Sponsors and Vendors
Sponsors for 2016
Parizade of Durham & City Kitchen of Chapel Hill
Parizade is a Mediterranean dining experience crafted to surprise and delight its guests. You'll find dishes prepared with a flair and attention-to-detail that's second to none in an atmosphere that's as stimulating as it is innovative. A timeless celebration of life, food, family and friends that's always fresh, yet familiar every time.
The City Kitchen team is dedicated to the experience through locally sourced high quality products delivered with a warm genuine smile.
Vendors for 2016
Neda Khalafi, Nedlook
Nedlook on Etsy
Neda Khalafi was born in Urmia, Iran. She received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design and a Master's in Industrial Design from Art University of Tehran (2006-2009). A few years later she graduated with a MS degree in Engineering Management from Missouri University of Science and Technology.
While design has always been her true passion, a combination of these two academic educations has enabled her to become a multifaceted designer who can come up with practical and creative solutions. Having trained in painting, sculpture, and fashion she brings a unique artistic perspective to each work to enhance today’s lifestyles.
Neda’s work is best described as union of simplicity and emotion with a mixture of pattern, color, and texture that ignites imagination.Her portfolio is not limited to a specific area. She works in a broad range of fields including graphic design, sculpture, jewelry design, furniture and interior design.
Zahra Mohammadi, Mohammadi Chiropractic Clinic
Physician of Chiropractic
Mohammadi Chiropractic Clinic
151 Quarrystone Circle Suite 116
Cary, NC 27519
Dr. Zahra Mohammadi is a highly skilled chiropractic physician and a Cum Laude graduate of the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. She received her fellowship from the International Academy of Acupuncture.
Mohammadi Chiropractic offers several different techniques suited to help you resolve your individual predicament! These services include: Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Massage, Nutritional Counseling, Detoxification, Saliva Testing, Kinesio Taping, Cold Laser Therapy, Custom Made Orthotics, and Physical Therapy. Mohammadi Chiropractic treats anyone from toddlers to seniors with an expertise on female issues.
Sara Sasanpoor Kia
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Sara Sasanpoor is an Iranian artist. She came to the U.S. with her husband about a year and a half ago. Although Sara is very young, she loves and admires Iran's past and its traditions such as: small country bazars, village fruit stands, country village homes, and many other aspects of Iranian traditional way of life.
Sara started her unique Persian artwork, depicting lifelike images of old Iranian scenes about seven years ago and she loves to share her passion with others. You will get to see and enjoy her artworks and have the opportunity to purchase them at the this year's Persian Festival.
Felicia Anderson, Arbonne Exec District Manager
Arbonne offers pure, safe, beneficial skin care and make up which is botanically based, vegan certified, paraben and gluten free. They also have a full complement of personal care, daily use products including toothpaste, body wash, aroma therapy, hair care, health and wellness products. Felicia is able to help you with skin care challenges and offer personal consultations for small groups and individuals.
S. Elliott Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Twig is an eco-friendly specialty shop offering practical and beautiful ways to bring high quality, earth friendly choices into your life. You can feel good in knowing that what you buy at Twig does make a difference and is serving a greater good.
Fayad Law, P.C.
2840 Plaza Place
Raleigh, NC 27612
Practice Areas: Immigration Law, Criminal Defense and Family Law.
We specialize in Immigration law, with combined over 20 years experience in the sub-categories of Business/Employment-Based Visas, Humanitarian, Family-Based Visas, Asylum, Naturalization and Citizenship, Removal and Deportation Defense, Bonds, Appeals, 601/601A Waivers and Nonimmigrant Visas. Fayad Law, P.C. serves as Special Council on all immigration matters before the Commonwealth of Virginia, as appointed by Attorney General Mark Herring.
Our practice spans geographic areas of Washington, DC, Northern/Central, Virginia and RTP/Tri-Cities of NC. Our attorneys are licensed to practice state law, as well as, federal immigration law in the states of North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and D.C.
Our attorneys' linguistic skills include Persian, Dari, Arabic, Spanish, French, Russian, Chinese, Hindi, Urdu and English.
Faye Kamrani, Realtor
Chapel Hill Sales Office
1520 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Faye's services go beyond broker tours and open houses to include innovative advertising and citywide networking. When you choose her as your realtor, you benefit from the extensive reach of all their agents. Their service partners, from contractors to lenders, are also experienced local professionals with intimate knowledge of the challenging Triangle area real estate market. They are ready with the right answers, right when you need them.
She looks forward to assisting you with your real estate needs.
Specialties:Graduate Realtor institute (GRI)
Relocation Certified Associate (RCA)
Certified Real Estate Negotiator (CREN)
Born in 1972 in Tehran, Elham Saffarzadeh is a multicultural architect, painter and illustrator. She started painting since she was 10 and learned how to paint on her own. Having a deep passion for art and architecture, she entered the college of architecture in Tehran in 1990. In 2005, having moved to Italy, she received her PhD in history of architecture from Polytecnico di Milano.
Being intrinsically a painter, she started her research travels along central Europe and the Mediterranean (Italy, France, Spain and Greece) to spend most of her timeillustrating different cultures. These trips played a pivotal role in her education: hertravels included internships at several art studios supervised by well-known painters.She also participated in collective exhibitions. Since then, cityscape painting became a substantial part of her art. Now she is a tenure-track assistant professor in architecture and continues travelling around the world and illustrating different cities, cultures and people.
Barbara Mooty, Rodan+Fields Independent Consultant
Barbara represents Rodan + Fields Dermatologists. These uniquely effective skincare products are designed by two of the most respected dermatologists in the country with a legacy of delivering on what they promise.
Along with Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields she is committed to exceed your expectations and always here to help.
Farzad Khoshnoodi, Stryker Financial President
Farzad started his career in the financial services industry in 2002. He has over 30 years of client relation experience from Corporate management to financial planning profession.
Stryker Financial is a comprehensive financial services firm committed to helping its clients improve their long-term financial success. With customized programs designed to grow, Stryker Financial protects, and conserves clients' wealth by delivering an unprecedented level of personalized service and expertise.