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  • 07/16/2018 1:58 PM | Indian American Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    The IACC-Orlando(CAPI), to host this networking event. 

    The Membership Appreciation BAH will be held at 310 Lakeside, located at 301 East Pine Street, in downtown Orlando.  The event will run from 6 PM to 8 PM.  Attendees will discuss business trends and new opportunities, as we head into the second half of 2018. 


    “The Membership Appreciation BAH is our way of thanking our members, which include sponsors and a variety of businesspersons, who create jobs and help grow our economy.  We want them to know the chamber is here to support them throughout the year,” said Mr. Yog Melwani, IACC President.

     

    The IACC is a strong Chamber of Commerce with a growing membership.  The IACC is dedicated to expanding the “reach” of its members’ businesses.  Together, The IACC and its members are committed to community service, assisting charitable groups and increasing trade between the United States and India.  

     

    The Indian American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) is focused on “Connecting People and Fostering Business”.  The IACC represents over a billion dollars in economic activity, and it is widely recognized as the business organization for the Asian Indian community, as well as other individuals and corporations who currently, or in the future, would like to do business with Asian Indians in Central Florida or in India. The IACC is a not for profit 501 (c)(6) organization.  Visit www.IACCOrlando.com for more information.



  • 07/10/2018 11:06 AM | Indian American Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    Orlando, FL – July 10, 2018 The Indian American Chamber of Commerce- Orlando (IACC) is now accepting nominations for awards recipients, for its 9th Annual Awards Gala, to be held Saturday, September 22nd at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport.  The 9th Annual Awards Gala is a “cannot miss it” opportunity to make connections with some of the most influential business leaders in Central Florida.

     

    The IACC is accepting nominations until August 22, 2018, in the following categories: 

     

    Entrepreneur of the Year

    Community Service of the Year

    Female Business Professional of the Year

    Male Business Professional of the Year

     

    This year’s gala will be held at a new location, the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport, located at 9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827.  The event on Saturday, September 22, 2018 will begin at 6:30 PM. The evening will feature a Cocktail Reception with Hors d'oeuvres, Dinner, Entertainment and the Awards Presentations.

     

    The 9th Annual Awards Gala will remind attendees that the IACC is taking a leading role in fostering business opportunities for entrepreneurs in Central Florida, from the IACC annual India Day at the Orlando Magic, to innovative events like the    Smart   and    Sustainable Cities Collaborative.

     

    “Our 9th Annual Awards Gala will recognize the accomplishments of outstanding business leaders.  We want everyone in our community to know who is making a difference in Central Florida,” said Yog Melwani, IACC President.  “Entrepreneurs, who deliver superior services and results, drive innovation.  That in turn creates jobs and more prosperity in our community.”

     

    The IACC is a strong Chamber of Commerce with a growing membership, dedicated to expanding the “reach” of its members’ businesses.  Together, the IACC and its members are committed to community service, to assisting charitable groups and to increasing trade between the United States and India.

     

    The Indian American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) is focused on “Connecting People and Fostering Business”.  The IACC represents over a billion dollars in economic activity, and it is widely recognized as the business organization for the Asian Indian community, as well as other individuals and corporations who currently, or in the future, would like to do business with Asian Indians in Central Florida or in India. The IACC is a not for profit 501 (c)(6) organization.  Visit www.IACCOrlando.com for more information.



  • 06/28/2018 8:09 AM | Anjali Sivakumaran (Administrator)

    Thank you Senator Bill Nelson for honoring and congratulating us on being one of the top Chamber's in Central Florida! We appreciate your support of the Indian American Chamber of Commerce Orlando and our community.


  • 06/11/2018 11:59 AM | Indian American Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    Orlando, FL – June 11, 2018 

    The Indian American Chamber of Commerce- Orlando (IACC) joins the list of Central Florida’s top ranked business organizations.  

    The IACC is listed as one of Central Florida’s top 25 Chambers of Commerce in this year’s Book of Lists, published by the Orlando Business Journal.  The diverse chambers of commerce are ranked by most recent year total revenue.

