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Chamber May 2014

Chatter

A Publication of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce


Board of Directors

Tony Long, President MainSource Bank Chris King, President-Elect Runnebohm Construction

Upcoming Events

Scott Asher, Past President Boys and Girls Club of Shelby County Amy Larrison, Treasurer First Bank Shelbyville Directors

Beau Browning Browning|Pike Financial Management Ryan Claxton Major Health Partners Treva Cunningham Walmart* Murry DeCamp Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Shelbyville Scott Gabbard-Shelby Co. Ag Promotion Committee/Purdue Extension Greg Gerline-Sandman Bros./ Shelby County Pantry Pals Natalie Gulley Knauf Insulation Mary Harper Shelbyville Central Schools Gena Linville Major Hospital Grant Scharton Indiana Grand Racing and Casino STAFF

Julie Metz, Executive Director juliemetz@shelbychamber.net Courtney Chapella, Executive Assistant courtneychapella@shelbychamber.net Whitney Wagoner, Executive Assistant whitneywagoner@shelbychamber.net FOUNDER’S CLUB

Colour Palette RushShelby Energy, Inc. Shelbyville Paint and Wallpaper

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Save the Date Join Us In June to “Sample Shelby County” Our June Networking Luncheon is scheduled June 11 at Occasions Banquet Hall. We will offer a sample of our restaurants and caterers. Mark your calendars and plan to join us!

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Miller’s Lawn Care, LLC Proud to be a New Member of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce About Us Customer satisfaction is our top priority. If you’re looking for high quality and personal service, you’ve come to the right place. At Miller’s Lawn Care, LLC, we’ll give you the attention and personal service you’ll come to expect and enjoy. We offer the best in lawn care, landscaping services, and snow removal. Miller’s Lawn Care, LLC has been located in Shelbyville since 2008 and is continuing to grow. Let us put our experience to work for you! We are family-owned and operated right here in Shelbyville. Since our company opened its doors in 2008, we’ve treated every customer like they are a part of our family. We pride ourselves on the fact that our services are the best and come with a personal touch. What We Offer Lawn Services Lawn care services are needed all year long to keep your property looking beautiful. With Miller’s Lawn Care, you’ll get exactly that, lawn care services that go above and beyond your expectations. Here are just a few of the services we offer: mowing, edging, leaf and shrub removal, mulching, gutter cleaning, flower bed maintenance, seeding and aeration, and much more! Landscaping Miller’s Lawn Care, LLC specializes in designing creative and innovative landscaping designs to meet all of your needs. Whether it’s the backyard or the front yard you would like to redesign, Miller’s talented professionals will create designs and estimates to meet all of your landscaping needs. We also offer deck and paver patio packages. Snow Removal Sick of shoveling your own snow? No worries, we can do it for you! We offer both residential and commercial snow removal and salt spreading services. Our prices are more than competitive with other snow removal providers and as always, we make sure the job is done the way you want it! We’d Love to Hear From You! If you or your business is interested in lawn care services, new or improved landscaping/deck design, or snow removal services, feel free to give us a call at 317-604-5286, email us at admin@millerslawncare.org, or check out our website at www.millerslawncare.org. We’re also on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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SCUFFY Announces 2014 Art Contest Winner

Congratulations to this year’s SCUFFY Art Contest winner: Mason Zhang, a Loper 5th Grader! Mason was the lucky recipient of the grand prize, a bike donated by The Bicycle Shop. A great big thank you to all of our sponsors for the 2014 Art Contest: The Bicycle Shop, Blue River Printing, Three Sisters Books and Gifts, Blue River Foundation, Brammer and Yeend! We love our SCUFFY sponsors, and couldn’t do it without you!

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Scissors and Shovels

On April 7, the Shelby County Fair Board broke ground for the new grandstand located at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. The original historic grandstand burned down tragically in May 2012. Many city and county dignitaries as well as Shelby County citizens attended the groundbreaking. The City of Shelbyville, Shelby County Fair Board, and Shelby County Board of Commissioners announced a partnership with Indianapolis-based Centaur Gaming in the construction of the new grandstand seating project for the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Centaur Gaming, which is the parent company of Shelbyville’s Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, has committed upwards of $500,000 towards the completion of the project.

Centaur Gaming’s two-part donation consists of a $250,000 direct contribution, followed by up to $250,000 in matching funds as part of a community-wide fundraising campaign. In total, the fairground’s new 1500 seat grandstand will cost approximately $2.3 million to complete and will allow Shelby County to offer Fairground Standardbred horse racing and larger outdoor entertainment and community events. The grandstand seating is set for completion by June 2014.

