The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is again calling for legislation that it says would remove some of the local hurdles such projects now face.
House, Senate differ on handling vaccine mandates, health emergency
Indiana House and Senate Republican leaders appear to be at odds on how to handle legislation to address employer vaccine mandates and end the state’s public health emergency.Read More
Chamber survey finds 80% of respondents suffering revenue loss
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In an effort to relieve workforce shortages and encourage vaccinations, the chamber is partnering with the Franciscan Health Immunization Department to offer free Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine clinics on site to employers in all 92 counties.
Thompson is the first African-American to lead the chamber board and is the CEO and chairman of four businesses, including Thompson Distribution and First Electric Supply.
The Indiana Chamber of Commerce said the findings underscore the reality of the “Great Resignation” throughout the country.
Business tax cuts and nixing government-imposed vaccine mandates will be among the legislative priorities for Indiana Chamber of Commerce next year, and top GOP lawmakers mostly appear to be on the same page.
The contest is open to all businesses, from veteran manufacturers to budding entrepreneurs. To participate, a company does not need to be headquartered in Indiana, but the product it enters must be manufactured in the state.
During the chamber’s annual legislative preview event—which was held virtually this year as a safety precaution—the organization announced its top five priorities for the session that starts in January.
The report evaluated Indiana in four general areas—talent, business climate, infrastructure and creative culture—and considered educational attainment, per-capita income, government spending, health insurance premiums, smoking and obesity rates, energy prices, internet connectivity and entrepreneurship.
Passageways announced it would make its employee and board collaboration software free to aid not-for-profit organizations and government agencies challenged by the coronavirus pandemic. This week, Passageways expanded the offer to Indiana Chamber of Commerce members.
The chamber, in announcing its endorsement Tuesday, said the backing of Holcomb, a Republican, marks only the second time it has endorsed a candidate in a gubernatorial race.
The Indiana Chamber of Commerce on Monday said one of its top legislative priorities was to get state lawmakers to pass laws to decrease the smoking rate of Hoosiers and get vaping products out of the hands of young people.
The chamber announced Thursday morning that it has created the Institute for Workforce Excellence after its annual survey showed growing concern by employers over their ability to find qualified job applicants.
The statewide business group announced its lobbying agenda Monday—and it includes support for passing a hate-crimes bill and increasing the cigarette tax. Another priority involves the state’s superintendent of public instruction.
The Indiana Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday announced it would support the passage of a state law against bias crimes, marking the first time the organization has taken an official position on the issue.
It is the first time since the Indiana Chamber of Commerce began endorsing a candidate 10 years ago that it has not backed the Republican candidate for Senate.
Although lawmakers OK’d less than half the $50 million annual pledge business leaders wanted for expanding state-funded preschool, they passed a major infrastructure bill that businesses favored.
Organizers of the Indiana Tech & Innovation Council say a number of factors led to its creation, including the Religious Freedom Restoration Act that Gov. Mike Pence signed into law in 2015.
Mark Lawrance spent 14 years at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce before heading to the Indiana University Public Policy Institute two years ago. Now he’s back at the Chamber in a new role.
The Indiana Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced Thursday that its board of directors has voted "overwhelmingly" to support expanding the state’s civil rights law to include protection for sexual orientation and gender identity.