The purpose of the Parking Commission is, in coordination with decision-makers and other entities as is necessary or prudent: (1) to develop, implement, maintain, and promote a comprehensive policy on parking that takes into account the entirety of, and furthers the objectives of, the city’s comprehensive plan; and (2) to coordinate parking activities, to carry on educational activities in parking matters, to supervise the preparation and publication of parking reports, to receive comments and concerns having to do with parking matters, and to recommend to the common council and to appropriate city officials ways and means for achieving the city’s comprehensive plan objectives through the administration of parking policies and the enforcement of parking regulations.
Learn more at: https://bloomington.in.gov/onboard/committees/info?committee_id=56
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IU Health is excited to welcome accomplished healthcare and hospital administrator Denzil Ross as the new South Central Region President.
“I am honored to join such a prestigious organization and be part of an amazing and dedicated team that’s doing such great things,” says Ross. “The organization's mission of making Indiana one of the healthiest states in the country is one I am fully aligned with, and I am excited to join in that journey in collaboration with this community.”
Starting Monday, Feb. 19, Ross will lead strategic and operational avenues for IU Health Bloomington, IU Health Bedford Hospital, IU Health Morgan, IU Health Paoli Hospital and over 60 ambulatory clinics and joint ventures encompassing more than 5,000 team members in seven counties.
“We are pleased to have a successful healthcare leader like Denzil leading the IU Health South Central Region,” says Brian Shockney, IU Health System Regional Operations Senior Vice President. “Denzil’s strong background in operations of new hospital facilities, improving access and quality of care across many services, and recognition for strong community engagement will ensure our Hoosiers continue to have a strong partner in continually improving access and excellence in healthcare.”
Northwest Bank Launches New Employee Resource Groups, Strengthens Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Northwest Bank, a full-service financial institution offering a complete line of business and personal banking solutions, has introduced two new employee resource groups (ERGs) which serve as platforms for employees to connect, collaborate and contribute to a more inclusive workplace culture. The newly established ERGs include PRISM LGBTQ+ and Veterans & First Responders – both aimed at promoting inclusivity, diversity and professional development within the bank.
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are voluntary, employee-led groups made up of individuals who join together based on common interests, backgrounds or demographic factors. These groups are designed to be a sounding board for the organization by raising awareness on key issues, providing support and feedback and sharing their cultures and values.
The PRISM LGBTQ+ group is committed to cultivating a workplace where LGBTQ+ employees and their allies feel welcomed, supported and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. The Veterans & First Responders group honors all who have served and are serving by celebrating military and first responder culture, knowledge, awareness and advocacy. Both groups are open to all Northwest employees.
Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington will welcome Mark D. Miles, President and Chief Executive Officer of Penske Entertainment Corp., as the keynote speaker for the 13th Annual Cook Center for Entrepreneurship Luncheon Wednesday, March 27 at 11:30 a.m. The keynote conversation will be moderated by Dan Peterson, Vice President, Industry and Government Affairs for Cook Group, Inc. and Commissioner with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.
“Mark Miles will share his valuable insights on the long history of innovation and entrepreneurship from the leadership at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the lasting impact Penske Entertainment Corp. has on the Hoosier economy,” said Steve Bryant, Executive Director of the Ivy Tech Cook Center for Entrepreneurship.
Penske Entertainment Corp. is comprised of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS), INDYCAR and IMS Productions (IMSP). Penske Entertainment Corp. is a subsidiary of Penske Corporation, a global transportation, automotive, and motorsports leader employing more than 71,000 people worldwide.
Cunningham Restaurant Group (CRG) opens its 15th BRU Burger Bar location today in Bloomington, Indiana, near the campus of Indiana University.
The newest BRU is on the first floor of The Annex of Bloomington at 3rd Street and Grant Street and features interior seating for over 130 guests with comfortable, contemporary décor including Bloomington artwork and classic photos. The family-friendly, high-energy restaurant serves lunch and dinner, seven days a week in an environment everyone can enjoy. Guests can also dine on the covered outdoor patio space with a retractable roof and seating for over 25 guests.
