Event page: How to Start and Successfully Run a Company

Moderators: Diana Dram, Cristian Merdariu, Mihai Lehene, Cristian Luput

Volunteers: ROCO Teens Volunteers

Thank you: Oana Militaru, Florian Militaru, Simona Oarga, Luminita Ispas, Catalin Oancea, Sabin Farcas, Mihai Lehene, Carmen Mihaila, Claudiu Cionca, Cristian Buzdugan, Diana Dram, Cristian Luput, Cristian Merdariu, Florin Pricop, Liviu Soneriu, Dana Surcel, Diana Soproni ActeRo, Marian Petruta, Octavian Prunuta, Irina NedeljkovicDiana UliciOana Dobreanu, Andreea RebaltescuGeorgiana Merdariu, Cosmina Ungur, Ligia Apostoaia, Cristina Haidau, George Czakvary si membrii ROCO Youth. 🥰
Luminita Ispas

Top Producing Real Estate Agent, Century 21
Luminita (“Lumi”) Ispas has been an award-winning top producer, an effective team leader, and a successful real estate investor & developer for more than 20 years.
Mihai Lehene

Founding Angel 
Board of Directors 
Founder, Romanian United Foundation
Founder  Volunteer (full)  Teacher 
Mihai is the Owner of MDL Investments, a real-estate and VC family-office with a focus on emerging technologies, including fintech, biotech and crypto. In 2020 Mihai resigned his business roles to run RUF, and in 2022 he was elected as President of FORA.
Florin Pricop

As a consultant, Florin is specialized in LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT and SALES. During his career he received his Executive Management from University of Notre Dame, helped many small companies or Nonprofit Organizations SCALE IT UP.
Liviu Soneriu

ROCO Business Chapter, the Romanian Community Center of Chicago
Is from Sighisoara, Mures county of Romania, and has a degree in accounting. He came to the US in 2009. On top of being the founder of Transylvania Kitchen and owner of a couple of Airbnbs, he is also a firefighter and father to a 2 year old son.
Simona Oarga

Founding Angel 
Founding Angel, Chicago, IL
Simona Oarga assists taxpayers and small businesses with taxes in Chicago IL and the surrounding communities. Whether you are an individual or a local business in or around Chicago IL, Simona C. Oarga has years of valuable experience as an IRS registered
Ayden Mihaila
Carmen Mihaila is a licensed insurance agent in the state of Illinois and has been representing Allstate Insurance Company for almost 20 years.
Dana Surcel

Supporter of ROCO, the Romanian Community Center
With over 17 Years of Real Estate sales and property management experience and as a licensed and certified manager of Comunity Associations, Dana provides top-notch service with every aspect of purchasing and selling a home.
Florian Militaru
Is the Founder of Protek-IT, where he successfully manages a team of eight highly skilled IT professionals, supporting over 100 Chicago businesses and non-profits.
Emma Militaru
Oana Militaru is a licensed attorney, admitted to practice law in the state of Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois.
Sabin Farcas

Founder, Wild Bliss Organics
Is the co-founder and main shareholder in Wild Bliss Organics, a company that collects, processes, and sells Romanian organic medicinal teas on the US market.
Cata Oancea

Ambassador of the Romanian Community Center of Chicago
Is a finance major with a Master’s degree in Project and Process Management. He gained extensive experience in change management, designing roadmaps, and managing client relationships at both institutional and individual levels.
Claudiu Cionca

Supporter, Chicago Community Center
Is the founder of Advanced Networks that provides complete IT solutions and technology services to small businesses and non-profit agencies in the Chicago area.

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