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  • 12/11/2018 8:36 AM | Indian American Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    Orlando, FL December 11, 2018- The Indian American Chamber of commerce was honored to attend the Orlando Economic Partnership Annual Dinner at Epcot's World Showplace late last month.  More than 800 people took part in the dynamic event, which focuses each year on economic development in Central Florida. 

    The Orlando Economic Partnership Annual Dinner serves as a reminder that business leaders in the seven county Orlando region are committed to our community’s future.  They are focused on strengthening our economy and empowering our community leaders, while improving our competitiveness.  

    IACC President Yog Melwani says, "The Orlando Economic Partnership Annual Dinner gives our chamber members an update on economic trends in our region.  The event gives them information which empowers them to succeed."

    The following individuals and company were acknowledged for their leadership as economic development champions in Central Florida:

    Jim Pugh, Chairman and CEO of Epoch Residential, and the leading force behind the construction of the Dr. Phillips Center of the Performing Arts.  He received the 2018 James B. Greene Award, which honors those who’ve made significant contributions to the region’s economic growth and quality of life.

    Jacob V. Stuart, former President and CEO of the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Founder of the Central Florida Partnership.  He received the J. Thomas Gurney Lifetime Service Award for his achievements in the areas of healthcare, transportation, research and workforce development.

    Luminar Technologies received the William C. Schwartz Innovation Award, which recognizes a company that has created an innovative new product, idea or process. Luminar was recognized for its advancement in laser technology used in autonomous vehicles.

    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 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.


  • 12/11/2018 8:34 AM | Indian American Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    Orlando, FL December 11, 2018- Earlier this month, The IACC took part in the i4 Business 2018 Business Leaders of the Year Awards Event.  The i4 Business Magazine sponsors the awards, which recognize Central Florida business leaders in healthcare, technology, civic development, entrepreneurialism and more.  The award winners are having a large impact on their business sectors and on the larger cultural ecosystem in Central Florida.

     

    IACC had the pleasure to be a table sponsor for the i4 Business 2018 Business Leaders of the Year awards program.  This was an important event for IACC to attend, because it celebrated the spirit of entrepreneurship in our community.  

     

    The following individuals were recognized and honored for their exemplary leadership in Orlando, as well as their ongoing philanthropic deeds:

     

    HARRIS ROSEN

    ROSEN HOTELS AND RESORTS

    BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR

     

    GEORGE AGUEL

    VISIT ORLANDO

    TOURISM

     

    ANGELA ALBAN

    SIMETRI

    ENTREPRENEURSHIP

     

     

    HARRY ELLIS

    NEXT HORIZON

    TECHNOLOGY

     

    OLIVE GAYE

    GENCARE RESOURCES

    HEALTHCARE

     

    KAREN KEENE

    ATHENA ORLANDO WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP

    SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR

     

    JERRY ROSS

    NATIONAL ENTREPRENEUR CENTER

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

     

     

    DR. SANDY SHUGART

    VALENCIA COLLEGE

    TALENT PIPELINE

     

    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 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.


  • 11/05/2018 9:04 PM | Indian American Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    Orlando, FL November 05, 2018- Members of the Indian American Chamber of Commerce- Orlando are joining Indian American families across the United States this week to celebrate India’s most important holiday.

    This year Diwali, Deepavali or Dipvali will be celebrated Wednesday, November 7th.  Diwali, a Hindu festival, also known as the festival of lights, symbolizes the spiritual "victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance."  

    "Diwali is India's largest and most important holiday of the year,” said IACC President Yog Melwani.  “It is a five-day celebration when families light lamps every night during the festival to help Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, find her way into people's homes.”

    The first day of Diwali celebrations is called Dhanteras. The second day of Diwali is called Narak Chaturdasi, the 14th lunar day. Homes light 14 diyas to ward off evil. The third day is when Diwali is celebrated with family and 21 diyas are lit. On the 4th day, people celebrate Govardhan pooja, in remembrance of Lord Krishna.  In mythic tales, he lifted Govardhan Hill to shelter the people in Vrindavan from heavy rain. The celebration ends with observing Bhai Dooj on the 5th day.

    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 more than 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.


  • 11/05/2018 7:27 AM | Indian American Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    Orlando, FL November 05, 2018- Late last month, the Indian American Chamber of Commerce- Orlando, IACC, co-hosted the Consul General of India, Dr. Swati Kulkarni. Dr. Kulkarni attended meetings with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Congressman Darren Soto, representatives from UCF, and Orange County Mayor Elect Jerry Demings.  More than twenty Indian Associations were represented from the Central Florida region, during two days of back to back discussions with community leaders.  Dr. Kulkarni is the first female diplomat posted to this role at the Consul General office in Atlanta.

    The meetings with Dr. Kulkarni and Central Florida leaders focused on a variety of economic issues, and on how business owners in Central Florida and India can work together in the future to create new opportunities.

    "The Central Florida community and the Consul General of India for the Southeast United States have forged a strong rapport, identifying economic and cultural opportunities in Florida and in India,” said Yog Melwani, IACC President. “The IACC will continue to work with the Consul General of India to create business opportunities.”

    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 more than 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.


  • 10/26/2018 12:00 PM | Indian American Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    Orlando, FL October 26, 2018- The Indian American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) is hosting its fourth annual She Connects: A Women's Forum Workshop with Breakfast at Tiffany's on Sunday, October 28th at 10 AM.  The event will feature Diane Diaz, Certified Personal Brand Strategist and CEO of The Brand Teacher. The event will be held at Tiffany & Co @ Millenia, located at 4200 Conroy Road, Orlando, FL 32839.

