Blog – Indiana Chamber of Commerce https://www.indianachamber.com Leading Business | Advancing Indiana Thu, 05 Dec 2019 20:29:55 -0500 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3 Tech Talk: ‘Dynamic’ is the Perfect Description https://www.indianachamber.com/tech-talk-dynamic-is-the-perfect-description/ https://www.indianachamber.com/tech-talk-dynamic-is-the-perfect-description/#respond Fri, 06 Dec 2019 12:00:22 +0000 https://www.indianachamber.com/?p=16274 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 [...]

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Guest Blog: How Candidate Communication Strategy Impacts Your Brand https://www.indianachamber.com/how-candidate-communication-strategy-impacts-your-brand/ https://www.indianachamber.com/how-candidate-communication-strategy-impacts-your-brand/#respond Thu, 05 Dec 2019 15:00:10 +0000 https://www.indianachamber.com/?p=16270 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 [...]

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BizVoice Extra: No Nervousness Required https://www.indianachamber.com/bizvoice-extra-no-nervousness-required/ https://www.indianachamber.com/bizvoice-extra-no-nervousness-required/#respond Tue, 03 Dec 2019 14:38:21 +0000 https://www.indianachamber.com/?p=16225 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 [...]

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Mindfulness at Work Increases Generosity https://www.indianachamber.com/mindfulness-at-work-increases-generosity/ https://www.indianachamber.com/mindfulness-at-work-increases-generosity/#respond Wed, 27 Nov 2019 12:00:44 +0000 https://www.indianachamber.com/?p=16116 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 [...]

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Comprising the Some College, No Degree Class https://www.indianachamber.com/comprising-the-some-college-no-degree-class/ https://www.indianachamber.com/comprising-the-some-college-no-degree-class/#respond Tue, 26 Nov 2019 12:00:45 +0000 https://www.indianachamber.com/?p=16114 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 [...]

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Air Force Creates New Medal to Decorate Drone Pilots https://www.indianachamber.com/16111-2/ https://www.indianachamber.com/16111-2/#respond Mon, 25 Nov 2019 12:00:40 +0000 https://www.indianachamber.com/?p=16111 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 [...]

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Tech Talk: Tech Makes Its Mark in Sports Wagering https://www.indianachamber.com/tech-talk-tech-makes-its-mark-in-sports-wagering/ https://www.indianachamber.com/tech-talk-tech-makes-its-mark-in-sports-wagering/#respond Wed, 20 Nov 2019 17:59:40 +0000 https://www.indianachamber.com/?p=16126 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 [...]

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BizVoice Extra: Ambassador of All Things Plymouth https://www.indianachamber.com/bizvoice-extra-ambassador-of-all-things-plymouth/ https://www.indianachamber.com/bizvoice-extra-ambassador-of-all-things-plymouth/#respond Mon, 18 Nov 2019 06:00:31 +0000 https://www.indianachamber.com/?p=16059 You can just tell when someone loves his or her job and takes great pride in spreading the news about what’s going on at work. Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter is one of those people. He has joy in his eyes and enthusiasm in his voice as he talks about his community and its accomplishments. [...]

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Tech Talk: Taking the ‘Smart’ Approach https://www.indianachamber.com/16028-2/ https://www.indianachamber.com/16028-2/#respond Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:55:12 +0000 https://www.indianachamber.com/?p=16028 A recently released, first-of-its-kind report ranks the “smartest” cities in the world. I am not talking about IQ-type smart, but cities that have demonstrated the highest levels of success in embracing smart technologies to improve the lives of their citizens. The IMD Smart City Index 2019 (SCI) is the result of two years of [...]

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BizVoice Extra: John Thompson, Dynamic Leader of the Year https://www.indianachamber.com/bizvoice-extra-john-thompson-dynamic-leader-of-the-year/ https://www.indianachamber.com/bizvoice-extra-john-thompson-dynamic-leader-of-the-year/#respond Wed, 13 Nov 2019 06:00:27 +0000 https://www.indianachamber.com/?p=15985 Mentoring takes many forms. It can be casual (helping a new co-worker navigate office technology) or formal (volunteering with community organizations). No matter the setting, mentoring is powerful. John Thompson, the Indiana Chamber’s 2019 Dynamic Leader of the Year, is passionate about mentoring young people. Two keys: Always make time and never give up. [...]

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