Business briefs: Leaders conclude economic development trip


Israel Minister of Foreign Affairs Yair Lapid, left, looks at a gift from Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb during Holcomb’s recent visit to Israel.

Leaders conclude economic development trip

INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb, Adjutant Gen. R. Dale Lyles and Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers concluded an economic development trip to Slovakia and Israel earlier this month after meeting with government officials and business leaders.

The week was spent cultivating new business relationships and people-to-people ties in central Europe and the Middle East while encouraging collaborative opportunities to advance innovation and investment, bolster strategic relationships and offer humanitarian support during a critical time for the geopolitical situation in the region, according to a news release from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.

Chamber seeks community of the year nods

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2022 NextEra Energy Resources Community of the Year Award.

The annual honor goes to a deserving Hoosier community for significant contributions to its local business climate and overall image during the past year.

The award will be presented at the Indiana Chamber’s 33rd Annual Awards Dinner – the state’s largest yearly gathering of business leaders and elected officials. The 2022 dinner will feature a celebration of the Indiana Chamber’s 100th anniversary.

The event will be presented on Nov. 16 in downtown Indianapolis. The winning community will be announced in late summer or early fall.

Communities selected for the honor receive a pre-event press conference, recognition and a video tribute at the Indiana Chamber dinner and are featured in a cover story for BizVoice, a statewide business magazine.

Cities can apply at All entries must be received by June 13.

Registration opens for environmental conference

INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosier companies that must comply with government regulations can turn to a resource later this month for guidance. The Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Environmental Permitting and Reporting Conference will take place April 27-28 at the Indiana Chamber Conference Center in downtown Indianapolis.

Cost for the conference is $749 for Indiana Chamber members or $849 for non-members. Register at

Companies sending two or more attendees can receive a 20% discount at checkout by using the promo code GROUP20.


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