Driving economic development and business success in Johnson County and the southside of Indianapolis.
Aspire Announces New Vice President of Economic Development
Amanda Rubadue is the first economic development leader named by Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance, and she will serve as the vice president of economic development. Most recently, she served as economic development director for the City of Westfield and associate planner prior to that. 

Important Updates to Businesses from the State of Indiana
The Indiana Critical Industries Hotline is receiving a high volume of calls for services and questions unrelated to its purpose and capacity. The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) has asked us to pass along important clarification and guidance regarding the State’s available resources, and the best place to find the information you are seeking depending on your particular need. For example, the Indiana Critical Industries Hotline is only for questions related to what businesses are essential or non-essential through the Governor’s Stay at Home Order and for offers to support the sourcing and/or production of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Small Business Guidance on the SBA Disaster and Payroll Protection Loans
The US Chamber developed the following simplified literature on the new SBA programs, how the funding works, who is eligible and how to apply. If you are considering a loan to help your business survive the current market conditions, we strongly encourage you to start by having a conversation with your existing banking relationships.
You can also find answers to many of your questions at www.Response.IndyChamber.com . This Rapid Response Hub is available to all Central Indiana businesses regardless of their membership status with the Indy Chamber, and most questions receive a response within hours of being submitted.
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Aspire Community Matters

Wednesday, Apr. 22nd
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Web/Conference Call

Virtual Industry Round Tables - Health and Life Sciences

Tuesday, May 5th
8:30am - 9:30am
Virtual Participation

Aspire Growth & Planning Team

Thursday, Apr. 9th
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Virtual Participation
The mission of the Aspire Growth + Planning Team is to encourage proactive planning that promotes a thriving and inclusive community, connectivity and fosters the progression of companies no matter the size. Open to all interested individuals regardless of Aspire investment. 

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We understand the challenges this unprecedented public health crisis is especially placing on local businesses. Direct, intentional marketing efforts are needed now more than ever, so we have launched a free marketing and promotional opportunity called  Business Blitz .
We invite local businesses to create and submit a 30 second video we will post on Aspire’s social media channels and website. Please email Alex Wheeler for more information and guidelines.
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Member Updates

Aspire created a Facebook Group, Aspire Business Coalition, to provide access to a large network of business leaders and industries in all areas of Johnson County and southern Indy. Our goal is to facilitate networking and connections in order to best support your business. Please join and feel free to post your business updates.
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