Today's show is all about benefit luncheons and peanut butter consumption. First up, we'll be joined by a team from the Christamore House Guild to discuss the upcoming book and author benefit. Then we'll eat peanut butter with as a spoon as we welcome B. Happy Peanut Butter. All that and more, today on the EDGE!
Christamore House Guild
The Christamore House Guild is an organization of women who commit to supporting the Christamore House through volunteering and charitable fundraising. One of their main fundraisers the Book & Author Benefit is happening on April 20.
Kara Kavensky and Dina Silver join us this week to talk about this great benefit and how being a member of the Christamore House Guild helps the community!
If you are interested in purchasing tickets for the Book & Author Benefit, please visit: https://christamoreguild.org/book-and-author-benefit/
Paul Poteet on the EDGE - Ballpark Food Edition
What would you give up for a 10% raise? Well, what some people would give up might surprise you...plus we have some interesting ballpark food that is new for 2018. All this and more on Paul Poteet on the EDGE.
People would give up the right to vote just to get a raise at work - https://lendedu.com/blog/what-would-you-do-for-a-raise/
This App turns your smartphone into an old-school camera - https://www.cnet.com/news/gudak-cam-app-ios-photography/
Delicious and disgusting ballpark food this season - http://people.com/food/best-baseball-stadium-foods-2018/
B. Happy Peanut Butter
Five years ago, Jon Weed decided to teach his kids about what it is like to run a small business and in that time, the company has taken off appearing in magazines, newspapers, and TV shows all over the world.
Made in small batches in Zionsville, Indiana, B. Happy Peanut Butter is one of those small business success stories we love to feature on the show!
To learn more about B. Happy Peanut Butter, visit: https://bhappy-peanut-butter.myshopify.com/
Today we're joined by a team that provides publications, programs, and other opportunities for Indiana citizens of all ages to learn and teach about the history of their communities, the State of Indiana, and their relationships to the nation and the world - that's the Indiana Historical Bureau. Then we're drinking WINE - at least, Brittany is. We'll be joined but the state's only mobile wine bar - that's Vino Mobile Bar.
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Indiana Historical Bureau
Are you a fan of the Talking Hoosier History podcast? Well, this week we're joined by the group behind this show, the Indiana Historical Bureau.
Casey Pfeiffer, the Historical Marker Program Director, and Lindsey Beckley, Historian, are on the show this week to talk to us about their organization and how they are helping Hoosiers learn more about the history of our great state.
To learn more about the Indiana Historical Bureau, visit: http://www.in.gov/history/
To listen to the Talking Hoosier History, visit: http://www.in.gov/history/TalkingHoosierHistory.htm
Paul Poteet on the Edge - Placenta Smoothie Edition
The most-banned songs from wedding receptions. Die, chicken dance! - https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/entertainment/news/g4508/banned-wedding-songs/
This woman married a tree. - https://nypost.com/2018/03/26/woman-marries-100-year-old-tree-so-it-wont-be-cut-down/
This Mom made a delicious placenta smoothie! - https://nypost.com/2018/03/29/mom-blends-her-placenta-into-smoothie-and-feeds-it-to-family/
Vino Mobile Wine Bar
Did you know you there is a mobile wine bar? We tracked it down and invited it to our studio to learn more about this great idea!
Jenn Kampmeier is the founder of the Vino Mobile Bar and it is the first independent 'Wine Truck' in the State of Indiana. If you are looking for a unique twist to your next party or corporate event, then be sure to reach out to them!
To learn more about the Vino Mobile Bar, visit: http://www.vinomobilebar.com/
Are you getting Spring stir crazy - are you wanting to get out of the house? Well, this show is for you! We're getting lost - Truly! We're getting lost in Indiana with a local Facebook group: Get Lost Indiana - sharing with you some great destinations. Plus we're getting our Yoga on today with Embarque Yoga. We're getting lost and getting flexible, today on the EDGE!
Get Lost Indiana
Are you looking for something to do in Indianapolis this weekend? Then you need to join the Get Lost Indiana Facebook page!
Sara Risley, the creator of Get Lost Indiana, created this group to build a community of people who want to provide a little exposure to the little known Hoosier people/places/things in our great state.
Hear Sara talk about the story behind starting the group and a few of her favorite little gems in Indiana in this episode!
To learn more about Get Lost Indiana, please visit their website: http://getlostindiana.com/
Or, to sign up for their Facebook group, visit: https://www.facebook.com/getlostindiana/
Paul Poteet on the Edge - Stolen Baby Jesus Edition
Did you hear about the return of Jesus? No, we're not talking about the resurrection. We're talking about the baby Jesus statue that was stolen from a church almost 80 years ago has finally been returned. Hear more weird and wacky stories, this week on Paul Poteet on the EDGE!
