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Free Seminar on Loss of a Spouse – The Life After

Free Seminar on Loss of a Spouse – The Life After

  HOUSTON: India House, in a strategic partnership with Share Our Secrets (SOS) ,will be joining hands with Indian American Cancer Network (IACAN), and Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston (IACCGH) to organize a free community outreach program: “The Loss of a Spouse: The Life After ” on Sunday, July 8, 2018 from 3.30 […]

American Leadership Forum, Beneficial for Indo American Leaders

American Leadership Forum, Beneficial for Indo American Leaders

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: When IACCGH Past President Ashok Garg completed the American Leadership Forum (ALF) program recently, the first thought that crossed his mind was how beneficial this program would be for Indo American leaders. Summarizing his “unique and enriching” experience, he says he learned many things about himself, gained a clearer sense of who […]

The Business Investment Conference, Helping Small Businesses

The Business Investment Conference, Helping Small Businesses

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: The Business Investment Conference cohosted by the Chamber on April 18, was part of a Shell sponsored IACCGH series of events to support Harvey affected small businesses. Events are being hosted at different locations to help small businesses grow, overcome technical challenges, rebuild, access technology, or simply get a loan on easy terms. Held at the […]

A Second-Generation Indo American Donates Two Crores to IIT Kharagpur

A Second-Generation Indo American Donates Two Crores to IIT Kharagpur

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: Shion, a data scientist from Carnegie Mellon and the CEO of Datafiniti, grew up listening to his parents swap stories about their alma mater – IIT Kharagpur.  He observed their sense of pride and passion for education as they walked him through the campus pointing out their classrooms, dorms and even […]

IACCGH Shell Distinguished Lecture, Keynote Speakers from the Pumps and Pipes Society

IACCGH Shell Distinguished Lecture, Keynote Speakers from the Pumps and Pipes Society

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: When Houston’s “centers of excellence” in medicine, energy and aerospace “looked into each other’s toolkit,” they hit upon breakthrough improvements to problems in artificial heart valves, unclogging oil pipelines and studying physiological changes in space travel. This was the focus of the IACCGH Shell Distinguished lecture held at Double Tree by […]

First IACCGH’s Women Mean Business Series of 2018

First IACCGH’s Women Mean Business Series of 2018

By Sowmya Murali HOUSTON: The Indo American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston commenced the first ‘IACCGH Women Mean Business’ series of the year on Thursday, March 15 at the DoubleTree by Hilton at Greenway. The event was sponsored by Shell Oil Company, the main sponsors for the IACCGH Women Mean Business series since 2013. […]

IACCGH 2018 Inaugural Reception

IACCGH 2018 Inaugural Reception

HOUSTON: The 2018 IACCGH Inaugural event was held on February 22, at the Legacy Room in Houston’s City Hall and was attended by a large gathering of members, elected officials, community leaders, resource partners and guests. The event marks the passing of the mantle from outgoing President Allen Richards to incoming President Swapan Dhairyawan as […]

Educating the Community on Tax Issues at the IACCGH’s Annual Tax Seminar

Educating the Community on Tax Issues at the IACCGH’s Annual Tax Seminar

  By Manu Shah HOUSTON: IACCGH’s Annual Tax Seminar, a Chamber outreach program designed to educate the community on tax issues, attracted over 130 members of the community on February 11, at India House. Executive Director Jagdip Ahluwalia described the event as part of the Chamber’s efforts “to empower the community with the right knowledge.” […]

IACCGH’s 2018 President, Swapan Dhairyawan

IACCGH’s 2018 President, Swapan Dhairyawan

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: On the first day of every year, Swapan Dhairyawan spends two hours writing his goals for the year. He sticks this sheet of paper on his closet door and reads them every day. One of the big goals on that sheet this year is to take on the mantle of leadership […]

IACCGH Women Mean Business

IACCGH Women Mean Business

By Sowmya Murali HOUSTON: The Indo American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston celebrated the fifth of ‘IACCGH Women Mean Business’ series at the Hess Club on Thursday, December 14. Event Chair Joya Shukla, Past President IACCGH, welcomed the guests and the night’s seven keynote speakers who gave a brief introduction about themselves.   Juuhi […]

