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April 14, 2013

First 2013 Business After Hours a success

TERRE HAUTE — The first 2013 Business After Hours was a great success. More than 70 of our members networked at Ballyhoo Tavern; thank you to Jay Knott and his crew for a job well done. At the end of this month, the Chamber will host Business Recognition Week, sponsored by Union Hospital. The week will start with the 2013 Business Expo, presented in cooperation with the Tribune-Star, on April 30 and May 1 at Hulman Center. We will host the Business Recognition Awards luncheon at noon on May 2 at MCL Banquet and Conference Center. Four business awards will be presented during the event:

n Green Business

n Healthy Workplace Business

n Small Business

n Fastest Growing Business

Again, the turnouts and involvement of our members signal strong support for our 2013 program.

Additionally, the involvement, participation and response provide backing for our final value:

We value being a member-driven organization that is inclusive, open-minded and non-partisan. We will promote diversity and be accessible to all levels of business.

This value drives the following strategic initiative:

Advocating for a Business Friendly Environment: the chamber will advocate at the local, state and federal levels on issues important to the business community. We will focus on both regulatory and legislative issues. We will promote a process of determining advocacy issues that is transparent to our members.

Being an advocate, at all levels of government, for the business community is one of the core tenets of a chamber of commerce. We must be addressing the critical issues facing the Terre Haute business community, whether those issues are from special districts, the city or county, the school district, the state of Indiana or from the federal government.

The Public Policy Council updated and published the 2013 Public Policy Agenda. For a copy of the agenda, contact the chamber at 812-232-2391. The issues the agenda provides guidance on included:

n Public Finance & Tax Policy

n National Security and Defense

n Workforce Development & Education

n Small Business

n Business Advocacy

n Healthcare

n Transportation

n Environment & Energy

n Modernization of Government

n Immigration

n Wabash River & Sustainable Development

n Community Culture

Our Legislative Action Network is meeting on a quarterly basis with elected and regulatory personnel to learn more about their actions and how those actions affect’s the Terre Haute business community. The first quarter’s meeting featured U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon.

In September of each year, the chamber hosts a D.C fly-in to meet with our U.S. Representative and all of Indiana’s congressional delegation to inform them of issues of interest to Terre Haute. Issues we have addressed include:

n Additional Federal Correctional Facility for Vigo County

n The Rural Health Innovation Collaborative

n Increased missions for the 181 Intelligence Wing

n Terre Haute International Airport/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

During the year we will host city, county, state and federal officials for luncheons and breakfast to keep our members informed of issues affecting the Terre Haute business community.

If you would like more information concerning our public poliy activities feel free to contact me at the chamber at 812-232-2391 or email us at memberinfo@terrehautechamber.com.

 

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