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Employer Survey: Skilled Workers Scarce; Few Take Advantage of Tuition Reimbursement

(INDIANAPOLIS) — A new employer survey from the Indiana Chamber shows concerning trends in workforce shortages, tuition reimbursement and response to prescription opiate abuse. “Too often employers can’t find the workers they need, and those currently employed aren’t taking advantage of tuition reimbursement that would put them in better positions,” says Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar. More [...]

2017-09-06T12:26:47+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|

Chamber Statement on State Takeover of I-69 Project

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana Chamber of Commerce President Kevin Brinegar, who is also the board chair for Hoosier Voices for I-69, comments on the state’s announcement today that the Indiana Finance Authority is taking over management of the I-69 section from Bloomington to Martinsville: “It’s the absolute right thing for the state to do to ensure that this segment and [...]

2017-09-06T12:31:18+00:00 June 16th, 2017|

Chamber Scores Lawmakers on Voting Records, Honors Five as Legislative Champions

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Each year, the Indiana Chamber holds state lawmakers accountable for their voting records on pro-jobs, pro-economy legislation. Today the 2017 results were revealed in the organization’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis, with vote scores ranging from 29% to 100%. “We want employers and citizens to take note of this report because it makes it very clear which legislators [...]

2017-09-06T12:35:32+00:00 June 14th, 2017|

Statement on Additional Counties Named for Pre-K Expansion

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana Chamber President Kevin Brinegar comments on the state’s pre-K expansion, with 15 more counties announced today for On My Way Pre-K: “Expanding the state’s pre-K program for children from low-income families was a top priority for the Indiana Chamber in the 2017 General Assembly. We were pleased to work with Governor Holcomb and legislative leaders on [...]

2017-09-06T12:37:49+00:00 June 7th, 2017|

Chamber Report Card Shows State Is Moving Forward, But a Quicker Pace Required

(INDIANAPOLIS) — While economic momentum continues in portions of the state, the Indiana Chamber’s Indiana Vision 2025 Report Card and 10th annual workforce survey clearly illustrate challenges that need both short- and long-term attention. Among the findings: not enough skilled workers to meet economic needs; high rates of smoking and obesity that prove costly and impact quality of life; [...]

2017-09-06T12:40:32+00:00 June 6th, 2017|

Chamber Hosting Training Opportunities in French Lick July 20-21

(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is offering the opportunity for Hoosiers to learn new skills in the setting of one of Indiana’s most well-known destination: French Lick Springs Hotel. Two conferences – Advanced HR Management Seminar, and Supervising and Managing People – will each take place over two days at the hotel, which is tucked into the foothills [...]

2017-09-06T12:44:28+00:00 June 5th, 2017|

Chamber Unveils Rankings for Top 100 Best Places to Work in Indiana

(INDIANAPOLIS) — These companies made people the priority in their workplaces with policies and practices geared toward employee satisfaction and success. And tonight, they were honored as the top 100 companies on the 2017 Best Places to Work in Indiana list. Winners were selected in four categories. Taking top honors: Small companies’ category (between 15 and 74 U.S. employees): [...]

2017-09-06T12:58:05+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|

Chamber Executive Shelley Huffman Graduates From National Education Fellowship

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Shelley Huffman, the Indiana Chamber’s director of college and career readiness, has been named a graduate of the Fellowship for Education Attainment, an initiative of the Alexandria, Va.-based Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). Huffman is one of only 20 chamber of commerce professionals nationwide to receive this honor in 2017. The Fellowship for Education Attainment [...]

2017-09-06T13:06:38+00:00 May 1st, 2017|

Indy, Evansville HR Professionals Awarded Top Honors at Indiana Chamber’s Annual HR Conference & Expo

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Two human resources experts were named the 2017 Ogletree Deakins Human Resources Professionals of the Year by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon ceremony today. Cari L. Kline (Grundfos Americas Corporation, Indianapolis) and Kendra L. Vanzo (Old National Bank, Evansville) were awarded the honors during the 53rd Annual Human Resources Conference & Expo at the [...]

2017-09-06T13:09:27+00:00 April 26th, 2017|

Indiana Chamber Applauds Final General Assembly Road Funding Plan

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kevin Brinegar comments on the long-term road funding agreement, which was unveiled late this afternoon by Speaker Brian Bosma and Senate President Pro Tem David Long: “We laud the compromise reached by House and Senate fiscal leaders that will fund Indiana’s infrastructure needs for the foreseeable future. We are very [...]

2017-09-06T13:13:21+00:00 April 20th, 2017|