Going Global? This Day is For You

Does anyone today truly doubt that we live in a global society? More and more businesses not only survive, but thrive, due to their international connections.

To help even more organizations take advantage, the World Trade Club of Indiana is presenting World Trade Day on April 17. The 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. event at the Ritz Charles in Carmel features a number of educational breakout sessions, an exhibit hall, networking opportunities and more.

Among the topics:

  • Making sense of China
  • Hiring for the global age
  • Best practices in global banking
  • The Export-import Bank, termed the best kept government secret since Area 51

Bill Adams, senior international economist for PNC Bank, will be the luncheon keynote speaker. Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard will offer welcoming remarks and Carmel Mayor James Brainard will discuss "Roundabout Carmel — A Look at Local Gowth and Global Expansion."

Full details and registration available online.

No Surprise: ‘Super’ Return Expected

There really wasn’t a whole lot of mystery, at least in my opinion, where the sentiment would fall on our recent poll question. The only unknown would be the margin of "yes" votes.

The question: Do you think Indianapolis will be the host city for a future Super Bowl? Coming off national and international accolades for convenience, friendliness and being all-around good guys and gals, most expect the NFL to be open to another bid at the appropriate time down the road.

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard summed it up well during Super Bowl week that being in the regular rotation of every four or five years was probably not in the city’s best interests, but that another "super" effort in eight to 10 years might be more realistic.

In your responses, 92% said you expected a return visit by the NFL. Not a big surprise at all. We’ll see what happens in the years ahead.

Check out the current question (upper right of this page) on your key priority for the second half of the legislative session.