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Tariff Threat With Mexico Abates, But China Situation Remains Concerning

Over the last month, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce has gone public with concerns over tariff hikes with China and Mexico, cautioning they could lead to devastating effects for the Hoosier business community.  We have been in communication with Indiana’s congressional delegation and the Trump administration. The Chamber is pleased our federal representatives and senators appear united against the [...]

2019-06-14T14:44:28-04:00June 14th, 2019|

Podcast Audiences Continue to Grow

(via eMarketer) Over one-third of adults have listened to a podcast in the last month, according to the latest data from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Across 23 key markets in 2018, podcast penetration was 33.5%. This was particularly strong in Asia Pacific (42.0%), while North America registered at 30.5%. News and politics proved the most [...]

2019-03-19T11:29:21-04:00April 8th, 2019|

Tech Talk: Putting Some Sense Behind the Dollars

The 2018 Indiana Venture Report from Elevate Ventures offers an insightful overview of the venture capital landscape in our state. Bottom line: There is improvement in some areas, but still a great deal of work to do. That may be a similar conclusion to recent sentiments, but the Elevate team backs it up with some numbers and analysis. The closing [...]

2019-04-08T13:06:27-04:00April 3rd, 2019|

Seven Ways Entrepreneurs Find Inspiration

Entrepreneurship starts with an idea. One of the challenges once the business gets off the ground, though, is coming up with more ideas that push the company forward. An idea often stems from inspiration and lacking that, some business owners say, can result in stagnation or a failed enterprise. “Without innovation and forward thinking, no business can succeed,” says [...]

2019-03-19T10:59:55-04:00March 21st, 2019|

Amendment Discussed to Upgrade of Business Personal Property Tax Exemption

Senate Bill 233 – Business Personal Property Tax Exemption Authored by Sen. Aaron Freeman (R-Indianapolis) This bill increases the acquisition cost threshold for the business personal property tax exemption from $20,000 to $40,000. Chamber Position: Support The Latest: Heard by the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday; held pending consideration of a potential amendment. Indiana Chamber Action/Commentary: This [...]

2019-03-08T12:51:15-04:00March 8th, 2019|

Senate Bill Expands Business Personal Property Tax ‘De Minimus’ Exemption 

Senate Bill 233 – Business Personal Property Tax Exemption Authored by Sen. Aaron Freeman (R-Indianapolis) This bill increases, from $20,000 to $40,000, the acquisition cost threshold for the business personal property tax exemption. Chamber Position: Support The Latest: Amended and passed by the Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee 12-0 on Tuesday. Chamber Action/Commentary: The Indiana Chamber played a key [...]

2019-01-25T13:17:05-04:00January 25th, 2019|

Terre Haute Employers Invited to Opioid Strategy Meeting January 29; First of State Series

Employers in Terre Haute and the surrounding area are encouraged to attend the first Employer Opioid Strategy meeting from the Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative, a partnership of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the Wellness Council of Indiana and Gov. Eric Holcomb’s administration. The Terre Haute meeting will serve as a kickoff to a series of employer convenings around the [...]

2019-01-14T10:12:41-04:00January 14th, 2019|

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 – [...]

2018-12-05T17:23:48-04:00December 7th, 2018|

Learning From the Leaders

If you were among the 1,300-plus with us for the Indiana Chamber's 29th Annual Awards Dinner on Tuesday evening, we hope you enjoyed the annual business celebration. If not, consider this your first invite for 2019. Innovation – from the campus at Purdue and board room at KAR Auction Services to the courts and community approach in Jasper – [...]

2018-11-14T11:23:41-04:00November 14th, 2018|

Tech Talk: Women to Take Center Stage

IWiT will be in the news often in the coming days and weeks. But for much more than the second annual Indy Women in Tech Championship LPGA golf tournament taking place at the Brickyard Crossing from August 16-19. The tournament features 144 of the world's leading professional golfers competing for $2 million in prize money at the Indianapolis Motor [...]

2018-08-08T13:50:11-04:00August 9th, 2018|