Business After Hours - June 2019
This month's Business After Hours was hosted by Hearthstone Health Campus. Attendees enjoyed catering from the Hearthstone kitchens along with beer and wine. Canned goods were collected and donated to benefit the Independence From Hunger program. Thanks to everyone who came out and congratulations to all the winners!
36th Annual Chamber Golf Scramble
When you have temperatures in the 70s, blue skies, a beautiful golf course, more than 100 golfers, wonderful sponsors and supporters and a full crew of staff and volunteers, you have the recipe for a perfect day of golf!
The Chamber's 36th Annual Golf Scramble took flight on Wednesday, June 12 at The Golf Club at Eagle Pointe. Golfers began arriving shortly before 10:00 am to warm up on the putting green (sponsored by FASTSIGNS) and driving range (sponsored by Holiday Inn and ISU Insurance Services The May Agency). The City of Bloomington served as the Recycling Cart sponsor and Fourwinds Lakeside Inn and Marina returned as the cart sponsor for the day.
At 11:00 Chamber president and CEO Erin Predmore welcomed everyone and recognized sponsors and supporters of the event. Tony VanNess reviewed the rules of the day and thanked everyone for attending, and then the 26 teams of golfers took off across the course for a shotgun start.
Golfers had the opportunity to meet and network with a number of hole sponsors for the event, including:
Additional sponsors of the day included IU Credit Union, Rogers Group / Rogers Group Investments, CFC Properties, Duke Energy and Markey's Rental & Staging. A special thank you goes out to Master Rental Center for providing tents, tables and chairs for our hole sponsors.
The day moved quickly on the course, with the first team arriving back to the clubhouse just before 4:00 pm. Golfers gathered for food and drink provided by The Golf Club at Eagle Pointe, and then awards were presented.
Everyone left with a smile on their faces... we're grateful to our Ambassadors who assisted with set-up in the morning, the entire team at The Golf Club at Eagle Pointe for making the day run so smoothly and to all of our sponsors and golfers who made it a great day!
Bloomington Women in Leadership - BWIL - is a new program that we offer as a member benefit. Every other month we plan to have a BWIL lunch & presentation that will help women recharge their professional batteries, develop meaningful relationships, and learn more about local women owned and managed businesses.
Today we had the opportunity to hear Jill Harding with Tomato Fish Marketing speak about a very important topic. “STRONGER + TOGETHER” Every Woman’s success should be inspiration to another. Jill’s presentation was engaging, funny and meaningful to each BWIL attendee.
We had a lucky winner that went home with a book recommended by Jill, Ambre Blends goodie bags, Dove chocolates and a FULL tummy thanks to Nameless Catering Company.
Why Ambre Blends goodie bags? Jill and Brooke of Tomato Fish Marketing didn’t share about their business, instead they introduced a longtime friends business (Ambre Blends) to demonstrate “We’re strongest when we cheer each other on!”
Thank you to everyone that attended and Monroe County History Center for the wonderful event space.
Women Excel Bloomington 2019
What a great night celebrating ten years of Women Excel Bloomington! Congratulations again to our 2019 honorees:
We were fortunate to have nearly half of our WEB honorees join us at this year's event... and it's wonderful to see these individuals come together again to support one another. Thank you to Schweikhardt Photography for capturing the smiles and accomplishments of these wonderful WEB honorees! We've also posted several photos on Facebook - please tag yourselves and share them!
We'll be adding more photos soon, but here are a few from the pre-show celebration...
Thank you to our 2019 WEB Sponsors
Indiana University - Solution Tree - Cook Group - Cassady Electrical Contractors - Smithville
Nature's Way - Markey's Rental & Staging - Schweikhardt Photography
German American - Hoosier Energy - IU Health Bloomington - Indiana University - John Bethell Title
Bill C. Brown Associates - Building Associates - Bunger & Robertson - CFC Properties
City of Bloomington -- Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County / ROI
HFI - Harrell-Fish Incorporate - ISU Insurance Services The May Agency - IU Credit Union
Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington - LIFEDesigns, Inc. - Mallor Grodner
Monroe County YMCA - Old National Bank - The Peoples State Bank - TASUS
Lt. Governor's Luncheon - May 2019
The Chamber was happy to welcome Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch to Bloomington on Monday, May 20. Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington was the venue as nearly 200 Chamber and community members gathered to hear Lt. Governor Crouch address the topics of housing, Lake Monroe and infrastructure across the state.
The Lt. Governor answered a few questions at the end of the event, touching on the 2019 Stellar Communities Program and workforce matters across the state.
Thank you to our sponsors and attendees who made the event a success!
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