The Plainfield Chamber of Commerce will host a 2021 Quaker Day Parade Theme Contest from May 1 until May 14. The public is encouraged to submit their theme ideas by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or on the Chamber’s Facebook Page. Past themes have included “Plainfield Proud,” “Just Be Kind,” and “Salute to Service.” The winner of the contest will be chosen by the Parade Committee and will receive a ride for two on a Plainfield Fire Territory Fire Truck in the parade. The winner will be notified by May 21.
The parade will take place on Saturday, September 18 at 10 a.m. The route will be down Main Street from Duke Energy to the Al & Jan Barker Athletic Complex.
New Resident Welcome Bags donations needed!
Item drop off location: Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library
Library staff will stuff the welcome bags and Chamber volunteers will deliver them on May 26.
Plainfield Chamber members are invited to drop off their promotional items (100 items) at the Library between now and May 25 to be placed in these welcome bags. Items can include (but are not limited to):
Indiana SBDC is helping hoosier restaurants gain access to the Restaurant Revitalization Fund
The Restaurant Revitalization Fund, a program of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), provides emergency funding assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19.
This program will provide eligible businesses with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Eligible expenses include business expenses such as payroll, supplies, and operating expenses, construction of outdoor seating and some business debt. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023.
SBA will begin accepting applications on Monday, May 3, 12 PM EDT, but will only process and fund priority group applications for the first 21 days. However, all eligible applicants are encouraged to apply starting Monday, May 3, 12 PM EDT as non-priority group applications will be processed in the order received after the priority period ends. Priority groups include businesses that are at least 51% owned by one or more individuals who are women, veterans, or socially and economically disadvantaged.
A walkthrough of the application portal can be found here.
For additional information and to apply, please visit sba.gov/restaurants.
The Plainfield Chamber Farmers' Market will open on June 2 and will run through September 15, 2021. It is held each Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. on the grounds of the Plainfield Friends Church located at 105 S. East Street in Plainfield.
The Chamber is currently looking for volunteers to help at the market each Wednesday. If you volunteer to man the Chamber table at the Market, you will be free to share information about your business or organization while there.
If you are interested in being a Market Volunteer, please contact Market Master, Jamie Bryant at email@example.com.
The Indy Chamber is currently updating its regional economic development strategic plan and would like to get input from businesses around the nine-county region, independent of membership and would like your business to be represented in the data used to craft the next iteration of a regional plan. Please take a moment to complete this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AccelerateIndy2021. It will be open until Friday, May 7, 2021. The survey is intended for business owners, heads of local operations, and C-suite leaders that make decisions within the company. You may also share this survey with others in your organization’s leadership, if they might have an additional perspective, based on their unique role. All responses will be confidential. The results of the survey will be aggregated for our county, and that will help us improve our work. The county’s responses will then be aggregated into a regional data set, which will inform the economic development strategic plan of the Indy Chamber and its business units around the nine-county Indy region.
Peace Restored Annual Golf Outing
June 4, 2021
The Links at Heartland Crossing
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Plainfield Chamber Members
New job openings at Geodis
Please send any job openings your would like to advertise to firstname.lastname@example.org. Postings will appear in enews (if space is available) and on the job postings page here:
Chamber Job Postings
Have a news item or upcoming event to share? Email us at email@example.com and we'll be happy to put it in the Chamber newsletter, on our website and on our Facebook page.
NEXT MEMBER MEETING
Topic: Education Update
When: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 11:30 a.m.
Location: Former Duke Energy Event Center
Caterer: Oasis Diner
Click on each event below for more information:
5/4/2021 Visit Hendricks County Annual Meeting
5/14/2021 Hendricks Behavioral Hospital Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting
5/18/2021 May Member Meeting
President/CEO, Brad DuBois
Office Manager, Stephanie Scotten
Marketing/Event Director, Rebecca Todd
Administrative Assistant, Jamie Bryant
Chairman, Lori Lee, LJ Philanthropy
Chairman Elect, John Anderson, Anderson Financial Planning
Secretary, Ryan Rash, State Bank
Treasurer, Steve Blacketer
Past Chair, Becky Harris, Visit Hendricks County
Kim Baver, Hendricks Senior Services
Robin Brandgard, Town Council President
Danny Crum, Merritt Hall Insurance
Gary Everling, Hendricks Regional Health
Aaron Flora, Flora Brothers Painting
Mike Grabowski, Embassy Suites
John A. Hall, John Hall Construction
Becky Harris, Visit Hendricks County
Chad Hauskins, Edward Jones
Alex Hershey, The Branches Church
Nicole Kendall, First Merchants Bank
Mike Laver, Cruise Planners
Scott Olinger, Plainfield Community Schools
Jean Renk, Duke Energy
Chris Spires, Chick-fil-A
Joanna Sproull, Plainfield-Guilford Township Library
Heather Thompson, Hendricks Power