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  • 06/29/2019 10:09 AM | Indian American Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    Orlando, FL June 25, 2019- The Indian American Chamber of Commerce- Orlando (IACC) hosted its June Business After Hours (BAH) event on Wednesday, June 19th.  The event focused on investing in Qualified Opportunity Zones to take advantage of the tax incentives the zones offer. 

    Entrepreneurs and real estate investors learned about the Qualified Opportunity Zone tax incentive.  It was created by the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.   Qualified Opportunity Zone investing and Qualified Opportunity Funds offer compelling options for real estate investment and realization of attractive tax benefits.  There are several Qualified Opportunity Zones for investors to consider in Central Florida. 

    James Lang, Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, was Guest Speaker at the event, which was hosted by Greenberg Traurig, P.A. in downtown Orlando.  Mr. Lang focused on several Qualified Opportunity Zones in and near downtown Orlando. Individuals and companies are investing in these zones, benefiting from tax incentives, and improving neighborhoods.  Mr. Lang explained about other Qualified Opportunity Zones across Central Florida. 

    “Real Estate investors are focusing on Qualified Opportunity Zones here in Central Florida.  There are more than 400 zones in Florida, and 12 of these communities are located in the City of Orlando.  The program provides tax incentives, including temporary deferrals on capital gains taxes when investors reinvest those gains in qualified Opportunity Funds.  These funds are then invested in designated low-income communities to improve neighborhoods.  The chamber thanks Greenberg Traurig, P.A. for raising awareness about these important investing opportunities,” said Yog Melwani, IACC President. 

    The IACC is taking a leading role to foster business opportunities in Central Florida, from the annual IACC India Day with the Orlando Magic, to innovative events like the Smart and Sustainable Cities Collaborative, to informative BAH events hosted at various local businesses, like Qualified Opportunity Zones. 

    A strong Chamber of Commerce, the IACC endeavors to expand 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.  Visit www.IACCOrlando.com for more information. The IACC is a not for profit 501 (c-6) organization.  


  • 06/11/2019 4:26 PM | Indian American Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    Orlando, FL June 11, 2019- The Indian American Chamber of Commerce- Orlando (IACC) will host its June Business After Hours (BAH) event on Wednesday, June 19th at 6 PM.  The event will focus on Qualified Opportunity Zones.

    Participants will learn about the Qualified Opportunity Zone tax incentive.  It was created by the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.   Qualified Opportunity Zone investing and Qualified Opportunity Funds offer compelling options for real estate investment and realization of attractive tax benefits.  There are several Qualified Opportunity Zones for investors to consider in Central Florida. 

    James Lang, Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, will be the Guest Speaker at the event. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served at the BAH, which will be held Wednesday, June 19thfrom 6 PM to 8 PM, at Greenberg Traurig, P.A., located at 450 South Orange Avenue, Suite 650, Orlando, FL 32801. 

    “Real Estate investors are focusing a great deal on Qualified Opportunity Zones here in Central Florida.  The zones offer compelling tax benefits.  Our June BAH will be one of the more informative events of the year,” said Yog Melwani, IACC President. 

    The IACC is taking a leading role to foster business opportunities in Central Florida, from the annual IACC India Day with the Orlando Magic, to innovative events like the Smart and Sustainable Cities Collaborative, to informative BAH events hosted at various local businesses. 

    A strong Chamber of Commerce, the IACC endeavors to expand 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.  Visit www.IACCOrlando.com for more information. The IACC is a not for profit 501 (c-6) organization.  


  • 06/04/2019 10:14 PM | Indian American Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    Orlando, FL May 20, 2019- The Indian American Chamber of Commerce- Orlando (IACC) 9th Annual Golf Tournament created a big win for Orlando business leaders this month.  Entrepreneurs and business professionals did some power networking on the greens at the tournament, in Orlando.  It was held Friday, May 17th at the MetroWest Golf Club.  The IACC thanks Walgreens for their continued support, and for being the Title Sponsor of the 2019 tournament.  The designated charity this year was the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). 

