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AHI Participates at Hermes International Expo
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Demetra Atsaloglou
April 14, 2011—No. 26 (202) 785-8430

AHI Foundation President Honored at Awards Gala

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) participated at the 20th Hermes International Expo at the Tropicana in Atlantic City, N.J., April 2-3, 2011.  At the expo’s awards gala, AHI Foundation President Dr. Spiro Spireas, who is the founder and CEO of Sigmapharm Laboratories was honored.

“We congratulate AHI Foundation President Dr. Spireas for his well-deserved honor at the Hermes Expo,” said AHI President Nick Larigakis.  “During his career, Dr. Spireas has achieved professional excellence, and he consistently gives back to the community.”

In addition, President Larigakis participated at the expo’s “Professional Growth and Youth Mentor Fair” as one of four speakers to address an audience of young professionals on the importance of the mentoring process.  The other three participants were: AHIF President Dr. Spireas, U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD), and Aris Melissaratos, former secretary of Business & Economic Development for the State of Maryland.  The mentor fair also provided a forum for specialized workshops and a networking session.

Moreover, at the awards gala, President Larigakis accepted an award on behalf of U.S. Gus M. Bilirakis (R-FL), who is the co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues.  In acceptance, Larigakis commended Congressman Bilirakis for his long-standing support of Greek American issues, including his recent introduction of H.Res.180 that urges Turkey to lift religious restrictions on the Ecumenical Patriarchate. 

Finally, President Larigakis addressed a breakfast forum hosted by the expo on the need and challenges of the Greek American community on April 3, 2011.

The Hermes International Expo is organized by longtime AHI member Paul Kotrosios.

The American Hellenic Institute is a non-profit Greek American public policy center that works to strengthen relations between the United States and Greece and Cyprus, and within the Greek American community.   

The American Hellenic Institute Foundation (AHIF) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, tax-exempt educational and research organization, and the first “think tank” devoted to Greek American issues. 

AHI Foundation President Dr. Spiro Spireas receiving his honor from Hermes Founder Paul Kotrotsios. To their right is Christos Stratakis, Chairman, U.S. Greece Business Advisory Council.

 

AHI President Larigakis addresses the Hermes Youth Mentoring Forum. Seated to his left is Aris Melissaratos, the former secretary of Business & Economic Development for the State of Maryland.

 

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The American Hellenic Institute is a non-profit Greek American public policy center that works to strengthen relations between the United States and Greece and Cyprus, and within the Greek American community.

For additional information, please contact Demetra Atsaloglou at (202) 785-8430 or at [email protected]. For general information about the activities of AHI, please see our website at http://www.ahiworld.org.


The American Hellenic Institute is a nonprofit public policy organization that works to strengthen relations between the United States and Greece and Cyprus, and also within the American Hellenic community.

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