Gov. Rick Snyder Keynotes Chaldean American Chamber Event

By Joni Hubred-Golden
Held Friday at Shenandoah Country Club, the event honors Detroit Independent Grocers founder John Loussia and Catholic Bishop Bashar Warda.
Detroit Independent Grocers founder John Loussia will be honored Friday by the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce. Credit Joni Hubred-Golden
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Detroit Independent Grocers founder John Loussia will be honored Friday by the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce.
Catholic Bishop Bashar Warda will be honored Friday by the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will keynote the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce Awards dinner in West bloomfield.
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The Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce will honor Detroit Independent Grocers (DIG) founder John Loussia and Catholic Bishop Bashar Warda Friday during the organization’s 10th annual Awards Dinner, held at Shenandoah Country Club, 5600 Walnut Lake Road, in West Bloomfield.

Gov. Rick Snyder will be the event’s keynote speaker, according to an event press release. Other local and federal elected officials are expected to attend.

Loussia, who owns Value Wholesale, was selected as Business Person of the Year for serving as the driving force behind uniting grocers in the city toward a common cause of providing fresh, healthy food options for Detroit residents. He is a Bloomfield Township resident.

Honored as Humanitarian of the Year, Warda spearheaded infrastructure and educational projects in the Nineveh province, including roads and bridges, a 1100-student school and 150-bed hospital.

With a population of more than 121,000, metro Detroit is home to the largest Chaldean community outside of Iraq. The Chamber represents more than 900 members, 60 percent of whom are business owners.

Tickets are $175 per person or $1,500 for a table of 10, and sponsorships are still available. The evening includes cocktail reception, dinner and awards ceremony.

To learn more, call 248-996-8340 or write to info@chaldeanchamber.com.
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