A new service promise to analyze DNA in your saliva to find a compatible roommate!? - https://nypost.com/2018/03/14/how-your-saliva-can-help-you-find-the-perfect-roommate/
Speaking of DNA, after time in space an astronaut is no longer identical to his identical twin: - http://fox59.com/2018/03/14/astronauts-dna-no-longer-matches-identical-twins-after-time-in-space-nasa-finds/
Baby statue returned to the church it was stolen from eight decades ok. (Happy Easter!): - https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/New-Jersey-Church-Stolen-Jesus-Statue-Returned-Years-Later-1930s-Hoboken-NJ-Our-Lady-Grace-Saint-Joseph-Parish-476977133.html
Have you had the chance to head over to Embarque Yoga? Well, we have the owner Alyssa Pfenning on this week to tell us more about what makes her studio unique.
Plus, coming up on April 7th, they are having their first Wild Wisdom Retreat - learn more about this great event in this episode!
If you want to learn more about Embarque Yoga, please visit: https://www.embarqueyoga.com/
It's a mouthful, but we're joined by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources - Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology to discuss their upcoming "Women at Work" Conference and then we'll welcome Scribfolio, a product to help foster creativity and exploration in Indy kids. All that and more, today on the EDGE!
Jeanie Reagan-Dinius, the Director of Special Initiatives at Indiana DNR, joins Erin and Brittany to talk about their upcoming Women at Work Conference.
This is the third year for the event and the event will be held at the Harrison Center for the Arts. This year's conference will focus on the history of Indiana women in the arts and their keynote speaker for this year will be Abbey Chambers.
If you are interested in attending this year's conference, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hoosier-women-at-work-2018-tickets-39052707700
Have you heard about the data breach at Facebook? Well, Fitbit has released their own stats of their user's sleep habits. Plus, would you want a robot of your dead relatives? Find out these stories and more, this week on the Paul Poteet on the EDGE!
Company wants to build an AI robot version of your dead relatives - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5428169/Scientists-want-build-robot-replicas-dead-relatives.html
FitBit studied 6 billion nights of sleep - https://medium.com/world-economic-forum/fitbit-analyzed-data-on-6-billion-nights-of-sleep-with-fascinating-results-66742aa49450
What new for weddings this year? - https://www.theknot.com/content/2018-wedding-trends
If you are looking to pull your kids away from spending all the time in front of the screen, then be sure to check out Scribfolio!
Maggie Held is the founder of Scribfolio and she joins Erin and Brittany to talk about how she turned her career from a professional singer/dancer/actor into a small business owner.
To learn more about Scribfolio, please visit their website: https://www.scribfolio.com/
We've got another great show on the docket for this week - we'll eat a little cheese and do some family planning. First up we have Tulip Tree Creamery - a local, urban creamery that will make you want to eat your weight in cheese. Plus, Family Choice Surrogacy - a company that wants to help educate Indy on all the family building options available. All that and more, this week on the EDGE.
Tulip Tree Creamery was founded in 2014 by Fons Smits and Laura Davenport after Smits traveling all over the world consulting and developing small to medium scale dairy plants.
They are located on the northwest side of Indianapolis and looking to move into their own facility in the next year.
To learn more about their cheeses, see their inventory, or sign up for one of their classes - visit their website: https://www.tuliptreecreamery.com/
We don't know about you, but we are still struggling with Daylight Saving from last week but do you know why Daylight Saving exists? On this week's Paul Poteet on the EDGE we discuss that and we have a new way to relieve stress at work (Erin's not too fond of this idea). Plus, would you reuse your toilet paper?
Everything you always wanted to know about Daylight Saving(S) Time:
It's a good idea to have a voodoo doll of your boss:
It's time to ditch TP for a "Family Cloth":
Family Choice Surrogacy is an agency located in Indiana but they serve parents across the globe to navigate Intended Parents and Surrogates through every step of the process.
Family Choice Surrogacy was started by Leah Potter after she experiencing her own infertility. She decided to help families fulfill their dreams of becoming parents by helping them through the world of surrogacy.
To learn more about the organization, please visit: https://familychoicesurrogacy.com/
Very few things are better than a good mashup, and boy, do we have a great combo for you today - that’s basketball and Italian food. First, we’ll be joined by Brackets for Good, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that helps local nonprofits through competitive, online fundraising tournaments.
Then, we’re talking Italian - food that is! We’ll be joined by the owner of Iozzo's Garden of Italy, to talk about their long-running history here in Indianapolis and what you should put on your must-eat list. All that and more, today on the Edge!
It's the first week of March, which means March Madness is right around the corner and here in Indianapolis, we kickoff March Madness with Brackets for Good.
Brackets for Good is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that helps build awareness, raise funds, and expand marketing capabilities for local nonprofits through competitive, online fundraising tournaments.
This organization was started by Matt McIntyre and Matt Duncan after Butler had their great run in 2011.
To learn more about Brackets for Good, visit their website: https://bfg.org/
Easter is right around the corner - and that means Peeps! What are some of their new flavors for this year?? Plus, what are millennials up to now? Find out this and more, today on Paul Poteet on the EDGE.
