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Edge of Indy is podcast that focuses on what is trending in Indianapolis. Anything from business and marketing to highlighting different organizations and companies in the circle city. We want to have a show to highlight individuals who are impacting the culture of Indianapolis.
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Feb 22, 2018

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/

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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/

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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/

Feb 16, 2018

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/

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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/

 

Feb 10, 2018

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/

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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!

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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/

 

Feb 2, 2018

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:

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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

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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.

 

Jan 26, 2018

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/

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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

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"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/

Jan 19, 2018

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

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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

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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/

Jan 13, 2018

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/

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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

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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/

Jan 5, 2018

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/

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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

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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

Dec 22, 2017

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/

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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!
http://reserveaspotinheaven.com

Little girl dressed as a sheep ‘kidnaps’ baby Jesus during school Nativity so she can be the star of the show...
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5145668/girl-kidnaps-baby-jesus-nativity-play-video-tennessee/

Arby's is test marketing the "Arbynator." A sandwich stuffed with curly fries. MERRY CHRISTMAS!
http://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/2017/12/08/arby-s-tests-french-fry-stuffed-sandwich.html

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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/

Dec 14, 2017

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/

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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

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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/

 

Dec 7, 2017

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

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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/

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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/

Dec 1, 2017

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/

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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/

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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/

Nov 27, 2017

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/

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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

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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/

Nov 17, 2017

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/

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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?
http://www.bankrate.com/retirement/1-great-chart-for-comparing-the-best-and-worst-cities-for-your-retirement/

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.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5062103/Teacher-mistakenly-sent-insurer-photos-herself.html

The investigator asked a question and the suspect "leaned to one side and...." NOOOO!
https://patch.com/missouri/kansas-city-mo/suspects-flatulence-shuts-down-police-interrogation

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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

Nov 9, 2017

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/

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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! -
http://thesmokinggun.com/documents/celebrity/actress-busted-in-birthday-cake-battery-364950

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/

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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!

Nov 3, 2017

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!

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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/

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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

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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/

 

 

Oct 30, 2017

#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.

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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

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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/

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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/

 

Oct 23, 2017

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/

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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

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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/

Oct 16, 2017

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!

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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/

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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/

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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/

Oct 5, 2017

Centric's Day of Innovation is right around the corner - learn more about this event at Butler University. Plus find out what is new and exciting in Johnson County as we talk to the newly formed tourism bureau called Journey Johnson County. We also have another exciting segment with Paul Poteet - This week on the Edge of Indy!

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Centric is an Indianapolis-based network that helps connect, educate, and celebrate innovation in the state of Indiana. Jason Williams, the executive director of Centric, Inc., is doing this with their weekly newsletter, monthly innovation workshops, and their yearly Indiana Innovation Awards.

Each fall, hundreds of people gather at Butler University for their Day of Innovation conference and this year's conference takes place on Thursday, October 12.

If you are interested in learning more about the Day of Innovation, please visit: http://dayofinnovation.com/

If you want to learn more about Centric, please visit: https://www.centricindy.org/

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Paul Poteet has some very interesting stories this week including weird college majors, counterfeit Barbies, a panda riding a motorcycle, plus a bonus episode of some curious dolphins!

http://www.toptenz.net/10-things-wont-believe-can-major.php
Ten things you won't believe you can major in...including puppetry and Canadian Studies.

https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2017/09/29/Customs-officers-seize-85824-worth-of-counterfeit-Barbies/1081506689831/
Customs officers seize $85,824 worth of counterfeit Barbies

https://www.facebook.com/MnStatePatrol/photos/a.170297118143.122943.159745283143/10154886500998144/?type=3&theater
A concerned motorist called 911 to report this motorcycle rider out wearing a panda head.

BONUS if you like....it's just a few seconds of dolphins checking out squirrels at Seaworld Orlando Dolphin Nursery
https://youtu.be/KeATgfIeAgc

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Journey Johnson County is a new website and tourism group that helps residents and visitors find the best festivals, events, restaurants, lodging and more if you want to visit Johnson County. Kenneth Kosky, the Director of Tourism for Journey Johnson County, joins us on the show to talk about all the Fall Festivals and events happening in Johnson County this year.

