Filing Deadline: They’re All in and We’re Optimistic

The bill filing deadlines have now passed in both the Senate and House. Aspire is pleased to see numerous bills filed on our priority issues. We are optimistic about achieving some good work for the business community. Here is how things stand at the Statehouse after filing deadline.

Now Hiring: Success Coach for the Johnson County Employer Resource Network®

With the help of the Lilly Endowment Inc.’s GIFT VII grant, the Johnson County Community Foundation (JCCF) is launching the first ever Employer Resource Network® in Johnson County. The ERN® model is a 10-year old, nationally tested program that places Success Coaches in the workplace of participating companies. Aspire is assisting JCCF to launch the ERN program and hire the first Success Coach. The Success Coach will work with employees as they navigate through a challenging situation to reach their goals and succeed in life.

Interested? Visit for job details and application, or email Stephanie Wagner. JCCF is a nonprofit public charity established in 1991 to serve donors, award grants and provide leadership to improve Johnson County forever.

DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY: Indiana Extends Small Business Restart Grant Application Period, Expands Eligibility

The application previously closed but has been extended. Hoosier small businesses now have until January 22, 2021 to apply for a grant to offset eligible expenses. Business eligibility increased from a max of 50 to 75 full time employees, and more expenses are eligible for reimbursement. And as of September, small businesses that received economic relief funding through federal programs, including the Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Industry Disaster Loans, and Community Development Block Grants, are now eligible to apply!

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This Week's Aspire Member Highlights!
Renewed Member Investors

Alderson Commercial Group
Christian Brothers Automotive - Greenwood
Endress + Hauser, Inc.
Enterprise Real Estate Services LLC
Gettum Associates, Inc.
Henn Haworth Cummings + Page
Johnson Memorial Health
Mainstyle Flooring
McGee & Company Fine Jewelers
Only Indiana
Simons Bitzer & Associates, PC
Spotlight Strategies | Print - Apparel - Promo - Signs
Stage I Dance Academy
Style Encore
Transnation Title Agency - National Escrow Title Division
New Member Investors

A Perfect Climate Heating & Cooling
CKV Finished Products
Otterbein Franklin
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Community Matters
Wednesday, January 27th
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Zoom Meeting

Community Engagement Team
Monday, February 8th
10:00am - 11:00am
Zoom Meeting

Membership 101
Thursday, February 11th
8:30am - 9:30am
Zoom Meeting

Aspire to Allyship Workshop

Thursday, January 21st
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Meeting

"Aspire to Allyship" is a workshop that seeks to provide a basic framework for understanding allyship as well as practical tools to achieve it. This training provides an optimal way to foster healthy workplaces for all.

The workshop will be facilitated by diversity, equity and inclusion trainer Terri Roberts-Leonard, and is hosted by the Aspire Community Engagement Team.

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