Brookings: The Coming End of Federal Childcare Funding Threatens Working Mothers’ Gains

This article from Brookings discusses the critical role of pandemic-era federal childcare funding in helping working mothers. As public funding for childcare dries up, participation of women in the labor force, which helped drive the economic recovery after 2020, will decline, and employers will face fiercer competition in trying to find workers and candidates to fill roles.

+ Read the report on the childcare funding and its effect on the labor market

Trending Employee Benefits That Strengthen Attraction and Retention Efforts


Over 75% of employers consider attraction and retention among their top-five business challenges, leading many to improve their benefits. These include telemedicine for convenient healthcare access, career development opportunities, and student loan help to reduce debt.


+ Learn more about how benefits programs can keep and attract workers here

Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers Visits Endress+Hauser’s Swiss Headquarters

On September 18, Mayor Myers met the CEO of Endress+Hauser, Matthias Altendorf at the E+H headquarters in Reinach, Switzerland. Myers’ visit was part of an Indy Chamber leadership exchange program, where he toured the Swiss production center and discussed Endress+Hauser’s investment and expansion plans in the Greenwood area.

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October 4th Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test

On Wednesday, October 4th, at 2:20 p.m. Eastern Time, an alert will be broadcast through cell phones, televisions, and radios throughout the country. This alert is a test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS), conducted by FEMA. Federal law mandates that these systems should be tested at least once every three years.

+ Click here to learn more about the EAS test 

Voter Registration Deadline Oct 10

The last day to register to vote in the November 7 election is October 10.

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Aspire Business Celebrations

September 21, 2023

Law Office of Julie Fred

Five-Year Anniversary Celebration

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Aspire Weekly Member Highlights

Renewed Member Investors

Best Price Flooring

Boys & Girls Clubs of Johnson County

Cedar Creek of Franklin

Clark Pleasant Community Schools

Indiana Wesleyan University Greenwood Education and Conference Center

SEALS Ambulance Service

Terri Roberts-Leonard Training & Consulting, LLC

New Member Investors

Algate Insurance Advisors, LLC

Ben Franklin Insurance & Investments

Carroll Foot and Ankle Clinic

Dental Beauty Wellness Center

Root 2 Rise Coffee Shop, Smoothies & Juice

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Aspire’s mission is to drive economic development and business success.  As a convener of businesses, we will continue to facilitate networking and connections in order to best support all industries.

By attending this free reception, Aspire members can:

-Meet other business leaders and learn networking tips

-Join a smaller breakout circle to network and introduce yourself in a more intimate setting

-Share ideas and solutions to common business challenges and opportunities

-Connect with friendly, welcoming Aspire Ambassador Team members

Tuesday, October 24th

8:30am -9:30am

Johnson County Museum of History


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15-Year Anniversary Ribbon Cutting

Wednesday, October 4th

2:00pm - 3:00pm


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Disability Talent Showcase

Friday, October 6th

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Central Nine Career Center

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Haberdasher Artisan Distillery

Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

Friday, October 13th

11:00am - 12:00pm

Haberdasher Artisan Distillery

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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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Member Profile: Danna Green Agency - HealthMarkets


HealthMarkets is the largest Individual Brokerage Firm in the Nation with over 200 lines of health products. We specialize with Under 65, Medicare, Small Group (2-50 Employees), Supplemental as well as Life Insurance. If you are in the market for health coverage whether it be for your business or your personal insurance, we, at Danna Green Agency, HealthMarkets have many different options to choose from.


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Member Updates

+ Community Hospital South Fall Health & Wellness Fair and Prescription Drug Take Back Day Oct 28

+ WalkerHughes Insurance Announces Strategic Partnership with BW Forsyth Partners

+ Ivy Tech’s Ivy+ CareerLink American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR & AED Certification

+ Franciscan Health Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinics Continue in October

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