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September / October 2014
Volume 17, Number 5




FEATURE STORIES

COVER STORY: It’s Miller Time!
He has enjoyed a lengthy and successful career as a comedian, actor, commentator, current radio host and a few other roles. Meet Dennis Miller, the Indiana Chamber’s 25th Annual Awards Dinner speaker, in this one-on-one interview. [Full story]

Economic Development, Jobs and Water
One might not normally put those three terms in the same sentence. But a new Indiana Chamber study emphasizes the importance of long-range planning to meet future needs. [Full story]

Election Speculation
Yes, it’s early but our four experts don’t mind weighing in as they offer insights on trends and the 2014 races in this roundtable discussion. [Full story]

Indiana Companies to Watch
The seventh annual program places the spotlight (in this 28-page section) on 27 organizations throughout the state, citing their success and promise for additional growth.
Welcome letters
Economic impact
Q&A with company leaders
Company profiles
ReVisited: BlueBridge Digital
Getting to Know: Peepers
Indiana Ingenuity: Nextremity Solutions
ReVisted: PERQ
Getting to Know: South Bend Modern Molding
Alumni achievements, Spotlight winners


FURTHERMORE

Indiana Vision 2025: ‘Farther and Faster’
Review of economic development plan reveals progress on a number of initiatives, but makes call for more action to take place at a quicker rate to meet goals. [Full story]


ELECTION PREVIEW

Going the Digital Route
Campaigns of today and the future use technology to reach voters. New methods, however, must serve as a complement to traditional outreaches. [Full story]

Today’s Successful Candidate
Chamber vice president of political affairs Jeff Brantley looks at what it takes to go from hopeful to officeholder. View list of Chamber PAC endorsements. [Full story]

Business of Sports: Personal Enhancement for Athletes
Two Indiana organizations play valuable roles in helping professionals, including Venus Williams, complete their education and improve their language skills. [Full story]


WORKPLACE WELLNESS

Making the Proper Measurements
Guest columnist Sharon Sporman offers her perspective. She poses a few additional questions you must ask yourself first in order to get the most out of your program. [Full story]


DEPARTMENTS

President’s Message

Chamber Rewind
Bremen Castings; Tweet Street

Quick Hits

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