APN hosts Armenian Chamber of Commerce

Press Release
Armenian Professionals Network of Western Diocese
3325 North Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank,CA 91504
Contact: Vahe Ashjian

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APN hosts Armenian Chamber of Commerce

On Thursday, January 20th, 2005 the Armenian Professionals Network
(APN) hosted an event in honor of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry
of the Republic of Armenia, presided by His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan
Derderian, Primate of the Western Diocese and attended by Council
member Frank Quintero. The event was APN’s first of the year, and
introduced the newly formed Chamber tothe community. Mr. Arture
Zabounian, Vice-Chairman of APN serves as Master of Ceremonies.

Several representatives of the Chamber spoke about their work and
goals, as well as possibilities for local businesspersons. The
speakers included: Grant Dagstanyan (Director), as well as Mr. Parsegh
Kartalian and Mr. Khatchig Khoudikian (advisors of the chamber). Other
members of the Chamber of Commerce also took the podium, including
Mr. Adrin Nazarian, government relations consultant; and Miss Annette
Vartanian, executive director of the Armenian-American Chamber of
Commerce. The event was extremely successful in introducing to those
present the many facets of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the
Republic of Armenia, including its missions, history and activities.

Present during the event were also several individuals running for
different government positions: Mrs. Laura Vartanian, Mr. Vahe
Hovanessian, Mr. Chahe Keureglian, and Mr. Vrej Agajanian. At the
close of the event Mr. Vahe Ashjian, Chair of APN informed the
attendees of the role of APN within the community and introduced the
Executive committee of APN. In his address His Eminence Archbishop
Hovnan Derderian welcomed Mr. Frank Quintero as a member of APN and
thanked him for his unwavering support of the organization. The
Primate also commended the diligence of APN, congratulated them on
making their first event of the year a success, and wished them luck
as they commence upon another year. The eventwas sponsored by
Mrs. Nelly Dagstanyan (Quiznos located at 902 North Vermont Avenue,
Los Angeles)