BRU’s menu features an array of signature burgers, classic sandwiches, appetizers, beer-battered onion rings, and French fries served with housemade ketchup. BRU also offers several vegetarian options. An extensive drink menu offers guests everything from hand-dipped milkshakes to handcrafted cocktails. A plentiful selection of locally brewed beer is on tap as well as wine and other spirits. In addition to supporting local breweries, BRU supports many local farms sourcing the freshest ingredients for its menu offerings.
Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington is offering a short-term Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification preparation class. The course starts March 1 through April 19 and will be held virtually on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The course is intended for individuals who wish to obtain a PMP credential from Project Management Institute (PMI®). Prior to taking the PMP exam, PMI requires proof at least three years of project management experience and 35 contact hours of project management education. However, the course is open to anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of project management.
PMP® certification is a way to build skills and knowledge that are transferable between industries, market segments, and geographic locations. This is an opportunity to boost career and earning potential.
Short term training classes like PMP® are hosted by Ivy+ Career Link workforce training. This program takes the employee-employer relationship to a new level with opportunities to skill-up existing employees. Whether you are a small business, a start-up, or an enterprise level company, Ivy Tech will work with you to provide targeted professional development to help employees in your organization do their best work.
For cost information and registration, visit www.ivytech.edu/bloomington/careerlink.
Paid.care, a leading tech-forward home care agency, is thrilled to announce the successful closure of its pre-seed funding round, thanks to a strategic investment from Elevate Ventures totaling $30,000. This funding injection marks a significant milestone in Paid.care's mission to revolutionize the caregiving landscape by empowering family caregivers to receive training and compensation for their invaluable services.
With this investment, Paid.care is poised to develop a groundbreaking solution aimed at assisting family caregivers in becoming primary caregivers for aging or disabled family members. This innovative platform will provide comprehensive training resources, streamline caregiver certification processes, and facilitate seamless payment mechanisms, ultimately empowering caregivers to fulfill their roles effectively while ensuring financial stability.
"We are incredibly grateful for the support and confidence shown by Elevate Ventures," said JR Ricker, Founder and CEO of Paid.care. "This investment will enable us to accelerate the development of a solution that addresses the critical needs of family caregivers, empowering them to provide high-quality care while also recognizing the value of their dedication and commitment."
Paid.care looks forward to leveraging this funding to accelerate the development and launch of its groundbreaking solution, thereby empowering family caregivers and enhancing the overall quality of care provided to vulnerable populations.
The National Society for Arts and Letters along with FAR Center for Contemporary Art presents the 2024 Visual Arts Competition + Exhibition!
Join us Friday March 1st for the Award Reception at 5:30 pm and see the exhibition during March’s Gallery Walk in our 505 Theater from 5pm - 8pm. Exhibition will be on view February 28 - March 7 during our open hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11am to 5pm. FREE + Open to the public. Food and drink for sale. www.thefar.org
Eighteen Monroe County nonprofits participating in matching campaign to grow endowments: Nonprofits that meet their fundraising goals will receive matching funds from the Community Foundation to help ensure their work continues in perpetuity
The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County (CFBMC) is pleased to announce that 18 local nonprofits are participating in its latest initiative to create or grow existing endowments through June 30, 2025.
Each participating nonprofit that reaches its fundraising goal will receive a dollar-for-dollar match to grow an existing endowment or establish a new endowed fund at the Community Foundation. Participating nonprofits include:
On March 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, "Pauli Murray: I've Come Full Circle," will be presented at the Monroe County History Center and is brought to you by Resilience Productions. Resilience Productions presents a new Remarkable Women production, written by Gladys DeVane in collaboration with and directed by Danielle Bruce. With a gifted mind and unrelenting determination, that is how Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray met every one of life’s obstacles. Take a glimpse into the life of this 20th-century trailblazer, gifted scholar, visionary writer, and fearless champion of truth and justice.
Doors open at 5:30 pm on March 22nd and 23rd, and 2:30 pm on March 24th.
More information and tickets may be purchased at monroehistory.org/events-calendar.
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