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Eleven Fifty Academy is State’s First Registered Apprenticeship Program

In exciting news for the state of Indiana today, Eleven Fifty Academy has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) as a software development apprenticeship program. It’s the first one designated in Indiana and will officially launch in 2019. The nonprofit coding bootcamp is headquartered in Fishers (read a little more about Eleven Fifty Academy and the national coding bootcamp model in this BizVoice story from last year) and was created by [...]

December 13th, 2018|

Tech Talk: Security, Tech Policy and a Whole Lot More

Two days. Twenty-seven sessions. Nearly 50 speakers – including state and federal experts in their fields. It's all part of the Cyber Technology Conference and Policy Summit taking place January 8-9 in downtown Indianapolis. The Indiana Chamber offers a number of educational programs throughout the year, but there may well be no better way for technology and innovation leaders to start 2019. This top-quality agenda includes a January 8 policy summit (Conrad Indianapolis) and [...]

VIDEO: Institute Established to Help Employers With Talent Attraction, Development Solutions

Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar discusses the new Institute for Workforce Excellence in the video below. To learn more about the Institute and the variety of workforce solutions gathered there, visit A press release summarizes the Chamber's 11th annual employer survey; full survey results are available here.

BizVoiceExtra: Employee Owners are Good for Business

A well-rounded benefits package, flexible work schedules, training and education assistance, competitive salaries. Employers know these things help attract and retain top talent. But what can businesses do to boost productivity? Strengthen employee engagement? Enhance the organization’s longevity and success? Two Chamber members celebrating big anniversaries this year have something in common that their experience – and research – shows helps with these intangibles. Both Nyhart with 75 years in business and SYM Financial Advisors [...]

December 7th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

Three Tips to Keep ‘Company Party Season’ Free of Employer Risk

Guest post from Barnes & Thornburg It’s the beginning of “company party season,” with events ranging from potluck lunches to all-out holiday bashes.  While these are great opportunities for rewarding employee performance and team building, these events also carry risk for employers.  Here are three things to consider when planning your upcoming events:  1.  Is It Mandatory?  As a general rule, an employer can require employee attendance at a company event.  However, just because [...]

December 6th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |