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  • Gov. Holcomb to Award Eva Kor the 2017 Sachem in Indianapolis Thursday

    April 11, 2017 No comments

    INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb will award Holocaust survivor, CANDLES Holocaust museum founder, and forgiveness advocate Eva Mozes Kor the 2017 Sachem Award, the state’s highest honor, at a ceremony Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the Indiana War Memorial.

    WHO:  Eva Moses Kor, Holocaust survivor and CANDLES Holocaust museum founder

    Dr. Dennis C. Sasso, Rabbi of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck

    Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb

    Dr. James Madison, Emeritus Professor at Indiana University

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  • Events statewide for Free Fishing Day, April 15

    April 11, 2017 No comments

    This Saturday, April 15, is the first of four Free Fishing Days in Indiana in 2017.

    On these special days, Indiana residents can fish public waters without needing a fishing license or a trout stamp. Free Fishing Days are opportunities for families to learn to fish because adults don’t need a license.

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  • National Public Safety Telecommunications Week – April 9 to 15, 2017

    April 11, 2017 No comments

    In 1991 Congress proclaimed the second full week in April to be National Public Safety Telecommunications Week to recognize the importance of those special individuals who coordinate the efforts of police, fire, and EMS workers. Governor Eric J. Holcomb has proclaimed the week of April 9-15 as Public Safety Telecommunications Week in Indiana. Indiana has recognized this week since 1999.

    Telecommunications operators are the unsung heroes of public safety. They operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These are the men and women who collect the initial information and pass it along to the first responders in the field. Often they are able to give immediate lifesaving directions to the caller during medical emergencies or can be the calming voice to reassure the victim of a violent crime that help is on the way.

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  • Missouri-Based Tech Company Continues Growth in Hamilton County

    April 10, 2017 No comments

    CARMEL, Ind. (April 10, 2017) – GadellNet Consulting Services, a provider of information technology services and solutions for small businesses, announced plans today to expand its operations in Hamilton County, creating up to 30 new, high-wage jobs by 2022.

    “Indiana now celebrates a top-five ranking from Forbes for tech growth,” said Jim Schellinger, Indiana Secretary of Commerce. “Companies like GadellNet continue to find a talented workforce and an economic environment that is ripe for growth. As we enter our third century, we will continue to support our job creators by sustaining Indiana’s pro-growth business environment and increasing our talent pipeline by focusing on education and workforce development.”

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  • Indiana Cancer Consortium recognizes Indiana State Cancer Registry during National Cancer Registrars Week

    April 10, 2017 No comments

    April 10-14, Indiana State Cancer Registry joins National Cancer Registrars Week Cancer Registrars: Putting the Pieces Together

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN — As part of the 21st Annual National Cancer Registrars Week (NCRW), the Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC) recognizes the work of the Indiana State Cancer Registry (ISCR) and Indiana’s cancer registrars. Held from April 10-14, the 2017 NCRW theme, Cancer Registrars: Putting the Pieces Together, reflects cancer registrars’ role in compiling the critical information necessary to support effective cancer treatment and research, with the ultimate goal of preventing cancer and finding a cure.

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  • Indianapolis Man Arrested for DUI with 5 Children in his Car

    April 10, 2017 No comments

    Indianapolis, IN – An Indianapolis man is in jail after driving under the influence of alcohol with his five children in the car.

    April 9th at approximately 11:30 p.m. 39 year old Bawi Lian drew the attention of Homecroft Police Officer Dave Hodge when he struck the curb on Madison Avenue. After allegedly striking the curb at least twice, Lian’s 2009 Chevrolet Traverse came to a stop at a red light at Banta Road. When the light turned green the Traverse sat stationary in the roadway for nearly 20 seconds. Officer Hodge turned on his emergency lights at which time Lian began driving north on Madison Avenue for approximately one mile before coming to a stop. Trooper Cameron Bottema was in the area and responded to assist, and at the request of Officer Hodge, Bottema took over the investigation.

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  • Inventory Industry Trailblazers Earn Second Certification in Avon

    March 30, 2017 No comments

    AVON, Indiana – March 30, 3017 – Personal property inventory professionals Mike and Cindy Hartman have been labeled leaders, innovators, front-runners, and trailblazers, to name a few. Their contribution to the contents inventory industry began in 2004 when starting their inventory service business and continues today, having recently achieved their Certified Appraisal Examiner (CAE) designation. Major accomplishments were achieved between then and now.

    The Hartmans started their journey over a decade ago when they established Hartman Inventory, a home inventory service focused on disaster preparedness and recovery. Having documentation of what you own prior to a loss from fire, natural disaster, or theft assists the policyholder to receive a more equitable insurance claim. Their service expanded a year later into providing business asset inventories, and responding to requests from attorneys, estate inventories were soon added to their list of services. They now include a variety of niches to fill the many times one requires a record of their contents. The two most recent inventory services are Collections Inventories and Appraisal Examiner, the latter for which they each achieved the Appraisal Examiner Certification.

