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Unity Bank’s Turkish Team

Unity Bancorp, Inc. Clinton is a 19-branch-bank headquartered in New Jersey. It operates in Bergen, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset, Union, and Warren counties of New Jersey as well as in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Three Turkish executives work in the bank, which has total assets of 2 billion dollars. Emre Haşmet, Evrim Çiçek and Nihal Birdir are a gateway to the Turkish-American community at the bank with nearly 200 employees.

Muammer A Öztekin, A Master Innovator of the Retail Industry Dies at 95 in Alabama

It’s no exaggeration to say he was one of the fathers of Turkish industrialists in the United States. He was the inventor of adjustable steel shelves that feature uprights with integrated, roll-formed back-panel channels, widely used in the United States and Europe. This revolutionized the retail industry! Muammer Ahmet Öztekin (MAO) was born in Niğde, Turkey on November 10th 1925 to Ahmet Hamdi & Emine Öztekin. His youth was spent in İzmir & İstanbul at which point he came to the USA in 1949 to further his education because the rest of the worlds education systems were still recovering from the war. He first attended the University of Michigan before transferring to the University of Alabama.

Kurt Uzbay Is Named to Forbes’ Best-in-State Wealth Advisors List

Forbes has named Kurt Uzbay as financial advisors to its 2021 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list. This year’s Best-In-State list spotlights more than 5,000 top-performing advisors selected from a pool of 32,725. Advisors were nominated by their firms then researched, interviewed, and assigned rankings within their respective states. Kurt Uzbay of Stifel Financial Corp was selected by Forbes to be included in their coveted 2020 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors List. Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) is a financial service holding company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, that conducts its banking, securities, and financial services business through several wholly owned subsidiaries. Kurt Uzbay answered TURKOFAMERICA’s questions.

Islamic Relief USA to Distribute Food Boxes With Wesley Housing Development Corp

Alexandria, Va. – With the holy fasting month of Ramadan upon us, Islamic Relief USA, a nonprofit humanitarian and advocacy organization, has launched a campaign to distribute food boxes to vulnerable populations in Alexandria. Food insecurity has increased significantly since the Covid-19 pandemic took hold more than a year ago. To help ease the burden, IRUSA is expected to distribute 336 boxes, benefitting 230 clients. The distributions will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Friday, April 15, at Lincolnia Community Center, 5128 Lincoln Ave.

Fatal Conflict in Mali and Niger Displace Thousands

Violent clashes erupted between rival groups has put thousands of bystanders in harm’s way as the conflict has risen to brutal levels in the past days. Over 10,000 people are now internally displaced and staying in makeshift tents for immediate safety. The sudden movement puts thousands who were already at risk of getting illnesses under threat. Islamic Relief is working now to provide critical aid such as shelter materials, food parcels, mobile medical care, and clean water resources.

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Islamic Relief USA Approves Emergency Response to Provide Hot Meals to Texas Residents

Texas – Islamic Relief USA, a nonprofit humanitarian and advocacy, has approved a project to distribute hot meals and other necessities for thousands of residents in Texas, which has been inundated by an unprecedented ice and snowstorm that in recent days has brought virtually the entire state to a standstill.

Islamic Relief USA Awards Grant to Made Institute to Help Formerly Incarcerated Individual Start A New Life

Flint, Mich. – Islamic Relief USA, a nonprofit humanitarian and advocacy organization, has awarded a $96,100 grant to the MADE Institute, which offers wraparound services to individuals recently released from correctional facilities, helping them reenter society and work toward self-sufficiency.

Islamic Relief USA to Present $10,000 Grant to The Food Bank of Delaware

Newark, Del. – Islamic Relief USA, a nonprofit humanitarian and advocacy organization, will present a $10,000 grant to the Food Bank of Delaware on Thursday, March 4. The two organizations have worked together for many years, focusing on alleviating hunger. The need for such action increases daily, as several recent news reports have shown food insecurity has grown during the coronavirus pandemic.

Islamic Relief USA President Anwar Khan Reflects on Organization's Work In Gender Justice Symposium

Alexandria, Va. – Islamic Relief USA President Anwar Khan participated in the 7th Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-Based Organization in International Affairs, which took place virtually on Jan. 26. The theme of this year’s symposium, “2021: a Defining year for Accelerating Gender Equality, Equity and Justice.” He was one of several speakers on the panel, which included many high-level United Nations officials and various faith-based entities. In his remarks, Brother Anwar reflected on how Islamic Relief helped women who were attacked in places like Darfur, Sudan, and in Bosnia in the 1990s, and how rape was being used as common tactic to spread fear. 

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