Best Places to Work Winners Are …

In this time of primarily doom, gloom and unfortunately a little more doom, it sure is nice to be able to tell some positive business stories. Our Chamber communication staff is doing just that in putting together the Best Places to Work in Indiana issue of BizVoice magazine.

Everyone rightfully touts the line that people are what make their company what it is. Only those that back it up, however, with visible actions are the ones that develop the strongest of workplace cultures. These are the organizations that have people knocking on their door wanting to be part of the team, along with earning deep loyalty from existing associates.

The 70 companies being honored at the May 5 awards dinner have been identified. We’ve found businesses that go beyond just generous benefits and flexible work arrangements. Leadership shows it cares, with employees responding with strong productivity and commitment. Leading the way at the top of the small/medium and large company lists are … you didn’t really think I was going to tell, did you?

You’ll need to come to the dinner or catch the BizVoice, debuting at the end of the May 5 event, for the actual rankings. All the companies, however, are winners. Congratulations to them — and thanks for providing us some good news.

HR Basics and Safety Leadership Highlight April Seminars

The basics of human resources and principles of safety leadership highlight the Indiana Chamber’s April conferences in downtown Indianapolis. Event details include:

  • HR 101: Understanding the Basics, April 1 at the Indiana Chamber Conference Center at 115 W. Washington St., Suite 850S in downtown Indianapolis, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Covering the many functions of human resources, this seminar will provide resources for creating and managing an effective HR program. Presented by Flashpoint, topics will include the role of human resources in today’s organization, how to develop effective policies and procedures, recruiting and interviewing processes, and how to safeguard from employee lawsuits. HR specialist credit is available. Cost: Indiana Chamber members, $299; non-members, $324.
  • Principles of Safety Leadership, April 15-16 at the Indiana Chamber Conference Center at 115 W. Washington St., Suite 850S in downtown Indianapolis. This interactive workshop, presented by Bobbi Samples, is designed to assist attendees in developing safety leadership skills and understand how to apply those skills in the workplace. The first day of the workshop will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and cover topics such as how to capitalize on employee involvement and train the adult learner. The second day, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., will cover problem solving in safety, key performance indicators for safety and motivational leadership. Cost: Indiana Chamber members, $299; non-members, $324.

To register to attend these Indiana Chamber seminars or for more information, visit or call (317) 264-6885 or (800) 824-6885.