    The word innovators cropped up after years of honing their inventory process. Seeing the need to help others enter the industry without the long trial-and-error period most new business owners face, they founded Nationwide Inventory Professionals. This License Agreement includes a comprehensive marketing package, certification, a manual consisting of proven processes they developed, and an extensive library of downloadable templates. Possibly the most important ingredients for their Licensees are their intellectual property and continued mentoring and coaching as they share their knowledge gained over the years.

    When the Hartmans see a need, they find a way to address it. The term leaders in the industry rings true, as they are now helping to establish a cohesive industry through their roles as Executive and Managing Directors of the National Inventory Certification Association (NICA). With assistance from appraisal professionals, NICA developed the Appraisal Examiner Certification. This new designation helps expand the scope of the inventory industry by establishing recognition for this specialized service. Appraisal firms can now locate certified, qualified examiners to fill a need for assistance in collecting the information for the appraisals, and the CAEs have additional opportunities to grow their businesses.

    From starting as a husband-and-wife team of inventory providers, to developing a company to coach and help others learn the industry, to supporting an entire industry, it would be appropriate to add front-runners to their resumes. They are truly embedded in the personal property inventory industry.

    Taking this leadership role seriously, Mike stated, “We must lead by example. If we don’t place importance on continued education and industry certification, then we aren’t doing the industry justice. It was a very fragmented industry years ago. We are pleased to be a part of bringing the individual business owners together to establish a cohesiveness that will serve all inventory professionals well.”

    Choosing to add CAE to the already-earned Certified Inventory Expert designation, the Hartmans show commitment to their goal of excellence. As Cindy stated, “Being involved with NICA’s Continuing Education Program, and maintaining the earned designations, we remain current within the industry. This is the key for professionalism. We do this for ourselves, for credibility for Hartman Inventory, for our Nationwide Inventory Professionals Licensees, and for the members of NICA.”

    Ultimately, the appraisers and the direct clients who contract home and business inventory services are the ones receiving the benefits from the growth of this industry. Visit their websites to learn more about Hartman Inventory, Nationwide Inventory Professionals, and National Inventory Certification Association.

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  • Image Pros, LLC Merges with Peoples Promotions, Inc.

    March 29, 2017 No comments

    BROWNSBURG, IN – Promotional products firms, Image Pros, LLC and Peoples Promotions, Inc., have merged effective January, 2017 and will continue business under the Image Pros, LLC name.

    Peoples Promotions, Inc. was established by Donovan Peoples in 1993. Peoples Promotions is especially known for being a provider of branded apparel, promotional items and gifts, and customized trophies and awards. The company primarily served businesses and individuals in Hendricks County and on the west side of Indianapolis.

    Image Pros, LLC began operations in Brownsburg in 2009 headed by Bruce Steinman. Steinman started the business after more than 20 years of advertising, marketing, technology, and management experience. Image Pros services the broader metropolitan Indianapolis area.

    Friendly competitors, the two owners found they shared the same values when it comes to work ethic and customer service. Both men bring deep wells of experience and expertise when it comes to marketing and delivering products that meet the needs, and exceed the expectations, of their clients. Their shared values were the basis for the eventual merger of their two companies.

    After twenty-four years, Peoples was interested in taking a reduced role in his business, but was not interested in letting down any of his customers. Steinman has been growing Image Pros year over year and was interested in an opportunity to expand his business into Hendricks County and the west side of Indianapolis.

    About the merger, Peoples said, “In addition to continuing the tradition of excellent service and experience, Image Pros brings a network of national relationships that will provide my customers with new product and service options at even more competitive prices.”

    Steinman’s background in technology and corporate business contributes to the way Image Pros operates and the services available to his customers. Products and programs can be accessed and orders processed online and the company can help clients establish company stores online as well. “I want to keep it easy for my clients,” Steinman said.

    Image Pros specializes in developing custom programs and solutions based on the client’s desired outcomes. Steinman said, “It is important to me and my business that I not have a pre-determined idea of what a client needs. I listen to what they want to achieve. It might be more sales, customer retention, employee recognition or awards, or lead generation. We then devise the strategy that best fits their brand, their desired outcome, and their budget.”

    While he says Image Pros is a one-stop-shop for many, Steinman emphasizes that it is by no means a one-size-fits-all provider.

    Peoples says he is confident that the people with whom he has built strong professional and personal relationships with over the life of Peoples Promotions will be well served by Image Pros. Steinman is excited for the new challenge and opportunity the merger brings Image Pros and looks forward to continuing the legacy of excellence Peoples Promotions has built.

