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Guest Blog: How to Get the Most Out of Your Workout During the Holidays

By Kaity Wachtel, regional fitness educator, Orangetheory  The holiday season is upon us. That means it’s time to gather with family and friends to focus on what matters most. Despite the excitement and joy that the holiday season brings, schedules are very busy and may be stressful. This can lead people to stray from health and fitness routines, especially [...]

2019-12-12T15:31:36-05:00December 12th, 2019|

Tech Talk: Innovation on Display at Trine

Innovation knows no geographic limits. Go to the far northeast corner of Indiana and one finds it on full display at Trine University. Some past highlights from the Chamber about the activities at Trine include: A 2018 podcast (Episode 16) with longtime Trine President Earl Brooks A 2017 BizVoice® magazine brief on the Hall of Innovation at the Angola university, featuring the patented work [...]

2019-12-12T09:31:40-05:00December 12th, 2019|

Tech Talk: ‘Dynamic’ is the Perfect Description

If one is seeking a role model in the world of entrepreneurship, mentoring and business support, a look in the direction of Indianapolis-based businessman John Thompson would be an excellent start. In November, Thompson was awarded the Indiana Chamber’s 2019 Dynamic Leader of the Year honor. In addition to owning four companies, he invests in a number of other operations. [...]

2019-12-05T09:31:08-05:00December 6th, 2019|

Guest Blog: How Candidate Communication Strategy Impacts Your Brand

By Andrea Butcher, president, talent strategist and executive coach, HRD Advisory Group A recent survey conducted by Talent Board asked participants to rate their likelihood of referring others based on their most recent application/interviewing process. Nearly 50% of those surveyed (44%) indicated they would “Definitely Not.” Take a minute. Let that sink in. Now think about what the candidates [...]

2019-12-12T08:24:57-05:00December 5th, 2019|

BizVoice Extra: No Nervousness Required

I tell this story so often to colleagues and people who ask about my work that they probably are really tired of hearing it. But I haven’t shared it too often in the public domain, so here goes. In mid-1999, I had been at the Indiana Chamber for a little over a year. The Business Leader of the Year [...]

2019-12-03T09:54:25-05:00December 3rd, 2019|

Mindfulness at Work Increases Generosity

In 2020, the Indiana Chamber’s BizVoice® magazine will feature a yearlong series on workplace wellness, including a variety of mental health topics. The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan offers these insights: Companies have been turning to mindfulness practices for years to help employees reduce stress and work more effectively. But recently, researchers have started to [...]

2019-11-20T12:55:33-05:00November 27th, 2019|

Comprising the Some College, No Degree Class

The Indiana Chamber has reported numerous times on the approximately 700,000 Hoosiers with some college but no degree. Inside Higher Ed published this recent analysis of the national scene, based on a new report. College leaders and policy makers are paying more attention to the millions of adults in the U.S. who attended college but didn’t earn a credential. [...]

2019-11-20T12:54:32-05:00November 26th, 2019|

Air Force Creates New Medal to Decorate Drone Pilots

Stars and Stripes reports the following: A new Air Force campaign medal will recognize drone operators and other airmen who directly supported a combat operation from a remote location. The Remote Combat Effects Campaign medal is part of an effort to better recognize the combat contributions of airmen who are not deployed, the Air Force said in a statement [...]

2019-11-20T12:53:19-05:00November 25th, 2019|

Tech Talk: Tech Makes Its Mark in Sports Wagering

Recently, Terre Haute residents voted to allow a casino to move into their community. This was one outcome of House Bill 1015, passed by Indiana lawmakers during the 2019 legislative session. Another feature of HB 1015 was sports wagering, which became legal at sportsbooks, casinos and off-track betting locations on September 1. During the first month, Hoosiers bet more than [...]

2019-11-20T13:02:22-05:00November 20th, 2019|