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    The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has named Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush its 2018 Government Leader of the Year. The chamber says Rush "brings a passionate commitment, and strong organizational skills and communication abilities to all aspects of her position."

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    • Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers (file photo)

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    The Indianapolis-based 500 Festival has elected officers for its 2018-2019 board of directors. The nonprofit says Mike Strohl, chief customer officer for Citizens Energy Group, will serve as chairman of the board. Strohl previously served as vice chairman of the board for the 500 Festival. Chief Executive Officer Bob Bryant says Strohl's leadership and relational approach to the nonprofit's mission has been "exemplary."

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