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DINNER OPTIONS Writer / Pat Carlini . Photographer / Hannah Switzer

Bento Café – Asian Bistro & Sushi 9778 East 116th St., Fishers

In the mood for sushi on Valentine’s Day? Stop by the recently opened Bento Café. “Bento” means boxed meal in Japanese, and it’s a great way to sample a variety of menu items i n one sitting. They also offer a variety of sushi rolls with fun names; and Valentine’s day may be the perfect time to share the Sweetheart roll, which is shaped like hearts on a plate. You will also find the Lover’s boat, which is sushi and sashimi for tow, the Sweetie Roll, the Sexy girl roll and the OMG roll! Hip and comfortable, Bento café is a good choice for Valentine’s Day!

Stone Creek Dining Company 13904 Town Center Blvd., Noblesville

In Hamilton Town Center is another great choice for a romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day. The bar area is a popular choice for the couples who just want to share cocktails and appetizers. You can also check out the fashionable dining area for salmon, bistro steak bites and campfire fettuccine. Stone Creek also offers some gluten free items which are great for the sensitive Valentines. 4 / NOBLESVILLE COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER / FEBRUARY 2015 / atNoblesville.com


The Gathering Bistro and Pub

11705 Fox Road, Geist The Gathering may be known for its Bloody Mary bar on weekends, but they will offering up some fine dining for Valentine’s Day. Live music will greet guests at the door, and couples can choose from a specific selection of soups, salads, appetizers, entrees and desserts. Toast with a glass of wine or head to the bar to enjoy a nice selection of craft beers on tap.

Broadway Diner

426 E. Broadway, Fortville For a small town diner experience – with a menu that is sure to please – try the Broadway Diner for Valentine’s Day. The locals come for the fresh, made- daily French onion soup and the pork tenderloin with fried mushrooms. But this quaint little spot offers up a wide variety of steak dinners, pasta dishes and seafood. On Valentine’s Day expect some special pairings of menu items for two, followed by the featured dessert of the evening. Get their early for a good seat!

Murphy’s Pub

11650 Olio Road, Fishers Murphy’s Pub is the perfect choice for couples looking for a casual and cozy choice for Valentine’s Day. The restaurant is making the night extra special by offering all the ladies a fresh rose as they come through the door. Guests can enjoy a steak or a pork tenderloin with onion rings followed by a glass of wine for a toast. If you and your date want to skip the wine, you can enjoy one of Murphy’s many craft beers.

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Matteo’s Ristorante Italiano

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40 North 9th St., Noblesville

Peterson’s will be celebrating Valentine’s Day in its usual elegant style with a menu created especially for the big night. Known for aged steaks, seafood, and beautiful grand finale desserts, this posh spot never seems to disappoint for special occasions. Be sure to ask the sommelier to pick a great Champagne or sparkling wine for that special Valentine’s Day toast at the end of your meal!

Just off the Noblesville square is a popular choice for those looking for a Valentine’s Day spot with good food and a romantic atmosphere. Servers in bow ties will be passing around some of Matteo’s most popular Italian pastas and seafood dishes. There is a special dessert pairing which will be available for the night: Fango chocolate cake with ice cream paired with sparking wine for two. Now that’s amoré! (not shown)

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I LOVE HOMETOWN MUSIC MONTH LEGACY KEEPERS DECLARES FEBRUARY “I LOVE HOMETOWN MUSIC MONTH” A month-long series of events is planned to celebrate the local music scene. How many famous musicians can you name Presenting partners include: the Logan from your hometown? Well, if you are from Street Sanctuary (Americana), the Wafford Noblesville, more than likely you named Theater (Classic Movie Musicals), Roots multi-platinum country artist Steve Wariner. of Life Community Congregation (Old It might come as a surprise, however, to Time Gospel), the Hedgehog Musical learn how many other towns around the Showcase (Great American Songbook Hoosier state have produced their own gold & Bluegrass), and The ‘Ville Restaurant and platinum artists. (Classic County & Folk). Shows include local musicians and songwriters including To celebrate Hometown Hoosiers who John Gilmore, Bob Foster, Michael Davis, musically make things happen, Legacy Dan Wethington and more. Keepers – a Central Indiana educational nonprofit group headquartered in Noblesville CDs for sale by local musicians will be – is partnering with the Hamilton East available for purchase at the events, as Public Library to declare February as “I Love well as at the Nickel Plate Arts, Center Hometown Music Month.” Stage Vintage Guitars and Legacy Keepers General Store. A portion of proceeds will As part of the celebration, the library will benefit the Legacy Keepers Bluegrass Boot maintain a special display of recordings Camp Scholarship Fund. and books pertaining to Indiana musicians. Some famous and some not-so-famous More information can be found online at artists will all be part of an educational HamiltonCountyCalendars.com, HEPL effort to bring new awareness to local lobby or website, Facebook page for Legacy venues that support and showcase music, Keepers, and in the Legacy Keepers General while contributing vibrancy and livability to Store located inside Whimzy at 940 Logan the place Hoosiers call “home.” St., Kiosk 51, Noblesville. Writer / Janet Gilray

