NOTE: This "Your Turn" guest column by Chamber CEO Eric Spoonmore was published in the April 24, 2022 Bloomington Herald-Times.
WGCL Glass in the Afternoon: Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce Update: April 20, 2022
Kelley Impact Competition, created with alum’s support, helps chamber address DEI issues
NOTE: This Kelley School of Business Go from Moment to Momentum article was published on April 5, 2022 with Indiana University's Kelley School of Business Blog.
By: George Vlahakis
As a student at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Lance Breitstein fell in love with the stock market. He read or watched anything he could find on the topic, whether it was a book, a blog or a video.
“What I realized was that I really wanted to go into the field of stock trading,” recalled Breitstein, a 2011 Kelley alumnus who today lives in Chicago.
After getting a bachelor’s degree in finance, Breitstein spent a “wonderful” decade working at Trillium Management, one of the nation’s first and fastest growing digital trading firms. He managed its Chicago office and became one of its top traders.
NOTE: This Business/Finance feature was published in the April/May 2022 edition of Bloom Magazine.
By: Kristen Senz
Eric Spoonmore is driven to help make his local community a better place to live, work, and do business.
That’s why, he says, after earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in public affairs at Indiana University, he moved with his wife, Lindsey, to Washington, D.C., to consult with local government officials. But he quickly came to a stark realization.
“We were ready to go whip the world in Washington, but we realized it was just not for us,” says Spoonmore, 40, who
became president and CEO at the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce in December 2021. “The community did not suit me the way Bloomington did.”
PRESS RELEASE: 4th Annual Kelley Impact Competition Partnership with The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce Awards Spades Consulting as Competition Winner
The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce’s partnership with the 4th annual Kelley Impact Competition (KIC) hosted by The Kelley Institute for Social Impact (KISI) concluded on April 1st, 2022. The winners of the competition, Spades Consulting, will implement their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) plan in the 2022-2023 school year.
The annual case competition brings together socially minded students at Indiana University and is made possible by a gift from Kelley School of Business alumnus Lance Breitstein, BS'11. In addition to $15,000 in student prizes, $10,000 in seed money supports the implementation of the winning idea to create lasting social change in the community.
The winning team consisted of four Indiana University sophomores, Naina Prabhakar (majoring in Marketing and International Business), Kayla Oxley (majoring in Marketing and Business Analytics), Katie Cole (majoring in Marketing, Business Analytics, and Sociology), and Ashwin Ramesh (majoring in Finance and Business Analytics). The Spades Consulting team said they decided to participate in KIC so they could make an impact on the community and grow as leaders.
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