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September 18, 2018 Courtney Smallwood

Become a STEM Partner

Our teachers need our help. The Indy Chamber is pleased to present a new volunteer opportunity to you and your business! There are over 100 requests from Central Indiana classrooms for STEM Partners this year. Teachers are looking for an industry professional to join them in the classroom to help…

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September 14, 2018 Courtney Smallwood

Stakeholder Update: Election Season – Timelines & Tossups

Labor Day used to mark the start of ‘campaign season.’ These days, political campaigns are year-round exercises, but we’re headed into the homestretch – just 53 days until November 6th (but who’s counting?). The Indiana Senate race has turned into one of the most closely watched contests in the nation, a…

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August 24, 2018 Joe Pellman

Go ‘BAC to School’ with IPS Fundraiser on September 24th

Students at IPS have settled into a new school year, and the Indy’s Chamber’s Business Advocacy Committee (BAC) has also done its homework on how to maintain momentum in the state’s largest school district: The BAC has endorsed two incumbents and one open-seat candidate for the IPS Board of Commissioners,…

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August 17, 2018 Courtney Smallwood

Stakeholder Update: BAC to School

Students at IPS and other local districts kicked off a new school year last week, and your Business Advocacy Committee (BAC) has been doing its homework, too.  Earlier this week, the Chamber’s political arm endorsed two incumbents and one open-seat candidate for the Indianapolis Public Schools Board of Commissioners. Superintendent…

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August 7, 2018 Joe Pellman

Business Advocacy Committee Endorses J.D. Ford in SD29

The Indy Chamber’s Business Advocacy Committee (BAC) announced a key state legislative endorsement for the 2018 General Election today, supporting Democratic challenger J.D. Ford in Senate District 29, which covers parts of Hamilton, northwest Marion and southeast Boone Counties. Ford has spent much of his career in higher education, ‘paying…

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August 3, 2018 Courtney Smallwood

Regional Business Groups Release Joint Statement Urging Action on Bias Crimes

The appalling symbols of anti-Semitism spray-painted on a suburban Indy synagogue last weekend were another harsh reminder: Too many Hoosiers are victimized – whether by vandalism, violent crime or other persecution – out of prejudice towards their race, religious beliefs, nationality, gender identity or sexual orientation. Similarly despicable acts continue…

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July 31, 2018 Joe Pellman

Indy Chamber Partners with Indiana Debate Commission to Hold U.S. Senate Debate

This morning, the Indiana Debate Commission announced details of a United States Senate debate on October 30 featuring incumbent Senator Joe Donnelly (D), Mike Braun (R), and Lucy Brenton (L). The Indiana Debate Commission will hold this event in the Toby Theater at Newfields, and the Indy Chamber will hold…

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July 24, 2018 Joe Pellman

Indianapolis Public Schools and Indy Chamber Find Common Ground on Operating Referendum

The Indianapolis Public Schools Board of School Commissioners approved a $220 million operating referendum tonight, putting a revised request on the November 6, 2018 general election ballot along with $52 million in capital projects.  The proposal narrows the gap with the $100 million framework advanced by the Indy Chamber, based…

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July 11, 2018 Joe Pellman

Indy Chamber Releases Details on IPS Operational Assessment

The Indy Chamber released detailed findings from its four-month financial and operational assessment of the Indianapolis Public Schools today, outlining cost-cutting recommendations that would save the district more than $477 million over the next eight years. According to the Chamber, these savings allow the district to close its budget deficit…

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June 29, 2018 Courtney Smallwood

Stakeholder Update: Doing Our Homework to Support Homegrown Talent

Indy Chamber previews IPS assessment this week Some good news on talent as an economic priority over the last two weeks: An analysis led by Richard Florida shows Indy #2 among major metros in recent gains in college-educated adults (2012-2016), a double-digit increase in our share of adults with…

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