FAMOUS HOOSIER ARTISTS THE HOOSIER HOTSHOTS Arcadia SANDI PATTY Anderson BILL GAITHER Alexandria CRYSTAL GAYLE Wabash CONNIE SMITH Elkhart WES MONTGOMERY Indianapolis KENNETH “BABYFACE” EDMONDS Indianapolis YANK RACHELL Indianapolis JOSHUA BELL Bloomington JOHN MELLENCAMP Seymour

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Noblesville resident Dan Wethington plays banjo for bluegrass band, Cornfields and Crossroads

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Kids looking to make a few extra dollars while having fun can run their own table at the Kids Helping Kids Indoor Garage Sale. Not only will children be able to earn the money from the items they sell, but the Noblesville Parks and Recreation will benefit from admissions, table rental and donations made. Tables must be registered by Feb. 17 at noon. To register go to cityofnoblesville.org/Parks or call the Park’s office at 317-770-5750.

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General admission $1 Cost per table: $12 Noblesville residents, $17 non-residents.

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FEBRUARY LOCAL EVENTS SUPERHERO TRAINING CAMP AT FISHERS PUBLIC LIBRARY

Calling all superheroes! Are you ready to fight crime and have a good time? Then come test your super abilities Feb. 4 at Fishers Public Library Superhero Training Camp! You’ll learn how to become faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and how to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Don’t miss out on this super-fun event! Masks and capes are welcome. Training will be from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

VALENTINE’S DAY CUPCAKES AT HAMILTON EAST PUBLIC LIBRARY

Come learn how to make delicious, beautiful cupcakes Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, you can amaze and astound your family and friends with these delectable treats. Naturally, everyone will have to sample the cupcakes after making them. To be sure that there will be enough supplies on hand, please register each attendee separately. If you would like to take two cupcakes home, bring a plastic container to the class. Also, please provide a valid email address to receive confirmation of your registration. Register online at nobl.ent.sirsi.net.

STRAWTOWN ENCLOSURENATIVE AMERICAN VILLAGE TOURS

The Strawtown Enclosure interpretive staff will be conducting tours of the Strawtown Enclosure, a Native American village that was inhabited over 700 years ago. During these tours there will be discussion about the Native Americans who built and used the enclosure, and you can see some of the artifacts recovered by archaeologists. The tours will begin inside the Taylor Center of Natural History and include a short stroll to the village site. For more information, please call 317-774-2574. Tour are every Wednesday from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Thursday 2 – 3 p.m. 12308 E. Strawtown Ave., Noblesville.

MAPLE SYRUP PROGRAM AT BRAY FAMILY HOMESTEAD PARK

Get “sappy” with Hamilton County Parks Feb. 28. The staff will be demonstrating the tapping process on some of the same trees that the Bray Family tapped over the last 150 years. Traditional and modern equipment used in the process will be featured as well as information about the folklore, history and facts about maple trees. During this open-house styled program, visitors will rotate through the Maple Grove, the Sugar Shack, and the Sugar Store which takes about an hour total. Dress for the weather and potentially muddy conditions. Tours are open from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and take about an hour. Register by emailing cool.naturecenter@hamiltoncounty.in.gov or call 317-7742500. The Bray Family Homestead is located at 4528 Sheridan Ave., Noblesville.

