Plainfield Chamber of Commerce

March 25, 2014

Grow Your Business University Weekly Quotes:


"Trust and reputation are not discretionary. They are as necessary in business as the people in whom they reside." Tony Alessandra


"People buy from those they know like and trust. Without trust you have no business." – Jack Klemeyer



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See photos of the latest Chamber events and post your own news, events and photos on our Facebook page!

Chamber scholarship applications now available

The Plainfield Chamber of Commerce is continuing its scholarship program in 2014. The Chamber will be awarding two $2,500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors and an additional $2,500 scholarship for an adult student. New this year, the Chamber will also be offering a $2500 vocational scholarship.

Selection criteria and application requirements can be found on the attached applications. These applications are also available for download at Interested applicants must submit all required materials no later than noon on Friday, April 18, 2014.


Scholarship recipients will be requested to attend the Chamber Membership Meeting on Tuesday, May 20 to be recognized for the award and their achievements. The scholarship will be sent directly to the institution specified. 

Please direct any questions to the Chamber at (317) 839-3800 or

Quaker Day Parade Theme Contest

The Plainfield Chamber of Commerce has announced a Quaker Day Parade Theme Contest for the 2014 parade. The contest is open to all ages and will run through April 14. The winning entry will receive a pizza party for up to 15 people at Plainfield Chicago’s Pizza and a $50 Chamber Buck$ certificate good at over 40 Plainfield businesses. See the attached entry form for full details.

2014 Excelerate Hendricks County

Save the date for Excelerate Hendricks County, Celebration of Small Business on May 8 from 3-7 p.m. at The Palms in Plainfield. For more information contact Cathy Myers at (317) 918-0334 or

Relay for Life

Relay For Life in Plainfield will be June 6-7 at Hummel Park. The next Relay For Life meetings are on April 14 at the Plainfield Library. The committee meets at 6 p.m. and the team meeting is at 7 p.m. All are welcome to come and learn more about what Relay For Life is and what the American Cancer Society does. If you have questions contact Rhonda Hall at (317) 501-3530 or visit


Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature awareness event which brings the community together in the fight to end cancer. The event allows participants to: Celebrate. Remember. and Fight Back. Learn more about the American Cancer Society at

Scott Professional MBA Open Houses

Do you want to move ahead? Indiana State University’s Professional MBA program in Plainfield allows you to balance work, family AND school. Classes for this uniquely designed two-year program are held one night a week in ten week semesters. Open houses are scheduled in your area throughout April and May for a fall 2014 start. RSVP to or by calling (317) 662-0004. For more information, visit

Open houses in your area:
April 15, 5:00 p.m., Metropolis Mall Event Center, Plainfield
April 21, 5:00 p.m., Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce
April 24, 5:00 p.m., Comfort Suites, Brownsburg
April 30, 5:00 p.m., Metropolis Mall Event Center, Plainfield
May 6, 6:00 p.m., Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce
May 12, 6:00 p.m., Metropolis Mall Event Center, Plainfield

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Have a news item or upcoming event to share? Email us at and we'll be happy to put it in the Chamber newsletter, on our website and on our Facebook page.


Next Membership Meeting

When: Tuesday, March 18 - 11:30 a.m.

Where: Plainfield Recreation & Aquatic Center

Program: Social Media presented by Launch Pad

Calendar of Events
(Click each item  for details.)

3/28 - Living Christ Lutheran Church Movie Night
4/3 - Spring Food Tasting at Chateau Thomas Winery
4/7 - Plainfield Dairy Queen Fundraiser

Chamber Staff

Executive Director, Brad DuBois

Office Manager, Donna Ornelas

Marketing Coordinator,  Rebecca Todd

Administrative Assistant, Alison Hagen

Executive Committee

President, Chris Spires


President-Elect, Heather Thompson

Hendricks Power Cooperative

Secretary, Linda Adams

Homewood Suites

Treasurer, Steve Blacketer

Larry E. Nunn & Associates

Past President, Bob Milligan

Milligan Financial Services

Board of Directors

Jeff Banning, Banning Engineering

Bart Beal, Duke Energy

Erika Bethel, Hendricks County Community Foundation

Emily Biehn, State Bank of Lizton

Tom Booher, Chicago's Pizza

Robin Brandgard, Town Council President

Bobbi Miller, Ingram Micro

John A. Hall, John Hall Construction

Becky Harris, Visit Hendricks County

Kirby Kirkpatrick, Success Express

Stan Metzger, Hendricks Regional Health

Scott Olinger, Plainfield Community School Corporation

Kevin Ponto, KP-TECH Computer Services

Rick Shaw, American Family Insurance

Tom Taulman, TKO Graphix

Don Wahle, Commercial Real Estate Consultants