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Mike Slocum Named New Executive Director for Indiana INTERNnet Internship Program

(INDIANAPOLIS) —  Ivy Tech Community College administrator Mike Slocum is the new executive director of Indiana INTERNnet, the statewide resource for internship opportunities managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Slocum is currently the executive director for career development, systems office, at Ivy Tech, where he provides oversight and guidance to the college’s 19 campus career development teams. His [...]

2018-10-23T12:52:50+00:00October 24th, 2018|

Smoking Reforms in Spotlight in Interim; Increased Cigarette Tax Most Likely

The interim study committees are just getting started in earnest; on Thursday, the Interim Study Committee on Fiscal Policy went through a lengthy agenda. The topic of the fiscal, economic and workforce development impact of Indiana smoking rates was of special interest to the Indiana Chamber. Smoking reform has been a top legislative priority for the past few sessions. [...]

2018-08-27T12:51:35+00:00August 27th, 2018|

Not One for the Record Books

By Kevin Brinegar, president and CEO The Indiana General Assembly has a strong track record, over many years, of productive legislative sessions that have helped propel our state’s business climate to top 10 status in the country. The 2018 edition does not earn a spot on that list. Yes, it is more difficult to enact game-changing legislation in a [...]

2018-03-30T11:08:29+00:00March 30th, 2018|

Chamber Talks Workforce Needs, Impact of Opioid Addiction and Smoking

Three big issues expected to be debated in the General Assembly in the coming days and weeks are workforce needs, the opioid crisis and smoking rates. We’ve done so well recently from an employment standpoint that we've almost outstripped our ability to hire skilled workers since unemployment is so low in the state. It’s clear we need to raise [...]

2018-01-05T13:15:55+00:00January 5th, 2018|

Indiana Chamber Names 26 Leaders to Board of Directors

(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome 26 business leaders to its board of directors. More than 100 individuals from member companies make up the Indiana Chamber board. They are presidents, CEOs and high-level executives from organizations throughout the state. The incoming directors come from diverse industries, including agriculture, technology and data management, the legal profession, [...]

2018-01-02T08:24:04+00:00January 2nd, 2018|