    “Our 9th Annual Golf Tournament attracted a record attendance of 119 business and community leaders, and offered players a great way to network in a relaxed setting.  Congratulations to Dr. Varesh Patel and Neal Patel for co-chairing our record setting tournament.  The IACC thanks all of this year’s sponsors and players for their strong support,” said Yog Melwani, IACC President.

    This year’s Hole in One Sponsor was Audi South Orlando.  Hole Sponsors included: Autobon Leasing, Blackstone Medical Services, Cora Physical Therapy, JA Edwards of America, Inc., StarChild Academy, and Night Lite Pediatrics.

    The IACC also thanks: City National Bank for providing breakfast, StarChild Academy for providing water, and Orlando Health for donating goodie bag items.  We also want to recognize the raffle donations which were provided by: Autobon Leasing, Global Promo, LLS, MetroWest, Orlando City Soccer, and Orlando Magic.  Thanks again to all of our sponsors for their support and engagement!

    The IACC is taking a leading role to foster business opportunities in Central Florida, from the annual IACC India Day with the Orlando Magic, and innovative events like the Smart and Sustainable Cities Collaborative, to informative BAH events hosted at various local businesses.

    A strong Chamber of Commerce, the IACC endeavors to expand 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 dedicated to “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.  Visit www.IACCOrlando.com for more information.  The IACC is a not for profit 501(c-6) organization. 



  • 05/07/2019 9:32 PM | Indian American Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    The Indian American Chamber of Commerce Orlando Smart and Sustainable Cities II Collaboration on March 7 was featured on page 34 of the Southwest Orlando Bulletin. https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/62619972/041819-swb-digital-edition

    Our panelists Chris Castro, Eric Hill, and Arthur Huang discussed the interdependence of social, economic, environmental and technological factors and how these improve the quality of urban life in City of Orlando - Government. Eric Levy, Spectrum News 13 anchor moderated.
    #iaccorlando #smartcity #orlando #environment #technology

  • 05/02/2019 9:28 PM | Indian American Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    Orlando, FL May 01, 2019 - The Indian American Chamber of Commerce- Orlando (IACC) hosted its Business After Hours (BAH) with the United States Tennis Association (USTA), on Wednesday, April 17th.  The event was held at the USTA National Campus in east Orlando.  Participants enjoyed tours of the state-of-the-art facility, which features two championship courts, 100 fully lit courts and 84 courts that use live streaming.  USTA offers 25 different programs at the east Orlando campus. The April BAH event was sponsored by USTA Diversity and Inclusion.

    “Our April networking event in the Lake Nona area enabled our members to interact at the USTA National Campus’ state-of-the-art facility.  Participants discussed business trends for 2019, then connected with trainers and played some tennis,” said Yog Melwani, IACC President.

    The IACC is taking a leading role to foster business opportunities in Central Florida, from the annual IACC India Day with the Orlando Magic, and innovative events like the Smart and Sustainable Cities Collaborative, to BAH events hosted at various local businesses.

    The IACC endeavors to expand 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 dedicated to “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.  Visit www.IACCOrlando.com for more information. The IACC is a not for profit 501 (c-6) organization.  


  • 04/02/2019 6:36 AM | Anjali Sivakumaran (Administrator)
  • 03/26/2019 4:37 PM | Anjali Sivakumaran (Administrator)

    Orlando, FL – March 24, 2019 The Indian American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), co-sponsored a panel discussion during March to focus on Orlando’s future as a smart and sustainable city.  The Smart and Sustainable Cities Collaboration II (SSCC) Panel Discussion brought together local officials, corporate and educational leaders to discuss how Orlando and Central Florida can implement more green initiatives within our community.  The goals are to create a cleaner, healthier, smarter and more sustainable future in Central Florida. 

    The SSCC II Panel Discussion took place March 7th at the UCF Center for Emerging Media.  The IACC co-sponsored the event with the UCF India Center.

    IACC President Yog Melwani said, “The panelists for the SSCC II event offered powerful insights about how we can improve our quality of life in Orlando, in the coming years.  Our leaders must consider many issues while ensuring sustainable policies meet the needs of present and future generations with respect to economic, social, environmental and cultural aspects.”

