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September/October 2007

Volume 10, Number 5

Feature Stories

Property Tax Primer
Where does your property tax money go? What local government units have experienced the largest levy increases? What are the differences between business and residential assessments and levies? These questions and more are addressed.

Creating His Own Legacy
Martin Luther King III works to achieve lofty goals – reduce poverty and increase world peace. An exclusive interview with the 18th Annual Awards Dinner speaker offers insight into his past, present and future endeavors.

Career Excellence – Times Two
Jeff "Skunk" Baxter executes a most unique transition from making music to advising on national defense issues. This sneak preview sets the stage for his November 8 appearance at the Indiana Chamber's Volunteer of the Year Awards Luncheon.

Web Exclusive: Baxter on music

Business Takes a European Twist
The term global economy is commonplace. It's not just neighbors in Canada and Mexico, or impending giants in China and India. Europe offers intriguing stories and possibilities for Indiana companies.
All eyes on Ireland 
ExecConnect: Roundtable discussion 
From Belarus to Indianapolis 
Education initiatives 
BizVoice® ReVisited: Canadian trade

Construction Opportunities, Challenges
It's a good time to be in the building industry – if there are enough workers with the needed abilities. 
Making Major Moves 
Seeking a skills upgrade

Focusing on Real Estate 
Property values are largely influenced by surrounding enterprises and economic factors beyond one's control. Two examples:
Auto impact: From Princeton to Greensburg 
Agriculture experiences rapid increases

Indiana Ingenuity
Tops in Tanning
ETS equals major success in a growing industry. Find out how a Marion County company reaches out to the world with its full-service manufacturing, distribution and entrepreneurship services.

Community Focus
Making the Necessary Adjustments
Columbia City and businesses within its borders adapt to changing circumstances to carve out a niche. Learn the latest about the Whitley County community.
Indiana's Leaders: John Lefever, STAR Insurance Agency 
Member Spotlight: Bones Theatre


Departments

President's Message
Tax problem not new

BizVoice® Web Exclusives
An early look at three September stories

BizVoice® ReVisited
High-speed rail

Finance
Changes in capital strategies

Education resource
Web site addition

Wellness initiative
Chamber program serves staff

Shorts

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