The National Hellenic Society, on behalf of Chairman, George Marcus (Moutsanas), Co-Founder of Marcus & Millichap, hosted a reception for Greek American real estate industry professionals attending the 2017 International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) RECon in Las Vegas, NV on Monday, May 22nd at Piero's Italian Cuisine. The reception featured an exclusive presentation by John Chang, First Vice President of Marcus & Millichap, which focused on assessing the status and outlook of the commercial real estate market. The reception was an opportunity to network with other Greek American real estate professionals from every walk of the real estate industry and to hear more about the NHS' incredible programs.
An Evening of Music, Dancing, and Festivities to Benefit the National Hellenic Museum
The National Hellenic Museum (NHM) hosted its spectacular 2017 Gala on Saturday, May 13th in the magnificent Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier. This year’s Gala, themed “Stories of Our Journey”, celebrated the diverse stories of the Greek American experience -- the history that NHM collects, preserves, and shares every day of the year. Under a dome of twinkling lights, and surrounded by the magnificent Chicago skyline, over 650 Greek Americans gathered with their friends and family to celebrate their heritage and give to the Museum in the spirit of philanthropy.
Greek American Chicago sportscaster Lou Canellis served as Master of Ceremonies and began the evening by sharing how he had been inspired by his Greek heritage. Governor Bruce Rauner paid tribute to the contributions of Greek Americans to culture and society. NHM Board Chairman John P. Calamos, Sr. and NHM President Dr. Laura Calamos then spoke about how the Museum inspires and educates many generations of Americans through the NHM’s exhibits, classes, and programs. This year’s event also featured both silent and live auctions to benefit the NHM and its educational mission. After dinner, Greece's Elli Kokkinou and Christos Menidiatis brought the crowd to their feet as the gala audience danced into the night Όλοι μαζί (All together).
Dr. Savas Dimopoulos, leading particle physicist from Stanford University kicks off Elios Society and National Hellenic Society Luncheon Series
NHS and Elios Society members and guests gathered at the intimate Evvia Estiatorio in Palo Alto, CA, May 9th for a special afternoon with one of the world's most renown particle physicists from Stanford University and complemented by the restaurant's delicious cuisine. The event was the first in a series of luncheons featuring outstanding guests representing the best of our heritage, inspiring and edifying us all.
Guest speaker, Dr. Savas Dimopoulos received a warm welcome from the over 40 guests. His research at the Large Haldron Colider at the CERN Laboratory in Geneva has yielded substantial findings leading to his theories on the nature of the universe, the possibilities of multiple universes, and other possible dimensions.