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The Business Sector Role in Solving the Child Care Crisis

Webinar: Wednesday, January 18 @ 2:00 EST

Child care has come to the forefront of major concerns for employers as their workforce faces the challenges of insufficient child care availability and lack of affordability. This impacts both hiring and retention. Business needs and the child care crisis go hand in hand: Businesses can’t succeed without productive employees, and parents can’t maintain their jobs or succeed at work without a robust early childhood system to help their families. This ReadyNation webinar will explore how businesses can respond.

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3 Things a Chamber Can Do to Grow into the Economic Development Space

When chambers celebrate the opening of a new business, not only are we celebrating the dream, we are celebrating the creation of jobs in our community and a job is the greatest force for change. For those chambers grappling with whether you have a role in economic development, the answer is yes, and it always has been. If you want to expand your seat at the economic development table, industry veteran expert Megan Lucas, IOM, CCE, CEcD, offers tips in this Institute blogpost.

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New Board Leader for ICEA

ICEA welcomes Jason Bearce, Vice President of Education & Workforce Development with the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, as our newest Board leader. Jason joined the Indiana Chamber in 2018. Jason previously held senior leadership positions at the Indiana Department of Education and Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE); he most recently held the title of senior associate commissioner at CHE.

As we head into an important legislative session, do not hesitate to reach out to Jason and/or any of the legislative experts from the Indiana Chamber. Click the link below for contact details.

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Academy Dates: March 31 - April 21 - May 19 - June 7

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