Person Of The Year - Digvijay "Danny" Gaekwad
In 2018, Danny Gaekwad’s new hotel, Hilton Garden Hotel, broke ground in downtown Ocala on the site of the former Ocala/ Marion County Chamber of Commerce. The new hotel, due to open in Jan 2020, will feature three restaurants, including a rooftop hotel for scenic views of downtown Ocala, and boutique shops on the ground level, which will forever change the face of downtown Ocala, and increase visitors making the already revamped downtown into a destination.
NFIA to honor Indian American entrepreneur Danny Gaekwad, 8 others
Prominent Indian American entrepreneur Danny Gaekwad and aerospace engineer Ajay Kothari are among nine people to be honored by the National Federation of Indian American Associations at its upcoming national convention, which will be held in Tysons, VA, from November 16 to 18.
Indian-American Republican joins Florida Governor-Elect’s transition team
Digvijay ‘Danny’ Gaekwad, who has emerged in recent years as the most influential Indian American Republican in Florida and a leading ‘bundler’ for the GOP, has been named by Governor-elect Ron DeSantis as a lead member of his Transition Advisory Committee on the Economy.
Making It Big Away From Home
After making it big away from home, Danny Gaekwad launches his one-in-lifetime, dream project Millionaires Tank. Feelings Magazine covers his success story with big launch
Danny Gaekwad, Entrepreneur & Community Leader
Hon. Dennis K Baxley-State Senator, Hon. Gov. Rick Scott, Hon. Adam Putnam - Commissioner of Agriculture and other discuss Danny Gaekwad's positive role in Florida's politics and development.
Holiday Inn Express Ocala
Danny Gaekwad launches Ocala's new, modern Holiday Inn Express nestled behind the popular Holiday Inn & Suites Ocala Conference Center on 38th Avenue, just off of SR200.
Gov. Scott appoints Danny Gaekwad to University of Central Florida Board of Trustees
Florida Governor Rick Scott has appointed Indian American Danny Gaekwad to the University of Central Florida Board of Trustees.
Gaekwad has been appointed for a five-year term starting February 2, 2018, through January 6, 2023.
Scott announced Gaekwad’s new position with 11 other appointments on February 2.
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Kansai Paint Group Announces First Ever Anti-Mosquito Paint Approved By the EPA
The water-based paint can play a vital role in helping to slow the spread of mosquito-borne diseases in the U.S.
TROY, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kansai Paint Group, a global manufacturer of paints and coatings, (Head office: Osaka Japan, President and CEO: Hiroshi Ishino) has announced approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its Kansai Anti-Mosquito Paint. The Kansai Anti-Mosquito Paint is designed for interior use and contains a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide. The paint has been shown to significantly reduce the presence of mosquitoes in painted areas, contributing to effective mosquito population control and reducing the spread of many mosquito-borne diseases. Formulas for all base colors have been approved for use in this product, enabling Kansai to offer a wide swath of attractive colors.
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The Hilton Garden Inn will be built on the old Chamber of Commerce site immediately east of the square.
It was all hugs and high-fives on the downtown Ocala square Friday morning, as dignitaries and others gathered for the groundbreaking of the new Hilton hotel.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott attends ground breaking of Indian American Danny Gaekwad’s Ocala hotel
The governor says Gaekwad, a hotelier and real estate developer, “has been great for Ocala” and Florida.
Gov. Scott visits Ocala for hotel ground breaking
Gov. Rick Scott came to Ocala on Friday to help his friend Danny Gaekwad break ground on a new hotel project that is expected to accelerate downtown growth and development.
Esteemed Awardee

Life time Achievement Award,
Bharat Gaurav on 9th June 2017 at Delegates Dining room, United Nations, New York

US-based NRI Achiever,
Glorious India on 27th May, 2017 at New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center, USA

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