On April 22, Superior Auto celebrated their new location at 609 East State Road 44 with a ribbon cutting. Superior Auto is a buy here, pay here car dealership. To contact Superior Auto, call (317) 398-9900.

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Member Insight

Is your business still running Windows XP? You could be vulnerable.

Being a small business owner can be difficult. Small businesses don’t get the handouts that large corporations do. It’s almost a uphill battle at times. We pinch pennies and try to be innovative with our time. Does this sound like you? Even big businesses and corporations need to budget their IT accordingly. Maybe things are going well for your business, but you’re very busy! The last thing you need to be worrying about is Microsoft no longer supporting Windows XP after April 8th. You also don’t need some salesman trying to push the “latest and greatest’ Windows and services at you and your company. I’ve mentioned two things you don’t need; so I suppose the question that would naturally need to be answered would be, what do you need? It’s honestly pretty simple. What you need is someone to help you understand what April 8th meant to you and your business. That’s my goal with this article. I want to help you keep your business running as smooth as possible since Microsoft pulled the plug on April 8th.

I want you protected from things going so horribly wrong at all the right times. You ready? Let’s get to it. •You are more vulnerable to virus infections, hackers, and digital theft. Microsoft will no longer be creating new security patches for Windows XP. This means that as hackers find more security holes and vulnerabilities in XP, those holes will be left WIDE OPEN for them to attack your computer. If someone does hack your computer through this lack of security, they could access financial data on your systems. •If you’re using Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) for your antivirus you’re out of luck. Not only is Microsoft pulling the plug on Windows XP, they will also be eventually phasing out MSE updates for XP. This means you will be forced to start using other antivirus programs that commonly slow down your computer. We have a useful list of antivirus programs you might want to look into using on our website (www.mach1pc.com). •Your computer just isn’t as efficient as it could be, which means neither are you. Windows XP was created 13 years ago and was a great operating system for both home and business use. Windows XP was stable and efficient. Have you noticed over the years as the office, financial, and special programs you run every day seem to be running slower and taking longer to load? Unfortunately it’s only going to get worse because software manufactures now can easily say that they “don’t support Windows XP” as well. I’m not trying to scare you. Quite the opposite. I’m trying to help educate you on the steps to cost effectively getting your business ready for this year. April 8th (a few weeks ago) and Windows XP support ending doesn’t have to be scary. Why buying computers from the “big box store” isn’t a good idea. It would be easy to assume the best steps to take would be to just go out and purchase a bunch of inexpensive Windows 8 computers from the superstores, but that would not be a good idea. Here’s a couple reasons why: •Your proprietary software and version of financial software might not be Windows 8 compatible. When it comes to installing your software and networking your computers together, will they be there to help? •Your business needs quality hardware to support the long hard hours you clock in every week. Unfortunately big box store computers are built cheaper to sell cheaper. As the old saying goes, you get what you pay for. I want to help you get your business ready for today now that April 8th has passed. I actually mean that WE want to help you -and by WE I mean Mach1 PC. As you already know, we have been supporting Shelby County and surrounding counties since 1998. We are here to support you and help your business grow. This article was written by Vinny Polston, IT Manager of Mach1 PC, LLC in Shelbyville, IN. You can contact Mach1 PC on their website, www.mach1pc.com or at 510 Amos Road. You can also call for support at 317-398-3572.

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Ready to Hit a

Home Run...

with Employee Benefits

As an employer, you’re up to bat and need up-to-date Affordable Care Act information to clear the bases in the employee benefits game.

JA Benefits is Here to Help! The impact of Health Care Reform is upon us, and understanding your options and the options of your employees is extremely critical. You are invited to attend a free lunch and learn session focused on the business impact of Health Care Reform and possible next steps. Gain knowledge on factors you must consider in regards to Health Care Reform regulations and how these factors play a role in your rating. Leave with information regarding how your business will now be evaluated by insurance carriers and possible options available to you and your employees, including the cost saving potential of employer based clinic facilities. Free ACA seminar limited to the first 30 businesses hat reply.

WHEN:

Wednesday, May 21 Lunch and Presentation at 11:30

WHERE:

Rendezvous Hall 38 E. Washington St. Shelbyville, IN 46176

RSVP:

Email christy.allford@jabenefits.com or register at www.jabenefits.com

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Mother’s Day

Gift Certificate Specials May all the love you give to others Come back to you on this special day

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Sandy, Sharon, Suzie & Theresa Offers Expire May 31, 2014 *Massages are therapeutic, integrating an array of modalities based on individual needs. Therapists are state certified. Estheticians, also called skin care therapists, are state licensed. Reflexology session is by trained & certified professionals.

