Small & Fast: A Nanotech Breakthrough in Memory Technology
- Friday, March 7, 2014 at 12:00 pm
- Featuring Yosi Paltiel, School of Engineering and Computer Science, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
- With American Friends of the Hebrew University
- Hosted at Brinks Gilson & Lione
World Floral Expo to Include Flowers From Israel
America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago member Blooming of Beloit, Shlomo Danieli Owner and President, will be exhibiting flowers from Israel at World Floral Expo 2014. The dates are Wednesday, March 26th-Friday, March 28th, 2014 at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center, Chicago (Rosemont) IL. Blooming of Beloit can be found at booth 3.10 (USA). More information can be found on the website of the show at: www.worldfloralexpo.com. This event is open to the trade only.
Israel is always producing new varieties. Peonies are available all winter, Double-Lisianthus can be found in nine colors, Ranunculus in seven colors, Anemones, Blooming Grevillea, Viburnum and much more can be found on Blooming of Beloit's website: www.da-sh.com.
For more Israeli goods available in North America, visit our Buy Israel Goods website at www.buyisraegoods.org.
Practicing Medicine in the Line of Fire
- Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 12:00 pm
- Featuring Major Jacob Chen, M.D., IDF medical officer and APF 2013-2014 Fellowship Recipient
- With American Physicians & Friends For Medicine In Israel (APF)
- Hosted at Scharf Banks Marmor LLC
Does a Blind Israeli Mole Rat Have the Answer to Cancer? Monday, January 20, 2014
On Monday, January 20, 2014 Dr. Aaron Avivi, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa, discussed his research into the cancer resistance of blind Israeli mole rats (Spalax).
He addressed audiences at the Illinois Science + Technology Park (below right), hosted by Michael Rosen, Co-Chair of the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago's (AICC) Life Sciences Practice Group; and at the Standard Club, hosted by AICC and the American Society for the University of Haifa (ASUH).
Dr. Avivi's participation was made possible by ASUH.
Pictured below left are (left to right) Michael Traison, AICC President Emeritus; Jane Fischer, AICC First Vice President and Co-Chair of the Life Sciences Practice Group; Dr. Aaron Avivi; Julie Reeder, ASUH Midwest Development Director; and Dan Sabol, AICC President.
America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago Elects New Leadership at Annual Meeting on Monday, January 14, 2014
Daniel Sabol (left) elected President of the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago. Dan is a Vice President and Global Relationship Manager for HSBC Bank, USA, and has served the financial community for over 25 years. Dan assists owners and C level executives of middle market companies with international banking
services, including senior credit, treasury management, foreign exchange, trade finance, derivatives and private banking. He has been involved in middle market commercial banking for most of his career. Additionally, he has held positions in investment management and
consulting. Dan has an undergraduate degree from DePaul University, a CPA, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business. He currently sits on the boards of The Standard Club of Chicago, Midwest Adjustment Trade Center, and is the co-founder of Slammers Sports Program NFP. He resides in Chicago, and has two children, Jonah and Lily.
Jane Fischer elected First Vice-President. Jane is President and CEO, Trygve USA, a provider of advisory services in the areas of health care, business development, university relations and early-stage technologies. She has created successful startups and venture firms - from idea to inception - as outgrowths of her work with Baxter International, the U.S. Federal Government and international organizations in India, China and Israel.
In other leadership news,
Michael Traison (right), Miller Canfield of AICC's immediate Past President is now President Emeritus; Daniel B. Shure of BeShure, LLC was elected to the Executive Committee; Bruce Fox of Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP; Robert Mallin of Brinks Gilson & Lione and Brian Rosenzweig of JANVEST Technologies, were elected to the Board of Directors; and Ralph Gidwitz of Capital Results LLC (retired) joins the Senior Advisory Board. Retiring from the Board after many years of service are David Harkavy of The Claro Group; Daniel Lichtenstein of Grant Thornton International Ltd.; Alan Sklar of Overbridge Executive Roundtables; David Spitulnik of The Maine Companies; Mendel Nudelman of McGladrey LLP. We look forward to their continued involvement.
The Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee members are Dan Shure (Chair); Ted Banks, Scharf Banks Marmor LLC; Yariv Becher, Israel's Consul for Economic Affairs; Jane Fischer; Mark Gaines; Debra Rade, Rade Law LLC; and Michael Traison.Click here for a complete listing of AICC's 2014 Leadership
Jose Rasco (left), Chief Investment Strategist, HSBC Private Bank, was the keynote speaker at the meeting, which was hosted at HSBC Bank USA.