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Tech Talk: Making Our State So Great

Much time is spent lamenting shortcomings. It's human nature, I guess. But let's focus on the good things – and there are plenty of them – about our state. A recent report identified Indiana as having the second lowest per-capita bonded obligations, averaging only $244 per person. That compares to states such as Connecticut and its more than $10,000 in bonded debt per person. On the ranking side, here are just a few of [...]

Workplace Wellness Incentive Planning for 2019

Are you already planning your wellness strategy for 2019? Are you considering incentives as part of a workplace wellness plan? When designing your incentive strategy, it is best to align your plans with the goals of your wellness program and encourage your employees to make simple, sustainable changes for a healthier lifestyle. Using incentives to drive participation in your wellness programs - particularly at the beginning - is a great way to expose employees [...]

Canadian Deputy Ambassador to Speak at Chamber’s D.C. Fly-in, Sept. 27

Kirsten Hillman, deputy ambassador in Canada’s Embassy to the United States of America, will greet Hoosier business leaders for breakfast on the second day of the Indiana Chamber’s annual D.C. Fly-in, on September 27. Hillman is based in Washington D.C. and prior to joining the Embassy in 2017, she was assistant deputy minister of the Trade Agreements and Negotiations branch at Global Affairs Canada. There, Hillman oversaw the country’s trade policy and negotiations; she [...]

BizVoiceExtra: Festivals and Family at Native American Pow Wows

When I started working on my Road Trip Treasures entry about Indiana festivals, I realized I had more personal experience with unique or unusual festivals than I first considered. In fact, I don’t have to look very far for an example of a festival that has been part of my family’s tradition for many years (and now spanning multiple generations). One of the earliest things I learned about my husband and his family was [...]

Balancing Work and Learning

The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce has produced a long series of highly regarded research efforts. The latest focuses on the steeper challenges that low-income students face when it comes to combining work and college. Over the past half century, the relationship between working and learning has changed in profound ways that have made it more difficult for students, especially students from low-income backgrounds, to attain the right mix of work [...]