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January/February 2008
Volume 11, Number 1

Feature Stories

Financial Focus
There is no business succession plan in place. Company control may be transferred to out-of-state interests. There is a need to motivate employees to even higher levels of performance. An employee stock ownership plan might be the answer.
Feature:ESOPs
Column:Changes in auditing standards
Column:Tapping into retirement savings

Legislators: It's Their Time to Act
Property tax reform and local government efficiency will be the dominant issues as the General Assembly returns to work in the 2008 short session. While the primary focus is on two related topics, a number of different factors impact the work of those lawmakers.
Technology's role at the Statehouse
Chamber chairman provides insights
Roundtable: Mixing legislative, political processes
Local government efficiency recommendations
Legislative leaders' comments

Agriculture Turns a New Page
Farming was the centerpiece of Indiana's economy for many years. Today, agritourism is a growing component in the state's diversified business portfolio.

Indiana Ingenuity
Productivity at its Best
An Indiana manufacturer of bolts and other components has 45 employees working one shift. So how does it have "eight times more production capacity than our largest competitor."

Community Focus
Connecting Crane With the Community
Developer Dale Ankrom refers to Daviess County as one of Indiana's best-kept secrets. He and local officials are working to tell that story and grow the economy through a broad-based technology park, workforce development efforts and more.
Indiana's Leaders:
Eric Lane, Basiloid Diversifed Products

Member Spotlight:Raydar and Associates

High School Effectiveness and Efficiency
Indiana's Best Buys report recognizes schools for their achievement compared to tax expenditures. See who tops the list for 2007.


Departments

President's Message
Reform requires reduced spending

BizVoice® Web Exclusives
An early look at three January stories

BizVoice® ReVisited
Lifelong learning accounts

BizVoice® ReVisited
Quest for federal research grants

Pass It On
Agency assists in funding search

2007 Annual Dinner/Volunteer Luncheon photographs

Workplace Wellness
Making resolutions a reality

Shorts

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