Friday, October 26, 2007

The Guide is now available for purchase!


As of today "Legal Alien's Guide" is available for purchase at This is my publisher's book store.

Within 6-8 weeks the book will also be listed at major on-line retailers such as,, etc. It will also soon be available in some local book stores in Chicago and suburbs.

I will keep you posted. Stay tuned!

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Young Americas Business Trust

This information will be very useful for young entrepreneurs (under 35): The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) is a non-profit corporation headquartereded in Washington D.C. working in cooperation with the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS). YABT "acts as a catalyst to spur the development of young entrepreneurs through business training, partnerships, leadership and technology. "

Recently YABT announced the start of its annual Talent and Innovation Competition. It will be officially launched on November 1, 2007. TIC Americas presents awards as an international business plan competition and accelerator for young entrepreneurs.

Open to young entrepreneurs under 35 years old, from the OAS Member State countries (USA included) in the Americas and the international community, TIC Americas has five priority areas including: environment, agribusiness, trade, tourism and technology. The program goes beyond a simple business plan competition and includes the additional focus on extensive training, mentoring, networking, and a prototype to test market feasibility. TIC Americas winners will also be nominated to participate at the Global TIC Award and Forum.

The competition will be held in two stages starting with an on-line semi-final phase. The finals will be on-site in Colombia in May 29, 2008. The deadline for the registration of the teams is on February 1, 2008.

Seven prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Creative Design, Tradition and Culture, E-business, Spirit of Entrepreneurship, New Markets, Social Entrepreneurship, and International Alliance, which is a prize for teams composed by members of regions outside the Americas. Prizes will include monetary rewards, training and networking opportunities, as well as the nomination to participate in Global TiC Award and Forum.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity and the organization itself, please, visit

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Comprehensive Immigration Reform up-date

Turkish American Chamber of Commerce based in Chicago is organizing a luncheon program called "Comprehensive Immigration Reform". The luncheon will feature a presentation by Donald W. Garner, the founder of LL.M. Law Group.
The presentation will cover news and developments relevant to all legal aliens.

WHEN: OCTOBER 31, 12:00 p.m.,
WHERE: 875 North Michigan Avenue, 13th Floor, Chicago.

No charge; advance registration required. For information & registration, please e-mail:

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Seminar/Discussion/Networking event at Harris Bank

Harris Bank organizes an event for women on Building Wealth - Beginning with the End in Mind -- How to Monetize the Value of your Business.

Whether you run a retail establishment, nonprofit organization, professional practice, service business or manufacturing company, this interactive, educational series is for you. Join an exciting group of seasoned women business owners to explore leadership issues through a panel and round table discussions.

The moderator will be Marilyn Hellman, an independent consultant and entrepreneur. Marilyn has become a "coach" to other women entrepreneurs by assisting them in every phase of business from crafting a plan to marketing and growing their business, to transitioning and moving on with the next phase of their lives.

The panelists will be Hope Newman, CLTC, Senior Sales Associate of GCG Financial, Inc.; and Jackie Runnberg, Financial Advisor for Harris Investor Services; and Margaret Johnsson, CEO, Magnolia Restorations LLC.

When: Wednesday, November 1, 2007 Registration: 5:30 p.m. Program: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Where: The Harris Executive Dining Room 111 West Monroe St. Chicago, Illinois

RSVP by calling Jeanne Doherty at (312) 461-6184 before October 25, 2007 to reserve your place.

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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Union des Francais de L'Etranger

This organization unites all French people living abroad. It has chapter in various countries and cities including Chicago:

The Union organizes various events mostly of social nature: galas, dinners, etc. It also has several clubs that fall into three main categories: art, sport and other (under "other" there are various clubs from aviation to architecture to travel) Any member is free to join the clubs.

The Union's website also provides a place for employment related issues: members can post their CVs and employers can post their job offers.

Membership is for a small fee but it is well worth it. it is a unique organization for all French people abroad.

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Monday, October 8, 2007

Networking event for business professionals


When: Wednesday, October 10th, 2007 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Central
Where: KREM 1750 North Clark Street Chicago, IL
WHO: A List Business Professionals
WHAT: Casual Networking . Keynote Speaker Jon Immerman, " The Power of Networking"

The price of attendance is 25 USD. To buy tickets, please, go to:

This event will be a good opportunity both for business development, finding potential clients and partners and for enhancing your career since the event is sponsored by Humatal, a staffing company, specializing in "complete outsource recruiting solution handling every step of the staffing process". (see more at

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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Diversity Career Fair in Virginia, The Wall Street Journal's career site for executives, managers and professionals, announces the next Executive Diversity Career Fair, to be held on Tuesday, October 23rd, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Embassy Suites Hotel Old Town in Alexandria, V.A.

The fair, presented by CareerJournal, CollegeJournal, The Wall Street Journal and Lucas Group, and sponsored by UBS, provides a unique setting for job seekers from diverse backgrounds to meet with top companies seeking senior-level diversity talent.

Top employers in a range of industries will attend. Participating companies include: Smith Barney, Eli Lilly & Company, Fitch Ratings, Aon Corporation, UBS, Target Corporation, Blue Cross Blue Shield, The Timken Company, Golden Corral, Swiss Re Financial Services, T-Mobile, CCS Fundraising, VISA, Vangent, The Broad Center, Innovex, Constellation Energy, Fannie Mae, Zurich North American Insurance.

The event is free to candidates and registration is on-site the day of the event. Be sure to bring multiple copies of your resume. Free seminars throughout the day will cover such topics as job-search success tips and career-advancement strategies. A free resume critique will also be available throughout the day.

For more information:

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Monday, October 1, 2007

Graduate and Professional School Fair

This is a bit of a short notice but I have just received information about this great event:

3rd annual Chicago Graduate and Professional School Fair will take place on Tuesday, October 2 from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the UIC Pavilion, 525 S. Racine,
Chicago, Illinois 60607.

The UIC Pavilion is ½ block south of the Racine Street exit off of the CTA Blue line.

Meet 200 recruiters to learn about their schools/ programs, admission requirements, and scholarship opportunities. Whether you are interested in an MBA, Law School, Medical School,
a PhD, Master's program or other professional degree, you will find contacts from across the country and abroad at the fair.

Follow this link to learn more about the participants pf the fair.

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