There are new PEEPS flavors for your Easter pleasure - http://www.delish.com/food-news/a58308/eight-new-peeps-flavors-2018/
The worst job interview moves you can make - https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-most-unusual-interview-mistakes-and-biggest-body-language-mishaps-according-to-annual-careerbuilder-survey-2018-02-22
Millennials are afraid of the dentist - https://nypost.com/2018/02/23/millennials-are-terrible-at-keeping-their-teeth-clean/
Have you been to Iozzo's Garden Italy? They have some of the BEST Italian food you can have in the city. They also have an interesting backstory.
The restaurant is one of the oldest and newest Italian restaurants in Indy - and that's because the restaurant closed for 40 years.
Katie Harris, the owner of Iozzo's Garden of Italy, joins us on the show to talk about what's new at the restaurant and tell more about the history of their family restaurant.
To learn more, visit: http://iozzos.com/
This week we're tapping into two of Indy's best resources - that's Indy with Kids, a resource for Indianapolis' parents and IndyHub - a resource for the professional millennials among us who are here to tell us about No Mean City.
If you are a parent and live in central Indiana, then you better know about Indy with Kids. Katy Mann, the creator of Indy with Kids, moved to Indianapolis in 2002 and struggled to find information on local parks and events that suited her young family's needs. So, she set out to create that resource.
Be sure to check out her website with great information on what to do with your family over spring break!
To visit her website, please visit: https://indywithkids.com/
And finally, we're back together with Paul Poteet as he has found some interesting stories to get us back...on the EDGE!
Hostess Brands has a delicious twist on the recent trend of tax-reform-related bonuses - http://money.cnn.com/2018/02/01/news/companies/hostess-twinkies-bonus/index.html?iid=hp-grid-dom
Next big thing? Earlobe reduction! - http://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/2018/01/21/is-earlobe-reduction-surgery-next-big-beauty-fad.html
There's something special in these Burritos - http://abc7.com/lapd-seizes-meth-burritos-from-driver/3030743/
Did you see the "No Mean City" video that circulated around social media a couple months ago? Well, we caught up with IndyHub in this show, who produced the video, to find out more about the meaning behind this new cause.
If you haven't heard of IndyHub before, they are an advocate for 20/30-year-olds to help them get connected with the city of Indianapolis.
To learn more about the organization, please visit: https://www.indyhub.org/
To learn more about No Mean City, please visit: http://nomeancity.com/
We recorded this episode on Valentine's Day - a day to enjoy all the things you love most. For us, that includes education and alcohol. On today's show, we're joined by Dr. Kevin Berkopes, Crossroads Education Founder and CEO, who recently made IBJ's 40 Under 40 List. He's here to tell us about how he's innovating education in the state of Indiana.
Then, we drink! We have Katie Breden in the house, from Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery. She's here to tell us about the booming growth Hotel Tango is seeing, and to give us a glance at what lies ahead. All that and more, on another great episode of EDGE of Indy!
Have you heard about Crossroads Education? Crossroads Education was formed by Dr. Kevin Berkopes by coupling degrees from the top 30 mathematics departments as well as his experience in public and private teaching.
Crossroads Education looks to improve the education system by creating and integrating innovations in technology.
To learn more about Crossroads Education, please visit: https://crossroadseducation.org/
Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery was founded in 2014 by a 3-time combat Recon Marine war in Fountain Square and they are booming with expansion.
Katie Breden, the Marketing Manager at Hotel Tango, joins us on the show this week to talk about the expansion, the new farm, and what we can expect from them in 2018.
To learn more about Hotel Tango, please visit: https://hoteltangowhiskey.com/
On today's show, we're joined by a company empowering physicians and patients to liberate themselves from the complexity of the healthcare system - that's Freedom Healthworks. You'll want to tune in and learn more about the work they're doing to simplify healthcare across the board. Then, we'll also welcome Second Helpings - a local organization transforming lives through the power of food and teaching. All this and more, this week on the EDGE!
Are you as frustrated with the healthcare system as we are? Well, let us introduce you to Freedom Healthworks. They are looking to turn the healthcare system upside down by focusing on direct primary care and allowing customers to purchase affordable healthcare from a physician they know and trust.
Adam Habig, the President and Co-Founder of Freedom Healthworks, joins us in the studio to talk more about this new idea for healthcare and how it can help individuals and employers.
If you are interested in learning more, please visit their website: http://freedomhealthworks.com/
Due to icy weather in Cincinnati, Paul Poteet was unable to join us for the show this week. Look for a new segment of Paul Poteet on the Edge next week!
We are excited to highlight Second Helpings during the second segment of this week's show. Jennifer Vigran is the CEO of Second Helpings and she shares with us how they take donated and overstocked food from restaurants and grocery stores and then use that to help feed the city. Then they also use the opportunity to train the unemployed and underemployed in the culinary industry.
If you want to learn more about how you can help Second Helpings, please visit: https://www.secondhelpings.org/
Public art and cake - what could be better?!? We're back for another great show, Indianapolis, and we're glad you're along for the ride. On today's show, we'll be joined to talk art with the Arts Council of Indianapolis and perhaps an unexpected partner - that's Jiffy Lube of Indiana.
