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 IBJ Staff
September 19, 2009
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Banking
Michael E. Bosway, City Securities Corp., has been named to the board of Ameriana Bancorp and also to the board of Ameriana Bank.

Civic/Not-for-Profit
Mental Health America of Greater Indianapolis has added the following: Myrna Trump, director of finance, and Amy Tobias, director of education and public affairs. New board members are Jolaine Hill, Katz Sapper & Miller; Tim Stoner, Fusion Alliance; Julie Szempruch, Midtown Community Mental Health Center; and Cynthia Jackson, Indianapolis Public Schools.

Charles Chamness, National Association of Mutual Insurance Cos., has been named to the board of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

Government
Tony Hahn has been named deputy agriculture director.

Jason Jones has been named state maintenance director for the Indiana Department of Transportation.

Finance
BoWen Lee, Chris Roberti and Dana Cuddihy have joined Financial Partners Group as financial representatives. Jim Longstreth has joined as director of growth and development.

Barry S. White and Christopher Proctor have joined Allegiant Financial Group/National Life as financial services professionals. Herman C. King has joined as an investment adviser representative.

Health Care
Sheriee Ladd has been promoted to senior vice president of human resources at Clarian Health.

Kris Schnur has joined Midwest Psychological Center as an associate.

Manufacturing
Wood-Mizer Products Inc. has added the following: Amanda Fribley, production artist; Janine Lilly, creative and production services manager; and Jenna Gehlhausen, public relations coordinator. Bobby Woods has been promoted to trade show marketing specialist.

Media
Hector Sanchez has joined Indianapolis Monthly as the design director. Daniel S. Comiskey has been promoted to senior editor.

Real Estate
Karen Land and Shawn Kane have joined Century 21 Scheetz, Carmel office.

Technology/Telecommunications
Perpetual Technologies Inc. has added the following: Leila Kemery, senior systems analyst; Joanna Arend, accountant; and Stephen Pisconski, senior accountant.

Matt East has joined Mobi Wireless as a solutions consultant managing the northeast region, and Rachael Noble has joined as a solutions consultant managing the health care vertical.

Laura Hilton has joined Officescape as center manager, College Park office.•

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  1. Hiking blocks to an office after fighting traffic is not logical. Having office buildings around the loop, 465 and in cities in surrounding counties is logical. In other words, counties around Indianapolis need office buildings like Keystone, Meridian, Michigan Road/College Park and then no need to go downtown. Financial, legal, professional businesses don't need the downtown when Carmel, Fishers, North Indy are building their own central office buildings close to the professionals. The more Hamilton, Boone county attract professionals, the less downtown is relevant. Highrises have no meaning if they don't have adequate parking for professionals and clients. Great for show, but not exactly downtown Chicago, no lakefront, no river to speak of, and no view from highrises of lake Michigan and the magnificent mile. Indianapolis has no view.

  2. "The car count, THE SERIES, THE RACING, THE RATINGS, THE ATTENDANCE< AND THE MANAGEMENT, EVERY season is sub-par." ______________ You're welcome!

  3. that it actually looked a lot like Sato v Franchitti @Houston. And judging from Dario's marble mouthed presentation providing "color", I'd say that he still suffers from his Dallara inflicted head injury._______Considering that the Formula E cars weren't going that quickly at that exact moment, that was impressive air time. But I guess we shouldn't be surprised, as Dallara is the only car builder that needs an FAA certification for their cars. But flying Dallaras aren't new. Just ask Dan Wheldon.

  4. Does anyone know how and where I can get involved and included?

  5. While the data supporting the success of educating our preschoolers is significant, the method of reaching this age group should be multi-faceted. Getting business involved in support of early childhood education is needed. But the ways for businesses to be involved are not just giving money to programs and services. Corporations and businesses educating their own workforce in the importance of sending a child to kindergarten prepared to learn is an alternative way that needs to be addressed. Helping parents prepare their children for school and be involved is a proven method for success. However, many parents are not sure how to help their children. The public is often led to think that preschool education happens only in schools, daycare, or learning centers but parents and other family members along with pediatricians, librarians, museums, etc. are valuable resources in educating our youngsters. When parents are informed through work lunch hour workshops in educating a young child, website exposure to exceptional teaching ideas that illustrate how to encourage learning for fun, media input, and directed community focus on early childhood that is when a difference will be seen. As a society we all need to look outside the normal paths of educating and reaching preschoolers. It is when methods of involving the most important adult in a child's life - a parent, that real success in educating our future workers will occur. The website www.ifnotyouwho.org is free and illustrates activities that are research-based, easy to follow and fun! Businesses should be encouraging their workers to tackle this issue and this website makes it easy for parents to be involved. The focus of preschool education should be to inspire all the adults in a preschooler's life to be aware of what they can do to prepare a child for their future life. Fortunately we now know best practices to prepare a child for a successful start to school. Is the business community ready to be involved in educating preschoolers when it becomes more than a donation but a challenge to their own workers?

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