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DAVID BECKER, CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF FIRST INTERNET BANK Writer / Kara Reibel

College Mentors for Kids Sixth Annual Inspire Awards Lifetime Achievement Award winner opens up about his business experience and who have been his mentors. “They can’t eat you.” This valuable piece of advice from David Becker’s grandfather is possibly one of the most unforgettable phrases of truth in business. Shared when Becker started his first company, “Remember, whatever happens, they can’t eat you. You as a person will always survive, and you can start over.” These words of wisdom set the stage of an already independent thinker, solidifying the fearlessness to step forward. Growing up in Speedway, Becker had the unique experience of living near the track when crews rented out the surrounding garages of homes during the month of May. “As kids, we were allowed to stay out until the drinking was well under way and the language turned south,” recalls Becker.

like a working MBA,” states Becker. He quickly hit the ceiling, stagnating where he could have coasted for years, but that didn’t fit his style. Confirming this feeling, Becker met CEO Jack Welch during a company seminar in Chicago. Welch concluded his speech by asking if there were any questions. In a sea of suits, only one arm raised, Becker’s. No one ever questioned Jack. As Becker’s boss, seated next to him, was covertly yet frantically trying to get him to lower his arm, Welch called on him. After answering Becker’s proposed question, Welch called him up to the stage. “No one ever raises their hand to ask a question. I commend you for being brave enough to ask. And it was a GOOD question,” said Welch to Becker off to the side of the stage.

After seventh grade, Becker’s family moved to Monrovia, where Becker graduated from high school. “I thought we had moved to Green Acres,” shares Becker. It was here in Monrovia where Becker developed an appreciation of land and space, influencing his current home built on 150 acres. Becker opted not to accept a highly-coveted spot with the United States Coast Guard Academy and instead attended DePauw University. He listened to his gut again four years later, deciding not to go to law school, just three weeks before graduation. “It may have been impulsive, but I just knew where I was supposed to go, or more so where I was not intended to go,” said Becker. His first job was with General Electric Credit Corporation. “This experience was TOWNEPOST NETWORK / FEBRUARY 2015 / TownePost.com

This event confirmed what Becker already knew. He was not meant to be a sheep. He was a shepherd. Having absorbed as much as he could at GE, he sought his next experience. It was through the challenge of finding an adequate computer system for credit unions in Indiana that Becker found himself launching out on his own. After working with the Indiana Credit Union Trade Association during the deregulation phase of the early ‘80s, Becker wrote a business plan on how to solve their problem. The solution was simple and outlined in his business proposal. Upon presenting the business plan to the credit union, it was clear that the union had no idea what to do with a business plan. Evident that this was going nowhere, Becker promptly quit his job and formed a company on his own. He would solve the computer problem and the credit unions would become his clients.


Becker found a guy in Michigan to sell him what he needed at wholesale. Without first solidifying capital, Becker immediately got into his car and drove straight up to Michigan to forge the deal, arriving at 9 p.m. The meeting wrapped up at 1 a.m, and with his brain in overdrive with what he was taking on, he drove home. “I think the most influential mentors in my life were my parents and my grandfather,” said Becker. “My grandfather [with a seventh grade education] was one of the most successful businessmen I have ever met in all kinds of different industries, and my parents instilled me in from a very early age that my only limitation in life was me and my belief in myself. They gave me a lot of independence as a child and taught me the responsibilities that went along with that independence. I have always felt that if I put my mind to something and worked hard enough, I could accomplish almost anything.” This conviction held true, for several tech companies later, First Internet Bank was started. It’s ironic that he runs a tech-based, banking business. During his DePauw days, Becker would pay a frat brother to punch in his codes for a computer class. “I hated computers, I swore I would never do anything with computers,” said Becker. Not only that, he used to make fun of bankers. “They love widgets and something tangible,” said Beckers. “First Internet Bank is intellectual property. Acquiring capital was next to impossible without a brick and mortar location.” Becker’s oldest son, Jason, said, “Dad, the last thing I ever thought you’d be is a banker.” “My style of management is a massive change for the conservative banking industry,” said Becker. “The mantra at First Internet Bank is, ‘The only constant is change.’” The traditional banking model focuses on maintaining status quo. “A local bank did a year-end shareholder press release talking about the great success they had growing

their assets close to 5 percent over the past year. We grow more than that on a quarterly basis,” states Becker, “We are changing the way consumers handle their financial needs, practically on a daily basis.” Becker has kept his NASDAQ-traded First Internet Bank headquartered here, in Indiana, recently occupying a long-vacant Fishers building near I-69 and 116th Street. When asked in New York City why he would have his headquarters in Indiana, Becker’s response was, “Why not?! I can be anywhere in a couple of hours, the Midwest work ethic is good, it’s a great place to live, and the cost of living is hard to beat.” Throughout Becker’s career, he has always given back. Whether this involves his countless charitable work, assisting the entrepreneurial sector or commissioning artwork, Becker gives his time and efforts to bettering the community. “I like bouncing both ideas and problems off others to get different perspectives,” he said. “I think I get more out of the conversations than they do.” Becker’s positive influence in the community cannot be understated. When former Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith started the High Tech Task Force, Becker was immediately on board as a member. It was on this task force that Becker first met Kyle Salyers, the TownePost.com / FEBRUARY 2015 / TOWNEPOST NETWORK

