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10/24/2014 - Open Board Meeting with Special Guest John Pepper

John Pepper, former CEO and President of Procter & Gamble and former Chairman of The Walt Disney Company, understands that companies like yours face a daily challenge to find skilled workers.  While efforts to improve the workforce pipeline are showing signs of success here in Bartholomew County, it is becoming more evident that educational investments in our youngest, at-risk children have the greatest social impact and achieve the highest return on investment. 

In this community, many children don't begin their formal education before kindergarten when they're about 5 years old. However, early learning advocates said the first five years of a child's life are crucial to not only learning to read but also in developing social and critical thinking skills.  

On November 4, Bartholomew County voters will be asked to vote on a referendum to support all day, public pre-kindergarten scholarships for our most disadvantaged children, those who receive free and reduced lunch assistance.

Please join us to learn why John Pepper thinks this is critical to our community's - and our nation's - success.

About John Pepper

From 1963 to 2003, he served in various positions at Procter & Gamble, including Chairman of the Board from 2000 to 2002, and Chief Executive Officer. He served as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of The Procter & Gamble Company until December 2003. He then served as Vice President of finance and administration at Yale University from January 2004 to December 2005. He has been a director of The Walt Disney Company since 2006. Pepper co-chairs the CEO Task Force for Ready Nation, an organization dedicated to securing public funding for prekindergarten programs.

10/30/2014 - After Hours Networking at Home News Enterprise Printing

Be ready to have some fun and make some great connections at this After Hours event. HNE will be offering a behind-the-scenes look of its facility. You won't want to miss the printing press in action. The Republic, Indianapolis Business Journal, Travel Indiana, and many more regional publications are published at HNE.

11/19/2014 - Chamber Expo

What is the Chamber Expo?
The Chamber Expo is a premier business-to-business trade exposition involving nearly 100 booths, hours of networking opportunities, and access to hundreds of business decision-makers from the area.

Why will it produce results for your business?
The Chamber’s Expo is a proven tool for marketing and growing your business. With the holidays right around the corner, our focus will be on buying local. Whether it’s office equipment, banking services, employee and/or personal gifts, to catering and holiday party sites!

Booths are 8x10 and include a 6ft clothed table, 2 chairs, and a sign marking your booth. 



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Use SmallBizU, an online learning portal, to gain the knowledge you need to jump-start your company's growth. More than 50 hours of training at your fingertips 24/7. Members, call the Chamber for your free access code to the courses.


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Entrepreneurship is alive and well in Columbus. Two outstanding organizations offer free one-on-one business counseling services to start-ups and existing business owners.


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It's where good ideas swim around. 

Join web designers, graphic designers, and entrepreneurs from 1 pm to 5 pm every Wednesday at the Indiana University Center for Art and Design (IUCA+D) at 310 Jackson Street.


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