OneZone Announces Josh Kirsh as Volunteer of the Year
OneZone is excited to announce Josh Kirsh as our Volunteer of the Year. Josh is involved in several different organizations and committees in Carmel. Josh has served on the Carmel Clay Parks Board since 2008. Josh is a member of the City of Carmel Plan Commission and the Carmel Active Transportation Committee. He has volunteered for Bike Carmel, and ArtoMobilia since 2017 and has served as a PorchFest volunteer since 2013. You may also recognize Josh as the lead elf at the Christkindlemarkt. During CarmelFest you can find Josh serving as facilities director, setting up and tearing down for the event. Finally, Josh has served on the CFD, Fire Fighter’s Foundation Board since 2019. While many of these events have the name Carmel in them, these events are enjoyed by residents all across our region.
The award winners will be acknowledged at OneZone’s January 13, 2021 awards luncheon at Ritz Charles. If you are interested in attending, click on our events tab at onezonecommerce.com.
The month of October has been cyber security month. We have been recording podcasts weekly covering areas from cyber insurance to cyber risks working remote. Many feel like they would never be a target but a hacker trying to get information will find the car in the lot that has the keys in it not the car that is locked and has an alarm. So, what I mean is the easiest path to enter is a higher target even if you are a small target. Here is a link to our security podcast for you to enjoy IT360 Podcast. We will be offering a free network scan that will help tell you where you are susceptible for cyber risks. If interested, please feel free to call and schedule your appointment (317) 502-9330. This can be done either remote or on site.
Software Solves Social Distancing
In this current environment, social distancing plays a vital role in all aspects of our daily life. As we continue to modify the way we interact with others and ease our way into this new era of social interaction, technology is also playing a role.
For businesses to stay connected with their audience, adjustments have needed to be made. Even through these challenges, it has been an exciting experience to buckle down, get innovative, and change our way of thinking. We have been able to come together with many clients and discover ways software can solve social distancing.
We have been brainstorming with the Local Technical Assistance Program with Purdue University (otherwise known as LTAP) in building a new Learning Management System (LMS). This system is able to help pivot the change from in-person classes and training events to online learning. Before, certain training classes were only available a few times a year and were required in person. Now, they are being moved online to provide more opportunities to train and teach.
We have also been working with Fight For Life’s program, Building Dreams. It is well known that schools have had to make some dramatic changes when entering this new academic year. With Building Dreams, students are able to complete Social Emotional Learning lessons through their curriculum. Before, students had a physical workbook that has follow up activities to each lesson. Now, they are able to have a digital version of the curriculum so students can have access during remote learning. Along with the new digital workbook, Building Dreams now has online student assessments available. This system is designed to evaluate how students are feeling, their level of stress, and the characteristics/concerns of a student’s home environment. Click here to learn more about this new system and see photos!
We have other clients that can’t move their events online, like PAYK12. PAYK12 is a cloud-based software platform that provides K-12 school districts and the departments within, one digital hub for managing school payments and funds, including tickets to performances and sporting events. Since school systems have had to implement all kinds of new safety protocols, we have been working on curating a new “Social Distancing Feature”. This feature allows their schools’ venues to mark off a set number of seats and rows so that tickets can only be sold to people in a manner that ensures social distancing between groups.
Several other clients of ours have had to change the way in which they operate and we’ve been able to innovate and enable them to adapt. What challenges are you facing that may be worth a conversation?
For a pandemic action plan that gives businesses and their customers confidence that they can safely remain open, let PHD be your solution.
The PHD team will create a customized plan to get customers back through your doors. We do this by increasing customer/employee confidence by feeling they are in a safe environment in your facility. We call this process “Reset to Zero”, meaning we reduce the risk of being exposed to Covid-19 or any other infectious disease to as close to zero as possible. This is our process.
• PHD will give you a customized analysis of your business location.
• Assessment PHD will determine the optimal plan to disinfect the space. This includes a time, testing, and product analysis.
• Services each business chooses the frequency of the service. There is no annual contract and services can be cancelled anytime.
Advantages to using PHD:
• PHD gives the owner, employee, and customer confidence they are conducting business in a safe environment.
• PHD services reduce liability. Most business insurance policies exclude viruses and owners are left to defend themselves against any claims.