senior vice president of Health Catalyst, a healthcare data and analytics company. “David is tremendously busy, yet he always makes himself available. Always,” said Salyers. “He listens, asks questions and leads you down an intentional, thoughtprovoking path. Becker exhibits great humility. He somehow makes you feel like he is the one learning and growing from the relationship. This builds great confidence and gratitude in the people around him. But ultimately, he simply takes a genuine interest in people, and for that I am grateful.” According to College Mentors for Kids, “The Inspire Awards are an opportunity to connect with other business and community leaders who value mentoring in the workplace and community.” People like Becker and a few others on that High Tech Task Force had the foresight to attract high tech companies to Indianapolis. Since that time, it is easy to track the influence and impact those individuals have made for the area. “David Becker takes the time to grow the people around him,” said Salyers. “In turn, you feel an obligation to do the same and pass along support and knowledge to others without ever asking for anything is exchange.


This is how entrepreneurial communities grow, and our community has benefited greatly from David’s example in this regard.” At the 1999 launch of First Internet Bank, which received huge international media coverage, a reporter from the BBC asked, “What do traditional banks have that you don’t have?” Becker replied, “Long lines in the lobby.” “I think I have always been an out-of-the-box thinker because I never knew there was a box,” says Becker. Each year, College Mentors for Kids hosts the Inspire Awards to recognize and celebrate workplace and community mentoring. It’s at this luncheon where David Becker will receive his award for his 30+ years inspiring and motivating others in our business community to achieve greater things. Please visit collegementors.org for additional information.

Please join us as we honor mentors who give selflessly to people in their workplace and community.

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Marian University’s Online Accelerated Nursing Program has created an alternative path into nursing for college-educated students seeking more rewarding options. This 16-month program allows students to leverage a four-year degree into a bachelor’s in nursing with top quality training through a partnership with St. Vincent Health. For one local family, this “second degree” option helped extend a family legacy of nursing and faith-inspired healthcare. Rachael Brown, a recent graduate of the Online Accelerated BSN Program, was attracted to Marian University for a number of reasons. “The Franciscan values of Marian University and those of St. Vincent Hospital are complementary, and I was drawn to their thoughtfulness in caring for a patient’s body, mind, and spirit. These are the values that I grew up with, and applying these on a daily basis in a work environment where I am truly helping people is what I knew I wanted to do.”

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Rachael attended Southern Illinois University (SIU) on a volleyball scholarship for her undergraduate degree. “At 18 years old, I had no idea what I wanted to major in. I just knew that I wanted to play volleyball,” says Rachael. But motivated by a desire to help others, Rachael had a role model in nursing close by.


Rachael’s mother, Loraine Brown, began her own career as a nurse at St. Vincent 29 years ago. Having also attended Marian University (then Marian College), she was drawn to St. Vincent for the same reasons as her daughter and now serves as Executive Director of Mission Integration for St. Vincent Hospital. “Being a nurse is so special. To serve the patient and their family is so rewarding. I don’t think of this as a job,” shares Loraine. “During a visit to Evansville, I witnessed the Sisters [The Daughters of the Poor] and nurses caring for patients, and I could see myself doing that,” shares Rachael. While having lunch with her mom in the St. Vincent Hospital cafeteria during her junior year of college, Rachael saw a Marian University table. “I picked up a brochure on the online accelerated program and started asking questions,” adds Rachael.

