Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance has created four new roles with two being occupied by long-time staff members and the other two bringing in new talent from outside of the organization.
Healthcare services in Johnson County are expanding through several partnerships between major hospitals
The Aspire nominating committee is pleased to announce the following business leaders have been nominated for a three-year term to the board of directors beginning January 1, 2023.
A recently occurring trend in many workplaces across the country is the practice known as “quiet quitting.”
The Indy region has a wealth of free-to-low-cost small business support organizations and efforts collaborating to make it an ideal place to create, grow, and advance a business for all.
Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance has announced the winners for its Women Leaders awards.
Aspire has added a luncheon to our 2022 Legislation Matters series lineup as we host Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb.
Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance today announced the finalists for its Women Leaders awards.
Aspire earned a 2022 Excellence in Innovation Award from the Indiana Chamber Executives Association (ICEA) for its “Slanting the Playing Field” community marketing campaign.
Interns will complete the internship with an understanding of the impact of municipal government, economic development, quality of life, and nonprofits have on a community.
Starting and running a business can be both exciting and daunting. But with some assistance and the right resources, small business owners and entrepreneurs can achieve success.
This is an opportunity to work directly with existing and potential new businesses to support business location, expansion, and success.
The Marketing Coordinator is responsible for marketing and communications efforts to promote Aspire’s community impact and member investor value proposition.
Each winner and finalist embraced challenges and found new ways to achieve success.
The winner in each category will be revealed at “Celebrate Aspire” on April 28.
Stokes comes to Aspire with over 30 years in hospitality management, corporate training, community involvement, and customer relations.
The dinners are facilitated by diversity inclusion leaders from local educational systems and are open to all who live or work in Johnson County.
Aspire will record a 2–3-minute video of you sharing the latest news from your organization.
Franklin College announced it has received a $1.8 million gift of real estate from Southpoint Farm, LLC.
Employers play a key role in offering support systems to help employees achieve wellness.
Maurer’s role will be integral to Aspire’s growth and retention strategies.
The board of directors will vote on this slate of nominees at its November meeting.
The Investor Development Manager is responsible for growing new member investor sales and strengthening member retention.
Aspire maintains a database of sites and buildings that makes it easier to submit potential locations to the site selector.
The idea of Hoosier government consolidation has been in focus for over ten years and supported by many organizations, including Aspire. The merger of three Johnson County townships will be the first such merger in Indiana history.
Tricia Bowen has joined Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance as Investor Events and Relations Executive.
Angela Vandersteen will serve as vice president of investor development and relations for Aspire, an organization committed to driving economic development and business success in Johnson County and southern Indianapolis.
Their efforts will benefit you, our member investor, and the entire business community as they apply what they learned to member services and economic development for Aspire.
The Next Level Jobs program reimburses employers who train, hire, and retain new or existing workers to fill in-demand positions in a half dozen priority sectors.
The new Skillful Talent Series is a four-part workshop that walks employers through attraction of the right talent, candidate evaluation, selection and onboarding, and employee retention.
Mutual Savings Bank Announces Jeff Goben Presented with the Johnson County Community Foundation’s Community Spirit Award
Award recognizes employers’ ability to adapt to the COVID pandemic
All local for-profit and non-profit organizations are eligible for nomination
Survey to determine workers’ impact on community
IMCU delivered the food, which included 60 frozen turkeys, to 18 local food pantries to help those in need this holiday season.
In 2020, Glassburn led Ball State FCU in a merger with Financial Center First Credit Union
Arnold will be facilitating the bank’s participation in programs by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis which support affordable housing and community development on an individual, small business, and community level.
As various measures gain traction, more constituents take notice and use their voice.
Powell has worked at Express under owner Mike Heffner’s leadership for the past 14 years.
Here are updates on some key issues Aspire has been following.
The bank is currently accepting applications for both first and second draw PPP loans and making this available to all eligible businesses in its market area of Morgan, Johnson, and Hendricks County.
Mutual Savings Bank Announces the Graduation of Kellie Gordon From the Bank Technology Management School
Mutual Savings Bank is proud to announce that Kellie Gordon, Senior Vice President, has graduated from the Bank Technology Management School
Bills to help businesses stay open moved fast, and we are seeing progress on other bills to help address the long-term business environment.
Previously, Kane served as Senior Vice President and the Head of Human Resources for Global Business Services at Fidelity Investments.
IMCU collected truckloads of toys and over $730 in donations from members, employees and the community for the 2020 U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program
Several of Aspire’s priority issues resumed moving forward this week, notably Employer Liability Protections.
