FIVE BUSINESS TRENDS DRIVING TECHNOLOGY DECISIONS FOR 2022: As Landscape Continues to Shift, Increased Cyberthreats, Supply Chain Issues Impact IT
The global supply chain crunch and massive shifts in business practices in the past year are driving information technology (IT) decisions and purchases for 2022, according to Matrix Integration, a strategic IT infrastructure partner for more than 1,000 businesses and schools in the Midwest and beyond.
“IT professionals as well as CEOs are reimagining how technology can help them better handle new realities such as remote work, supply chain issues and increases in cybersecurity threats,” said Reggie Gresham, vice president of enterprise sales at Matrix Integration. “These changes are here to stay, and many companies are viewing these challenges as opportunities to restructure how they do business and how technology fits into that picture.”
Join the City of Bloomington to celebrate Bloomington's newest city park playground!
The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department and the Board of Park Commissioners, with special guest Mayor John Hamilton, invite you to the official opening of the new Winslow Woods Park Playground, located at 2120 S. Highland Ave., across from the YMCA of Monroe County - Southeast.
Friday, December 17, 2021
Free play begins at 11 a.m.
Program and guest speakers at 12 p.m.
Has your pet been nice....or naughty?
This holiday season, give your pet this special holiday greeting direct from the big guy!
For a $15 donation, MCHA will use our connections at the North Pole to give your pet a letter from Santa!
Your pet's care package will include treats, a personalized letter from Santa, and an official naughty or nice certificate.
Visit the MCHA website https://www.monroehumane.org/pet-letters-from-santa/
to let Santa if your pet has been naughty...or nice
United Way of Monroe County seeks contributions as holiday season approaches: Announces current donations nearing $650,000 and urges participation
As the holidays approach, United Way of Monroe County is asking local people to help lift up neighbors and build a stronger community by contributing to the Reimagine Our Future annual fundraising drive. As of December 3, donations are nearing $650,000, with all funds aimed at responding to local community needs this holiday season and in the year to come.
“Our community is so very generous and caring. We are grateful to all of those who have pledged their support. At the same time, we see that it’s tough still for too many people. We are asking for those who can find the means to give this season, please make your gift today,” said United Way of Monroe County Executive Director Efrat Feferman. “United Way partners are hard at work making the holiday season as special as possible for all of the individuals and communities they serve. We are ever grateful for all of the good people who comprise those many partners, as well.”
Funds raised will have a direct impact on local individuals and families – from providing healthy food and medical care to safe housing and child care. This past year saw so many families and children in deep loss and uncertainty. Because of community support, United Way responded quickly and efficiently providing funds where it was needed most.
The Mill, Bloomington’s nonprofit center for entrepreneurship and coworking, today announced the launch of Startup Summer, a new program to pay collegiate founders to build out their startups.
“Startup Summer is essentially a paid internship program for collegiate founders,” said Pat East, Executive Director of the Mill. “In this case, however, the students are getting paid to work for themselves: to intern at their own startup.”
Participants will work on their startups for 25 hours a week out of The Mill’s coworking space in downtown Bloomington. They’ll set individualized goals for their businesses and receive personalized support. Andy Lehman, Head of Accelerator Programming explained, “This program targets founders who already have a minimum viable product or close to it. We know many students have businesses that are almost ready to launch, or even up and running. Startup Summer makes it possible for these founders to spend the summer positioning their startups to succeed, without having to sacrifice getting paid.”
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