    The IACC takes the 16th spot on this year’s list.  It joins the ranks of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando, the West Orange Chamber of Commerce and the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida, to name a few.  The OBJ Book of Lists is a valuable asset to business owners and sales teams for sales prospecting, job searches, fundraising and business research.  Being included in the Book of Lists, shows that the IACC is taking a leading role in fostering business opportunities for entrepreneurs in Central Florida, from our annual India Day at the Orlando Magic, to innovative events like our Smart and Sustainable Cities Collaborative.

    “It is an honor to be recognized as one of the top Chambers of Commerce in Central Florida,” said Yog Melwani, IACC President.  “Our leadership team works steadily to create value for IACC members and for business owners who want to do business with the Asian Indian community.  The IACC will continue to create opportunities for businesses to grow in Central Florida.”

     The IACC is a strong Chamber of Commerce with a growing membership, dedicated to expanding the “reach” of its members’ businesses.  Together, the IACC and its members are committed to community service, to assisting charitable groups and to increasing trade between the United States and India.

     

    The Indian American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) is focused on “Connecting People and Fostering Business”.  The IACC represents over a billion dollars in economic activity, and it is widely recognized as the business organization for the Asian Indian community, as well as other individuals and corporations who currently, or in the future, would like to do business with Asian Indians in Central Florida or in India. The IACC is a not for profit 501 (c)(6) organization.  Visit www.IACCOrlando.com for more information.



  • 05/16/2018 11:38 AM | Indian American Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    Orlando, FL –   May 16, 2018  The Indian American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) is unveiling a bold, new logo.  The logo symbolizes the chamber’s ties to India and its commitment to helping entrepreneurs in the United States expand their business opportunities.  The new IACC logo sends the message that the Indian American Chamber of Commerce, in Orlando, is one of the leading business organizations in the United States for Indian-American business owners and companies who want to do business with them.


    The IACC’s new logo incorporates the colors of the national flag of India and the United States of America.  The orange saffron color indicates the strength and courage of the people of India.  The white indicates peace and truth with the Ashoka Chakra.  The green color shows the fertility, growth and prosperity of India’s land.  In the US flag the White signifies purity and innocence, Red, hardiness & valour, and Blue, the color of the Chief signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice.


    “The IACC is unveiling this new logo because we believe the new look is more contemporary and representative of our growth and changes, since the chamber began,” said Yog Melwani, IACC President.  “The new logo still utilizes a torch and the colors of the Indian and American flags.  The torch symbolizes both information and expectation.  We know that business owners and entrepreneurs who join the Indian American Chamber of Commerce have certain expectations, and we understand that it is our responsibility to provide opportunities for our members to network with each other and to facilitate new connections to assist in business growth.”


    The IACC is a strong Chamber of Commerce with a growing membership, dedicated to expanding the “reach” of its members’ businesses.  Together, the IACC and its members are committed to community service, to assisting charitable groups and to increasing trade between the United States and India.

    The Indian American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) is focused on “Connecting People and Fostering Business”.  The IACC represents over a billion dollars in economic activity, and it is widely recognized as the business organization for the Asian Indian community as well as other individuals and corporations who currently, or in the future, would like to do business with Asian Indians in Central Florida or in India. The IACC is a not for profit 501(c)(6) organization.  Visit www.IACCOrlando.com for more information."


  • 05/15/2018 5:07 PM | Indian American Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    Orlando, FL –   May 12, 2018 .Members of the  Indian  American Chamber of Commerce- Orlando (IACC) will join business leaders from across Central Florida to connect on the greens at The IACC’s 8th Annual Golf Tournament. This premier event will be held May 20th at the Shingle Creek Golf Club.  Some of Central Florida’s leading entrepreneurs and professionals will network, bolster business relationships and discuss business trends for the second half of 2018.

