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As IPS board considers high school closures, business community urges focus on “students and teachers over bricks and mortar” to continue academic gains   

A Story of Sweet Success: Newfangled Confections

Posted by chamberadmin on June 28, 2017

In 2011, Carrie Abbott was a small business owner who had recently founded a catering company. Carrie had come into contact with the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) when she reached out for assistance with her company’s business plan. After consulting with ISBDC, Carrie launched her own gourmet confection business in 2012, Newfangled Confections, and began selling what would become the company’s signature product: Frittle (a tasty combination of fudge and brittle).

Summer’s here, and most middle schoolers are taking a break from thinking about school.  But your Indy Chamber team is tackling a homework assignment on behalf of local 8th graders before they head back to the classroom this fall – assisting in planning the annual Junior Achievement JA JobSpark program.

May Economic Briefing

Posted by chamberadmin on June 23, 2017

The unemployment rates in Indiana and the Indy Region remain well under the rates of a year ago. With jobs announcements in both Boone and Hendricks counties, the regional economy remains strong. 

2017 is the 40th year for the Monumental Awards program, recognizing the most innovative and inspiring projects contributing to Indy's built environment