63 episodes

Edge of Indy is podcast that focuses on what is trending in Indianapolis. Anything from business and marketing to highlighting different organizations and companies in the circle city.

We want to have a show to highlight individuals who are impacting the culture of Indianapolis.

Edge of Indy Erin Sparks

    • Society & Culture

Edge of Indy is podcast that focuses on what is trending in Indianapolis. Anything from business and marketing to highlighting different organizations and companies in the circle city.

We want to have a show to highlight individuals who are impacting the culture of Indianapolis.

    EP 63: Brackets for Good, NeuroHope, & Midtown Indy

    EP 63: Brackets for Good, NeuroHope, & Midtown Indy

    On today's show, we're welcoming back Brackets for Good and this year's winner - Neurohope. We also have Midtown Indy - a group of dedicated to the economic vitality of downtown Indianapolis. All this today on the EDGE!
     
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    As the title sponsor of the program, they are offering you a chance to save 30% on their Digital Marketing ROI Report. This report will tell you the return on investment your SEO, content, social media, and PPC are bringing.
    To get your digital marketing ROI report, visit: http://offers.edgeofindy.com/roi/
     
    Brackets for Good & Neurohope
    A few shows back, we welcomed Matt Duncan, Co-Founder and Deputy Director of the Brackets for Good, at the beginning of their annual event. During that show, we promised to have the winner back on and we are doing so today!
    This year's winner of Brackets for Good was NeuroHope - an organization that helps patients who have suffered a spinal cord injury get access to rehabilitation.
    Chris Leeuw is the founder of NeuroHope and in 2010 he suffered a C4 spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the neck down. He went through 17 months of therapy in Utah and returned to Indy in 2012 inspired to help others like him.
    It was a great year for the Brackets for Good as well as close to $3 Million was raised this year for non-profits.
    To learn more about Brackets for Good, please visit: https://bfg.org/
    To learn more about NeuroHope, please visit: https://www.neurohopewellness.org
     
    Paul Poteet on the EDGE - Dumb Phone Edition
    Last we talked about an app that emulated an old disposable camera, well this week we found out that Samsung has released the perfect phone for your kids and grandparents - the dumb phone. Plus, we only have a couple days to live and would you eat a tarantula burger?
    Samsung releases a Dumb Phone - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5613217/Samsung-releases-dumb-phone-connect-internet-run-addictive-social-media-apps.html
    You have less than a week to live! - http://www.ladbible.com/community/weird-conspiracy-theorists-predict-end-of-the-world-later-this-month-20180412
    Finally--someone is making a delicious tarantula burger! - http://www.wral.com/do-you-dare-bull-city-offers-tarantula-burger-for-exotic-meat-month/17482051/
     
    Midtown Indy
    Casey Seaton is the Program & Events Coordinator from Midtown Indy and he is joining us this week to talk about his great organization.
    If you haven't heard of Midtown Indy before, they are a non-profit organization dedicated to the growth and revitalization of the 12-square mile region of Indianapolis that is known as Midtown.
    To learn more about the projects and programs of Midtown Indy, please visit: https://midtownindy.org/
     

    • 1 hr 21 min
    EP 62: Christamore House Guild & B. Happy Peanut Butter

    EP 62: Christamore House Guild & B. Happy Peanut Butter

    Today's show is all about benefit luncheons and peanut butter consumption. First up, we'll be joined by a team from the Christamore House Guild to discuss the upcoming book and author benefit. Then we'll eat peanut butter with as a spoon as we welcome B. Happy Peanut Butter. All that and more, today on the EDGE!

    Christamore House Guild
    The Christamore House Guild is an organization of women who commit to supporting the Christamore House through volunteering and charitable fundraising. One of their main fundraisers the Book & Author Benefit is happening on April 20.
    Kara Kavensky and Dina Silver join us this week to talk about this great benefit and how being a member of the Christamore House Guild helps the community!
    If you are interested in purchasing tickets for the Book & Author Benefit, please visit: https://christamoreguild.org/book-and-author-benefit/
    Paul Poteet on the EDGE - Ballpark Food Edition
    What would you give up for a 10% raise? Well, what some people would give up might surprise you...plus we have some interesting ballpark food that is new for 2018. All this and more on Paul Poteet on the EDGE.
    People would give up the right to vote just to get a raise at work - https://lendedu.com/blog/what-would-you-do-for-a-raise/
    This App turns your smartphone into an old-school camera - https://www.cnet.com/news/gudak-cam-app-ios-photography/
    Delicious and disgusting ballpark food this season - http://people.com/food/best-baseball-stadium-foods-2018/
    B. Happy Peanut Butter
    Five years ago, Jon Weed decided to teach his kids about what it is like to run a small business and in that time, the company has taken off appearing in magazines, newspapers, and TV shows all over the world.
    Made in small batches in Zionsville, Indiana, B. Happy Peanut Butter is one of those small business success stories we love to feature on the show!
    To learn more about B. Happy Peanut Butter, visit: https://bhappy-peanut-butter.myshopify.com/

