IACCGH Members welcome Consul General P Harish
On Monday October 29th 2012 the board and members of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston welcomed the recently arrived Indian Consul General of India Honorable P. Harish and his wife Mrs. Nandita at a dinner reception at Narin’s Bombay Brasserie.
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Jay Guerrero, District Director for US Senator John Cornyn joined President Ajit Thakur and Executive Director Jagdip Ahluwalia in welcoming the Consul General.
Other special guests included Port of Houston Commissioner Jim Fonteno, Sugar Land current Council members Harish Jajoo, Himesh Gandhi and past council member Tom Abraham , Asian Chamber President Linda Toyota, Matthew Shailer from the Houston Mayor’s Office of International Trade Development and Nobel Laureate Robert Curl.
As an added bonus Ambassador Rinzing Wangdi and his wife Pema were present. Ambassador Wangdi was responsible for helping the local business community form the IACCGH when he was serving as India’s Consul General in Houston in 1999.
In his remarks Consul General P. Harish emphasized the significant role Texas plays in Indo-US Trade, explaining that Texas accounts for 11% of bilateral balanced trade between India and the US. He thanked the Houston community for their warmth in welcoming him and his family to Houston.
Judge Ed Emmett and Jay Guerrero joined President Ajit Thakur in presenting a Texas Tie to Hon Harish. IACCGH Past President Deepa Thakur and Mrs Prema Wangdi welcomed Mrs Nandita with Yellow Roses of Texas.
The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston (IACCGH) is the voice of the Indo-American business community. IACCGH is committed to facilitating commerce between the U.S. and India. The Chamber strives to use its good will to enable area businesses to succeed while facilitating access to its members and to the Indo-American market.
IACCGH actively supports its members by offering a mentoring program for small businesses, networking events, lecture series, and presenting visibility at events with partners including Government Procurement Connections, Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance Expo, Houston Minority Business Council Expo and Diversity Summit. For the benefit of member businesses, valuable alliances have been created with complimentary organizations such as the Greater Houston Partnership and the Houston Minority Business Council.
Upcoming IACCGH events include;
Nov 12th 2012 6 PM at Udipi Cafe, KATYTX IACCGH Small Business Outreach with US Small Business Administration District Director Manuel Gonzalez talking about how to get SBA guaranteed small business loans
Nov 13th 2012 at 6:00 pm at the Westin Oaks IACCGH Shell Executive Women's Leadership Panel discussion on Life Lessons led by Karen Horn, Vice-President of Corporate Communications & Employee Commitment BMC Software, Inc. and Stacy Methvin, Vice-President of Downstream Refining Margin Optimization, Shell Downstream
Nov 27th 2012 at 11:30 am at the Westin Galleria: IACCGH Thought Leadership lecture by Mayor Annise Parker
All of the above events are free for IACCGH members who register online by the registration deadline. For information on how to join the chamber visit www.iaccgh.com or call 832 746 8372 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictures by Bijay Dixit, Unique Photo Images
IACCGH members and guests
Jagdip Ahluwalia, Jay Guerrero, Judge Ed Emmett,
Mrs Pema Wangdi joins IACCGH Past President
IACCGH Board and Advisors with the Consul General