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July / August 2006

Volume 9, Number 4

Feature Stories

Lugar Outlines Key Issues
In a one-on-one interview, Indiana's senior senator discusses foreign policy topics – immigration, agriculture, energy security, alternative fuels, protectionism and more – that have a direct impact on Indiana.

Going Global: Business Opportunities
Between Indiana and India

India is on pace to surpass China as the largest nation in the world. Its private sector leaders are eyeing business investments around the world and the country's growing middle class offers opportunities for Indiana companies.

Making the Workplace Safer Takes a Team Effort
Yes, management buy-in and leadership is essential. But true employee commitment often makes the difference. That, however, is often easier said than done. What does it take to make behavior-based safety the norm rather than the exception?

Additional safety topics:
Ergonomic choices
Risk assessments and audits
Health care improvements

Taking Indiana to the Next Level
Accelerating Growthis the title, and the goal, of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation's strategic plan. The outline for Indiana economic activity carries many similarities with the Chamber's own efforts inEconomic Vision 2010.

Community Focus
Taking a New Approach in Richmond/Wayne County
Like many Indiana communities, manufacturing struggles take their toll. Diverse business retention and attraction efforts, however, are producing a business climate ripe for growth. Innovation and tourism are at center stage in east central Indiana.
Indiana's Leaders:Lindley Mann, Hill's Floral
Corporate Citizenry:David Nixon, Nixon Tool
Member Spotlight:Golden Engineering


President's Message
Connecting Indiana and India

Chamber Membership
Adding up the benefits

BizVoice® ReVisited
Employers Forum, waste tires

Watch Out
Containing unemployment costs

Watch Out
Unemployment system changes

Pass It On
Building a wellness culture

Deferred compensation changes

New property tax breaks

Guest Column
Preparing for pandemic flu


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