#RiseTogether event recognizes recipients for their positive local and worldwide impact

Piscataway, NJ – March 31, 2022The Sikh Chamber of Commerce Global (SCC) will host its 8th annual Gala where eight leaders of the Sikh community will be honored for their positive influences home and abroad. The individuals include a former New Jersey Attorney General, a U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Bronze Star recipient, and a New Jersey cardiologist who provided medical services during the Black Lives Matter protests and at the Poland border to Ukrainian refugees.

SIKH Chamber of Commerce Global

The event, to be held on Friday, April 1, at the Dewan Banquet in Piscataway, NJ, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., is themed #RiseTogether. It will also feature a panel of “Under 40’s” leaders who will talk about their personal and professional journeys, as well as a keynote address from Dr. Mandeep Rai, an international best-selling author, and former broadcast journalist, who will share her findings from her travels to more than 150 countries which she documented in her bestselling book, The Values Compass: What 101 Countries Teach Us About Purpose, Life and Leadership.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the honored guests, network with their peers, identify new business opportunities, and find a mentor or mentee. The primary purpose of the Gala is for attendees – including high school and college students – to learn about purpose, life, and leadership from the Sikh community’s finest leaders.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for attendees to meet business and community influencers in person, and learn from their incredible experiences,” said Sunny Kaila, who launched the Sikh American Chamber of Commerce (SACC) in 2012. “When I arrived in America from India in 1993, there was no support group to help me succeed. So I’ve been very passionate about building a global Sikh commerce institution because institutions are pillars of a healthy community.”

For more Gala details, visit the SCC homepage.

About SCC

The Sikh Chamber of Commerce Global (SCC) is a non-profit organization comprised of a cross-section of Sikh American professionals, businesses, and students. Established in 2011 with a vision to bring together Sikh American businesses and professionals in the spirit of enterprise, its goal is to provide a forum for effective business networking, promote entrepreneurship within the community, and assist other Sikh American professionals in the continued growth of their businesses and careers.


Tom Zanca

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