American Turkic Business Council Newsletter, June 2016

June 27, 2016

ATBC & TTACC Private Business Networking Dinner Series

dinner seriesAs part of the holy month of Ramadan, the American Turkic Business Council & Texas Turkish American Chamber of Commerce hosted three private business networking dinners for the friends and members of the council. As this is a very special month awaited by many with great excitement, a very important tradition is to host friends and family to break fast together. To be a part of this tradition, ATBC & TTACC hosted these dinners with a business twist so that attendees can both network and enjoy the company of each other in a more social setting. The dinners that took place at Nazif’s Turkish Grille provided a great setting with delicious Turkish food enjoyed by all the guests.


ATBC & TTACC 2016 Business Seminar:
Searching for the Right Business to Invest in the US

The American Turkic Business Council & Texas Turkish American Chamber of Commerce, hosted two business seminar events titled “Searching for the Right Business to invest in the U.S.” in both Houston and Dallas.

business seminar 2The Dallas event that took place on May 22nd, 2016, proudly hosted three keynote speakers with various areas of expertise so that attendees can compile the most useful information based on their situations. Our speakers were Ms. Rochelle O’Brien, a Business broker focusing on purchasing businesses, preparing SBA loan packages, and developing marketing plans, Ms. Anne Bar, a business broker providing opportunities in existing and new franchises, and finally Ms. Ann Badmus, an immigration attorney that provided employment and business related immigration matters and investor visas.

The ATBC & TTACC HQ office in Houston hosted the second leg of the seminar on June 16th, 2016 at the Turquoise Center. As with the Dallas seminar, the event in Houston targeted to provide information for new comers in regards to the right way to find and invest in businesses in the US as well as handling legal issues. The keynote speakers of the seminar included Ms. Wilka Toppins, an immigration lawyer, and Ms. Marcia Bowron, a business broker.


Upcoming Events

Time/Location/Event Topics Coming Soon!


Riaz Siddiqi

Riaz Siddiqi of Denham Capital

Event Date: August 17th

Mr. Riaz Siddiqi is the Founder and Managing Partner at Denham Capital. With more than 32 years of experience in the energy and asset management fields, Mr. Siddiqi plays an active role in not only the business arena but is also involved in several public service causes. Currently, Mr. Siddiqi is a member of the Investment Committee and Valuation Committee at Denham Capital, as well as serving on the Board of Directors of Denham investee companies Gradient Resources and Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd.


Javaid Anwar

Javaid Anwar of Midland energy

Event Date: September 20th

Often referred to as a man with vision, Mr. Javaid Anwar formed Midland Energy Inc., in 1984 and Petroplex Energy Inc, the following year after leaving his job at Cabot Petroleum. After putting himself through college at the University of Wyoming, Mr. Anwar had first hand experience with the deep recession of the oil business. With his goals and mindset, even when during tough times, he never gave up on his dream or his companies. Mr. Anwar, is not only passionate about running a successful business, but is also referred to as being a very generous person who donates to causes and organizations he believes will benefit the society.


Pete-Olson

U.S. Representative Pete Olson

Event Date: October TBD

U.S. Representative Peter (“Pete”) Olson currently serves the Texas 22nd congressional district since 2009. Upon completing his undergraduate studies at Rice University, Representative Olson continued his education by enrolling in the University of Texas at Austin law school. After his completion of law school, he joined the United States Navy. Representative Olson is an active member on the committee of Energy and Commerce, which is one of the oldest standing committees of the U.S. House of Representatives.


It’s Finally Here!

American Turkic Business Journal

american-turkic-journalATBC & TTACC is proud to announce the publication of the fourth issue of the American Turkic Business Journal.

With it’s Oklahoman theme, the fourth issue houses a wide range of articles that will certainly peak your interest. You can find articles written by Oklahoma Mayor Mick Cormett, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar, and many others.

You can access all four editions of the journal from our website at americanturkic.org