• PHD uses state of the art ATP Pre and Post testing for infectious material to verify the disinfection process. Each business receives a copy of the reports.
• PHD uses cutting edge technology to eradicate pathogens. This includes equipment that uses far UV wavelengths that kill viruses, bacteria, fungus and other organisms.
• PHD uses disinfectants that are non-alcohol based.
• PHD disinfectants and disinfecting processes are EPA, FDA, and CDC approved.
• PHD technicians video each application. Each business receives a video of the application process.
• PHD provides a facility protocol for onsite cleaning by staff between applications.
• PHD provides products for onsite cleaning by staff between applications.
Call PHD today for an evaluation of your business location
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It is hoped that your company will respectfully consider participating with The Salvation Army Indiana
Division this holiday season through involvement in a variety of ways:
Red Kettle Sponsors ($1,000 and up)
The Salvation Army is looking for companies that can become Red Kettle sponsors and provide
volunteers that can ring bells during November/December. Bell ringing in Central Indiana generates
several hundred thousand dollars in a five-week period (11/24/2020 to 12/24/2020) that serves
thousands of people annually. To volunteer to ring bells, go to https://www.registertoring.com. For
specific bell ringing information, contact Deena Hayden at 317-222-7873/
Virtual Red Kettle Campaign (Collected Dollars)
New in 2020, companies and organizations are encouraged to host a virtual Red Kettle Campaign during
the Red Kettle Season (Black Friday 11/27/2020-Christmas Eve 12/24/2020). Donations are collected via
peer-to-peer fundraising, internal email campaigns and corporate media platforms. We will provide you
with a digital display package. For more information, contact Samantha Hyde at 317-224-2000/
Counter Kettles (Collected Dollars)
It is fast and easy to set up. All you need is a small Red Counter Kettle and small sign, placed in a public
area in your business, where consumers can make a generous donation via this platform. Periodically, a
Salvation Army employee or volunteer will replace this kettle. This kettle is typically displayed from
November 16, 2020 to December 24, 2020. Deena Hayden at 317-222-7873/
email@example.com can provide counter kettle information to you.
Point of Sale (Collected Dollars)
At your retail establishment, shoppers are encouraged to donate at your point of sale system by your
employee or by simply scanning a coded Red Kettle paper donation card. Donations are set at
designated amounts. (We suggest $1 and $5 increments). This is a very easy way to raise funds to help
those in need. Digital display packages are provided for in-store and online purchases. Contact Duke
Haddad at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Round Up Program (Collected Dollars)
Much like the Point of Sale program, this is a great way to help this holiday season with a simple
campaign. Program your POS system to ask shoppers to round up to the nearest dollar amount. A little
bit from many, brings joy to all. A digital package is provided for your company for in-store and online
purchases. Contact Duke Haddad at email@example.com.
Percentage of Sales (Collected Dollars)
This easy campaign allows you to raise funds without committing to Corporate Dollars. With a mutually
agreed upon amount, a percentage of the sale of an item(s) will be collected for The Salvation Army
Indiana Division. A digital package is provided for your company for in-store and online purchases.
Contact Duke Haddad at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5th Annual Angel Tree Program (Individual Angel Sponsors or Corporate Sponsorships)
Thousands of boys and girls (called Angels) in Central Indiana, will wake up on December 25, 2020,
without a Christmas. The need is even more dire this year with the impact of COVID-19 being felt. The
Salvation Army in Central Indiana has a goal provide a Christmas for 5,000 angels (children) this year.
Individuals and Businesses are encouraged to adopt as many angels as possible. Adoption entails
purchasing $50 worth of gifts per each angel. We are also looking for Corporate Sponsors at the $1,000,
$2,500 and $5,000 contribution levels. For information and how to make your pledge of angel
sponsorships, contact Duke Haddad at email@example.com.
26th Annual Radiothon Program (Hourly Sponsorships)
The Salvation Army is once again hosting the 36-hour WIBC Radiothon, December 11-12, 2020 at
Sullivan Hardware in Indianapolis. Hourly sponsorships that range from $500, $1,000, $2,500 and $5,000
are available. The goal for the 2020 WIBC Radiothon is $275,000. Proceeds from this event help The
Salvation Army provide children with a variety of services, programs, experiences to meet their needs
though out the year. Contact Duke Haddad at firstname.lastname@example.org to
The Salvation Army Indiana Division is dedicated to making a difference in the Central Indiana
community we serve. The holidays are supposed to be a time for family joy. This year for many, that joy
will be hard to find. With your help, you can ensure that holiday dreams will be a positive reality for
families in need, through your financial support.