Then, we're talking with the owner of The Cake Bake Shop, an Indianapolis staple. All that and more, this week on the EDGE!
After opening several Jiffy Lubes across the city of Indianapolis, Steve Sanner, the owner of Jiffy Lube of Indiana, thought the sides of his buildings looked a little boring. So rather than keep that way, he decided to reach out to Julia Muney Moore, the Director of Public Art at the Arts Council of Indianapolis, and together they transformed those boring buildings into pieces of art.
Both Steve and Julia are on the show this week to talk about where the idea came from and what some of their favorite pieces of art are on the Jiffy Lube buildings.
So the next time you drive by a Jiffy Lube, look at the beautiful art on the side of their buildings!
To learn more about Jiffy Lube of Indiana, visit:
To learn more about the Arts Council of Indianapolis, visit:
The greatest thing to come from Amazon since Amazon Prime has been announced - yes, the Oreo Cookie Club. Plus a fish has human teeth and cocktails from KFC? Find out more this week on Paul Poteet on the EDGE!
Arizona fisherman catches fish with human-ish teeth (My Eyes!!) - https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/01/20/fish-human-like-teeth-causing-problems-arizona/1050932001/
Stock-tails are cocktails infused with animal stock or bone broth. KFC published recipes for stock-tails using KFC gravy - http://www.businessinsider.com/kfc-is-introducing-gravy-cocktails-2018-1
You can subscribe to an Oreo Cookie Club on Amazon - http://www.brandeating.com/2018/01/oreo-cookie-club-box-subscriptions-now-available-through-amazon.html
Have you been to the Cake Bake Shop in Broad Ripple? Well, if you don't get there soon you'll be stuck in a big line. In the upcoming March issue of Oprah the Magazine, The Cake Bake Shop will be featured on Oprah's "O" List for 2018.
The Cake Bake Shop owner and founder, Gwendolyn Rogers, is on the show today and she brought along an amazing chocolate cake!
In this episode, Gwendolyn shares about some of the lessons she learned in running her own business and gives some insight into what to expect after appearing on the "O" List.
We hope you’re hungry, Indy. First, we’ll be talking to Savor Downtown Indy, an event coming up that will get you awesome deals at some of Indy’s greatest restaurants, including Fat Dan’s Deli, who is also here.
Then, for dessert, we’ll welcome Just Pop In! - a local company owned by two bubbly twins with a heart for philanthropy, who are popping up ALL over the place.
Get your appetite ready - today on the Edge!
Savor Downtown Indy is a 2-week event where Indy can enjoy special offers at some of the best restaurants in the Circle City.
Susan Decker is the CEO of Susan Decker Media and organizer of Savor Downtown Indy and she brought along one of our favorite restaurants at Site Strategics, Fat Dan's Chicago-Style Deli.
Mara Segerson, the Director of Operations of Fat Dan's Chicago-Style Deli, talks to Erin and Brittany about why they excited to be a part of this year's Savor Downtown Indy and what we can expect from their restaurant this year.
To see all of the options and menus available for Savor Downtown Indy, please visit: https://www.savordowntownindy.com/
You have to appreciate someone who has the knack of pulling off a good prank. Well, one lady was able to pull off a prank four years after her death. Find out these weird and wacky stories and more this week on the Paul Poteet on the EDGE.
Woman pranks her hubby from beyond the grave: http://www.cbs46.com/story/37296424/dead-wife-pranks-husband-for-years-using-plants
You can buy a 72-pound wheel of cheese at Costco: https://www.costco.com/Kirkland-Signature-Whole-Wheel-Parmigiano-Reggiano,-72-lbs.-.product.100096211.html
Japan's new "Coke Plus" contains a laxative: http://www.newser.com/story/253807/japanese-are-drinking-coke-with-laxative-ingredient.html
"Twin"-preneurs Mandy Selke and Carly Swift, the co-owners of Just Pop In, are also on today's show to talk about their new popcorn bar that will be opening this spring!
Just Pop In was created in 2003 and Mandy and Carly are out to celebrate happiness. After watching their segment, you can see how they embody that every day.
You can visit their Broad Ripple location or visit them in Terminal B of the Indianapolis Airport.
Or, you can visit their website: https://www.justpopinpopcorn.com/
On this episode of EDGE of Indy, we're talking about men who cook...sort of! That's Old National Bank's 100 Men Who Cook" event and we'll also be joined by Alyssa Norwalk, owner of a new soap in Broad Ripple - "Plenty Lifestyle" - Let's get this show started, this week on EDGE of Indy!
On February 17, at the Old National Centre Egyptian Room, 100 local Indianapolis men will gather to share a taste of their best dish with over 600 guests at an event called "100 Men Who Cook".
All proceeds from this year's event will go to Outside the Box, an organization that helps and supports individuals with developmental disabilities.
Joining us in studio for this segment are Mark Bradford, the Region CEO of Old National, Kelly Hartman, the co-founder of Outside the Box, and Dane Nutty, the Executive Director of Indy Public Safety Foundation.