    Panelists dug into dynamics of urban change; the opportunities and challenges that will increase for our community as we implement these innovations; the interdependence of social, economic, environmental and technological factors; and how these evolve as we shape the modern city, and work to improve the quality of urban life in Orlando.

    Panelists included: Chris Castro- Director, Office of Sustainability and Resilience, City of Orlando; Eric Hill- Director of Transportation System Management and Operations, MetroPlan Orlando; Arthur Huang- Ph.D. LEED-AP, Assistant Professor, Rosen College of Hospitality Management, UCF.  This year’s event followed a successful panel discussion on smart and sustainable cities at Rollins College, last March.

    Mr. Castro outlined how the Green Works Orlando program is using renewable energies and smart technologies on city buildings to save taxpayers money.  Mr. Castro said, “Orlando is becoming a national leader when it comes to cities using technology to enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors.”

    Mr. Hill focused on how Central Florida leaders are developing smart transportation plans to reduce congestion.  He talked about apps that can show commuters where parking spaces are available, and he discussed how public transportation systems will use autonomous vehicles in the future.    

    Mr. Huang outlined a UCF project to develop a smart tourism framework.  The project will enable city leaders across America to understand how they are performing on a variety of sustainability issues compared to other cities.

     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.  Visit www.IACCOrlando.com for more information. The IACC is a not for profit 501 (c)(6) organization.  


  • 03/21/2019 4:31 PM | Anjali Sivakumaran (Administrator)

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    The Indian American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), will co-sponsor a second panel discussion to focus on Orlando’s future as a smart and sustainable city.  The Smart and Sustainable Cities Collaboration II (SSCC) Panel Discussion will unite local officials, corporate and educational leaders to discuss how Central Florida, and more specifically Orlando, can implement more green initiatives within our community for a cleaner, healthier, smarter and more sustainable future in Central Florida.

    The SSCC II Panel Discussion will take place on Thursday, March 7th from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the UCF Center for Emerging Media.  It is located at 500 West Livingston Street, in downtown Orlando.  The IACC is co-sponsoring this event with the UCF India Center.

    Panelists will also discuss the dynamics of urban change; the opportunities and challenges that will increase for our community as we implement these innovations; the interdependence of social, economic, environmental and technological factors; and how these evolve as we shape the modern city, and improve the quality of urban life in Orlando.

    Panelists will include: Chris Castro- Director, Office of Sustainability and Resilience, City of Orlando; Eric Hill- Director of Transportation System Management and Operations, MetroPlan Orlando; Arthur Huang- Ph.D. LEED-AP, Assistant Professor, Rosen College of Hospitality Management, UCF; and Eric Levy- Midday News Anchor, Spectrum News 13, joins us again as Moderator.  This year’s event follows a successful panel discussion on smart and sustainable cities at Rollins College, last March.

    IACC President Yog Melwani says, “Last year’s Smart and Sustainable Cities Collaboration offered powerful insights about how we can improve our quality of life in Orlando, in the coming years.  This year, we will take the discussion to a whole new level.  There are many issues for our leaders to consider while ensuring sustainable policies meet the needs of present and future generations with respect to economic, social, environmental and cultural aspects.”

    Mr. Melwani is available for media interviews ahead of this important community event.

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  • 02/21/2019 10:28 PM | Indian American Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    Orlando, FL – February 18, 2019 The Indian American Chamber of Commerce Orlando (IACC) led Orlando’s 7th annual India Day 2019 Celebration in Downtown Orlando this month. The event put cultural diversity in the spotlight at the Amway Center.  Thousands took part in the Street Fest, the Orlando Magic game, and India Day entertainment before, during and after the game. IACC leaders say the 2019 turnout was larger than during 2018.