Please make your contribution today as corporate philanthropy is needed more than ever before!
The New Construction Award – Carmel will be presented to Pedcor and the Carmel Redevelopment Commission for The Hotel Carmichael, an autograph collection hotel by Marriott, located at 1 Carmichael Square in Carmel. The Hotel Carmichael is an architectural masterpiece designed to inspire a journey through history with all the modern-day amenities a traveler could desire. Delivering a distinguished hospitality experience, Hotel Carmichael is the perfect destination for the discerning guest. The hotel is situated in the heart of Carmel and on the Monon Trail. Located next to The Palladium, the hotel has dining, refined meeting spaces and thoughtful details such as daily live music.
The New Construction Award – Fishers will be presented to Flexware Innovation and their new headquarters downtown Fishers. Flexware was founded in 1996. They work side-by-side with customers to leverage technology to solve real business problems by providing best-in-class software development, automation engineering, manufacturing systems integration, business intelligence solutions, Internet of Things (IoT) devices and specialized product development. The three story, 30,000 square foot building features an open 3 story stair, clad in curtainwall, which encourages employees and guests to use the stairs and pulls in natural light to the center core. The 2nd and 3rd floor balconies overlook “The AMP.” The project also incorporated a top tier high efficiency VRF HVAC system for max control of heating, cooling and energy savings.
The award winners will be acknowledged at OneZone’s January 13, 2021 awards luncheon at Ritz Charles. If you are interested in attending, click on our events tab at onezonecommerce.com.
Organization Day - the official first day of session, where the Indiana General Assembly “organizes” for the upcoming legislative session, can veto legislation from the prior session, and starts the ability to conduct business. Somewhat ceremonial in nature, it is usually a pretty low-key day with very little drama. However, Organization Day 2020 in the midst of COVID, was anything but quiet.
As expected, the House formally re-elected State Representative Todd Huston (R-Fishers) as Speaker of the House. As a reminder, Speaker Huston became speaker at the end of the 2020 legislative session when Brian Bosma announced his retirement and gave up his leadership position. Similarly, State Senator Rod Bray (R-Martinsville) was also re-elected as Senate President Pro Tempore.
Speaker Huston outlined what he felt were priorities for the next legislative session, which included liability protection from COVID-related lawsuits for schools, higher-education institutions, businesses, and nonprofits; energy recommendations coming from the Energy Task Force which is wrapping up work later this week; and pledged to work with law enforcement and the black caucus to foster better relationships with the police. Newly-elected Senate Minority Leader Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis) outlined some of his priorities for 2021 – including improving relationships between the police and black community, investments in broadband, and school accountability waivers in light of the pandemic. President Pro Tempore Rod Bray committed to a balanced budget that funds schools, liability protection, redistricting, increasing health care costs, and broadband access.
Two resolutions were filed today – one from State Representative Matt Pierce (D-Bloomington) to change House rules to require a face mask/covering while in the chamber, hall, or room when official House business is being conducted. After much debate, the motion failed along party lines. Another resolution, authored by State Representative Curt Nisly (R-Goshen), which would end the public health emergency as “Hoosiers have been educated and informed on how to properly protect themselves and their families from COVID-19.” This resolution was never called down by the Speaker for discussion or a vote.
The House and Senate also voted to make some changes to procedural rules for the upcoming session, including allowing for electronic distribution and signatures on various filings (to help with minimal contact and efficiency). A rule was also passed that would allow for the legislature to have more than three consecutive days off, in light of the health care pandemic. In addition a rule was passed that would place a ten bill limit for individual Senators. House members already have a ten bill limit during budget sessions.
COVID-19 was really the theme of the one-day session, which was evident by most of the members of the Indiana General Assembly wearing masks, social distancing, and plexiglass divisions. There was even an “old school” verbal roll call vote in the House. But at the end of the day, it was a reminder to all Hoosiers that COVID-19 does not discriminate, as State Representative Robin Shackleford (D-Indianapolis) announced that she had been exposed to COVID-19 from her sister who tested positive today.
