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September 20, 2019 Courtney Smallwood

Stakeholder Update: Lone Star Status

This week, a group of regional corporate, civic and elected leaders ventured deep in the heart of Texas for the Indy Chamber’s annual Leadership Exchange – this year, we visited San Antonio. The eight-county San Antonio metro is a little bigger than Indianapolis (by about a half-million residents, amid the…

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September 9, 2019 Courtney Smallwood

Infrastructure, Crime are Top Priorities for Indy Voters in Mayoral Election

Infrastructure, Crime are Top Priorities for Indy Voters in Mayoral Election; Education and Local Economy Also Rank High MIBOR REALTOR® Association releases poll identifying Indianapolis mayoral election priorities   INDIANAPOLIS: Crime and roads are the top issue priorities for Indianapolis voters in the city’s upcoming mayoral election, according to a new…

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September 6, 2019 Courtney Smallwood

Stakeholder Update: Give the People What They Want

Labor Day marks the traditional kick-off to campaign season, so we went further back than our typical old-school library to borrow a title from the O’Jays as municipal races shift into high gear across Indiana. What do the people want from their local officials? Joe Hogsett and Jim Merritt pitched…

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August 2, 2019 Emily Hayden

Paying it Forward

AUGUST 2, 2019 It’s hard to believe it’s back-to-school season; some Central Indiana districts have already started classes, and Indianapolis Public Schools start Monday!  But unlike kids who might crave a few more weeks of summer break, we’re excited about the new academic year:  Our partnership with IPS is already…

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July 25, 2019 Joe Pellman

Mayor Joe Hogsett, Indy Chamber Unveil Roadmap for Inclusive Economic Growth for the City

New recommendations aim to broaden access to opportunity for all Indianapolis citizens through a repositioning of current economic development incentive programs INDIANAPOLIS – Mayor Joe Hogsett, leadership of the Indy Chamber, and community stakeholders gathered today at Ivy Tech Community College to unveil a new roadmap for economic development that…

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July 17, 2019 Courtney Smallwood

Indy Chamber Opens Submissions for 2019 Monumental Awards

Annual awards ceremony celebrates Indy region’s built environment (INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indy Chamber is accepting submissions for the 2019 Monumental Awards starting today, recognizing excellence in landscape architecture, interior design, real estate development, architecture, engineering, construction, neighborhood revitalization, reuse and public art. 2019 marks the 42nd Monumental Awards, highlighting the most…

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July 12, 2019 Courtney Smallwood

Stakeholder Update: Picture Me Rollin’

We’re bringing the old-school hip hop flavor back to this week’s stakeholder update – at the urging of Policy Director Tim Brown – and this track is a perfect fit for an update on mass transit.  Plus, Tupac was known to never shy away from lyrical battle, and it’s been…

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July 10, 2019 Courtney Smallwood

IndyGo Board of Directors Announces Inez Evans as New President and CEO

Transportation veteran pledges innovation, growth, and fiscal accountability INDIANAPOLIS – The IndyGo Board of Directors announced today its selection of Inez Evans as the organization’s new president and CEO. Evans currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) where she is responsible for leading 1,600 employees,…

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June 21, 2019 Courtney Smallwood

Statement on IPS Superintendent Announcement

On behalf of the business community, I’m pleased to welcome Aleesia Johnson as the next Superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools.  Through her excellent record with the district, her leadership through this period of transition, and her vision for the future, she earned this opportunity to shed the ‘interim’ title and…

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June 21, 2019 Courtney Smallwood

Stakeholder Update: The Roots (causes) Crew

The Chamber’s Business Advocacy team keeps our finger on the pulse of Indy’s business community through our Policy Councils: These member-led committees help set our agenda and develop specific positions for Education & Workforce; Transportation, Infrastructure & Environment; and Local Government & Fiscal Policy. But we’ve come to realize that…

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