Mayor Brainard accepted the award on stage. “We’re trying to build a city that is able to compete. If we can’t compete with the most beautiful and most fun places on Earth, we’re not going to be able to get those people to Indiana and we’re not going to then be able to attract the corporations that want to hire those people,” said Mayor Brainard. “On behalf of the citizens of Carmel, my staff and all public officials throughout the city and township, I want to thank the Indiana Chamber for this honor.”
Previous communities honored include: Bloomington (2014), Bedford (2013), Indianapolis (2012), Kokomo (2011) and Terre Haute (2010).
The Chamber also honored State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) as the Governmet Leader of the Year and Dustin Sapp of TinderBox as the Indiana Vision 2025 Dynamic Leader of The Year. The full press release from the Indiana Chamber’s event can be found here. http://www.indianachamber.com/index.php/media-center/press-releases/3535-indiana-chamber-top-award-honors-presented-for-2015
During the award ceremony, a short video about Carmel was played for the audience. You can see that video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLKyIVJRWCA&feature=youtu.be&list=PLvKMyHHuOpHfzQVSJjVK8O4rIrPHOcL60
Carmel was also featured in the current issue of BizVoice Magazine. A copy of the complete article can be found here: http://www.bizvoicemagazine.com/media/archives/15novdec/AAW-Carmel.pdf