The Marian University Online Accelerated BSN Program is an intense, yet flexible, 16-month commitment. Lectures are online, with hands-on classroom exercises and clinical training at St. Vincent Hospital. “I graduated from SIU in May and started with Marian in August,” says Rachael. “The real-world clinicals at St. Vincent were great. The nurses and staff were very welcoming. It is a teaching hospital, and we were able to work closely with the wonderful nurses there. We gained confidence every day,” shares Rachael. Students of the accelerated nursing program come from a wide array of backgrounds, ages, and experience, but they share the desire to pursue meaningful work in a highly sought-after field. “In my class, there were students like me who just graduated from a four-year college,

a lawyer who practiced for 15 years, an Army Ranger, former teachers, an engineer and a marketing executive. All were making a career change,” shares Rachael. Marian University’s Online Accelerated BSN program exposes their students to a multitude of options for careers in nursing without having to start over in a traditional program. With Marian University’s close relationship with St. Vincent, students are trained with state-of-the-art technology alongside some of the best healthcare practitioners in the country. Nursing remains among the nation’s fastest-growing careers; through Marian’s innovative approach, students earn a second degree for a second chance at success. For more information or to apply to Marian University’s Online Accelerated BSN program, visit mariannursing.com/ stvincent or call 866-890-9765.

“THE GRATITUDE IS INDESCRIBABLE. NURSES WORK SO HARD, AND THEN YOU GET THANKED BY A PATIENT AND IT MAKES IT ALL WORTH IT.” - RACHAEL BROWN

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Writer / Bethann Buddenbaum

Being an active community participant is nothing new to Scoty’s Brewhouse. So it makes sense that the local restaurant chain chose to involve the community when it decided to update its 96th Street location. Scoty’s Brewhouse is currently running a social crowdfunding campaign with the hopes of raising $750,000 from Hoosier donors. Tis investment will allow Scoty’s to remodel its Northside restaurant, pay back a current debt at a lower rate and involve the community in the company’s growth.

to provide loans for “brick and mortar” remodels. What is a successful business to do when it is too big for SBA loans and too small for private equity? In Scoty’s case, they decided to turn to the very people who made the restaurant chain successful to begin with: Its loyal customers.

Scot Wise – the president and CEO of a Pots & Pans Production, which is the parent management company for Scoty’s Brewhouse and Tr3e Wise Men Brewing Company – saw Localstake as an opportunity to explore non-traditional ways of funding his business.

Partnering with Indianapolis-based crowdfunding platform Localstake, Scoty’s is asking individual investors to fund this remodel and other working capital expenditures. In return for their dollars, Localstake investors do not just receive an incentive or a product; they also receive a fnancial return on their investment. Scoty’s is ofering a revenue share opportunity. Te company will pay investors 5 percent of monthly revenues over a period of fve years until they have been paid 1.5 times their original investment.

“It’s not a traditional ‘going to a bank’ world anymore,” said Wise. “Afer coming out of the last recession, I had to think of new ways to grow. We used personal investors for previous store growth. For instance, in Fort Wayne, six doctors got behind bringing a Scoty’s restaurant there. Tey own a percentage of that restaurant. Now there’s a group in Evansville looking to do the same thing. In this new world, Localstake makes a lot of sense.”

Since Scoty’s Brewhouse on 96th Street was opened in 2006, the company feels that it’s now time for a “major remodel.” Te renovated space is slated to contain a pizza oven and a whole new look for customers, which includes doors that open up the patio. Te remodel is also expected to increase Te idea for the campaign came via one of efciencies to improve the speed of service. Scoty’s vendors, Moody’s Butcher Shop. Moody’s completed its own Localstake Despite having one of its most successful campaign in May 2014. Te funding years in its 18-year business history, Scoty’s gave Moody’s the chance to expand its faces challenges in funding its planned operations by opening a third retail store renovation because banks are not inclined located in Center Grove.

Securing funding via the Localstake platform is similar to other crowdfunding marketplaces like Kickstarter or Indiegogo. However, Localstake focuses solely on raising funds and investing in private businesses. Te investments are regulated, and they are ofen locally-focused. In the case of the Scoty’s Brewhouse Localstake opportunity, only Indiana residents can invest.

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Te Scoty’s brand is well known in Indiana, from the college towns where the restaurants were frst established, to the cities where its young customers move to fnd jobs and start families. Wise and his staf are also active on social media, and the company frequently creates promotions that give back to the community, such as ofering free lunches to kids when Indianapolis area school districts closed

due to weather. Te restaurant experience coupled with these positive social connections have created a dedicated customer base for Scoty’s. “Te reason that I like how Localstake does this is that investors are not just geting 1.5 times their money back,” said Wise. “Localstake incentivizes people to give more. Te perks that I get to give at a restaurant level are larger. Using this

