Chicagoland American Arab Chamber to host Iftar with Chicago Police

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Chicagoland American Arab Chamber to host Iftar with Chicago Police

Arab-American Chamber of Commerce to host Ramadan Iftar at Chicago Police Headquarters with Commander Eddie Johnson, former Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson, leaders of Chicagoland’s Muslim, Christian and Jewish faiths

What: The Arab American Chamber of Commerce is hosting an interfaith Ramadan iftar –the time Muslims break their fast – with various members of the Chicago community at CPD Headquarters. (Iftar is the evening meal with which Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset. Muslims break their fast at the time of the call to prayer for the evening prayer.)

When: 7:00 p.m. CST, May 21, 2019

Where: Chicago Police Department Headquarters Building, 3510 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60653

Who: Superintendent Eddie Johnson, former mayoral candidate Willie Wilson, members of Jewish Voice for Peace – Chicago, Hassan Nijem, President of the American Arab Chamber of Commerce

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Contact: Hassan Nijem, Arab American Chamber President, 312-927-6971

Chicago Police Supt Eddie Johnson. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

Chicago Police Supt Eddie Johnson. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

In order for businesses to thrive in today’s market, it is essential to have a strong advocate on your side. The American Arab Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization dedicated to actively supporting its members as well as providing unique and value, said Hassan Nijem, president of the American Arab Chamber of Commerce.

The American Arab Chamber of Commerce builds economic bridges by promoting and empowering the business community it serves on a local, Illinois and international level.

“Domestically, the Chamber is committed to strengthening its members by offering valuable networking opportunities as well as other programs, events, and seminars to promote member businesses. Internationally, the Chamber has made tremendous strides by fostering trade between -based companies and businesses located in the Middle East,” said Hassan Nijem, the president of the American Arab Chamber of Commerce.

“The Chamber provides international referrals, sponsorship of delegations and trade missions and resource information regarding the Middle Eastern business market.”

In 2017 a core group of Arab American business individuals charted a bold new course that laid the groundwork for what is now the largest Arab American business organization in the country. Through the years, American Arab Chamber of Commerce has seen its mission and role continuously evolve with the needs of Arab American businesses and the community at large. Buoyed by the vision and leadership of the Chamber, Arab American business community has become one of the most economically and culturally affluent communities in Illinois and the nation.

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