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March/April 2006

Volume 9, Number 2

Feature Stories

Mission on the Move
Colleges and universities face a growing number of challenges each day. Our roundtable discussion with four higher education presidents gives an inside look at the changes and how they cope with the increasing demands.

Learning in Class and on the Job
Students throughout the state are more immersed than ever in experiential learning opportunities. Not only are they better able to prepare for a career, but companies and organizations benefit from the skills and enthusiasm brought into the workplace.

Casting a Wide INTERNnet
Program that connects students and employers comes home to the Indiana Chamber. High-technology, high-touch effort is expanding statewide. New executive director Pam Norman explains the benefits for all involved.

Give Me an 'E' for Electronic
It's difficult to find a company or organization that does not have a web presence. The number successfully selling products or services on the Internet, however, is far smaller. Find out how several companies are exceeding expectations.

Same Name, New Approach
Indiana's 21st Century Research & Technology Fund wants to assist small businesses with their commercialization efforts. Bruce Kidd describes the changes and what is needed to take the program – and Indiana companies – to the next level.

And the Survey Says …
Mercer Health & Benefits shares the national and Indiana-specific results of it annual look at health care costs. Respondents point to consumerism and care management as top strategies for the future.

Community Focus: Kokomo

  • Destination: Kokomo: Aggressive public sector economic development efforts are under way. The goals including maintaining the traditional strengths, diversifying the business offerings and attracting additional residents to the city.
  • Corporate Citizenry: Coca-Cola Bottling Company
  • Indiana's Leaders: John O'Donnell, 
    First National Bank & Trust
  • Member Spotlight: Syndicate Sales

Small Businesses Take the Spotlight
Cannon IV and Family Express collect top honors at the Chamber's annual Small Business Day at the Statehouse. Winners and Gov. Mitch Daniels share their insights on growing successful companies.


Departments

President's Message
INTERNnet program benefits employers

BizVoice® ReVisited 
Updates on Winning Communities, BPL

Watch Out
Successful international assignments

Pass It On
The art of interviewing

Finance
Wellness benefits pay off

Guest Column
Business is going global

Guest Column
Crisis communications planning

Shorts

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