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/