2017 Legislative Report

The 2017 Indiana General Assembly is in the books!  The Southwest Indiana Chamber’s legislative agenda took a significant step forward.  Click below to enjoy reading about the specific legislation we’ve worked on during this session!  

69 BridgeLink commends KY Governor Matt Bevin and KY General Assembly for critical funding in 2016 legislative session

69 BridgeLink commends KY Governor Matt Bevin and KY General Assembly for critical funding in 2016 legislative session The Board of Directors for 69 BridgeLink commend the leadership and support for the I-69 bridge project by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and the Kentucky General Assembly during the 2016 legislative session. The passage of HB 309 …

B-Blog: Advocacy: Final Statehouse Status Update

Final Statehouse Status Update, 2016 The 2016 Indiana General Assembly wrapped up last night with some very significant wins for Southwest Indiana and the Southwest Indiana Chamber. Road funding, Regional Cities, and Land Bank Legislation all are headed to the Governor’s Desk.  Also of note, House Roads & Transportation Chairman Ed Soliday committed to hold …

B-Blog: Advocacy: Statehouse Status Update 2

Statehouse Status Update 2, 2016 This is slated to be a fairly busy week in Indianapolis. The Southwest Indiana Chamber Day at the Statehouse is scheduled for Wednesday, January 27. This event provides our members with an exclusive opportunity to meet with leaders in Indianapolis. Meetings with House Speaker Brian Bosma, Senate President David Long, …

B-Blog: Advocacy: Statehouse Status Update 1

Statehouse Status Update 1, 2016 Things hit the ground running on Tuesday, January 5, which was the first day of the 2016 Indiana General Assembly. This is a non-budget “short session”. Committee hearings began on Wednesday, January 6. Check out our 2016 Legislative Agenda here> This session, the Southwest Indiana Chamber is following four specific …

B-Blog: Anchor Across the Globe

Anchor Across the Globe Few people in Evansville may be familiar with Anchor Industries, yet Anchor products, from tents to fabricshade structures to forest fire shelters, have reached every continent on the globe throughout the company’s 123-year history. Today, Anchor is a fourth-generation business that has been headquartered in Evansville since its founding in 1892. …

B-Blog: 2015 Legislative Update

Legislative Session Update: Victories for Southwest Indiana Indiana lawmakers didn’t waste a minute during the 2015 Legislative Session, working until just before the stroke of midnight on Thursday, April 29. With many positive outcomes for the Hoosier state, the session was particularly exciting for the Southwest Indiana region. Each of our Legislative Priorities — outlined …

JPAC Announces Endorsements

JPAC Announces Endorsements for Local and State Offices JPAC (Jobs for Southwestern Indiana Political Action Committee) announced Oct. 17 fall election endorsements for several local and state offices. Launched in 1996 by the chamber of commerce, JPAC is a separate nonprofit entity that supports pro-business candidates for local and state offices. An 11-member bipartisan board …