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Lawsuit by rival Chaldean chamber in East County is filed against new state chamber's leaders

By Miriam Raftery

December 13, 2013 (San Diego’s East County) --The Chaldean-American Chamber of Commerce of California announces it has launched to serve San Diego County and the entire State of California. The Chamber aspires to be a leading voice for the Chaldean business and professional community as well as non-Chaldean professionals.  

The CACCC is led by President & CEO  Johnny Oram, who comes back to San Diego from Detroit, Michigan where he served on the Board of Directors of the largest Chaldean Chamber in the world.  Detroit is home to more than 130,000 Chaldeans, the largest Chaldean Christian population outside of Iraq.

 “I’m humbly honored and grateful to San Diego’s business and community leaders in asking me to come back home to serve in this role,” says Oram. Mr. Oram plans to emulate the many successes he has accomplished in Michigan for the Chaldean community in San Diego and throughout California. “We are going to focus on helping business thrive and to collaborate and to make an impact on the economy and job creation,, he adds. “The Chaldean community has never been represented by such an organization as this as this was something in the planning for years and I wanted to come back home where I was raised to give back.”

Supporters of the new Chamber include Neighborhood Market Association President Mark Arabo and Honorary Board Members include former State Senator Wadie Deddeh who serves as Co-Chair, US Congressman Duncan D. Hunter, San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, etc. For more information, please contact Johnny at

The CACCC  has no relation to the recently launched San Diego-East County Chaldean Chamber of Commerce, which is headed by Ben Kalasho.  The San Diego Reader reports that Kalasho recently filed a lawsuit against Mark Arabo and Johnny Oram alleging trademark infringements and interference with contracts.