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The Indiana Chamber partners with 25,000 members and investors – representing over four million Hoosiers – to achieve the mission of “cultivating a world-class environment which provides economic opportunity and prosperity.” Below are the latest announcements from some of these businesses.

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American Hotel & Lodging Association: Jeffrey Brown Re-Appointed to Board of Directors (Indianapolis)

Board Comprised of Accomplished Leaders from Every Segment of Hotel Industry Building on record levels of membership and engagement, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today announced on January 21 that Jeffrey Brown, CEO, Schahet Hotels LLC, has be reappointed to the Board of Directors. AHLA’s Board represents leaders from all sectors of the lodging industry, including brands, [...]

January 21st, 2020|

1 Life 2 Live Health and Safety Training, LLC: Tired of Paying Someone to Train Your Staff? Become a CPR instructor! (Cumberland)

Instructor Course Requirements! Must carry a current discipline specific card Complete an HS First Aid Course IF you are NOT in health care Complete the online portion of the Instructor Essentials Course BLS Instructor Course Heartsaver Instructor Course Packages: CPR Workshop Only (add on) Instructor Course Only BLS Cert. + Instructor Course BLS + FA + Instructor Course Corporate [...]

January 21st, 2020|

Smithville: Pearce Joins as Vice President of Sales (Ellettsville)

Jeff Pearce has joined Smithville as vice president of commercial sales, according to Darby McCarty, chairman and CEO of Smithville. Before coming to Smithville, Pearce successfully directed CenturyLink’s Enterprise Sales division for markets in Texas, Northern Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma. There he earned a reputation as top performing sales and business leader. Pearce will report to Paul Quick, president [...]

January 15th, 2020|

Smithville: Howell Joins as Vice President of Marketing (Ellettsville)

Kira Howell has joined Smithville as vice president of marketing, according to Darby McCarty, chairman and CEO of Smithville. Howell comes to Smithville from Blake Consulting in Connecticut and as a former senior marketing executive at Frontier Communications, where she held a number of executive roles in national markets. She will be reporting to Paul Quick, president of Smithville. [...]

January 15th, 2020|

Smithville: Launches $2.7 Million Fiber Broadband Expansion in Rural Howard and Tipton Counties (Sharpsville)

Smithville, a national top 100 broadband company based in southern Indiana, launched a $2.7 million high-speed fiber broadband expansion in northern Tipton and southern Howard counties in mid-January, according to Darby McCarty, chairman and CEO of Smithville. As part of the comprehensive project, Smithville will be bringing its premium gigabit speed internet to more than 580 residences in a [...]

January 14th, 2020|

Purdue University: Income Share Agreements – The Wave of the Future? (West Lafayette)

Purdue University is leading a national conversation on alternative higher education funding options, including the idea of income share agreements. U.S. student loan debt is $1.5 trillion and rising. Income share agreements have been proposed as an alternative to student loans and are being introduced at a number of higher education institutions, including Purdue University, which first launched its [...]

January 14th, 2020|

WalkerHughes Insurance: Named 2019 ‘Agency of the Year’ (Indianapolis)

The Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana selected WalkerHughes Insurance as the recipient of their prestigious 2019 ‘Agency of the Year’ award. Presented to a member agency that exemplifies leadership and innovation within the system and top-level customer service, both the nomination and selection speak volumes to the respect industry colleagues and competition have for an agency and their accomplishments. [...]

January 14th, 2020|

CMP Plumbing Trades: Opens New Office and Warehouse With SBA 504 Loan From First Merchants Bank and Indiana Statewide CDC (Bargersville)

CMP Trades, a longtime plumbing contractor serving Johnson and surrounding counties, has moved and is now operating out of a larger, new headquarters in Bargersville. Chad Paulin started CMP Trades in 1996. He is a master plumber and he owns the business that now employs ten people. Paulin bought property and built CMP Trades’ new headquarters — at 618 [...]

January 9th, 2020|

Women & Hi Tech: Announces Andrea Morehead as the 2020 Leading Light Awards and Scholarship Gala Emcee (Indianapolis)

Women & Hi Tech is pleased to announce Andrea Morehead, the seven-time Emmy Award-winning anchor for WTHR Channel 13 Eyewitness News, will be emceeing the Leading Light Awards and Scholarship Gala (LLAs) on October 1, 2020 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. This signature, biennial event by Women & Hi Tech focuses on celebrating Indiana women in STEM - women [...]

January 7th, 2020|

Early Learning Alliance Network: Receives Funding From PNC Foundation to Help Early Childhood Educators Develop Skills to Integrate STEM/STEAM Learning for Young Children (Fishers)

The Early Learning Alliance Network (ELAN) on December 24, 2019, released details about upcoming educational opportunities for early learning professionals focused on enhancing STEM/STEAM learning for young children. The PNC Foundation provided funding to empower educators and professionals with educational resources that will help them better integrate critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration through play-based and experiential learning for [...]

January 7th, 2020|