She is a graduate of the IBA Leadership Development Program and TrueU Leadership Program.
The bill filing deadlines have now passed in both the Senate and House. All bill lists are now complete and public.
JCCF is one of 11 community foundations in Indiana to receive a Large-Scale Leadership Grant.
Arnold joined the bank in 1985 and most recently served as President/Chief Operating Officer.
Whiteland town manager to retire after more than three decades of public service.
The company gave more than $40,000 worth of gift cards, HVAC systems and water heaters to families and The Salvation Army.
The award is given in recognition of individuals who have contributed significantly to the Infantry, in particular demonstrating high standards of integrity and moral character.
The students were selected based on their impressive community service and academic dedication throughout their high school careers.
Beckley graduated from IU and had a distinguished career in television news and communications before leading the IU Alumni Association from 2002-2007.
Indiana businesses may take these courses at no cost.
2021 membership investment rates will remain the same as in 2020.
Broadband, employer liability, tobacco and work share included on list.
Stops in Franklin and Greenwood set for November 19.
Established in 2001, Hoosier Trust Company provides trust and investment management services to clients in Central Indiana.
With childhood myopia increasing and 1 in 4 children affected by the condition, VisionQuest Eyecare in Greenwood is now providing expert care.
Explore how employers can promote and support the mental wellness of their workforce as a means to prevent suicide, as well as learn how to implement mental health and wellness tools in the workplace.
Home Bank SB was chartered in 1890 as a mutual institution which essentially means that it is owned by its depositors.
Aspire’s founding board terms were staggered between one and three years, with some seats eligible for renewal and others not.
Our Board of Directors also offers opportunities to support the Club through time, treasure and talent.
Home Bank recognized Lisa Arnold for 35 years of dedicated service to the company.
One of the 2020 Best Small & Medium Workplaces™ by Great Place to Work® and Fortune.
Indiana Members Credit Union (IMCU) recently presented a check for $1,139 to the Franklin Township Education Foundation.
American railroads, and our professional employees, have continued to move the goods needed for Americans with surprising efficiency.
A new speakeasy-style bar, The Exchange Whiskey Bar, is now open to guests in downtown Indianapolis.
COO/CFO Mark Hardwick to become CEO; CBO Michael Stewart to become President; SVP Michele Kawiecki to become CFO
Sunbeam is constructing a 519,000-square-foot building to suit a prospective tenant’s specifications and will be available in the first quarter 2021.
Participants can sign up and log their activities for the chance to earn prizes.
IMF will donate 5,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to Indy BackPack Attack School Supply Drive.
SCS top priorities are honesty, integrity and commitment to owners’ satisfaction.
The company is focusing on charitable giving to organizations in each of the three states it serves, with one organization being supported per state, per month.
22-year banking veteran will develop programs and initiatives to support local communities.
This new centralized repair facility will complement the company’s other service hub in Greenwood, Mississippi; both will act as the main axis points for the company’s service operations for users around the nation.
Tyler Riordan returns to Hirons with a decade of media buying expertise
The combined credit union will be $750 million in assets and will serve more than 75,000 members throughout Central Indiana.
Qualifying students can have the cost of an undergraduate certificate covered.
Citizens Bank was ranked ahead of major regional banks, national banks, and was the only Community bank that appeared in the top five.
First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ - FRME) has reported second quarter 2020 net income of $33 million compared to $41.1 million during the same period in 2019.
With 100 years of service and support, DAV continues to face the ongoing fight for medical treatment, employment and earned benefits for America’s 4 million disabled veterans, who need our help.
Stacie Drane’s mural design was chosen for the mural location at 89 S. Baldwin Street, Taxman Brewery Co., Bargersville, IN
Honored by The Indianapolis Star, the award is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey.
Indiana Members Credit Union (IMCU) is pleased to announce Little Red Door Cancer Agency as the new member-nominated beneficiary for its Cancer Awareness Debit Card.
Brad Woehler is the new Compliance and CRA Officer, BSA Officer, Security Officer, and Internal Auditor.
Etica Group is a professional consulting firm that provides Architectural, Engineering, Surveying, Building Envelope Consulting, and Construction Inspection services.
Lindsey has 15 years of banking experience in the positions of Branch Manager, Treasury Management Officer and Merchant Services Officer.
The Express office opened July 11, 2005, and has since provided over 500 businesses and more than 20,000 job seekers with temporary and full-time staffing solutions.
FORUM Credit Union honored its Foundation scholarship and grant recipients
Employee-owners enjoy paid day off to celebrate 42 years of business
Abbi attended Purdue University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management.
