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Indiana Chamber Annual Awards Dinner Nov. 7 to Serve a Dose of Civility

Keynote speakers Donna Brazile and Dana Perino of Fox News will deliver a message of unity during the Indiana Chamber’s 30th Annual Awards Dinner, presented by Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, on November 7 in downtown Indianapolis.

Brazile, former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, has been a leading voice for her party for many years. Perino is a former White House press secretary for President George W. Bush.

“In an era that unfortunately features too much partisanship and an inability for political leaders to work together, we feel Donna and Dana’s push for more civility is a perfect fit for this event,” says Indiana Chamber President Kevin Brinegar. “We look forward to their perceptions and analysis.”

On Fox News, Perino serves as a commentator and co-host of The Five, and anchor of The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino. She is also a publishing executive. Brazile is the founder and managing director of Brazile & Associates. She is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University; syndicated newspaper columnist for Universal Unclick;

The Indiana Chamber will also present of four awards: the Birch Bayh-Richard Lugar Government Leader of the Year (Gov. Eric Holcomb), Dynamic Business Leader of the Year (John Thompson), Republic Airways and LIFT Academy Community of the Year (Plymouth) and Ogletree Deakins Business Leader of the Year (Chuck Surack, Sweetwater Sound).

Seating is limited. Tables of 10 start at $1,650; individual tickets are $165 each. Either can be purchased online at or by calling (800) 824-6885.

The event’s opening reception sponsor is PNC. The speaker sponsor is OneAmerica. Corporate sponsors are AT&T Indiana, CBRE, French Lick Resort, NIPSCO, Tilson and Zimmer Biomet.

Contributing sponsors are AECOM Hunt; Community Health Network; Corteva Agriscience; Eskenazi Health Foundation; Fineline Printing Group; IGT Indiana; Indiana Soybean Alliance/Indiana Corn Marketing Council; Indiana Wesleyan University; Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick; KERAMIDA Inc.; Markey’s Rental & Staging; MCM CPAs & Advisors; Pacers Sports & Entertainment; Plymouth Foundry, Inc.; Roche Diagnostics Corporation; Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc.; The Kroger Co.; UPS; Vectren, A CenterPoint Energy Company; WFYI Productions; and WGU Indiana.

The Indiana Chamber partners with 25,000 members and investors – representing over four million Hoosiers – to achieve the mission of “cultivating a world-class environment which provides economic opportunity and prosperity.”

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