To complement and build upon Indiana’s strong growth in technology companies and jobs, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce is forming the Indiana Technology & Innovation Council. The mission: Protect and advance the public policy interests of these organizations, while partnering to promote programming and industry trends.
“The Indiana Chamber has focused on advancing Indiana through pro-employer, pro-jobs public policies throughout our 94-year history,” notes Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar. "This Council will allow technology leaders to have a strong, unified voice at the Indiana Statehouse and beyond. The focused effort in this area aligns perfectly with the Dynamic and Creative Culture driver of our Indiana Vision 2025 long-range economic development plan.”
Indiana Vision 2025 calls for Indiana to “be a global leader in innovation and economic opportunity where enterprises and citizens prosper.” Central Indiana, in particular, has become home to a number of new and expanding tech firms in recent years. Read full story.
UPDATE: The Indiana Chamber has launched a web site for the Indiana Technology & Innovation Council. Among the sections: funding sources, information materials and events.
The application period is now open for the Indiana Chamber’s annual “Best Places to Work in Indiana” competition. In its 12th year, this program honors top companies in the state as determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys.
Companies need to have at least 15 Hoosier employees to be eligible. Out-of-state parent companies are also eligible to participate if at least 15 full-time employees are in Indiana.
Winners are selected in four groups: small companies of between 15 and 74 U.S. employees; medium companies of between 75 and 249 U.S. employees; large companies of between 250 and 999 U.S. employees; and major companies with 1,000 or more U.S. employees.
The application deadline is Friday, November 18. To apply, visit www.bestplacestoworkIN.com.
“We know there are employers – large and small – in all areas of the state who, as they strive for overall excellence, go above and beyond for their employees. We want to hear from these businesses and be able to recognize them for their successful efforts,” says Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar.
The process is simple: Employers complete a questionnaire and employees fill out an anonymous engagement and satisfaction survey. All companies that submit an application receive a thorough report analyzing strengths and opportunities for improvement in their workplace culture
The Best Companies Group, which has overseen similar programs in other states and large cities, is responsible for the selection process.
The selected companies will be honored on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at the Best Places to Work awards dinner at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis.