It's the month of May in Indianapolis and that means it is time for the Indianapolis 500! So, for this show, we wanted to have an IndyCar theme!
First up on the show is Michael Pearson from Daredevil Brewing. Michael is the Head Brewer and co-founder of Daredevil Brewing and he came on the show to talk about his Race Day Lager. If you don't know the story behind Daredevil Brewing, then this is the show for you! Plus he brought us several different kinds of beer for us to try and sample during the show!
In the last segment, we were lucky enough to track down Spencer Pigot, IndyCar driver for Juncos Racing and Ed Carpenter Racing. Spencer is one of the rising stars on the IndyCar circuit and he's getting ready to run in his second career Indy 500 on Sunday. On Sunday he'll be driving for Juncos Racing, a team he knows very well as they helped him rise through the ranks from the Pro Mazda Series to the Indy Lights. Be sure to watch for him on Sunday!
First up in this episode is Mina Starsiak, one of the stars of the HGTV Show "Good Bones". Locally, Mina and her mom (Karen Laine) own a local house rehab company called Two Chicks and a Hammer. They rehabbed their first home in 2007 and have been doing them ever since.
Mina was on the show to talk about the upcoming second season of Good Bones that premieres on May 30th at 10 p.m. Mina talks about some of the homes they encounter this season and also find out where you can stay at one of their designs on AirBNB.
In the second part of the show (around the 24-minute mark) we transition our show and welcome on Charlie Henry, the Director of Communications with the Indianapolis Indians. The Indians are the local AAA affiliate for the Pittsburgh Pirates and are the oldest sports franchise in Indianapolis.
The Indians are always coming up with some great ideas to get people out to the ballpark, and this year is no different. This year they have Superhero nights throughout the summer promoting a different superhero on select nights. And for the Craft Beer lovers, the Indians have Craft beer nights on Thursdays.
Plus, we talk with Charlie about Gift Ngoepe and his incredible story about becoming the first player born in the continent of Africa to play in the Major Leagues.
A 2016 Gallup report found that 71% of employees are not engaged at work, 60% of employees do not connect with their company's mission, and 60% of millennials are open to different job opportunities and likely to job hop.
Ryan McCarty is trying to change that trend with his organization called "Culture of Good." The program started when Scott Moorehead, the CEO of TCC Verizon (the largest Verizon Authorized Retailer), to help change the culture of his company of 3,000 employees at 800 stores across the U.S.
And ever since then, this movement took off and has spread across the country by helping companies inspire employees to have a positive impact in their community and the world.
Join Brittany and Ryan today as they discuss company culture on this episode of Edge of Indy!
What an amazing show do we have for you this week on the Edge of Indy!
First on the show is Pete Butler - the CEO, President, and Founder of MS Companies. MS Companies was founded in 1999 with a different outlook on hiring. They looked to place individuals in opportunities that engage individuals in short-term, or project-based, employment that they call the "Gig Economy."
In their 18-year existence, MS Companies is now one of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation that has a 200,000 person talent pool and supports 900 customers across 14 states.
Listen to Pete Butler tell his story and learn more about his company's history in this episode!
ClusterTruck joins us in the second segment of our show and are fresh off of winning two Mira Awards! If you haven't heard of ClusterTruck before, it is a combination of technology and dining. They are literally revolutionizing the way food is ordered, prepared, and delivered. They have combined 10 food-truck style menus under one roof and you can order from any menu and get free delivery!
We are big fans of their service at Site Strategics as we regularly order lunches from their - plus they have a great group ordering function too!
Check out their menu and service on their website!
Stacey Smith, Sheri Strzelecki, Leah Brady, Lindsay Dotzlaf and Lindsey Mango all joined us for the last segment on the show to recap their live streaming event Live Your Light that happened this past Sunday. Edge Media Studios had the opportunity to do on-site conference recording and live streaming for them this past week too.
In this segment we recap the highlights from the event, discuss the technology Edge Media Studios used to record and stream the event, and talk about future events with Live Your Light.