In addition, Governor Eric Holcomb announced that he and First Lady Janet Holcomb were going into quarantine after a member of his security detail also tested positive today.
As a reminder, the legislative session will start January 4, 2021. And while it is a long session and statutorily must end by April 29th, there is a strong likelihood due to the pandemic that we may end up in special session.
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QB Darla is also a public speaker and offers workshops on positive mindset, teamwork, social media, and sales/productivity. She is the author of Matters of a Positive Mindset Workbook & Action Guide, available on Amazon. She provides free motivational content on her social media accounts. Www.qbdarla.com
OneZone members will receive a 20% discount on any workshop or speaking engagement from now through December, 2020. Call QB Darla at 205-383-7005.
The Travel Agent, Inc., is celebrating their forty-one year anniversary this fall! Started by Dallas and Joann Moorhead, their son, Mark Moorhead, has taken the reigns for the last several years.
Although the world looks a little different now, they are still helping their clients plan customized domestic and international trips. The Travel Agent, Inc., promotes their success to the relationship they have with their clients and their preferred vendors. The advisors have pride in what they do and are great at assisting their clients in creating a customized trip each time! The Travel Agent wants to be more than your booking agent. Their process includes a one on one meeting to get to know you and your travel styles.
If you are looking to set up a meeting with an advisor please give them a call at 317-846-9619 or fill out our online form: https://thetravelagentinc.com/contact/.
Not ready to travel yet? You can sign up for their free DASH Club newsletter to receive more information about what The Travel Agent is up too: https://thetravelagentinc.com/dash-club/!
As new OneZone members we wanted to introduce ourselves, share about our roles with Indiana Wesleyan University, and offer the opportunity to tell us your story! In the current economic climate, we are seeing how critical it is to invest in relationships by sharing our stories, and we also realize many organizations are in the unsettling process of evaluating their own path forward. Higher education is no exception!
IWU is a private Christian university (based in Marion, IN) with a proud history of integrating faith and leadership into our degree programs for over 100 years. And we were innovative leaders in bringing degrees to working adults right here in Indianapolis nearly 25 years ago. Our Indianapolis North Center, located in the Lakefront at Keystone Office Park (formerly The Precedent), was built in 1997 to serve in bringing IWU degrees to central Indiana and to establish a place to develop community partnerships.
Our 50,000 square-foot facility offers a safe and welcoming environment ideal for professional conferences, training sessions, or leadership team gatherings. IWU’s Indy North Center serves as a conference center for our office park neighbors and over 120 businesses headquartered across the region and the country, but COVID-19 drastically disrupted our business model this year like it did for so many other organizations!
Within our roles as the Conferencing Services Team at Indy North, we recognize the way we had been doing in-person events has changed for everybody – and some changes are likely permanent. Between safety protocols, government mandates on meeting restrictions, budget constraints, and the convenience of virtual platforms, many organizations have eliminated physical meetings for the remainder of 2020. Those who are able to resume meeting have re-formatted their meetings to fit within the current restrictions. We have appreciated all of the insight our clients and industry leaders have been sharing with us and we are doing our best to plan for the future.
We are encouraged by the opportunities in front of us to reimagine how local partnerships can help us grow as an institution and to provide valuable services to our community. Whether it is by availability of our educational opportunities, or opening our buildings to those around us, IWU is looking forward to the future of business!
BIBIBOP Asian Grill will open the first of two Indianapolis-area locations this Thursday, September 17th, at 365 W 116th Street in Carmel. Since opening their first location in 2013, BIBIBOP has been sharing healthy & affordable Asian food along with a message of well-being throughout the country. The new Carmel - The Bridges location will be the 42nd for BIBIBOP, joining locations in California, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, and Washington D.C.
“The BIBIBOP Asian Grill concept has performed very well with consumers, as demonstrated by our steady growth through the years,” said founder Charley Shin. “As we’ve expanded, we have never lost sight of our commitment to bringing our signature ‘WELL BEING’ to all of the communities we serve by strengthening our neighbors and enriching the lives of our team members.” At BIBIBOP, guests build their own bowl filled with the fresh and healthy ingredients they want- ingredients like USDA steak or antibiotic-free chicken, fresh vegetables, rice, potatoes, and bold and flavorful sauces like sweet and tangy Yum Yum or a spicy Korean favorite, Gochujang. BIBIBOP’s customizable bowls allow guests to create gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan-friendly meals that align with their lifestyle.
