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  • Nicholas Colombos
    Buying and Selling Real Estate: A Colombos Family Tradition

    Despite only covering approximately 22 square miles, the island of Manhattan keeps hundreds of Real Estate agents employed. However, few have had the career and lineage of Nicholas Colombos, a fourth generation salesperson with nearly two decades...

    • Posted November 15, 2014
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  • AHEPA’s Gold Coast Chapter Decks the Halls for its Annual Gala

    Nearly every family has a holiday tradition. Whether it be setting up the tree, going to midnight mass, outdoing last year’s photo, or singing carols, the list can go on and on. For the American Hellenic Educational...

    • Posted November 14, 2014
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  • Aristos Constantine
    Cyprus still Has the Edge in Attracting International Business

    by Aristos Constantine The world corporate map is beginning to be redrawn in ways that offer us an opportunity to present Cyprus as an advantageous and effective jurisdiction for global corporations. On the one hand, concern is...

    • Posted November 14, 2014
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  • A “Homemade“ FUNDRAISER for Greek Children

    Dr. Spyros Smith and his wife Litsa hosted a fundraiser for the “Mαζί για το Παιδί” charity at their home in Connecticut. The Athens-based organization, which translates to “Together for Children,” is a collection of 10 non-profits...

    • Posted November 14, 2014
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  • Gene Rossides Awarded Cypriot Parliament’s Highest Honor

    American Hellenic Institute Founder Eugene T. Rossides received the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the Republic of Cyprus House of Representatives. President of the House Yiannakis Omirou presented a medal to Rossides as a token...

    • Posted November 14, 2014
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  • A self-proclaimed “daddy’s girl” storms the construction industry and dreams big: Baltimore’s Eleni Marketis

    by Cindy Klimek When you picture the owner of a contracting company, a petite, blonde, former Miss USA semi-finalist isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But Eleni Marketis, owner of Marketi Enterprises, is all that...

    • Posted October 19, 2014
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  • James Pedas Communication Center at Thiel College

    The Coordinated Effort of Hellenes congratulated one of the Greek-American community’s most generous members, Jim Pedas, on the recent inauguration of the James Pedas Communication Center at his alma mater, Thiel College in Greenwood, Pennsylvania. This state-of-the-art...

    • Posted October 19, 2014
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  • The American Hellenic Council of California Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

    by Cindy Klimek This year marks the 40th anniversary of the American Hellenic Council of California. The organization was founded in 1974 as a Save Cyprus group after the Turks invaded the Mediterranean island nation. To honor...

    • Posted October 19, 2014
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  • Students Gain Life Changing Experiences at AHIF’s Foreign Policy Trip to Greece and Cyprus

    The American Hellenic Institute Foundation (AHIF) Foreign Policy Trip to Greece and Cyprus completed its sixth year as nine students from across the United States participated in the two-week program held earlier this summer. The participants received...

    • Posted October 19, 2014
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  • A Time to Weep, a Time to Remember, a Time to Honor: Survivors and their Descendants at the Holocaust Sites

    by Asher J. Matathias* Yom HaShoa (the Holocaust) is so total, devastating, unique in the annals of Jewish martyrdom through the ages, it merits two annual commemorations: a universal observance mandated by the United Nations on January...

    • Posted October 19, 2014
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  • John Koudounis
    Conquering Wall Street and possibly Pennsylvania Avenue: Mizuho Securities CEO John Koudounis

    by Dimitri C. Michalakis So how does a Greek whiz kid from Chicago become the youngest CEO on Wall Street and lead a venerable Japanese bank to an impressive string of victories in the ultra-competitive US market? “First...

    • Posted September 13, 2014
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  • The Hellenic Times Scholarship Turns 23

    by Markos Papadatos This year’s, 23rd Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund (HTSF) Anniversary Gala was held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square and honored 35 scholarship recipients, as well as three dignitaries for their philanthropic efforts....

