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Publisher’s Welcome | Laurie Quinn Business Spotlight: Sagamore Advisors of Raymond James: Driving Improved Investment Outcomes | J. Andy Murphy Jack’s Donuts Coming Soon to Fishers | Janet C. Striebel

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Good Samaritans Honored at Fishers Town Council Meeting | Matt Quinn

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Business Spotlight: Welcomemat Services: The Welcome Mat is Always Out | J. Andy Murphy

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Fishers Switch: New Town Councillors, New Leadership, New Direction for the Town of Fishers | J. Andy Murphy

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publisher’s welcome My palms are sweaty, my mouth is dry, and my heart is pounding. I lean forward and peer out the open door. The view is terrifying, yet exhilarating. The earth below is rushing past. I can see the tops of trees blurring together whether it be from the speed of the plane or my nervousness sending my body into shock. I get strapped to my partner… What? There is NO way I could do this without someone supporting me as I jump! I step to the open portal and close my eyes as I feel my partner nudge me to take a leap of faith. This is how I felt when I signed on the dotted line to be the publisher of atFishers.com. Some might call me dramatic (like my husband, Matt); I call it life. I have been a stay-at-home mom for nearly seven years. It has been a blessing that I could never thank my husband enough for allowing me to do. The amount of hugs, kisses, and nose nuzzles I have received from my kids is countless. Yes, some have been snotty but all were because of the sacrifices Matt made to make it all happen. Starting a magazine is not something I had ever planned on doing. When the opportunity to start atFishers came along, I was taken by surprise. Getting to know Tom Britt with atGeist and seeing how he helps the community and business with his magazine made me realize how wonderful this opportunity is. The chance to promote all the wonderful events that occur in Fishers was something I couldn’t pass up. When my family moved to Fishers five years ago, I immediately fell in love with the place. I found “home” again. The wonderful people we have met – the kindred spirits that will forever be a part of our lives – have made both Matt and me better people and parents. So here we go, sweaty palms or not. This leap of faith holds so much excitement that it quells the jitters I feel in my stomach. All I can say is, “Welcome to my new adventure, and enjoy the ride!” Sincerely, Laurie Quinn Publisher of atFishers

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Driving Improved Investment Outcomes | J. Andy Murphy It isn’t easy in the business world to convey a mission statement that speaks to the core of your business operation. “We spent a lot of time on the genuine nature of our new partnership as we opened our new branch office in Fishers with Raymond James & Associates,” said Bill Gray, Senior Vice President of Investments and Branch Manager. “It was important for us as financial investment advisors to connect with the public and business leaders in the corporate world with a simplistic way to describe the role we play in helping them prepare for the future,” added David J. Brandvik (Senior Vice President, Investments Financial Advisor). “As partners, we have over 30 years each in the financial investment field. As a team, we have worked together over the years helping so many clients with their goal of finding managers and success in financial paths that can generate returns for the risk being assumed,” added David R. Slaughter (Senior Vice President, Investments Financial Advisor). Gray has a long-time interest in history, especially American Indian. He has a farm in Green County with a prehistoric Indian village located on his property. It seemed natural that he would connect the name “Sagamore” with Indian history that documents that the chiefs of Indian tribes created a special Wisdom Council advisor to turn to for guidance when confronting important life issues. This wisdom counselor, called a Sagamore, was seen as a trusted confidant to the chief and his tribe. “This is exactly what we do, so the name Sagamore connects and reflects the trust that is so needed in an advising role such as we have at Raymond James,” added Brandvik. Thus, this core team of Sagamore Advisors of Raymond James & Associates, Inc., certainly fit together perfectly

with these investment partners who are located in a community where they work and live. They bring to the table simplicity, focus and balance in creating a comprehensive wealth plan for you and your family. The world of financial investment can be a very gray and complicated matter for most of us, but the partners took me through a very simple foundation platform of how they work with each presenting new client.

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SIMPLICITY: As financial investment officers, they do the work for their clients as they walk the client through an evolutionary six-step process of development in a wealth plan that will meet individual or company needs. FOCUS: Results, by not following trends. They provide rational and disciplined approaches that remove the emotional aspect of asset allocation and avoid trendchasing behavior. They sit on the client’s side of the table to help find the best investment strategy that fits each client’s unique needs and circumstances. BALANCE: Managing risks, creating exceptional value. These financial advisors believe that investors should be compensated for the risk they take in their investment portfolios. They evaluate and manage risk/ return through the asset allocation process, utilizing forward-looking assumptions to maximize the return potential at any given level of risk. This ‘risk budgeting’ approach seeks to provide better solutions than the ‘rule of thumb’ method used by most other advisors.

