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BizVoice/Indiana Chamber – May/June 2017

When the Best Places to Work in Indiana program started

a dozen years ago, we hoped the celebration would grow

into a signature event to accompany the Indiana Chamber’s

awards dinner each fall. It has not only reached that goal,

but accomplishes so much more on an annual basis.

All of the 200-plus companies that applied this year

receive anonymous, but valuable, feedback from their

employees. All receive data on how they rate compared to

other Best Places participants. The 100 earning the

recognition receive the added value of being able to tout

their accomplishment for recruiting and retention purposes – a perk becoming more

powerful each year.

But here are two ways for everyone to benefit from Best Places to Work:

1. Read through the more than 60 pages of coverage in this issue and implement at least

one idea that Best Places companies are using to establish and grow their workplace

cultures. The beneficiaries will be your organization and its employees.

2. If you have not been a Best Places participant, strongly consider applying for 2018. Again,

the true value of the program is what you learn to help take your workplace to the next

level. If you are no stranger to the program, encourage one or more additional organizations

to take part. (More information is available at


As our technology and innovation series continues, I call special attention to a transformational

business location space in downtown Indianapolis. The Union 525, officially opening its

doors soon as renovation of the former high school continues, has already emerged as a

premier facility for scale-up companies and will be an anchor for tech activity.

While co-working spaces continue to proliferate and are vital to ongoing entrepreneurial

activity, The Union is a new home for co-working graduates and others that are ready

to build on their early success.

Find out how it is filling a vital need in the tech/innovation ecosystem.

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


To inform and influence


Keira Amstutz

Bob Falk

Sanya Strawser

Brad Shaw

Nick Taylor

Indiana Chamber Chair

Ron Christian

Vectren, Evansville

Indiana Chamber Vice Chair

Charles B. Baldwin

Ogletree Deakins, Indianapolis

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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All Can Benefit From the ‘Best’