kat Shadian who has

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)

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