    • 1 hr 19 min
    EP 61: Indiana Historical Bureau & Vino Mobile Bar

    EP 61: Indiana Historical Bureau & Vino Mobile Bar

    Today we're joined by a team that provides publications, programs, and other opportunities for Indiana citizens of all ages to learn and teach about the history of their communities, the State of Indiana, and their relationships to the nation and the world - that's the Indiana Historical Bureau. Then we're drinking WINE - at least, Brittany is. We'll be joined but the state's only mobile wine bar - that's Vino Mobile Bar.

    Sponsor
    Edge of Indy is brought to you by Site Strategics, a digital marketing agency located in downtown Indianapolis.
    As the title sponsor of the program, they are offering you a chance to save 30% on their Digital Marketing ROI Report. This report will tell you the return on investment your SEO, content, social media, and PPC are bringing.
    To get your digital marketing ROI report, visit: http://offers.edgeofindy.com/roi/
    Indiana Historical Bureau
    Are you a fan of the Talking Hoosier History podcast? Well, this week we're joined by the group behind this show, the Indiana Historical Bureau.
    Casey Pfeiffer, the Historical Marker Program Director, and Lindsey Beckley, Historian, are on the show this week to talk to us about their organization and how they are helping Hoosiers learn more about the history of our great state.
    To learn more about the Indiana Historical Bureau, visit: http://www.in.gov/history/
    To listen to the Talking Hoosier History, visit: http://www.in.gov/history/TalkingHoosierHistory.htm
    Paul Poteet on the Edge - Placenta Smoothie Edition
    The most-banned songs from wedding receptions. Die, chicken dance! - https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/entertainment/news/g4508/banned-wedding-songs/
    This woman married a tree. - https://nypost.com/2018/03/26/woman-marries-100-year-old-tree-so-it-wont-be-cut-down/
    This Mom made a delicious placenta smoothie! - https://nypost.com/2018/03/29/mom-blends-her-placenta-into-smoothie-and-feeds-it-to-family/
    Vino Mobile Wine Bar
    Did you know you there is a mobile wine bar? We tracked it down and invited it to our studio to learn more about this great idea!
    Jenn Kampmeier is the founder of the Vino Mobile Bar and it is the first independent 'Wine Truck' in the State of Indiana. If you are looking for a unique twist to your next party or corporate event, then be sure to reach out to them!
    To learn more about the Vino Mobile Bar, visit: http://www.vinomobilebar.com/

    • 1 hr 9 min
    EP 60: Get Lost Indiana & Embarque Yoga

    EP 60: Get Lost Indiana & Embarque Yoga

    Are you getting Spring stir crazy - are you wanting to get out of the house? Well, this show is for you! We're getting lost - Truly! We're getting lost in Indiana with a local Facebook group: Get Lost Indiana - sharing with you some great destinations. Plus we're getting our Yoga on today with Embarque Yoga. We're getting lost and getting flexible, today on the EDGE!
    Get Lost Indiana
    Are you looking for something to do in Indianapolis this weekend? Then you need to join the Get Lost Indiana Facebook page!
    Sara Risley, the creator of Get Lost Indiana, created this group to build a community of people who want to provide a little exposure to the little known Hoosier people/places/things in our great state.
    Hear Sara talk about the story behind starting the group and a few of her favorite little gems in Indiana in this episode!
    To learn more about Get Lost Indiana, please visit their website: http://getlostindiana.com/
    Or, to sign up for their Facebook group, visit: https://www.facebook.com/getlostindiana/
    Paul Poteet on the Edge - Stolen Baby Jesus Edition
    Did you hear about the return of Jesus? No, we're not talking about the resurrection. We're talking about the baby Jesus statue that was stolen from a church almost 80 years ago has finally been returned. Hear more weird and wacky stories, this week on Paul Poteet on the EDGE!
    A new service promise to analyze DNA in your saliva to find a compatible roommate!? - https://nypost.com/2018/03/14/how-your-saliva-can-help-you-find-the-perfect-roommate/
    Speaking of DNA, after time in space an astronaut is no longer identical to his identical twin: - http://fox59.com/2018/03/14/astronauts-dna-no-longer-matches-identical-twins-after-time-in-space-nasa-finds/
    Baby statue returned to the church it was stolen from eight decades ok. (Happy Easter!): - https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/New-Jersey-Church-Stolen-Jesus-Statue-Returned-Years-Later-1930s-Hoboken-NJ-Our-Lady-Grace-Saint-Joseph-Parish-476977133.html
    Embarque Yoga
    Have you had the chance to head over to Embarque Yoga? Well, we have the owner Alyssa Pfenning on this week to tell us more about what makes her studio unique.
    Plus, coming up on April 7th, they are having their first Wild Wisdom Retreat - learn more about this great event in this episode!
    If you want to learn more about Embarque Yoga, please visit: https://www.embarqueyoga.com/

