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Indian-American among 3 women honoured at 19th IACCGH gala in Houston

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Indian-American Vishwanathan was among the three women honoured with 'Women in Business: Making a Difference Award' at the 19th annual of Greater (IACCGH) gala here.

Vishwanathan and two American women - and - were among the people honoured last evening for their outstanding contributions in entrepreneurship, economic development, innovation and passion for community service.

is the at Alphax Decision Sciences, a company that develops predictive, software and

Wright is the Director, of Office of Business Opportunity, while Smith is at - a major player in the gas and and delivery.

was given the Inbound Investment award for its efforts in promoting economic growth in the Greater region.

of the year award was presented to Chitranjan 'Aku' Patel, who is the owner of a leading jewellery store in Houston.

The Award for Innovation was presented to the an organisation that convenes experts from the fields of medicine, technology and to find innovative solutions.

The awards were presented by Harris and of in Houston, Dr

Greg Abbott, who led a trade mission to in March, also attended the event.

"The continues to play a vital role in the economic success of not only Houston, but the entire state of Texas," said Abbott.

The event was attended by Houston's top business leaders, elected officials and IACCGH members and guests.

"Since its inception in 1999, IACCGH has leveraged its ties with other chambers of commerce and economic agencies to promote bilateral trade between Houston and India, and boost economic growth in the Greater Houston region," Jagdeep Ahluwalia, its founding director, told

IACCGH is a in inbound and outbound business delegations to that helps in expanding markets, product lines and diversification for businesses. The event supports the Chamber's activities of promoting business growth, creation of jobs in Houston and facilitating bilateral trade between Houston and India.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 11:45 IST