    Audi South Orlando and Nona Home Healthcare are the title sponsors for this year’s tournament. Participants will have an opportunity to win an Audi, with a “Hole in One” on a designated hole, to be announced.  The tournament will be held at Rosen Shingle Creek at 9939 Universal Boulevard, in Orlando. Registration and networking begin at 7:30 AM, and golfers  will  tee  off  at  8  AM.     Registration is still open at

    http://iaccorlando.com/events.

     

    “Our 8th annual golf tournament is a great way for entrepreneurs to build business relationships in a relaxed setting, while enjoying one of the top golf courses in Central Florida,” said Yog Melwani, IACC President.  “A lot of business gets done on the golf course in Orlando, and we expect many new opportunities will be created at this year’s tournament.”

     

    The IACC is a strong Chamber of Commerce with a growing membership, dedicated to expanding the “reach” of its members’ businesses.  Together, the IACC and its members are committed to community service, to assisting charitable groups and to increasing trade between the United States and India.  This year’s golf tournament will present charitable contributions to the Red Nose Day Campaign, which supports projects to end child poverty.

     

    The Indian American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) is focused on “Connecting People and Fostering Business”.  The IACC represents over a billion dollars in economic activity, and it is widely recognized as the business organization for the Asian Indian community as well as other individuals and corporations who currently, or in the future, would like to do business with Asian Indians in Central Florida or in India. The IACC is a not for profit 501 (c)(6) organization.  Visit www.IACCOrlando.com for more information.



  • 04/25/2018 12:31 PM | Indian American Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    Go Green at Work and at Home

    Earth Day is an annual worldwide event which promotes and supports environmental protections and efforts to enact more sustainable policies to protect our planet.  This year Earth Day fell on Sunday, April 22nd.  As the Earth Day Network motivates us to improve human attitudes and behaviors environmentally, they also strive to inspire that Earth Day is Every Day.

     In correlation with that inspiration, the Indian American Chamber of Commerce-Orlando (IACC) initiated the Smart and Sustainable Cities Collaborative Roundtable (SSCC), last month.  This discussion with Central Florida leaders from local government, the business community, and academia generated ideas to initiate sustainable policies and to focus on planning for a cleaner, healthier, smarter and more sustainable future in our “City Beautiful”.

     Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the “100 Smart Cities Mission” in 2015.  He has a vision to develop 100 Smart Cities, encouraging Indian state leaders to plan and interpret smartness.  Although, there is no technical definition of what a “Smart City” actually is, the goal of the IACC is to promote dialogue within our community to manage our assets and resources more efficiently.

     Here are some ideas to help you go green at work and home:

     Be Bright About Light

    • Institute a policy of turning off the lights when you leave a room for 15 minutes or more.
    • Install timers or motion sensors that automatically shut off lights when they're not needed.
    • Buy Energy Star-rated light bulbs and fixtures, which use at least two-thirds less energy than regular lights.

    Clean-up Your Commutes

    • Organize a company carpool program and encourage employees to carpool, bike, walk or take public transit to work.
    • Institute occasional “Don’t Drive Days” where employees who register a clean commute are entered to win prizes like a free lunch or an extra vacation day.

    Create a Healthy Environment

    • Use nontoxic cleaning products.
    • Brighten up your office, cubicle or home with plants, to absorb indoor pollution.
    • Try to buy furniture, carpeting and paint that are free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and won't release toxic chemicals.

    Go Paperless When Possible

    • Post employee manuals and similar materials online, rather than distributing print copies. (They're easier to update that way too!)
    • Replace the traditional fax machine with a fax modem, so that all faxes can be sent via e-mail.
    • Request to be removed from mailing lists for unwanted catalogs, magazines, newsletters and other junk mail.

    Maximize Computer Efficiency

    • Make it a policy to turn off your computer when you leave for the day. (This can save additional energy use.)
    • During the day, setting your computer to go to sleep automatically can cut energy use by approximately 70 percent.  (Screen savers don't save energy.)
    • Turn off other equipment when it's not being used. (This can reduce energy consumption by about 25 percent.)
    • Make it a policy to invest in energy-saving computers, monitors and printers.

