Innovation and Indiana’s Business Future is one of the themes of the January-February issue of the Indiana Chamber’s BizVoice® magazine.

Nine leaders statewide – from agriculture and entrepreneurship to health care, technology and more – were asked to weigh in on innovation in their industry. Check out what they have to share.

Four roundtable discussion participants focus on engagement and exposure as key elements to taking full advantage of the possibilities of innovation. The analysis comes from Bob Coy, 16 Tech; Bill Kline, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology; Rob Martens, Allegion; and Dave Roberts, Indiana Economic Development Corporation.

Among the other stories:

And we encourage you to check out the opening articles in two yearlong series: Indiana Icons and Indiana Workforce Recovery. Both offer valuable lessons.

Carl Erskine is a former major league pitcher with the Brooklyn Dodgers who became an even bigger star when he returned to his hometown of Anderson. Wabash Mayor Scott Long, in the effort to assist others, is open about the challenges presented by drug use among family members.

Bill Waltz is vice president of taxation & public finance for the Indiana Chamber. He is also an attorney and has been with the organization for nearly 15 years.