Indiana Chamber Coronavirus Update 3-20-20

As all our daily lives continue to be transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic, a constant you can rely on is that the Indiana Chamber of Commerce is here for your organization. We will do everything we can to help get the Hoosier business community through this and recover as quickly as possible.  

What we are doing:

  • The full Indiana Chamber team is working (predominately remotely) and ready to assist you as always. We encourage you to reach out to staff and access resources and benefits via the membership hub 
  • Upcoming direct communications from key public officials so you have a forum to receive information firsthand and have your business concerns heard. During the Chamber’s Executive Committee call on Wednesday, Governor Holcomb and Dr. Kristina Box, the state health commissioner, spoke about the coronavirus impact in Indiana; we were left encouraged that the state is taking the right steps amid these trying times. They too, of course, cannot answer the question of “how long” 
  • Our statewide employer coronavirus resource center provides you with information under three umbrellas: Health, Tools You Can Use, and Government and Community Assistance. This will be updated on a regular basis. Example: Important tax information released by the state. You can also ask us your specific business questions that will be answered by staff and private sector professionals 
  • Free webinar on Monday covering key legal/workplace issues, presented by Faegre Drinker 
  • Adapting our event schedule and delivery to still meet your needs. Our in-person events for the spring have been postponed, rescheduled, combined with similar programs later in the year or switched to virtual sessions. For example, the Wellness Council’s Indiana Workforce Recovery employee strategy meetings on addiction are still taking place virtually (April 2, 7 and 27)

The Indiana Chamber has been here for nearly 100 years through the broad support of the business community. We know things aren’t business as usual – they can’t be with so much uncertainty going on. But if we band together, we can be stronger and better weather this unprecedented situation. 

The Chamber is fully prepared to help play a vital role in the business community’s ultimate recovery – which will happen. Until then, please reach out and let our team know how we can assist your efforts.

Tim Haffner
Indiana Chamber Board Chair 
Faegre Drinker, Fort Wayne

JoAnn Brouillette
Indiana Chamber Board Vice Chair
Demeter LP, Fowler