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.