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09novdecNovember / December 2009
Volume 12, Number 6

Feature Stories

2009 Annual Award Winners
Adapting to changing circumstances and focusing on continual improvement are common traits for this year's Business Leader, Government Leader and Community of
the Year.

John Swisher | Stan Jones | Valparaiso

Members and Mentors Making a Difference
Of the nearly 5,000 companies from around the state that value their investment in the Indiana Chamber, more than 200 have been members for at least 50 years.

Volunteers of the Year
Tim Haffner | Melissa Proffitt Reese | Jerry Jones

Expanding the Flying Opportunities
Today's busy business professionals seek alternatives in air travel. Some purchase their own planes, while others rely on charter services and nontraditional airports for increased efficiency.

Community Focus
Dealing With an Evolving Economy in Muncie
City government is forced to make dramatic cuts in an effort to balance the budget. At the same time, developments lead to an exciting downtown future for Ivy Tech Community College.

Indiana's Leaders: Jo Ann Gora, Ball State University
Getting to Know: Minnetrista

Indiana Ingenuity
A Good Kind of Road Rage
New business is producing innovative vehicle signs to help promote communication and increase safety along the highway. Indiana companies are partnering in the effort.

Taking Advantage of Workforce Wisdom
Indiana Chamber Foundation prepares to release a series of studies looking at the aging population and its widespread impacts.

One School, Two Award Winners
Second annual Mr. Math and Mr. Science honorees both come from Terre Haute South. Students excel in a variety of areas to earn prestigious honor.


President's Message
Lessons learned from the winners

Web Exclusives
An early look at three November stories

Watch Out
HR changes from Washington

Workplace Wellness
Hop on that bicycle

BizVoice® ReVisited
Tackling the nursing shortage


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