In the early 1930s Bell Systems assigned telephone number 4-1-1 to its telephone directory assistance program, which also provided basic operational information about local businesses. Eventually, 4-1-1 became a slang for “information” source, or an Infocenter.
ARM411, an Armenian community Infocenter, has combined various aspects of popular social, e-commerce, entertainment and internet knowledge sharing sites into a singular global HUB. We welcome your participation in our free business directory, and encourage you to post employment opportunities and cultural event listings on our website.
Armenian diaspora plays an important role in Globalization, as they have for centuries (Andin - Armenian Journey Chronicles). Engaged Armenian diaspora communities serve as an essential conduit between the homeland of their origin and the country they chose to Immigrate.
The United States has the largest number of global diaspora members of any country in the world. The US State Department recognized that diaspora groups can play an active role in building bridges between the US and their countries of origin. The Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships (S/GP), in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), launched the International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA) at the Secretary’s Global Diaspora Forum on May 17, 2011 (Why Diasporas Are Important—DiasporaMatters.com).
Of over 11,000,00 Armenians living worldwide, less than 30% live in the Republic of Armenia (Armenian diaspora, Demographics of Armenia, Wikipedia). PopulationPyramid.net & WorldPopulationReview.com predicts that the population of the Republic of Armenia will decrease by as much as 10% by the year 2050. Our recorded history of more than 3,500 years is a testament of the many atrocities that have forced Armenians to emigrate. Yet, our devotion to Christianity, our love for Armenia and Armenian heritage, and our commitment to our ancestors have given us the avidity to build "New Armenias" (William Saroyan) wherever we choose to call home. Today Armenian Diaspora communities have established themselves in 100 of 196 countries worldwide, and continue to make significant contributions to their local communities and to the betterment of the World.
to foster Armenian culture and heritage through the use of modern technology that facilitates social and economic interaction amongst Armenian communities Worldwide