$30 $50 $50 $55

½ Hour Massage 1 Hour Massage 2 Reflexology Sessions Custom Facial

$55

Calming Rosehip & Rose Facial

$60

Vitamin A Micro Peel

$60

Rain Drop Technique

A custom facial will include an analysis of the skin, followed by a series of cleansing methods of the skin, exfoliation, a facial massage, steam and a cream or moisturizer. Reduce inflammation and minimize pore size, peppermint cools irritated skin, while rosehips potent source of vitamin C infuses the skin for restorative benefits. A natural moisturizing rose and glycerin tonic hydrate and leave you with a fresh dewy complexion all day. This light to medium strength peel progressively fades hyper pigmentation, increases cell turnover, and stimulates collagen production. A healing technique using pure essential oils combining aromatherapy, reflexology, massage and moist heat to create healing and cleansing through structural and electrical alignment to the body. The purpose of the therapy is to bring total balance, harmony, and body wellness - mental, physical, and emotional.

$110

Spa Day for Mom & Daughter/Son

$145 $980

3-1 Hour Massages Lypossage® (one zone)

2-1 Hour Massages with Choice of Express Facial or Paraffin Hand Treatment.

Renew Body & Spirit llc Wellness Center

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Member Spotlight JA Benefits Recognized as a Best Place to Work in Indiana For the second year in a row, JA Benefits, LLC was recognized by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce as a Best Place to Work in Indiana. JA Benefits, along with a record-tying 100 companies, will be present at the May 1 awards dinner where the actual rankings for the companies will be announced. “Winning this award for the second year in a row is a real credit to our people. Without a great team in place, awards like this would not be possible,” said Jeff Neal, Partner and Senior Benefits Consultant for JA Benefits. “The dedication of our team makes this award possible, and we are very lucky to have employees who pesonify the goals and character of the company. ”Last year, JA Benefits, a full service employee benefits agency, ranked number eight on the 2013 Small Business Best Places to Work in Indiana list. The program is designed to identify, recognize and honor companies with high levels of overall employee satisfaction. The selection process is handled by The Best Companies Group, and selection is based on criteria used from comprehensive employee surveys and employer submission.

About JA Benefits, LLC JA Benefits, one of the largest independent benefit consulting firms in the Midwest, is focused on helping employers control costs and aligning benefits with the overall business strategy. JA Benefits implements and services a large range of products, including: medical, dental, vision, disability, life and retirement. Since 1988, JA Benefits has developed the business to act as a total benefit resource and to provide the most up-to-date solutions with respect to a company’s employee benefit plan. JA Benefits provides a full range of consulting and brokerage services, including: employee benefits, wellness and on-site health center strategies and financial and retirement products and services. Learn more about JA Benefits at www.jabenefits.com.

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When asked what makes JA Benefits a great place to work, Neal said, “We are very proud of the work environment at JA Benefits. We strive to be an employer of choice. The thing that makes JA Benefits a great place to work is our family-like atmosphere. We allow our employees opportunities for growth, both professionally and personally, and this award reaffirms we are moving in the right direction.” In addition to a commitment to their employees, JA Benefits is also committed to keeping clients and businesses informed on important legislation concerning Health Care Reform. Every month, JA Benefits holds a free lunch seminar in a different community to discuss the business impact of the Affordable Care Act and possible next steps for businesses unsure of their options. JA Benefits will be holding a lunch and learn session on Wednesday, May 21, at the Rendezvous Hall in Shelbyville. For more information or to register, contact Christy Allford at 812.279.9500 or christy.allford@jabenefits.com.

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Member-2 -Member Exclusive Email

Exclusive Member-2-Member Email: $100 Shared Member-2-Member Email: $35 per member (3) Your Member-2-Member Exclusive Email will be sent to more than 700 business people and come from the Chamber in a special Member-2-Member Email frame that will help raise credibility and the open rate of your email. You can include text and/or graphics with hyperlinks back to your website or email address. You will not receive the email distribution list; however, email reports such as open rates, number of click throughs, and number of forwards will be available upon request. Announce your events, promotions, or special deals to other Chamber members and their employees. Schedule your email so that Chamber members hear about it before the general public or share information that won’t be shared with the general public. Make sure to tell members that they are getting a special preview!

