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“Taking Care in Business” is a podcast that dives into the topic of Corporate Social Responsibility from many different perspectives. Host Kathy Pedrotti Hays is an expert in CSR and philanthropic giving, and her co-host Vicki Bohlsen is the founder and CEO of Bohlsen Group, a unified marketing company that was also the first B Corp certified company in Indiana. Kathy and Vicki became friends and collaboratively passionate about CSR when they first worked together several years ago. In fact, Kathy suggested that Bohlsen Group become B Corp certified when she was hired to help the company with its strategic plan and she uncovered Vicki’s purpose-driven approach to running her business. Join them as they talk with a different guest each week about why it is always worthwhile to take care in business.

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“Taking Care in Business” is a podcast that dives into the topic of Corporate Social Responsibility from many different perspectives. Host Kathy Pedrotti Hays is an expert in CSR and philanthropic giving, and her co-host Vicki Bohlsen is the founder and CEO of Bohlsen Group, a unified marketing company that was also the first B Corp certified company in Indiana. Kathy and Vicki became friends and collaboratively passionate about CSR when they first worked together several years ago. In fact, Kathy suggested that Bohlsen Group become B Corp certified when she was hired to help the company with its strategic plan and she uncovered Vicki’s purpose-driven approach to running her business. Join them as they talk with a different guest each week about why it is always worthwhile to take care in business.

    EPISODE 92: Tamara Cypress of Black Onyx Management, Inc.

    EPISODE 92: Tamara Cypress of Black Onyx Management, Inc.

    “We need to hold companies accountable for doing the work.” – Tamara Cypress

    Tamara Cypress is challenging the status quo. As a CSR Consultant for Black Onyx Management, Inc., Tamara serves as a powerful agent for change both in her professional life and in her community. She recently launched Indy Black Businesses Matter, a marketing campaign that promotes and supports Black businesses throughout Indianapolis. Tamara also created the concept of Indy Accompliceship to help companies address systemic racism through a four-part pledge focusing on equitable outcomes in the workplace, workforce, marketplace and community. Tune in to learn more about these groundbreaking initiatives and how you can get involved in making the workplace a more diverse environment.

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    EPISODE 91: Emily Kennerk of BITCHSTIX

    EPISODE 91: Emily Kennerk of BITCHSTIX

    “It’s hard but it’s the good, hard work that I think is really fulfilling and meaningful in life.” -Emily Kennerk

    Founder of BITCHSTIX, Emily Kennerk is redefining the word “bitch”. BITCHSTIX, an organic and environmentally friendly face and skin care company, is also a driving force for domestic violence awareness and sexual assault prevention programs. Tune in to hear how Emily and BITCHSTIX are shifting culture and impacting lives through social enterprise.

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    Who’s Taking Care in Community this week:

    Uplands PEAK Sanctuary



    This week’s #TakingCareinCommunity feature is Mark and Michelle Pruitt of Uplands PEAK (People, Earth and Animals in Kinship) Sanctuary.

    Uplands PEAK Sanctuary, located in Freedom, IN, is Indiana’s first farmed animal sanctuary with a mission to rescue and rehabilitate abused and neglected farm animals. Learn more about Upland’s Peak Sanctuary by tuning in to the end of our most recent episode.

    Thank you for taking care in your community, Uplands PEAK Sanctuary!



    Taking Care in Community is brought to you by The National Bank of Indianapolis

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    EPISODE 90: Tom Hanley of Nine13sports

    EPISODE 90: Tom Hanley of Nine13sports

    “Our team wanted to help, we wanted to be a resource and we wanted to support the community in a different way.” -Tom Hanely

    Tom Hanley, founder of Nine13sports, has been turning his wheels and innovating the bike industry since 2011. Nine13sports empowers the next generation through its multi-line youth programming system centered around the bicycle. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tom and his team have shifted gears to serve the Indianapolis community’s current needs by partnering with food operations programs. Tune in to our most recent episode to hear about how Nine13sports continues to serve the youth and families in our community.

