Blog – Indiana Chamber of Commerce https://www.indianachamber.com Leading Business | Advancing Indiana Thu, 06 Feb 2020 14:42:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 Treatment and Recovery Model Helps Employers Give Talent a Second Chance https://www.indianachamber.com/treatment-and-recovery-model-helps-employers-give-talent-a-second-chance/ https://www.indianachamber.com/treatment-and-recovery-model-helps-employers-give-talent-a-second-chance/#respond Thu, 06 Feb 2020 14:42:47 +0000 https://www.indianachamber.com/?p=17119 Indiana Workforce Recovery delivered face-to-face education to several thousand business professionals in 2019. It became very apparent during these conversations that employers want to do right by their employees dealing with substance misuse and addiction problems, but they are in need of a model that guides them on treatment and recovery plans. In looking [...]

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NEXT WEEK: Former White House Chief of Staff Kelly Headlines Chamber Day https://www.indianachamber.com/next-week-former-white-house-chief-of-staff-john-kelly-headlines-chamber-day/ https://www.indianachamber.com/next-week-former-white-house-chief-of-staff-john-kelly-headlines-chamber-day/#respond Tue, 04 Feb 2020 20:39:35 +0000 https://www.indianachamber.com/?p=17111 One of the Indiana Chamber’s marquee events takes place next week. The 2020 Chamber Day Dinner is February 11 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. Former White House Chief of Staff and retired U.S. Marine Corps. General John F. Kelly will serve as the keynote speaker. More than 700 business leaders and government officials are [...]

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Tech Talk: Say Hello to Your Next Employee https://www.indianachamber.com/tech-talk-say-hello-to-your-next-employee/ https://www.indianachamber.com/tech-talk-say-hello-to-your-next-employee/#respond Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:26:19 +0000 https://www.indianachamber.com/?p=17011 The skills challenge only continues for so many companies. And while there is no single solution, part of the answer is certainly the work-based learning opportunities that often turn from short-term experiences into long-term employee matches. Indiana INTERNnet (IIN) is the leader in creating such connections. Late last year, in fact, the high-tech, high-touch (when [...]

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Event Offers Holistic Tech Focus, Highlighted by Cyber Security Tips https://www.indianachamber.com/event-offers-holistic-tech-focus-highlighted-by-cybersecurity-tips/ https://www.indianachamber.com/event-offers-holistic-tech-focus-highlighted-by-cybersecurity-tips/#respond Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:49:41 +0000 https://www.indianachamber.com/?p=16924 Cyber attacks are the most significant risk factor facing Hoosier businesses today. An overriding goal of the 2020 Business Technology Summit is to provide information to help companies protect themselves. The event runs tomorrow and Thursday at the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown. The FBI, industry experts and leading employers are scheduled to take part. The [...]

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Tech Talk: Making the Case for CTPs https://www.indianachamber.com/16836-2/ https://www.indianachamber.com/16836-2/#respond Wed, 15 Jan 2020 14:29:01 +0000 https://www.indianachamber.com/?p=16836 The Indiana General Assembly is now in session! This year's gathering of lawmakers is considered a "short session" and leaders have stated repeatedly they intend for it to live up to its name. As such, it is a good time for stakeholders, including members of the tech community, to abide by Stephen Covey's 7 [...]

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BizVoice Extra: Auto and Steel Industries: Early Sparks, Enduring Impact https://www.indianachamber.com/bizvoice-extra-auto-and-steel-industries-early-sparks-enduring-impact/ https://www.indianachamber.com/bizvoice-extra-auto-and-steel-industries-early-sparks-enduring-impact/#respond Wed, 15 Jan 2020 12:00:13 +0000 https://www.indianachamber.com/?p=16790 I have an appreciation for classic cars. Growing up on the south side of Indy, Saturday nights meant a trip to The Suds 1950s-era drive-in restaurant. Riveting rides. Revving engines. And really good tenderloins. Who would have guessed that years later, I’d write about Indiana’s auto history for the current issue of BizVoice® magazine? [...]

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Tech Talk: Top Tech Trends of 2020 https://www.indianachamber.com/tech-talk-top-tech-trends-of-2020/ https://www.indianachamber.com/tech-talk-top-tech-trends-of-2020/#respond Tue, 14 Jan 2020 12:00:05 +0000 https://www.indianachamber.com/?p=16687 Gartner bills itself as the world’s leading research and advisory company. It does serve more than 15,000 organizations in over 100 countries, and its top tech trends for the coming year are always popular. For 2020, it lists 10 strategic technology items divided into two categories: people-centric and smart space. A strategic trend is defined [...]

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Lawmakers Signal Retreat on School Accountability Tied to Student Achievement https://www.indianachamber.com/lawmakers-signal-retreat-on-school-accountability-tied-to-student-achievement/ https://www.indianachamber.com/lawmakers-signal-retreat-on-school-accountability-tied-to-student-achievement/#respond Mon, 13 Jan 2020 20:50:09 +0000 https://www.indianachamber.com/?p=16778 Senate Bill 2 and HB 1001 are parallel bills being fast-tracked through the Indiana General Assembly that call for a two-year pause, or “hold harmless,” on school performance designations (“A-F” letter grades). Student progress on annual state assessments is a key factor in determining school letter grades under an education accountability system designed to [...]

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Remembering Pete Dye https://www.indianachamber.com/remembering-pete-dye/ https://www.indianachamber.com/remembering-pete-dye/#respond Fri, 10 Jan 2020 13:06:17 +0000 https://www.indianachamber.com/?p=16722 I only met Pete Dye once. It was last summer at a celebration of life for his wife, Alice. Alzheimer’s had already taken hold of Pete, who died Thursday at the age of 94, so I can’t claim to have been a close acquaintance. But I did have the cherished opportunity in the spring [...]

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Addressing the College Readiness Gap: How an IB, Globally-Based Education Can Help https://www.indianachamber.com/addressing-the-college-readiness-gap-how-an-ib-globally-based-education-can-help/ https://www.indianachamber.com/addressing-the-college-readiness-gap-how-an-ib-globally-based-education-can-help/#respond Fri, 10 Jan 2020 12:00:39 +0000 https://www.indianachamber.com/?p=16693 By: Gabriel Evans, ISI Diploma Programme coordinator; Linda Christy, ISI director of college counseling; and Elizabeth Head, ISI head of school With high school seniors starting to be accepted into colleges, now is the optimal time for them to consider which school is right for them. This means they need to consider whether or [...]

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