Take a moment to read these four mental health tips for young professionals.
Most anyone, at some point in his or her life, can feel overwhelmed. It's important to seek out support from friends, family and colleagues when you hit a bump in the road.
Take a moment to read these four mental health tips for young professionals.
As the saying goes... if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Take a moment to read this article about millennials and how fraud is a potential concern.
Facebook. Instagram. Twitter. Snapchat. The list goes on and on...
A recent USA Today article describes how Facebook is losing younger users to Snapchat, a trend that can be concerning for Facebook on a number of levels.
For young professionals, this quote from the article was especially interesting:
"Facebook will lose 2 million users under 25 this year, eMarketer estimates. Not all of those users are migrating to Instagram, also owned by Facebook.
"Instagram will add 1.6 million users in that age group while Snapchat will add 1.9 million users, according to eMarketer. The research firm, which bases its analysis on survey and traffic data from research firms and regulatory agencies, Facebook press releases, historical trends, Internet and mobile trends and other factors, says Snapchat will continue to have more users ages 12 to 24 than Instagram."
We're curious... when you open your phone to social media, what apps and programs do you have installed? What do you use most often?
Check out this article - A New Year, A New You? - from Emili Bennett from the Indiana University Alumni Association!
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• Name, Title and Organization
Molly Nagy, Senior HR Coordinator at Hanapin Marketing
• Tell us about your job and your responsibilities
As the Senior HR Coordinator at Hanapin Marketing, I manage all recruitment, hiring, and onboarding efforts for our growing agency. During my tenure at Hanapin, our team has doubled in size, and I have had the opportunity to hire for a variety of roles from entry to director level.
• What is your favorite part about working at Hanapin Marketing?
The best part about working at Hanapin Marketing is our team by far! Hanapin is filled with bright, supportive, and passionate folks who show up every day to do great work, but also are the best version of themselves at work because they have a balance between their work and home life.
• How long have you lived in Bloomington and what brought you here?
Originally, I came to Bloomington to attend IU in 2008. After graduating, I was lucky to obtain a full-time position at Oliver Winery. I moved to Indianapolis for a short time, but am glad to have found my way back to Bloomington. As a native Hoosier, there is no other place in Indiana I would rather live!
• Are you involved in any other community organizations or have any hobbies? Tell us more!
My passions include people, learning (especially about human behavior and motivation), reading, baking, craft beer, and wine. While I’m not dedicated to one specific organization, I’ve had the opportunity to volunteer at My Sister’s Closet, Lotus Festival, Area 10 Agency on Aging, Habitat for Humanity, Bloomington Parks and Rec, and LifeDesigns, among other fantastic organizations within our community.
• Where do you see Bloomington in 5 years?
In 5 years, I see Bloomington continuing to grow! Since Hanapin is a part of the tech community, I’m personally looking forward to seeing the tech sector of Bloomington grow with the opening of Dimension Mill in the Trades District. At the same time, it’s my hope that our thriving arts community continues to be alive and well!
• What is your favorite Bloomington tradition?
My favorite Bloomington tradition is the Lotus Festival. It’s incredible to see artists from all over the world unite in Bloomington for a weekend centered around music and arts. (Lotus Festival is coming up on September 28 - October 1!)
• Where can you be found on the weekends and spare time?
On nights and weekends, you can find me doing yoga, listening to TEDtalks, attending a live show, on a hike, testing craft beers I haven’t tried yet, eating popcorn at the movies, and more recently, attempting to bike up the monster hills in Bloomington.
• Contact Molly at...
Hello, hYPers! Though it is bittersweet, I'd like to share that I am leaving my position as the Director of Talent, Education and Workforce at the Chamber to join ACUI (Association of College Unions International) here in Bloomington. I will be their Educational Program Manager, working on conference planning, managing volunteers and an online community for their members beginning on October 2. My last day at the Chamber will be September 28.
I've had the privilege of leading this incredible group of young professionals for the last five and a half years and I know our fantastic steering committee will continue to provide great programs and resources for young professionals. I'm so glad to have had the opportunity to work with everyone I've met through the Chamber, hYPe and the Franklin Initiative. Our members, volunteers, hYPers and my colleagues have made working at the Chamber so much fun and rewarding. I'm grateful for all of the experiences the Chamber has given me to grow professionally and to learn from the many outstanding business leaders in our community. I've really grown up at the Chamber and I'm thankful for the great times I've had here.
During the transition, please feel free to contact Lauren Dexter, our hYPe Steering Committee Chair, or Anne Bono, Interim President & CEO at the Chamber, with any questions.
Thank you for all of the support you've shown hYPe - I can't tell you how inspiring it has been for me to meet all of you outstanding, kind, hard-working young professionals! Though I'm looking forward to a new adventure, I'll miss everyone and I'd love to stay in touch. Feel free to reach me at my personal email, firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope to see you once more at our event tonight and around town later!
