Pinheads Entertainment Center names OneZone Small Business of the Year
OneZone is excited to announce that Pinheads Entertainment Center is our OneZone Small Business of the Year Award Winner.
Our Small Business of the Year Award is presented to a business that demonstrates success in growth and stability, commitment to quality, creative and unique solutions to challenges, entrepreneurial spirit, and overall contribution to the community.
Pinheads Entertainment Center was founded in 2009. Pinheads specializes in family entertainment including bowling, arcade, sand volleyball and a full restaurant. In 2020 they increased their employee count by 50%. In addition to growth, Pinheads also works with many charities in the area.
What does your return to office plan look like?
Here are some key things to reflect on as you build it:
First step: Determine your needs and health screening requirements. We found the resources listed below helpful in determining our needs.
Second Step: Find useful devices/ resources that will streamline your health screening process. We utilize a no-touch product that performs our daily health screening procedures. This process requires each employee and/or guest to check-in, take their temperature, answer our screening questions, and sign our Blackink IT pledge to practice social distancing and wear a mask while at the office. The product helps with overall compliance and allows you to easily track individuals in the case you need to do contact tracing.
Third Step: Create a Return-to-Work Plan that will show your new policies and procedures for employees. This should also include your plan for office set-up, capacity limitations, social distancing policies, and mask requirements.
For Blackink IT, we created signage and sanitation stations for the office. Each employee had to attend a safety training meeting before returning to the office. Access to our new COVID policies and procedures is easily accessible. We encourage social distancing by placing employees at every other desk and utilize shield guards. We limited the capacity of our common areas and allowed one person per bathroom. Masks are required by all individuals in the office with a few exceptions.
Here are a few resources that helped Blackink IT quickly evaluate and develop processes to return to the office:
· CDC Resources Specific to Industry
· Are your cleaning supplies EPA certified to kill COVID?
· Indiana Guidelines and Regulations
· OSHA’s Employer Responsibilities and Recommended Practices during COVID.
· Running short on PPE? Reach out to the state health department for help.
We want to help you as it was a daunting process to establish protocol for returning to work. Therefore, if you are interested in implementing a product to keep track of employee data, or help with workstation set-up, reach out to discuss the different possibilities. We are in this together!
Reach out to Cat Edmonds at email@example.com, to dive deeper into your plan.
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Why Should I Plan for Retirement?
Andre M. Logan, Financial Advisor
So why is it important for one to plan for retirement? Wait, I know what you’re thinking. Not another boring lecture about why I need to make better financial decisions. Not quite. In this blog post, I simply want to point out a few reasons why having a good plan in place for retirement is so vitally important.
When many people think of planning for retirement, they sometimes say to themselves, "retirement is 20 or 30 years down the line. I still have time. I’ll get around to that stuff later". Well, I’m here to tell you, time goes by much faster than you think. Before you know it, 10 years have gone by and you still haven’t started a plan. Sound familiar? Don’t feel bad, as many people have been in this situation.
In this blog I want to give you a few reasons why you don’t want to put off creating a plan for retirement another second. There are three questions that I want you to ask yourself. The first one is:
“Will I have enough income to live off of in retirement?"
It’s no secret that it might be difficult for one to live off of social security alone in retirement and pensions are becoming more obsolete for many people. Additionally, having enough income will also be largely dependent on one’s expenses in retirement, which could more than likely include healthcare costs in addition to everyday living expenses such as shelter, food, utilities, etc. Whether or not you will have enough income in retirement or if the money you’ve been able to save up to that point will last long enough to outlive you, are the questions at hand. Preparation is key. The next question you may want to ask yourself is:
“What does my ideal retirement lifestyle look like?"
Now the answer to this question may look different for all of us. You may be someone who imagines yourself traveling, filling your time with your favorite hobbies, doing more volunteer work in your local community, or spending more of your time with family and friends. No matter how you envision your golden years, having a plan in place can help you get there. The third question you may want to ask yourself is:
“Will I be able to leave a financial legacy to the next generation?"
Now this may not be important to some, but for many people this is extremely important. You may aspire to leave a financial legacy to your kids, grandkids, or to charities or organizations about which you are passionate. With the proper planning in place, you may be able to accomplish this goal.
So, if your answer to any of these questions was “I don’t know”, then you may benefit from a retirement plan that is created specifically for your needs, your goals, and with your family in mind.
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Patrick Broccolo has been named Chair of OneZone’s 2021 Board of Directors.
Joining Broccolo on the executive committee are:
Kathy Krusie, Community Health Network – Past Chair
Ranjit Puthran, All State Insurance – Chair-Elect
Ryan Mooney, First Merchants Bank – Treasurer
Deborah Wintner, Stanley Security - Secretary
Sam Mishelow, Meyer Najem
Doug True, FORUM Credit Union
Our new 2021 board members are Ted Baker with IBM, Justin Furr with Crew Carwash, Keriann Rich, with IMX Marketing, and Ann O’Hara with the Law Office of Ann M. O'Hara PC.