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11TH ANNUAL PINK PAJAMA PARTY TO BENEFIT INDIANA WOMEN IN NEED

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As the primary caregivers, women diagnosed with breast cancer ofen fnd For the 11th year, the Indiana Women In themselves unable to take care of their Need (I.W.I.N) Foundation will host the families, and most women will ofen not annual Pink Pajama Party Feb. 20-21 to ask for help. Treatments can be very timebeneft women in Indiana that have been consuming because of having to travel away diagnosed with or are being treated for from home for treatment. Ofentimes, the breast cancer. Tis two day event – held at cancer prevents women from going to their the Indianapolis North Marriot at Keystone jobs, which can lead to a loss of income or at the Crossing – will allow women to relax, even the ability to support their families. be pampered and enjoy a fun evening of More women are being diagnosed with dancing and music well into the morning in breast cancer every year. In Indiana alone, pink pajamas. that number is around 4,000, and so the need for I.W.I.N. Foundation’s mission is For the 2015 party, the foundation invites more important than ever. women who have been former recipients, friends and family of breast cancer patients “In our frst year, we helped three women, and any woman that likes to party with a and now we have helped 493 women purpose, especially in her pink pajamas. ranging in ages from 18 to 90 years old, Women can enjoy great food, pink cocktails, which is truly gratifying,” said Sue Wynne, shop at an extensive silent auction and enjoy the I.W.I.N. operations director. “One of our complimentary spa services. Ten guests current recipients had this to say about her will dance to the music of Living Proof experience with the I.W.I.N. Foundation: ‘I and aferward move to the lounge to enjoy would like to thank I.W.I.N. for the grant I music by singer and songwriter Chad Mills. received. I live in La Porte County and have

been traveling to Indianapolis almost every week since April 2014 for treatments of breast cancer. I’m on a fxed income so the gas cards have been a tremendous help so I could receive the care I need.’” According to Wynne, the majority of applications are seeking help with transportation in the form of gas cards as well as gif cards for meals. She added, “Most importantly, so far we have never had to turn anyone away.” Women diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing treatment that would like to receive assistance can go to the foundation’s website and apply for a grant. Te grant process is on a four to six week waiting list. For a complete list of services ofered, more information, to apply for a grant and register for the event, visit iwinfoundation.org. Most defnitely time for a Pink Pajama Party!

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It just so happens that Kasey is the dog who inspired “Kasey’s Kloset,” a resale/fundraising shop benefiting the Humane Society for Hamilton County. The shop recently changed its name to Tattle Tails and has reemerged as part of Noblesville’s newest resale mall at 2350 East Conner Street. Not only that, Kasey and ‘his person’ boast that 100 percent of the store’s net proceeds go to help animals at the Humane Society for Hamilton County. It all started in early 2014, when Kasey’s owner, Lisa Bednar Cook, retired from a successful 25 year career with Eli Lilly and Company. The way Cook explains it, she was fortunate to own a closet full of very nice work clothes — and lucky to no longer need them. While cleaning closets in her early days of newfound leisure, Cook decided to explore consigning her business wardrobe items and soon after did just that. No sooner had she picked up her first check than thoughts of helping animals less fortunate than her own beloved pets occurred to her.

a little Sheltie named “Kasey” could talk, he might start by saying, “I’m the Sheltie that all the dogs at the shelter are wagging about.” So what’s so special about Kasey, and why does he go to the shelter so often when he has such a loving owner?

“I was [suddenly] intrigued by generating what I considered to be ‘free money,’” said Cook. “That is when I decided I wanted to do something with the proceeds, something that mattered. It took me about a second to be sure. I wanted it to be something for animals. I simply love animals, and anyone who knows me knows that I am crazy about dogs—all dogs. It took literally the few minutes I spent walking to my car with that first check in hand to get me started thinking about something bigger.”

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Soon, Cook was asking friends to donate clothing to consign at local shops. She printed flyers and cards as she launched a fullblown resale staging area in her garage, naming it for her pet, Kasey’s Kloset. As items sold, she used the proceeds to purchase things she saw on the Humane Society’s Wish List. Then, as Kasey rode with her, they delivered the purchases to the shelter. Tails began to wag! With the help of friends, the project grew, and before too long, extra items started piling up as store buyers can be very discriminating and friends were quite generous. To Cook, it seemed that there was a lot of value being left on the table, but the problem was figuring out a way to extract it. In a matter of time, she would discover a way.

members, who also donated time and talents. The shop proudly features gently used women’s and men’s clothing, accessories, shoes, coats and hats, plus home décor, furniture, area rugs, and many unique one-of-a kind gifts. As of Nov. 1, Tattle Tales has been open for business and accepting tax deductible donations seven days a week at 2350 East Conner St. It is one of three anchors in the Noblesville Resale Shops, which was formerly leased to Honda Motorcycles. Other anchors include Carolyn’s Consignments and FairyTales, a children’s resale shop.

