100 DC professionals gather at Kababji for LCN/NAAP Mixer
On June 24, LCN, in partnership with NAAP-DC, hosted its first professional mixer in Washington D.C. The event was hosted at Kabab-ji Grill and was ahit success; attracting more than 100 bright Lebanese and Arab young professionals and extending beyond 10pm. The hosts urged attendees to write their profession and hobbies on their name tags instead of their names. This encouraged lively interaction based on common interests and career goals. Among the attendees were Council General of Lebanon in DC Raed El-Khadem and LMT officer Joseph Karam.
As Eddie Saade, 2005-2006 President of the UCSB Lebanese Club and current Outreach Chair for NAAP-DC, put it “The event allowed me to deepen relationships within the Lebanese and Arab communities […] I feel very fortunate to have been able to get to know them better.” Khaled Beydoun from WriteTrackAdmissions who gave a workshop at the LCN’10 Convention said “”The LCN Social Event at Kababji galvanized Washington, DC’s most promising and talented Lebanese professionals and students, and it was a pleasure speaking to Lebanese Americans from all professional sectors and backgrounds. I look forward to the next DC event sponsored by LCN, which is quickly becoming an ideal forum for us young Lebanese Americans.”
LCN President Sevag Sislian and NAPP-DC Chair Ridah Sabouni, thanked the attendees and promised to continue the partnership to deliver more events. The event ended with the drawing of the raffles,which included two $50 gift cards and a $100 gift card to the newly opened Kabab-ji Grill. The LCN thanks all the DC professionals for coming out and attending the event and Kabab-ji Grill for generously hosting us at their venue.