June 4, 2019
Bi-Monthly News

  • Small Business of the Month

  • Upcoming Events and New Members

  • Economic Development News

  • A Fresh Perspective

  • Featured Events and Milestones

  • Business Success

  • Community News and Events
Join us for the Small Business of the Month Award Ceremony
to honor Painting with a Twist.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Old National Bank - MARQ Building
100 N. 2nd Street
Lafayette, IN 47901

Program Sponsored By
Summer Camps for Students K-12
Robotics in Manufacturing Camp

Presented by IN-MaC

If you have a child or know a child going into K-8th grade, get them registered for our Robotics in Manufacturing Camp. Simply visit the Lafayette Family YMCA and register onsite . Camps will be held at local manufacturing facilities.

June 10-14; 3rd - 8th grade
June 17-21; 3rd - 8th grade
July 8-12; K - 2nd grade

Spots are limited!

Thank you to our Sponsors:
City of Lafayette | Southwire | ZF | Ivy Tech | WHIN | Region 4 Workforce Board | Tippecanoe County | SIA | Wabash Valley Power | Caterpillar | White County Economic Development | NIPSCO
Tippecanoe Building Trades Summer Camp

In Partnership with Greater Lafayette Commerce

Do you know a student interested in a career in the trades? Invite them to join us this summer to explore all of the trades in Greater Lafayette.

Every Tuesday from June 4 - July 9; students 16 and older.
By Kyle Howard {Marketing and Communications Intern}
Before I started my internship at Greater Lafayette Commerce on May 13, I hadn’t realized the impact of the organization or the importance of the events they coordinated. I attended three events during my first week, all important, yet unique from one another. The three events I went to were Quarterly Development Series, the one-year anniversary of Trish’s Red Bird Café and Career Signing Day. By attending these events, I gained insight into the importance of them, and my perspective transformed as a result. Read more
Top 10 Under 40 Luncheon
June 14, 2019
Carnahan Hall
Cost: $25
Join us in celebrating the career and philanthropic accomplishments of top young professionals in the Greater Lafayette community. Ten finalists will be named 2019’s ‘Top 10 Under 40’ winners for their outstanding achievements. Seating is limited, so don’t wait! Reserve your seat below.
Farmer's Market Volunteer Callout
Do you love visiting the Lafayette Farmer’s Market? Have you been looking for an opportunity to volunteer? Would your organization benefit from a free marketing platform? Here’s your chance to get in on the action! Be a part of our team each Saturday, May to October, from 8a-12:30p! Volunteers will have the opportunity to soak in the ambiance of the market while assisting with the SNAP benefits tent. Organization volunteers are welcome to bring signage, brochures, and swag items to engage with customers! Interested in this unique experience? Sign up now!
Boiler Bridge Bash
August 15
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Greater Lafayette Commerce will be celebrating the 7 th  annual Boiler Bridge Bash! Started in 2013 as part of the Town and Gown Goal initiatives of the Quality of Life Council, Boiler Bridge Bash bridges together campus and community in a fun, relaxing environment in downtown Lafayette. Businesses, community organizations, music, arts and culture all combine to show off the best of the community to incoming Purdue University Students participating in Boiler Gold Rush. 

This year the Bridge Bash will be located at Riehle Plaza along with 2nd and Main streets.

Vendor and Sponsor registration now open!
Celebrate With Us!

Join Greater Lafayette Commerce staff, ambassadors, elected officials,
professionals, community members, and business representatives
to celebrate the following milestone events:
Grand Opening: The Lueken Group
New Building
June 4
5:00 p.m.
80 Saw Mill Road, Lafayette, IN 47905
For more info, visit: The Lueken Group
Grand Opening: The Lafayette Crossing School of Business and Entrepreneurship
June 6
10:00 a.m.
3420 Fairfield Ct., Lafayette, IN 47909
For more info, visit: The Crossing
5-Year Anniversay: Studio b
June 6
10:30 a.m.
736 N 9th St., Lafayette, IN 47904
For more info, visit: Studio b
Grand Opening: Fresh Thyme Farmers Market
June 25
3:30 p.m.
2410 N. Salisbury St., West Lafayette, IN 47906
For more info, visit: Fresh Thyme
15-Year Anniversary: Rubia Flower Market
July 11
5:00 p.m.
224 E. State St., West Lafayette, IN 47906
For more info, visit: Rubia Flower Market
Grand Opening: Mad Love Boutique
July 16
1:30 p.m.
210 N 6th St., Lafayette, IN 47901
For more info, visit: Mad Love Boutique
20-Year Anniversary: Wireless Networking Solutions
September 26
1:30 p.m.
4701 Dale Dr, Lafayette, IN 47905
For more info, visit: Wireless Networking Solutions
Consumer Experience Survey
We need your help!

Greater Lafayette Commerce wants to know what types of experiences you look for when you go shopping.

What do you look for when you go to a store, is it helpful salespeople, or snazzy displays? You tell us!
Greater Lafayette Commerce will take the information you supply and provide it to retailers in the Greater Lafayette area, so they can offer you the experiences you desire.
Take a few minutes to complete the survey, just click the link to begin.
Business Strategies Series: Part 1 - The Four Decisions
Are you a business owner with annual revenues of $3 million or less?

Join our (FREE) Business Strategies Series (in partnership with Ivy Tech Community College - Lafayette ​ and Purdue Federal Credit Union ​) to learn proven methods for developing and executing a fantastic strategic plan.

Part 1 - The Four Decisions will be led by Patrick Frazier, CBC of The Coaching Authority

The four decisions refer to the critical decisions that growth companies must get right to maximize their revenue, profit, and time.

These four decisions involve the areas of People, Execution, Strategy, and Cash. Patrick will use these growth tools to help you and your leadership team to focus on these key decisions.

June 11, 2019 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am  
Location: Ivy Tech Community College - Lilly Rooms
Cost: FREE
Enjoy complimentary coffee, juice, and muffins
Mosey Down Main Street
Mosey Down Main Street is a series of street celebrations brought to you by the local artistic community. Join the volunteers, downtown business owners, artists and musicians who come together once a month from May through September to offer a free family friendly event that takes place right down the center of Main Street.

June 8
July 13
August 10
August 31

Purdue University Career Fair
June 13, 2019

Make a giant leap into a career at Purdue.
Open to clerical, dining, custodial, finance, IT, skilled trades positions and more.

Ice Cream Crawl
The 2019 Ice Cream Crawl will be held June 22, 2019 from 1-4 pm with ten different vendors participating. This event is a Lafayette Rotary fundraising project with proceeds going to fund the Tippecanoe Co. Imagination Library, a program started by Dolly Parton. “Crawlers” can go to any of the shops to get a free sample of ice cream or frozen custard. There are shops in both Lafayette and West Lafayette. The locations are: Igloo Frozen Custard (2 locations), The Original Frozen Custard, Budges Drive In, Culver’s, Silver Dipper (2 locations), Sweet Revolution Bake Shop, and Cold Stone Creamery (2 locations). At each location Crawlers present their passport to be stamped. Those who are able to visit at least five shops are eligible to win a prize basket of ice cream items. Some Crawlers may even be able to get to all ten locations within the three-hour time window.