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Primer on Peacemaking

Potential violence in the workplace comes in various forms. Here is some guidance from the National Conference of State Legislatures on how elected officials can prepare. It’s a scene not unfamiliar to many legislators and legislative staff. An angry constituent walks through the door upset with his tax bill. He feels targeted and wants justice. His voice gets louder [...]

2019-06-25T17:43:15-04:00June 26th, 2019|

Signature School Takes Top Spot

Evansville’s Signature School may have experienced a difficult beginning (see below), but its achievement has been longstanding. And now it is No. 1 in the rankings of respected Washington Post columnist Jay Mathews. Photo courtesy Signature School When the Signature School of Evansville, Ind., became a public charter campus, the district it had been part of dispatched [...]

2019-06-24T18:08:02-04:00June 25th, 2019|

Centier Bank: Cristal Brisco Named to Board of Directors (Merrillville) 

Michael E. Schrage, President and CEO of Centier Bank, is pleased to announce the appointment of Cristal Brisco as a new member of Centier’s Board of Directors. Brisco is an executive-experienced attorney and currently serves as Magistrate Judge for the St. Joseph Circuit Court. Previously, she has served as General Counsel for the Corporation of Saint Mary’s College - [...]

2019-06-24T16:35:24-04:00June 24th, 2019|

Trying to Halt Those Unwanted Calls

We’ve all been subject to those annoying spam phone calls. Federal action earlier this month is intended to help curb that dilemma. Route Fifty has the details. The Federal Communications Commission struck a blow at nuisance robocalls, voting to allow phone carriers to automatically enroll consumers in call-blocking programs that weed out suspected spam calls.   Americans receive more [...]

2019-06-24T08:18:16-04:00June 24th, 2019|

Reid Health: Receives ‘Vision’ Award for Donor Program (Richmond)

VisionFirst has again recognized the Reid Health team with its "Vision" award for "exemplary leadership and commitment to its donor program and the community they serve," said Alex Van Zant, Director of Professional Services with VisionFirst. Van Zant presented representatives of the Reid Health team with the award this week. VisionFirst, which was founded by the Lions of Indiana. [...]

2019-06-24T16:28:42-04:00June 21st, 2019|

Tech Talk: Keeping Score for the State

For a tech and innovation-focused audience, one might be tempted to concentrate on just the Dynamic and Creative Culture driver of the Indiana Vision 2025 economic development plan. But can dynamism and entrepreneurship flourish without the other plan pillars – Outstanding Talent, Attractive Business Climate and Superior Infrastructure? Thus, we'll give you both with the broad overview this week [...]

2019-06-20T11:06:17-04:00June 20th, 2019|

Sen. Young’s Efforts With Smoking Reforms Are Encouraging

Recently, U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Indiana) – along with Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) – introduced the Tobacco to 21 Act, which is bipartisan legislation that would prohibit the sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to anyone under the age of 21. Senator Todd Young at Carmel High School talking about his [...]

2019-06-19T11:29:43-04:00June 19th, 2019|

BKD: Announces New Staff Interns for Summer 2019 (Indianapolis) 

Troy Gilstorf, managing partner of BKD’s Indianapolis and Bloomington offices, is pleased to announce the addition of 16 staff interns to the Indianapolis office for the summer of 2019.  These individuals will gain experience and expertise working with BKD audit and tax professionals: Amos Allen is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in financial economics and German at Wabash College, Crawfordsville. [...]

2019-06-18T18:14:26-04:00June 18th, 2019|

FlashPoint: Leadership Development Program The Leadership Challenge® Comes to Indianapolis This August 

Leadership consulting firm FlashPoint is providing Indianapolis-area organizations a brand-new opportunity to develop internal leaders, improve their leadership pipeline and support and develop managers turned leaders this August 20-21, 2019. The Leadership Challenge® Workshop is a research-based leadership development program designed to enhance the leadership effectiveness of any leader, regardless of position or organization, by focusing on the leadership [...]

2019-06-14T16:24:38-04:00June 14th, 2019|

Chamber Comments on the EPA’s Proposed Denial of New York’s Clean Air Act Petition Against Indiana and Other States

Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed to deny a petition submitted by the state of New York under section 126(b) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The petition asks EPA to determine that more than 350 identified sources in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia emit air pollutants that significantly contribute to [...]

2019-06-14T14:53:47-04:00June 14th, 2019|