To get more information about the event and to purchase tickets, please visit: http://100menwhocookindy.com
Happy Birthday, Betty White! Find out her secret for longevity and yes, you can return your dead Christmas tree to Costco. See our wacky/crazy stories with Paul Poteet on the Edge!
It's Betty White's birthday. Why not celebrate...with vodka - http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/01/07/betty-white-95-speaks-about-longevity-vodka-and-hot-dogs.html
Here's another cool old dame. Better hunter than Erin? - http://www.wcnc.com/article/life/this-mississippi-woman-is-100-years-old-and-still-dropping-deer/505601767
This woman just returned a "dead" Christmas tree to Costco - http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/woman-demands-full-refund-costco-dead-christmas-tree-article-1.3749047
Have you been to Plenty Lifestyle? It's a shop located in south Broad Ripple that has a great selection of gifts for women and men.
Plenty Lifestyle supports local artisans at their shop and if you are struggling to find the perfect gift for someone, reach out to owner Alyssa Norwalk as she has a knack for finding that perfect gift - a sort of gift concierge!
If you want to visit their store, you can visit them at 1051 E. 54th Street, Indianapolis, IN.
Or you can visit their website: https://plentylifestyle.com/
On today's show, we'll be joined by two awesome, successful entrepreneurs. One in SaaS, that's Cameron Weeks of Sharpen Technologies and the other is read to bring you a series of great home and garden events - that's Donnell Herberer Walton of Suburban Indy Shows.
Sharpen Technologies is a SaaS company located here in Indianapolis and they help customer service teams with leadership, operations, and the IT they need to support customers.
Their platform is built using innovative technology to help customer service agents eliminate common barriers in contact centers.
CEO Cameron Weeks joins the show this week to talk about his entrepreneurial journey and what we can expect from Sharpen Technologies in the future.
To learn more about Sharpen, please visit: https://sharpencx.com/
Have you heard about the latest tattoo trend? What about this unusual Mexican holiday or the new tech that would allow your pet to call you? All these stories and more this week with Paul Poteet on the Edge.
Woman's tattoo across her heart plays the final voicemail from her late grandmother - https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/01/04/Womans-tattoo-plays-final-voicemail-from-late-grandmother/4491515081437/
Apparently, a Mexican holiday tradition is to eat lots of tamales. LOTS. - https://www.foodbeast.com/news/20-tamales-at-once/
New tech allows you your pet to call you - https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/8/16851110/petcube-new-update-pet-video-call
Have you ever been to a Suburban Indy Show? Coming up in a month you can attend the first show of 2018 - the Home & Outdoor Living Spring Show from February 8-11.
Suburban Indy Show was founded by Donell Herberer Walton and she joins Brittany to talk about her idea for the shows, what type of shows they currently do, plus we find out what they have in store for 2019!
To get tickets for the upcoming Home & Outdoor Living Spring Show, please visit: http://suburbanindyshows.com/spring/
We're back with season two of Edge of Indy and to kickoff 2018! Nutrition and health is usually on everyone's mind at the start of the year, so we are joined with two brothers with a focus on the macro level - that's Ben and Nathan Canary of HercuLean Meal Prep. We also need your help Indy. We have a MASSIVE blood shortage on our hands and the Indiana Blood Center needs blood - NOW! They're here to tell us more - all this and more, today on the EDGE!
HercuLean Meal Prep opened up on the Northside last year as they are helping Hoosier eat healthier by offering meals for pickup or shipped to your house.
According to their website, "HercuLean Meal Prep is based on the philosophy that food can bring about body transformation and taste great, too. With our fanatical devotion to nutritional purity and precise measurement of ingredients, getting in shape has never been easier."
HercuLean Meal Prep was started by brothers Ben and Nate Canary when they decided to lose weight. Nathan was a bodybuilder and Ben was an accomplished home chef, and they combined their skillsets to lose weight and lost over 100 lbs combined. That's when they decided to open HercuLean Meal Prep.
To learn more about their story, visit their website: http://herculeanmealprep.com/
Have you seen in the image that has gone viral on Reddit that divides Indiana up into nine different ways? How accurate do you think it is? Plus we have a crazy toupee and some crazy Christmas gifts, this week on Paul Poteet on the Edge!
Reddit user offers up funny '9 ways to divide Indiana' maps - https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2018/01/02/reddit-user-offers-up-funny-9-ways-divide-indiana-maps/996860001/
Man claims father-in-law used toupee to scare him - https://nypost.com/2017/12/20/man-afraid-of-tasmanian-devil-sues-father-in-law-for-wearing-bushy-toupee/
Elderly couple arrested for 60lbs of marijuana, said it was for Christmas gifts - https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/22/us/marijuana-christmas.html
The Indiana Blood Center is in a dire need of blood donors and they are urging donors to schedule an appointment at one of their centers to donate blood.
Maria Keyler, the Donor Marketing Specialist at the Indiana Blood Center, joins us on the show to share with us this need but also talk about how the Indiana Blood Center helps hospitals all across the state.