“We also have a wealth of experienced nationwide resources (more than 2,600 offices throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas) available to all our clients across a multitude of financial/investment solutions, including helping bring together investment dollars for clients looking to expand or build a new business,” added Brandvik. It is for certain Gray, Brandvik, and Slaughter are wellsituated within our community to help you with trusted financial solutions for your family or your business. They certainly are partners who merit the title they created for their new partnership: Sagamore Advisors of Raymond James & Associates.

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jack’s donuts coming soon to fishers | Janet C. Striebel Plans are under way for an especially delicious new donut shop that will be opening soon in the Fishers area — Jack’s Donuts. This new bakery, located in Saxony Village off 131st Street and Olio Road next to the Farmer’s Market, represents the very first franchise. The original Jack’s Donuts in New Castle has been lining up customers outside its front door for tasty rolls and donuts since 1961. Customers from all around the nation have traveled to New Castle to get these enticing pastries. Some have come from as far as Florida and Missouri to buy dozens of donuts to take home and freeze for future use. Lately, several anxious customers from Fishers have even visited New Castle to get a sneak peek and taste. Until the Fishers location opens, customers can “have their cake and eat it, too.” They can have their donuts delivered without driving anywhere. “We’ve been making many deliveries of donuts and coffee to businesses and schools here in the Fishers area,” says Angi BoneDowns, CEO and owner of the Fishers Jack’s Donuts.“We’ve been going to New Castle late at night to pick up our goods in order to make early-morning distributions. Already, we’ve delivered to over half the elementary schools as well as some of the other schools. 10

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. A Risk Worth Taking . Angi, who has worked for Clondalkin Pharma & Health as a most successful account manager, worked on site at Eli Lilly for eight years. She has recently left her position to focus on the success of Jack’s Donuts.Her husband, Jason Downs (coowner of Jack’s Donuts), works as a K-9 police officer at Butler University. Together, Angi and Jason have decided to start this business venture because they not only believe in Jack’s Donuts as a promising business prospect, but they also believe in the genuine “mom & pop” mentality that has made Jack’s Donuts successful for so many years. Jason grew up in New Castle and is a friend with the families of two generations of Jack’s. While on the K-9 police department in New Castle, Jason tried for years to convince Jack, senior, to start a franchise; and now his dream is coming true with Jack, junior, in ownership (Jack Lee Marcum). Angi and Jason have five children ranging in age from 8 to 16, consisting of four girls and one boy. Yes indeed, they are all excited about this new opportunity for their family!

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. Highlights of Jack’s Donuts . The most common flavors of donuts include chocolate iced with white fluff, applesauce cake, Oreo, and caramel iced with crushed nuts. Donuts are not the only yummy aspect of Jack’s Donuts.The specialty flavored coffees are also extremely popular. “One school went on and on about how good our coffee tastes,” says Angi. We’ve been featuring our Holiday Mistletoe and House Blend Organic Coffee.” She continues, “What sets us apart from any other bakery is our ‘You Top it Bar’ where a client starts with a plain or chocolate donut and decorates it with a range of toppings such as M&M’s, Reese’s, and Oreo pieces.” Another unique feature of Jack’s Donuts is the shave ice machine with syrup bar. You can spice up your serving of shave ice with different flavors of syrup such as cherry, grape, watermelon, or all of them!

. Giving Back to the Community . Perhaps the most notable features of Jack’s Donuts in Fishers are the owners’ sincere intentions of wanting to give back to the community. Even before opening the doors, they have already committed to supporting HSE S.P.O.R.T.S. by sponsoring a fourth-grade girls’ basketball team called “The Donuts.” Also, in the spring they are scheduled to sponsor a third-grade boys’ baseball team and a boys’ baseball travel team. What’s more, they have decided to donate their annual proceeds to cancer services. “We may not make a huge amount of money with our endeavor, but we are prepared to give back to the community as much as we can,” says Angi.

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February 14 Alzheimer’s Early Stage Caretaking: This program is a three-part series that takes place on three consecutive Thursdays and describes the symptoms of early Alzheimer’s disease. Legal, financial and resource planning will be explained. 2 PM - 4 PM. Classes located at Community Hospital East, 1400 North Ritter Avenue, Indianapolis. www.ecommunity.com; click on classes and events to register.

