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Guest Blog: How to Get the Most Out of Your Workout During the Holidays

By Kaity Wachtel, regional fitness educator, Orangetheory  The holiday season is upon us. That means it’s time to gather with family and friends to focus on what matters most. Despite the excitement and joy that the holiday season brings, schedules are very busy and may be stressful. This can lead people to stray from health and fitness routines, especially with all the delicious food that will inevitably be present at the Christmas tables. Not [...]

December 12th, 2019|

Tech Talk: Innovation on Display at Trine

Innovation knows no geographic limits. Go to the far northeast corner of Indiana and one finds it on full display at Trine University. Some past highlights from the Chamber about the activities at Trine include: A 2018 podcast (Episode 16) with longtime Trine President Earl Brooks A 2017 BizVoice® magazine brief on the Hall of Innovation at the Angola university, featuring the patented work of graduates A 2014 BizVoice® story on unique campus offerings from throughout the state, including the Innovation [...]

December 12th, 2019|

Tech Talk: ‘Dynamic’ is the Perfect Description

If one is seeking a role model in the world of entrepreneurship, mentoring and business support, a look in the direction of Indianapolis-based businessman John Thompson would be an excellent start. In November, Thompson was awarded the Indiana Chamber’s 2019 Dynamic Leader of the Year honor. In addition to owning four companies, he invests in a number of other operations. He is chair of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation’s Entrepreneurship Committee and is the organization’s [...]

Guest Blog: How Candidate Communication Strategy Impacts Your Brand

By Andrea Butcher, president, talent strategist and executive coach, HRD Advisory Group A recent survey conducted by Talent Board asked participants to rate their likelihood of referring others based on their most recent application/interviewing process. Nearly 50% of those surveyed (44%) indicated they would “Definitely Not.” Take a minute. Let that sink in. Now think about what the candidates you’ve been in touch with in the last 90 days would say about your organization? [...]

December 5th, 2019|Tags: , , |

BizVoice Extra: No Nervousness Required

I tell this story so often to colleagues and people who ask about my work that they probably are really tired of hearing it. But I haven’t shared it too often in the public domain, so here goes. In mid-1999, I had been at the Indiana Chamber for a little over a year. The Business Leader of the Year for the upcoming 10th Annual Awards Dinner was Bill Cook of Bloomington-based Cook Group. He [...]

December 3rd, 2019|Tags: , , |