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Spreading Small Business Cheer

Posted by chamberadmin on December 9, 2016

Many business owners may think that applying for a microloan through the Indy Chamber won’t do much to help their business. Besides, isn’t bigger always better? Maybe not!

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (NOVEMBER 22, 2016) - The Indy Chamber continues to build its entrepreneurial programs as part of the Accelerate Indy economic strategy, with support from corporate and philanthropic investors, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and other regional partners.  Today, the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust announced a $100,000 grant to the Chamber’s Business Ownership Initiative (BOI) for business coaching services. 

Candy Dynamics Expands International Exposure Through GoGlobal Grant

Posted by chamberadmin on November 17, 2016

Indianapolis-based Candy Dynamics, producer of Toxic candy, offers one-of-a-kind treats that have become a hit with candy lovers of all ages. In addition, Toxic Waste candy has become a YouTube phenomenon as daredevils take the “Toxic Challenge” to see how long they can eat one of the sour candies.

October Economic Briefing

Posted by chamberadmin on November 16, 2016

Indiana's unemployment rate has remained consistent at 4.5 percent as the national unemployment rate increased to 5 percent in September. The state's labor force has increased by nearly 200,000 since January 2013. In the housing market buyer demand has remained high through the first three quarters of 2016. Click below to read the full October briefing.

Mentor Protégé Program Grows Successful Business Partnerships

Posted by chamberadmin on November 16, 2016

The Indy Chamber’s Hispanic Business Council is dedicated to providing opportunities for Hispanic businesses to grow in Indianapolis. Pairing Hispanic entrepreneurs with larger mentor firms, their Mentor-Protégé Program has been a catalyst for Hispanic small business owners.

One of the mentor protégé pairs turned into a profitable opportunity for both parties.