Director of Talent, Education and Workforce
The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce
Summer in Bloomington is here! This weekend, Bloomington officially kicks off the summer season with the annual Taste of Bloomington on Saturday from 3:00-11:00pm at Showers Common. Try the best of Bloomington’s restaurants, wineries, breweries and more all in once place! Find more summer events from Visit Bloomington.
With June being the first official month of summer, it is also acknowledged as Limestone Month. The first recorded opening of a quarry was in 1827, where it was discovered that there was an influx of Salem limestone in Stinesville, Indiana. The development of limestone in Southern Central Indiana went up in a rapid pace between Bedford and Bloomington being known as, “the stone belt” which is approximately 10 miles wide and 35 miles long with a thickness of 90 feet. This cut of limestone is considered the highest grade of building stone. During the process of removing the large heaps of limestone for the university buildings, natural formations of quarries have been created. Limestone Month has been celebrated since 2007 with special events and tours throughout the month of June, including limestone quarry tours, carving workshops, and architectural walking tours.
Besides relaxing by the pool at Bryan Park, Bloomington has many other outdoor activities available to explore nature, such as camping in the Hoosier National Forest or visiting the lakes nearby. Riddle Point Park at Lake Lemon is a great place to go for fishing, a picnic outing or swimming. Paynetown State Recreation Area is also a great place for camping, picnics and boat rentals. Lake Monroe Boat Rental is easily accessible at Paynetown with pontoon party boats available and a campsite nearby for cookouts and overnight stays. Closer to town is Griffy Lake, which has excellent trails for hiking plus canoes, kayaks and more to rent on the lake.
Bloomington has many opportunities to be active outdoors with all of our excellent trails, such as the Bloomington Rail Trail used for walking, running, and biking. The Rail Trail runs into a perfect connection with the B-Line, which runs through Downtown Bloomington. Find more trails and hiking ideas from Visit Bloomington.
Bloomington is a one of a kind town to experience old-fashioned summer activities that all generations can enjoy!
Living in Bloomington, bicycling is a big deal. With traditions dating back to the 1950's that are still around today, you can be a part of the local bicycling community by celebrating Bike Month during May by participating in local events! While most of us can’t imagine competing in the Little 500, here are a few more leisurely bike events happening this month.
Bike to Work Day:
Bike to Work Day is happening Friday, May 19. All who participate are urged to register with the chance to win prizes from local bike shops. There will be encouragement stations set up throughout town to cheer on the community members participating. At the end of the day, there will be a Block Party to celebrate and discuss walking and biking in the Bloomington area. All are welcomed no matter if you biked or not!
Bike to Lennie’s Month:
Local restaurant, Lennie’s, encourages all customers and employees to bike to the restaurant during the month of May. There will be prizes, like pint glasses, gift cards or t-shirts, for those who sign up and participate. The best part of this event is that every time someone bikes in, Lennie’s will be donating $1 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bloomington’s Club Riders.
Annual Women’s Ride:
The Annual Women’s Ride has been rescheduled to take place Wednesday, May 24. This is a women’s only bike ride around Bloomington to the east-side and back. Traveling as a group the total distance traveled falls between 7 and 8 miles. The ride starts at City Hall and ends with a social event at the B-Line. Sounds like an evening filled with fun!
Do you like to just bike on your own as a leisure activity or hobby? Check out these recommendations from Visit Bloomington to find the different beautiful bike trails that you can use year round!
Bloomington-Monroe County Bike Map:
Interested in where the bikes lanes are in and around town? Check out this map to know where the verified bike lanes are to ensure your safest route.
Guide to Bicycle and Pedestrian Infrastructure:
Living in a town where biking is so common, it might be time to brush up on some rules of the road. Whether you are a driver, biker, or pedestrian read these rules to understand the regulations in place. Let’s work together to keep our town as safe as possible!
Pedego Electric Bikes:
Want to try something different? Check out Pedego Electric Bikes! An electric bike is just like a regular bicycle - you can pedal normally (or not), and get power when you want it. Visit their downtown location at 224 N. College to give it a try!
Have fun and stay safe!
For those of us in cubeland, sometimes we need meeting places outside the office. Breakfast meetings serve as an excellent opportunity to collaborate and connect with others, along with being a great way to kick-off the work day. Whether it's meeting a coworker, casual networking or taking a client out for a cup of coffee, we are lucky to have so many options for meeting spaces in Bloomington. Here are some of our favorites!
For more cafes and restaurants around town, check out The Chamber's online directory!
- Nikki McEachern and Will Lehman, hYPe Steering Committee Members
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