Matrix Integration LLC (Matrix), a strategic IT solutions and managed services provider, today announced the promotion of Abby Stallings to a newly created position: Vice President of People and Culture. Stallings, who has worked at Matrix Integration since 2007, is looking forward to continuing her role in leading the firm’s HR functions as well as now focusing on strategic leadership and training and development.
Nathan Stallings, the president of Matrix Integration and Abby’s brother, worked with Abby to create the new, progressive position.
“The Matrix difference has always been our employees, who are like family, and who inspire trust from our clients,” says Nathan Stallings. “I wanted that aspect of our company to be more prominent, so we created the title of ‘VP of People and Culture” to move that mission front-and-center.”
Local SERVPRO disaster mitigation specialist urges Bedford-area residents to create a disaster management and recovery plan before the unexpected happens
September is National Preparedness Month, part of the ongoing "Ready" initiative of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). According to FEMA's "Are You Ready" guide, the first step in effective disaster preparedness is to understand your specific risks - first by identifying the hazards that could possibly affect you and then by evaluating your actual vulnerability to those sources of danger.
"Once you understand your risks, you can effectively plan to mitigate them by decreasing your vulnerability and then manage their consequences quickly and effectively if the worst does happen," says disaster mitigation specialist Ryan Wolfe of SERVPRO® of Lawrence, Owen, Greene & Martin Cos.. "Of course, individual home or business owners' risks vary depending on their location, but regardless of where you live or work, FEMA's guide has some basic steps that everyone can take to prepare for the unexpected."
WonderLab welcomes Bloomington's young professionals to a "Building for the Future" themed gala evening with Griffy Creek Studio's green architect Bill Brown on September 9 starting at 7:00pm with a reception at 6:30pm. Learn about zero-energy building technologies from Indiana's most sought after net-positive-energy building expert with projects ranging from residential and institutional to public projects, including America's first net-positive-energy public library.
Support science and network with your peers from across Bloomington in an informal and FUN gala setting, with hands-on science from WonderLab Museum.
Food provided by Pili's Party Taco is included, and a cash bar from Switchyard Brewing.
More information and ticket's can be purchased at https://e.givesmart.com/events/men/page/TheMill/e.givesmart.com/events/men/page/TheMill/
FIVE QUESTIONS CEOS SHOULD ASK BEFORE OUTSOURCING IT: As IT Outsourcing Surges, Finding the Right Partner is Key
CEOs already know that outsourcing IT services saves both time and money. After a tough 2020, outsourcing IT services is expected to rebound and continue to grow in 2021. A survey from outsourcing firm Clutch found that eight in 10 small businesses will outsource a business function – number-one being IT services.
“In theory, outsourcing IT services should save companies money,” says Rob Wildman, vice president of professional services at Matrix Integration, an IT solutions and managed service provider for more than 1,000 businesses in Indiana, Kentucky and beyond. “Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. CEOs and company executives need to make sure that if they’re hiring someone to manage their IT, there aren’t any surprises. Their IT should be dependable, and outsourcing should save them time and money.”
Cardinal Spirits Distillery has been nominated for three of USA Today's 10 Best awards: Best Canned Cocktail, Best Craft Rum Distillery, and Best Specialty Spirits Distillery.
Cardinal's great spirits earned them the nominations, and now they need daily votes to win. Voting is open to the public until Sept. 13. They are the only Indiana distillery nominated in these three categories, and it would be wonderful to top these national lists!
Voting link for Best Canned Cocktail:
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Voting link for Best Specialty Spirits Distillery:
Research from the NIH found that opioid use is prevalent among high school athletes at similar rates to professional athletes. As we approach the start of fall sports, Athletico Physical Therapy and SAFE Project partner to deliver an impactful webinar outlining what every parent needs to know when it comes to high school athletes and addiction.
Athletico Physical Therapy, a leader in physical and occupational therapy, and SAFE Project, a national nonprofit dedicated to ending the addiction epidemic, have partnered to bring awareness to the nation’s opioid addiction epidemic. This partnership aims to educate individuals on the risks associated with opioid medications and provide practical solutions to communities, campuses, workplaces and active-duty service members, veterans, and their families on safer ways to manage pain.
SAFE Project was founded in November 2017 by Admiral James and Mary Winnefeld, following the loss of their 19-year old son Jonathan to an accidental opioid overdose. The Winnefelds immediately channeled their grief into action, hoping to save more families from the pain of loss. Whether it was seeking treatment, getting answers, or understanding the nature of the disease – they knew there needed to be a different solution to help other families facing the same journey with substance use disorder.
Join us on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 7pm-8pm CST/8pm-9pm EST to hear Admiral James “Sandy” Winnefeld present on their son Jonathan’s story, what they missed, and that they are doing about it now on.
To register visit https://bit.ly/AthletesAndAddictio
The Mill announced today that applications are open for the fifth annual Crossroads Pitch Competition, sponsored by Velocities. Entrepreneurs from across the state of Indiana will pitch their business ideas to a panel of expert judges to compete for $10,000 in cash, a package of in-kind services and support, and priority consideration to pitch for up to $80,000 more at the prestigious Elevate Nexus Pitch Competition.
“If you’ve never seen a pitch competition, they are incredibly exciting, energizing events,” said Andy Lehman, Head of Accelerator Programming for The Mill. “Entrepreneurs are passionate about their startups, and they really seize the opportunity to tell their story, talk through the numbers, and explain the business model. Crossroads competitors are building all kinds of innovative startups, from sports tech to medical devices to software and beyond.” The 2020 winner was Stagetime, a professional networking platform for the performing arts, founded by Indiana University graduate and opera singer Jennie Moser.
Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus has open seats in Health Sciences programs that lead to jobs in the healthcare field. It’s not too late to enroll in classes that start Wednesday, Aug. 18.
Open seats are available in Medical Assisting, Therapeutic Massage, Kinesiology and Exercise and Science, and Healthcare Specialist. New this fall, is an evening class option for Medical Assisting and Therapeutic Massage programs.
Ivy Tech has tuition-free healthcare program options for eligible students through Next Level Jobs Indiana, paid for by the Workforce Ready Grant.
Get started at Ivy Tech toward a career in healthcare today by contacting Karlee Wyatt, Dean of Health Sciences, at email@example.com. Classes start August 18.
Ivy Tech Community College’s State Board of Trustees approved the addition of three new Bloomington campus trustees at its Aug. 5, 2021 meeting. Joining the Ivy Tech Bloomington Campus Board of Trustees are Bruce Calloway, Duke Energy Government and Community Relations Manager, Cindy Kinnarney, German American Bank North Region President, and Markay Winston, Ph.D., Monroe County Community School Corporation Assistant Superintendent.
“With a renewed focus on career-based majors, college transfer options, and making college more accessible at Ivy Tech, we welcome our three new trustees,” said Ivy Tech Bloomington Chancellor Jennie Vaughan. “Bruce, Cindy, and Markay already serve as champions of Ivy Tech’s mission to train, educate, and support Hoosiers on their path toward an in-demand job or bachelor’s degree, and we look forward to their continued partnership in this important work in the community.”
Calloway has been at Duke Energy for 33 years and serves the communities of Brown, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan, Orange, and Washington Counties. He has been a supporter and partner of Ivy Tech Bloomington’s Foundation scholarship programs and the Duke it Out business pitch competition hosted by Ivy Tech Bloomington’s Gayle & Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University.
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