January / February 2006
Volume 9, Number 1
On the Road to Success?
State seeks innovative leasing, toll road options to pay for $2.8 billion transportation funding shortfall. Legislative outcome holds the fate for numerous construction projects throughout the state.
Assessing the Reassessment System
Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute study finds that changes are required in the state's property tax administration, including moving the primary responsibility for assessment to the county level.
ExecConnect: Banks vs. Credit Unions
Similarities in financial institutions now outnumber the differences. Banks, however, cry foul over federal tax exemption for credit unions, which claim their longstanding role serves as an important "check and balance."
Focusing on Finance
Leaders of banks and credit unions discuss recent industry trends, expanding services for customers and coping with technology challenges.
Maintaining Corporate Control
Accountants learn about the profession's role in prominent scandal and how to cope with Sarbanes-Oxley. WorldCom whistleblower and Big 4 board chair are among those sharing their experiences.
Making the Meeting Special
Chamber members identify leading venues for business events in Fort Wayne, South Bend, Evansville and Northwest Indiana. Find out what takes them to the top of the list.
A New Home for the Business Traveler
Conrad Hotel will deliver special amenities for Indianapolis visitors, event planners.
Seeking an Insurance Boost
State initiative focuses on growing an already strong industry, through both internal expansion and external attraction.
Community Focus: Terre Haute
- Vigo County leads the way in fighting the "meth monster." Law enforcement and business communities work together.
- Corporate Citizenry: Clabber Girl
- Indiana's Leaders: Paul Thrift, Thompson Thrift
- Member Spotlight: Industrial Supply Company
Road funding solution needed
Updates on past Stories
Business banking relationship
Pass It On
Meeting event venues
Taking safety precautions
Talent of storytelling