Chamber to Honor Business Leaders

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The chamber named Carmel its Community of the Year in September. The chamber named Carmel its Community of the Year in September.

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Awards Dinner this evening in Indianapolis. The organization will honor Carmel as its Community of the Year, and announce winners of awards including Business Leader of the Year and Government Leader of the Year. Political strategists James Carville and Karl Rove will headline the event.

The Chamber announced in September that Carmel had been named the 2015 Community of the Year. The organization said the Hamilton County city "re-invented itself" from a small town to one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. Carmel is home to the headquarters of more than 75 companies. Last year, the chamber says nine new or expanding companies announced plans to add nearly 1,400 jobs in the city.

For the first time, this year's event will include the Indiana Vision 2025 Dynamic Leader of the Year award. Vision 2025 is the chamber's long-range economic development plan.

The organization expects more than 1,500 people to attend the event at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis.

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