Networking Groups

Local entrepreneur Dragoo takes helm of national group

June 8, 2013
Dan Human
Already one of the most influential women entrepreneurs in the country, Billie Dragoo will work herself even deeper into professional networking in July as she takes a new role as board chairwoman for the National Association of Women Business Owners. She hopes the connections she’s made over 18 years in business for herself will benefit the group’s members.
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SLAUGHTER: Networking is more important than everRestricted Content

September 24, 2011
Robby Slaughter
Your personal network ... is what will grant you the most direct access to the people you need to know.
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Event merges forces of old, new venture-capital groups

July 12, 2011
Francesca Jarosz
The third annual Innovation Showcase is getting a boost from a partnership between the Venture Club of Indiana and tech social group Verge.
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Chambers of commerce take bigger role in politics

May 30, 2011
Associated Press
After years of advocating pro-business positions, many chambers are taking the next step and issuing endorsements in hopes of ensuring business-friendly mayors get elected.
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Carmel arts center reaches out to young professionals

March 26, 2011
 IBJ Staff
The Center for the Performing Arts is launching its own young professionals networking group called “The Scene.”
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Tech networking group Hackers and Founders changes name to Verge

February 12, 2011
 IBJ Staff
The new name is meant to distinguish the group from its Silicon Valley namesake.
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Columbia Club Foundation says funds stolen by director

February 1, 2011
Scott Olson
The private club's president alerted members to the theft in a letter, but declined to specify how much was taken. Still, he said the director, who is not named in the correspondence, is making restitution.
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Local social networking site connects users offlineRestricted Content

June 22, 2009
Kim Puckett
Growing by leaps and bounds, smallerindiana.com will host its first-ever "Bigger Ideas" conference for the high-tech and Internet-savvy crowd.
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Indy Gen-X group to tout city to out-of-town recruitsRestricted Content

April 20, 2009
Kathleen McLaughlin
IndyHub, the city's young professionals network, will launch a new Web site, circlingthecity.com, to pique the interest of out-of-towners who are being recruited by local companies.
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CORRECTION: Since 1976, Indy Chamber has sponsored Lacy leadership seriesRestricted Content

November 3, 2008
Last week's story on page 5A should have stated that the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce has sponsored the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series since 1976.
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Columbia Club woos companies to boost membershipRestricted Content

June 16, 2008
Chip Cutter
The 119-year-old Columbia Club downtown is offering corporate discounts for the first time in an effort to boost revenue and curb declining memberships. Previously, the Monument Circle institution sold memberships only on an individual basis. Under the new plan, corporations will receive a significant discount, on a sliding scale, if five or more employees join.
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New Chamber forum lets startups have a shotRestricted Content

July 2, 2007
Peter Schnitzler
The Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce is developing a new weapon for local startups-Slingshot, a business-networking forum that will give budding entrepreneurs the opportunity to swing sales meetings directly with high-ranking corporate executives.
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  1. So much for Eric Holder's conversation about race. If white people have got something to say, they get sued over it. Bottom line: white people have un-freer speech than others as a consequence of the misnamed "Civil rights laws."

  2. I agree, having seen three shows, that I was less than wowed. Disappointing!!

  3. Start drilling, start fracking, and start using our own energy. Other states have enriched their citizens and nearly elminated unemployment by using these resources that are on private land. If you are against the 'low prices' of discount stores, the best way to allow shoppers more choice is to empower them with better earnings. NOT through manipulated gov mandated min wage hikes, but better jobs and higher competitive pay. This would be direct result of using our own energy resources, yet Obama knows that Americans who arent dependent of gov welfare are much less likely to vote Dem, so he looks for ways to ensure America's decline and keep its citizens dependent of gov.

  4. Say It Loud, I'm Black and Ashamed: It's too bad that with certain "black" entertainment events, it seems violence and thuggery follows and the collateral damage that it leaves behinds continues to be a strain on the city in terms of people getting hurt, killed or becoming victims of crimes and/or stretching city resources. I remember shopping in the Meadows area years ago until violence and crime ended make most of the business pack you and leave as did with Lafayette Square and Washington Square. Over the past 10 to 12 years, I remember going to the Indiana Black Expo Soul Picnic in Washington Park. Violence, gang fights and homicides ended that. My great grandmother still bears the scares on her leg from when she was trampled by a group of thugs running from gun fire from a rival gang. With hundreds of police offices downtown still multiple shootings, people getting shot downtown during Black Expo. A number of people getting shots or murdered at black clubs around the city like Club Six on the west side, The Industry downtown, Jamal Tinsley's shot out in front of the Conrad, multiple fights and shootings at the skating rinks, shootings at Circle Center Mall and shooting and robberies and car jackings at Lafayette Mall. Shootings and gang violence and the State Fair. I can go on and on and on. Now Broad Ripple. (Shaking head side to side) Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Ashamed.

  5. Ballard Administration. Too funny. This is the least fiscally responsive administration I have ever seen. One thing this article failed to mention, is that the Hoosier State line delivers rail cars to the Amtrak Beech Grove maintenance facility for refurbishment. That's an economic development issue. And the jobs there are high-paying. That alone is worth the City's investment.

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