Philanthropic funding is a primary focus as well and will be funneled to low- and moderate-income communities across First Merchants’ regional market areas in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Michigan.
Ashburn joined Hirons last year with more than three decades of industry expertise.
The Ron Collier Family Collegiate Scholarship Program is available to Senior students attending New Palestine High School that are members of Indiana Members Credit Union, intending to study full-time at an accredited college or university.
The privately owned eye care practice also has an office in Greenwood.
The duties of branch manager will include overall responsibility of the branch customer service, branch growth and community involvement.
The mural location is in Bargersville on the west side of Taxman Brewing
The Johnson County Recycling District will be open for residential HHW collection, Saturday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. by APPOINTMENT ONLY
Johnson County Community Foundation (JCCF) has established the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.
Rob has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of Mutual Savings Bank since 2018.
We are proud to be the first authorized Powerwall installer in the state of Indiana
The donation supports their mission of providing safe and enriching programs for girls during this pandemic.
The center is committed to helping privately owned companies achieve their goals.
Net income was $34.3 million compared to $38.8 million during the same period in 2019.
We are known for our bold burgers, hand-tossed stone-baked pizza, mouth-watering wings, and “delish” dinners.
The commitment is to local nonprofit organizations supporting communities negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Funds address food insecurity issues within the Johnson County community.
Small businesses can use the grant money (up to $25,000) for capital expenditures, workforce training, or a variety of other needs.
Our 18-member Board will help grow and guide Foundation assets over the next several years.
Individuals, businesses, and/or government units are invited to submit proposals for site locations for the fifth year of the Color the County mural program.
The Town of Edinburgh has postponed the opening of the Recycling Depot due to COVID-19.
Here are session highlights, beginning with an update on House leadership and Aspire’s 2020 session top priorities.
The House and Senate are past their bill reading deadlines and our days (and nights) are now spent focusing on concurrence votes and conference committees.
The legislation-making process contains more than a dozen steps before a bill becomes a law. This process is built to foster transparency, due diligence, and dialogue.
Our volunteers come from the community and private business sector. They work to position the Johnson County area more competitively in the marketplace.
Representatives from Endress+Hauser will be presenting an update on the Community Career + Education Forum on Wednesday.
Studies have shown distracted driving is the leading cause of traffic accidents and fatalities. The penalty for breaking this law would be a ticket and fine up to $500.
The countdown to sine die (the end of session) is officially on.
The institution reported fourth quarter 2019 net income of $47.8 million compared to $41.7 million during the same period in 2018.
Sheila is an expert digital marketer with more than 20 years of experience leading strategic marketing campaigns from both the client and agency sides.
We are here to help you and your family find answers, solutions and peace of mind.
It is officially halftime for the 2020 legislative session. What does this mean?
FORUM awarded a grand prize of $5,000 to a member with a Weekly 5 Account, and awarded three additional Weekly 5 account holders prizes of $50, $250, and $1,000.
Founded in 1982, Christian Brothers Automotive is a faith-based franchise with over 200 locations nationwide.
Greenwood Public Library changing from Dewey Decimal to Subject Savvy.
Any piece of legislation that hasn’t crossed the desk of its originating Chamber for a second time for potential amendment is considered “dead” for the session.
Priority bills are continuing to make progress in both houses – especially policies related to health care and tobacco.
Event to drive Johnson County and south Indy business growth
Rated fifth in the country, company recognized for growth, credit quality.
New evaluation from American Institutes for Research found Girls Inc. girls more likely to see themselves as leaders, influencing and improving their local communities.
Visitors will learn about the history of Valentine’s Day and then create a holiday masterpiece to give to family or friends.
The award is presented to a member agency that exemplifies leadership and innovation within the system and top-level customer service.
With some basic precautions, your car should provide many safe and reliable miles in a winter wonderland.
Dan Appel will continue to serve as Non-Executive Board Chair and will transition his focus on the expansion of his community leadership and philanthropic work.
Gov. Eric Holcomb announced that Fiat-Chrysler has chosen Indiana for diversification and will invest nearly $400 million in its Kokomo facility.
Our Immediate Care offers walk-in express care services for non-life-threatening situations that require immediate attention.
It is a short session which means that statutorily the legislature is required to finish their business by no later than March 14.
Many times, the condition of a property gets overlooked due to there not being a trained professional identifying concerns.
The IMCU Center Grove Trojans debit card is free to members with IMCU’s free checking account and can be issued immediately through IMCU’s Instant Issue program.