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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 Krawzak

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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November 30, 2018 Susanna Taft

BOI Rolls Out New Coaching Tools for Business Owners

Business Ownership Initiative, the Indy Chamber’s entrepreneurship division, is rolling out a new coaching system using GrowthWheel, a visual toolbox and cloud-based online platform used by business advisors, incubators, and entrepreneurship educators around the country to help businesses make decisions and take action. GrowthWheel was designed around the observation…

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November 30, 2018 Susanna Taft

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Solar Earth Lawn Care

Owner Gus Mariscal was inspired to start Solar Earth, Indiana’s first eco-friendly lawn care company, when he found out about the harmful effects that small engines have on the environment. After more research and planning, Solar Earth Lawn care was created with the mission to keep lawns beautiful while…

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October 31, 2018 Susanna Taft

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Thomas Burnette, Owner of Mix Masters

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Thomas Burnette, owner Mix Masters LLC   Thomas Burnett began his entrepreneurial journey with a passion for food sustainability and the culinary arts after seeing how much waste there is in the food industry. As a graduate of Second Helpings Culinary Job Training Program and Ivy…

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October 23, 2018 Susanna Taft

Kenneth McKinney Wins REDi Pitch Night Competition

On Monday night, Business Ownership Initiative’s ReEntry Entrepreneurship Development Initiative (REDi) hosted it’s first public pitch competition for ex-offenders in Central Indiana. A program of Business Ownership Initiative and funded by CICF and the SBA, the ReEntry Entrepreneurship Development Initiative (REDi) addresses the likely connection between entrepreneurship and reducing the…

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October 18, 2018 Susanna Taft

Connor Fine Painting and Indianapolis Airport Authority Announced as New Mentor-Protégé Pairing

Dedicated to providing opportunities for Hispanic businesses to grow in Indianapolis, every year the Indy Chamber’s Hispanic Business Council selects two companies to participate in their Mentor-Protégé Program. Pairing Hispanic entrepreneurs with larger mentor firms, the Mentor-Protégé Program has been a catalyst for many Hispanic small business owners. This year,…

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October 11, 2018 Susanna Taft

Indy Chamber’s Re-Entry Entrepreneurship Development Initiative (REDi) Earns SBA PRIME Grant

The Indy Chamber’s Business Ownership Initiative (BOI) has received a $150,000 PRIME grant from the Small Business Administration for the third year of BOI’s Re-Entry Entrepreneurship Development Initiative (REDi), a program that provides business technical assistance in the form of a six-week workshop and one-on-one business coaching to currently- and…

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