The Indiana Chamber's top legislative priorities for the 2017 General Assembly session are:
• Business Leader of the Year: Sonny Beck, of Beck’s Hybrids in Atlanta
• Government Leader of the Year: State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington)
• Indiana Chamber Foundation’s Indiana Vision 2025 Dynamic Leaders of the Year: pi lab “Edwin the Duck” creators Matt MacBeth and Don Inmon
• Lifeline Data Centers Community of the Year: Fishers
Ron Christian – executive vice president external affairs, and chief legal officer and corporate secretary at Vectren Corporation in Evansville – was formally elected the Indiana Chamber’s 2017 chair of the board of directors. Read more.
Making sure young people are ready for college or a career after completing their secondary education should be a top priority for all. The Indiana Chamber Foundation, through its Ready Indiana program, is one of the resources identified through the Lilly Endowment’s Comprehensive Counseling Initiative (a five-year, up to $30 million effort) to guide college and career readiness programs.
The Foundation has conducted a series of studies over the past three years to identify best practices and counseling models. Education-employer connections are one of the keys to success, with businesses a valuable partner. Planning grants are available for school corporations and charter schools to utilize Ready Indiana resources to seek implementation funding that could be as high as $100 per student.
Details on the Endowment’s initiative are at http://www.lillyendowment.org/ed_ci.html. Contact Shelley Huffman (317-264-7548) to learn how Ready Indiana can be of assistance.