Indiana Business Leaders Form Coalition to Boost Civic Engagement

Indiana's largest employers, including Eli Lilly and Co., Cummins Inc. and Salesforce, have formed the Indiana Business Alliance for Civics. This nonpartisan coalition's goal is to boost civic education and engagement in the state, which has low voter registration and turnout rates compared to other states.

+ Read how the alliance plans to enhance civic education and engagement.

How to Survive a Government Shutdown: A Small Business Guide

Small businesses should prepare for a potential government shutdown if lawmakers fail to reach a funding agreement by November 17. The U.S. Chamber has provided guidance for small business owners and employers with SBA loans to navigate the shutdown.


+ Read the U.S. Chamber’s shutdown guide for small businesses.

+ Businesses impacted by the shutdown can share their experiences with policymakers by emailing

Small Business Saturday Nov. 25

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have usually provided an economic boost for the big box stores, but the small business sector needs a boost of its own. Small Business Saturday is the first Saturday after Thanksgiving which will fall on the 25th.


"When you support small businesses, you contribute to the growth and vitality of the community,” said Rosie Chambers, Executive Director of the Franklin Chamber of Commerce. “Small businesses are often neighbors and friends and make up the fabric of local economies, creating jobs and generating income that circulates within the community.” 

+ Small Business Saturday events in Old Town Greenwood

+ Small Business Saturday events in Franklin

Carrasco Wins Caucus to Fill Sandlin’s State Senate Term

Republican precinct committee members overwhelmingly elected Cyndi Carrasco to fill the remaining Indiana Senate district 36 term which was vacated by the unexpected passing of former Senator Jack Sandlin. (Mid-term office vacancies are filled by representatives of the office holder’s party.) This district represents portions of Marion and northern Johnson counties. We congratulate Senator Carrasco and look forward to hosting her at Aspire Legislation Matters programs!

+ Learn more about Senator Carrasco

Aspire Business Celebrations

November 1, 2023

VisionQuest Eyecare

Relocation Ribbon Cutting

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Aspire Weekly Member Highlights

Renewed Member Investors

A Piece of Cake - Slice of Pie LLC

Advanced Maintenance Professionals

CMP Plumbing

Fabric Care Cleaners

Qdoba Mexican Grill

The Garrett Companies

Yorktowne Farms Apartments

New Member Investors

Cscape Travel Company

Pasborg Enterprises

Upreach Ministries Inc

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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


+ Event Details

Presenting Sponsors:

Visitor Watch Co.

10-Year Anniversary Ribbon Cutting

Thursday, November 16th

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Visitor Watch Co.

+ Event Details

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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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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Supporting Working Family Caregivers: A Win-Win for Employers and Employees

By: Susan Lowe, Owner/Executive Director, A Senior Retreat Adult Day Services

By fostering a compassionate work environment and connecting employees with valuable local resources, you not only contribute to the well-being of your caregiving employees but also help strengthen our community as a whole. It's a win-win situation that can create a more harmonious, productive, and empathetic workplace.


+ Learn more

Member Updates

+ FORUM Wins First Place for Credit Union Philosophy in Action Award

+ Tara Treatment Center Provides Programs and Services to Help Addiction in the Workplace

+ Sandler Trustpointe Foundations Training Series Nov. 13 through Jan. 22

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