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• Michael Colby

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This growth has set the stage for the future of Fishers as a city… In the meantime, the Town of Fishers has a new Town Council President, John Weingardt, and a new Vice President, Pete Peterson – two very capable business leaders who bring a new vision to the development process of a new city. It could be looked at as a daunting task, but in listening to them discuss the responsibilities that are ahead of them, one feels the dynamic energy and seamless flow of business economics that will one day make Fishers one of the largest and most successful cities in Indiana. “There are indeed many challenges ahead of our entire team, but we understand and look forward to doing what our citizens expect of us. We intend to concentrate on economic growth by adding jobs and new business development; moving forward with an exciting downtown redevelopment plan; utilizing the green space in front of Town Hall; and being open to needs of our community,” said an expressive Weingardt. “Fishers has so much potential and room to expand in our zip codes. We have wonderful schools and land available that invites new development opportunities,” adds Peterson with a rapid-fire presentation that is contagious.

FAMOUS RESIDENTS OF FISHERS

Both Weingardt and Peterson are newly elected representatives, winning their seats in November, 2011. With fellow town council rookies Rene Cox and Mike Colby, the runway leading up to the first mayoral election is sure to be full of change.

• Reggie Miller and Austin Croshere, former Indiana Pacers players

One thing is clear, the council seats are filled with individuals who are dedicated to the tasks in front of them and who were responsible for decisions that gained national attention.

• Dahntay Jones, current Indiana Pacers player

Some of these accomplishments include:

• Zach Randolph, Memphis Grizzlies player

• Top 100 Best Places to Live in America (#12 Ranking) – Money Magazine

• Alan Henderson, former Atlanta Hawks player • Rosevelt Colvin, NFL player, formerly of the Houston Texans, Chicago Bears and New England Patriots

• Forbes 11th Best Place to Move • Family Circle names Fishers one of the 10 Best Towns for Families

• Joe Reitz, Indianapolis Colts player

• Named a “Playful City USA” Community by KaBOOM!

• John Teerlinck, Indianapolis Colts Defensive Line coach

• Named Safest City in the Nation by CQ Press in their City Crime Rankings 2011-2012: Crime in Metropolitan America reports

• Tony Gwynn, former San Diego Padres player • Kevin Fertig, professional wrestler

The Fishers Town Council typically meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Monday evenings of the month in the Fishers Town Hall Auditorium.

• Justin Masterson, Cleveland Indians pitcher

For more information, visit www.fishers.in.us.

• Ken Bloomhorst, artist, graphic designer and creator of the logo of the Environmental Protection Agency. He is represented in the Smithsonian Institute as well as the Library of Congress. 16 geist fishers Y ENW EW 16 COC MOMMUMNUI TNYI TN S LSELTE T TE ERR || F EF EBBRRUUAARRYY 22001133 Fishers_February.indd 16

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Good samaritans were honored at the Fishers Town Council meeting for saving Carrie Mattingly (middle) and her 5 year old daughter. Good samaritans are (left to right) Randy Jones, Jeffrey Oliver, Chad Basey, and Rhonda Curry.

good samaritans honored at fishers town council meeting | Matt Quinn Two days after Christmas Carrie Mattingly and her 5 year old daughter found themselves in a very serious predicament. Carrie Mattingly was driving eastbound on 116th Street when she encountered slush in the roadway. As she attempted to change lanes she lost control of her Honda Pilot and broke through a fence into frigid waters. On a post-Christmas visit to Walmart just after the holidays, Rhonda Curry experienced firsthand her fight or flight response to a very stressful situation. Rhonda happened to witness Carrie’s car leave the road and begin submerging into an old strip-mine filled with water. Despite her pajama attire, she immediately circled her vehicle and began flagging down other motorists to help with the desperate situation. Jeffrey Oliver, Chad Basey, and Randy Jones responded to Rhonda’s actions by stopping their vehicles and entering the water to remove both Carrie and her daughter. All four good Samaritans were honored on Tuesday, January 22nd for their

heroic actions at the Fishers Town Council meeting. Plaques were presented to recognize the actions but the ultimate reward was expressed by Carrie herself. Individual hugs for each of the individuals that lasted noticeable longer than common pleasantries. It was instantly recognizable that she was truly thankful that each of these individuals responded with fight as opposed to flight.

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& Winning | Mark Morrow t 6-foot-8, Hamilton Southeastern High School senior basketball standout Zak Irvin is easy to pick out in a crowd.