CG-18 Festival License Number 132607

Saturday, April 26 Registration Begins at 6:30

Tickets: $200

up to 4 attendees per ticket Must be 21 years of age

Grand Prize: $10,000 Sponsored by: at Occasions Banquet Hall 415 East Hendricks Street

Option 1: Exclusive Member-2-Member Email

Email reports such as open rates, number of click throughs, and number of forwards will be available upon request. Only one exclusive message will be sent per week.

Option 2: Shared Member-2-Member Email You will be featured along with two other members. Members are responsible for identifying and securing the other two members. The Chamber will not send a Shared Member-2-Member Email with less than three partners.

Program Guidelines:

• Member-2-Member Exclusive emails will be sent on Wednesdays. Release time is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.; however, we will honor specific time requests. • We will only distribute one Member-2-Member Exclusive email per week. • Member-2-Member email dates are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. • Cost is per email release. • You are responsible for providing any disclaimers that are needed (expiration date, purchase amount, etc.) The Chamber is not responsible for missing disclaimer if not provided or if approved without being included.

Image Guidelines: • .JPG or .PDF File format • 600 pixels wide or less. Images larger than 600 pixels wide can not be accepted. • File size of 100 KB or less is strongly recommended • Unfortunately, we can not accept rotating or animated images or images containing Flash. • The Chamber can help design an image for you if you do not have one. Please allow five business days for approval of image. Fee: $25. • Text only emails should not exceed 400 words.

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Chamber Insight

The mission of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is “providing value-added services and programs, creating opportunities for our members and improving the quality of life in Shelby County” Each month in 2014, we will be sharing information on what we can do for you as a member of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and what value-added services and programs are available.

One of the free benefits of Chamber membership is the opportunity to post job openings on the Chamber’s website. This page is one of the most frequently visited pages on the Chamber’s website. To have a job opening listed on on the Chamber’s website, email information to courtneychapella@shelbychamber.net.

Welcome New Investors! Caring Family Dentistry*, located at 125 West Broadway Street, is a family dental practice. They specialize in general dentistry for the entire family. Most services are provided at their office. Most insurance plans are accepted. To contact Caring Family Dentistry, call (317) 421-0403. Companion Care* provides assistance to individuals who are disabled or elderly. Through their assistance, these individuals are able to make their own decisions and choices to guide their own lives while working to achieve their goals and dreams. While the assistance required for each individual varies, typical services often include assistance with personal health care, assistance with activities of daily living, and prompting for appointments and upcoming activities. To contact Companion Care, call (317) 926-3823. Denise Brewer, Associate Broker-Carpenter Realtors, located at 1011 North Riley Highway is a real estate business specializing in assisting clients maximize their homes potential through staging for sellers leading to faster sales. To contact Denise Brewer, Associate Broker-Carpenter Realtors, call (317) 364-6985.

*denotes Presidential Member

Thank you Renewing Investors! Abrams Trucking Inc. * MainStreet Shelbyville* Aktion Club of Shelbyville VC* Marietta Fire Dept.* Allstate McKay Manor* Anytime Fitness* Metabolic Research Center* APM Advanced Pest Management, LLC* Mickey’s T-Mart Bear Chase Golf Club* Moffett’s Watercare* Berwick Condo Association Olinger Insurance Agency, Inc.* Blue River SHRM Our Hospice of South Central Indiana* CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions Owens Communications, Inc.* Conger’s Bradley Hall Furniture* Papa John’s* Duke Energy* Purdue Cooperative Extension Services Elwood Staffing Services, Inc.* Redesigned for Living, Inc. Evangelical United Church of Christ* Sharp Trophies by Mack Evergreen Investment Corp.* Shelby County Drug Free Coalition* First Financial Bank* Shelby County Government* Genesis Property Development* Shelby County Tourism & Visitors Bureau* Girls, Inc.* Shelby Medical Center* Great States Corp.* Shelby Tire & Auto Care Hampton Inn* Shelbyville High Apartments* Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Shelbyville* Shelbyville Lions Club Indiana American Water* Shelbyville Paint & Wallpaper** Indiana Precision Forge, LLC* Simmons Winery Indianapolis Gastroenterology & Hepatology* Texas Corral* Want to be partThe of the Chamber newsletter? J & L Tool & Machine, Inc.* Bicycle Shop* Kiefer’s Furniture Home, Inc.* The Methodist Building* for more Call us today at (317)398-6647 Knights of Columbus #822* The Peninsula Owners Association, Inc. information. LaCap Container Company Tilson HR* Little Caesars Pizza* WorkOne* *denotes Presidential Member **denotes Founders Club

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Where You Belong

In this issue: SCUFFY JA Benefits Member-2-Member Exclusive Email Mach 1 PC Miller’s Lawn Care, LLC


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