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October 1, 2019 Joe Pellman

BOI Receives CDFI Certification, $305K in Grant Awards

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Business Ownership Initiative (BOI), the anchor program of the Indy Chamber’s Entrepreneur Services division, was recently certified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), and alongside this new status, was granted $125,000 in CDFI Program Technical Assistance Awards to serve low-income…

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September 27, 2019 Susanna Taft

REDi Stories: From Incarceration to Entrepreneurship

In a recent IndyStar op-ed, it’s explained that the cycle of poverty and incarceration are linked, and the best way to break that cycle is to prepare people to secure jobs and other opportunities upon release from incarceration. However, employment is one of the greatest barriers to the success…

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September 20, 2019 Susanna Taft

Entrepreneur Services & BOI: Meet the team, learn about our work.

The Rundown: Indy Chamber Entrepreneur Services is made up of three teams: the Business Ownership Initiative (BOI), the Central Indiana Women’s Business Center (CIWBC), and the Hispanic Business Council (HBC). These teams are united under one mission to help local entrepreneurs start and grow their…

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August 30, 2019 Susanna Taft

4 Ways to Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month in Indy

From September 15 to October 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Did you know that about 4.4 million Latinx-owned businesses in the U.S. contribute more than $700 billion to…

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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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