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He’s usually the tallest player on the floor. And he scores…. and ofttimes he scores in bunches….and some of his dunks are downright spectacular. He also has this contagious smile every time he takes out his mouthpiece. For some reason, the way he takes it out and the way that white mouthpiece even seems a tad big for his mouth really stands out. “I guess I really don’t notice it,‘’ he said, nodding his head after a practice session. “I just usually have something to say so I take it out as I run over to my guys to talk to them. I guess maybe I’ve heard someone mention that before (about the mouthpiece)….but I’ve been doing that for so long that the mouthpiece must be second nature to me.‘’ Crediting those who have helped him along the way, such as former teammate Gary Harris, the 2012 Indiana Mr. Basketball, Irvin comes across as just natural when he talks about his development. “I knew I had the potential to be good….but Gary helped me in so many ways in my improvement as a player. I saw how he used his body to drive to the basket and how to get to the free-throw line for one thing. He just really helped me get better in a lot of ways. Off the courts, he was very humble and respectable….and I’m very much the same way. He led by example, and that’s what I try to do.‘’ The biggest thing about Zak Irvin today compared to his younger days is his maturity. As a freshman, he didn’t get to play varsity….he had to learn what it takes. He may not have liked not being on varsity then, but I think he’s benefited from it,‘’ said his coach, Brian Satterfield. "As a sophomore he was just in a crowd, sort of a follower, though obviously a good player who has gotten even better. He’s embraced getting others involved. Sure, we want him to take the last-second shot and I’m glad he wants the ball….but he’s willing to make an extra pass to help someone else who might be open. Zak is stronger, and he’s going to the boards much more this season….and attacking off the dribble. He’s a gained a great deal of confidence in himself….and he has taken the next step.’ | Hamilton SE’s Brian Satterfield

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Irvin’s development has been quite impressive for those who’ve watched him grow as player and person the past two seasons. “The biggest thing about Zak Irvin today compared to his younger days is his maturity. As a freshman, he didn’t get to play varsity….he had to learn what it takes. He may not have liked not being on varsity then, but I think he’s benefited from it,‘’ said his coach, Brian Satterfield. “As a sophomore he was just in a crowd, sort of a follower, though obviously a good player who has gotten even better. He’s embraced getting others involved,‘’ said his coach.

possibility to believe that he will play in the NBA in a few years. The sky is the limit for the young man.‘’ Busick also said that what makes Irvin so impressive is the fact that he is an unselfish team player and a very respectful young man. Said Noblesville coach David McCollough on watching the development the past few years:

Zak Irvin has gone from being good to becoming an impact player, and he is arguably the best high school senior basketball player in the state.

“I have watched the development of Zak the past four years. He was the perfect sidekick to Gary Harris, the Pippin to Jordan! I was curious to see how he would be as the lead player. He has been great! He has developed his game from an outside shooter to a hard-to-defend scorer. Everyone knew he could shoot but he has taken his game up a couple levels with his ability to get to the rim, his rebounding and his presence on defense. He has lead his team the way All Star players lead their team. He is in charge and his teammates know he is in charge. The traits he has developed will take him to the next level, as they did Gary Harris. He should be an impact player immediately at the next level. He is a player you have to respect and wish you had on your team.’’

Is he Mr. Basketball this season? Well, he certainly would appear to be the leading candidate.

Irvin averages 25-plus points and 9.6 rebounds, and he’s an excellent 3-point shooter.

“I’ve heard that talk and I hope it happens, but that’s not where my focus is,‘’ he said. “I want to do my best and to help the other guys. For us to win the sectional, I have to be a team player, get everyone involved, and lead by example. When I’m double teamed, I need to get the ball to someone else. I’m double-teamed a lot, and I know it’s going to continue to happen.‘’

“He’s so hard to defend….he’s so long. With his length and the way he can get his shot off, it’s really hard to defend him,‘’ Satterfield said. “There have been times that, when I thought he had taken some bad shots, I just remind him that he can get his shot off whenever he wants because of his length.’’

“Sure, we want him to take the last-second shot and I’m glad he wants the ball….but he’s willing to make an extra pass to help someone else who might be open. Zak is stronger, and he’s going to the boards much more this season….and attacking off the dribble. He’s a gained a great deal of confidence in himself….and he has taken the next step.‘’

“In my opinion, Zak Irvin is the most complete player in Indiana. I really believe he will be Mr. Basketball,’’ said Zionsville coach Shaun Busick. “He’s very tall, long and skillful. He is also a great defender. His ability to shoot the 3, drive and finish, as well as post up, make him virtually unstoppable.

Irvin said that everything he does is about winning, that he has a deep, burning desire to win. He also credits his parents James and Marcia Irvin, both good athletes in their own right. “They’ve been a great influence on me since I was little,‘’ said Zak, who passed the 1,000-point career milestone in early January, becoming the sixth male studentathlete to reach that plateau in HSE history.