    • 1 hr 10 min
    EP 59: Indiana DNR & Sribfolio

    EP 59: Indiana DNR & Sribfolio

    It's a mouthful, but we're joined by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources - Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology to discuss their upcoming "Women at Work" Conference and then we'll welcome Scribfolio, a product to help foster creativity and exploration in Indy kids. All that and more, today on the EDGE!
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    Jeanie Reagan-Dinius, the Director of Special Initiatives at Indiana DNR, joins Erin and Brittany to talk about their upcoming Women at Work Conference.
    This is the third year for the event and the event will be held at the Harrison Center for the Arts. This year's conference will focus on the history of Indiana women in the arts and their keynote speaker for this year will be Abbey Chambers.
    If you are interested in attending this year's conference, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hoosier-women-at-work-2018-tickets-39052707700
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    Have you heard about the data breach at Facebook? Well, Fitbit has released their own stats of their user's sleep habits. Plus, would you want a robot of your dead relatives? Find out these stories and more, this week on the Paul Poteet on the EDGE!
    Company wants to build an AI robot version of your dead relatives - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5428169/Scientists-want-build-robot-replicas-dead-relatives.html
    FitBit studied 6 billion nights of sleep - https://medium.com/world-economic-forum/fitbit-analyzed-data-on-6-billion-nights-of-sleep-with-fascinating-results-66742aa49450
    What new for weddings this year? - https://www.theknot.com/content/2018-wedding-trends
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    If you are looking to pull your kids away from spending all the time in front of the screen, then be sure to check out Scribfolio!
    Maggie Held is the founder of Scribfolio and she joins Erin and Brittany to talk about how she turned her career from a professional singer/dancer/actor into a small business owner.
    To learn more about Scribfolio, please visit their website: https://www.scribfolio.com/

    • 1 hr 12 min
    EP 58: Tulip Tree Creamery & Family Choice Surrogacy

    EP 58: Tulip Tree Creamery & Family Choice Surrogacy

    We've got another great show on the docket for this week - we'll eat a little cheese and do some family planning. First up we have Tulip Tree Creamery - a local, urban creamery that will make you want to eat your weight in cheese. Plus, Family Choice Surrogacy - a company that wants to help educate Indy on all the family building options available. All that and more, this week on the EDGE.
     
    Tulip Tree Creamery was founded in 2014 by Fons Smits and Laura Davenport after Smits traveling all over the world consulting and developing small to medium scale dairy plants.
    They are located on the northwest side of Indianapolis and looking to move into their own facility in the next year.
    To learn more about their cheeses, see their inventory, or sign up for one of their classes - visit their website: https://www.tuliptreecreamery.com/
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    We don't know about you, but we are still struggling with Daylight Saving from last week but do you know why Daylight Saving exists? On this week's Paul Poteet on the EDGE we discuss that and we have a new way to relieve stress at work (Erin's not too fond of this idea). Plus, would you reuse your toilet paper?
    Everything you always wanted to know about Daylight Saving(S) Time:
    http://mentalfloss.com/article/93066/10-things-you-might-not-know-about-daylight-saving-time
    It's a good idea to have a voodoo doll of your boss:
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-boss-voodoo-doll-20180312-story.html
    It's time to ditch TP for a "Family Cloth":
    https://www.buzzfeed.com/terripous/what-is-the-family-cloth-and-why-should-you-use-it-an?utm_term=.khZMLq0jy#.cnWaep67o
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    Family Choice Surrogacy is an agency located in Indiana but they serve parents across the globe to navigate Intended Parents and Surrogates through every step of the process.
    Family Choice Surrogacy was started by Leah Potter after she experiencing her own infertility. She decided to help families fulfill their dreams of becoming parents by helping them through the world of surrogacy.
    To learn more about the organization, please visit: https://familychoicesurrogacy.com/

    • 1 hr 18 min

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