Canopy’s co-founder and science chair, Dr. Sarah Mincey, urban forestry professor at O’Neill and Director of the IU Environmental Resilience Institute and Sheryl Woodhouse, co-founder and board president, started talking about the idea for creating an organization dedicated to increasing the tree cover in Bloomington during the pandemic, around December of 2020. They incorporated as a nonprofit business in April of 2021, so they’ve been operating just over one year.
Sheryl Woodhouse has been founding and growing organizations with an eye on sustainability and social impact for most of her career. After starting her career with the National Park Service at Grand Teton NP, she founded and operated a recycled paper making company, Twisted Limb Paperworks, here in Bloomington for many years. Sheryl then raised money for land conservation as Sycamore Land Trust’s development director before serving as COO of the music and tech PR firm, Rock Paper Scissors. She went back to school and earned her MBA during that time. She's been advising other creative and socially-minded businesses and organizations as a management consultant since.
Business Spotlight: DJ Cruze CTRL
Joshua Langford, also known as DJ Cruze CTRL, has been in business for the past 2 years as a local favorite. He is an IU grad, raised in New Jersey. He is a longtime musician, that is classically trained. He decided to pursue modern music and DJing to turn music into a service in demand.
He has been the DJ for the last two Ten Under 40 events at the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce and is one of the Black-Owned Business members.
Stephanie Richards, Managing Principal of Gnarly Tree Sustainability Institute, has lived here in Bloomington, Indiana for about 19 years. Then, in 2009 Gnarly Tree Sustainability Institute was created. Stephanie moved here for graduate school in 1998 and felt right at home. She has a Master’s in Public Affairs in environmental policy and nonprofit management and a Master’s in Business Administration in marketing, which she uses to consult their clients on environmental policy design and sustainability management. They have deep roots in the community. They have built a passive solar lodge-style home near Lake Monroe in 2017, and spend most of their spare time converting their yard into a low-mow botanical garden, volunteering at the nearby Sycamore Land Trust preserve, helping their neighbors eradicate invasive species, enjoying our Labradoodle, and experimenting with plant-rich recipes.
On Thursday, August 18, 2022, The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce held it's monthly Business After Hours at The Golf Club at Eagle Pointe. See the photos from the event below!
Congratulations to Cancer Support Community- South Central Indiana in partnership with My Sports Locker on the completion of the Mural of Hope, painted by Bloomington artist Adam Long. Also, a huge “Thank you” to My Sports Locker for donating the side of their building so that this mural could be completed. The Mural of Hope was created to inspire hope among the community for families that have been impacted by cancer. The mural features the hands and arms of people/ families affected by cancer. Stop by the corner of Kirkwood and Rogers to check it out!
Congratulations to Matt Boyer Founder/ Personal Trainer of Move Bloomington- Fitness & Athletic Performance. Move Bloomington is a personal training studio that helps individuals improve their quality of life, performance, and find the joy in proper movement through expert, personalized programming in a mirror-free, scale-free environment. They offer 1-on-1 and 2-on-1 training geared toward overall fitness, corrective exercise, and athletic performance for all ages!
New Business Monday's with WVNI Spirit 95- Jason Barrett owner of Floor Coverings International
Listen in as Jim Webster of WVNI Spirit 95 talks with Jason Barrett owner of Floor Coverings International, a full-service flooring company. Floor Coverings International provides a unique shopping experience by bringing our flooring into your home. Their Mobile Flooring Showroom contains over 3,000 product options and comes right to your door. From wood to laminate, and carpet to luxury vinyl, they offer a full selection of flooring choices, in a variety of colors and styles that fit every design, taste, and budget. They offer free consultations and will bring the samples right to your home making it easy to transform your space! They take pride in their high online rating and want to make sure that the customer is 100% satisfied. To find out more visit them online at swind.floorcoveringsinternational.com.
Congratulations to Diana Christensen, on the Grand Opening of Allure Eyecare. At Allure Eyecare, they are dedicated to providing an elevated eye care experience in a cozy boutique setting. Their eyecare team is highly motivated to assist their patients using the latest techniques in the optometry field. Their wide array of eyecare services ranges from comprehensive exams for glasses and contacts, to glaucoma and macular degeneration management, cataract evaluation, and emergency visits as well. They are also proud to offer in-depth treatment for dry eye conditions as one of their specialties. As for glasses, their frame selection is fresh and fun, like them! Their goal is to provide glasses you’re going to love and an eyecare experience you will enjoy. They hope everyone in Bloomington will come to visit their practice. At Allure Eyecare, they feel everyone deserves to have an optometry practice they can trust.
New Business Monday's with WVNI Spirit 95- Audra Lampkins owner of Reach High Consulting and Therapy, LLC
Listen in as Jim Webster of WVNI Spirit 95 talks with Audra Lampkins owner of Reach High Consulting and Therapy. Reach High Consulting and Therapy is a single-owner multi-agency serving Monroe Co. Reach High offers growth and high-quality therapeutic services. Applied Behavior Analysis is what is used for their clients. Their Core Purpose is: Elevate the quality of life for our people, our clients, and our field by being better today than we were yesterday. To find out more about their services you can visit their website at www.reachhighconsulting.org
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