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An engaged group of young leaders gathered for lunch and to hear insight from Rachel Leslie, a partner of RJL Solutions a regional firm focusing on advocacy, collaboration, and leadership.  Rachel was gracious to invite Senator Jon Ford to share his experiences as a State Senator and the challenges he has faced during this fast-paced legislative session.  Some of the highlights from his talk included: John Ford, Senator The key to working in the State house is working together and it takes bipartisanship to accomplish...

 Chamber Continues Advocacy With Statehouse Visit Terre Haute, IN – More than a dozen members of The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce traveled to Indianapolis on Wednesday; one of the many visits to the Indiana Statehouse already in 2018. Part of the day’s mission was to meet with both local and state legislators to continue the conversation about the proposed Food and Beverage Tax (SB 35) and the overall theme of advancing Terre Haute and the entire West Central Indiana region. “I think it’s really...

Interns at RJL Solutions begin West Central Indiana branding initiative  RJL Solutions, an advocacy and strategic communications firm in downtown Terre Haute, recently hired two interns for the spring semester to complete a regional branding project for West Central Indiana. Kathryn Shema, a senior at Indiana State University, government affairs intern, and Anna Madden, a senior at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, public relations intern, joined the RJL Solutions team in January. “Governor Eric Holcomb has spoken about West Central Indiana’s biggest asset being the variety of...

THEATER 7 PRESENTS Charlayne Woodard’s Pretty Fire TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – February 8, 2018 – Theater 7 presents Charlayne Woodard’s Pretty Fire in the Terre Haute Brewing Company’s Velvet Room on February 16, 17, 18, 23 and 24. Pretty Fire was originally a one-woman show by and starring Charlayne Woodard, in which she recounts her experiences growing up a woman of color in 1950’s America. Theater 7 will be performing a version of the script modified by Ms. Woodard to accommodate an ensemble cast. At times funny, at...

Ambassador Spotlight The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize one of our great Ambassadors for the month of February. Member: Scott Lawler Business: Joink Tell us about your business and what you do.  As a Connectivity Sales Associate for Joink, I introduce new businesses in the Wabash Valley and surrounding areas to Joink.  I help local companies find solutions for connectivity with fast and reliable Fiber Optic Internet and Voice services. Joink offers other complementary products, as we are a full-service technology provider....

Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce President David Haynes gives a recap of the January Legislative Forum. At its monthly advocacy forum, the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce played host to our local legislators (Representatives Bruce Borders, Bob Heaton, Clyde Kersey and Alan Morrison and Senator Jon Ford) and over thirty Chamber members seeking to learn more about the current session of the Indiana General Assembly. Also in attendance and contributing to the conversations was Eighth District U.S. Congressman Larry Bucshon. Each legislator had an opportunity to assess the...

Invitation to Assist ISU Students with Networking & Dining Etiquette The Career Center would like to invite our employers and alumni to participate as Networking Facilitators for one of our Networking and Dining Etiquette events this spring semester. This event allows students to learn the basics of introducing themselves to new contacts as well as dining tips and professional behavior during a business or interview meal. Being a Networking Facilitator simply means networking with students as they check-in to the event and helping to facilitate...

Children’s Museum partners with local businesses and organizations to host Brain Teasers 2 traveling exhibit Problem-solving skills are important for all ages. For kids, problem-solving helps them become more independent and excel academically, and for adults, it’s a universal job skill that is critical to every position in every industry. A new traveling exhibit opening at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum on Friday, Feb. 2, will highlight the importance of creative thinking and problem-solving while giving guests of all ages a chance to sharpen their skills in a fun and...

The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome guest blogger, Joe Boone of  Strategic HR Solutions, LLC. Constructing a Workplace Environment That Rejects Sexual Harassment The political and cultural climate surrounding workplace sexual harassment is evolving faster than many companies can address or adapt to on their own. Internal and external stakeholders (management, employees, customers, clients, and business partners) have new and heightened expectations about what companies should be doing to prevent and respond to harassment—whether reported or not. Moreover, recent public campaigns against...

Thank you for your interest and support of the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce's Advocacy initiatives. Below are some highlights from our recent activities, as well as some upcoming events: The Chamber has partnered with RJL Solutions to enhance our Advocacy efforts. Attached to this email you will find a bill tracker report which provides details on all the bills currently being monitored on our behalf. As someone who is interested in our advocacy efforts, we will be providing these to you throughout the legislative...