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  • 07/02/2015 4:33 PM | Anonymous


    Turkey based construction company “Sasmaz Yapi” formed a new real estate investment company in Fairfax, VA.

    ECN Investment, LLC.’s President Mr. Sasmaz is a very well known and successful businessman in Turkey and his U.S. enterprise will also be very successful in this region with Mr. Sasmaz’s many years of real estate development experience. Specifically, Mr. Sasmaz has been in real estate development sector in Turkey for more than 15 years. His Turkish Company, Sasmaz Yapi has developed residential and commercial projects including shopping malls, educational facilities, retail centers and office buildings which are all prestigious projects in Turkey.

    ECN Investments, LLC. aims to provide services in real estate development sector. Towards this aim, the Company has already purchased its first real estate property. This property will be demolished and a new property will be developed on its site. ECN Investments, LLC. has already been negotiating with contractors and architects in Virginia to cooperate for their development projects. 

    Mid-Atlantic Chamber of Commerce proud that ECN Investments LLC joined our family since July 2015. MACC's goal is to bridge all Turkish-American businesses in the Mid-Atlantic region under one membership-based network and create an environment that will initiate international partnerships amongst Turkish and American Businessmen.

  • 06/04/2015 4:05 PM | Anonymous


    Mid-Atlantic Chamber of Commerce organized June’s networking event on June 3, 2015. Senior Counsel Richard Trimber from General Counsel informed attendees about EB-5 and American Business Development. Trimber talked about the processes that make foreign investors investing legally in the United States.

    There are some important points that Mr. Trimber went through. Foreign investors can get the green card by investing. They have to invest at least $500,000 individually not shares with a company. First, they will get EB5 visa after two years if they employ at least 10 jobs, they will get the green card. Their children also get the green card plus instate tuition for school. They have to provide a market plan that shows the business is more likely going to succeed. There are some disadvantages of EB5 visa. Green Card holders must declare their worldwide income and assets in the U.S. for tax purposes. The investors do not manage their businesses by themselves.


  • 03/20/2015 4:00 PM | Anonymous


    Legislative incentives 2015

    NETWORKING BREAKFAST OF MARCH WITH DELEGATE DAVID L. BULOVA

    GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA HAS ENDED!

    ARE YOU AWARE OF NEW LEGISLATIONS REGARDING SMALL BUSINESSES ?

    JOIN US!

    TO HEAR DELEGATE BULOVA BRIEF THE COMMONWEALTH'S NEW INCENTIVES, RULES, GUIDELINES, AND OTHER MUST KNOWS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS.

    FOLLOWED BY Q&A SESSION.

  • 02/24/2015 3:52 PM | Anonymous


    The internet is where consumers spend their time. Billboards, newspaper and yellow page ads are getting less traction, as consumers turn to mobile devices, search engine ads, online reviews, social media and visual content to engage with brands. Even Forbes has stated the value of traditional marketing venues such as print newspaper or phone books is waning, since the majority of consumers now read the news online and conduct contact searches via the internet. This is where your company should be doing business, too.

      
    Mid-Atlantic Chamber of Commerce proudly announces the first Networking Breakfast of 2015 that we are hosting internet marketing expert Erdem Demirtas. 

    SPEAKER: ERDEM DEMIRTAS

    Mr. Demirtas works at InternetMarketingCompany.com as marketing manager. He has been in internet marketing business since 2007. He's been managing numerous online marketing campaigns in various scales, from local to nationwide, and international. He holds an MBA degree, and is also an M.S. Information Systems candidate.

  • 02/19/2015 3:55 PM | Anonymous


    Virginia state house reception 2015

    Students from Pinnacle Academy presented an award-winning model of an energy efficient, tech-savy future city. Guests patiently waited to have their names inscribed on water-marbled cards by a Turkish Calligrapher and freshly made Turkish coffee set the warm environment for Turkish-American-Virginians to indulge in conversations with Members of the General Assembly.