    Print Smarter

    • Set printers to print on both sides of paper.
    • Make it a policy to print in draft or “fast” mode whenever possible to save on ink.
    • Recycle toner and ink cartridges and buy remanufactured ones.

    Ramp up Your Recycling

    • Institute or take advantage of an existing recycling program for electronics, paper, cans, bottles, cell phones or cardboard.  Many electronics and cell phones can be donated and refurbished.  If your electronics are no longer salvageable, make sure you recycle them through a company that is certified through either the R-2 or e-Stewards program.

    Make it a policy to place recycling bins in accessible, high-traffic areas and provide clear information about what can and cannot be recycled.

    Rethink Work Travel

    • Invest in video conferencing and other technological solutions that can reduce the amount of employee travel.
    • Promote the use of public transit and/or make it a policy to rent hybrid or high-mpg vehicles during work-related travel.

    Tap into Water Savings

    • Do not leave taps dripping. (One drop wasted per second, can waste approximately 10,000 quarts per year!)
    • Install displacement toilet dams in toilet tanks. Placing one or two plastic containers filled with stones (not bricks) in the toilet's tank will displace about 4 quarts of water per flush.  (That is a huge reduction of water use over the course of a year.)
    • Use native plants for landscaping and advanced irrigation systems with rain sensors.

    Watch What (and how) You Eat

    • Provide reusable dishes, cups and utensils for your employees.
    • Buy organic and local food for parties and other events.
    • Provide filtered drinking water to reduce bottled-water waste. 

    The momentum for a more sustainable community is there, and IACC leaders hope you will join us in continuing this dialogue.  Together we can promote Orlando as a Smart City. 



  • 04/12/2018 8:50 PM | Indian American Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    IACC-Orlando Business After Hours Event Offers Premier Networking Opportunity with Chase Bank on April 19th

    Orlando, FL – April 12, 2018   Members of The Indian American Chamber of Commerce- Orlando will join business leaders from across Central Florida for a premier networking opportunity to launch the second quarter of 2018.  This unique opportunity to gain insights on business trends in the Orlando area will take place April 19, 2018 at The IACC Business After Hours event.  Some of Orlando’s leading entrepreneurs and professionals will network, strengthen existing relationships and strategize for success in the second quarter and the rest of 2018.

     

    Chase for Business is hosting this Business After Hours event.  It will be held at the Chase Bank located on the 10th floor, at 450 South Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando. The event will take place from 6 PM to 8 PM.  Parking is available at 460 Boone Avenue, and tickets will be validated.

     

    “The Business After Hours event on April 19th will give business professionals a forum to share ideas about business trends in Central Florida as we begin the second quarter of the year,” said Mr. Yog Melwani, IACC President.  “The chamber would like to thank all of our sponsors and business owners who make these networking events successful.”

     

    The IACC is a strong Chamber of Commerce with a growing membership.  The IACC is dedicated to expanding the “reach” of its members’ businesses.  Together, The IACC and its members are committed to community service, to assisting charitable groups and to increasing trade between the United States and India.  

     

    The Indian American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) is focused on “Connecting People and Fostering Business”.  The IACC represents over a billion dollars in economic activity, and it is widely recognized as the business organization for the Asian Indian community as well as other individuals and corporations who currently, or in the future, would like to do business with Asian Indians in Central Florida or in India. The IACC is a not for profit 501 (c)(6) organization.  Visit www.IACCOrlando.com for more information.


  • 03/21/2018 11:46 AM | Indian American Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    Orlando, FL – March 18, 2018 Central Florida is moving closer toward implementing more green initiatives within our community.  The Smart and Sustainable Cities Collaborative Roundtable raised public awareness about important issues this past week at Rollins College.  The event focused on high tech solutions to improve services offered by the City of Orlando and cities across Florida.  The roundtable also focused on how cities can enact more sustainable policies to reduce negative impacts on our environment. 

