The most important thing for Chicago transplant and ZIPS Dry Cleaning owner Emma Frutkin was to get connected to the community, so she turned to the Indy Chamber. “One of the best decisions I have made since opening ZIPS is to become an Indy Chamber member. I’ve been very pleased with the value! We had a ribbon cutting with Crystal from the Chamber, have had a visit from an Indy Chamber Ambassador, have posted a press release in the Monday Morning Memo, and get a lot of value out of the Office Depot discount program- savings which have already covered the cost of a membership and more!”
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.”
An optometrist by trade and an athlete by passion, Dr. Joseph LaPlaca founded Ares Elite Sports Vision to help optimize sports performance. Since becoming an Indy Chamber member, Dr. LaPlaca has found that his membership is a useful tool for growth. “The Indy Chamber has been great for me starting out. It has helped me make connections with a wide variety of businesses and resources to help me grow my business,” emphasizes Dr. LaPlaca.
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.”
ConnectThink has been a member with the Indy Chamber for over two years, and Chris Waugh, Business Development lead, says his favorite member perk is the events that the Chamber offers. “Whether it’s Connect2Tech, Conexion, Lagers and Leaders, or the CEO-specific events, they’ve all been really great for us. We get to just go out and understand different businesses and industries, their needs, and what problems they’re facing.”
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.
The Indy Chamber provides us with additional avenues of opportunity to work with local businesses that would have not otherwise have been open to us without Chamber membership. Everyone involved with the Chamber, whether direct employees or partnered businesses, has been extremely welcoming and helpful to our company from day one.
“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.”
“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.”
“Being a member of the Indy Chamber is a great asset to us at Franklin College. Their entire team is genuinely focused on listening to our goals and assisting us with making the connections we need to be successful in attaining them; their approach is never “cookie cutter” and they work hard to provide us custom and out-of-the-box ideas to ensure our brand is always well-represented. They are at the forefront of all the development and growth happening in our great city and are an invaluable resource in terms of insight and business strategy.”