- Leadership 100 Chairman Argyris Vassiliou: Recruiting the Best and the Brightest
- The Hellenic Initiative Partners with Actors Nia Vardalos and John Stamos to Help Rebuild Greek Orphanage
- Wealth Management Strategies for 2019 – An Interview with John Calamos
- Chartering Classics One School at a Time – The Hellenic Classical Charter School Expands to Staten Island
- METAXA: the Original Greek Spirit – a Modern Classic!
All posts by Demetrios Rhompotis
Leadership 100 Chairman Argyris Vassiliou: Recruiting the Best and the Brightest
Leadership 100, the preeminent Greek American membership organization, will celebrate its 35th Anniversary with the 28th Annual Conference, February 21-24, 2019, in Boca Raton, Florida. This conference marks an important milestone for the group which has already...
- Posted January 2, 2019
Happy NEO Year!
Thanks for the support, love and encouragement!! John Sakellaris, Chairman of Pangregorian Enterprises and NEO’s cover in January 2017, received a framed, printed on canvas NEO cover at the organization’s recent Christmas party. Mr. Sakellaris with Metropolitan...
- Posted January 2, 2019
More than a cookbook: an ambassador to Lefkada and Greece!
It is with great pleasure that we feature in this issue Maria Katopodis-Zoitas and the debut of her stunning new cookbook and personal history that is also a labor of love and which took nearly two years...
- Posted December 2, 2018
The Patriarch did the right thing with Ukraine
The Ecumenical Patriarch did the right thing by finally conceding autocephalous status to the two schismatic Orthodox Churches in the Ukraine which had left the Church of Moscow after the country became independent. The Mother Church acted...
- Posted October 16, 2018
If Demetrios goes, the Patriarch should go too!
A few years ago, a crisis erupted in the St. Irene “Monastery” in Astoria when the two bishops in charge, Paisios and Vikentios, started fighting and throwing mud at each other, employing some willing Greek American media...
- Posted June 22, 2018
President Trump Hosts Celebration for Greek Independence at The White House
by Demetrios Rhompotis For the 32nd consecutive year, the President of the United States met this year on March 22 at the White House with the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America and Greek-American leaders to commemorate Greek...
- Posted April 14, 2018
Christ is Risen! Χριστός Ανέστη!
- Posted April 14, 2018
Turkey is the real threat not …FYROM!
In anticipation of the rally in front of the United Nations for Macedonia’s name and sake, I will put on the table a name proposed by Greece’s top comedian George Mitsikostas. He said that we should call...
- Posted March 11, 2018
Super Size Me! (Uncut & Uncensored)
When it comes to cigars (and clarinets) size matters! Here, with a merciless and unapologetically humongous Cuban before Trump’s (and my doctor’s) embargo is reinstated… Have a beautiful and inspiring 2018! May all your …drinks come true!...
- Posted January 14, 2018
“And so it’s Christmas …”
It’s the time of the year when our readers express their support to this heroic project, well in its 13th year, by conveying their wishes to the community through its pages. Once more they are generous and...
- Posted December 14, 2017
Calamos and Koudounis Lead the Way in Investing in Greece!
A consortium led by two Greek Americans, John Calamos and John Koudounis, just made perhaps the biggest ever investment in Greece, buying the insurance sector of the National Bank and paving the way for more US investment...
- Posted July 11, 2017
It’s true, this issue came out after the Sunday of Pascha but not after Pascha as some thought and pointed out in phone calls and emails. In the Greek Orthodox tradition Pascha lasts 40 days after the...
- Posted April 22, 2017
All Is Quiet on the Western …Affront!
Florida weather in New York this time of the year (it was 75 degrees yesterday) feels great but also out of tune with nature. Global warming is a fact and its consequences will be far from pleasant...
- Posted March 17, 2017
By Royal Decree: Have a Beautiful New Year!
I’m humbled (as you can see from the picture) by the outpouring of your support this time around! What you are holding is the biggest issue EVER in NEO’s 11 and a half years of history! I...
- Posted December 30, 2016
It takes a crook to expose the crooks…
If fits the surreal of this election that Donald Trump is accusing Hillary Clinton of representing the interests of billionaires and of Wall Street at the expense of the common man. It’s like Hillary accusing Donald of...
- Posted October 27, 2016
Brexit in America
I hope you all had a uneventful Labor Day and that you gave birth to new and fresh ideas! Due to space restrictions this time, I won’t expand on my summer adventures and impressions from Greece, a...
- Posted September 13, 2016
The “Greater Albania”, the Greater the Stupidity!
It’s especially disheartening when fascism and nationalism find ways to corrupt even sports! On the Soccer Zone USA page, along with the jerseys of the Albanian National Soccer Team that took part for the first time in...
- Posted June 26, 2016
Oil pioneer Michael Johnson says Greece has plenty of oil, too
Oil “guru,” geologist, entrepreneur and philanthropist Michael Johnson (Giannakopoulos), who initiated horizontal drilling, a new technique that has perfected fracking–invented by another Greek-American, George Mitchel– making possible the discovery of the Parshall oil field in North Dakota...
- Posted May 1, 2016
Erdogan was jailed for a poem and now he’s taking a comedian to court for a poem!
It is kind of a bitter irony that President Recep Tayip Ergogan of Turkey wants to take to court a German comedian for reciting a poem that the Turkish leader found insulting beyond tolerance (as if there...
- Posted April 30, 2016
The stork arrived on time and brought us a NEO baby!
This time Perixscope is devoted to the newest member of our NEO team, Stefanos-Jason Papagermanos who was delivered to the happy parents by three(!) women head doctors plus the “Muses of modern times” (a.k.a the experienced nurses...
- Posted March 24, 2016
John Koudounis: Making Japan big in Wall Street!
Happy New Year to all! I hope you enjoyed the Holiday Season and now you are ready to start demolishing your new year’s resolutions! Like many other great promises they are great because we will never reach...
- Posted January 10, 2016
In the aftermath of the recent acts of terror in Paris I wrote a commentary in which the following was stated: Now that ISIS has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attacks in France and before we start...
- Posted December 5, 2015
Entering the double digits…
We are 10! We’ve come to the double digits stage and oh boy, we look good, don’t we? This special celebratory issue is packed with your wishes, your love and care and we thank you very much!...
- Posted October 26, 2015
Greek-American Betty Cantrell Miss America 2016!
Miss Georgia, Betty Cantrell, was crowned Miss America 2016! Betty is the granddaughter of Stavros G. Andris who is an AHEPA Life Member of Solon Chapter 5, Savannah, Ga. The American Hellenic community is proud of her...
- Posted September 25, 2015
Despite the heavy criticism coming from all kind of people, especially those ungrateful Greeks, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is no different than most! Here, enjoying a hot dog and a beer like any other, and German for...
- Posted June 28, 2015