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Employers: We Need Your Input in Crucial Survey on Workplace Substance Use

We know the numbers: Of those Hoosiers who are struggling with substance use disorder and drug issues, 58% of them are working. And they’re working across the state – in all manner of industry, company size and job title. What are employers doing to help those employees with substance use disorder or those who are in recovery? This is where we need your help. The Indiana Chamber, Wellness Council of Indiana and state officials [...]

Taking Control Politically

While most news outlets focused on who will control the U.S. House and Senate, state governments saw a shake-up in party control of both governorships and statehouses. Republicans have held wide control of state governments since the 2010 midterm elections. But now, eight years later, Democrats have begun to chip away at Republican domination in the states. The bullet points below from the Council of State Chambers’ Policy Center summarize the change in legislative and executive power [...]

Get Outside! Veterans, Active-Duty Military Personnel Admitted Free to DNR State Parks Nov. 11

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering all veterans and active-duty military personnel (and everyone in their vehicle) free admission to all DNR state parks, reservoir properties, state forest recreation areas and state off-road vehicle riding areas on November 11 in honor of Veteran's Day. Additional details from the DNR: Because Falls of the Ohio State Park is open only during the afternoon on Veterans Day, that park will offer free admission [...]

November 9th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Tips for Building Up Girls on National STEM Day

We know science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are important fields for Hoosiers to consider for our current and future workforce needs. On National STEM Day (that’s today!), one of Indiana’s home-grown technology companies offers tips on how to encourage more girls and women to advance in STEM fields. Brenda Stallings has led Matrix Integration as CEO and founder since 1979; she’s received numerous awards for leadership in technology and business, and launched Blended [...]

November 8th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Tech Talk: If You’ve Got Questions, Here Are Some Answers

While we often focus here on the tools and resources that allow companies to start and grow, those new and expanding (and really all) organizations eventually face some human resources challenges. Appropriately dealing with those situations is important to continued success. The Indiana Chamber works with leading attorneys and issue experts to make available a library of leading Indiana-specific compliance guides. In other words, if questions arise or an incident occurs, these publications – [...]

November 8th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |