MISSION

Founded in 2010, The Indian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky (IACC) formed to serve the tri-state area to bring together professionals and businesses in the area and facilitate relationships between Indian and American individuals and businesses. With over 2500 families of Indian origin in the area, IACC devoted its mission to unite Indian Americans with the purpose of fostering business and professional relationships. IACC provides business opportunities between the US and India and be a premier resource for Indian and American professionals and companies to enable them to grow their business. As a growing chamber, our goal is to further establish and sustain ourselves by being the leader in providing value for professionals and businesses engaged with the Indian American community.

FOCUS

To Increase Representation for the Indian Americans in the Greater Cincinnati Area. We achieve this through advocacy of our members, government relations, communication on happenings of our community, recognition of our local leaders and engagement of our Indian American young professionals.
To provide Needs Based Programming that retain young Indian American talent in the Greater Cincinnati area, provide relationship building avenues that afford American professionals and businesses to network with Indian professionals and businesses, and help grow and sustain professionals and businesses by providing access to educational programs designed to help our member base. We partner with cultural organizations as well as other business and minority chambers and host several summits, business 2 business events and an annual Diwali gala immersing guests in culture and commerce.
To engage with the Greater Cincinnati community to Give Back to organizations that will benefit a greater cause beyond IACC.

Board

Krutarth Jain,

AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Champlin Architecture IACC Board President and Founding Board Member

Krutarth Jain brings knowledge of architecture and planning to many award-winning and innovative projects across all of Champlin’s project niches, including healthcare, corporate, higher education, civic, and worship. He is a leader in technology; a continual advocate for the advancement of building materials and systems, sustainability, and user satisfaction. Krutarth is heavily invested in bettering… more

Sharline Martin,

RN Educator - UC Health West Chester Hospital. Entrepreneur/Owner – Global House, LLC. IACC Board Vice President

Sharline is an Entrepreneur and a Visionary at Heart. She currently owns a small business – ‘Global House’, promoting Natural, Hand created and Unique Global products in the genre of ‘Style and Spice’. During her past professional career, she has served in various capacities such as Registered Professional Nurse, Mentor for junior colleagues, Senior Systems… more

Lindsay Wilhelm,

Co-Owner, D.A.G. Construction Co., Inc.IACC Board Secretary

Lindsay was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and resides on the east side of town with her husband and two children. Both her parents immigrated to the United States from India in the late 70s. Lindsay has spent the past 12 years growing the commercial construction business her father started in 1990. As part… more

Atul Paradkar,

Technology Executive

Atul Paradkar is an executive with expertise in providing leadership and direction to align IT organization with the business goals of the company. He has entrepreneur experience in building and operating startups. He is skilled in translating business model into growth strategies and executing them to increase revenue and market share of the company. He… more

Surmeet Bedi,

Nephrologist, Private Practice

Born and raised in India, Dr. Bedi came to the United States after completing medical school. After finishing her residency in Chicago and fellowship at University of Wisconsin Madison, she moved to the Cincinnati area with her husband, Jay, They have made the area home with their 2 children. As a board certified nephrologist, she… more

Paridhi Vaid,

Marketing and Business Development Analyst, MSA Design, IACC At Large Board Member

After moving from India to New York for her undergraduate studies and then to the Midwest for grad school, she has more than a bit of cultural experience behind her. A longtime lover of finance and accounting, Paridhi has found an unexpected thrill in conquering and analyzing the marketing and business development strategies of the… more

Staff

Daniel Rajaiah,

Executive Director

Daniel Rajaiah serves as Executive Director of the IACC, where he carries out the vision of the IACC Board of Directors, membership and council of advisers. Daniel brings experience in nonprofit management, political campaigns and local government to IACC and its valued members. Daniel’s previous experience includes stints working as Director of External Affairs for… more

Staff

Jackie Osborne,

IACC Coordinator

Jackie works with IACC's Executive Director Daniel Rajaiah & Board of Director's to manage events and assist in membership growth and development opportunities. Jackie has a background in corporate event planning, marketing, HR, and is a graduate of Xavier University. Raised in Lexington, KY, she now resides in Milford along with her husband and three… more

Programming

Want to develop your business? The IACC accomplishes our mission, objectives and goals through a series of well-planned initiatives throughout the year.  These programs are open to all IACC Chamber-members.

  • Networking Meetings

    Meetings to connect our members with a community/business leader making a strong impact in the Cincinnati region.

  • Young Professionals Meetups

    Our YP events provide an avenue to network and cultivate relationships with other young and diverse leaders ages 21-35. YP events also offer leadership growth and professional development opportunities, civic engagements and connections to local executives and corporations. The goal is to create community to attract and retain young Indian talent in the Greater Cincinnati area.

  • Annual Diwali Celebration

    Prestigious event recognizing the achievements and contributions of Indian American leaders within greater Cincinnati.

  • Business 2 Businesses Exchange Seminars

    Special presentations to assist local and small businesses in the area.

  • Asian Small Business Summit

    Want to open a small business? Looking for insights on how to apply for a loan and the steps to register? Join IACC and the Chinese Chamber for its annual Asian Small Business Summit to exchange ideas/questions with Asian American business executives and founders.

  • Policy & Business Advocacy

    IACC is an advocate for stronger policies & better government that benefits Indian American businesses and professionals in Cincinnati.

  • Community & Give Back Opportunities

    Explore innovative ways for Cincinnati’s Indian American community to give back and uplift the greater Cincinnati community.

  • Regional Cooperation

    Partnership events to enable IACC members to engage leaders from various regional economic development and pro-business organizations.