It's time to get healthy Indy! This week we are talking to the organisers of the Indy Criterium Bicycle Festival and Freewheelin' Community Bikes and the owner of Open Gym Indy!
First up on the show are Jennifer Cvar, Founder & Event Director of the <a href="http://www.indycrit.org/" target="_blank">Indy Criterium Bicycle Festival</a>, and Holly Titus, Executive Director of Freewheelin' Bikes.
If you haven't heard of the Indy Criterium Bicycle Festival before, this event was founded in 2010 and every year attracts over 500 racers and thousands of spectators to downtown Indianapolis. Jennifer noted the lack of urban races in Indianapolis and conceptualised the race course through downtown Indy, with part of the race going around Monument Circle.
All of the festival's proceeds goes to benefit Freewheelin' Community Bikes</a> as well. Freewheelin' Community Bikes was founded in 2007 and teach kids ages 10-18 bicycle mechanics, safe riding, life and leadership skills.
This year's Indy Criterium Bicycle Festival takes place on Saturday, July 8.
Jennifer Magley is the owner and founder of Open Gym Indy. Open Gym is the only fitness concierge in the state of Indiana, which lets you go to unlimited fitness classes at over 40 different gyms.
Last year she was named to the IBJ 40 Under 40 List for 2016 and was a former professional tennis player and trained with Maria Sharapova and Derek Jeter.
Jennifer is a lot of fun and we had a great time during her segment of the show.
It is officially summer in Indianapolis and we are kicking off the summer with Taste of Indy and Visit Indy.
This year will be the sixth year of Taste of Indy and in case you haven't heard about the event, it is one of the bigger food events in downtown Indianapolis. This year, they will take over the circle downtown and feature local restaurants and musicians.
This event has grown every year and started at the canal, moved to White River State Park, and now at Monument Circle. Organizer Jonathan Warren joined us in studio to talk about what all will happen in this year's event!
Next up on the show is Morgan Snyder, the Director of Public Relations for Visit Indy. Visit Indy is the organization that helps bring groups and events into Indianapolis. Everything from conventions to events, Visit Indy has a hand in bringing those people to see our great city.
To learn more about Visit Indy and keep up to date with the latest events in Indianapolis, please visit their website
We are one week away from Indianapolis's newest tech conference, so we wanted to have Kara Kavensky on the show again to discuss more of the details of the inaugural year of inx3. Plus, she brought along a couple others who you will see at inx3. Brian McGinnis, a partner at Barnes & Thornburg, was one of the first sponsors of the event and has helped Kara with the planning and strategy of the conference.
Also on the show is Thor Wood, Founder/CEO of Snapshyft, who will be one of the companies participating in the pitch competition of the show. There is still time to get your tickets, please use code "WeAreIn" to get 30% off of your ticket!
For the second segment, we welcome Ashley Miser, Community & Events Manager at IndyHub, and Lesley Gordon, IndyHub Board of Directors, join us to talk about their upcoming event called Indyvolved. The event is held at the Central Library on Thursday, June 15 from 6-8:30 p.m. and they will have over 100 non-profit, community, and young professional organizations for you to get connected and involved in the city!
We have another exciting show for you this week as we learn more from the culture at Gregory & Appel Insurance and find out more about the upcoming conference inX3.
Gregory & Appel Insurance was founded in 1884 and is a 100% Family & Employee company. Recently, they were named as the #1 Best Place to Work in Indiana in 2017.
We welcome David Riley, COO/CFO, and Karl Ahlrichs, Senior Consultant, from Gregory & Appel on the show to talk about the history of their company and what they have done to create a company culture that has been recognized as a Best Place to Work.
Have you heard about the newest conference coming to Indianapolis? It's the inX3 conference and this will be the largest regional gathering of entrepreneurial in the Midwest. This event will combine the Venture Club of Indiana's Innovation Showcase with TechPoint's Winner's Circle Event during a whole week in June.
The event takes place June 13-17 at Union 525 and they have 111 sponsors for the event! Edge Media Studios is one of those sponsors and we will be live streaming at the event!