If you want to learn more about Journey Johnson County and all the cools things there are to do in Johnson County, please visit their website: https://www.journeyjohnsoncounty.com/

Oct 2, 2017

This week on the Edge of Indy we welcome Indiana Originals to talk about their organization and how they help us shop locally. Plus a new app just launch (you may have heard of it!) called SnapShyft and they are looking to play a big role in your local restaurants and venues!

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Indiana Originals is online directory focused on highlighting local companies and businesses to encourage people to buy and support local!

Mel McMahon-Stone joins the Edge of Indy to talk about where the idea for Indiana Originals came from and the plans she has for the website and connecting local businesses.

To learn more about their story and Indiana Originals, please visit their website: https://www.indianaoriginals.com/

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Paul Poteet on the Edge this week features stories about a hero bridegroom, a funny gift/note left at the scene of an accident, and we have our continuing coverage of the serial pooper in Colorado. Here are the links to this week's articles:


Canadian bridegroom saves kid from drowning during a photo shoot - http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41391191

A woman came out to find someone hit her car and left behind an apology note, some cash – and a half-smoked joint - http://kxan.com/2017/09/26/colorado-driver-leaves-marijuana-joint-as-apology-for-damaging-car/

Charmin has offered the serial pooper – who’s been unloading outside a Colorado Springs family’s home for several weeks – a year’s supply of toilet paper if she surrenders - http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/charmin-offers-year-supply-toilet-paper-mad-pooper-article-1.3513451

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Have you heard about the latest tech company here in Indy? They are called SnapShyft and they are looking to connect service professionals with restaurants and venues with just the click of a button.

If you are a restaurant owner and you have a server not show up on a Friday night or forgot about the concert downtown, you can staff up your restaurant with extra workers with SnapShyft.

Thor Wood and Stephanie Corliss both co-founded the company and we were lucky enough to have them in our studio to talk more about SnapShyft, the idea behind it, and what we can expect from them in the future!

To learn more about SnapShyft, please visit their website: https://www.snapshyft.com/

Sep 22, 2017

On this week's Edge of Indy, we're talking to Union Jack Pub as they prepare for their 5th Annual Pumpkin, Cider, and Fall Beer Festival - Plus the Indianapolis Zoo is in the studio to talk about Zoo Boo and what we can expect this fall!

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Jay Wetzel, the owner of the Union Jack Pub, is busy planning the 5th Annual Pumpkin, Cider, and Fall Beer Festival but he was able to take a couple minutes out of his schedule to sit down with Erin and Brittany.

There are a lot of cool things happening at this year's event, including keg tosses, pumpkin painting, pumpkin smashing and more! Plus there is a home brew competition where the best pumpkin home brew wins a $100 gift certificate.

Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. To see a list of breweries and purchase tickets, you can do that here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-pumpkin-cider-and-fall-beer-festival-tickets-36523498768

To learn more about Union Jack Pub, please visit their website: http://unionjackpub.co/

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Oh boy, the stories we have this week for Paul Poteet on the Edge are truly WEIRD. Here are the stories we use for this week's PPOTE:

Guy has invented the "dadbag" because he wants to have a dad bod without the health risks associated with it. So...ta da...a bag with a belly printed on it. - https://www.boredpanda.com/dadbag-a-dad-bod-funny-bag-albert-pukies/

A jogger in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has terrorized a family by taking weekly dumps outside their home. The woman has been dubbed "The Mad Pooper." - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mad-pooper-jogger-colorado_us_59c118eae4b0f22c4a8c7d8b

If kids don't like you maybe it's because you are unattractive - https://www.thrillist.com/health/nation/child-psychology-stereotyping-ugly-people-trustworthiness

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The ZooBoo at the Indianapolis Zoo is just around the corner and Carla Knapp, Public Relations Specialist at the Indianapolis Zoo, and Melanie Laurendine, Conversation Public Relations Specialist at the Indianapolis Zoo come onto the show to tell us what we can expect this year!

