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May/June 2014


Volume 17, Number 3





COVER STORY: Best Places to Work in Indiana
In the ninth year of the program, 100 companies in four categories are recognized for their excellent workplace cultures. Access the lists of honorees, No. 1 companies and special recognitions. 

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Roundtable: Breaking Down the Legislative Outcomes
Chamber president, two legislators and a journalist analyze the results of the 2014 Indiana General Assembly session. [Full story]

Calling Indiana Home
Indianapolis and the state benefit from the presence of national governing bodies in four Olympic sports. [Full story]

Electricity Cost Concerns
What was once a strong economic development benefit is turning into a challenge for many Indiana companies. [Full story]


Ranking the Lawmakers
Were your legislators part of the solution at the Statehouse? [Full story]


Small company profiles
Getting to Know: JA Benefits
2014 Newcomer: PolicyStat
Winner columns: Indianapolis Indians, OurHealth, Hylant, Columbus Regional Health

Being the Best: Orientation
It’s essential to start off the workplace experience on the right foot. Companies share their strategies. [Full story]
Best Places Q&A

Medium company profiles
Getting to Know: Community Bank Shares
2014 Newcomer: Apparatus

Five Decades of Excellence
Culture helps produce 50 years of success for MJ Insurance. [Full story]

Being the Best: Training
Once employees are on board, skills must be further developed for individual and organizational achievements. [Full story]
Best Places Q&A

Large company profiles
Getting to Know: Hall Render

Being the Best: Retention
Long-term attainment is all about keeping top performers. Learn some of the “Best Places” approaches. [Full story]
Best Places Q&A

Major company profiles
Getting to Know: Aerotek
2014 Newcomer: Eaton Corporation

Employer/employee benchmark reports


All About Energy
Solar project at airport flying high; don’t forget about nuclear potential. [Full story]

Road Connections
Linking River Ridge and the Jeffersonville port, as well as Dubois County and Interstate 69. [Full story]

Rail for People and Products
Still seeking the South Shore extension; heading south with the Green Express. [Full story]


Guiding the Prevention Process
Wellness programs and initiatives are part of the mix, but progress also often requires a focus on coaching. [Full story]

BizVoice ReVisited: Sweetwater Sound
Latest physical expansion only part of the continued music industry success story for Fort Wayne-based company. [Full story]


President’s Message

Chamber Rewind
1953 water woes; Tweet Street

Found Elsewhere
Crime comparison

Quick Hits
Building the infrastructure