Asians Are More Susceptible to Heart Attacks

Asians Are More Susceptible to Heart Attacks

HOUSTON: On Sunday, December 3, the parking lot of India House was full and some of the usual visitors were wondering; once they came in, they found out that besides many usual Sunday activities, a Heart Health Symposium was going on. Many inquisitive people who had not pre-registered decided to come in if they were […]

Seminar Offers Emotional and Practical Guidance for Surviving Spouses

Seminar Offers Emotional and Practical Guidance for Surviving Spouses

By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: As the first-generation South Asian immigrants gain senior status, one of the major challenges facing them is the loss of a spouse The emotional and practical aspects of life as a widower were the focus of a seminar organized by the Indo-American Cancer Network (IACAN) on Sunday, October 29 at India […]

St. Luke’s President Bob Heifner on the Health Needs of Fort Bend County

St. Luke’s President Bob Heifner on the Health Needs of Fort Bend County

By Manu Shah SUGAR LAND: On July 26, the lobby at CHI St. Luke’s Health in Sugar Land was filled with healthcare professionals, IACCGH members and guests who were attending the Business of Medicine Series featuring St. Luke’s President Rob Heifner. The Series which seeks to build bridges between the medical community in Houston and […]

Indo American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston Gala Features LyondellBasell CEO Bob Patel

Indo American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston Gala Features LyondellBasell CEO Bob Patel

HOUSTON: The Indo American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston (IACCGH) will be hosting its 18th Annual Gala on August 26 and will be attended by .Houston’s top business leaders, elected officials, Consul General of India Dr. Anupam Ray, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. Bob Patel, CEO of LyondellBasell will be […]

Proper Manners and Etiquette will get You Ahead in Life!

Proper Manners and Etiquette will get You Ahead in Life!

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Marketing yourself can be just as important as promoting your company and organization, but people often miss the subtleties that make that road easier to navigate. Take for example, a simple thing like the nametag you stick on your coat or shirt when you go to a large event. “The proper […]

Sheriff Gonzalez Highlights the Need to Work with the Community to Fight Crime

Sheriff Gonzalez Highlights the Need to Work  with the Community to Fight Crime

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, who took office in January, met with IACCGH members and guests to describe the “pretty daunting task” of keeping Houston safe. He was the Keynote speaker at the Chamber’s Distinguished Lecture Series with Chief Guest Consul General Dr. Anupam Ray. The event was held on July 26th at […]

Indian Police Officer Describes Battling and Rehabilitating Terrorists

Indian Police Officer Describes Battling and Rehabilitating Terrorists

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: Additional Director General of Police, Dr. Ramesh spent a good portion of his career cracking down on militants, leading anti-terrorist attacks, flushing out infiltrators and most importantly, instituting rehabilitation programs that helped the Indian government “get to the youth before the terrorists got to them.” At an event cohosted by the […]

CG Ray Hosts Reception for MD Anderson Cancer Center GAP Attendees

CG Ray Hosts Reception for MD Anderson Cancer Center GAP Attendees

HOUSTON: In 2002, the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston (IACCGH) leaders, Dr. Durga Agarwal and Ashoke Nath, had helped connect MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) to several medical institutions in India — TATA Cancer Center (Mumbai), S-Vyasa ( Bangalore) and AIIMS (Delhi). This introduction resulted in the visit of an IACCGH delegation to […]

IACCGH Young Minds Panel

IACCGH Young Minds Panel

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: Two investors and one engineering professional offered some serious career advice to a roomful of students and young professionals at the NexGen by IACCGH Young Minds Panel. The event, held on April 18 at the University of Houston’s Cullen building, was organized and moderated by IACCGH’s Board member and Chair of […]

IACCGH Invites Houston’s Top Cop Art Acevedo

IACCGH Invites Houston’s  Top Cop Art Acevedo

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: On April 11, Houston’s top cop Art Acevedo delivered a strong message about “relational policing” and his efforts to build a rapport of trust with the community. As Keynote Speaker at the IACCGH Distinguished Lecture Series, Chief Acevedo’s impassioned address about his aim to serve and make Houston safe for everyone […]

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