Monthly Archives: July 2006

Take the Stage

Check out Ellen Dunnigan’s newest article on Inside Indiana Business. Filled with great tips for making a terrific presentation.


Power of One

In yesterday’s paper, I found this statistic: 86% of Americans believe that one person can make a difference. I am one of those people. I believe in the Power of One. One conversation, one connection or one new idea to can change your business, or your life.

Rainmakers, an organization of which I am now the president, believes in the Power of One. Join us tonight and discover how one meeting can change your life. Experience the Power of One for Yourself.

New Public Art Project Featuring Work of Julian Opie

Indianapolis Announces New Public Art Project. The City of Indianapolis has announced the next big public art project that will grace the streets of the Circle City. The artwork of Julian Opie will make its grand entrance into Indianapolis this September.

This is so important to the entrepreneurial community. A vibrant arts community helps to attract people and business to the city. These types of projects help us become a truly world class city.

Lorraine Ball Featured on Women, Insights, Technology

An interesting mix of information for women looking to use technology more effectively, WIT offers business and personal news. This week, local business consultant, Lorraine Ball, Roundpeg is one of the featured authors.

This Week’s Best Networking Event – Nowib Networking Extravaganza

Ok, so it is a ladies only, but the Network of Women in Business annual Networking Extravaganza is not to be missed. Always lively, high energy, this year’s program will be lead by Linda Clemons.. So bring your business cards, and be prepared to make connections.

A little Inspiration

Looking for a little inspiration? Check out Fast Company’s Greatest Hits. This new book edited by Mark Vamos and David Lidsky is a collection of some of the best articles from my favorite magazine. Simply titled Ten Years of the Most Innovatie Ideas in Business, this book will inspire and motivate!

Written by some of the best writers of our time, it is a delight to read.

Big Changes at Rainmakers.

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN. July 17, 2006) – Rainmakers, Indianapolis’ fastest growing networking organization, announced today that Lorraine Ball will assume the role of President, effective immediately. Lorraine will replace CJ McClanahan who has lead the organization for 2 ½ years. CJ will continue in an advisory role for the management team, holding the title of President Emeritus.
“No words can truly thank CJ enough”, said organization founder Tony Scelzo. He has inspired, challenged, pushed, coddled and yes even pulled us to where we are today. His leadership will have a ripple effect for years to come.”
A long-time Rainmakers, Lorraine has served in leadership roles within the organization as a member of the advisory board, board of directors, and most recently as chairmen of the Central Hub and Vice President of Content Development. “As we looked to replace the void left by CJ, Lorraine was a natural choice” said Scelzo. “She has the vision, character and ability to lead Rainmakers into the future.”
Supporting Lorraine in her new role will be: Tony Scelzo – Founder, Mike Finnegan – Vice President, Business Development, Rachel Mahl – Director Member Activities, Ellen Dunnigan – Director, Program Development and Cindy Hartman, Milt Woods, Eric Schneller and Paul Sylvester – AM chairs.

Not sure what all this means? Check out or better yet, attend an event!