Aspire is excited to announce we are accepting nominations for our annual business awards. We look forward every year to the opportunity to recognize our member investors for your hard work, dedication, and impact in the greater Johnson County community. Award categories this year include:

  • Business Success (For-Profit and Non-Profit)
  • Excellence in Talent Development

The 2020 census showed that Bargersville is one of Indiana’s fastest growing towns. Hosted by Bargersville Town Manager Julie Young, the presentation gives updates on its downtown development, new park and police station, and infrastructure improvements. Watch it online to get caught up on what transpired in 2021 and major plans for 2022.

Busy business leaders now have 24/7 access to the City of Franklin for the most requested permits. The City has launched an online permitting and code enforcement platform, known as Citizen Services. It features online applications for building sign permits, right of way cuts, zoning variances and more.


In his State of the State address, Governor Holcomb shared how Indiana’s economic development efforts in 2021 yielded a record $8.7 million in business investments and commitments for nearly 32,000 jobs. After the address Ball State economist Mike Hicks shared his perspective on the speech and Indiana’s economy on Inside Indiana Business.
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Aspire welcomes Lesley Weidenbener, Editor of the Indianapolis Business Journal, and Gerry Dick, President and Managing Editor with Inside Indiana Business, as they discuss the recent IBJ and IIB merger, and what this means for businesses in Johnson County and across Indiana. Lesley and Gerry will also share their perspectives on the shifting media industry landscape, national consolidations, and how the local ownership of their properties benefits our communities. Be sure to join us for this insightful conversation.

Tuesday, April 12th
11:30am - 1:00pm
Hilton Garden Inn Greenwood

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Wednesday, March 23rd
8:30am - 10:00am
Central Nine Career Center

Wednesday, April 6th
9:00am - 10:00am
Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

You may have complimentary tickets to select events available with your membership. Contact Angie Keene for more information.
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This week’s Monday Member Moment presented by Core Managed features The National Bank of Indianapolis and an interview with Tricia Rake on preparing an annual budget.

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