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IN Chamber, the podcast of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, focuses on issues that shape business success.

IN Chamber: The Podcast Indiana Chamber

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IN Chamber, the podcast of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, focuses on issues that shape business success.

    Impactful Legislative Session for Businesses

    Impactful Legislative Session for Businesses

    Indiana Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kevin Brinegar says the 2022 Indiana General Assembly concluded in a good place overall for the rights of businesses, for the state’s economy and for talent attraction and growth.

    In this wrap-up of the 2022 legislative session, Brinegar discusses in detail the key policies that passed – or didn’t in one notable case – and the implications for Hoosier businesses. Surprises, a nod to his mother’s persimmon pudding and a preview of the priorities for 2023 also made the cut.

    • 28 min
    Living the Entrepreneurial Dream

    Living the Entrepreneurial Dream

    Janus Motorcycles recently won the Indiana Chamber’s first-ever Coolest Thing Made in Indiana contest, a bracket-style tournament in which winners were chosen by public voting. The manufacturer beat out 64 of the most recognizable and unique products from the Hoosier state.

    The production motorcycle company was co-founded by Notre Dame alum Richard Worsham over a decade ago in Goshen. He shares how the retro-inspired bikes came to be and what it took to turn his entrepreneurial spirit into a business success story.

    Janus Motorcycles’ own journey to becoming a viable and profitable company took years, and Worsham credits having an “incremental” vision, a team of mentors and implementing lean manufacturing as key factors in the company’s ultimate success. A lot of things happened “organically,” he offers, adding that selecting the right community in which to locate can do wonders.

    • 38 min
    Business of Sports With Allison Melangton

    Business of Sports With Allison Melangton

    It’s hard to believe it’s been a decade since Indianapolis hosted its wildly successful Super Bowl. Allison Melangton was at the helm of that effort as CEO of the Super Bowl Host Committee. The timing now couldn’t be more appropriate to get her thoughts on what that game meant to central Indiana’s sports and tourism fortunes – and what chance the city has of getting another Super Bowl. She also reflects on the thrill of Indy’s successful and unique pitch to NFL owners.

    Melangton, former president of the Indiana Sports Corp, is currently senior vice president of Penske Entertainment, which owns the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). While Melangton may have changed lanes, she’s still got the pedal to the metal. She lets us in on the latest developments at IMS and the IndyCar Series, including what the 2022 Indy 500 will look like and plans to integrate sports gambling.

    On the policy and hot topics front, Melangton shares her insights on fan engagement, esports and the benefits of a bid fund to help land major sporting and tourism events – which is currently in legislation before the Indiana General Assembly.

    • 33 min
    Get to Know Indiana University President Pamela Whitten

    Get to Know Indiana University President Pamela Whitten

    Indiana University’s 19th president is energized at the opportunity to lead the major multicampus institution – the first woman to do so – and has fit right in since taking the post in July.

    The conversation with Dr. Pamela Whitten reflected on her journey and shared her top priorities for IU – one of which is a renewed emphasis to lift up the state.

    Of the latter, she says: “It’s important that we prepare our students as the workforce for a number of things that our Indiana communities may need both today and then as that evolves in the future. … We have a key responsibility to really be in front of those issues and work with partners inside and outside the state to advance our economy.”

    Other topics include her expertise in telemedicine, what’s near and dear to her heart and a growing partnership with Purdue University President Mitch Daniels.

    • 31 min
    Latest on State and Federal COVID-19 Mandates

    Latest on State and Federal COVID-19 Mandates

    Indiana’s business community is getting mandate pressure from every direction. On the federal side, the Biden administration wants to require employers with 100 or more employees to implement full vaccination or weekly testing. At the state level, legislative leaders are attempting to restrict businesses’ ability to require the COVID-19 vaccine for employees if they choose.

    Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar discusses the status of both efforts. Regarding the state proposal, he relays the daunting prospects of employers footing the bill for testing unvaccinated employees and other concerning aspects.

    Brinegar also uses his vast experience at the Statehouse to put in perspective the public hearing that was held on November 23 and offers thoughts about what might happen when the General Assembly takes up its bill in January.

    • 18 min
    Racing Icon Roger Penske on Navigating Life's Twists and Turns

    Racing Icon Roger Penske on Navigating Life's Twists and Turns

    At our 32nd Annual Awards Dinner on November 9, racing legend Roger Penske shared reflections about his successful career as a car owner, purchasing the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) in 2019, entrepreneurship and more. Racing enthusiast Gov. Eric Holcomb asked the questions in a one-of-a-kind conversation.

    Born and raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a Cleveland suburb, Penske’s love of cars and speed launched his career – first as an accomplished driver. Through Team Penske, his pro racing team, he has emerged as one of the most influential figures in auto racing history.

    Penske is the founder and chairman of Penske Corporation, whose subsidiaries operate in a variety of industry segments. They include retail automotive, truck leasing, transportation logistics and professional motorsports.

    Subsidiary Penske Entertainment Corp. owns the storied IMS, the NTT IndyCar Series, the premier open-wheel racing series in North America, and IMS Productions, which offers video and production services.

    Penske Corporation manages businesses with consolidated revenues of more than $32 billion, operating in over 3,200 locations and employing more than 60,000 people worldwide.

    Navigating the twists and turns on a racetrack has parallels to steering a business through highs and lows. Penske has made his mark in both realms and knows what it takes to achieve at the highest level.

    • 48 min

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