“Networking Works”

IACCGH “Networking Works” –October 1, 2013

The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston networking reception and dinner held on October 1, 2013 at Narin’s Bombay Brasserie was again a full house. The Chamber President Pankaj Dhume welcomed over 80 attendees who presented themselves and their businesses through 30 second introduction speeches. The group included the Mayor of the City of Bellaire , officials from the City of Houston and past Chairs of Mayor Parkers International Trade Development Councils for Europe and Africa, the local Rotary Club, the British American Business Council, Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and other local business organizations giving the members a wider networking opportunity.

In the words of some of the guests:

• “This was my first time attending an event like this. The format was very good, especially the introductions/elevator pitch. The crowd was wonderful and set to know various business people. I strongly recommend to anyone to join the chamber!” -Malla Mittakani,

• “This gathering is an excellent opportunity to network with a great group of people from all types of businesses. It was a very warm welcome-Thank You!”- Keri Schmidt, President of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce

• “IACCGH has tremendous power as a union of excellent minds, great hospitable friendly members and guest. A great organization and a splendid tradition.” -Serge Lomako, Past Chair, MITDC-Europe and a prospective IACCGH member.

• “The Chamber leadership is always ready to guide members- The Chamber offers excellent programs and contacts for business development. Thank You.” -Bhaskar Patel(Cybersoft) Member of IACCGH


The Chamber serves to strive in connecting small business over the greater Houston area to promote the success of the business community. The “Networking Works” event held on October 1, 2013 allowed for attendees to explain their business and learn more about other attendee’s doing business in the city and continue networking over dinner.

President Pankaj Dhume and Executive Director Jagdip Ahluwalia highlighted the upcoming events for the year which include the Women in Leadership Series, an event where the women members of the Chamber community are able to engage, learn and take away means to be successful. The November 13 “Women in Leadership” event will feature Dr. Latha Ramchand , Dean of the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. Another major event is the 5th annual IACCGH/ Pratham Golf Tournament on Oct 30, 2013 at Tour 18.

The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce aims to promote opportunities to businesses over the Houston area in order promote trade within the Greater Houston Area. To learn more about the chamber you can visit www.iaccgh.com or email info@iaccgh.com

Pankaj Dhume, President IACCGH addressing the audience which included Board members and President Keri of the Fort Bend Chamber, Becci Himes of the British American Business Council and the President of the Indian Cancer Network ICAN Kanchan Kabad.