The holidays are upon us Indianapolis. This week's episode will tell you about all the behind-the-scenes working of the Circle of Lights with Downtown Indy, Inc. and we'll also introduce you to People for Urban Progress and help give you some unique gift ideas for the upcoming Christmas season.
Downtown Indy, Inc. is a great organization in Indianapolis who is charged with developing, managing, activating, and marketing downtown Indianapolis to make it a better place to work and live. We wanted to have them on the show as the city is excited about the upcoming holiday season, and every season kicks off with the Circle of Lights celebration.
Jacqueline Cromleigh Eckhardt is the Community Engagement Manager for Downtown Indy, Inc. and she has all the inside scoop on what all is going into this year's event. Plus we find out what more about what is happening to all of their old lights as they transition to new LED lights this year.
To learn more about Downtown Indy, Inc., please visit their website: http://www.downtownindy.org/
Check it out! Paul Poteet is in the studio! In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we thought it would be great to get the family together before the holiday break this week. Here are this week's Thanksgiving-themed stories for Paul Poteet on the Edge!
THANKSGIVING Dinner in Potato Chip Form from Pringles - http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/ct-thanksgiving-dinner-pringles-20171117-story.html
THANKSGIVING Dinner in Beer Form! - http://www.foodandwine.com/beer/thanksgiving-dinner-beers
And in honor of shopping and PARKING Friday - A man reported his car missing 20 years ago, but it turns out he just forgot where he parked it - http://www.viralthread.com/man-forgets-where-he-parks-his-car-then-finds-it-20-years-later/?all
People for Urban Progress (PUP) is an Indianapolis-based 501c3 non-profit that is creating a smarter and more sustainable, resilient city by combining good design with existing resources. As the buildings in our cities begin to age, sustainability isn't just about recycling, it about rethinking waste and being smart with what we have.
According to their website, they are a mashup of Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity ReStore and Shinola - and they have worked on projects like salvaging the Suber Bowl XLVI banner and the roof of the RCA Dome. They have also worked with Hinkle Fieldhouse, Old City Hall, and Bush Stadium.
Emma Hagenauer, Brand Manager, and Jessica Bricker, Director of Design + Fabrication, both work with People for Urban Progress and are coming on the show to talk about their organization and what projects they are working on for 2018!
To learn more about People for Urban Progress, please visit their website: http://www.peopleup.org/
If we believe one thing around here, it's that Indy is BOOMING - booming with growth, events, and the best people in the country. In this episode, we talk to the Indy Chamber about the latest business development news in Indianapolis. Plus Yelp Indy is back and we're previewing their annual Yelp Bazaar.
The Indy Chamber has over 3,000 business memberships and is one of the city's leading organizations that helps to strengthen the business environment, revitalize neighborhoods and enhance the region's workforce.
Michael Huber, the President and CEO of the Indy Chamber, joined the Edge of Indy this week to talk about the growing business climate and we can expect from the Indy Chamber in 2018.
Plus, we learn about some of the upcoming events on the Indy Chamber calendar!
To learn more about the Indy Chamber, please visit their website: http://www.indychamber.com/
This week on Paul Poteet on the Edge, we learn about the best cities to retire, a 25-year-old teacher has a blonde moment, and a suspect had a unique way to end his police interview. Links to the stories below!
This is the worst list of all time. Chicago is a better place to retire than San Diego. And where are The Villages?
The insurance company was handling an auto claim. They needed pictures of the "side" and the "front." This 25-year-old teacher didn't realize they meant....pictures of...the car.
The investigator asked a question and the suspect "leaned to one side and...." NOOOO!
The Yelp Totally Bazaar is one of Indy's biggest events and this year's event is only a few weeks away! This year's event takes place on December 7th at 6:30 p.m. at the Indianapolis Central Public Library.
Brittany Smith, Yelp's Associate Regional Director for Midwest Marketing & Community, joins us to talk about all the exciting things that will happen at this year's event plus she brought along a couple vendors too!
Heather Givans, Fabric Concierge and Quilter-in-Chief at Crimson Tate, and Raji Muthukrishnan, owner of Aahaa Chai, are in studio to talk about how the Yelp Totally Bazaar is one of their company's biggest and most important events of the year.
To get your tickets to this year's Yelp Totally Bazaar, please visit: https://www.yelp.com/events/indianapolis-yelps-totally-bazaar-2017-all-guests-must-rsvp
Today's show is undoubtedly going to save lives and inspire our city. We're banding together with an amazing local woman - Samantha Smith - and two groups walking beside her on a harrowing journey, that's the Indiana Blood Center and Project 44. Saving a life is really as simple as a swab of the cheek, Indy!
