August 8, 2019 Susanna Taft

Mark Harsley Takes Top Prize at REDi Pitch Night

Indy Chamber Hosts Second Annual Pitch Competition for Ex-Offenders ‘KITe’ Web and Mobile App Takes Top Prize On Wednesday evening, the Indy Chamber and Business Ownership Initiative’s ReEntry Entrepreneurship Development Initiative (REDi) hosted its second public pitch competition for ex-offenders in Central Indiana. REDi, funded by CICF Community Crime Prevention…

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July 1, 2019 Susanna Taft

Indy Chamber Launches Executive Education Program for Latinx-Owned Businesses

Indy Chamber’s Hispanic Business Council launches new executive education program for growth-oriented local ‘Latinx’ employers & entrepreneurs ‘Accelerate Latinx powered by Interise’ offers nationally-proven curriculum to support Hispanic-owned businesses, boost their $1.1 billion contribution to Indy’s regional economy (INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., June 28, 2019) The Indy Chamber’s Hispanic Business Council (HBC)…

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June 28, 2019 Susanna Taft

4 Ways We Help with Business Finances

Managing finances strategically, timely, and correctly is an important task of any small business owner. Here are four ways the Indy Chamber’s Entrepreneur Services Division and Business Ownership Initiative (BOI) can help make it easier to navigate:   Discuss finances with a business coach. We know that accounting, bookkeeping, and…

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June 10, 2019 Susanna Taft

Indy Chamber Names Rick Proctor New Executive Director of Business Ownership Initiative

Indy Chamber Names Rick Proctor New Executive Director of Business Ownership Initiative  The Indy Chamber has hired banking expert and community leader Rick Proctor as the Executive Director of Business Ownership Initiative (BOI), the anchor organization of the Indy Chamber’s Entrepreneur Services division. As Executive Director of BOI, Proctor will…

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June 7, 2019 Susanna Taft

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Meet Jairo, CEO of Right Tactic

Meet local entrepreneur Jairo Vinasco, CEO of Right Tactic.  “My name is Jairo Vinasco. I am a multimedia designer and work in the fields of graphic and web design, and photography and video production for marketing purposes. After working for different companies I decided to start my own agency…

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May 3, 2019 Joe Pellman

Celebrate 2019 Small Business Week

The Indy Chamber is dedicated to growing small business and providing support to all small business owners! Through our Entrepreneur Services division (Business Ownership Initiative, the Central Indiana Women’s Business Center, and the Hispanic Business Council), we offer access to small business loans, free one on-one business coaching, and…

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February 15, 2019 Susanna Taft

Indy Chamber’s Entrepreneur Services team reaches 1,200+ current & potential business owners in 2018, focusing on economic growth & inclusion

The Indy Chamber’s Entrepreneur Services division reported today on its successes supporting Indy-based businesses and aspiring employers in 2018, providing another year of 10,000+ hours of free business coaching and training opportunities and strengthening programs focused on ex-offender re-entry, urban preschool providers and Hispanic-owned businesses. Entrepreneur Services includes Business Ownership…

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February 1, 2019 Susanna Taft

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Breathing Space Yoga + Meditation

One of the most common issues a business owner will face is deciding when to expand and how to finance the expansion. Local entrepreneur Kelsey Rardon faced this very issue when she was evaluating the success of her business, Breathing Space Yoga + Meditation, which offers group and private…

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December 19, 2018 Emily Hayden

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Urban Contessa Flower and Gift Boutique

Urban Contessa flower and gift boutique isn’t your typical roses and daisies. They arrange the highest quality flowers in original, organic styles.  What makes Urban Contessa even more unique? It is owned and operated by a mother and daughter, Asia and Olivia. In our interview, Asia explained how their arrangements…

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December 17, 2018 Joe Pellman

Indy Chamber announces 2019 Women in Business Retreat

Emmy-winner Catt Sadler & Linda Rendleman of Women Like Us Foundation headline agenda built to ‘Inspire, Influence and Impact,’ February 28-March 1 INDIANAPOLIS, December 17, 2018: The Indy Chamber’s Central Indiana Women’s Business Center, a cooperative program in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced the 16th annual Women…

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