QB Darla Hall is the owner of Witty Publications. She creates story, activity & coloring books for causes, general education, and corporations. She hosts zoom or in-person Kidz Biz Entrepreneurship workshops. Www.wittypubs.com
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
Here are some links that are helpful for small businesses to take some simple steps to protect themselves, especially but not limited to work from home and remote work settings!
“Cyber Safe” Infographic
Remote / Virtual Work Checklist
Internet Safety for Kids
Mobile reCell provides value recovery solutions for enterprises looking to extract the most value from their mobile technology investments. Through our proprietary software, our clients are able to effortlessly manage the sale of their corporate-owned mobile devices.
Mobile reCell provides value recovery consultation at NO COST in order to assess your enterprise's needs. Our business is enabling your company with simplified enterprise-grade solutions for mobile device value recovery and end lifecycle support
As restaurants begin the process of re-opening, its important they assure their customers their safety is paramount. Single use menus have been suggested by state officials to help minimize the spread of COVID-19.
Van Ausdall & Farrar can provide inexpensive single use menus in short order thanks to our Document Solutions Center. Whether its printing from a digital file or making copies from an existing menu, we can help! Contact me today with menu details to review pricing.
Christopher Riffel, Document Solutions Consultant
During summer, we traditionally encourage parents to guard against the summer slide, in which children lose 2-3 months of the previous year’s math learning during the long summer break. But this is hardly a traditional year.
Currently, more than 50 million U.S. families are already fighting what educators are calling the “COVID slide” — the learning loss that results from students being shut out of school for an extended period of time during the pandemic.
To beat the slide Mathnasium has come up with a solution- Mathnasium@home. We recommend Mathnasium@home, so students can continue to make up lost ground, avoid the learning loss that typically comes with summer break, or get ahead for the next academic year. While teachers are worried about students falling behind, Mathnasium@home is here to help tackle this crisis.
Mathnasium of fishers is getting ready for the grand opening and offering free enrollment and free trial sessions. With the flexibility to learn math both in-center and online, Mathnasium is more accessible than ever before. Call now @317-733-5000 or visit us at mathnasium.com/fishers to find out more.
NextGear Capital has been a part of the Carmel community since 2013 after a successful merger between Dealer Services Corporation (DSC) and Manheim Automotive Financial Services. The company employs over 900 team members and is the country’s leading provider of floor plans to independent dealers. A floor plan offers automotive dealers flexible and customizable lines of credit to acquire inventory for their dealership. Unlike taking out a loan from a traditional bank, a floor plan is a revolving line of credit that a dealer can utilize for the life of their business. NextGear Capital supports more than 23,000 dealers with financing while also giving them access to tools like Account Portal which helps them easily manage their day-to-day business.
While NextGear Capital is focused on investing in its dealers, it also believes in giving back to the local community. Because of this, team members have been active in volunteering for organizations like Habitat for Humanity and local food pantries. Every year, the company hosts a “No Excuses Month” in conjunction with their parent company, Cox Automotive, where team members are encouraged to volunteer throughout their communities. Some of the activities included annually are a Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics, hands on activities with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and a company-wide blood drive for the Versiti Blood Center of Indiana.
During the recent COVID-19 pandemic, NextGear Capital team members further stepped up by making over 100 masks for family members, friends and neighbors. The company also made a $25,000 donation from the James F. Cox Foundation to Gleaners Food Pantry to support local families in need during the pandemic.
It’s no surprise that several of its dealers are also active in local nonprofit organizations in their communities like Military MOMS of Fort Jackson and 33 for Charity. NextGear Capital knows that by investing in its dealers, they’re also able to make in impact in the communities that their clients operate in.
As a part of Cox Automotive, the company prides itself on being committed to diversity and creating an inclusive workforce through its Employee Resource Groups (ERG’s). Some of these include PRIDE, Mosaic and Women with Drive, all whose missions include creating a supporting and authentic work environment for groups and individuals who face discrimination throughout society. It also encourages the ideas of young people through internships available throughout the organization.
To find out more about NextGear Capital and how it gives back to the local community, you can follow them on Facebook or visit www.nextgearcapital.com.
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