About Diverse Business Alliance

The Southwest Indiana Chamber Diverse Business Alliance is designed to enhance minority-owned, women-owned, and veteran-owned businesses and to help industries meet their diverse spend goals. Several businesses, industries, and organizations partnered with the Chamber to create the Diverse Business Alliance. They recognize that a highly diversified supplier network more accurately reflects the demographics of their …

B-Blog: Meet Our Members: KHALL Safety

Meet Our Members: KHALL Safety, Environmental and Janitorial Supplies KHALL Safety, Environmental and Janitorial Supplies joined the Southwest Indiana Chamber just six months ago, but the company is already benefiting from its participation in the Chamber’s Diverse Business Alliance. George Macon, vice president and director of operations at KHALL, attended a panel discussion with representatives …

Signarama Receives Worldwide Recognition

Signarama Receives Recognition for Sales Volume, Marketing Signarama of Evansville, a locally-owned and operated sign and marketing firm, was honored recently at the United Franchise Group World Expo in Orlando, Florida. The four-day World Expo attracts owners from 900 Signarama locations and many countries. Walter, Debbie, and Casey Valiant received recognition for marketing, record sales …

B-Blog: Benchmarking Best Practices at Alcoa

Benchmarking Best Practices at Alcoa The Tri-State Manufacturer’s Alliance Lean Peer Group visited Alcoa Warrick Operations in early April to benchmark the plant’s production Daily Management systems. One of the best ways to enhance skills is through peer to peer learning, members have noted. Sharing best practices reinforces current knowledge and opens up avenues for …

B-Blog: Hoshin Kanri

Hoshin Kanri Hoshin Kanri is used in organizations to “get your ship going in the right direction,” according to Jd Marhevko, vice president of quality and lean at Accuride Corp. “It increases our ability to see how we can more effectively implement quality and lean systems.” Marhevko was the keynote speaker at the 2013 Q4 …

Chamber Sets Membership Record

With the addition of 341 new members recruited by volunteers during a recent membership campaign, the Southwest Indiana Chamber claims it is now the second-largest chamber of commerce in the state. Kathy Briscoe, chairman of the Southwest Indiana Chamber board of directors, attributes the campaign’s success to the business community’s optimism and excitement about projects …