From moving out of a dysfunctional home at the age of fourteen to becoming a widow at the age of 24, Samantha Smith certainly knows that life is not easy. Her husband, Butler basketball star Andrew Smith, died at the age of 25 from cancer and while her husband's struggle was very public, her own struggles were not.
Samantha Smith has found a new passion and purpose to help lead others through pain and help them find their own purpose. She has now spoken to thousands of people in the last couple years and even delivered a Ted Talk.
To learn more about Samantha Smith, please visit: https://www.samanthasmithspeaks.com/
Let's just say that sometimes it is best to not have a child on Halloween, especially if your doctor is a BIG Halloween fan. Paul Poteet sure found some wacky/crazy stories for this week's Paul Poteet on the Edge!
A woman in Australia claims McDonald's employees took a bite out of her food - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5050983/McDonald-s-mother-shares-picture-half-eaten-meal.html
In Florida (of course) an actress was arrested after allegedly slamming a birthday cake on the head of her boyfriend while he tried to go to sleep. SURPRISE! -
This Doctor is a Joker! Sometimes babies are born on Halloween, and sometimes the DR showed up in costume - http://people.com/human-interest/awesome-doctor-who-dressed-up-as-the-joker-delivered-a-baby-on-halloween/
Did you know that with a simple swab of the cheek, you could potentially save a life? It's true and Angela Touseull, the Community Engagement Representative for Be The Match, joins us on the Edge of Indy to talk about how Be The Match and how their organization works to save lives every single day.
Plus Kirssi Edgington with the help of Samantha Smith, the Indiana Blood Center, and Be The Match has developed a program at Butler University called Project 44 in honor of Samantha's late husband Andrew Smith.
Project 44's goal is simple - to register enough potential donors in the Be The Match registry to save 44 lives. Right now there is a 1:430 ratio of registrants to matches in the Be The Match system, and so 18,920 new people are needed to register.
If you are interested in joining the Be The Match Registry, please visit: https://youcould.bethematch.org/
Or you can visit: https://www.butler.edu/project44
Or you can text 'ANDREW' to 38470 to get more information.
Be sure to watch for #Project44 on social too!
On today's show, we're joined by an organization who is committed to promoting the healthy development of Indiana children and youth - that's the Indiana Youth Institute. Plus the fine folks of Hamilton County Tourism who want you to head north!
Located just north of Indianapolis, Hamilton County is the home of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, and Westfield and has become one of Indiana's fastest-growing counties. Katie Utken and Whitney Riggs are both Digital Marketing Coordinators for Hamilton County Tourism and they are joining us this week to talk about all the exciting things happening in Hamilton County.
Also, Hamilton County Tourism is doing a giveaway with the Edge of Indy this week! To enter in the giveaway, please visit http://edgeofindy.com/our-episodes/giveaways/ to enter this week's giveaway.
To learn more about Hamilton County Tourism, please visit: https://www.visithamiltoncounty.com/
What would you do if you get locked in a beer cooler and forced to spend the night? What about if you had a whole plane to yourself for a flight? Paul Poteet has dug up some interesting stories today for us! Listen to this week's Paul Poteet on the Edge!
Wisconsin man gets locked in beer cooler...spends the night - https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/10/27/trapped-beer-cooler/806053001/
Scottish woman gets a jet all to herself...for 61 bucks - https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/a-woman-in-scotland-paid-just-dollar61-for-her-flight-to-crete-%E2%80%94-and-ended-up-getting-the-plane-to-herself/ar-AAu304J
Clash at Chuck E. Cheese's ends with adults, kids pepper sprayed - http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2017/10/chuck_e_cheese_pepper_metairie.html
The Indiana Youth Institute is a great organization with locations all over the state that helps promote the healthy development of Indiana children and youth by helping them attain five critical elements of healthy development: physical health and safety, emotional fulfillment, academic achievement, civic engagement, and economic self-sufficiency.
Tami Silverman, the President and CEO of the Indiana Youth Institute, joins us on the Edge of Indy today to talk about their upcoming Because KIDS COUNT Conference. The conference takes place November 27-29 at the Indiana Convention Center. This will be the largest gathering of youth workers and educators in the Midwest.
To learn more about this year's conference and ticket information, please visit: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1959680
To learn more about the Indiana Youth Institute, please visit: https://www.iyi.org/