    Turkish American Business Network was one of the cooperator of Virginia State House Reception on February 18th, 2015. American Turkish Friendship Association and MAFTAA hosted the 7th Annual Turkish America Legislative Reception on February 18th at the Library of Virginia. Members of the Turkish-American community volunteered to help ATFA & MAFTAA host another wonderful reception where legislatures were introduced to various samples from the Turkish culture.TABN members represented Turkish American business world in Mid-Atlantic area by their great participation.


    NVRC Executive Director, Mark Gibbs made the first remarks and shared his experience with ATFA & MAFTAA over the last few years. What started with an intercultural trip to Turkey, led to two years of successful Syrian Blanket Drive initiatives in a row…”Next year, we hope to encourage participants from across the nation” Gibbs said, hinting on furthering Syrian Blanket Drive initiative and enduring relations with ATFA & MAFTAA.

    Senator Dick Saslaw urged his colleagues in the audience to partake in ATFA’s intercultural trip to Turkey, to which he and his wife had taken a few years back. Senator Saslaw said the trip covered all aspects of Turkish society in a fast-paced but well-managed and very well-planned itinerary.

    Despite the snow storm alerts, nearly one hundred guests made their way to what has now become a must-have Richmond tradition– Annual Turkish American Legislative Reception 2015 was a great success!

  • 12/04/2014 3:42 PM | Anonymous

    LENDING TO SMALL BUSINESSES & SBA 504 LOAN PROGRAM

    Mid-Atlantic Chamber of Commerce organizes the last Monthly Networking Breakfast of the year. Small businesses are a crucial component of the U.S. economy. Their existence and success depend on their ability to access credit, needed for economic recovery and growth. The US Small Business Administration 504 Loan and Certified Development Company program is designed to provide financing for the purchase of fixed assets, which usually means real estate, buildings and machinery, at below market rated.

    Speakers

           Jason Paisley (2)                 herbert

            Jason S. Paisley                                           Browning Herbert

                  CPA Vice President                                VP R. Commercial Manager

     Business Finance Group                                     Middleburg Bank

  • 11/20/2014 3:38 PM | Anonymous


    For most of the past decade, Turkey’s economy has been an example of stable growth, fiscal discipline, and a heaven for foreign direct investment. In the last couple of years, however, the Turkish economy began to exhibit some problems largely due to political intrusions and overly populist policies. In 2014, most of the economic team that had led public economic and financial institutions throughout the years of record economic growth has been replaced with political loyalists.

    Mid-Atlantic Chamber of Commerce is pleased to organise an exclusive dinner with Professor Dogan Cansizlar to discuss Turkey’s new political economy and risks ahead. Dogan Cansizlar is professor of economics and finance at Atilim University, Ankara, Turkey. He is the former chairman of Capital Markets Board (SPK), the Turkish equivalent of Securities Exchange Commission in the United States. Throughout his bureaucratic career of more than two decades, Prof. Cansizlar served at the top of various economic policy and public finance related ministries and agencies in Turkey including Ministry of Finance, National Realty Administration and Budget and Financial Control Agency. 

  • 10/30/2014 3:33 PM | Anonymous


    October​’s​ Networking Breakfast​, “How to grow your ​BRAND?” took place on October 30th at West Wood Country Club with 55 ​members and guest businessmen/women. ​Soraya Morgan​, CEO of Brand Launcher​,​ conducted an interactive and highly informative ​seminar​ on establishing and marketing a brand. ​

    ​While guests enjoyed breakfast, Soraya briefed them on branding and answered their industry-specific questions.​ ​Following Soraya’s presentation, Loudoun County Chairman Scott York introduced​ Delegate ​Barbara Comstock, who was elected ​in 2009, to represent the 34th District (Great Falls, parts of McLean, Vienna, and Loudoun​ Counties​) in the Virginia House of Delegates. ​Delegate Comstock, gave an overview of the current in state Economic factors, political changes, and values of networking at such events and programs facilitated by TABN.

    Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with business counterparts and be informed on a new topic at every TABN breakfast! Don’t forget to register for the next Networking Breakfast on DATE at Westwood Country Club.


