Dear Friends:

Please click Here to download the Taste of India 2018 Souvenir.

Our eleventh annual Taste of India 2017 event  was a phenomenal success by any measure.   Several elected officials both at the local level and at the state level were present. We had an attendance of about 8,000. Roughly a third of these were Asian Indians.

We want to thank all our corporate sponsors and advertisers for making this event a grand success.   From our conversations with several corporate sponsors who attended the festivities, it was apparent that they were very pleased with the event and we would like for our relationships to be enduring and mutually fulfilling.

Taste of India event was well advertised and media coverage both before and after this event was excellent. Advertisements were placed on cable television, radio stations, in the Virginian Pilot, Inside Business, and other print media. A special Spring Fund drive was coordinated for the local Public Radio Station WHRO and the event and the sponsors were highlighted in an hour long broadcast.

In addition, we distributed thousands of flyers in various neighborhoods and placed hundreds of posters at business places. Banners received from Sponsors, Co-sponsors, and Supporters were prominently displayed at the TED Constant Convocation Center throughout the day. Also displayed were their logos on the LED Screen. Further, 1,000 copies of the Souvenir were printed of which about 900 were distributed at the event.  Hampton Roads has a vibrant and active Asian Indian community inclusive of over 160 Physicians, numerous software and IT professionals, scores of PhD Scientists and Engineers, and 30 university professors. The Asian Indian-Americans locally own approximately 90 hotels and 60 small retail businesses. The economic impact of the Asian Indian community in Hampton Roads is approximately $140 million.

We will be at the TED Constant Center at ODU again on Saturday, April 27, 2019 for our 13th Annual TASTE OF INDIA. We would very much appreciate your continued support in the form of sponsorship of this gala event. (Sponsorship details are attached). If you have any questions or are in need of any further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

If you are interested in becoming a   Taste of India 2018 Sponsor or advertising in the event Souvenir, please contact Sanjay Patel, Chair – Sponsorship Committee,  at sanjaypatel@lapgroup.com. Thank you

Sanjay Patel                                                  Manan Shah
(Chairman, Taste of India)                            (Chair, Sponsorship & Advertisements Committee)