    • Posted September 13, 2014
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  • George Giokas
    Veteran journalist George Giokas’ novel on growing up Greek in NICKEL ICE

    ‘You take the endless ride on the bus to Greek school in the Bronx, but then again on the bus you meet the girl who likes you, you’ve got teachers who whack you for minor “infractions,” but...

    • Posted September 13, 2014
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  • The 2014 Panhellenic Scholarship Foundation Awards Gala

    With close to 500 supporters in attendance, the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation (PHSF) recognized the outstanding academic accomplishments of 40 exceptional Greek American undergraduates at the 2014 Gala held in the International Ballroom of the Hilton Chicago on...

    • Posted September 13, 2014
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  • Top US Policymakers Call For End To 40 Year Division of Cyprus

    On the eve of the 40th commemoration of the July 20 invasion, occupation and division of Cyprus, the foreign policy leadership of the US Congress and a large block of its most influential members called on Turkey...

    • Posted September 13, 2014
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  • George Sakellaris
    Bucking the tide on land and sea: Energy pioneer George Sakellaris

    Talk about climate change. George Sakellaris had packed his bags and left his family behind in Vassara, Sparta (“Where you get snow once every ten years”) to come to America and attend the University of Maine (“Where...

    • Posted June 7, 2014
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  • Michael Psaros HABA’s Executive of the Year

    Michael Psaros, Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of KPS Capital Partners, LP, was named 2014 Executive of the Year by The Hellenic American Bankers Association (HABA) this past May, during a lavish gala held at the Union League...

    • Posted June 7, 2014
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  • Hellenic Classical Charter School: Expanding on a Success Story

    by Eleni Kostopoulos “Today is a new beginning and I can make a difference.” So begins the official pledge of the ethnic-culture-based Hellenic Classical Charter School (HCCS) in Brooklyn, NY; it’s a fitting verse for the state-of-the-art...

    • Posted June 7, 2014
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  • The National Baseball Team of Greece

    by Tom Mazarakis When reading the above title, an obvious question comes to the minds of almost everyone:  “Greece has a National Baseball Team?”  The answer to this question is a resounding YES! Competing in premier international...

    • Posted June 7, 2014
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  • Greek Parade in New York – A Memorable Event

    In a cloudy day that held the rain until the very end, thousands of Greek Americans and friends of the community filled New York’s 5th Avenue to celebrate this year’s Greek Independence Day and to honor the...

    • Posted June 7, 2014
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  • A Sovereign Example: Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia

    by Eleni Kostopoulos Every year, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia host a traditional Easter reception at the lavish White Palace in Belgrade.  More than 1,000 orphans, Roma children and...

    • Posted April 16, 2014
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  • Erika Spyropoulos Appointed Commissioner of the Illinois Arts Council

    Erika Wilhelmine Knickmann Spyropoulos has been appointed by Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn as a Commissioner of the Illinois Arts Council (IAC). The agency is governed by up to twenty-one private citizens chosen for their demonstrated commitment to...

    • Posted April 16, 2014
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  • Fine Jewelry Designer Elena Syraka’s American Debut at the “Hellenis” in New York

    More than 300 people in New York City came out to see Elena Syraka on March 25th as she made her debut American appearance with her latest exhibition, “Nour.” Following successful tours in Athens, Cairo and Alexandria,...

    • Posted April 16, 2014
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  • Gene Rossides
    Kissinger & Cyprus: A Book by Gene Rossides

    “Kissinger & Cyprus: A Study in Lawlessness” by Gene Rossides and a Foreword by Professor Louis Galambos, Johns Hopkins University, and Editor of The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower, is AHIF’s (American Hellenic Institute Foundation) newest publication....

    • Posted April 16, 2014
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  • New Chairman: “The more we grow the more we can give away”

    George S. Tsandikos from New York, was inaugurated Chairman of Leadership 100 at the concluding Grand Gala of the 23rd Annual Leadership 100 Conference in Naples, Florida. He served as Vice Chairman for the past two years...

    • Posted April 16, 2014
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