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August 11, 2012
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Fundraising
United Way Agencies of Hendricks County to benefit from the annual Wings of Golf Outing Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. at West Chase Golf Club. Cost: $100. Contact wingsofgolf.com.

Child Advocates to benefit from the “We Believe in Kids” 30th birthday celebration Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. at the JW Marriott. Tickets: $75. Contact believeinkids2012.eventbrite.com.

Indianapolis Art Center to benefit from “ArtSparkle: Tiki Lounge at Twilight,” Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $150 and $175. Contact 255-2464 or visit indplsartcenter.org/events.

Prevail Inc. to benefit from its Annual Gala Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel. Tickets: $100. Contact 773-6942 or visit prevailinc.com.

Slovenian National Home to benefit from the 2nd annual “Slo-Rider Car Cruise In” Sept. 8 from 3-7 p.m. Cost: $5 in advance, $8 day of the event. Contact Todd Bracik at 759-0678 or sloriderci@gmail.com.

Gleaners Food Bank to benefit from the Harvest Moon Gala Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. at the JW Marriott. Tickets: $125. Contact Jennifer Schwent at 925-0191, ext. 151 or jschwent@gleaners.org.

Grants
Seven Indianapolis-area not-for-profits received $1,000 grants from the Allstate Foundation as part of the Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award program in which agents are honored for outstanding volunteerism and community service.•

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  1. With Pence running the ship good luck with a new government building on the site. He does everything on the cheap except unnecessary roads line a new beltway( like we need that). Things like state of the art office buildings and light rail will never be seen as an asset to these types. They don't get that these are the things that help a city prosper.

  2. Does the $100,000,000,000 include salaries for members of Congress?

  3. "But that doesn't change how the piece plays to most of the people who will see it." If it stands out so little during the day as you seem to suggest maybe most of the people who actually see it will be those present when it is dark enough to experience its full effects.

  4. That's the mentality of most retail marketers. In this case Leo was asked to build the brand. HHG then had a bad sales quarter and rather than stay the course, now want to go back to the schlock that Zimmerman provides (at a considerable cut in price.) And while HHG salesmen are, by far, the pushiest salesmen I have ever experienced, I believe they are NOT paid on commission. But that doesn't mean they aren't trained to be aggressive.

  5. The reason HHG's sales team hits you from the moment you walk through the door is the same reason car salesmen do the same thing: Commission. HHG's folks are paid by commission they and need to hit sales targets or get cut, while BB does not. The sales figures are aggressive, so turnover rate is high. Electronics are the largest commission earners along with non-needed warranties, service plans etc, known in the industry as 'cheese'. The wholesale base price is listed on the cryptic price tag in the string of numbers near the bar code. Know how to decipher it and you get things at cost, with little to no commission to the sales persons. Whether or not this is fair, is more of a moral question than a financial one.

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