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January / February 2014


Volume 17, Number 1


COVER STORY: South Bend Career Academy
New charter school develops strong link between the classroom and the workplace. [Full story]

Going Beyond English 101
Indiana’s higher education institutions offer an array of unique classes and programs, including designing buildings out of retired airplanes. [Full story]

Legislative Outlook
Discover the Chamber’s Indiana General Assembly “Top 10” list for 2014. [Full story]

Beyond the Lawmaking
A firefighter, a candy maker, a youth advocate and a funeral home director: See how four Indiana legislators spend their time outside the Statehouse walls. [Full story]


Indiana Vision 2025

Power of the People
New round of regional forums demonstrate progress, focus on local efforts related to statewide economic development plan. [Full story]

Intern Excellence
Two technology companies are tackling the skills gap through internships; Indiana INTERNnet touts partnerships. [Full story]

College Connections
College Mentors for Kids are on a mission; Steelworker for the Future® program provides hands-on experience; returning in search of a degree. [Full story]

All About Adults
“Middle-skill” jobs are plentiful; two approaches to employee training. [Full story]

Roundtable: Filling the Education Pipeline
Participants discuss the paths to more STEM degrees and assistance for existing workers. [Full story]

Center for Education and Career Innovation
New office to try different approach to a familiar goal: align education and training with workforce needs. [Full story]


Issue Specialists
The Indiana Chamber’s policy experts are ready to assist. [Full story]

Working for You
Learn more about the Chamber’s Cam Carter and Mike Ripley [Full story]


Fun and Games
Employers realize gamification can make a healthy impact. [Full story]

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Business Spotlight
MainGate Inc.: Indianapolis-based merchandise marketing company continues strong growth. [Full story]

Dynamic Pricing
Sports teams and companies are employing the innovative practice to maximize revenues. [Full story]


President’s Message

Chamber Chatter
New look; your tweets

In Pictures 
Annual Awards Dinner photos

Chamber Rewind 
Back in the legislative day

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