    ABOUT IMAGE PROS, LLC

    Image Pros, LLC was established in 2009 by Brownsburg resident, Bruce Steinman. More than a product provider, Steinman’s goal is for Image Pros to provide clients with creative and innovative promotional solutions that fit their unique brand, budget and business goals. All areas of the business are considered from sales and lead generation to those related to employee relations and retention. For more information, contact Bruce Steinman at 317-489-6530, via email at Bruce@ImageProsMarketing.com or go to www.ImageProsOnline.com.

    ABOUT PEOPLES PROMOTIONS, INC

    Peoples Promotion, Inc. began operations in 1993 and was owned and operated by Donovan Peoples. Peoples Promotions specialized in imprinted promotional items for businesses, organizations, and special events. To contact Donovan Peoples or Peoples Promotions, Inc., call 317-271-7711.

  • HENDRICKS COUNTY RANKS SECOND IN 2017 COUNTY HEALTH RANKINGS Positive, Negative Changes in Outcomes and Factors Show Areas for Improvement

    March 29, 2017 No comments

    HENDRICKS COUNTY – For the fifth year in a row, Hendricks County ranks as the second healthiest county in Indiana based on the 2017 County Health Rankings.

    “I’m pleased to see Hendricks County ranked, once again, as one of the healthiest counties in Indiana,” says Dr. David Stopperich, Hendricks County Health Officer. “However, we still have a lot of work to do to improve health in the county.”

    The 2017 report shows some positive changes in Hendricks County, including a decrease in the percentage of adults who are physically inactive, less preventable hospital stays, fewer alcohol-impaired driving deaths, a lower rate of unemployment, an increase in adults with health insurance coverage, and an increase in the number of primary care physicians in the county.

    Despite the good news, other factors highlighted in the report show causes for concern and needs for further investigation. Despite a decrease in the percentage of residents who are physically inactive, adult obesity is still on the rise. Along with this, diabetes prevalence has also risen slightly. Lastly, similar to what many other Indiana counties are facing, drug related overdose deaths remain a concern.

    “There is still a lot of work that needs to be done to improve health in Hendricks County,” says Jenna Meadows, Public Health Education Specialist at the Hendricks County Health Department and Coordinator of the Hendricks County Health Partnership. Meadows states that the Partnership released the 2016 Hendricks County Community Health Assessment last year, which highlights the issues preventing county residents from living long and healthy lives, and the 2016 Hendricks County Community Health Improvement Plan, which established a three-year action plan to address health improvement priority areas identified in the assessment.

    “The five priority areas identified in the Community Health Assessment were physical activity and nutrition, accessing and utilizing health care, substance abuse, mental wellness, and tobacco use. Our partners, which include representatives from local hospitals, health care, mental health and social service providers, community agencies, schools, and many others, are currently working through the Community Health Improvement Plan,” states Meadows. For more information about the Partnership’s assessment, improvement plan, or work groups, visit the Partnership’s website at www.hendrickshealthpartnership.org.

    The full 2017 rankings report can be found online at www.countyhealthrankings.org. For more information about the Hendricks County Health Partnership, or other public health initiatives, contact the Hendricks County Health Department at (317) 745-9618.

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  • Local Domino’s® Stores Partner with Brownsburg Fire Territory and Washington Township Avon Fire Department to Promote Fire Safety

    March 03, 2017 No comments

    Hendricks County, March 2, 2017 – Brownsburg and Avon Domino’s stores are teaming up with Brownsburg Fire Territory and Washington Township Avon Fire Department, respectively, to promote fire safety around daylight saving time.

    On March 6 – 7 from 5 – 7 p.m., anyone who orders a Domino’s pizza from those stores may be randomly selected and surprised at the door when their pizza arrives aboard a fire engine. If the smoke alarms in the home are working, the pizza is free. If the smoke alarms are not working, the firefighters will replace the batteries.

    “Fire safety is extremely important,” said Brynn Mueller, Brownsburg and Avon Domino’s community relations coordinator. “We’re very excited to partner with NFPA and Brownsburg Fire Territory for a program that not only promotes the safety of our friends and neighbors, but rewards those who make fire safety a priority.”

    “When you change your clocks for daylight saving time, it’s a great time to remember to change the batteries in your smoke alarms as well,” said Larry Alcorn, Brownsburg Fire Territory fire chief. “Functioning smoke alarms save lives, but many people forget to replace old batteries. We are excited to team up with Domino’s to promote fire safety tips and reward residents who have properly installed and functioning smoke alarms with a free, delicious pizza.”

    Customers can call Brownsburg Domino’s at 317-852-6222 or Avon Domino’s at 317-272-3050 to place their order and be eligible for the fire engine delivery.

    Posted by in Avon, Brownsburg, Local News

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