     

    IACC hosts the She Connects event to empower female individuals, to give them advice on strengthening their personal brand, and to educate female entrepreneurs about the business resources available to them here in Central Florida.   Co-Chair, Dr. Beena Parikh, and Mr. Yog Melwani, IACC President, believe this event will help individuals who want to strengthen their brand, especially on social media.

     

    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 FosteringBusiness”.  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.


  • 10/25/2018 6:33 PM | Indian American Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    Distinguished guests and a year of growth were recognized Saturday at the Indian American Chamber of Commerce’s 9th Annual Awards Gala.

    IACC President Yog Melwani addressed more than 300 entrepreneurs and business managers gathered in Orlando International Airport’s Intermodal Terminal Facility.

    “IACC continues to experience extraordinary growth in 2018, while building a strong presence in Orlando,” Melwani said.

    The event’s keynote speaker was the University of Central Florida’s new president Dr. Dale Whittaker. Whittaker praised the IACC’s focus on building community connections, and listed The India Center at UCF as an example.

    The India Center focuses not only on India’s role in the global arena, but it also develops partnerships with universities, companies, and governmental cultural organizations.

    “Central Florida, UCF and India are all on the same trajectory; we are all rising in excellence and impact. Our region — and nation — needs a center to address issues and identify opportunities important to both India and the U.S. UCF’s alignment with India’s growth and our strengths in technology, politics, security, medicine, and more, along with our numerous and talented faculty across UCF’s many disciplines make us well-positioned to lead this effort,” Whittaker said.

    Full Article: https://sciences.ucf.edu/news/iacc-recognizes-leaders-celebrates-success-at-9th-gala

     Political Science, The India Center ˑ


     


  • 10/23/2018 7:54 AM | Indian American Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    Orlando, FL – October 22, 2018 The Indian American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) brought together volunteers on October 14th to help feed thousands of children at the chamber’s fourth annual 2018 Gandhi Day of Service.  Volunteers teamed up to package 40 thousand meals to help feed children in need.  The Gandhi Day of Service was held this year at Orlando City Stadium. 

     

    The IACC rounded up 140 volunteers to take part in the community service event.  The chamber surpassed last year’s numbers and was able to package 40 thousand meals to assist the Feed the Children relief organization.

     

    The IACC joined the Central Florida Association of Physicians from the Indian Subcontinent, CAPI, to provide volunteers for the community service project.  The IACC and CAPI partnered with Feeding Children Everywhere, to make a difference in children’s lives.

     

    We should endeavor to be the change we wish to see in the world. (Gandhi 1913) “Our members worked hand in hand with other volunteers, at the 2018 Gandhi Day of Service.  This project made a difference in the lives of thousands of children at the most basic level, by making sure they have food,” said Yog Melwani, IACC President. 

     

    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 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.


  • 10/10/2018 9:18 AM | Indian American Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    Orlando, FL – October 10, 2018 The Indian American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) will bring together volunteers to help feed thousands of children in need during this weekend’s 2018 Gandhi Day of Service.  Volunteers will package more than 40 thousand meals to help feed children in need.  The Gandhi Day of Service will be held Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Orlando City Stadium, located at 655 West Church Street, Orlando, FL 32805.  Registration for the event begins at 9 AM.

     

    IACC is teaming up with the Central Florida Association of Physicians from the Indian Subcontinent, CAPI, to provide volunteers for this community service project.  IACC and CAPI are partnering with Feeding Children Everywhere to make a difference in children’s lives.  Individuals or teams who want to take part in this project can register for the Gandhi Day of Service at www.IACCOrlando.com .  This is the fourth year for the Gandhi Day of Service, hosted by the IACC.

     

    “Gandhi taught us to be the change you wish to see in the world,” said Yog Melwani, IACC President.  “Our members will join other volunteers at the 2018 Gandhi Day of Service to make a difference in the lives of thousands of children at the most basic level, by making sure they have food.”

     

    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.


  • 10/01/2018 10:57 AM | Indian American Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    On Saturday, October 6th, the Indian American Chamber of Commerce- Orlando (IACC) will participate in the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's at Lake Eola.  This is the first year IACC has formed a team to advocate for a healthcare cause.  "IACC recognizes that brain health has numerous health care ramifications on our society.  We want to take the initiative to encourage our members to adopt healthy habits that include diet, exercise, and social engagement, while elevating Alzheimer's awareness," said Mr. Yog Melwani, IACC President. 

     The 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's is an annual event, which is held in more than 600 communities throughout the United States.  According to the Alzheimer's Association, there are more than one half million Floridians diagnosed with Alzheimer's and 5.7 million Americans are living with this disease.  Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops this disease.  

     Mr. Melwani believes, "The time is now to highlight this disease, which does not have any cultural barriers.  I read an article recently that indicated in India, there are more than four million individuals diagnosed with this disease.  The effects of this disease are now being felt here in our Central Florida community.  It is up to us to take action now.”

    During the evening of September 22nd, the Alzheimer's Association was awarded $1,000 at the IACC- Orlando Annual Awards Gala for programs to support caregivers, educational resources and programs that assist Alzheimer's patients to express themselves via art programs. 

     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.


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