  • 09/30/2014 3:07 PM | Anonymous


    2014 Mid-Atlantic Small Business Summit 

    Since its establishment in 2010, Turkish American Business Network has worked on building a network of Turkish-American and American businesses in the Mid-Atlantic region. Various monthly and annual events such as, seminars, breakfasts dinners, and other informative, networking activities were organized, by TABN. This year, TABN Board Members directed their attention to gathering the vast network built-up over the years by organizing the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Small Business Summit.

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    September 30th, 2014

    2014 Mid-Atlantic Small Business Summit came to be a great success with an amazing line of expert Speakers & Panelists from Government and Private sectors. Our dedicated Members and hardworking Board were able to gather support and increase participation, surpassing the expected attendance level. Over 250 businesses from the region comprised of Turkish-American and American businessmen&women participated in the Summit.

    The Summit began with three panels to better inform participants on industry related issues. Our expert Panelists offered informing presentations and opened the panel to Q&A to address specific details.

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    • “Access to Capital, Commercial Lending and Alternative Funding”
    o Moderator: Dr. Michael Ross, Dean of School of Business-VIU
    o Natalia Olson-Urtecho, Regional Administrator US-SBA
    o Derek T. Whitwer, Senior Vice President, EagleBank
    o Robert Monyak Executive Vice President, World Business Capital Inc.
    o Archisha Mehan, Vice President, SBA Team Leader EagleBank

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    • “How to Obtain Local, State and Federal Government Contracts”
    o Moderator: Denise Fisher, President & CEO Fisher Solutions, LLC
    o Michael Estelle, Supply Program Manager, Diversity for Fairfax County
    o Kurt Grela, Senior Business Analyst, Crown Agents USA
    o Chris Nichols, Procurement Manager & Statewide Officer, Commonwealth of Virginia

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    • “30 Tips in 30 Minutes by 3 Experts on How to Grow Your Small Business”
    o Gale Paige, President & CEO Complete Professional Connections
    o Soraya Morgan, Vice President Brand Launcher
    o Dr. Mark Robinson, Professor School of Business VIU
    o Ira Koretsky, Managing Director ExpandUSA

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    Networking Reception and Gala Dinner followed the Panels with distinguished and honorary guest Speakers. Emcee for the evening was none other than the hilarious Comedian, Dan Nainan. Highly successful Turkish-American businessman, CEO & Co-Founder of Vocelli Pizza, Mr. Varol Ablak received the “Lifetime Entrepreneurship Award”.

    • Keynote Speaker: Varol Ablak, CEO & Co-Founder, Vocelli Pizza
    • Congressman Rob Wittman Commonwealth of Virginia 1st District
    • Talha Sara, TABN Chairman President, PERA Construction
    • Nick Spanos, Co-founder, Bitcoin Center NYC
    • John Powell Senior Vice President, EagleBank
    • William Euille, Mayor of Alexandria, Founder & CEO EuilleGroup, LLC
    • Syd Dorsey, Advisor, Small Business Equity & Development for the Secretary of Commerce & Trade

    Our sponsors: EagleBank, PERA Construction, Vocelli Pizza, VA international University, AVA Avactions, Inc., USA Cabinet Store, Realtor Cihan Baysal-Long & Foster, MSI Stone, Verity Commercial, LLC, Advance Architecture, USA Marble & Granite, WorldBusiness Capital, Loudoun County Economic Development Authority, Lydian Merchant, Troy Limousine, Bitcoin Center NYC, and Centric.

    *Summit e-Brochure Click Here

  • 07/24/2014 2:58 PM | Anonymous


    Annual Iftar Networking Dinner

    Mid-Atlantic Chamber of Commerce hosted its Annual Networking Iftar Dinner on Thursday, July 17 at Turkic American Alliance office. MACC members and guests came together for the spirit of Ramadan, but also discussed potential business and collaboration opportunities.

    TUSKON’s United States Representative, Hakan Tasci spoke on potential business and investment opportunities, not only in the United States but in Europe, Asia and Africa. Executive Director, Mahmut Yeter announced the upcoming MACC's Small Business Summit, which will take place on September 30th, 2014.

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