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Chamber on CHE’s New Rule That Will Boost Associate Degrees

(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE) today approved allowing the state’s four-year universities to grant associate degrees to qualifying students and released an evaluation of Ivy Tech Community College (a result of 2015 state legislation). Indiana Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kevin Brinegar reacts to both items: “Postsecondary attainment continues to be a major concern [...]

2017-09-07T22:59:17+00:00December 10th, 2015|

Indiana Chamber Statement on I-69 Section 4 Opening

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana Chamber of Commerce President and Hoosier Voices for I-69 Chairman Kevin Brinegar comments on today’s opening of Interstate 69 Section 4 in Greene and Monroe counties: “Interstate 69 construction continues to progress north at a steady clip and that’s good news for the entire state. The opening of I-69 Section 4 is the latest important link [...]

2017-09-07T23:01:32+00:00December 9th, 2015|

Pre-Order Indiana Chamber’s 2016 Legislative Directory App or Handbook

(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indiana Chamber’s 2106 Legislative Directory allows Hoosiers interested in public policy to stay connected with their state legislators during the upcoming General Assembly session. The publication is available as an app, for Android and iPhone users, and the traditional booklet format. The Legislative Directory includes bios, contact information, committee assignments and social media profiles for House [...]

2017-09-07T23:03:34+00:00December 2nd, 2015|

Chamber Unveils Top 6 Legislative Priorities for 2016

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Transportation infrastructure funding, reverse credit transfer to the state’s accredited two-year colleges and expansion of the state’s civil rights law are among the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s top priorities for the 2016 session. These objectives were announced at the organization’s annual Central Indiana Legislative Preview in Indianapolis today. The Indiana Chamber proposes an array of strategies to [...]

2017-09-07T23:06:42+00:00November 16th, 2015|

Chamber Board Votes to Support Expansion of State’s Civil Rights Law

(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indiana Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted overwhelmingly at its annual fall meeting to support expanding the state’s civil rights law to include protection for sexual orientation and gender identity. The Indiana Chamber Board of Directors is comprised of more than 100 top business executives and civic leaders from throughout the state. “We believe this [...]

2017-09-07T23:08:07+00:00November 5th, 2015|

Indiana Chamber Top Award Honors Presented for 2015

(INDIANAPOLIS) — The best in business, politics and community were on full display tonight at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s 26th Annual Awards Dinner. Governor Mike Pence kicked off the event before a crowd of 1,500 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. Acclaimed political strategists James Carville and Karl Rove matched wits and exchanged good-natured barbs. But [...]

2017-09-07T23:15:24+00:00November 4th, 2015|

Indiana Chamber Names 2015 Volunteers of the Year

(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indiana Chamber of Commerce honored its volunteers of the year during a luncheon ceremony today at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. Each displayed a passion for enhancing Indiana’s business climate. The 2015 Indiana Chamber Volunteers of the Year are: Byron Myers (Ice Miller, Indianapolis); Kay Nelson (Northwest Indiana Forum, Portage); and Vince Plank and [...]

2017-09-07T23:17:36+00:00November 4th, 2015|

Indiana Chamber, Pete the Planner Partner to Promote Money School

(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with Peter Dunn a.k.a. Pete The Planner® in offering his new service, Pete’s Money School, to Indiana businesses. Pete’s Money School is a financial wellness curriculum delivered via a mobile-friendly e-learning platform. Each course includes videos, quizzes and a downloadable workbook. These tools are designed to help employees [...]

2017-09-07T23:19:27+00:00November 3rd, 2015|

Remarks on Indiana’s Scores on ‘National Report Card’ for Student Achievement

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kevin Brinegar reacts to the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scoring or “national report card” on student achievement: “Hoosier students are outpacing the national average and, in fact, Indiana is widening its advantage over other states. This is welcome news and is an important metric. We commend our [...]

2017-09-07T23:21:15+00:00October 28th, 2015|

Chamber Applauds State’s Early Payoff of the Federal UI Trust Fund Loan

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kevin Brinegar comments on Gov. Mike Pence’s approval of an early payoff for the state’s federal unemployment insurance (UI) trust fund loan. This is to be accomplished by temporarily borrowing from Indiana’s reserve funds during the next eight months. The funds will be paid back by employers through their regular state [...]

2017-09-07T23:22:13+00:00October 22nd, 2015|