Top Greek-related News Articles – Week of January 4-9

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Check out our staff’s top picks of Greek-related news articles we’ve seen on the Internet.

WindyCity Greek is your source for all positive Greek-related news and content. Take a look at these articles we’ve found recently. Check back next Saturday for a new list.


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Our staff’s picks for top Greek-related news articles this week:


Mizu-Who? The Japanese Bank That Wants To Be The New Face Of Wall Street

“We want to be the new face of Wall Street,” booms John Koudounis, CEO of Mizuho Securities USA, an arm of Japan’s second-largest bank by assets, Mizuho Financial GroupRead more


Profile: Ismini Lamb, Director of the Modern Greek Studies Program at Georgetown University

Learn all about Ismini, who is the founder of Georgetown’s student Hellenic Association and its long-standing faculty advisor.  She is a C.S. Lewis Fellow who has led and participated in many short-term Christian missionary trips.  Learn about her connection to George Horton, who served as U.S. Consul General in Smyrna in 1922. Read more


Greek specialties, and a few surprises, abound at new Plateia

Start off your experience at Plateia Mediterranean Kitchen-Bar with the Grilled Halloumi Cheese appetizer, which includes grilled Cyprian cheese, tomato, basil pesto and a green salad. Read more


10 Greeks Who Left Their Mark on 2015

2015 was a tough year for Greece, but these Greeks managed to distinguish themselves and excel in their professional fields as well as inspire others to continue fighting for their ideals. Here we present you the 10 Greeks that left their mark in 2015: Read more


A money manager advises Greece on how to emerge from the abyss

Although his father was a Greek immigrant, John Calamos Sr., founder of Naperville-basedCalamos Asset Management, grew up with little connection to the country or its heritage. Today, Calamos, 75, is pouring millions from his personal fortune into helping save the debt-ridden nation and spreading its cultural history. Read more



The New York Public Library released more than 180,000 images online this week, including thousands relating to Hellenic culture and Greece. Read more.



The food is outstanding, but the two sisters who own this Greek restaurant might be why people keep coming back. Read more (and watch video!)



A new restaurant in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood is offering New England-style seafood. Oyster Bah just opened in December 2015 in the 1900-block of N. Halsted Street. Expect iconic east coast classics with a Chicago twist. Divisional Chef of Oyster Bah, Pete Balodimas, and Managing Parnter of Oyster Bah, Bill Nevruz, visited ABC 7 Eyewitness to give a taste of their restaurant. Video



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