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February 16, 2018 Joe Pellman

#FollowFriday: February 16, 2018

Let’s take a look at this week in social media:   Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you know that the Indianapolis International Airport is breaking records left and right. The Indy Chamber is proud to partner with the airport on many initiatives, and certainly Indy’s first transatlantic…

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February 9, 2018 Courtney Smallwood

Halftime Status (Quo) Report

We’ve reached a halfway point for the session: Bills that passed third reading in their chamber of origin early this week are now eligible for action on the other side of the rotunda.  But this session’s casualties have been as notable as its survivors, tough reminders of how stubborn the…

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February 9, 2018 Joe Pellman

#FollowFriday: February 9, 2018

Here’s a rundown of some major items in social media this week:   [With] Public funding for new bus rapid-transit lines, one of the nation’s fastest-growing tech scenes, the continued benefits of a new Cultural Trail, and a 2020 plan…focused on reviving key neighborhoods—Indy already…

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February 2, 2018 Brooks Carey

Legislative Update: Statehouse Hide-And-Seek

There’s no getting around it: It was a disappointing week at the General Assembly, as two of our key priorities – tobacco taxes and age limits, and bias crimes – died without a formal vote.  Strong and diverse coalitions (including the business community) sought action on these worthwhile measures…but resolutions…

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February 1, 2018 Joe Pellman

Statement on Indy Region as a Welcoming, Inclusive Community

“The Indy Chamber and the greater Indianapolis community have consistently advocated for measures that defend the rights of all Hoosiers, and promote our region as a welcoming, inclusive place to start and grow a business. Indianapolis, a strong advocate for the LGBTQ community for many years, has had in place…

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January 26, 2018 Courtney Smallwood

Legislative Update: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

The Statehouse this week has been like a limestone roller-coaster, keeping your advocacy team working nearly non-stop.  In the wake of the Amazon news, there was a new sense of purpose and plenty of HQ2-inspired rhetoric around economic development.  We took two steps forward on transit flexibility and redistricting, but…

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January 19, 2018 Courtney Smallwood

Legislative Update: Amazon Prime Time

This week, the General Assembly settled into the frenetic three-week stretch between first and third readings (as bills are assigned to committees to either stall, perish, or pass for a full vote in their chamber of origin) before the session hits halftime – more than a hundred bills were heard…

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January 12, 2018 Courtney Smallwood

Legislative Update: State of Clarity

Uncertainty swirled around the Indiana General Assembly the first few days of session (insert Indiana weather joke here), but unlike the weather, things have cleared considerably since: The deadlines for introducing bills have passed in both chambers, all caucuses have announced session agendas, and Governor Holcomb delivered his second State…

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January 5, 2018 Courtney Smallwood

Legislative Update: Uphill Sledding at the Statehouse

The New Year is here, bringing a new session of the Indiana General Assembly and an arctic blast of subzero wind chills.  It makes you want to hang out in a grocery store beer aisle, where being cold is against the law. At the Statehouse, issues spanning public health, education…

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January 5, 2018 Courtney Smallwood

Meet Connie Bond Stuart, Indy Chamber’s 2018 Board Chair

The Indy Chamber is proud to welcome the leadership of newly elected 2018 Board Chair, Connie Bond Stuart. Bond Stuart serves as the Central and Southern Indiana Regional President for PNC Bank and began her year-long term as Indy Chamber Board Chair on January 1, 2018. Connie Bond Stuart, who…

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