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Karat 22 Raffle Nets Indian Training for Grads

Karat 22 Raffle Nets Indian Training for Grads

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: “The raffle sale was on all year long, from January,” explained Aku Patel, the founder and owner of Karat 22 Jewelers on Hillcroft, adding “They always sold tickets at every Chamber event.”  Of course, Patel was referring to the Indo American Chamber of Commerce of which he is a Board Director. […]

Supplier Diversity Lunch and Learn

Supplier Diversity Lunch and Learn

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: Certification brings visibility to a business and promotes growth. This was the message shared by 8 panelists at the Annual IACCGH Supplier Diversity event held at the Hess Club on August 23. The event which drew over 100 attendees is in the words of Executive Director Jagdip Ahluwalia “a continued commitment […]

NextGen Networking Mixer

NextGen Networking Mixer

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: How do you engage and involve the next generation of professionals in a cause you believe in? Twenty eight year old Narayan Bhargava – IACCGH Board member and NextGen Committee founder and Darel D’Souza, President, Pratham Young Professionals (PYP) had an idea. The two organizations teamed up to host the first […]

IACCGH Hosts LinkedIn Seminar

IACCGH Hosts LinkedIn Seminar

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: On July 27, over 50 IACCGH members and guests attended a highly engaging and informative seminar titled “How to make your Business Grow Using LinkedIn.” Organized by the Chamber at Madras Pavilion, the seminar sought to explain how the use of LinkedIn – the world’s largest professional network could power their […]

You are not Paraya Dhan for us Says New CG

You are not Paraya Dhan for us Says New CG

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: A soaking Houston officially welcomed the new Consul General Anupam Ray, his wife Amit Goldberg and family to the Bayou City at a community wide reception hosted by 22 Indo American organizations. Held on June 12, at India House, the CG met with leaders and key members of the organizations, delivered […]

IACCGH Shell Distinguished Lecture: “Leading in Times of Uncertainty”

IACCGH Shell Distinguished Lecture: “Leading in Times of Uncertainty”

HOUSTON: On May 4, the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston hosted Bhavesh (Bob) Patel, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of LyondellBasell, one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies for the Shell IACCGH Distinguished Lecture Series. Prior to the lecture, in a special show of support for IACCGH, Houston […]

Houston’s Mayor Turner Re-appoints Sanjay Ramabhadran to the METRO Board

Houston’s Mayor Turner Re-appoints  Sanjay Ramabhadran to the METRO Board

HOUSTON: Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has re-appointed Sanjay Ramabhadran to the Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO) and the appointment for a 2-year term was confirmed by Houston City Council. He was previously appointed by Mayor Annise Parker and became the first Indian-American to serve on the METRO Board.  Other City of Houston appointees include incoming Chair […]

IACCGH Launches the International Student Internship Program

IACCGH Launches the International Student Internship Program

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: IACCGH Board member Narayan Bhargava cofounded an organization during his freshman year at UT which provided free consulting to struggling businesses in Austin by students who in turn gained valuable experience through solving real life business problems.  Today, this has become a premier student led organization at the McCombs School of […]

Community Learns About Various Tax Issues at IACCGH Seminar

Community Learns About Various Tax Issues at IACCGH Seminar

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: IACCGH’s Outreach Program – a tax seminar designed to educate the community on various tax issues, attracted many members of the Indo American community on February 28, at India House. CPA Ajit Thakur moderated the presentations. He highlighted three issues that were of growing concern – identity theft, tax reporting of […]

Ashok Garg Felicitated for Leading the Chamber in 2015

Ashok Garg Felicitated for Leading the Chamber in 2015

IACCGH thanks Past President Ashok Garg for an extraordinary year of leading the Chamber and elevating it to greater heights. His vision, innovative approach and commitment to the Chamber’s mission of promoting economic growth in the Greater Houston region made 2015 a banner year for IACCGH.

IACCGH Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Renu Khator

IACCGH Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Renu Khator

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: IACCGH Advisor Dr Renu Khator gave an illuminating talk to a packed room on “Chairing the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas” at the IACCGH Distinguished Lecture. The Event was hosted on February 10, at the Federal Reserve Bank building on Allen Parkway. Executive Director Jagdip Ahluwalia welcomed the gathering and acknowledged the presence […]

IACCGH Free Seminar to Ease the Stress in Tax Filing

IACCGH Free Seminar to Ease the Stress in Tax Filing

  HOUSTON: Why is it crucial for Indo Americans to disclose their foreign assets? Is the 401(k) plan better than Roth IRA for a tension free retirement? What are the major changes in the tax laws in 2016? These questions and many more will be answered by six of the city’s renowned CPA’s and Tax […]

IACCGH Hosts Women in Leadership Mentoring Circle Event

IACCGH Hosts Women in Leadership Mentoring Circle Event

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: This was the subject of an interactive mentoring session that was keenly discussed by a group of women at the IACCGH Women in Leadership Mentoring Circle. Held on October 28,  at the Hess Club, the event was led by Francene Young, former VP of Talent and Diversity at Shell and present […]

Therese Cole Hubbs of Electric Karma Wins IACCGH Raffle Draw

Therese Cole Hubbs of Electric Karma Wins IACCGH Raffle Draw

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: On November 11, IACCGH held a Raffle draw for an elegant Rolex watch. The funds generated by the sale of tickets will be used to fund a new Educational Initiative that will offer students Internship opportunities in India and other educational initiatives. The meeting, held at the Hess Club was attended […]

Neil Bush Speaks on the Literacy Crisis in Houston at IACCGH Event

Neil Bush Speaks on the Literacy Crisis in Houston at IACCGH Event

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: A packed room of 140 members and guests welcomed Keynote Speaker Neil Bush at the Distinguished Lecture organized by the IACCGH on October 13th at the Hess Club. Executive Director Jagdip Ahluwalia welcomed the gathering and drew attention to an IACCGH Educational Initiative to be launched next year. The initiative would […]

A Farewell to Dr. Malcolm Gillis : Advisor to the Chamber

A Farewell to Dr. Malcolm Gillis : Advisor to the Chamber

HOUSTON: IACCGH is sad to announce that Dr. Malcolm Gillis, Past President of Rice University and an esteemed Advisor to the Chamber, passed away on October 4th. IACCGH was blessed to have Dr. Gillis as one of its earliest Advisors. He was always encouraging towards a new born Chamber, pleased at the headway made and […]

IACCGH Gala: Celebrating 15+ Years of ‘Overwhelming’ Successes

IACCGH Gala: Celebrating 15+ Years of ‘Overwhelming’ Successes

Click Here For Photo Collage By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: Founded in 1999, the Indo-American Chamber of Greater Houston (IACCGH) has experienced tremendous growth in size and influence during the last 15+ years, as the chamber built bridges between India, the Indo-American business community and the mainstream Texas institutions and enterprises. As he welcomed the audience […]

IACCGH’s Small Business Outreach Program

IACCGH’s Small Business Outreach Program

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: As part of its Small Business Outreach Program held on August 26 at the Houston Community College Campus, the Indo American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston (IACCGH) introduced members and guests to two organizations that can facilitate the growth of their businesses. A presentation from Chris Bilton, Houston Director of […]

IACCGH Encourages Members to Leverage New Online Web Directory on Chamber Website

IACCGH Encourages Members to Leverage New Online Web Directory on Chamber Website

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: With an emphasis on driving innovation, IACCGH launched their new website designed to enhance its members’ web presence by allowing them to create, modify and update their business information on the Chamber website. Siva Yenneti, Director at ITVibes, a Houston Web Design Company responsible for revamping the website, addressed IACCGH members […]

India has a Pivotal Role in Global Order: USIBC

India has a Pivotal Role in Global Order: USIBC

By Haider Kazim HOUSTON: India has a pivotal role in U.S. geopolitical strategy for a stable global order to prevent the world from sinking into chaos as seen in the Middle East, said Mukesh Aghi, President of U.S.-India Business Council. Tracing back the U.S. geopolitical strategy from the days of the Second World War and […]

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