While they say all of their supplies are at a critical need, the highest in demand is O-negative as it is the universal use.
If you want to donate blood, here are the addresses for all of the Indiana Blood Center locations:
Avon: Hendricks Regional Health YMCA, 301 Satori Parkway
Carmel: 726 Adams Street, Suite 150
Columbus: 1706 Hawcreek Avenue (adjacent to Columbus Regional Health)
Downtown Indianapolis: 3450 North Meridian Street
Fishers: 7458 East Fishers Station Drive
Greenwood: 8739 South U.S. Highway 31
Lafayette: 2200 Elmwood Avenue, Suite D-16
Muncie: Sunday Muncie Apheresis Bloodmobile at CHA Medical Pavilion
Terre Haute: 2021 South Third Street
To learn more about the Indiana Blood Center, please visit: https://www.indianablood.org/Pages/default.aspx
Can you believe it? It's the last show of the year! We're here to make it a good one - we have The Shop & Edible Indy in the house today. Let's do it, today on the EDGE!
Have you been to visit The Shop in Broad Ripple? They are one of our favorite T-shirt shops here in town and we are lucky enough to have them on the show this episode!
Brian Kelly, President and Designer at The Shop, and Alex Janecze, the VP of Production at The Shop, join Brittany to talk about their holiday shopping season, their design process, and their work with Jack Doyle, Be The Match, and Project 44.
Keep up to date with The Shop by visiting their retail location in Broad Ripple, or you can shop online at their website: https://theshopindy.com/
Do you want to reserve your spot in Heaven? Well, today you can! Find out more this week with Paul Poteet on the Edge!
You can buy "travel kits" to ensure a place in Heaven. They include boarding passes, certificates and "Heaven 101" booklets. FAQ!
Little girl dressed as a sheep ‘kidnaps’ baby Jesus during school Nativity so she can be the star of the show...
Arby's is test marketing the "Arbynator." A sandwich stuffed with curly fries. MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Edible Indy is a publication that celebrates the abundance of local food in the Indianapolis area. They feature great food stories, local business owners, restaurants, chefs, foodies, artists, nutritionists, and anyone else who has interest in the Indy food scene.
Edible Indy is published by husband and wife duo Jeff and Jennifer Rubenstein and Jennifer joins the show to talk about some of her favorite off the beaten path restaurants and shares a few of her favorite stories from Edible Indy.
To learn more about Edible Indy, please visit: http://edibleindy.ediblecommunities.com/
On this episode of the Edge of Indy, we're talking entrepreneurship with PitchFeast and gender equality in the workplace with Pivot Point.
PitchFeast is a public charity that focuses on helping under-resourced entrepreneurs and micro-enterprises by providing business development support and technical training.
Kendrea Williams, the CEO of PitchFeast, joins us on the show to tell us a little more about her organization and how they are helping the entrepreneurs in the city.
To learn more about PitchFeast, please visit: http://www.pitchfeast.org/
Oh, the things we do to go viral...One group's attempt at creating a YouTube video ended with them cementing someone's head into a microwave. Paul Poteet certainly found some interesting stories this week on Paul Poteet on the Edge!
Guys cemented a dude's head into a microwave for a wacky YouTube video. What could go wrong? - https://www.wmfs.net/youtube-pranker-comes-unstuck/
This Good Boy is gonna be ok, despite eating 21 pacifiers - http://pix11.com/2017/12/11/veterinarian-removes-21-pacifiers-from-dogs-stomach/
Lady leaves a dirty diaper surprise for package thieves - http://katu.com/news/local/local-mom-leaves-dirty-diaper-surprise-for-package-thief
Pivot Point is an organization, founded by Julie Kratz, to provide strategies, tools, and ideas for women and men to build career game plans and help improve gender equality in the workplace.
Julie has also written a book called "One: How Male Allies Support Women for Gender Equality" to help men and women leaders employ strategies to help facilitate success in their business.
To learn more about Pivot Point, please visit: https://www.nextpivotpoint.com/
Today's show will get you shopping and seeing the sights this holiday season. We're live with Christmas at the Indianapolis Zoo and Homespun: Modern Handmade.
Carla Knapp, the Public Relations Specialist for the Indianapolis Zoo, is back! Last time she was on the show she talked about ZooBook, but now it's December, which means it's time for Christmas at the Zoo!
Christmas at the Zoo dates all the way back to 1967 and was actually the first zoo in the United States to have a Christmas lights. The Indianapolis Zoo has also been nominated for the third-straight year by USA Today's 10 Best Zoo Lights.
If you want to find out more information about this year's Christmas at the Zoo, please visit: http://www.indianapoliszoo.com/events-and-groups/zoo-events/christmas-at-the-zoo
Did you hear the one about the possum that broke into a liquor store? No, this isn't a joke...it actually happened. Paul Poteet isn't playing dead this week, he has some weird and wacky stories for this week!
