The East Mediterranean Business Cultural Alliance (EMBCA, Inc.) was established in New York by professionals and scholars, from various backgrounds and expertise, to organize and promote the professional and educational interests of East Mediterranean Americans. Although a relatively new organization EMBCA currently has over 5,000 contacts and members in the community including among others executives from various industries including the development, design and construction community as well as from the legal, banking, educational/scholar, think tank, research, art, music professions and communities. EMBCA’s goals are to organize, promote and fund all manner of business, educational, artistic and cultural programs, seminars, concerts, recitals, performances, exhibits and similar events for the benefit of all persons in the New York area and beyond interested in the business, history, culture, activities, affairs, and accomplishments of the Eastern Mediterranean and its people and of the people of East Mediterranean ancestry in the United States and elsewhere in the world. Among our goals are to work with other organizations to promote through collaborate efforts our mission and enhance theirs, to provide resources and strengthen our professional and social ties among members, and to expand our membership and mission.

Our History

The Eastern Mediterranean was the cradle of western and eastern civilization. It gave the world its art, politics, and philosophy - all of it fueled by a combination of trade and transmission of cross-cultural learning. Its people, for millennia, were traders and merchants, scholars and artists...

We celebrate our roots in this region in America, and are reconnecting to its common legacy of culture and commerce. EMBCA will be working with others to promote these ideals. We welcome you to join us!

Our Team

  • Lou Katsos

  • Marina A. Belessis Casoria

  • Stamatis Ghikas

  • Konstantinos Drougos

  • Constantine Sirigos

  • Richard S. Khuzami

  • Prof. Nicholas Alexiou

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