    People attending the event showed strong support for the 7th annual India Day 2019 Celebration.  Mayor Dyer recognized India Day, by presenting the 5th Orlando India Day Proclamation, which was read at the India Day event, by Orlando City Commissioner Tony Ortiz.  Orlando Magic fans supported the event with more than six thousand group ticket sales for the big game against the Brooklyn Nets. The number of suite sales for the game increased in 2019 compared to 2018.  The 2nd annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament, played on the Magic’s NBA court, featured amateur action with three pointers.

    Several corporate sponsors joined the IACC to cheer on the Magic, and they attended the VIP reception. Government Officials attending the game included: Orange County School Board Member - Melissa Byrd; Orange County Commissioner -  Maribel Gomez Cordero; Seminole County Commissioner - Lee Constantine; Orange County Mayor - Jerry Demings; US Representative - Valdez Demings; Orlando City Commissioner - Tony Ortiz; Orange County Commissioner - Victoria Siplin; Orange County Commissioner Mayra Uribe; City of Orlando Chief of Police Orlando Rolon, Judge Laura Shaffer; Representing Mayor Buddy Dyer, Giorgina Pinedo-Rolon, Director of Multicultural Affairs and Luis Martinez also with Multicultural Affairs.

    IACC President Yog Melwani said, “The IACC leadership team thanks Central Florida for strongly supporting our India Day Celebration again in 2019.  This event keeps growing each year.  We recognize the cultural diversity in Orlando and the heritage of Indian Americans living in Central Florida.” Dr. Varesh Patel was the India Day Chair.

    The event is a commemoration of India's Republic Day, honoring the date when India’s Constitution went into effect.  The IACC- Orlando thanks the Orlando Magic for their continuing commitment to the 7th annual event.  The NBA has recognized the India Day Celebration in Orlando as the Best Heritage Night in the NBA.

    The 7th annual India Day 2019 Celebration Street Fest featured dance performances. Attendees had a chance to learn more about Membership, Henna, Yoga, and "How to Tie" Sari & Turban booths.  Music fans enjoyed a Post-Game concert, featuring celebrity guest singer Mickey Singh.

    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.  Visit www.IACCOrlando.com for more information. The IACC is a not for profit 501 (c)(6) organization.  




  • 01/23/2019 11:13 AM | Indian American Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    Orlando, FL – January 23, 2019 The Indian American Chamber of Commerce Orlando (IACC) will lead Orlando’s official 7th Annual India Day Celebration in Downtown Orlando, on February 2nd, 2019. The event will unite people from Central Florida and across the U.S., to celebrate cultural diversity and to commemorate India’s Republic Day- honoring the date when India’s Constitution went into effect.

    Once again the IACC is partnering with the Orlando Magic and holding the event at Amway Center, located at 400 West Church Street.  Festivities will start at Noon.  The Orlando Magic will host the Brooklyn Nets at 7 PM.

    IACC President Yog Melwani said, “The IACC is proud to cohost the 7th Annual India Day, thanks to the Orlando Magic and their continuing partnership.  We’ve organized this annual event to celebrate and recognize the heritage of Indian Americans who live in Central Florida.”  Dr. Varesh Patel is the India Day Chair.

    The 2nd Annual India Day 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament will provide registered teams the opportunity to compete on the Magic Court, a regulation NBA Court- starting at 12:30 PM.  The three age categories include ages 8-12, 13-17 and 18 and over.

    Events will also include a Street Festival from 4 PM to 6:30 PM, on Church Street in front of the Amway Center.  There will be Indian dancing and Yoga presentations, as well as Henna tattoos, Sari and Turban booths, and more.  (Sari donations will be accepted for those in need, at the Sari booth.)  There will also be a guest appearance by singer/ song writer Mickey Singh.   

    The 7th Annual India Day will end with a concert.  All game attendees are invited to enjoy a post-game concert, featuring celebrity guest singer Mickey Singh.

    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.  Visit www.IACCOrlando.com for more information. The IACC is a not for profit 501 (c)(6) organization.  

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Indian American Chamber of Commerce
670 N. Orlando Ave, Ste 1003
Maitland, FL 32751

info@iaccorlando.com
Phone: 407.391.5151


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