Beginning in October, every Thursday to Sunday from 2-7 p.m., you can head to the Indianapolis Zoo to an all-new experience inside of Pumpkin Town. The Bicentennial Pavillion will be decorated with thrills and smiles hiding around every corner. Head to the zoo to try out the mirror maze, encounter a friendly witch and everyone's favorite, Pumpkin Bowling.

Plus, the elephants at the zoo love pumpkins and they love to smash them! So head over to the elephant exhibit to see them smash pumpkins!

To learn more about this year's ZooBoo, please visit: http://www.indianapoliszoo.com/events-and-groups/zoo-events/halloween-zooboo

To purchase tickets or learn more about the Indianapolis Zoo, please visit: http://www.indianapoliszoo.com/

Sep 14, 2017

This week we learn more about what to expect from the Children's Museum in the next few months including the Haunted House, the new sports legends park, and find out what is coming in 2018. Plus we hear from a great organization helping men who are homeless or just out of jail learn a trade and gain employment. All this week on the EDGE!

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There is always excitement happening at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis and we were lucky to be joined in our studio by Leslie Olsen, the public relations manager at the Children's Museum, and Liz Sewell, the head witch of the Wicked Woods Haunted House. The calendar has flipped to September and that means fall is in full swing and so the Children's Museum is gearing up for this year's Haunted House which will be the 54th year of this event. The Wicked Woods Haunted House opens on October 7 and will definitely feature a lot of scares!

Just this week, they also announced there will be 15 sports legends that will appear on the Old National Bank Sports Legends Avenue of Champions in the Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience which is slated to open in March of 2018. Some of the famous Indianapolis legends that will be featured include: Reggie Miller, Reggie Wayne, Larry Bird, Tamika Catchings, Hank Aaron, Pete and Alice Dye, A.J. Foyt, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby "Slick" Leonard, Oscar Robertson, Wilma Rudolph, and Barbara Wayne. This 7.5 acre indoor/outdoor sports park is also partnering with several of the Indianapolis professional sports teams and venues to build this park.

What's in store for 2018? They haven't officially said what will come in 2018 yet, but we leave it up to you whether to believe it (or not!)

To keep up to date with the latest events at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, please visit their website: https://www.childrensmuseum.org/

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On this week's Paul Poteet on the Edge features some more great stories! This week's featured stories include:

An Indiana farmer who has created a unique corn maze dedicated to Princess Leia - https://www.yahoo.com/news/indiana-farmer-plants-corn-maize-tribute-carrie-fisher-150146887.html

There is a new trend on the internet that has people sharing images of themselves with their historical doppelganger - https://www.thesun.ie/fabulous/1522308/people-share-brilliant-doppleganger-snaps-of-them-with-lookalike-paintings-at-museums-and-galleries/

The most popular emoji used in your state is... - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4776530/Map-reveals-state-s-favorite-emoji.html

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If you haven't heard of Purposeful Design before, we're glad to introduce you to them. We met with Purposeful Design a few weeks ago about some furniture for our Site Strategics office and we had to bring their story to you. Purposeful Design is a fully-functioning wood shop making handmade furniture from Indiana hardwood and they are doing so well that they have outgrown their location on 16th street and are moving to a new location in 2018. But not only do they design beautiful furniture, but they are rebuilding lives at the same time. They employ and train men who are homeless or just out of jail by giving them a job and teaching them a trade.

Dan Mayes, the shop assistant at Purposeful Design, joined us on the show to talk about some of the furniture they created for Salesforce's new headquarters in the old Chase Tower and how they even got featured on the HGTV show Good Bones!

To see more of their furniture and learn more about their organization, please visit: https://pdindy.com/

 

Sep 11, 2017

This week on the Edge of Indy we're talking about the 5th annual Sun King CANvitational plus we're joined by one of the co-founders of Garden Party Botanical Hard Soda - another alcohol related show!


The 5th Annual Sun King CANvitational took place in downtown Indianapolis this past weekend, but we were able to talk to Dave Colt, the head brewer and co-founder of Sun King Brewery, before the event last week.

