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Tech Talk: Making Our State So Great

Much time is spent lamenting shortcomings. It's human nature, I guess. But let's focus on the good things – and there are plenty of them – about our state. A recent report identified Indiana as having the second lowest per-capita bonded obligations, averaging only $244 per person. That compares to states such as Connecticut and its more than $10,000 [...]

2018-09-19T22:20:41+00:00September 21st, 2018|

Workplace Wellness Incentive Planning for 2019

Are you already planning your wellness strategy for 2019? Are you considering incentives as part of a workplace wellness plan? When designing your incentive strategy, it is best to align your plans with the goals of your wellness program and encourage your employees to make simple, sustainable changes for a healthier lifestyle. Using incentives to drive participation in your [...]

2018-09-19T21:53:32+00:00September 20th, 2018|

Canadian Deputy Ambassador to Speak at Chamber’s D.C. Fly-in, Sept. 27

Kirsten Hillman, deputy ambassador in Canada’s Embassy to the United States of America, will greet Hoosier business leaders for breakfast on the second day of the Indiana Chamber’s annual D.C. Fly-in, on September 27. Hillman is based in Washington D.C. and prior to joining the Embassy in 2017, she was assistant deputy minister of the Trade Agreements and Negotiations [...]

2018-09-18T10:49:30+00:00September 18th, 2018|

Achieve Your Degree

The Indiana Chamber partnership with Ivy Tech Community College on its Achieve Your Degree program helps employees receive the education to advance their skills and employers fill their workforce needs. As a Chamber member, you are eligible for a 5% rebate on paid employee tuition. It’s not too late to participate in the fall semester as classes start October [...]

2018-09-19T17:29:36+00:00September 18th, 2018|

Trio of Policy Calls on the Way

For more than 10 years, the Indiana Chamber has conducted members-only Policy Issue Conference Calls. The goal is straightforward: Bring you the latest information you need to know on topics or developments at the state and federal levels. The one-hour conversations offer expertise from the Chamber advocacy team and special guests. They also provide you the opportunity to ask [...]

2018-09-19T07:34:50+00:00September 18th, 2018|

Award Winners Bring Passion to Their Efforts

The winners of the 2018 Dynamic Leader and Government Leader of the Year honors – Jim Hallett of KAR Auction Services and Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush, respectively – share at least one common attribute: a strong determination to succeed. The pair will be among those honored at the Indiana Chamber’s 29th Annual Awards Dinner on November 13 at [...]

2018-09-19T17:27:14+00:00September 18th, 2018|

Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush Named 2018 Government Leader of the Year

(INDIANAPOLIS) — The role of the chief justice of Indiana is expansive in both its responsibilities and importance. Loretta Rush brings a passionate commitment, and strong organizational skills and communication abilities to all aspects of her position. The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has named Rush the state’s 2018 Government Leader of the Year. She will be honored during the [...]

2018-09-18T15:31:54+00:00September 18th, 2018|

BizVoiceExtra: Festivals and Family at Native American Pow Wows

When I started working on my Road Trip Treasures entry about Indiana festivals, I realized I had more personal experience with unique or unusual festivals than I first considered. In fact, I don’t have to look very far for an example of a festival that has been part of my family’s tradition for many years (and now spanning multiple [...]

2018-09-17T11:46:45+00:00September 17th, 2018|

Balancing Work and Learning

The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce has produced a long series of highly regarded research efforts. The latest focuses on the steeper challenges that low-income students face when it comes to combining work and college. Over the past half century, the relationship between working and learning has changed in profound ways that have made it more [...]

2018-09-12T10:54:15+00:00September 14th, 2018|

More School, More Learning

In limited circumstances, struggling schools try to escape that situation by lengthening the learning day. Such has been the case with Florida elementary schools. An analysis reveals reading improvements. Adam Tyner of the Fordham Institute writes: A new study from Northwestern University’s David Figlio and his co-authors at the American Institutes for Research presents new evidence that increased instruction time [...]

2018-09-12T10:34:26+00:00September 13th, 2018|