OneZone Announces Amanda Rubeck as Emerging Leader of the Year
OneZone is excited to announce Amanda Rubeck as our Emerging Leader of the Year Award winner. This award recognizes a businessperson who is between the ages of 21 and 40 that demonstrates leadership and passion for making a difference in his or her community based on leadership, mentorship, community involvement and entrepreneurship.
Amanda serves as the Vice President/Senior Retail Officer for STAR Financial Bank. Amanda is involved in a variety of organizations including the American Cancer Society, Junior Achievement of Central Indiana, and ACS ResearchHERS. “We look forward to highlighting Amanda as our Emerging Leader of the Year. Her work with so many great organizations and her impact on the community is so incredible. She serves on a variety of committees in our organization, including our Carmel Business issues and is a volunteer at a number of our events throughout the year.” Stated Jack Russell, President and CEO of OneZone.
Our annual awards lunch has been postponed to February 11th at Embassy Suites in Noblesville. If you are interested in attending, click on our events tab at onezonecommerce.com.
allow more people to remain in the workforce while saving taxpayer money on unemployment benefits.OneZone has announced their 2021 Legislative Priorities for the upcoming session of the Indiana General Assembly. This year, OneZone has three top priorities: Employer Liability, Smoking/Cigarette Tax, and Workshare. “COVID 19 has highlighted both strengths and weaknesses in the employer community at large. By making sure our business community has confidence and feels protected, addressing health concerns, and having a creative, sustainable unemployment benefit solution, we can make an impact on our community.” stated Jack Russell, President and CEO of OneZone. You can read more about each priority below and online at onezonecommerce.com.
In order for our businesses to confidently reopen and remain open, they need to know that they will be protected from unwarranted lawsuits when they themselves have followed government-issued guidelines to appropriately protect their employees and customers from COVID-19. OneZone supports employer liability legislation specifically related to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Indiana’s tobacco use costs Hoosier businesses over $6 billion a year in health care costs, absenteeism, and productivity loss. With the recent addition of respiratory health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is needed even more so now. Therefore, OneZone supports an increase in the tobacco tax as a disincentive to the sale of tobacco products. We also support taxing vaping/e-cigarette products similarly to how the state taxes traditional tobacco products.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the need for creative, sustainable unemployment benefit solutions. OneZone supports the development of an opt-in workshare program, because it would allow more people to remain in the workforce while saving taxpayer money on unemployment benefits.
ALO Property Group has an exciting opportunity for anyone looking to lease office space at a new state of the art building in Fishers next to Topgolf.
Crew Carwash is constructing a 40,000 SF corporate headquarters featuring a best-in-class training facility, shared collaboration spaces and multiple outdoor terraces. The building will have 20,000 SF of office space available for lease, which is currently being listed by ALO Property Group. Future tenants can also take comfort knowing safety is a top priority in the construction and design process during this COVID-19 era.
Crew Carwash plans to train all new employees at this new HQ and will offer the training facilities free of charge to the other businesses that move into the building. The carwash and office building are scheduled to be completed Q3 2021.
To learn more about the building and office availability, visit https://buildout.com/website/CREWHQ, or contact Brian Bondus at (317) 777-1009.
ALO is a full service commercial real estate brokerage and consulting company that provides unparalleled support to develop and maintain all their clients’ business and real estate needs. Our customer service philosophy is to go the extra mile to provide a strong connection with our clients and maintain long lasting relationships. It is this strong connection to our clients and our personal drive to reach these goals that makes ALO unique in the commercial real estate market. For more information please visit our new website: www.alopg.com
At Hightower Graphics, we help you get your message out there - whether you want to wear it, print it, mail it or share it. We pride ourselves on being Indy’s Source For All Things Print, offering our clients a huge range of promotional items, signs, apparel and more - all in one convenient place.
Offset | Digital | Variable Data
Embroidery | Screen Printing | Direct-to-Garment
Tradeshow Giveaways | Corporate Gifts
Vehicle Graphics | Banners | Signs | Labels
Graphic Design | Web Design
For the past 15 years, we’ve been treating every client like they’re our only one - and that’s why they keep returning to us time and time again. So, whether you’re searching for a simple business card, or are looking to give your brand a full overhaul, we’re the team you can truly rely on.
So, tell us, what’s your message?
Indy Eleven Offerings Available for Holiday Shopping!
Limited Edition Holiday Gift Packs Start at Just $16, Include Ticket Vouchers for 2021 Season
INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, December 10, 2020) – Indy Eleven has compiled a comprehensive collection of goodies for the favorite local futbol fanatics in your life this Holiday Season via the club’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide!
This one-stop online guide for tickets, merchandise, and more is available for browsing at indyeleven.com/gift-guide, and will be updated as new items are introduced. Highlights of the variety of goods up for grabs include:
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 several 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/
5th Annual Angel Tree Program (Individual or Corporate Donations)
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 support the program by making a contribution. To learn more go to salvationarmyindiana.org/angeltree
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. 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. To make a pledge during the Radiothon, please call 877-7173223, from 6am on December 11th to 6pm on December 12th.
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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