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West Side Chamber Announces Upcoming Networking Events
Tai-Chi at the September networking meeting
The West Side Chamber has announced upcoming events on October 25 and November 14. The events will offer opportunities to network with other west side business people plus enjoy interesting programs.
What services are available for behaviorally-challenged kids?
The October networking meeting will be held on the 25th at 8:30 a.m. at Damar Services, Inc., 6067 Decatur Boulevard. Dr. Jim Dalton, president/COO of Damar, will speak. Continental breakfast will be provided.
West Side Chamber will hold its Annual Celebration on Thursday, November 14. Lloyd Wright, CEO of WFYI, will speak. Watch for more details.
Correction and Apologies: In last month’s issue, West Side Indy News incorrectly identified the director of the Avon Chamber of Commerce as Tom Downer. The correct identification should be Tom Downard. Our apologies to Tom!
West Side Walmart Market Opens at West 10th Street and I-465 With $8,000 in Grants to Local Community Groups, Including Chamber Walmart
A new 42,000-square-foot Walmart Neighborhood Market has opened at 5835 West 10th Street (at I-465). Its grand opening celebration included presentations of $8,000 in grants to local community groups, among which is West Side Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President Rick Proctor accepted a giant check for $500 from Walmart Store Manager Katie Mellen at the grand opening ceremony on September 18. He then presented the check at the chamber’s September 27th meeting.
The new Walmart is creating 95 new jobs and will be open 24 hours per day, seven days per week. It offers a full grocery department, prepared food options, fresh-baked breads, quick-service deli, a bakery, and a pharmacy. Walmart invites shoppers to receive information about rollbacks, in-store events, meal solutions and more on www.facebook.com/walmart5804.
Macer and Click Lead September Chamber Meeting at Harrison Retirement Community
West Side Chamber members who attended the September 27 meeting were treated to a lesson in Tai-Chi, heard about the special features of the Harrison Retirement Community, and got information about the Indiana state legislature.
Terri Click, physical education director at the Harrison facility led a Tai-Chi demonstration with residents and then inspired the chamber attendees to join in.
Karlee Macer, sales director of the facility, is also a state representative. She hosted the meeting and described the features of the Harrison facility and discussed her activities in the legislature.
Spotted at the September 27 Chamber Meeting
The new superintendent of MSD of Decatur Township, Dr. Matthew J. Prusiecki
attended the September chamber meeting.
Midwest Sports Complex Holds “Last Bash” October 26-27
Midwest Sports & Social Complex will hold its “Last Bash” the weekend of October 26-27. Activities will include a costume softball tournament, a home run derby, plus “trunk or treat” and hay rides for the kids. A costume-after-party will be held in the Fishbowl. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Join in Mayor’s Night Out in Pike Township November 14
Mayor Greg Ballard and city representatives will hold the 53rd Mayor’s Night Out on Thursday, November 14 from 6 to 7 p.m. The session will be held at the Indianapolis Colts Complex, 7001 West 56th Street. You are invited to bring your questions and get answers from the mayor himself.
For more information, contact Noelle Malatestinic, mayor’s neighborhood liaison at Noelle.Malatestinic@indy.gov or 317-408-1991.
Mayor’s Action Center Introduces the Indy Pothole Viewer Indianapolis
In anticipation of winter weather and its affects on our roads, the Mayor’s Action Center and the Department of Public Works have introduced the Indy Pothole Viewer. The viewer is an interactive map that allows you to view all street pothole repair requests received by the MAC for the prior six months. The map displays both open and closed pothole repair requests and is color-coded to indicate time to completion of the repair. The viewer will enable you to check on the status of pothole service requests. Find the tool at www.indy.gov/indypotholeviewer.
IND Offers Fall Break Rates Through October 27 Parking
Indianapolis International Airport is offering fall break rates at the terminal garage through October 27. Garage stays of seven days or longer will be priced at the reduced rate of $14 per day for customers who enter the garage before October 27 and park on the fifth floor. In addition, a dedicated hourly parking area has been created among third-floor spaces that are closest to the terminal for people who are picking up and dropping off passengers. For more information, visit www.indianapolisairport.com/parking.
Gobble Gallop 5K Scheduled for Thanksgiving Day YMCA
You can run off your Thanksgiving dinner calories prior to eating them at the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA Gobble Gallop 5K at 8 a.m. Thursday, November 28. Sponsorship and donation opportunities are available. For more information, contact Meredith Salinas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Register for the “gallop” at www.getmeregistered.com.
West Side Chamber Offers New Advertising Opportunity
Includes a link
to your website
Do you often want to get a message to West Side businesspeople and are frustrated by not finding a simple way to do it?
West Side Chamber is offering you a simple way to accomplish it: advertise in this monthly enewsletter, which is distributed to 400 west side businesspeople.
Initially, the size of the available ad spaces will be 120 pixels by 120 pixels square for a cost of $35 per ad placement for West Side Chamber members. In addition, West Side Chamber members will get a free ad placement with their first contracted ad placement (placement in two issues for the price of one). Non-members can contract for ad spaces at a rate of $75 per ad placement. Each ad space will include a clickable link. (See examples of ads in column at right.)
Ads can be designed for you to place in the newsletter, for an extra charge which will depend upon the type of ad you desire.
West Side Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to refuse any ad submission(s) deemed inappropriate by chamber board of directors.
For more information and for contracting for ad space, contact Kay Millar, West Side Indy News editor, at email@example.com.
In This Issue
Walmart Market Opens
September Chamber Meeting
New Superintendent Spotted
Mayor’s Night Out
Karlee Macer speaks to members at the September meeting
We’ll look for you at these upcoming West Side Chamber activities:
Friday, October 25
at 8:30 a.m.
Monthly networking meeting -
Damar Services, Inc., 6067 Decatur Boulevard
Dr. Jim Dalton, president/COO of Damar, will speak. Continental breakfast will be provided.
Tuesday, November 12
at 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 14
Lloyd Wright, CEO of WFYI,will speak.
More details to come.
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The mission of the West Side Chamber of Commerce is to promote vibrant, sustainable economic
development and strengthen the quality of life in the west side community by:
Attracting, retaining, and connecting businesses;
Advocating pro-business public policies, and;
Assisting businesses in actively engaging in the community.
Information about the West Side Chamber of Commerce can be obtained at www.westsidechamber.biz and Like us on Facebook
Board of directors
- Wanda Bell-Brown, Wanda Bell-Brown Insurance Agency, Inc.;
- Jenny Copas, Ace Rent-a-Car;
- Brandon T. Fishburn, Midwest Sports Complex;
- William Lance, Wingate by Wyndham Northwest;
- Bill Morrissey, Lowe’s;
- Rick Myers, Business Leader;
- Patricia A. Poehler. MSD of Decatur Township;
- Rick Proctor, BMO Harris Bank;
- David L. Shank, APR, Fellow PRSA, Shank Public Relations Counselors
Advisors to the board
Robert F. Bering, CPA, Bering CPA Firm; Dan P. Millar, Phd, APR, Fellow PRSA, Millar Communication Strategies, Inc.
Kay Millar, APR, Millar Communication Strategies, Inc.; Corey Wilson, Indianapolis International Airport
Editor and Photographer: Kay Millar; Graphic design: Brad Luther
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