Did You Get Creative to Survive the Pandemic?

Aspire wants to recognize both for profit and nonprofit employers that discovered ways to adapt and survive the pandemic. We have seen amazing stories of survival… heartache and headache, pivoting, regrouping, rolling up sleeves and punching back. Nominate your organization for our “Business Resilience Award.” Don’t wait, nominations close April 28.

Statehouse Session Update: Broadband Moves, Budget Forecasts High, Transit Thrown into Reverse

This is the final week for the 2021 legislative session. The legislature is now fully focused on reconciling differences in bills passed by each chamber, and we anticipate some late-night sessions this week. Here are updates on some major issues, beginning with three Aspire has been working: Broadband, Transit, and Tobacco.

Indiana Adds $60 Million to Small Business Restart Grant Fund and Extends Application Period

The new funding triples the total amount allocated. Eligible expenses incurred by May 1, 2021 include payroll and non-payroll expenses, such as insurance premiums, rent or mortgage payments, utilities, lease payments, food delivery, software service payments, and safety investments.

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This Week's Aspire Member Investor Highlights!
Renewed Member Investors

Facilitators International
Pilsung ATA Martial Arts
Sign Solutions
New Member Investors

Indiana Foundation Service
Stone Municipal Group
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Celebrate Aspire

Thursday, May 20th
4:00pm - 6:00pm
The Nest Events, Inc.

The Aspire Board of Directors and Citizens Bank invite you to celebrate the local economy and Aspire's work in our first year, a year like none other.  

Safely network with local business Leaders. Meet Aspire's governance teams. Learn about our work driving economic development and business success. And discover the Aspire Business Resilience Award winners!

Each event ticket includes heavy appetizers, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, networking and program.

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Community Matters
Wednesday, April 28th
3:30pm - 5:00pm

Community Engagement
Monday, May 10th
10:00am - 11:00am

Growth + Planning
Thursday, May 13th
3:30pm - 5:00pm

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Member Profile: Pilsung ATA Martial Arts
In January, ATA, Inc announced and invited Master Nominees into its Mastership training process. Rose Myers, Co-Owner and Chief Instructor of Pilsung ATA Martial Arts, was among those achieving this prestigious invitation.

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