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November / December 2005

Volume 8, Number 6

Feature Stories

2005 Annual Award Winnerss
Business leader, government leaders and community of the year make a difference in Indiana.
David Frick
Sen. Earline Rogers and Rep. Jerry Torr
LaPorte

2005 Volunteers of the Year
Chamber successes realized through the leadership of its business community volunteers. 
Martin Jischke 
Chris Schrader 
Dick Miller

Indiana’s Best Buys
Leaders of public high schools at the top of Chamber’s annual evaluation discuss records of achievement in face of financial challenges.

ExecConnect: Status of K-12 Education
Panel takes a look at key issues surrounding the development of Indiana’s students and their preparation for the future.

Lifelong Learning Accounts
Northeast Indiana pilot program features companies, outside supporters matching employee contributions for workplace training.

21st Century Workforce Literacy Summit
Chamber event continues focus on major workplace challenge. Experts outline the problem and offer potential solutions.

Regional Focus: Decatur, Franklin, Rush Counties

New Capital at the Table
Financial buyers now playing a major role, boosting effort to keep companies and jobs in Indiana.

D.C. Fly-In
Business leaders, state’s congressional delegation share their insights during annual Washington trip.


President’s Message
Striving to be the best

Pass It On
Soft skills can be difficult

Watch Out
Is it time to go global?

Finance
Private equity investment

Guest Column
NCAA reaches out to business

Guest Column
Gaining arbitration success

Guest Column
Managing employee blogs

Shorts

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