Giving Tuesday Drives Support for Local Nonprofits

This November 28th is Giving Tuesday. The day is an opportunity for philanthropy to take center stage, reminding people of the power they hold to make a positive impact on their communities.

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Meet Your Ambassador: Ray Stapleton, Expense Reduction Analysts

Meet Aspire Ambassador Ray Stapleton with Expense Reduction Analysts. Ray has been an ambassador for 10 years! Here are some things to know about Ray.


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How Small Businesses Can Navigate Health Plans

Small businesses can offer affordable and flexible health benefits to retain talent. There are many cost-effective options available to local employers ranging from tax credit opportunities to health reimbursement arrangements.

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Property Spotlight: Greenwood Industry Park


305 Chaney Avenue in Greenwood is a 331,328 square foot, multi-tenant building located near the Main Street interchange on I-65. The remaining 96,664 square feet has a ceiling height of 36' clear and an in-place, 10-year real property tax abatement. It includes 10 dock doors, 1 drive-in door and 386 SF of office space. Additional local properties can be found on Aspire’s sites and building database.

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Indiana FSSA Adds Second Round of Employer-Sponsored Child Care Fund Grants

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration is extending the application window for the Employer-Sponsored Child Care Fund with a priority deadline on November 22 for round one and December 15 for round two. 

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Aspire Business Celebrations

November 16, 2023

Visitor Watch Co.

10-Year Anniversary Ribbon Cutting

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Aspire Weekly Member Highlights

Renewed Member Investors

Allen Commercial Group

Clever Dogs Media Inc.

Compass Pointe CPAs, LLP

Cornett Roofing Systems

First Financial Bank

Franklin Insurance Agency a member of First Insurance Group

Greenwood Christian Church

Leadership Johnson County at Franklin College

NSK Precision Corp

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New Member Investors

Aiming Higher / Forever With Us

Generations Custom Auto and Collision Inc

Law Office of Matthew M. Cree, LLC

Nightlight Christian Adoptions

T.E. McGrath Contracting

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Pints + Policy

Join us for a casual check-in with our statehouse delegates as they give us a preview of the 2023 general session.

The Aspire Legislation Matters series is an opportunity for member investors to spend time with elected officials. The program features lively discussion about public policy issues and specific legislation. Attendees are invited to submit questions and “vote” on key issues to give elected officials a visual cue on the local business community vibe.

Tuesday, November 28th

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Taxman Brewing Company


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Presenting Sponsors:

Carroll Foot and Ankle Clinic

Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

Friday, December 1st

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Carroll Foot and Ankle Clinic

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Professional Smoke

Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

Tuesday, December 5th

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Professional Smoke

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Thursday, December 7th

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Barn at Bay Horse Inn

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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 Tom Gandolph, owner/founder of Gandolph Bats. Tom makes a variety of customized cut-to-size bats in his woodshop including game bats, display bats, trophy bats, and mini bats. Visit Gandolph Bats on Facebook at and at

Member Profile: Chartwell Luxury Travel

Lisa Prosser, Travel Advisor at Chartwell Luxury Travel, LLC has created a list of some of her favorite destinations. Lisa has been creating memorable vacations for her clients since 2014.

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Member Updates

+ Get Access to John Maxwell’s LIVE2LEAD Replay Tickets INCLUDING a 4-Hour In-Person VIP Training Experience with Everyday Leaders

+ Franklin College Vice President Elected to Board Advancing Women in Higher Ed

+ Astral at Franklin Open House & Food Drive Nov. 21

+ Ivy Tech Invites You to Tuesday at the Tech Spotlighting the School of Public Affair and Social Services on Nov. 28

+ Bridges of Alliance Volunteer Informational Meeting Nov. 29

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