The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce (GCOC) and the Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (GIACC) on August 13 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aiming at collaborating and promoting business opportunities between India and Gwinnett. The MoU was signed in the presence of State Senator Sheikh Rahman.
“Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce welcomes this opportunity to partner with Gwinnett Chamber to encourage networking, advocacy, and business development for our memberships,” Anita Ninan, 2021 Board Chair at GIACC, was quoted as saying.
As Gwinnett County is home to over 30,000 Indian diaspora and several Indian-owned businesses in greater Atlanta, Anita hoped that the MoU would further promote and foster business opportunities between India and Georgia, which is the primary mission of GIACC.
The Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce protects, promotes, develops, encourages and fosters trade, business, financial or professional interests and commercial relations between the United States, especially Georgia and India.
SK Raj, President of GIACC, said the MoU would benefit members from both organisations to promote trade and commerce between Georgia and India.
In addition to furthering partnership, this agreement includes at least two events each year, focusing on connecting chambers members, and supporting delegations and business persons visiting the two party’s regions.
The Georgia Indo-American Chamber has a seat on the Gwinnett Chamber’s board of directors, which Pabs Raghava, CEO of Tours Limited and GIACC board member, is currently filled.
“We are lucky to have Pabs represent GIACC on our board,” stated Nick Masino, President and CEO of Gwinnett Chamber and Partnership Gwinnett. “Earlier this year, both our chambers co-hosted a networking event at her residence, bringing together a small group of our board members and local elected officials.”
“We look forward to more opportunities to cross-collaboration and support our members,” he added.