CANvitational is the Midwest's largest canned craft beer festival and it takes place right on Georgia Street and it brings together over 65 breweries from across America to downtown Indianapolis.

At the event, you can sample beer from all 65+ breweries and eat local food from food trucks with live music.

To learn more about CANvitational, visit their website: http://www.canvitational.com/

To learn more about Sun King Brewery, visit their website: http://www.sunkingbrewing.com/

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Have you ever struggled to find that perfect gift for that special loved one or friend? Well, on this week's Paul on the Edge, Paul Poteet found an article that helps you buy the perfect soap for that special someone...plus a mom-to-be took pregnancy photos with 20,000 little buzzing friends and thousands of dollars worth of legos were stolen from a house in Michigan. Here are the links to this week's stories:

10+ This company makes the most hilarious soaps ever - http://www.boredpanda.com/funny-soap-names-whiskey-river/


Pregnant woman poses with 20,000 live bees for crazy maternity photoshoot - http://www.boredpanda.com/bees-maternity-photo-shoot-emily-mueller/


Thousands of dollars worth of Legos stolen during Grandville break-in - http://fox17online.com/2017/08/29/thousands-of-dollars-worth-of-legos-stolen-during-grandville-break-in/

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If you haven't heard of Garden Party Botanical Hard Soda before this show, then where have you been? Garden Party was started by husband and wife team Stephen and Erin Edds and launched earlier this year.

Erin is a food and beverage entrepreneur and developed the hard soda over the course of one year and brought to market two flavors, Ruby and Violet.

Both the Violet and the Ruby are all-natural premium hard sodas with 8% alcohol and can be found in liquor stores across Indiana - with a goal of expanding their distribution across the globe.

To learn more about Garden Party Botanical Hard Soda, please visit their website: https://www.drinkgp.com/

Aug 30, 2017

It has finally happened...wine is on the set and Brittany couldn't be happier. The Indianapolis Wine Festival is coming up in a few weeks and we wanted to bring them on the show to talk about what we can expect this year. Plus, Indy Do Day is looking to get 20,000 people out for community service projects this year - Let's help them achieve this goal! All this and Paul Poteet is back...on the EDGE!

The Indianapolis Wine Festival takes place this year on September 15 and 16 this year at the Pan Am Plaza and a $30-45 ticket includes a tasting wine glass, 20 tastings, one pint of beer, seminars, musical entertainment and discounts to purchase wine.

Marcus Fischer, Trade Marketing Manager for Anheuser-Busch and organizer of the event, says there will be over 200 different wines from around the world at this year's event. Last year was the first year for the event so he's planning on having a great turnout this year (and hoping for better weather!)

To find out more about the event and see all the ticket options, please visit their website: http://indianapoliswinefestival.com/index.html

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If you think last week's Paul Poteet on the Edge stories were crazy...wait until you see this week's stories.

A 10-year-old Louisiana boy is being hailed a hero after stepping in to deliver his baby brother. Mom didn't realize she was in labor until she went to the bathroom and saw her baby's feet hanging out. - http://abc7.com/family/10-year-old-boy-helps-mom-deliver-baby-brother/2328342/?sf107824303=1

A Connecticut man didn’t get out the front door of the Bridgeport Correctional Center before corrections officers were wrestling back inside, slamming the steel doors behind him. What brought that on? - http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Parting-shot-earns-man-a-prison-cell-11948172.php

Reddit users compare most common breaches of etiquette...is anybody at Site Strategics clipping their toenails at work???
- https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/6uabr4/what_is_a_common_breach_of_etiquette_that_annoys/

If you have a story you want to submit for Paul Poteet on the Edge, please email thomas@sitestrategics.com with your suggestions!

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Indy Do Day is a yearly event where people and organizations take ownership of their neighborhoods and do community service projects. This year's event takes place on September 28-30 with a goal getting 20,000 people in Indianapolis to participate this year.

Last year, Jenny Dexter and Patrick Broccolo said there were 17,000 people who participated in Indy Do Day with projects ranging from picking up trash to food preparation to tutoring.

If you or your business wants to participate this year in Indy Do Day, please visit http://indydoday.org/

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