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BizVoice/Indiana Chamber – May/June 2016

The Indiana Chamber was thrilled to have a record

number of Hoosier employers participate in the latest Best

Places to Work in Indiana program. All entrants earn

valuable feedback, and we honor in this issue the 100

organizations selected by Best Companies Group as

meeting the “best of the best” criteria.

As always, these top companies were determined through

employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys. If

your organization has not participated in the past, don’t miss

out in 2017. Check out

for all the details.

Two companies – Edward Jones and Katz, Sapper & Miller – impressively have made

Indiana’s Best Places to Work list all 11 years!

Speaking of Katz, Sapper & Miller, our top feature in the Best Places to Work section is

about this Indianapolis-based accounting firm, which rose to the No. 1 position for the

first time (Page 36). A big congratulations to the team there and at our other No. 1

honorees: Luther Consulting, Mainstreet and Microsoft. Plus a well-deserved “well

done” to all those chosen for the Best Places designation!

On the government side of things, we tackle several developments.

We put an exclamation point on the legislative session on Page 10 – taking a look at

some positive accomplishments and previewing work that is left to do in 2017. Our

scores for state legislators are unveiled in the annual

Legislative Vote Analysis

(Page 12),

which examines voting records on pro-jobs, pro-economy legislation.

The importance of the new commercial court pilot project is explored on Page 14, with

various justices and others weighing in. The goal of the commercial courts is to help

resolve complex businesses cases in a more timely and predictable manner.

Our year-long series on corporate social responsibility continues with an explanation of

benefit corporations (Page 88) and how some early adopters are planning to make a

difference in their communities and beyond.

As always, thank you for reading



and for your support of the Indiana Chamber.

Kevin M. Brinegar

President and CEO




Kevin Brinegar


Tom Schuman

(317) 264-3792

Art Director

Tony Spataro

Managing Editor

Rebecca Patrick


Tim Brewer

(317) 496-0704


Matt Ottinger

Symone C. Skrzycki

Charlee Beasor

Katie Coffin

Cory Ahlersmeyer


To inform and influence


David Becker

Kerry Byrne

Greg Guevara

Brad Skillman

Indiana Chamber Chair

Tom Hirons

Hirons & Co. Advertising + Public Relations, Indianapolis

Indiana Chamber Vice Chair

Ron Christian

Vectren, Evansville

President and CEO

Kevin Brinegar



(ISSN 1521-0146) is published bimonthly by the

Indiana Chamber of Commerce, 115 W. Washington, Suite

850S, P.O. Box 44926, Indianapolis, IN 46244-0926.



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for the people of Indiana and their enterprises.



May/June 2016 | Volume 19, Number 3