Bite-size speeches are the thing at mingling events these days, as organizers aim to add speakers but avoid long, boring addresses. Getting to the point has always been valued in the business world, but some events now have rules around it.
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.
The third annual Innovation Showcase is getting a boost from a partnership between the Venture Club of Indiana and tech social group Verge.
The Center for the Performing Arts is launching its own young professionals networking group called “The Scene.”
The new name is meant to distinguish the group from its Silicon Valley namesake.
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.
Growing by leaps and bounds, smallerindiana.com will host its first-ever “Bigger Ideas” conference for the high-tech and Internet-savvy
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.
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.
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.
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.