Regina Helton, Owner of SociallyUP, has been in business since 2016 and work mainly local to the Bloomington area but have clients all over the US. SociallyUP is one of the Chamber's women-owned business members.
At SociallyUP, they believe in authentic and relatable marketing. They help put your brand in front of more customers through Custom Website Design + Social Media Marketing services. The SociallyUP team will provide you with expert and personalized marketing services.
You can find her business on Facebook and Instagram @SociallyUP. For more information on SociallyUP and their services, go to their website at sociallyup.com.
Brian Richardson, Chief Removal Officer of Veteran Hauling, is a veteran-owned junk removal and demo company providing dependable services, with military precision, to businesses, property managers, and overwhelmed souls and has been operating since 2020. Veteran Hauling is one of the Chamber's veteran-owned business members.
Brian has owned businesses most of his adult life. Financial services, business newspaper, loss prevention and now junk removal. He loves creating businesses. It’s just how he's wired.
You can find Veteran Hauling on Facebook, on their website (veteranhauling.com), or by phone at 812-900-HAUL. You can even email them at Brian@VeteranHauling.com.
Lisa Thomas, owner with Bloomington Blooms, started her business just about a year ago. Bloomington Blooms' motto is "We “grow” where you need us. We are a pop up shop and travel to your event." It is one of the Chamber's women-owned business members.
Lisa not only does Lisa have a love for flowers but she enjoys seeing people appreciate them. "Flowers seem to put everyone in a good mood. Who doesn’t like flowers?" says Lisa.
Bloomington Blooms is different because isn't the typical flower shop. She is a pop up shop so they “grow” where you need them. Bloomington Blooms goes to dance recitals, businesses holiday parties, graduations ext. They decorate tables for events and they even do monthly subscription for homes and business.
New Business Monday's with WVNI Spirit 95- Blake Warren-May owner of Engraving and Stamp Center, Inc.
Listen in as Jim Webster of WVNI Spirit 95 talks with Blake Warren- May owner of Engraving and Stamp Center, Inc. Engraving and Stamp Center, Inc. has been women-owned and operated in downtown Bloomington since 1983. Under new ownership since 2021, they continue to offer the area's largest selection of innovative awards, engraved signs, name tags, personalized gifts, and much more. All awards, engraving, and stamps are made in-house by skilled and caring hands, with over 26 years of combined experience under one roof. Their customer service is what makes them stand out amongst other businesses in Bloomington. At Engraving Stamps Center, they aren’t happy unless their customers are happy. Off-street parking is available, to find out more visit Downtown Bloomington at the corner of 7th and Madison Street.
Starting Monday, June 13th, the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce held it's annual Chamber Member Appreciation Week. During this week, the Chamber celebrates all of it's members but also highlights it's milestone members.
The Chamber even was able to highlight three milestone members this week with a few videos to tell their stories. These stories included Burnham Rentals, ForthPhaze Technology, Inc., and Choice Realty & Management.
Throughout the week, Chamber Ambassador's visited milestone member's businesses to thank them for their membership.
Lastly, on Friday, June 17th, the Chamber hosted an Open House at the Chamber office's to celebrate member's businesses and their support of the Chamber.
And a special thank you to Jimmy John's, Roly Poly, Kroger, and Crumbl Cookies for the food during the open house, Harris Services, Pfenninger Photography, and Building Associates, Inc., for the donated prizes, Master Rental for the donated party supplies, and to Develefy Consulting.
Thank you to all of the Chamber Members for their dedicated memebrship!
On Thursday, June 16, 2022, The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce held it's monthly Business After Hours in partnership with the Cancer Support Community. See the photos from the event below!
On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce's affinity group, Bloomington Women in Leadership, hosted Indiana University's first woman president, Pamela Whitten, at Henke Hall at the Indiana University Memorial Stadium. There was a presentation by President Whitten, followed by a Q&A session. In attendance were some young participants from Girls, Inc.
The presentation was about President Whitten's journey and what lead her to the leadership position she is in today. The women, and young participants in attendance were able to learn how they could apply President Whitten's strategies to their own leadership journeys.
Photos from the event are below.
Listen in as Jim Webster of WVNI Spirit 95 talks with Madison Bowman owner of The Frock Bridal House. The Frock Bridal specializes in unique wedding gowns and accessories and a stress-free shopping experience. Their designers are independent, focus on ethical production, and cannot be found anywhere else in Indiana. What set them apart is their customer experience, customers will receive a 2-hour appointment. The Frock Bridal only takes one appointment at a time which allows for brides to have their undivided attention. All their gowns are made to order which takes about 16-weeks. They really strive to cater to every bride. To book an appointment visit them at thefrockbridal.com
Congratulations to Bloomington Regional Rehabilitation Hospital on your new location, Bloomington Regional Rehabilitation Hospital is a 40-bed freestanding medical rehabilitation hospital. They provide comprehensive inpatient rehab services to people recovering from injuries or illnesses. They are passionate patient caregivers, connected at their core by the treatment needs of their patients. Their interdisciplinary team of medical professionals strive to maximize their patients' physical, mental, and cognitive abilities and achieve their highest level of independence. They are led by a rehabilitation physician and a comprehensive team of therapists, nurses, pharmacists, and support staff. They are the only rehab hospital within 50 miles of Bloomington. Their patients receive 3 hours of therapy a day. They have a wonderful patient-to-staff ratio where there is 1 nurse to every 6 patients and accept all major insurances.
Listen in as Jim Webster of WVNI Spirit 95 talks with Edward Pierce CEO of B-Town Pallets, the only liquidation pallet distributor in Monroe County! Their pallets topple with liquidated merchandise (shelf pulls, overstock, returns, etc.) from the major top retailers in the nation including household goods, toys, and much more. They buy at an amazing price and turn around to pass that huge discount on down to their customers. Their slogan is “Pallets to the People” because giving to Bloomington is what they want to do! At B-Town Pallets they have secret pallet giveaways and a monthly giveaway. On June 18th they will be having a carnival. To find out more check them out at https://btownpallets.com/.
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