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IN Chamber, the podcast of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, brings you insightful interviews with Indiana leaders in business, education, technology, politics and more.

IN Chamber: The Podcast Indiana Chamber

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IN Chamber, the podcast of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, brings you insightful interviews with Indiana leaders in business, education, technology, politics and more.

    Nick Smarrelli: Success in tech and beyond

    Nick Smarrelli: Success in tech and beyond

    Nick Smarrelli touts balance and flexibility. Yes, that includes running ultramarathons and endurance races, while he and his wife embrace careers with travel obligations and caring for their three young children. On the business side of the equation, Smarrelli says he’s a big believer in saying “yes”, especially espouses one of GadellNet’s core values in “no excuses” and has the company investing in the recruiting and training of top people in the technology solutions space. Hear how the organization strives to set itself apart and what it did to earn 98% employee retention last year.

    Learn more at www.gadellnet.com.

    • 34 min
    Ali Cudby: It’s all about keeping your customers

    Ali Cudby: It’s all about keeping your customers

    That’s the name of the book – literally – as in Keep Your Customers: How to Stop Customer Turnover, Improve Retention and Get Lucrative Long-Term Loyalty. The launch came during the current pandemic, but it’s author Ali Cudby’s career journey and lessons learned that are so important today. She calls herself an “accidental entrepreneur” based on a bra-buying experience in London. Today, her company is Your Iconic Brand and her work involves clients in a number of industries. Spoiler alert: Don’t forget the little things and try to ensure the “ripple effects” are positive ones.

    Learn more:
    Your Iconic Brand (youriconicbrand.com)
    Keep Your Customers book (www.amazon.com/Keep-Your-Customers-Retention-Lucrative/dp/1642796425)

    • 34 min
    Rob Martens: “ ‘Peak’ing around the corners” of the future of business

    Rob Martens: “ ‘Peak’ing around the corners” of the future of business

    He’s not the first to note this, but he says it well. “We really know how to build things here. Silicon Valley is very focused on connecting things. There’s a gap in the marketplace for taking those big, complex physical things (that we build) and connecting them to the application layer, with that software layer. This is a huge opportunity for us.” Rob Martens is chief innovation and design officer, among other roles, for Allegion. His job involves taking the door and security functions that have been part of the company for more than 100 years and “futuring” their applications. The Allegion Ventures venture capital firm, the new Pin & Tumbler Studio and more are part of the equation.

    Learn more:
    Allegion (https://www.allegion.com/corp/en/index.html)
    Allegion Ventures (https://www.allegion.com/corp/en/ventures.html)
    Pin & Tumbler Studio (https://pinandtumbler.com)

    • 39 min
    Max Brickman: ‘Venturing’ Into New Territory

    Max Brickman: ‘Venturing’ Into New Territory

    At age 28, Max Brickman is managing director of Heartland Ventures, a South Bend-based venture capital fund looking to connect Midwestern business strengths with coastal technologies. He founded his first successful business at age 15 and led two more start-ups while a student at Indiana University. Thus, he brings entrepreneurial experience of his own to his company’s efforts. It’s a somewhat unique approach that Heartland takes. Max explains how it works, why he remains bullish on Indiana and the Midwest, and what sees in the months and years ahead. Learn more at www.heartlandvc.com

    • 30 min
    Ronald Rochon (USI): ‘I Love This Place’

    Ronald Rochon (USI): ‘I Love This Place’

    Ronald Rochon terms the University of Southern Indiana campus on the west side of Evansville as a “hidden gem.” Beyond the aesthetic beauty, he says visitors will see an “immediate approach in how people respond to one another. We are a campus of choice, a campus of care and a campus of compassion. I love this place.” Rochon notes USI is home to many first-generation students and large numbers that come from Indiana. While the goal is to prepare them to achieve on a global basis, a significant majority makes the determination to stay close to home in our state. Learn more at www.usi.edu.

    • 34 min
    Gregory Hess: Wabash College’s Focus and Ambition

    Gregory Hess: Wabash College’s Focus and Ambition

    Wabash College provides what President Gregory Hess calls an “intentionally intimate liberal arts experience.” It is one of only a handful of all-male higher education institutions remaining in the country – a status it is safe to say is not going to change. Hess says a clear mission with a focus on excellence of students allows the college to make a difference. It also prompts alumni to give back at historic levels and in many ways, including a formal network for finding students/graduates a place to stay if in a new community for a job interview. Find out what class Hess loves to teach, his take on the passion for football and other sports on campus and beyond, his favorite athletic teams and his goals moving forward. (Note: After our podcast recording and before its release, Hess announced his departure from Wabash at the end of the current academic year for a position as CEO of IES Abroad, providing study abroad and internship programs). Learn more at www.wabash.edu.

    • 30 min

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