In 2009 Ash Anand established The Lotus Group of Companies, a multi-faceted conglomerate based out of Warrensburg, NY. Ash owns and operates Lotus Analytics, Lotus for Life, Lotus Healthcare Solutions, Lotus Property Management, The Grist Mill, Ashe’s Pub & Ocho Cinco Cantina, The Bond 1786, Ash Real Estate Holdings, Lotus Auto Xperts, and two NAPA stores (Warrensburg Auto & Truck Supplies and Chestertown Truck & Auto). Ash’s main objective and underlying theme is to assist Warrensburg and the surrounding communities in reaching their highest potential. Lotus Analytics operates on a global scale and employs hundreds of professionals who consult, collaborate with, and deliver a variety of services to clients across multiple verticals and geographies around the world. The Analytics enterprise creates, develops and implements fully functional point of sale systems, business intelligence, customer ID verification processes, logistics tracking systems, time clock functions, AI / facial recognition software, bookkeeping and finance services, QR code management, customer reporting and data insights, call center support and an audits and accountability system. Anand’s Hospitality division features 3 different properties, all with different themes and appeals. His automotive initiative includes both the repair portion and the parts store which service local consumers, municipalities and private businesses. Lotus Payroll Services is the newest division and is launching in July 2021.