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Celebrating Arab American Heritage Month Spotlight Fay Beydoun
April is Arab American Heritage Month, and we are celebrating by highlighting influential Michiganders who have made significant contributions to communities across our state.
Fay Beydoun, Executive Director of the Arab American Chamber of Commerce, believes in empowering entrepreneurs and significant minority business communities. Having grown up in Dearborn as an immigrant and daughter of a Lebanese family, she has mobilized and directed thousands of volunteers for various causes — social, political and economic — as part of her strong belief in giving back to her community. The Arab American Chamber of Commerce has more than 1,500 members. The Chamber is also an important business and trade link between the United States and the Middle East, with a current goal of making Michigan a hub of trade for the MENA region.
Beydoun also serves on the Executive Committee of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, as Trustee for the Commission on Middle Eastern American Affairs and was appointed to the East Michigan District Export Council.
Among her numerous accolades, she received the Michigan Women’s Foundation “Top 25 Women Making a Difference” Award and has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Crain’s Detroit Business Magazine multiple times.
Fay Beydoun represents much of what the Arab American community offers Michigan — economic prosperity through community development.