Vectren Corporation is an energy holding company headquartered in Evansville, Ind. Vectren’s wholly owned subsidiary, Vectren Utility Holdings, Inc., serves as the intermediate holding company for three operating utilities: Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana – North (Vectren North), Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana – South (Vectren South) and Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio (VEDO). Vectren North provides energy delivery services to 570,000 natural gas customers located in central and southern Indiana. Vectren South provides energy delivery services to 142,000 electric customers and 111,000 gas customers located in southwestern Indiana. Vectren South also owns and operates electric generation to serve its electric customers and optimizes those assets in the wholesale power market. VEDO provides energy delivery services to approximately 314,000 natural gas customers located in west central Ohio.
Westfield Outdoors was founded in 2004 through a commitment for helping retailers develop and maintain successful programs for consumers who enjoy an active lifestyle in all facets of life. Since then we have grown to become a leading partner with the World’s largest retailers. We work in primary categories such as camping, hunting, fishing and patio furniture. We also have vast experience in beach products, team sports, marine. back-to-school and many more. As a company we are passionate about working with our retail partners to help identify product, consumer and technology trends. We also provide design, engineering and graphic services that deliver solutions that speak directly to their customer base. Our ultimate goal is to provide the best value, latest technology and highest quality products in the active-lifestyle market. We strive to be a trusted advisor and business partner.
The White County Economic Development Organization, Inc. is organized for the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding of economics; matters of public concern; finance; education and training; housing; human relations; science and technology; economic planning and development; and other subjects related to the quality and quantity of economic growth, employment opportunities and education activities and neighborhood assistance.
Thank you to the more than 130 individuals and 80 companies and organizations who attended the 2013 Indiana-Zhejiang Investment & Trade Seminar yesterday! Your participation made the event a great success, further strengthening the ties between our two sister states and giving people and businesses the chance to make new friends and explore new opportunities. This seminar was a testament to the ongoing 25+ year sister state relationship between Indiana and the Zhejiang Province.
For a full gallery of photos of yesterday’s event, please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/americachinasocietyofindiana.
We would especially like to thank our team of volunteer translators, who came from across the state to help:
On October 1st, the Hangzhou Public Library opened the “Taste of Indianapolis” display showing visitors aspects of Indianapolis’ culture, sports, and business. The 650 guests who attending the opening ceremony were greeted with life-size cutouts of Colts and Pacer players, photo displays, and video reels highlighting Monument Circle, Eli Lilly, the Indianapolis 500, Bazbeaux pizza and other Indy icons. Members of the Indianapolis-Hangzhou Sister City Committee (IHSCC) were present at the opening of the event to reaffirm cultural, educational, and business connections between the two cities. See this Indy Star article for more information about the event, and check out the City of Indianapolis Flickr page for more photos.
ACSI’s tent at the 2013 Indianapolis Chinese Festival gave visitors a chance to learn about the organization, see a visual representation of Chinese Business presence throughout the state, and try their luck at the Chopstick Challenge. September 21 brought beautiful weather, but heavy winds almost blew our tent away several times. The festival itself featured dozens of performances, delicious Chinese food, and thousands of visitors. ACSI shared the tent with the Asian Learning Center of Indiana and would like the Center’s Lois Luo for all her help in organizing the event.
The 37th Annual Indianapolis International Festival will be held at the State Fair Grounds in Indianapolis on November 22-24, 2013. This event will feature over 50 ethnic and cultural groups with international food selections, gifts, music, and performances.
The Joint Center for Asian Law Studies presents Legal Profession in China: Development, Troubles and Rethinking with Professor Zhu Jingwen at the IUPUI McKinney School of Law on November 21st. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged.
Location: Room 267,Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN
The America China Society of Indiana (ACSI) cordially invites you to the latest installment of the China Business Proficiency Series on November 14 in Columbus! In this edition, our three speakers will examine business opportunities in China from a wide range of perspectives.
Speakers and Topics
Bob Borchelt, Cummins Inc.: “Advanced Manufacturing in China”
Our keynote speaker, who has helped Cummins build and refine multiple factories in China, will discuss just what is possible in terms of advanced manufacturing in today’s China and where the country is headed.
John Fairbanks, Civitas Indiana EB-5 Regional Center: “China and the EB-5 Investment Opportunity”
John will explain the EB-5 “Immigrant Investor” visa and the opportunities it is bringing to central and southern Indiana Indiana through the recently approved Civitas EB-5 Regional Center.
Dave Carini, America China Society of Indiana: “First Steps Into China”
Dave will give a brief introduction of ACSI and then discuss how small and medium-sized businesses can make the most of their initial foray into this new market.
About the Series
ACSI’s China Business Proficiency Series aims to help Indiana businesses expand their businesses into China, build successful relationships with Chinese companies, and connect with Indiana’s China business community. The quarterly series was started in 2011; past events have included topics such business etiquette, negotiations, network building, and business trips. Events are held throughout the state in cooperation with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana.
If you are interested in presenting at a future Series event or want to see an event held in your region of Indiana, please contact Dave Carini at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-646-2920.
The Research Center for China Politics and Business (RCCPB) at IU Bloomington will host Dr. John Wagner Givens, a post doctoral researcher at the Center For Asian Democracy at the University of Louisville in the IMU Persimmon Room from 4:00-5:30pm on Friday, Nov.1st, 2013. Dr. Givens will provide a cogent picture not only of which lawyers litigate administrative cases and why, but of the political impact of China’s legal professionals on liberalization and democratization. For more information see the RCCPB event flyer.
Dr. Givens will be giving this talk again on Nov. 6, 2013 from noon-1pm in Ford Hall, Room 407 at the University of Louisville as part of the Asia in Focus Speaker Series.