Possum breaks into a liquor store, kills a bottle of bourbon...all better after a little nap - http://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/20171202/possum-breaks-into-liquor-store-gets-skunky-drunk
What do the employees at Chick-Fil-A say instead of "no problem?" And how can you hack their menu? - https://www.popsugar.com/food/Chick-fil--Secret-Menu-43342194
Yeah, if you don't like the way traffic is moving...just re-paint the pavement! - https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/worldnews/5044196/absurd-moment-chinese-man-repaints-road-markings-to-make-his-commute-quicker/
We are ALL about shopping local and we hope you will remember one local shop when you are doing your Christmas shopping over the next few weeks!
Homespun: Modern Handmade is a boutique, gallery, and workshop located on the east end of Mass Ave that is devoted to contemporary handmade goods. They sell products from over 300 artists and crafters from across the country. Amanda Mauer Taflinger is the owner of Homespun: Modern Handmade just finished the INDIEana Handicraft Exchange, which is a contemporary craft fair that celebrates modern handmade goods.
To see more about the offerings and products at Homespun: Modern Handmade, please visit: http://www.homespunindy.com/
Thanksgiving is behind us, so now let's look ahead to what the holiday season has in store! On today's show, we're live with a great local T-shirt and gift shop the United State of Indiana - PLUS we're also talking about the Indianapolis City Market about their upcoming MRKT Ball.
What a busy weekend for the United State of Indiana! We're fresh off of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, so we wanted to check in with owners Graham Brown and Grant Gilman on how their weekend went and what we can expect from them this holiday season.
If you haven't heard about the United State of Indiana before now, they create and curate locally designed and produced apparel to celebrate creativity, entrepreneurship, artistry, and hard work in the Hoosier State.
They aim to create high-quality products, support local artists and foster a culture in Indiana that promotes local, commerce and celebrates commonalities.
To learn more about the United State of Indiana, please visit their website: https://unitedstateofindiana.com/
How much would you pay for a "slightly-used" coffin? Well, one New Mexico couple decided to see by posting their's out on Facebook. Hear more about these stories and more this week on Paul Poteet on the Edge!
A Massachusetts man completed a 40,320-piece Disney jigsaw puzzle over the course of about three months - http://boston.cbslocal.com/2017/11/27/marshfield-man-giant-disney-mural-puzzle/
A New Mexico-based Facebook user posted a for-sale ad offering a “slightly used coffin” that was “only used once." - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5109723/Slightly-used-coffin-sale-ad-turns-prank.html
Doctors in India discovered 263 coins and 100 nails inside a man's stomach. Because he swallowed them - http://metro.co.uk/2017/11/26/stunned-surgeons-find-263-coins-in-mans-stomach-7109539/
The Indianapolis City Market is home to over 25 locally-owned and operated small businesses and on December 9th they will open their doors from 7 to 11 p.m. for the MRKT BALL 2017 celebration.
Sixty Years ago, Tomlinson Hall held its final concert before it burnt down in January 1958. The last concert was a massive show titled "The Fantabulous Rock N Roll Show of '57" and featured some 50 performers, some of which included Ray Charles and Bo Diddley.
So, this year's fundraiser will be a throwback to the 1950s at their black-tie (or 1950s costume!) gala. Enjoy live music, food samples and more!
To learn more about the event, visit: http://www.indycm.com/news/mrkt-ball-2017-benefit-gala/
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/
#IndyBandsTogether - You may have seen the hashtag on social media recently and so we wanted to find out more about this campaign. Damar Services is the company behind it and we brought them in the studio to learn more about what it means. Plus Big Lug Canteen is here they brought drinks and cake! Find out what is happening at Big Lug Canteen and we have more weird and wacky news from Paul Poteet this week on Edge of Indy.
Damar Services is great organization located on the southwest side of Indianapolis. If you haven't heard of them before they help people challenged by autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and related behavioral challenges to live more successful lives.
As a parent of a child with autism, intellectual or developmental disabilities, the fear of losing a child is too real. They are prone to running away or wandering off and in that instance, the sooner someone is found the better. So, as a part of their mission, Damar launched a campaign with the Indianapolis Colts called #IndyBandsTogether where they are raising funds with the help of local firefighters to buy wristbands or anklets with small transmitters to help find a missing person quickly.
To learn more about this campaign, please visit: http://www.damar.org/indybandstogether
A garbage truck crashes into an interesting place, an urn donated to the Salvation Army, and a couple gets a surprise in their latest order from Amazon! All these stories and more from this week's Paul Poteet on the Edge. Here are this week's stories:
A garbage truck plowed into a *interestingly*-named business - http://13wham.com/news/local/garbage-truck-driver-goes-to-bathroom-truck-rolls-crashes-into-building
A Salvation Army thrift store in New Hampshire has received an urn apparently filled with cremated remains - http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20171020/urn-with-ashes-donated-to-salvation-army-store
Florida couple ordered storage totes from Amazon. They got a bonus. 65 pounds of weed - http://wfla.com/2017/10/23/florida-couples-amazon-order-included-65-lbs-of-weed/
Eddie Sahm, the owner of Big Lug Canteen, joins us this week on the Edge of Indy to talk about all of his area restaurants - Sahm's Tavern, Sahm's Place, Sahm's Ale House, Sahm's at Parkwood, Sahm's Restaurant and Pub, Sahm's Atrium at the Tower and Big Lug Canteen.
