Monthly Archives: August 2006

I Choose Indy

I have felt for a long time that Indy is a great place to start a business. With so much going for us, it is nice to see that people are starting to take some price in what we do in this town! Check out


E-Mail Diet Book

A recent survey estimates that 55 billion e-mail messages will be sent daily by users in 2007. There are days it feels like all 55 billion were sent directly to me!

This morning’s Inside Indiana Business features a write up about two Hoosier authors who have authored “The E-mail Diet Book,” which offers a healthy dose of reality on how to streamline your e-mail.

Now if I could just get all those people sending me email to read it!

Weaker Job Growth in July

The Labor Department recently reported that U.S. employers added 113,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate rose to 4.8%, contrary to experts’ expectations. Analysts report the pause could reflect that the economy is slowing. Predictions had forecast the unemployment rate to remain at 4.6% and for new jobs to total 142,000. The Washington Post – August 4, 2006

At the same time, new business start-ups continue. As an economy, we need to put more support behind the small firms, helping them grow. That is where the true growth will come from!

7 Habits of highly Horrible Networkers.

This is one of the most entertaining articles on effective networking that I have read in a really long time. Makes me wish I had written it. But I didn’t. It is still worth reading:

The 7 Habits of Highly Horrible Networkers by Scott Ginsberg

Magic Beans

Do you remember the story of Jack and the Beanstalk? In the story, Jack traded his family’s cow for a handful of magic beans. He did this because he believed the beans held the key to his health, wealth, happiness and success.

Jack did succeed, but not because of the magic beans. He was successful because he was willing to work hard, he was good on his feet (able to think quickly and change directions as needed), and because of his willingness to help others.

Jack was a Rainmaker. Are you?

Discover why Rainmakers is the fastest growing busineassociationton in Indiana. Check out the website, or better yet, attend one of the events to see the magic firsthand!

Fishing Lessons

The Indianapolis business community is small enough that you don’t need to work too hard to get to know people… That is if you are willing to do a bit of networking. For some people, Networking events rank right up there with a trip to the dentist on the list of the top 10 things I don’t ever want to do.

But it doesn’t have to be that way! In this lively two-hour session, Networking Experts Lorraine Ball and Pat Milner will show you how to use Networking as the foundation of your marketing plan.
In this session you will learn:
How to select the best networking venues; leveraging visibility and credibility options.
What to do
when you get there; small talk, the seven second sound bite, the art of the question, and conversation closers.
The seminar will be held: Thursday, August 17

Old National Bank – West Clay Branch – 14179 Clay Terrace Blvd, Suite 160, Carmel
8:00 am – 10:00 am
The fee to attend this session is just $49.
Reservations are required! Please call 908-0262

Always something interesting going on in the local business community

A Time for Change: In, Out & Around the Law — Thursday, August 10, 2006

Featuring: Karen Ball Woods, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP; Chris P. Frazier, Focus Forward; and Denise Wade Chavis, Bingham McHale LLP
The old saying declares “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” This roundtable discussion will focus on making transitions in the legal profession. The speakers and attendees will share their experiences moving from one area to another in the same law firm, from one law firm to another, and from the law to a non-legal career or business.Date: Thursday, August 10, 2006
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Brown Bag)Location: IBA Board Room, 107 N. Pennsylvania St., Suite 200
CLE Credit: No CLE Credit Available
Hosted By: Women and the Law Division
Cost: $10 Members/$20 Non-Members/No Charge Student Members

Reservation Policy: To ensure the utmost accuracy in our reservation records, the IBA cannot accept reservations over the phone for CLE seminars, luncheons, and other programming. Reservations must be mailed to the IBA office, faxed to (317) 269-1915, or e-mailed to Or, go to Event Listing & Registration to register online. Please pay in advance. Reservations received less than 24 hours prior to event cannot be guaranteed. Registrations at the door will be accepted on a space available basis with an additional $5 charge (and no lunch provided, when applicable). Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to the program for refund. If no cancellation is received payment is due in full. NOTE: CLE credit will not be reported to the Indiana Supreme Court Commission for Continuing Legal Education until payment for the course has been received in full. For arrangements due to physical disability, call the IBA at (317) 269-2000.