Narveen Virdi. B.Ed. , M.A., President and Owner,

President and Owner, Executive Trade Facilities, 513 16th. Street. Moline, Illinois. 61265, a privately-held corporation and holding company for The Moline Club and The Moline Commercial Club.

Narveen Virdi completed her Bachelor's in Education in 1968 and her Master's of Arts in English Literature in 1970 from Meerut University, India. She taught English Literature at Delhi University, New Delhi. India for 1 ½ years from 1973-75. She taught English as a Second Language at Language House, a branch of Telemedia, Chicago and English Literature at the University of Jundi Shapur in Ahwaz, Iran. where her daughter, Manisha, was born. Ms. Virdi emigrated to the United States in the winter of 1979.

In September 1990, she began the restoration and re-establishing of The Moline Commercial Club ( c. 1895) and the building that housed it ( c. 1912). In September 1990, she also restored The Spencer House, ( c.1865) the oldest vintage home and the only example of a Carpenter Gothic in the region.

In 1996, she founded The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd. a 501(c)3 a not-for- profit corporation, where she is currently the President and Director.

From 2004 to 2006, she was President of the United States and India Chamber of Commerce Midwest, Inc. based in Chicago, Illinois.

Her daughter, Manisha, with a B.A. in Communications from the University of Iowa and a diploma in Journalism from the British School of Journalism, London, England, is making a career in video and film editing. Currently, Manisha is working with KGWB CW Channel 11 TV in Davenport, Iowa as the CW Promotions Producer.

 

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