And of course, he brought us some drinks and his specialty - coffee cake!
Join Nate and Erin in the conversation as they talk food, beer, and the Indianapolis restaurant scene!
To see the menu of Big Lug Canteen, please visit: http://biglugcanteen.com/
Do you want to know about communities that are growing in Central Indiana - look no further than Fishers, Indiana. They are exploding with new openings (IKEA & Top Golf) and when you talk about cutting edge, they are the place to be. We're also bringing back Jennifer Magley of Open Gym Indy to talk about her incredible event Fempire Rising. All this and more, today on the Edge!
It's an exciting time to live in Fishers, Indiana and we are excited to talk to the mayor of Fishers Scott Fadness this week! In the past month, three major openings have happened in Fishers - IKEA, Top Golf, and Portillos. So this week we get the behind the scenes view of what it took to draw those companies to his town and Central Indiana.
Prior to his election as the first mayor of Fishers, Scott Fadness was the Town Manager from 2011-14 and the Deputy Town Manager from 2009-11 and helped oversee the day-to-day operations of the public works, engineering, fleet management and the parks & recreation departments. And at only 35 years old, what does the future hold for Mayor Fadness? Listen to our fun interview with the Mayor of Fishers, Scott Fadness!
To learn more about Fishers and their economic development corporation, please visit: http://fishersecondev.com/
Paul Poteet has more wild and wacky stories for us to talk about this week! Here are this week's stories:
An Indiana pathologist was hauling human organ samples in his pickup truck and toting a vodka bottle when he was arrested on drunken driving charges - https://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2017/10/16/pathologist-caught-human-organ-samples-vodka-during-owi-arrest-gets-probation/767112001/
Photographer photoshops himself into pictures of himself as a kid - https://conornickerson.com/en/projects/childhood/?goal=0_c01849cdd6-33555315eb-234158489
Another map! From each state...the best-known brand headquartered in that state - https://www.facebook.com/amazingmap1/photos/a.853968798052122.1073741828.853964498052552/982619351853732/?type=3&theater
She's back. Yes. The one and only Jennifer Magley of Open Gym Indy is back on the Edge and she's here to talk about her upcoming event called Fempire Rising.
Fempire Rising is an interactive event designed for women who are doing big things in Central Indiana. At the event, women will get insight, tangible tips, and actionable takeaways to help improve their own business or idea.
To see the line up of speakers, or to get your own ticket, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-gym-indy-presents-fempire-rising-tickets-36802550419
To learn more about Open Gym Indy: http://www.opengymindy.com/
We are excited about today's show! We are very proud to have with us some incredible people dedicated to the awareness of women in business. We're talking to Women & Hi-Tech as well as the Pass the Torch for Women Foundation - All this today on the EDGE!
The Women & Hi-Tech organization was founded in 1999 and they are a non-profit professional organization dedicated to supporting women in STEM industries, specifically the Indianapolis area youth. Audrey Taylor, the President at Women & Hi-Tech, and Darcy Lee, the Vice President of Women & Hi-Tech, come on the show today to talk about their organizations and a couple of their outreach programs called Your Superpower! & Passport to Hi-Tech.
If you would like to learn more about the organization, please visit their website: http://www.womenandhitech.org/
Paul Poteet is back this week with some more amazing/crazy/incredible stories. Here is this week's lineup:
Police say a central Wyoming man they arrested for public intoxication claimed he had traveled back in time to warn of an alien invasion - http://k2radio.com/bryant-johnson-of-casper-arrested-for-public-intoxication-claimed-to-be-a-time-traveler/
The Netherlands paved a bike path with recycled toilet paper - https://www.curbed.com/2017/10/6/16435030/netherlands-bike-paths-toilet-paper-pavement
Supposedly the most popular Halloween candy in each state. HOT TAMALES? I don't believe it. In Michigan, it's supposed to be candy corn. They lie! - https://www.candystore.com/blog/facts-trivia/halloween-candy-map-popular/
Pass the Torch for Women started in 2011 and was originally called the Mentoring Women's Network and was founded by Alison Martin-Brooks. This network of women joined together to share best practices and support each other professionally in hopes to grow women leaders. As the organization continued to grow, they changed their name to Pass the Torch For Women in 2014 and became a non-profit organization.
Samantha Burke, the National Program Director of Pass the Torch for Women, Julie Petr, the Executive Director of Pass the Torch for Women, and Ariel Crawley, the Director of IvyWork at the Indy Women in Tech, all join Edge of Indy in this episode to talk about their organization and to talk about Pass the Torch Netwalk at the Artsgarden in the Circle Centre Mall.
To learn more about this organization, please visit their website: http://passthetorchforwomen.org/