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  • 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.


  • 09/04/2018 12:20 PM | Indian American Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    Khaas Bhaat  September Issue

    The Indian American Chamber of Commerce- Orlando (IACC) will hold its 9th Annual Awards Gala on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the all-new Intermodal Terminal Facility at Orlando International Airport. The keynote Speaker is Dr. Dale Whittaker, new president for the University of Central Florida. The IACC- Orlando will show its support for the local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association at the gala.

    The IACC will honor Central Florida award winners at this year's gala in the following categories: Entrepreneur of the Year, Community Service of the Year, Female Business Professional of the Year and Male Business Professional of the Year.

    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 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 event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Intermodal Terminal Facility, Orlando International Airport, 1 Jeff Fuqua Blvd., and features a cocktail reception, dinner, entertainment.

    Visit www.IACCOrlando.com for information.



  • 08/20/2018 4:27 PM | Indian American Chamber of Commerce (Administrator)

    Orlando, FL – August 20, 2018 The Indian American Chamber of Commerce- Orlando (IACC) announces its 9th Annual Awards Gala will be held Saturday, September 22nd at the brand new Intermodal Terminal Facility at 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.  


    This year's Keynote Speaker is Dr. Dale Whittaker, the new President for the University of Central Florida. The IACC- Orlando will show its support at the 2018 gala for the local chapter of the Alzheimer's Assocation.


    The IACC will honor Central Florida award winners at this year's gala 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 event will be held at a new location, the brand new Intermodal Terminal Facility at Orlando International Airport, located at 1 Jeff Fuqua Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827.  The celebration 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.  


    BB&T is the Title Sponsor for this year's gala.  The Presenting Sponsors are City National Bank and Orlando Health. The Cocktail Reception Sponsor is Sharma Eminent Domain Lawyers.  The Entertainment Sponsor is Marchena and Graham P.A.


    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.  The IACC is listed as one of Central Florida’s top 25 Chambers of Commerce in the 2018 Book of Lists, published by the Orlando Business Journal.    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.




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Phone: 407.391.5151


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