January 8, 2019   
Bi-Monthly News


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Our 2019 Advertising
Opportunities will be published soon.  In the meantime, please contact Michelle Brantley with questions or inquiries.
Small Business of the YearSBOM
Learn more about the Small Business of the Month/Year program by visiting: 
Thinking Out of the Box 
Our brains and past successes may actually be working against us, today.
I teach a psychology class at Ivy Tech Community College. I do it because I enjoy sharing the many different perspectives, theories, and concepts of psychology with undergraduates. One of those concepts, which comes from cognitive psychology, is problem-solving. Specifically, barriers to problem-solving. One of those barriers is called a mental set .  A mental set is basically a set of behaviors that have been used to solve a problem in one's past. When actions solve a problem for us once, our brains develop
behavioral scripts based on successes and we tend to go back to those scripts to solve problems in the present. Unfortunately, this can lead to our inability to recognize and exploit new opportunities that may be presented by the problem we're trying to solve. What has worked for us in the past doesn't always work for the problems we have in the present.  Read more 
Greater Lafayette Commerce Events GLCEvents
Never miss an event! Our 2018 events calendar and events registration are available 24/7.
Business INnovations Series:  Purdue Solutions
January 23
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Sister City Student Exchange Program:  Informational Session
January 16
6:00 p.m.
It's time to send Tippecanoe County high school students or recent high school graduates to our sister city in Ota City, Japan.  Join us at our informational session to learn more.  
View the flyer here
Tippy Connect 2019 Launch Event
January 24
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Lafayette Brewing Company
622 Main St, Lafayette, IN  47901

RSVP here
GLC Adventure to China:  Informational Session
January 31
5:30 p.m.
Greater Lafayette Commerce is exploring a trip for members and non-members to China, October 26-November 3, 2019 .  The trip is geared toward people that want to experience China in a group and on a predetermined itinerary.  It's a great and inexpensive introduction to China.     
Please plan to attend our informational session.  If you're unable to attend the informational session , please join our communications list so we can keep you updated .  Join the list here.

Register here

Quarterly Development Series 

New for 2019, the Quarterly Development Series will be held at The Trails Banquet Facility.

Mark your calendars, the dates for each luncheon are as follows:
Q1: February 13, 2019 
Q2: May 15, 2019
Q3: August 21, 2019
Q4: November 20, 2019 
$25 for GLC members/$35 non members
Register for Q1 here 
C2E Expo
February 28
3:30 - 7:00 p.m. 

Builders Association of Greater Lafayette and Greater Lafayette Commerce are pleased to invite you and your family to our first Construction Career & Education Expo.  This is an expo where attendees will have the opportunity to talk with businesses from all facets of the construction trade, i.e. - Architect, civil engineer, mortgage broker, millwright, wind turbine technician, welder and more.   There will be tons of hands on activities!   
Everyone is welcome at the public session
3:30 - 7 pm public session, no reservation required
Community Events and News CommunityNews
Teacher and Staff Appreciation
As a valued member of our community, Community Commitment to Education wanted to inform you of our new initiative, Teacher and Staff Appreciation. Through this initiative, businesses will partner with area schools during the month February to show their appreciation for educators and school staff in our community. After discussing with school officials, February proves to be a challenging month for teachers. The holiday season is over, Spring Break is around the corner, and the testing window is not far out. It is our goal to provide teachers and school staff with additional community appreciation during this challenging time.

What are we asking of you and your business? A business partnership will consist of showing appreciation for school staff in a variety of ways. It could be as simple as having your staff members write thank you notes to the educators and school staff and hand delivering them or setting up a coffee bar in the teacher lounge. Your business can choose either a one time token of appreciation or multiple during the month of February 2019. We ask that you select a school by January 15th.  Please visit:  https://uwlafayettevolunteer.galaxydigital.com/manager/aem/edit/?doc_id=5314 where you can browse the schools and the number of teachers and additional support staff per school. If you are interested in partnering with another business to share a school please contact Ashley Biesemeier at abiesemeier@uw.lafayette.in.us or 765-742-9077 x233. Under each school you will also see a variety of ideas but please do not let this limit you. Feel free to be creative with your staff. It is our hope that you encourage your staff to visit the school as well. Whether you are hand delivering note cards or personally delivering donuts, your commitment to education is truly valued by our schools.
We look forward to partnering with you on our mission to show community support for our educators and supporting staff.
CCTE is a partnership between United Way of Greater Lafayette, Greater Lafayette Commerce, Lafayette School Corporation, Tippecanoe School Corporation, and West Lafayette School Corporation
Our 2019 Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities will be published soon!

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