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EchoChamber Season Two: Mayors, Marketers, (Role) Models and More (Oh My!)

2018-10-09T14:03:02+00:00October 9th, 2018|

If you haven’t yet tuned in to season two of the Indiana Chamber’s podcast, the EchoChamber, you’re missing out on some great conversations.

Here’s a recap with links to all of our season two episodes so far (we’ve got more to come in the next few months).

Today’s new episode features Nikki Lewallen, CEO of Rainmakers and head of partnerships with Fishers-based Emplify. Lewallen says only three in 10 employees are truly engaged in the workplace. Of the remaining 70%, most are just going through the motions and an estimated 12% to 15% are actively working against the organization’s mission. She says using data to understand the challenge is part of the solution.

Episode 30: Tamika Catchings: The illustrious basketball career of Tamika Catchings (NCAA, WNBA and four-time Olympic champion) came to a close in 2016. The next chapter of her story begins there with an executive role with Pacers Sports & Entertainment, ownership of an Indianapolis tea café and additional business endeavors. Her passion for life, commitment to giving back and willingness to experience new things means many more adventures to come. Tamika shares stories and offers guidance that all can benefit from.

Episode 29: Jay Baer: Jay Baer is very successful at talking and writing about digital marketing. He has the clients and accolades to prove it. And he does it all, for the last eight years, from a Bloomington, Indiana base. His upcoming book, Talk Triggers: The Complete Guide to Creating Customers with Word of Mouth, focuses on the importance of a coordinated word-of-mouth strategy. He shares some examples and much more in a wide-ranging discussion that also includes how he came to Indiana, becoming a certified BBQ judge and the crucial importance of excellent airport experiences.

Episode 28: Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes: He gained national attention by becoming mayor of his hometown at the age of 23. Seven years later, it’s innovative downtown redevelopment and economic development victories that have people talking about Chris McBarnes and Frankfort. McBarnes insists there is a place for rural America – and Indiana towns – when it comes to housing and population growth. He calls himself a “regular Joe,” who plays guitar and sings to connect with residents. And it hurts, he admits, when he can’t solve all the problems that come before him.

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Charlee Beasor is the communications & PR manager for the Indiana Chamber. She is also a writer for the Chamber’s award-winning BizVoice magazine and has been with the organization for eight years.