Southwest Indiana Chamber Unveils Award WinnersPosted: Updated:
The Southwest Indiana Chamber has announced the winners of its 2018 business awards. The recipients were announced at the organization's Annual Meeting & Dinner, where the new chairman of the chamber's board of directors was also nominated.
Nearly 800 people were in attendance to find out this year's award winners. They include:
• Normal P. Wagner Business of the Year: Accuride Corp.
• Small Business of the Year: Signarama Evansville
• Richard A. Schlottman Business Person of the Year: Tom Burkhardt
• Entrepreneur of the Year: Brian Wildeman, president of Wilde Horticultural IHC
• Nonprofit of the Year: Junior Achievement of Southwest Indiana
• Volunteer of the Year: Doug Minor
• Young Professionals of the Year: Matthew Nix and Nate Hahn
The chamber also nominated Christine Keck, director of federal government affairs at Evansville-based Vectren Corp., as chairman of the board for the 2018-2020 term. She succeeds Jim Sandgren of Old National Bancorp, who stepped down from the role.
Creating the Work Spaces that Draw Talent to Indianapolis
The future economy will be driven by data, powered by robotics and heavily invested in the building blocks of nature – biotech and genetic engineering. That’s true of the economy nationwide, and it’s especially true here in Indianapolis, where dominant pharmaceutical and biotech companies are putting us at the cutting edge of the science-based economy. It all sounds larger than life. But the facilities that will house these industries will always be...
Most Popular Stories
Medical Consulting Firm Opens Downtown Indy HQ
A medical consulting startup is celebrating the grand opening of its new downtown Indianapolis headquarters. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says Expert RN|MD, which provides medical consultation services to law firms and life science companies, is investing $1.7 million in the new location and plans to create up to 21 jobs by the end of 2023. The firm was founded in 2018 and recently renovated the 4,000-square-foot space in the downtown's Wholesale District. In an interview...
International School Launches Capital Campaign
The International School of Indiana has publicly launched a capital campaign to establish a unified campus in Indianapolis. As part of the ONE ISI campaign, the school is looking to raise $6.5 million to build a new school building for pre-elementary and elementary students at the site of its middle and high schools. The public launch follows a 10-month silent phase of the campaign, during which ISI raised $5 million from more than two dozen donors. Currently, ISI's operations are...
Mayor Henry Announces Developer for $70M Project
Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry has named Indianapolis-based Barrett & Stokely the developer for a $70 million project on the city's riverfront near Promenade Park. The company was selected from a group of five firms that submitted requests for proposals to spearhead the project.
Fishers Makes Top 10 List of 'Best Places to Live'
Three communities in Indiana made the top 100 list of best places to live in the country, but only one made the top 10. Fishers was judged by Money magazine as the third best place to live in the United States, behind Clarksville, Tennessee and Round Rock, Texas.
Vice President Pence to Visit Indy for Free-Trade Discussion
Vice President Mike Pence will return to Indianapolis on Sept. 26 at an event to discuss the free trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. A panel will discuss the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, starting at 12:15 p.m. Sept. 26 at MacAllister Machinery, 6300 Southeastern Ave.