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Indo-American Chamber Celebrates a Five Year Milestone

July 2005
Indo-American Chamber Celebrates a Five Year Milestone

The Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (GIACC) celebrated its fifth anniversary June 16 at the Palace Restaurant and Banquet Hall. Over 75 businesspeople and community leaders attended the dinner honoring the chamber, a non-profit organization that has worked to promote business relations between the southeastern United States and India.

A steering committee of 30 Atlanta-based businessmen launched the chamber to promote trade between Georgia and India and to attract India based businesses to locate to Georgia. Since its conception, the chamber has grown to more than 130 members, organized more than 100 events, worked closely with local organizations and welcomed Indian dignitaries, including three Indian ambassadors to the U.S. and more than five Indian cabinet ministers.

Over the past five years, the chamber has also worked to promote Indian cultural events. In 2003, it established the annual Indian film festival that it sponsors with Atlanta's High Museum of Art.

Mr. Madhu Madhusudan, Chairman gave a historical account of the organization since its inception. Dr. Ash Thakker elaborated on the events of the year and Ms. Teri Simmons, President elect gave her vision for the coming year. More about the Chamber can be seen at www.giacc.org

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