Aspire Women Leaders Workshop Award Nominations Close February 23

Aspire's annual Women Leaders Conference will be held on March 8 at Valle Vista Golf and Conference Center. Angie Nuttle, Founder of the VIP Center for Business Women, will deliver the keynote speech.  


Nominations for the annual Women Leaders awards are open. The  Champion of Women Award recognizes an organization that prioritized women in leadership and provided women with opportunities for growth, both inside and outside their workforces. The  Woman Leader of the Year Award  recognizes a woman who has made a significant contribution to her company or organization as an influencer, leader, and ally. Finalists in both categories will be announced prior to the event and the winners revealed at the Woman Leaders Workshop. 


Johnson Memorial Health is the Presenting Sponsor of Aspire’s Women Leaders Workshop. The Awards Sponsors are Ageless Aesthetics and VisionQuest Eyecare.

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Navigating Hiring Strategies and Trends in the Changing Job Market

The slowing job market has impacted both employers and job seekers, as competition for talent has become fiercer. Tilson HR recommends providing attractive benefits such as remote or hybrid work options, higher wages, and flexible scheduling to attract talent in today's post-pandemic labor market. The article also provides practical advice on optimizing the hiring process and streamlining application procedures.

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Nearly Half of Companies Placing More Focus on Work Experience in Future Hiring

In 2024, a report from shows that 45% of companies plan to remove bachelor's degree requirements for certain positions. Specifically, this applies to entry and mid-level roles. The shift is attributed to challenges in accessing higher education for many in the workforce, prompting a greater focus on work experience and alternative education programs.

+ Learn more about the direction of non-college hires

+ Review the original report from Intelligent

Deadline Approaching for Private Nonprofit Organizations in Indiana to Apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is reminding eligible nonprofit organizations in Indiana to apply for federal economic injury disaster loans, following severe storms in spring of 2023. The SBA determines eligibility based on the applicant's size, type of activity, and financial condition. Applicants can apply online or contact SBA's Customer Service Center for more information before the March 1, 2024, deadline.

+ Read the official SBA press release

+ Visit to learn more about their disaster assistance programs

+ Call or email the SBA Customer Service Center at [email protected]

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Aspire Weekly Member Highlights

Renewed Member Investors

Crone Customs

Franklin College

Indianapolis Southside Harley-Davidson



Restoration Landscape, Inc.

Sport Clips Haircuts

Williams Barrett & Wilkowski, LLP

New Member Investors

ADM Productions

EOS Worldwide (Entrepreneurial Operating System)

Mom with Purpose

Movement Mortgage

Sapphire Seas Travel

Storm Warrior Roofing and Restoration

Travelin' Tom's Coffee of Greenwood

Victory Christian Church

VIP Home Solutions & Restoration

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Featured Aspire Event

Greenwood State of the City

Thursday, February 22nd

11:30am - 1:00pm

Greenwood Fieldhouse


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More Upcoming Events:

+ The Barn at Aberdeen Farms Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting - Feb. 7

+ Aspire Coffee Connections - Feb. 13

+ Chamber Day at the Statehouse - Feb. 13

+ D.R. Horton Saddlebrook Farms North Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting - Feb. 14

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 features Sean Fox, owner of For Fox Sake Offroad & Metalworks. Sean and his team “take offroad vehicles that are already cool and make them even cooler by customizing them.” Watch the video to learn more about how For Fox Sake got started. Visit or stop by the shop in Franklin!

Member Profile: Arise Safety and CPR

Arise Safety and CPR is a comprehensive CPR and First Aid training company located in central Indiana. Their primary goal is to equip individuals with the knowledge and confidence necessary to effectively respond to any emergency situation.

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Member Updates

+ Franciscan Health Indianapolis Hosts Monthly Lung Support Group in 2024

+ Franklin College Students Earn Valuable Microcredential

+ Ground Rules Coaching Serve Day Supporting Resources of Hope

+ Dish Out the Love Throughout the Month of February to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Heart-Shaped Deep Dish Pizzas from Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

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