Indian American Business Council formally launched

Acharya Lokesh Muni being welcomed by IABC office bearers

Acharya Lokesh Muni being welcomed by IABC office bearers

CHICAGO: Indian American Business Council (IAB Council) hosted a high profile reception with dignitaries from India, South Africa, El Salvador, and America on August 11at Northwest Suburban College in Rolling Meadows, a northwest suburb of Chicago.

IABC earlier has been soft launched in the presence of Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer in May this year in Louisville, Kentucky.

Newly formed trade organization, IAB Council, was graced with presence and enlightening words from Chief Guest Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muni ji who has been introduced as an ambassador of peace. Acharya Dr. Muni shared that ahimsa, unity, and cooperation is the key requirements for any progress. He announced the setting up of a World Peace University in Gurgaon, India with the central goal of combatting violence and terrorism in the society and introducing the principles of non-violence.

IAB Council is an umbrella organization registered as not-for-profit in the state of Illinois and is currently operating in Illinois, Kentucky and India. It supports small and medium size businesses that are interested in expanding their business internationally. It also provides full scale services to investors from around the world to match their investment with opportunities for secure and maximum growth.

Attorney Ms. Chipo Nyambuya, principal of Virgil LLC, presented overview of creative investments and legalities for investment in USA and around the world. Ms. Nyambuya also provided highlights of the investment opportunities present for businesses. Mohammed Faheem, CEO-Center for Strategic Solutions presented talk on WIOA grants for workforce development and retention.

Founder and Chair of IAB Council Board, Ms. Poonam Gupta-Krishnan, briefed the audience about the success that Council achieved in short period of time.

Earlier, Harish Kolasani, IABC President welcomed the distinguished gathering and introduced the Council executive team including Keerthi Kumar Ravoori.

He invited Chief Guest Acharya Dr. Muni to light the ceremonial lamp. Keerthi Kumar Ravoori outlined the mission and highlighted IABC’s upward trajectory in opening chapters in other states and facilitating business alliances. Dr. Vijay Prabhakar applauded for promoting Indo-US relations through business partnerships.

Among the dignitaries present were Shakira Motan, Consul Economic, South Africa; Silvia Toledo Enriquez, Mexico; Nakul Chand, Air India, Syed Hussaini, WinTrust, along with over 30 Industrialists, 10 legal professional, and many small-medium businesses.

Agnihotri proposed a vote of thanks. The evening closed with guests engaging in networking over India dinner.

Harish Rao

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