This year, the NHS placed two interns from Greece, Andreas Gkioumes and Fotis Prokopos in a marketing internship with ECOS and Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, President and CEO of Earth Friendly Products. They participated in a week long internship following the Heritage Weekend & Classic and gave a final presentation on ECOS Brand Positioning. Special thanks to ECOS, Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, and the American College of Greece for helping us make this happen!
NHS Members and guests are invited to join the National Hellenic Society's New York Chapter for a special evening in support of our Heritage Greece Program at the Plandome Golf Country Club in Plandome, New York on Friday, November 1st at 7:00 p.m.
This past year, Summer 2019, marked the 10 Year Anniversary of the Heritage Greece Program. Watching this program grow and evolve over this period of time has been inspiring and magical. The National Hellenic Society has sent over 400 young adults to Greece for a two week cultural immersion program in the past 10 years. As much of an accomplishment as that is, there is room to grow. This program has been described as "life changing" and "an experience they will never forget". In order to expand and preserve this program we ask for your help.
Please join NHS members and guests to support our beloved Heritage Greece Program. An evening of dining and entertainment. Entry per person is $495 which includes food, beverage, and Poker Tournament entry (to the first 140 people who register), and a Grand Prize entry- Two Round Trip Business Class Tickets (NYC to Athens). Those who register after the first 140 slots are filled, will be entered in Blackjack, Craps, and Roulette tournament.
Congratulations to NHS co-founders and members George Behrakis and & Dean Metropoulos on being honored on Greece's newest postage stamps! Both Behrakis and Metropoulos received this honor in appreciation of their vast contributions to Greece and Hellenism over the year.
The National Hellenic Society is proud to announce the 10th Anniversary Heritage Weekend & Classic in Santa Monica, California on October 10-13, 2019. Guests will stay at the beautiful and luxurious Fairmont Miramar Hotel. For more information visit the Heritage Weekend & Classic page on our website!
The National Hellenic Society and Manatos & Manatos, a leading government relations and advocacy firm, collaborated to develop the NHS Heritage America Program -- an experiential odyssey connecting Greek American college students to their Hellenic roots, heritage and culture within the context and resources Washington, DC has to offer. Heritage America 2019 took place July 11-14th this year. Photos from the program as well as to see the who's who list of Greek American decision makers and business leaders that this year's program participants had the opportunity to meet are available on the website!
The National Hellenic Society's Heritage Greece Program at the American College of Greece is in full swing! Yesterday, June 19th, our 80+ students got together with The Hellenic Initative’s Regeneration Program on campus to discuss ideas about how we can help rebuild Greece’s economy through entrepreneurship, and unleashing the vast creative energies of Greece’s next generation in tandem with input and guidance from the Greek diaspora! The panel, officially titled Youth Initiatives: Bridging Social & Economic Impact for Greece was moderated by Dr. Matilda Chatzipanagiotou, and students listened to speakers Dr. Gregory Katsas and Mr. Michael Printzos. After a brief coffee break, Heritage Greece Participants and other students in attendance participated in break-out sessions and presentations in a session called Youth Voice and Leadership: Building Bridges and moderated by Mr. Vasilis Vasileiadis.
This past Thursday, June 6, 2019, participants in the National Hellenic Society's 2019 Heritage Greece Program convened in Washington, DC before making their journey to Greece. They attended a welcome reception on the roof of the Order of AHEPA National Headquarters and were welcomed by NHS Executive Director Art Dimopoulos, NHS Board of Directors member Mike Manatos, and NHS Board of Advisors member Lea Soupata. Also welcoming the students were Heritage Greece Alumni Network Co-Chair Paul Markakis, Order of AHEPA Executive Director Basil Mossaidis, and American Hellenic Institute Executive Director Nick Larigakis. Following the night's reception, participants spent the next day touring Washington, DC before boarding a bus to catch their flight in Newark. Check out our full album of pictures below, and follow our Heritage Greece Program participants by keeping up with their blog!
On Monday, May 20th, 2019 the National Hellenic Society hosted Greek American real estate industry professionals attending the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) ReCon in Las Vegas, Nevada! John Chang, Senior Vice- President of Research Services for Marcus & Millichap provided an insiders look at the state of the industry, outlook for the future of it, and fielded many questions! Members and guests considered this event to be one of the highlights of ICSC!
This past weekend, the National Hellenic Society was pleased to be in Chicago as guests of the National Hellenic Museum for their Gala celebration! The Museum and the NHS co-hosted a well attended VIP reception in honor of Doctor George Korkos, a Board Member of both organizations. On the following day the NHS held its Board Meeting in collaboration with the NHM to explore mutual collaboration on joint projects advancing our shared mission to preserve and pass on Hellenic Heritage in America. Following the board meeting, the NHS held a lunch reception with keynote speaker Lea Soupata, former Board Member and Senior Executive of United Parcel Service (UPS), who serves as a mentor to many of the Heritage Greece Alumni. A mentorship meet and greet followed the lunch which also included Pan Hellenic Scholars. On Saturday evening the National Hellenic Museum hosted their annual gala for their entire parea at The Geraghty in Chicago.
On Thursday, May 9th, National Hellenic Society members were treated to a private tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. The tour took place before the school's annual benefit gala at Capitale NYC. A special thank you to the ASCSA for hosting such a spectacular and memorable event!