1. What is the Indiana Asian Chamber of Commerce?
The Chamber has the dual purpose of promoting trade between Indiana and
Asia and to foster economic development in the Indiana area
Asian-American communities. The Chamber was incorporated on January 26, 2010 became a non-profit corporation and qualified as a tax
exempt organization under Section 501(c) (6) of the U.S. Internal
2. What are the Chamber's activities and
To present speakers on topics related to Asia and the Asian-American
community at regular meetings, seminars, and presentations.
To provide networking opportunities through regular activities such as
meetings, seminars and luncheons. Receptions are held for leaders of
government, business, and the community. The Chamber participates in
trade shows and trade missions. A membership directory is provided to
To develop business leads for members. The Chamber receives information
and notices which it disseminates to its members. The Chamber thus helps
individuals and companies in Indiana and in Asia communities seeking or offering
3. Who are the members of the Chamber?
The membership of the Chamber consists of both individuals and companies
(Asian and non-Asian) that are involved or interested in doing business
with Indiana's Asian-American communities or trade between Indiana and
Asian countries, as well as those who service such trade. Companies who
are members are automatically allowed three individual representative
members in the Chamber, although they may add additional representative
members at reduced fees. The chamber also counts among its members
representatives of local and federal government bodies as well as of
consulates and other representative offices of Asian countries.
4. Can members deduct dues paid to the Chamber?
Dues paid to the Chamber may not be deducted as charitable contributions
on the member's federal income tax return. However, the dues may be
deductible as trade or business expenses if they are ordinary and
necessary in the conduct of the members business.
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