New York, New York
Macedonia 2025 Board of Directors hosts their first annual Cocktail Reception at The Cornell Club-New York to discuss the successes of 2011. The Board also welcomed guest speaker Mike Perlis, President and CEO of Forbes Media to discuss his participation in the Habitat for Humanity efforts in Veles, Macedonia.
The Cocktail Reception provided an opportunity for the Board to discuss recent strides and developments of Macedonia 2025. Board Members Robert Arsov, John Bitove and Mike Zafirovski proudly spoke on the successes of 2011, which included testimonials from Macedonia 2025’s Executive Education Program, discussions with the Foreign Investors Council in Macedonia, the welcoming of the new Executive Director (Andriana Ivanovic) and the official opening of Macedonia 2025’s Branch Office in Skopje, Macedonia.
To compliment these successes, Mike Perlis provided insightful stories on his experiences in Macedonia, his efforts in building homes for the local families in Veles, the difficulties still facing Macedonia, and his appreciation for the hospitality and dedication of the locals.
Habitat for Humanity-Macedonia has developed projects to alleviate the housing needs in Macedonia through the development of multi-family apartment complexes. Mr. Perlis stated that the program in Veles has provided a great opportunity to resolve many of the housing issues facing low-income families in the area. With the help of the local community and international volunteers, such as Mr. Perlis, Habitat was able to help improve the living conditions for many families.
Macedonia 2025 was honored to have Mike Perlis attend and speak at the first annual Cocktail Reception. His efforts have inspired many to reach out in new ways to help our homeland and fellow Macedonians. Through the continuous efforts of Macedonia 2025 we are able to make progress towards helping build a stronger nation.
Macedonia 2025 is a politically independent, non-profit organization that serves as a platform to the Macedonian Diaspora to strengthen and improve linkages of the Macedonian communities worldwide. The goal of Macedonia 2025 is to help build a more prosperous and stronger nation. With the expertise of our Board of Directors, Macedonia 2025 continues to advance its efforts in building a stronger foundation for economic prosperity in Macedonia by assisting relations with foreign investors, providing support for local companies, promoting transparency within the government and corporate practices, and continuing to inspire future business leaders through our executive education initiative.
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For more information on Habitat for Humanity-Macedonia, visit: www.habitat.org.mk or see the video showing Mike Perlis (President and CEO of Forbes Media) working on homes in Veles, Macedonia: