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Houston Business Journal Honors IACCGH Executive Director Jagdip Ahluwalia

Houston Business Journal Honors IACCGH Executive Director Jagdip Ahluwalia

Jagdip Ahluwalia Founding Secretary of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston was one of three Indo-Americans honored by the Houston Business Journal at their Annual Diversity Awards at the Marriott Marque in Houston on June 23, 2022. Jagdip currently serves as Executive Director of IACCGH which he helped co found in 1999. The […]

Southwestern National Bank 17th Annual Scholarship Awards

Southwestern National Bank 17th Annual Scholarship Awards

HOUSTON: Southwestern National Bank has selected its 2022 Southwestern National Bank Scholars.  For the 17th consecutive year, five outstanding area high school seniors will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship and two outstanding area high school seniors will be awarded $ 500 to support their respective college education.  Each scholar was selected based on their academic […]

One World Bank Celebrates Milestone Achievements

One World Bank Celebrates Milestone Achievements

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Over a hundred people attended a luncheon reception held by One World Bank at its branch location in Chinatown this past Wednesday, June 15 to celebrate an important milestone in the bank’s history. The bank has been ranked 19th in the nation and 3rd in Texas out of 4015 community banks with […]

Namak Mirch Opening: Dhamaal with Masala

Namak Mirch Opening: Dhamaal with Masala

FULSHEAR: The sleepy neighborhoods of FULSHEAR were suddenly awoken to thumping Bollywood music and confetti in the air as Namak Mirch Grocers celebrated their Grand Opening with Masala Radio on Sunday May 15th from 10am to 1pm.   Mayor of Fulshear Aron Groff was thrilled to do the ribbon cutting honors.   By 9am there was a big […]

TJ Sinha Leads Dartex Industries at 2022 OTC

TJ Sinha Leads Dartex Industries at 2022 OTC

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: After a two-year hiatus due to the Coronavirus, exhibitors and participants from across the world are once again gearing up for the 2022 Offshore Technology Conference, warily confident of a resurgence in the oil and gas industry. The four-day event will be held again at from Monday, May 2 through May […]

New FedEx Chief Executive is Raj Subramaniam

New FedEx Chief Executive is Raj Subramaniam

NEW YORK: Subramaniam, 54, joined FedEx in 1991 and was elected to the FedEx Board of Directors in 2020. He will maintain his seat on the Board, according to the company. Subramaniam served FedEx Corp as its president and Chief Operating Officer before being named as the CEO-elect this month. He has held various other […]

YLDP Students Learn about Defining Strategic Leadership

YLDP Students Learn about Defining Strategic Leadership

By Prisha Menon HOUSTON: When we think about the process of growing a plant, we gravitate immediately towards the factors that are necessary to help the plant prosper in its selective environment. Though certain areas can only provide specific resources, through natural selection, only a few are able to survive. Like these plants, we humans […]

Wadhwanis Endow Lone Star College Scholarship

Wadhwanis Endow Lone Star College Scholarship

CYPRESS: After nearly two decades of support for the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program at Lone Star College-CyFair, Ishu and Ashok Wadhwani will now provide a financial helping hand with an endowment scholarship. The Wadhwanis, who owned two successful companies specializing in geospatial systems integration and data management services for more than 35 years, said LSC-CyFair’s GIS associate degree program has become […]

Sanjay Ram to Chair Houston METRO

Sanjay Ram to Chair Houston METRO

HOUSTON: Mayor Sylvester Turner has nominated a well-respected engineer, long-time community leader, and current METRO board member to serve as the next Chair of the public transit agency. Sanjay “Ram” Ramabhadran has served on the METRO Board of Directors since May 2015 and is the current Chair of the Capital & Strategic Planning Committee and a […]

Atul Vir in Dealerscope 2022 Hall of Fame

Atul Vir in Dealerscope 2022 Hall of Fame

LAS VEGAS: The Dealerscope 2022 Hall of Fame honors five leaders who have consistently excelled throughout their illustrious careers in the appliance, consumer technology, and retail sectors. Among the winners is Atul Vir, Founder and President Equator Advanced Appliances, based in Houston. Atul Vir isn’t just an executive; he’s also a founder, inventor, and author. […]

Indo American News Radio Turns 2!

Indo American News Radio Turns 2!

Southwestern National Bank Celebrates 24th Anniversary

Southwestern National Bank Celebrates 24th Anniversary

Houston: Southwestern National Bank is proud to be marking its 24th anniversary on November 3, 2021. CEO Simmons said 2021 is a good year to remember because we helped over 1,000 business owners to apply for assistance and save their businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program. Our employees worked very hard to ensure our customers […]

IACCGH Webinar: Funding Your Retirement Lifestyle

IACCGH Webinar: Funding Your Retirement Lifestyle

By Manu Shah Houston: On 27 January, the Indo American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston hosted an engaging virtual seminar on “Funding your Retirement Lifestyle.” The event, which was presented by chamber member Amiralli Dodhiya, was primarily aimed at business owners and in particular retail owners who wish to maintain their current lifestyle in […]

IACCGH Holds Power Dialogue with Gov. Greg Abbott

IACCGH Holds Power Dialogue with Gov. Greg Abbott

By Manu Shah Houston: In a Power Dialogue hosted by IACCGH on 27 January, Governor Greg Abbott offered an update on COVID-19, vaccine distribution and the economic initiatives that were being introduced to help the economy bounce back. Governor Abbott began by describing the “really good working relationship” he enjoyed with India’s Consul Generals in […]

Rupa Vyas, Founder of Jay Store, Passes Away

Rupa Vyas, Founder of Jay Store, Passes Away

Houston: Rupa Vyas, the founder of Jay Store, Houston’s first Indian grocery store, died on January 16, 2021 after developing Covid-19 infection. She was 82 years old. Born in Bhavnagar, India, and the eldest daughter of the Balakrishna Trivedi and Shanta Trivedi. After completing her studies in India, she and her husband, Mahesh Vyas, and […]

HAF Files Motion to Intervene in Santa Clara Court Discrimination Case

HAF Files Motion to Intervene in Santa Clara Court Discrimination Case

Santa Clara, CA: Last week the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) filed a motion in Santa Clara County Superior Court to intervene in the case of California Department of Fair Employment and Housing v. Cisco Systems. HAF has filed for injunctive relief to prevent the state’s overreach and violation of Hindu American rights under the First […]

Bhavesh Patel Joins Dallas Federal Reserve Bank Board

Bhavesh Patel Joins Dallas Federal Reserve Bank Board

Dallas: The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has appointed Bob Patel to its Houston Branch board of directors for a term ending Dec. 31, 2023. Patel is CEO of Houston-based LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies with over 19,500 employees globally. He joined LyondellBasell in 2010 and became CEO in 2015.  […]

ASIE 2020 Annual Holiday Event: A Great Success

ASIE 2020 Annual Holiday Event: A Great Success

Houston: Annual Holiday Event – ASIE’s 2020 Annual Holiday Event (online) was a great success despite the COVID-19! Approximately 25% of the business organized holiday events this year due to the pandemic, and nearly 75% of the events have been virtual. ASIE wanted to bring the membership together, after almost a year, to virtually meet […]

American Society of Indian Engineers (ASIE): 2020 Year at a Glance

American Society of Indian Engineers (ASIE): 2020 Year at a Glance

Houston: American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) is a networking platform for engineers and architects of Indian origin. First, we would like to pay our respects to those who are in the frontline helping the public during the pandemic, and our condolences to the families and friends who suffered unthinkable loss due to […]

IACCGH ‘Women Mean Business’: World Affairs Council, ALF

IACCGH ‘Women Mean Business’: World Affairs Council, ALF

By Manu Shah Houston: Two extraordinary women highlighted the work of leading and redefining leadership in IACCGH’s Women Mean Business series held virtually on 15th December. Maryanne Maldonado, CEO of World Affairs Council of Greater Houston and Nory Angel, President of American Leadership Forum of Gulf Coast (ALF) who both head non nonprofit organizations were […]

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