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July 2013 Economic Briefing

Posted by aprile on August 1, 2013

Did you know that Indiana's manufacturing sector saw its largest one-month increase since 2004 in June? Read this and more in this month's economic briefing!

INDIANAPOLIS (July 30, 2013) - Reflex & Allen Group, a manufacturer of pneumatic, electrical and fluid systems for truck and engine markets, announced plans today to locate its operations here, creating up to 97 new jobs by 2014.

Indy Chamber to Lead IPS Budget Review

Posted by aprile on July 30, 2013

The Indy Chamber has a long-standing history of advocating on behalf of the Indianapolis business community when it comes to issues that impact the well-being of our economy, our workforce, our future growth.

What J.R. Martinez Can Teach us About Adaptability

Posted by aprile on May 23, 2013

J.R. Martinez is known for delivering precise, high-energy dances on ABC's hit television show Dancing with the Stars. During season 13, his waltz, jive, and freestyle dances earned him and partner Karina Smirnoff perfect scores. By the end of the season, these scores ultimately landed him the highly-lauded and sought after mirror ball trophy, positioning him in the ranks of Emmitt Smith, Apolo Anton Ohno and Kristi Yamaguchi. Before dancing, J.R. Martinez was known as Brot Monroe, a role he played on the ABC daytime drama All My Children. But J.R. Martinez's greatest contribution, inarguably, is the service he provided our country as a U.S. Army soldier.

Building Relationships

Posted by aprile on May 23, 2013

by CJ McClanahan

Recently, I was speaking to a group of entrepreneurs and sales professionals who were attending an educational event with the hopes of learning something new and making a few connections. As I often do in this setting, I asked the audience to raise their hand if they had met someone new that day. All hands went up.

Next, I told the group to keep their hands up if they had met more than 100 people during the past 12 months. 95% of the hands stayed in the air.

Chances are good that you would have been one of those who kept your hands in the air. In fact, my unscientific research shows that most networking/entrepreneur/sales professionals meet at least 200 new people a year.