Statehouse Boosts Funding for Community Behavioral Health Services and Crisis Response

As the 2023 Indiana General Assembly session wrapped up, the state's biennium budget was passed, with an increase in funding dedicated to the expansion of behavioral health services. Through its lobbying firm, Torchbearer Public Affairs, Aspire worked to help advance the legislation in the Statehouse.

+ Read how the State is working to improve mental health services here 

The Indianapolis 500 Brings Business to Neighbors Including Johnson County

As the largest sports venue in the world, hosting up to 400,000 fans, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway attracts visitors from around the globe to the nine-county region. The IBJ estimated that the economic impact of the Indy 500 on the region alone is over $200 million, surpassing the Super Bowl.


“Anytime there is a massive event like the Indy 500, we certainly see a bump in hotel room bookings, restaurant reservations and overall visitor spending from the many visitors who come to Johnson County,” said Ken Kosky, Executive Director of Festival Country Indiana.

+ Read why the Indiana Economic Development Corporation sees IMS events as an asset to the state’s economy


+ Click here to visit Festival Country Indiana’s website

Center for Energy Education Hosts Workshop for Indiana Public Officials and Community Leaders

Registration is open for the Center for Energy Education's Workshops on Utility Scale Solar for Indiana Public Officials and Community Leaders. The June 8th workshop will be held from 8:30am to 3:30pm EST, at Franklin College's Science Center in Franklin, IN. Topics covered include environmental and safety impacts of solar tech, the economics of utility-scale solar projects, and legal considerations for landowners.

+ See flyer for details on the workshop here


+ Click here for the link to register

SBA Disaster Loans Available for Indiana Businesses, Homeowners, and Renters


The SBA Disaster Assistance Program provides Indiana small businesses, nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters with working capital to help overcome the economic injury as result of the disaster. The program assists with long-term, low-interest loans for rebuilding and repair of damaged property. Funds are also available for lost income / business disruption. The June 14th deadline for physical damage is approaching.


+  SBA Disaster Loans for Businesses (English & Spanish versions)

+ SBA Disaster Loans for Homeowners & Renters (English & Spanish versions)

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Aspire’s mission is to drive economic development and business success.  As a convener of businesses, we will continue to facilitate networking and connections in order to best support all industries. This networking event is for Aspire members.

Tuesday, June 13th

4:00pm - 6:00pm



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Relocation Ribbon Cutting

Monday, June 5th

4:00pm - 5:00pm

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Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

Wednesday, June 14th

11:00am - 12:00pm

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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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This week's Monday Member Moment features Emily Ribley with Home Bank on State Road 135 in Greenwood. Emily shares how the Kris Gill Servant Leadership Award started and how you can nominate an individual for the 2023 award. The nomination form and details can be found at

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+ JPtheGeek Expands with the Addition of Two New Staff Members

+ It's a Busy Year at the League of Miracles

+ Ivy Tech Community College Columbus Adjunct Faculty Fair

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