“I also believe he will have an immediate impact at Michigan next year. It is also not out of the realm of

His dad, known as Big Irv, is 6-5. He played collegiate ball at Texas Pan American. His mom was a standout at

In my opinion, Zak Irvin is the most complete player in Indiana. I really believe he will be Mr. Basketball. He’s very tall, long and skillful. He is also a great defender. His ability to shoot the 3, drive and finish, as well as post up, make him virtually unstoppable. I also believe he will have an immediate impact at Michigan next year. It is also not out of the realm of possibility to believe that he will play in the NBA in a few years. The sky is the limit for the young man. What makes Irvin so impressive is the fact that he is an unselfish team player and a very respectful young man.

I have watched the development of Zak the past four years. He was the perfect sidekick to Gary Harris, the Pippin to Jordan! I was curious to see how he would be as the lead player. He has been great! He has developed his game from an outside shooter to a hard-to-defend scorer. Everyone knew he could shoot but he has taken his game up a couple levels with his ability to get to the rim, his rebounding and his presence on defense. He has lead his team the way All Star players lead their team. He is in charge and his teammates know he is in charge. The traits he has developed will take him to the next level, as they did Gary Harris. He should be an impact player immediately at the next level. He is a player you have to respect and wish you had on your team.

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“That game was such a low point because of the talent we had and the possibility of winning the state. We thought we’d win it all. I was just sick. I still am sick about happened. I look at that score before every game. That really motivates me. If we keep winning and win the sectional, then good things can happen. We’re working on depth, but our five starters are pretty good.‘’ And could one of those good things be a Mr. Basketball award? “Yeah,’’ he said….”If we keep winning, then it could be a great opportunity.‘’ Zak said he’ll be a 2 guard at Michigan next season, and that he’s working on his dribbling and ball handling, and that he realizes he’ll need to bulk up before heading to Ann Arbor. Lawrence North High School, and played basketball at Southern Indiana University. His uncle Charlie (Merriweather), his mom’s brother, and a basketball player at Lawrence North, also played at North Idaho College. And, oh yes, there’s another Irvin coming up. Zak’s sister, Tayah, is a sixth grader….and Zak says she’s pretty good. Zak is emphatic about where his focus is this season. “I want to win the sectional (Sectional 8 is Feb. 26, March 1-2 at Carmel). That has to be be our focus. We were ranked No. 1 last year and not only did we lose to Carmel, but we were humiliated,‘’ he said, matter of factly. ’’We lost three starters from that team, and I try and convey my disappointment to my teammates and what it’ll take to win this year. We all know….believe me.‘’

He’ll also be reunited with Michigan State’s Gary Harris, at least for 2 games each of the next three seasons….unless both end up as early entries in the NBA draft. “Yep, l look forward to seeing him, and of course I want to beat him,‘’ Zak said with a basketball-size smile. When asked if he had any superstitions, Zak said he wasn’t big in such things….but in one breath he also said he always listens to music and wears head phones while relaxing before games, and in another breath he said he always has a Subway sandwich before each game. When asked how he would like to be remembered after his playing days, he said, “I’m really just a down-to-earth kid. I’ve always loved the game of basketball. I’ve always wanted to win….and I always played hard and left it all on the floor.’’ Yep, a pretty good way to be remembered.

The leader of the team isn’t about to let anyone lose sight of the goal.That’s a given. You see, keeping focused isn’t a problem for Zak Irvin. He said he has that final sectional score (82-63) locked into his cell phone, so each time he opens it, he’s reminded.

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“When I took over the board, I had two visions ... My first vision was to put on a great event that people would want to come back to year in and year out, one that the community could be proud of and that the participants would want to make an annual event, not just a one time deal. The second vision I had was to raise absolutely as much as money as we possibly could for the schools.” ost of us try to do the best job we can just to keep up in our hectic daily routine of life. We try to stay ahead of the competition in our career, coping with long hours and learning new technology. We attempt to balance the demands of family, focusing on our kids and their activities. And then there are some in their spare time, who try to help give back to the community because they know it’s the right thing to do. Yet there’s a select few who have excelled way beyond the call of duty in all these areas of life reaching their pinnacle of excellence. Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting one such exemplary individual—Matt Troyer, a Geist resident who makes it look rather easy achieving these goals with grace, dignity, loyalty, and confidence.

