Saturday, July 29 from 2-9 p.m.
Hummel Park Performing Arts Center, Plainfield, Indiana
‘Play’nfield in the Park Performing Arts Festival is celebrating their 2nd year with MORE! More performers, more variety, more entertainment and more fun for everyone. All events are FREE for the public!
Schedule for the day:
On the Main Stage Presented by Citizens Bank
Food trucks, wine and craft beer:
Events and times are subject to change.
We need volunteers!
The Chamber will be stuffing welcome bags for new Plainfield residents on Wednesday, July 26, and we are seeking volunteers. Contact Brad at email@example.com if you are available to help. We are also still accepting donations for the bags. Drop your donations (100 count), off at the Chamber office anytime before the 26th.
A first-of-its-kind event is coming to Plainfield and Hendricks County. Indiana On Tap, in partnership with the Hendricks County Chamber of Commerce and Brew Link Brewing, are excited to announce the Inaugural Hendricks County ‘Hoppy’ Halloween Craft Beer, Music & Food Festival.
This adults-only, Halloween-themed outdoor event will be held on Saturday, October 28th from 1pm – 5pm in the parking at The Shops at Perry Crossing (in Plainfield, in front of the Claddagh Irish Pub).
The event will feature approximately 20 Indiana craft breweries offering over 100 unlimited beer samples throughout the entire event, incredible music from one of Indiana’s top DJ’s, great local food from multiple central-Indiana food trucks, games, raffles, a costume contest and more!
“The Plainfield Chamber of Commerce is proud and happy to support this great event and bring Hendricks County’s first craft beer festival to the community. We are confident this will turn into an annual event to be enjoyed each and every year,” noted Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Brad Dubois.
The event is the brainchild of Plainfield’s Brew Link Brewing Co-Owner, Ruari Crabbe.
“Hendricks County hosts several festivals throughout the year, but no large-scale craft beer event. We wanted to change that. Being a community-inspired brewery, we thought this would be a great opportunity to bring the entire community and county together with great craft beer from great breweries. It was a natural fit to partner with Indiana On Tap to help lead the organization and management of this event,” shared Crabbe.
Indiana On Tap, located in Indianapolis, is the state’s leading craft beer media, marketing and events company. They plan, manage and market dozens of major craft beer events all over the state each year. In 2015, they also launched the state’s premier craft beer membership and rewards program, the Tasting Society Marketplace.
“We love Plainfield, we love Hendricks County, and we love partnering with great local businesses and organizations to create unforgettable craft beer-related events that the entire community can celebrate together,” noted Justin Knepp, Indiana On Tap Founder. “We see Hendricks County as an underserved market for a large scale event like this and couldn’t be more excited to help host an event that the entire county can get excited about every year,” he added.
Tickets for “Hoppy Halloween” are now available for purchase online, in advance, at ‘Early Bird’ pricing of just $35 for VIPs, $25 for General Admission, and just $10 for Designated Drivers—making this event one of most affordable large-scale events in greater-Indianapolis.
Attendees must be 21 years of age or older. Prizes will be given for best Halloween costumes. While costumes are encouraged, they are not required.
A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to a local Hendricks County charity still to be determined.
Early Bird tickets are now available at www.HoppyHalloweenFest.com. Support Hendricks County and get your tickets today before the event sells out.
The Kelley School of Business at IUPUI is again looking for central Indiana businesses to partner with undergraduate student teams for its renowned I-Core Program.
I-Core is a distinguishing component of the Kelley bachelor’s degree program. Junior-level students take a set of four integrated classes—marketing, finance, supply chain management and team dynamics and leadership—during a single semester. Kelley students say I-Core is one of the most meaningful experiences of their Kelley careers—a rite of passage toward understanding the business world and the value of teamwork. Company representatives say the program provides insights into future opportunities, and it allows them to think about products and services in ways they may not have before.
Students may consider new goods or services, providing a feasibility study of the new product and market. They will determine if return on investment justifies risk and capital investment.
“Students give you a new and modern perspective,” explained Daniel Reyzman, BS’10, MBA’15, senior manager, tax product at First Advantage Tax Consulting Services, LLC. “Participating in this program allowed us to build rapport with future business leaders. I believe if you can contribute to students’ growth and learning, you’re contributing to our future as a business—and the future of our economy here in central Indiana, as well.”
How to get involved
Please request and complete an application if you’d like your business to be involved. Any for-profit organization can apply. The ideal company for I-Core is an S Corporation, C Corporation or LLC that has been operating for 3 to 5 years and has shown an operating profit for at least one year.
Several teams of undergraduate students (directed by a Kelley professor) will meet with company representatives to establish projects that work to benefit the company. Students conduct research, analyze findings and provide a recommendation at the end of the semester. This provides companies with a diversity of ideas and perspectives.
Company representatives are asked to participate in an on-campus meeting to talk about the company’s current business and provide background information to help student analysis.
If you would like more information on this program, or to request an application, contact Teresa Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 317 278-9173.
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When: Tuesday, August 15 - 11:30 a.m.
Where: Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport, 8555 Stansted Rd, Indianapolis
Program: Speed Dating
Click on each event below for more information:
7/29/2017 2017 'Play'nfield in the Park' Performing Arts Festival
7/29/2017 Music on the Veranda - Park Avenue Band
7/29/2017 Simply The Best Clearance Sale Ever!
8/16/2017 Wings of Golf
8/16/2017 Developing Future Leaders with Mentoring and Coaching
8/18/2017 Music on The Veranda - Chris & The Social Studs
President/CEO, Brad DuBois
Office Manager, Donna Ornelas
Marketing/Event Coordinator, Rebecca Todd
Administrative Assistant, Jamie Bryant
Chairman, Becky Harris, Visit Hendricks County
Chairman-Elect, Emily Biehn
Secretary, Rick Shaw, American Family Insurance
Treasurer, Steve Blacketer, Kemper CPA Group
Past Chairman, Linda Adams, Homewood Suites
John Anderson, Anderson Financial Planning
Steve Bahr, Duke Energy
Mark Blade, Milestone Contractors
Tom Booher, Chicago's Pizza
Robin Brandgard, Town Council President
Joanna Carter, Plainfield-Guilford Township Library
Gary Everling, Hendricks Regional Health
John A. Hall, John Hall Construction
Chad Hauskins, Edward Jones
Lori Hiatt, Fraternal Order of Eagles
Scott Olinger, Plainfield Community Schools
Kevin Ponto, KP-TECH Computer Services
Joanie Schmidt, BMO Harris Bank
Chris Spires, Chick-fil-A
Tom Taulman, TKO Graphix
Heather Thompson, Hendricks Power