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Indo-US Chamber gears up to Celebrate 10 Years in Northeast Florida

The Indo-US Chamber of Commerce gears up to commemorate 10 years of supporting economic growth in Northeast Florida. Over the last decade, the Chamber has sponsored a number of events and programs that will have a positive impact on the economy and people of northeast Florida. Most notable are the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Summit hosted in partnership with White House and Visit of former President of India, Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam and Annual CIO Summit’s that engages the business and technology community.

A group that started with just a handful of volunteers has now grown to over 150 members, and impacts 1500+ people who subscribe to the Indo-US events and newsletters. “Indo-US Chamber has made significant contributions in supporting the business growth and developing entrepreneurship in the region. We are actively engaged with other Entrepreneurial Support Organizations in serving the Small Businesses and helping the Entrepreneurial community. We are committed to develop and deliver programs that will result in enrichment of the Regional Economic Ecosystem in Northeast Florida” said MJ Charmani, President of Indo-US Chamber of Commerce Northeast Florida.

The Chamber has collaborated on several significant events in the past decade. In 2012, the Chamber joined forces with the Jax Film Festival to bring Indian filmmakers to Festival.  The Chamber has also launched a partnership with the city of Bangalore, India, to develop mutual economic ties and become sister cities with Jacksonville. In an effort to help aspiring college students get financial aid the City of Jacksonville and the Indo-U.S. Chamber of Commerce of Northeast Florida partnered to assist aspiring college students in completing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually.

Indo-US Chamber has Garnered the support of major corporations such as Jacksonville Port Authority(JaxPorts), Mass Mutual Financial Group, Florida Blue, Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA), VyStar Credit Union and Vistakon besides strong affiliations with number of small businesses in Northeast Florida.

Founding members of the Indo-US Chamber led by Dev Goswami include Dr.Amit Vijapura, Kish Kanji, Sonny Bhika, Pradip Shah, Jyothi Chawla, Shaleen Shah, Manish Kothari and Sukhbir Singh. Past Presidents include Anil Patel (2003), Dev Goswami (2004), Sukhbir Singh (2005), Srinivas Bikumanla (2006), Manish Kothari (2007), Usha Mohan (2008), Sankar Mahalingam (2009), Senthil Kumar (2010), Pramod Jain (2011) and Chairmen of the board include – Dr. Amit Vijapura, Dev Goswami, Raghu Mishra and Ren Mohan

“Indo-Us chamber has been steadily gaining visibility over the years and is proud to be a part of growing Jacksonville business community. It is great to see the contributions of the members and leaders recognized at the city level. We hope to achieve many more milestones and work towards the economic growth of the region.” said Sarath Kuravi, Chairman of Indo-US Chamber.

The Chamber will celebrate 10th year Anniversary on Saturday, June 1st at the Annual Banquet – GALA 2013. Awards will be presented to “Most Influential South Asians in Northeast Florida” and “Student of the year” in this event hosted by Dan Nainan, a renowned clean comedian includes dazzling performances and Fashion Show. For more information on this event, please go to: You can register for the event at


About Indo US Chamber:  Founded in 2003, The Indo-US Chamber of Commerce of Northeast Florida is a coalition of businesses representing various sectors of the economy in the Greater Jacksonville. MISSION: To support you and enable your success by improving the overall economic growth and quality of life for everyone in Northeast Florida.

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