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Gain Power Through Knowledge at the Indiana Energy Management Conference

Concerned about rising energy demands and costs? Join experts and colleagues at the Indiana Conference on Energy Management for the latest updates, forecasts and trends regarding energy issues. Learn how to cut costs while remaining compliant and see what’s coming down the pipeline during the day-and-a-half conference (July 31-August 1) at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis. Choose from among 12 [...]

2018-06-21T07:47:34+00:00 June 19th, 2018|

Indiana Workforce Recovery Making Progress

The opioid epidemic impacting many parts of Indiana and our country did not happen overnight. The solutions won’t be immediate, either, but the Indiana Workforce Recovery effort of the Indiana Chamber and the Wellness Council of Indiana is moving forward. The initiative, announced earlier this year in partnership with the state, is in place to help address the effects [...]

2018-06-21T07:51:06+00:00 June 19th, 2018|

Taking Employee Skills to the ‘Next Level’

Over the next decade, more than one million jobs must be filled in Indiana. Governor Holcomb recently announced enhancements to the Employer Training Grant component of the Next Level Jobs initiative, which prepares Hoosiers for positions in high-demand industry sectors. What’s different? As of May 1, the reimbursement amount per new employee jumped from $2,500 to $5,000. The cap [...]

2018-06-06T12:50:02+00:00 June 5th, 2018|

Achieve Your Degree (and Save Money) With Indiana Chamber Discount

Many of the adults in Indiana with some or no postsecondary education are already working at companies or organizations that are desperate for a pipeline of talent to grow their businesses. Those companies need to look no further than their own employee base with assistance from Ivy Tech Community College and its Achieve Your Degree program (plus a tuition [...]

2018-06-07T08:00:10+00:00 June 5th, 2018|

Boston Lifts Indiana INTERNnet to New Heights

As Janet Boston looks back on her seven-plus years as executive director of Indiana INTERNnet, there’s a recurring theme: opportunity. Boston and her team took advantage of those opportunities as work-and-learn experiences continued to become more highly regarded. Indiana INTERNnet is the statewide resource for internship opportunities managed by the Indiana Chamber. Boston will retire at the end of [...]

2018-05-24T10:05:40+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|

Social Media to Keep You In the Loop

Did you see our live-stream Facebook video during the recent Best Places to Work in Indiana celebration in early May? It was the first time we’ve broadcast live from that event – meaning you could be part of the action, even if you were watching from home! If you follow us on Twitter, you’re the first to see our [...]

2018-05-23T12:56:21+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|

2018 HR Professional of the Year is IU Health Physicians VP

Mandy Bates, VP of Human Resources for IU Health Physicians and interim VP of Human Resources for the adult academic health center. Amanda (Mandy) Bates is passionate about helping physicians and health care providers avoid burnout and have the efficient tools they need to provide the best patient care possible. In her role as vice president of [...]

2018-05-09T14:10:15+00:00 May 8th, 2018|

Bringing Out the Best

It may have been the 13th year of the Best Places to Work in Indiana program, but there was no “unlucky 13” at the celebration event one week ago. There were an unprecedented 125 honorees, a record-breaking crowd of nearly 1,400 and special recognitions throughout the evening. Miss the festivities? We’ll catch you up on what Peter Burke, president [...]

2018-05-08T14:30:59+00:00 May 8th, 2018|

Work-Based Learning Teachers/Counselors in Industry

A proven best practice for enhancing student education is creating stronger connections between teachers/counselors and local businesses and industries. The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) has a summer internship program doing just that titled Work-Based Learning Teachers/Counselors in Industry. Teachers and counselors accepted into the summer program receive a stipend from IDOE to spend a day or several days [...]

2018-05-08T11:22:19+00:00 May 8th, 2018|

Alliance Taking Health Care Message on the Road

The Alliance for a Healthier Indiana is hosting a series of town hall meetings in 2018 to discuss public health issues plaguing the state. More than 400 people attended a kickoff event in Indianapolis earlier this month. Sixteen stops remain on the State of Our Health Road Show schedule: May: East Chicago (May 1), Gary (2) and South Bend [...]

2018-04-24T15:36:04+00:00 April 24th, 2018|