BIBIBOP Carmel – The Bridges will officially open with a ribbon-cutting the morning of the 17th and will offer in-person, online, curbside, and delivery orders throughout the day. BIBIBOP will mark the opening with a safe but fun celebration that will include special gifts, prizes, and samples. Guests who use the BIBIBOP Rewards App at the new Carmel – The Bridges location through opening weekend will also earn a free BOGO Bowl offer that can be redeemed starting September 22nd.
For the latest information and updates, visit https://www.facebook.com/BIBIBOPCarmel/
BIBIBOP will open a second location, in Fishers, this October.
Goodbye Summer. Hello Fall & Winter holiday celebrations!!!! Plan your family or business socially distanced celebration with Cambria Hotel Westfield & receive discounted guest rooms for out-of-town family & staff! Banquet rooms available to host 20-100+
Space is filling up quickly so be sure to call Robin at (317) 763-1952 to make group reservations TODAY!
Immersaf Media uses 3D imaging, virtual reality, and 360 photography to create immersive experiences for marketing, education, and the AEC industry. We create digital twins of physical locations so potential customers and clients can virtually “walk through” your showroom, event space, senior living community, or any other space.
An interactive virtual tour allows businesses to show off their space while cutting down on physical traffic. This can help pre-qualify clients or even save lives in the case of senior living communities in our current COVID-19 world.
Digital twins also bring students and trainees to locations that are too far away or to dangerous to visit in person while providing interactivity like timed quizzes, videos, and narration.
The digital assets created with the digital twin are accurate to scale to within 1%. They are ideal for replacing measurements and thousands of photos when producing as-builts for construction. 3D CAD and point cloud files can be quickly generated to speed up the bid process. At the same time, the high resolution 360 imagery can allow inspectors to catch any mistakes early and from anywhere in the world. These digital assets can also be handed down to facilities management teams providing valuable documentation after construction is complete.
Contact us to discuss your project and get a free quote: email@example.com or 317-603-6363
OneZone is excited to announce a new partnership with Bankable. This partnership will bring more awareness to a safe capital alternative for businesses that are not yet ready or able to qualify for traditional financing options. In addition to awareness, Bankable and OneZone’s new partnership will streamline the process in which a small business can get connected to Bankable and apply for a capital solution.
OneZone is an advocate for its members by helping them reach beyond municipal boundaries, connect with other businesses, and take advantage of resources for their business. This partnership will create yet another meaningful resource to support OneZone members and the small business community. Jack Russell, President at OneZone, shares, “We are excited to partner with Bankable to provide our members with a resource to help grow their business. Bankable is a key part of our new small business hub and we believe that this partnership will add another piece of value to being a member of OneZone.”
Beyond lending, Bankable’s GrowthReady program can offer many free services to borrowers that range from basic website design to business coaching in order to help them reach their goals, grow, and become “bankable”. Adam Hoeksema, Executive Director at Bankable, states “we believe that this partnership will allow both organizations to accelerate our support of small businesses during a time when entrepreneurs need every resource that we can pull together. Together we hope to help more entrepreneurs get back to business and begin to thrive again.”
Bankable offers affordable loans up to $250,000 by working with clients who are in need of capital that are presently unable to secure funds from a traditional bank. There are no hidden fees, flat monthly payments, and a simple application process. For a small business to get started, all they have to do is fill out an application, contact our team at (765)-356-9100 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or learn more at www.bankable.org.
FORUM Educator Grants Now Open
The FORUM Credit Union Foundation awards $25,000 to support area classrooms annually and the application is now open for the 2020-2021 academic year. Educators and administrators in Marion, Hamilton, Johnson, Boone, Hendricks and Hancock counties are encouraged to apply. Grants may be used for any direct classroom expenses, including, but not limited to, supplies needed to fund a project for the classroom, basic supplies the classroom may be lacking, supplemental items to enhance classroom learning or an experience to enhance classroom learning.
New for 2020, grants may be submitted for items specifically related to materials needed to teach effectively in a virtual environment.
The FORUM Foundation has awarded over $150,000 to local classrooms since 2014. Learn more and apply today. https://www.forumcu.com/foundation/grants
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