October 10th, 2019
All the News that’s Fit to … Hit Send
Much news to share today, starting off with what feels like time travel. It’s tough to comprehend that Fall Break is upon us. Carmel Clay students have today and tomorrow while the lucky kids over in Hamilton Southeastern’s school district will be playing Fortnite and Roblox catching up on their reading and honing their math skills all next week. Heads up while driving … they may venture outside.
The Heat is On. Suffice it to say the race for Congresswoman Susan Brook’s District 5 seat is heating up, with the number of candidates up to eight – three Dems and five Republicans vying for a pivotal House seat. February 7 is the deadline to file for the May primary, so undoubtedly more movement ahead. In the last week, Republican Steve Braun (brother of Indiana Senator Mike Braun) exited the race for health reasons while two more Republican candidates threw their hats into the ring – pediatrician Chuck Dietzen and former BMV commissioner Kent Abernathy.   
School Daze . Lots of school news this week. As Carmel Clay Schools prepare for a referendum on the upcoming November ballot to bolster funding for school security (check out this video for details about the important roles School Resource Officers play), Carmel Clay teachers will receive a raise – the largest in 10 years . Meanwhile, we wrap up our video series today with part three of our conversation with Mike Reuter, CFO of Hamilton Southeastern High School as he discusses the continued necessity for referenda to fund school systems. Click here to watch part three . If you would like to watch this series in its entirety, or any of our other One-on-OneZone videos, visit (or subscribe!) to our OneZone Commerce  YouTube channel .
Did You Miss the Luncheon Today? It was a biggie in both attendance (nearly 700) and substance. The October OneZone lunch features Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard’s “State of the City” luncheon. Lots of coverage the last few days regarding the proposed budget that promises a slight reduction in taxes while proposing a “seed money fund” for a new film and music festival in 2021. Meanwhile, you can check out the City of Carmel’s Facebook page for a recording of the annual address.