Driving economic development and business success in Johnson County and the southside of Indianapolis.
How the Indianapolis Region Can Stay Competitive Amid COVID-19

Aspire’s new strategic plan for economic stability and growth targets advanced industries and calls for emphasis on talent. Larry Gigerich, Executive Managing Director at site location firm Ginovus, recently shared his perspectives on how the Indy region can stay competitive in growing our economy. Larry’s lessons highlight the same path Aspire has identified for Johnson county. 

Indiana Sees Record Mail-in Ballot Requests; Employers Encouraged to Make a Plan for Employee Voting

The Indiana Secretary of State's office reports 559,749 Hoosiers requested to vote by mail for next week’s general election, compared to just 155,584 requests to vote by mail in the 2016 election (Indy Star). And remember, early voting has already begun in Indiana. Find your polling location and times at https://indianavoters.in.gov

Early voting lines are being reported as long in some locations and officials expect long lines on November 3. It is critical that you coordinate with your family and employer to make a plan to spend a couple hours in line to vote.
If you are an employer, consider allowing employees to use paid or unpaid time off to vote, and create a plan ahead of next week to maintain productivity and client services coverage for employees delayed at polling places.
7th Circuit Court of Appeals Upheld Indiana Election Law Prohibiting Individual Voters from Asking Courts to Extend Voting Hours

Aspire recently reported that a federal district court struck down the 2019 state law prohibiting an individual voter to petition the courts to extend voting hours on election day. The latest twist in this case reverses that decision; individual voters now still must seek-out and convince each member of their county election board to extend voting hours on election day. 

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This Week's Aspire Member Highlights!
Renewed Members

Baxter YMCA
Clark Pleasant Community Schools
Indiana Funeral Care
Sexson Mechanical Corporation
Tilson Travel
New Members

Ardath Waller Photography
NVision Media Group
Kidwell Cleaning Solutions
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Aspire Community Matters

Wednesday, October 28th
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Greenwood Amphitheater

Aspire Membership 101

Thursday, October 29th
8:30am - 9:30am
Aspire Greenwood Office

Aspire Business Matters

Tuesday, November 10th
11:30am - 1:00pm
Dye's Walk Country Club

In this powerful and vulnerable session, Wabi Sabi and Top Floor Women Founder Mindi Epstein shares her journey from “I’m fine” to “I’m thriving.” From her early career adventures in San Francisco to her pursuit of her dream job as an archeologist, Mindi shares how the path to finding yourself can include twists and turns you would have never predicted. And yet, along the way, there are always signs you’re on the right path.

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Welcome, new members who joined in September!

The Goddard School
SPG Roofing and Restoration LLC

Congratulations Members 
Celebrating Milestone 
Membership Anniversaries

Sam’s Club
Best Price Flooring
Honey Creek Tackle
IU Health Urgent Care
Rees Restoration

Bachman Family Dentistry
Disabled American Veterans Department of Indiana
Johnson’s Hauling & Excavating LLC

Thank you members who renewed in September!

All-IN Painting
ASAP Payroll Service
Elbert Roofing - A Restoration Builders Company
Garment Factory Events
Indiana Physical Therapy
JP Parker Flowers
Lotus Garden
REALTY WORLD-Harbert Company, Inc.
Sam's Club
Schultheis Insurance
Senior Helpers
Shaub CPA Group
St. Francis Imaging Center
StreetWise Commercial Real Estate
The Historic Artcraft Theatre
The Timbers of Indianapolis
Valle Vista Health System
Yorktowne Farms Apartments