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Currently, Matt is president of the Geist Half Marathon Inc. (www.geisthalf.com). In fact, he was one of its founding members. Before he stepped up to help Geist Half, he was president of Prevail (www.prevailinc.com) for eight years after serving on the board for two. Furthermore, he served on the Board of Directors and Executive Board of the Hamilton Southeastern Foundation (HSSF) for three years. In short, if there is a Geist-area charity with far-reaching impact, Matt has probably served on its board. In addition to helping in the community, Matt is a corporate attorney and partner at Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP. “Matt is a talented attorney who graciously donates his skills and time to many community organizations,” says Eileen Pritchard, former Fishers Town Council member. “The time and energy he put into the Prevail Board, and his service on Town Boards, is a model for serving your community.” Incidentally, he served on the Town of Fishers Board of Zoning Appeals and Town of Fishers Redevelopment Commission.

Actions that Prevail

Prevail is a program providing assistance to victims of crime and abuse in Hamilton and surrounding counties. Beth Gehlhausen, founder of Prevail Inc., can not say enough good things about Matt. “He is a wonderful man who cares about his community. He grew to really understand the organization and had a deep commitment to the people we served which doesn’t always happen with board members. Matt worked tirelessly, was very engaged and passionate about helping Prevail. He was always

very organized which was a big plus with our fundraising efforts and his negotiating skills were a huge part of resolving an obstacle that arose when securing a large gift.” With the funds from this large gift, Matt went one step further. He created a foundation. He says, “It was very important to me that we use this multimillion dollar gift to achieve long-term sustainability for Prevail. I was concerned that if we didn’t, the money would just be spent in a relatively short term.” “When I think of Matt, what stands out are his leadership skills and his compassion for the people that Prevail serves,” says Glenda Garrison, former Board of Director for Prevail. ”It’s such a small world. Even before I met Matt, I actually knew his wife, Kim, first. She was my son’s third grade teacher in Carmel. And my son loved her.”

His Time with Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation Still Lives On

The HSSF provides scholarships and teacher grants within the Hamilton Southeastern district. One of Matt’s main achievements was implementing the ExactTarget email system which enables communicating with parents throughout the year. “Matt is a visionary and strategist, very skilled with volunteer driven organizations,” says Tim Calvert, past president of HSSF. He continues, “Matt consistently brings a business minded approach focused squarely on organizational development and improvement. The Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation has benefited greatly from his leadership and partnership efforts with the Foundation and the Geist Half Marathon.” Although he may not currently be on the HSSF board, his efforts with raising funds through GHM are certainly paying off well as HSSF benefits from every dollar raised by the Geist Half Marathon.

Backtracking His Path

Growing up in Carmel, Matt attended Carmel High School where he played several sports including running cross country. As a student there, he probably never dreamed he would someday become one of the founders and president of the Geist Half Marathon. He also probably never thought he would find his future wife, but he did. He started dating Kim during his senior year and they were both on the prom court. february 2013

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After earning a business degree (accounting) at Miami University, he worked for Deloitte & Touche for three years before going to law school at Indiana University. He and his high school sweetheart got married and eventually built a home in the Springs of Cambridge at Geist. Matt would go running within the neighborhood and think to himself about what a perfect setting Geist would be for a community race. Coincidentally, he happened to read an article in the Geist Community Newsletter about how others were going to meet at Burd Ford to start planning the inaugural Geist Half Marathon.

Going an Extra Mile for Geist Half Marathon and in Perfect Time

During the early stages of planning, we needed a new lawyer to volunteer and help us,” recalls Tom Britt, publisher of the Geist Community Newsletter and a founding member of the Geist Half Marathon. “The attorney who had been helping us early on was leaving for another job in Texas on a Friday. That same day, I got a phone call from Matt saying that he wanted to help out. I told him, ‘Matt your timing is impeccable.’” Tom admires many things about Matt, like how he donated so much of his time and legal work behind the 501c3 application. Due to his efforts, Matt and his firm saved the Geist Half thousands of dollars. “He’s a true turnaround artist,” Tom added. “A couple years ago, we faced the worst race financially we had experienced. Matt stepped in as president, and as a result, the Geist Half had our most profitable year yet in 2012. He’s been a linchpin in the success of our growth and our organization’s success.”

