For nearly two decades, the Indian Buisness Association (“IBA”) has served the nationwide Indo-American Community.
For nearly two decades, the Indian Business Association (“IBA”) has served the Indo-American diaspora. The IBA is proud to continue a history of representing the businesses community and serving as a voice for thousands of Indo-Americans that call our nation home.
This tradition began with the IBA’s co-sponsorship with the Indo-American Cultural Society (IACS) of the original Navaratri festival in Edison, NJ. For eleven strong years the IBA helped organize a magnificent and internationally known event that drew a nightly crowd of 10,000 people. In the process, the IBA drew support from a diversified group of multi-national sponsors including Prudential, Air-India, Metlife, TV Asia, Sony, Western Union, Wells Fargo, and many more.
Today, the IBA has garnered international fame as the host of the Annual New Jersey India Day Parade. Over 35,000 people attend every year and over 100 organizations throughout New Jersey participate in this historic event. Though community organizing and cultural enrichment, the IBA has brought the entire community together.
Besides celebrating social and cultural events, IBA has many achievements to look back on. The IBA is the premier advocate for our Indo-American community. The organization began as a group of concerned citizens on Oak Tree Road, in Edison NJ, to stand up against crime and hate speech. As a result of our work, we were able to create a family friendly environment. Though our influence has spread throughout the country, this same mission of fairness and solidarity remains in the forefront of our objectives.
The IBA has helped pave the roads for the Indo-American business community, enabling our market to thrive. The IBA has organized several non-partisan voter registration drives, advocated public policy solutions to the many challenges facing our community, and has been involved in numerous civic and charitable activities.
As a result, the IBA has gained the respect of the Indo-American community, its leaders and elected officials throughout the nation.
Provide a nationwide forum for lndo-Americans to exchange ideas, discuss issues, and encourage innovation.
Promote entrepreneurship by creating opportunities, networking Indo-American associations across state boundaries, assisting small businesses, and developing professional growth.
Help shape public policy through active participation in the state, local and national public process.
Support charities and other humanitarian causes.
Integrate the Indian community into mainstream America, while preserving our heritage, history, culture, and traditions.
Protect the civil rights of the Indian Americans and other minority communities across the country.