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Shoppers Just Want to be Left Alone

Many brick and mortar retailers may think that extensive in-person interaction and service is how they can differentiate themselves in today’s competitive environment. Not so, according to recent research by HRC Retail Advisor. For decades, retailers thrived by employing in-store associates to provide shoppers with excellent customer service, advice and individualized attention. In the digital age, however, consumers prefer much less human interaction. The survey of nearly 3,000 consumers found that an astounding 95% [...]

Tech Talk: VC Hot Streak Continues

Our friends at TechPoint recently shared a summary of the strong investment activity that took place with Indiana tech companies in the second quarter of the year. Nationally, here are some of the venture capital highlights for the first half of 2018, which is shaping up as an excellent year. The numbers are from the PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor and the analysis from the State Science & Technology Institute. Investment in 3,912 venture-backed companies reached [...]

Chamber’s Annual D.C. Fly-in Returns in September

One of the Indiana Chamber’s annual marquee policy events – the D.C. Fly-in on September 26-27 – is less than 80 days away. The gathering traditionally draws 100 business and community leaders from throughout the state. “It’s the perfect opportunity to influence Hoosier decision-makers on the issues before Congress that are most important to their company,” says Greg Ellis, Indiana Chamber vice president of energy and environmental policy, and federal relations. Building upon last [...]

Help Shape Season 2 of the EchoChamber

For those who listen regularly or occasionally to the EchoChamber podcast, thank you for the gift of your time and attention. We know how valuable both are and appreciate your choice to tune in to our conversations. If you have not had the opportunity to listen, we invite you to do so in the upcoming season two. No matter which group you fall into, we ask for just a few additional minutes. Let us [...]

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Science Says: Read More Books

I hated reading when I was small. I even distinctly remember the reading contest we had at school and my plan was to game the system by reading very short books that were, on second thought, probably board books from my babyhood. Yeah … I didn’t get away with that. My parents forced me to start reading actual books and while I grumbled at the time, I grew to love reading very quickly. I would [...]