His Visions Became Real

“When I took over the board, I had two visions,” says Matt. “My first vision was to put on a great event that people would want to come back to year in and year out, one that the community could be proud of and that the participants would want to make an annual event, not just a one time deal. The second vision I had,

was to raise absolutely as much as money as we possibly could for the schools.” His visions have become a reality. With the $80,000 netted in last year’s race, a total of $60,000 was donated to the HSE and Lawrence schools. The remaining balance was assigned to the Geist Half Marathon Grant Program, empowering teachers or parent volunteers who wish to organize a health and wellness initiative for local children. The applicants must live in Marion, Hamilton, or Hancock counties and the application is on the Geist Half Marathon website. Matt explains, “With the help of our talented board, our main focus this year is to institutionalize the processes so that the race will not be dependent on those of us who started it.” Tom, now Executive Director of the Geist Half adds, “We want this event to live way past us so that our grand kids can run this race and extend the valuable memories.”

On the Home Front

Matt manages to find time for his family and other organizations. He has been a travel soccer coach for the Fishers Soccer Club, coaching teams for both of his kids, Clay, a seventh grader at HSE Junior High and Emily, a sophomore at Cathedral. Since Matt gives back to the community so eagerly it’s not surprising that his wife, Kim Troyer, also contributes her time. Her main community involvement is at the Christamore House Guild, where she is also a member. She also volunteers with the Geist Half wherever she is needed such as with handing out flyers, filing in at packet pick-up, or delivering coffee to early morning volunteers on race day. She is also active with the Fishers Soccer Club, serving as a team manager for many years. Kim, a realtor, has worked as an independent broker for 13 years. As of last year, she has joined Keller Williams and is enjoying her new affiliation. She says, “It’s a great group of people to work with.” At only 42 years of age, Matt has accomplished a lifetime of achievements. While his friends and associates at Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, the Town of Fishers, Prevail Inc., Hamilton Southeastern School Foundation, and Geist Half Marathon all rave about Matt, perhaps his biggest fans are at home. His wife Kim admires his ability to approach all facets of life in a creative way. “The best way to sum up how I feel about Matt is that he is a great support network whether it is for his friends, his family, co-workers, or those that he volunteers with for Geist Half or any of the other boards.”

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Janet Striebel is a Fishers resident and freelance writer. She and her husband, Doug have three children: Ryan, Jessica, and Justin. She has been writing for neighboring atGeist.com for over seven year and claims that the best part is meeting all the interesting people in her community.

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Technology Simplifying Fitness | Sean Mulroy Last month, as the confetti was flying in Times Square, approximately 800 million people- give or take a few million- across the United States made New Year’s Resolutions that included the words “exercise” “weight loss” “eat better” “run marathon” “climb Everest” or some combination thereof. Roughly a week later, around 799,900,000 of those same people had already given up on their resolutions as a lost cause. However, innovations in an area recently dubbed “wearable tech” might just help a few of the resolution-breakers out there to persevere, avoid those Oreos, keep the new treadmill from becoming an expensive clothes rack and hit their 2013 goals. Below, we’re going to take a look at a few of the new options out there.

Jawbone Up

The first piece is from longtime Bluetooth headset maker, Jawbone. Originally introduced in 2011, the Up was subsequently taken off the market due to a variety of technical issues that were reported by users. However, Jawbone retooled, corrected the issues and re-launched in time for the 2012 holiday season. Designed to be worn on the wrist, the Up is a flexible bracelet with a removable endcap that hides a USB port used for both syncing the device to your phone as well a charging the device – something that Jawbone states needs to be done about every 10 days. Using the device is dead simple; you just wear it and it keeps track of all of your activity, including walking, climbing stairs and sleeping. Used in conjunction with a companion app on your iPhone (Jawbone states that an Android app is coming soon), the Up is supposed to help you live an overall healthier lifestyle by providing total activity tracking, giving you an instant – and constantly updated – picture of what you are (and are not) doing every day.

Nike Fuel Band

Following the form of the Up, but adding function, athletic wear giant Nike jumped into the game slightly more than a year ago with the Nike+ Fuel Band. Like Up, it’s meant to be worn on the wrist throughout the day where it keeps track of all of your activities. Unlike the Up however, the Fuel Band features an LED display that allows users quickly see where they stand in relation to a pre-set activity goal (it also can show you the time, making for a conversation-starting timepiece). Additionally, the Fuel Band can both wirelessly sync data to your iPhone or it can plug into your PC or Mac to upload the Nike+ app so you can visualize your progress. Nike also introduced the concept of NikeFuel, a “universal metric of activity” that is supposed to be more applicable different body types than the more traditional

“calories burned” metric. As you might guess, the Fuel Band is designed to track a variety of athletic activity, including not only running and walking but also things like basketball and dance.

FitBit One, FitBit Flex

The third option takes a different tack and moves away from the wristband and to a clip-on piece that looks similar to a simpler pedometer. While the FitBit One is the lowest price option of the group (retailing for $100) with a unique style that is reminiscent of a clothespin, it’s functionally very similar to the other devices. The FitBit simply clips on and tracks daily activities – like the Up, it’s focused on more on walking, stairclimbing (via a built-in altimeter) and sleep monitoring, than the more athletically-inclined FuelBand. Syncing the device to your computer or phone allows a web app to visually showcase your progress as well as providing a place to input and track food consumption. FitBit offers a few options that serve to differentiate it beyond the simple design aesthetic as well. An Android app in addition to the standard iPhone sync opens up a wealth of other devices compatible with the One, while a WiFienabled scale gives you an easy option for automatically syncing all of you vital measurements like weight and BMI in addition to all of your moving around. Additionally, FitBit introduced their own wristband, the FitBit Flex, at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show that features passive, wireless sync – meaning that it uploads your activity automatically, ensuring you have an always-current record of your progress. While these are some of the more high-profile tech gadgets that are targeted at the fitness arena, it’s only a small slice of what is in the market or coming soon. GPS watches have been around for several years and are only getting more advanced, a wealth of apps for your smartphone are continually being introduced and refined while workout clothing that tracks activity and wirelessly updates your personal database is in development. Regardless of which approach suits your needs the best, undoubtedly your physician will approve of the activity – and you just might have some fun doing it. Now, if you’ll excuse me, my Fuel meter is getting low and there’s a wireless scale calling my name. I’ve gotta get moving!

Jawbone Up – jawbone.com/up Nike Fuel Band – www.nike.com/us/en_us/lp/nikeplus-fuelband FitBit One – www.fitbit.com/one FitBit Flex – www.fitbit.com/flex Runkeeper – runkeeper.com Endomondo – www.endomondo.com Sean has worked in the technology industry even longer than the 8 years he and his family have lived in Fishers.

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Danielle “Danie” Leever, owner of Best of What’s Around, with a refinished piece. cards you can purchase for those loved ones who are hard to buy for – just in the nick of time for Valentine’s Day. Just remember, Grandpa would be happier to look down and see his old rocking chair with a new finish than to have it sitting in your basement piled up with your high school yearbooks and some old curtains. Take a picture of it to Danie, and she will give you a quote of what it will cost you to bring the piece back to life! Clark A. Edwards is National Portfolio Manager for TransFirst, LLC. He was born and raised in Irvington and is a Graduate of Indiana University. He is a 20 year resident of Fishers where he resides wih his wife and two young sons. He can be reached at clark.edwards@sbcglobal.net.

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book benefit & bazaar | Laurie Quinn Love shopping? Love giving to a good cause? Then we have an event for you! On Saturday, February 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hamilton East Public Library on 5 Municipal Drive in Fishers, Indiana, the MOMS Club® of Fishers-Northeast will be hosting the Book Benefit & Bazaar. The money made from this event supports early literacy programs and youth services at the Hamilton East Public Library. The event is free to enter and will feature over 35 vendors with a wide selection of products and creations for the family and home, as well as items and information about local and at-home businesses. Event proceeds will directly support youth services at the library. Last year, the amount of $1,000 was donated.

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All attendees can enter a raffle to win gift baskets filled with a variety of items from local vendors and businesses. There were some amazing baskets last year ranging in value from $75-$200. So what exactly is the MOMS Club®? It is an international not-for-profit support group for stay-at-home moms, including those with home-based businesses and those who work part time but are also at home with their children during the week. There are three local MOMS Clubs® chapters in Fishers – Northeast, Southeast, and West. The Northeast chapter is currently participating in several service projects in addition to the Book Benefit & Bazaar. These include pop tab collection for the Ronald McDonald House, food donations to Fishers United Methodist Church’s Come-to-Me Food Pantry, and making items for Riley Hospital for Children’s Cheer Guild. There will be members present at the Book Benefit & Bazaar to provide information about the organization.

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“We asked families what they wanted in a hospital. Now we’re excited to show you the result.” The new St.Vincent Fishers Hospital opens April 8.Get a sneak peak— attend our Pre-Opening Event on March 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Recently, St.Vincent Medical Center Northeast asked families: What do you want in a hospital? Your response came loud and clear: You wanted a healthcare destination focused on wellness and prevention as well as medical treatment. Now it’s coming in the new St.Vincent Fishers Hospital, which includes: • 50 beautiful patient rooms, including 10 birthing suites where moms can labor, deliver and recover all in one room • More physicians providing expanded services and surgical procedures

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