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    Who’s Taking Care in Community this week:

    Second Helpings



    This week’s #TakingCareinCommunity segment featured Second Helpings.

    Second Helpings rescues donated perishable and overstocked food items to prepare free, nutritious meals for thousands of hungry children and adults every day. Second Helpings also helps transform lives by providing unemployed and underemployed adults with training toward a meaningful career in the culinary industry. Learn more about Second Helpings and their mission to build a stronger, more healthy community at the end of our latest episode.

    Thank you for taking care in your community, Second Helpings!



    Taking Care in Community is brought to you by The National Bank of Indianapolis

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    EPISODE 89: Allyson Mitchell of Indiana Recycling Coalition

    EPISODE 89: Allyson Mitchell of Indiana Recycling Coalition

    “Getting people to understand that there are things in trash that have capacity and ability to have more life and create jobs and help save the environment as well, that is our job.” -Allyson Mitchell 

    The state of Indiana has a recycling rate of about 20%, compared to the national average of 35%. Allyson Mitchell and the Indiana Recycling Coalition are passionate about increasing Hoosiers’ awareness of and access to recycling. As the executive director of Indiana Recycling Coalition, Allyson works to educate Indiana on the value and impact of waste reduction, reuse, composting and recycling activities on both the planet and the economy. Tune in to learn how you can responsibly reduce, reuse and recycle to make a difference every day.

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    Who’s Taking Care in Community this week:

    Indiana Philanthropy Alliance



    This week’s #TakingCareinCommunity feature is the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance. IPA is a nonprofit member association of and for Indiana’s grant-making community, representing philanthropic organizations, companies and individuals from all 92 Indiana counties. Hear more about IPA and its meaningful work at the end of our most recent episode!

    Thank you for taking care in your community, Indiana Philanthropy Alliance.



    Taking Care in Community is brought to you by The National Bank of Indianapolis

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    EPISODE 88: Ken Ungar of CHARGE

    EPISODE 88: Ken Ungar of CHARGE

    “Marketing and storytelling that align with an audience create opportunities for sponsors to engage and help speak into and share that story. 87% of consumers purchase products from a company because that company advocates for an issue that they care about.” -Ken Ungar 

    Ken Ungar, president and founder of CHARGE, a sponsorship marketing agency, is the go-to guy for all things sponsorship. CHARGE helps brands solve marketing challenges through effective sponsorship relations. Ken discusses the power of sponsorship and how companies and nonprofits strive to align themselves as a force for good. Tune in to find out how sponsorship can be linked to CSR and how the industry is evolving amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Who’s Taking Care in Community this week:

    Martha Piercefield 



    This week’s #TakingCareinCommunity feature is Martha Piercefield. Not only does Martha do incredible work at Riley Children’s Hospital, she also runs a dog rescue in the Indianapolis area, Chihuahua Rescue Indiana, Inc. Martha works tirelessly to save dogs all around the country and believes in “no dog left behind”. To hear more about Martha Piercefield and her mission to rescue dogs in need, tune in to the end of our most recent episode!

    Thank you for taking care in your community, Martha Piercefield!



    Taking Care in Community is brought to you by The National Bank of Indianapolis

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    EPISODE 87: Derrin Slack and Pitt Thompson of ProAct Indy

    EPISODE 87: Derrin Slack and Pitt Thompson of ProAct Indy

    “ProAct Indy made a commitment to be there for kids, to give them somewhere to go that will give them leadership skills and help connect them to their community.”

    – Derrin Slack

    ProAct Indy is a service-learning and community engagement organization committed to engaging youth in public service that educates, delights and inspires the youth and those they serve. Through meaningful service projects and social equity training, ProAct helps groups to cross social, racial and economic boundaries. Founder Derrin Slack and CEO Pitt Thompson sit down with our hosts this week to talk about ProAct Indy’s mission to be a catalyst for human-centered social good.

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    • 28 min

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