Business Equity for Indy marks one year of advancing racial equality

2021-10-26T05:26:09-04:00October 25, 2021|

INDIANAPOLIS – Business Equity for Indy (BEI), a joint venture of Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) and the Indy Chamber, in collaboration with the Indianapolis Urban League, today hosted a virtual event to highlight the corporate community’s progress in activities and programs to improve racial equity and economic opportunity across Central Indiana. “Business Equity for Indy (BEI) was formed last summer during a period of intense racial tension across our nation following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Over the past year, BEI member companies have come together to outline meaningful actions to advance racial equity across Central Indiana,” said Jeffrey Harrison, BEI Chair and President & CEO of Citizens Energy Group. The event also commemorated one year of the Indy Racial Equity Pledge, a commitment by corporate and civic organizations to advance racial equity in Indianapolis and neighboring [...]

Business Equity for Indy publishes playbook to help employers navigate workforce vaccinations

2021-09-13T08:31:02-04:00September 1, 2021|

INDIANAPOLIS (September 1, 2021)— With cases of the COVID-19 delta variant on the rise in recent weeks and the FDA’s full approval of the Pfizer vaccine, Business Equity for Indy’s (BEI) Impediments to Health Taskforce has published the Vaccinations Employer Playbook to provide clear, actionable recommendations and implementation resources for employers of all sizes to increase employee vaccination rates. These resources are designed to be especially valuable for small and medium-sized businesses, consolidating critical insights to assist decision-makers. “The delta variant is surging across the nation. It is more transmissible, often more severe, and is stretching our medical system to its limit,” said Chris Weaver, Chief Clinical Officer, IU Health. “Employers have a critical role to help protect their employees and increase vaccination rates to end the pandemic. The Vaccinations Employer Playbook was created to be a helpful tool for [...]

Business Equity for Indy (BEI): Beyond the Logo contest – Winners announced

2021-08-09T07:46:04-04:00August 6, 2021|

  Over the past year, the global pandemic has challenged us in ways that we did not think possible. For Black people and other communities of color, those challenges have been heightened by preexisting racial disparities and inequities. For others, these compounding issues have created a call for meaningful action and immediate progress toward racial equity. Businesses are stepping up with a strengthened commitment to make concrete changes to the way they do business in an effort to advance racial equity around our region. The Business Equity for Indy (BEI) initiative, a joint venture between the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) and the Indy Chamber in collaboration with the Indianapolis Urban League, was formed in response to these calls for action. The initiative is now looking to brand its work and over the past several months has conducted the "Beyond [...]

David Johnson: Bold Action from University Leaders on Vaccination Deserves Commendation, Not Condemnation

2021-06-14T07:46:29-04:00June 7, 2021|

In a recent Inside INdiana Business Perspectives article, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership President and CEO David Johnson explains why bold action taken by universities in Indiana to require that all students, faculty and employees be vaccinated before returning to school in the fall should be commended. Johnson says university leaders including IU President Michael McRobbie should be commended for their thoughtful and data-informed decisions that have characterized their leadership throughout the course of the pandemic, including the decision that some have reached now to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for all students, faculty and employees. [READ MORE] (Source: Inside INdiana Business, CICP)

David Johnson: Indiana has everything to gain from Endless Frontier Act

2021-05-19T21:41:04-04:00May 17, 2021|

In a recent op-ed published in the Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ), David Johnson, president and CEO of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) talks about why Indiana has everything to gain from the Endless Frontier Act. The Act is visionary bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by Indiana Senator Todd Young and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer that would authorize the federal government to invest more than $9 billion in accelerating regional technology hubs throughout the country. [READ MORE] (Source: Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ), CICP)  

CICP Releases 2020 Annual Report

2021-05-05T06:35:32-04:00April 15, 2021|

As we all know, 2020 was an extraordinary year on many fronts. However, CICP and its six talent and industry sector initiatives continued to make huge strides throughout some very challenging times. That work to advance our regional and statewide economies is showcased in the 2020 CICP Annual Report. “I’ve led this organization for eight years and have never been so proud of the work that CICP, our six initiatives, and our members working in collaboration with the CICP team have managed to accomplish,” said David L. Johnson, president and CEO, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP). View the 2020 CICP Annual Report HERE: (Note: The report is meant to be viewed as a two-page spread. Downloading the report will provide that view.)

CICP Elects New Executive Committee Members

2021-04-05T16:48:39-04:00January 14, 2021|

Tom Linebarger, chairman and CEO, Cummins and CICP Chair INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 14, 2021) – The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), which brings together the chief executives of the region’s prominent corporations, foundations and universities, has named new executive committee members for 2021. Tom Linebarger, chairman and CEO of Cummins, was elected chair of the board at the December board meeting. Bryan Mills, president and CEO of Community Health Network, will continue to serve as vice chair and has also assumed the role of treasurer. In addition, Sue Ellspermann, president of Ivy Tech Community College, joined the Executive Committee. The CICP Executive Committee for 2021 is: Chair – Tom Linebarger, chairman and CEO, Cummins Vice Chair/Treasurer – Bryan Mills, president and CEO, Community Health Network Secretary – Steve Ferguson, chairman, Cook Group At-Large – Gail Boudreaux, president and CEO, [...]

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