“What we do together as Chamber members is work together to make our community better,” says Doug Boles, President of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Boles shares the importance of community in developing our city and dives deeper into the economic impact that the Indy 500 has on Indianapolis annually in this I Am Indy Chamber video.
During these unprecedented times the Hot Room leaned on the Indy Chamber for support and resources. After having to close their doors and move their entire business to a virtual setting, they are now getting back to business.
During their time as Indy Chamber members, ClusterTruck has found that the Chamber has helped the city be accessible to everyone. “Indianapolis is a fantastic place to do business and the community is so supportive of each other and the Chamber really helps facilitate that,” says Chris Baggot, Co-Founder and CEO of ClusterTruck.
As new Indianapolis residents, Fishbeck has turned to the Indy Chamber to get connected to the community. “Networking opportunities are great and the local workforce development opportunities are really important for us. What we do requires a fairly technical and very educated workforce and we want to tap into that through the Indy Chamber!” says Dandi Prasad, Vice President and Senior Transportation Engineer.
Since becoming an Indy Chamber member, Brian Willsey, CEO of Tinker House Events, has found his membership to be an essential way to build connections with the community. “You get out of the Indy Chamber what you put into it. The relationships I have been able to grow while being a member of the Indy Chamber is why I am a member! Everyone who is involved in the chamber has Indianapolis at their heart, and wants to drive Indy forward. It is a great organization for any business to be a part of because it is essential to the growth of this city.”
Amanda Fishburn, VP of Ignition DG in Indianapolis, says that their membership with the Indy Chamber has benefitted them tremendously ever since they joined last June. By nature of Ignition DG’s work and their staff size, there weren’t many opportunities to engage with people in other industries before they got connected to Chamber events.
“If you didn’t work with us directly, you might not know any of us because we didn’t have reason to get out in the public much,” says Fishburn, “but since joining the Chamber last June, attending events and meeting people for potential partnership, getting out there, it has been great for us. We tried other things before, but because of the multidimensional platform of events, the Chamber has worked best for us.”
Workplace Safety & Health Company, Inc. recognizes that the Indy Chamber is an excellent organization for local businesses to promote the high-quality goods and services that Indianapolis has to offer. In addition, the networking events and educational opportunities that the Indy Chamber provides are an extremely valuable resource for both the membership and the community. Workplace Safety & Health Company, Inc. is proud to be an Indy Chamber member.
“Indy Chamber helps with more than you would think as a member. They not only help us get the word out, we also love working one-on-one with members of the sales team.”
“Through our Indy Chamber membership, we are able to develop new relationships and change the way people thinkabout doing business and finding new talent in the workforce.”
“Being an Indy Chamber member has opened the door to opportunities that we may have never had access to. This membership has been essential to building connections and engaging with other members in the business community. Through our partnership with the Chamber we have been able to make an impact on Indy’s business community and build a brighter future for our city. Together we can drive Indy forward.”
“I really believe Indy is the best city in the country for young professionals. Indy is the only market where you can make an impact and get involved in shaping policies and decisions. In other cities, I wouldn’t have access to presidents and CEO’s like I do here.”
“Lauth Group chooses to be member of the Indy Chamber because the Chamber’s goals and initiatives align strongly with our business model, company culture and our shared passion for the overall success of the central Indiana community. Indy Chamber’s continued focus and leadership on issues critical to economic development and a pro-business environment in central Indiana help attract and retain the talent we need in this market, and send a strong message to firms around the country that the Indianapolis Region is “open for business”. The money and time we spend on supporting the Indy Chamber provide an excellent return on our investment.”