CHAMBER LUNCHEON WITH TOUR
Duke Power Station
10754-10932 East 211th Street
Noblesville, IN 46062
August 8, 2019
11:15 am - 1:00 pm
Built in 1950, Noblesville Station was originally a coal-fired plant with two steam turbines that generated approximately 90 megawatts of electricity. In 2003, the coal-burning portion of the station was decommissioned, and three new combustion turbines were installed that run on natural gas. To increase efficiency, the turbines were joined to a heat recovery steam generator, which captures and converts combustion turbine exhaust heat to energy. The modernized facility now generates approximately 300 megawatts of electricity.
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HIGHTLIGHTS FROM THE CHAMBER'S
Todd Burtron: What Does Your Community’s Future Look Like?
Todd Burtron, founder of Conrad Advisory Group shared an engaging and thought-provoking program at the July meeting of Northern Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce at the Taylor Center for Natural History. Burtron, a Sheridan native who lives and works in Hamilton County, challenged members to think about what makes the Northern part of the county unique and how these communities can retain, build, and sustain a high quality of life today and for generations to come.
Burtron challenged members to ask several themselves several questions in reference to their community (Who are we? Why are we here? What do we have that others do not?) to start the dialog about their respective community in context of being in one of the fasting growing, educated, and most powerful counties in the country. “The northernmost communities have a great deal of charm, opportunities, and amenities,” noted Burtron. “And, growth in the county is on a northbound trajectory.”
Backed by more than 25 years of experience in the public service sector, Burtron said it is essential to plan and prepare for enhancing and improving the quality of life in any community, large or small. “An integral part is understanding and planning for change,” he noted. “Change is a constant and if communities want to remain the same, they need to learn to embrace and manage change.”
Burtron concluded the program by encouraging attendees to continue the conversation with local, state, and government personnel, community leaders, and residents to be actively engaged in the process of charting the direction of their communities. He suggested a good place to start was by answering the following questions: Where do we go from here? What should we change in order to stay the same? What do we want to do, if anything, for vitality and growth in the northernmost communities of Hamilton County?
The next scheduled meeting of the Northern Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce is set from 11:15 – 1 p.m. Thursday, August 8 at the Duke Energy Power Station on East 211th Street, Noblesville, Indiana. Mark LaBarr, Duke Energy Government and Community Relations and member of the Northern Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce, for this up close and personal behind the scenes look at this modern generating facility located along the banks of the White River.
Todd Burton, Conrad Advisory Group, is pictured with Doug Miller, Sheridan Community Schools (left) and Steve Martin, Sheridan Public Library (right) sharing additional tips and strategies for building and sustaining strong and vibrant communities.
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