What a fun night on the field! IU Athletics - who has been a supporter of The Chamber through the Women Excel Bloomington Awards for several years - hosted a special ribbon cutting and behind-the-scenes tour of IU's Memorial Stadium on Tuesday, June 25. The event was exclusive to Chamber members and participants in the YPB program... and more than 225 guests came out for the special opportunity.
Guests entered the north end zone of Memorial Stadium and gathered in the Henke Hall of Champions. Appetizers and drinks were available for the guests, and the facility was decked out in cream and crimson.
Scott Dolson, Deputy Director of Athletics, welcomed guests in the evening, and shared about IU Athletics history and the renovations made at Memorial Stadium. Erin Predmore, president and CEO of The Chamber, thanked IU Athletics and Indiana University for their ongoing support of The Chamber and the business community.
A variety of door prizes were given out during the event, then IU Sports Marketing students and team members gathered for a ribbon cutting on the stage inside Henke Hall.
After the ribbon cutting celebration, guests were provided a special behind-the-scenes tour of Memorial Stadium. The tour included the Excellence Academy, Schwarz President's Suite, Tobias Nutrition Center, Shuel Academic Center, the IU Football Team Meeting Room and Position Rooms, Wilkinson Strength and Performance Center and wrapped up on the football field! Families grabbed photos at "The Rock," raced their kids on the field and took photos from all angles. It was a perfect night of fun for everyone... and we're grateful to IU Athletics for helping make such great memories for our Chamber members and their families!
This month's Business After Hours was hosted by Hearthstone Health Campus. Attendees enjoyed catering from the Hearthstone kitchens along with beer and wine. Canned goods were collected and donated to benefit the Independence From Hunger program. Thanks to everyone who came out and congratulations to all the winners!
Congratulations to Endwright East Community Center on their ribbon cutting! The center is located inside College Mall between Macy's and Express and will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information call 812-876-3383 or visit www.area10agency.org.
Congratulations to Office Easel and UNVEILED on their Ribbon Cutting! They invited the community to help celebrate a double open house on their new location. Guests enjoyed complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages while touring each business. For more information visit www.oe-promo.com & www.unveiled-photo.com!
When you have temperatures in the 70s, blue skies, a beautiful golf course, more than 100 golfers, wonderful sponsors and supporters and a full crew of staff and volunteers, you have the recipe for a perfect day of golf!
The Chamber's 36th Annual Golf Scramble took flight on Wednesday, June 12 at The Golf Club at Eagle Pointe. Golfers began arriving shortly before 10:00 am to warm up on the putting green (sponsored by FASTSIGNS) and driving range (sponsored by Holiday Inn and ISU Insurance Services The May Agency). The City of Bloomington served as the Recycling Cart sponsor and Fourwinds Lakeside Inn and Marina returned as the cart sponsor for the day.
At 11:00 Chamber president and CEO Erin Predmore welcomed everyone and recognized sponsors and supporters of the event. Tony VanNess reviewed the rules of the day and thanked everyone for attending, and then the 26 teams of golfers took off across the course for a shotgun start.
Golfers had the opportunity to meet and network with a number of hole sponsors for the event, including:
Additional sponsors of the day included IU Credit Union, Rogers Group / Rogers Group Investments, CFC Properties, Duke Energy and Markey's Rental & Staging. A special thank you goes out to Master Rental Center for providing tents, tables and chairs for our hole sponsors.
The day moved quickly on the course, with the first team arriving back to the clubhouse just before 4:00 pm. Golfers gathered for food and drink provided by The Golf Club at Eagle Pointe, and then awards were presented.
Everyone left with a smile on their faces... we're grateful to our Ambassadors who assisted with set-up in the morning, the entire team at The Golf Club at Eagle Pointe for making the day run so smoothly and to all of our sponsors and golfers who made it a great day!
Bloomington Women in Leadership - BWIL - is a new program that we offer as a member benefit. Every other month we plan to have a BWIL lunch & presentation that will help women recharge their professional batteries, develop meaningful relationships, and learn more about local women owned and managed businesses.
Today we had the opportunity to hear Jill Harding with Tomato Fish Marketing speak about a very important topic. “STRONGER + TOGETHER” Every Woman’s success should be inspiration to another. Jill’s presentation was engaging, funny and meaningful to each BWIL attendee.
We had a lucky winner that went home with a book recommended by Jill, Ambre Blends goodie bags, Dove chocolates and a FULL tummy thanks to Nameless Catering Company.
Why Ambre Blends goodie bags? Jill and Brooke of Tomato Fish Marketing didn’t share about their business, instead they introduced a longtime friends business (Ambre Blends) to demonstrate “We’re strongest when we cheer each other on!”
Thank you to everyone that attended and Monroe County History Center for the wonderful event space.