“After my third or fourth drop of Wish List items purchased for the shelter, I thought I should introduce myself. After all, the donation cycle was working well, and I believed it would continue to do so. When I met the Manager of Community Outreach at the time, Amanda Ryan, I mentioned that I thought there was something that could be done with my growing inventory, but I wasn’t sure exactly what it was. She suggested that I meet with Carolyn Harlow, the owner of Carolyn’s Consignments, and a big Humane Society supporter.” Harlow was out of town when Cook stopped by, but Harlow called Cook soon after. Harlow had been attending a meeting of the National Association of Resale and Thrift Stores and coincidentally had just been hearing of the many ways that resale shops were supporting non-profits. The two women began to develop a proposal and soon presented it to HCHS leadership.

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As details and legalities were smoothed out, Cook and Kasey continued gathering items from generous friends and family

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THINK PINK! Think Pink! Not as in Valentine’s Day, but rather let’s think pink as in Race for the Cure! The 24th Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is April 18. What better way to pink out than

to train and take part in this great cause? Yes, it’s the month of chocolate, romance, and Champagne, but we need to think ahead. So grab your pink workout gear and join us in

Our very own Tom Britt, publisher of the TownePost Network, is teaming up with Toni Folzenlogel to co-captain this team. Folzenlogel (sounds like “frozen bagel”) has been involved with this event for years. She’s excited to join forces with Tom to raise what we hope will be a great amount of money! An enthusiastic Toni told us, “Tom makes everything fun, and I’m sure this will be no exception!” Here’s the rub… while they may have fantastic resumes in the publication and design biz, they are no runners! They do know how to have a good time though! Their training will NOT take place in a gym: Their idea is a little more fun. They want to have “training sessions” leading up to the race at local watering holes. What? Raising money for a good cause AND meeting in local bars: This sounds like our kind of race!

Townies for Tatas team captains Toni Folzenlogel and Tom Britt (center) rallied supporters at Casler’s Kitchen & Bar for a kick-off training session.

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Donning our workout gear (for no real reason as it turned out), we joined the kickoff party with our corporate team, Townies for Tatas. At this first of many “training sessions,” we raised our glasses pledging our commitment to the success of the inaugural Townies for Tatas Race for the Cure. Our goal? Raise over $10,000 and have a good time doing it! Joining in on this fun is easy. “Like” the Townies for Tatas Facebook page to get notifications on all upcoming training sessions. Go ahead - press that “Like” button. Visit TowniesForTatas.com to join our team or donate! Not a runner? No worries, neither are we! We don’t just need runners, we need donations! Any support in the fight against breast cancer is most welcome. Whether you choose to donate anonymously or in someone’s honor or memory, all online contributions are a simple click away. There’s even an option to donate $24 in

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Wanna join our team? Yay! Help us reach our goal to be the biggest team possible to run the 2015 race! It’s only $30 to participate and includes a Race shirt and bib number. Survivors can join for $25 and receive a pink hat, a pink survivor shirt, and a pink bib number for the race. Can’t make it for Race Day? Join us in spirit! For $35 you can Sleep in for the Cure! You’ll receive a Race shirt and Sn00ze bib, which will be mailed to you after the Race!

Put your pink on, and let’s join forces and put the fun in fundraising this year! Make sure to join us at the training sessions! We’ll be posting pics and updates of this team’s training “progress” over the next few months. Bring a friend or come by yourself. You’ll have fun either way. As always… CHEERS to the Townies for Tatas FUNdraiser!

Remember, it’s your entry fee that gets us to the starting line, and it’s your fundraising effort that will help us find a cure. We need you to take the challenge to raise funds and see the impact you can make. You can easily give an additional gift or invite a few of your friends to donate or join this team! So you are already on a team? AWESOME! You can still sign up for your personal team and join

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You and your family are invited for some fun on the Noblesville Parks park bus trips. From March to October, there will be one trip each month, and in December, there will be a Christmas shopping trip in Chicago. For more information and to register for the trips, go to noblesvilleparks.org or call 317-776-6350.

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