State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) earned a perfect score on the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Vote Analysis for his support of pro-economy, pro-jobs legislation. Bacon’s score is based on his performance during the 2016 session of the Indiana General Assembly and his votes cast in agreement with the Indiana Chamber’s position on certain bills, including measures providing road funding, workforce education and scholarships to top-performing Hoosier students who enter the teaching field.“The Legislative Vote Analysis is an important source of information for thousands of Indiana employers and citizens,” states Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar. “The purpose is to keep Hoosiers informed about what’s going on at the Indiana Statehouse and how their legislators are voting on issues vital to the state’s economic future and their own. This report makes it clear which legislators support pro-economy, pro-jobs bills and which legislators do not.”Indiana is one of the most business-friendly states in the country, recently ranking first in the Midwest and among the top five in the nation for best business climate, according to Chief Executive’s annual “Best & Worst States for Business” ranking.“Being ranked top five in the nation for business climate signals to entrepreneurs that Indiana is a great place to set up shop, which means more jobs for hardworking Hoosiers and an even stronger economy,” Bacon said. “I will continue to support sound policies that keep Indiana growing and business friendly.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Food & Hotel Asia 2008 (FHA2008), an international food event, is set to take place from 22-25 April 2008 at Singapore Expo. This year a Bakery & Pastry 2008 show has been incorporated for the first time to reflect demand from Asia’s growing baking industry.Bakery & Pastry 2008 is set to be visited by industry professionals including ingredients suppliers, packaging, storage and refrigeration equipment suppliers, display and shopfitting equipment and representatives from both plant and craft bakeries, claim organisers, Singapore Exhibition Services.The Asian Pastry Cup, which will also take place at Bakery & Pastry 2008, aims to promote pastry art, giving pastry chefs a chance to meet and share their ideas. Each country is represented by three bakers, which will present a chocolate showpiece, a sugar showpiece, a plated dessert and chocolate cake.There will be also be conferences, seminars, workshops and competitions taking place over the three days.FHA attracted 36,658 trade visitors and 2,327 exhibiting companies in April 2006.Among some of the feedback from FHA2006, managing director of Bakewell Supplies, said: “This show provides an excellent opportunity for us to shop around for baking supplies and equipment. I’m pleased to have a number of business deals in the works.”The 2008 show is the 16th FHA and is expected to attract buyers from all over the world.Food & Hotel Asia (FHA2008) features six specialised events, including Bakery & Pastry 2008.
Star Files Angela Lansbury May Blithely Cross the Pond Dame Angela Lansbury might play the wacky Madame Arcati in the U.S. once more. According to The Daily Telegraph, the current West End production of Blithe Spirit, starring Lansbury and Jemima Rooper and directed by Michael Blakemore, is eyeing a move to this side of the Atlantic. Rooper says, “We’re hoping to bring it back with her in the U.S…[Lansbury]’s almost 90 and she’s delivering every day.” The Broadway legend won her fifth Tony Award for her performance in the 2009 Broadway revival, also directed by Blakemore. Gary Griffin Joins the Parade Gary Griffin will helm the previously announced one-night-only concert performance of Parade at Avery Fisher Hall. Jason Robert Brown, who took home his first Tony fin 1999 for the show’s score, will serve as music director and conductor. Casting for the February 16, 2015 event will be announced at a later date. Griffin is also set to direct Brown’s latest Broadway-bound show, Honeymoon in Vegas. Wanna Be a Producer? There’s an App For That Nabbing that Tony might be as easy as clicking your mouse. Maxolev Productions, headed by Howard and Janet Kagan, have launched a site to raise funds for the latest project: the upcoming Broadway revival of On the Town. According to The New York Times, the two hope to raise between $1 million and $2 million of their $8.5 million capitalization from the site. Performances are set to begin September 20. Sure beats becoming an investor of some potato salad online. View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Angela Lansbury
Everton have sacked their Dutch manager, Ronald Koeman, less than 24 hours after the Merseyside club were thrashed 5-2 at home in their English Premier League (EPL) clash.The new development was confirmed via a statement which said the club “would like to express their gratitude to Ronald for the service he has given to the club over the past 16 months”.The former Southampton and Valencia manager leaves the club in 18th position on the Premier League table after winning just two of the first nine league games of this season.Ronald Koeman becomes the third managerial casualty of the season after Frank De Boer (Crystal Palace) and Craig Shakespeare (Leicester City).Related