    Orlando’s efforts regarding these issues are part of a growing national and international movement.  Such examples include India, which has set a goal of creating 100 Smart Cities.  The nation is collaborating with the U.S. Government and an American company to implement the intelligent transformation of India’s first smart capital city.  Here in Orlando, Mayor Dyer has set aggressive goals to reduce environmental impact through the Green Works Orlando Initiative.

    The cutting-edge discussion about planning for a cleaner, healthier, smarter and more sustainable future in Central Florida took part Wednesday evening at the Bush Auditorium at Rollins College.  The IACC hosted the roundtable in alliance with the City of Orlando and Rollins College, and VHB sponsored the event.

    IACC President Yog Melwani says the roundtable moved our community forward as we work to implement more sustainable policies in Central Florida.  Mr. Melwani says, “Our panel of experts offered powerful insights about what we will be able to do in Central Florida in the coming years to improve our quality of life here.  Smart sensors and other technologies will create new jobs here, while helping to reduce negative impacts on our environment.”  IACC Leadership Team Member Mital Hall served as co-chair for this event.

    The roundtable included panelists who offered expertise on smart cities and sustainable policies from several different sectors within our economy.  Chris Castro, Director of Sustainability for the City of Orlando, said the city just purchased some electric motorcycles for the police department to help reduce fleet emissions. Castro said several companies are partnering with the City of Orlando to help implement sustainable initiatives.  Castro said cooperation with companies is critical for success.

    Evan Wyant, Market President of BB&T spoke about the importance of private, public partnerships to finance smart technology projects.  Truong Nguyen, Shareholder at GrayRobinson, talked about the importance of getting our citizens and community leaders to buy into the concepts of sustainable policies.  Dr. Mamta Accapadi, VP Student Affairs at Rollins College, focused on the role college students and other young people will play to shape green initiative policies for years to come. 

    David Mulholland, Southeast Regional Manager at VHB told the audience that Orlando is already involved in testing self-driving vehicles and helping to develop other technologies right here.  Elizabeth Paul, Director of Strategic Planning with Orlando Utilities Commission, focused on how we can make our electric grid and street lights smarter systems, which can improve efficiency and help make our residents safer.

    Alberto Vargas, Planning Manager for Orange County Government, said the county is updating its codes so we can implement more sustainable policies.  Vargas said we have to address affordable housing issues as we introduce more green initiatives.  Mike Hess, Vice President, Smart and Sustainable Buildings for Panasonic, spoke at length about the company’s efforts to build smart cities in the United States.  Hess says those projects can be profitable for the private sector, and that is an important factor moving forward. 

    Dr. Naveen Eluru, with the Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering Department at UCF, spoke about smart cities initiatives in India.  He said various states in India are introducing programs based on their priorities.  Dr. Eluru pointed out that people in India will use new smart transportation options based on their economic needs first.  

    Ivan Aron, General Manager in Central Florida for Siemens, says some European countries are making steady progress toward implementing sustainable initiatives.  Aron says Siemens is already partnering with cities in Europe to implement clean energy technologies there.

    The IACC- Orlando hopes to host another event focusing on smart cities and sustainable initiatives to continue our community’s discussion about these issues, at a later date.

    The Indian American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) is a strong chamber, with a growing membership. The IACC is focused on providing opportunities for the people of Asian Indian origin to network with some of Central Florida’s most successful business professionals and guest speakers, to assist in growing business locally, state-wide and internationally.  The IACC does this by“Connecting People and Fostering Business”.

    The IACC leaders have facilitated strategic alliances with other Indian and Non- Indian business organizations, who want to do business with the Asian Indian American community, through networking and sponsorships.

    IACC members are committed to community service, to assisting other charitable groups, and to increasing trade between the United States and India. The IACC is a not for profit 501 (C)(6).  Visit www.IACCOrlando.com for more information.



  • 03/14/2018 12:00 PM | Anjali Sivakumaran (Administrator)

    http://www.wmfe.org/intersection-smart-sustainable-cities/84325

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