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Join us every other week for 3 things - a community leader interview, important updates from the Chamber, and a round table discussion from members of the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce.

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Join us every other week for 3 things - a community leader interview, important updates from the Chamber, and a round table discussion from members of the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce.

    Community Leadership, Housing, and the Latest Surge w/Cindy Kinnarney

    Community Leadership, Housing, and the Latest Surge w/Cindy Kinnarney

    Thing 1: Erin gets a moment with the immensely busy community leader Cindy Kinnarney to recall her taking the role of Regional President of German American Bank in the uncertainty of the early pandemic, what's going on at German American, and identifying the problems they are working to solve and believe for which there are future solutions.


    Thing 2: Register to get some time with Senator Todd Young! Also Rachel Gerber will visit on Oct 26th! Register at chamberbloomington.org


    Thing 3: Erin dives into all of the ways Cindy is involved in the community and gets some advice from Cindy's after all of that experience!

    • 20 min
    Bridging IU to the World w/Tony Armstrong

    Bridging IU to the World w/Tony Armstrong

    Thing 1: Erin talks with the President and CEO of IU Ventures, Tony Armstrong, to get an understanding of what they do and the impact it has on the Bloomington area.


    Thing 2: We are opening more Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training sessions, make sure to register for one happening this fall. Additionally our Chamber Speaker Series October 13th is all about starting your own podcast! Register at chamberbloomington.org


    Thing 3: Erin gets business advice from Tony and talk about the benefits of learning to ask for help!

    • 24 min
    Banking Benefits w/Matthew Humphrey and Greg Stierer

    Banking Benefits w/Matthew Humphrey and Greg Stierer

    Thing 1: Host Erin Predmore talks with Matthew Humphrey, Assistant VP of Fifth Third Bank about new products that help reduce friction and serves the underbanked.


    Thing 2: We are opening more Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training sessions, make sure to register for one happening this fall. Additionally our Chamber Speaker Series October 13th is all about starting your own podcast! Register at chamberbloomington.org


    Thing 3: Erin sits with Greg Stierer, the VP of Business Banking and Relationship Manager at Fifth Third Bank. They discuss recent banking trends related to the fluctuating pandemic.

    • 22 min
    Local Marketing in the New Business World w/Rebecca Ellison and Jim Murphy

    Local Marketing in the New Business World w/Rebecca Ellison and Jim Murphy

    Thing 1: Host Erin Predmore talks with marketing guru Rebecca Ellison about approaching marketing in the current business landscape including action items around targeted ads.


    Thing 2: This is our last episode of the season so please subscribe to be notified when Erin comes back in September!  Events coming up: May 14th there is a webinar on how to optimize your business listing on Google, Young Professionals Bloomington are meeting for morning mindfulness on May 20th, and on May 26 is Women Excel Bloomington! Go to chamberbloomington.org to register for all of these events!


    Thing 3: Erin gets a moment with Jim Murphy of CFC Properties to talk downtown real estate and the 30th anniversary of the Grant St. Inn. Jim also announces a contest for listeners!


    Email for contest: gsi@grantstinn.com  

    • 39 min
    Bloomington Law: the Past, the Present, and Looking Forward w/Tom Bunger and Jessica Merkel

    Bloomington Law: the Past, the Present, and Looking Forward w/Tom Bunger and Jessica Merkel

    Thing 1: Host Erin Predmore talks with Tom Bunger, of Bunger & Robertson Attorneys at Law, about his career and the history of the courts in Bloomington.


    Thing 2: Register for the Chamber Speaker Series (May 11th), Morning Buzz (May 12th), and the Google Trainer Webinar (May 14th) at chamberbloomington.org.  


    Thing 3: Erin gets a moment with Bunger & Robertson's Jessica Merkel to talk about the recent changes in the practice and looking to the future of serving the community post-Covid.

    • 25 min
    We Bought a Chocolate Cafe and Cakery! w/Jeff and Judy Quyle

    We Bought a Chocolate Cafe and Cakery! w/Jeff and Judy Quyle

    Thing 1: Host Erin Predmore gets to know guests Jeff and Judy Quyle and their journey of stepping into the unfamiliar world of making chocolate desserts at BLU Boy Chocolate Cafe and Cakery, and a little bit of insight into how some of their offerings are made.


    Thing 2: Join us on May 11th for our Chamber Speaker Series on mental health at work.  Then on May 12th is Morning Buzz! Visit chamberbloomington.org to register for both events.


    Thing 3: The conversation continues on the decision making process of buying a business during the pandemic, and Jeff and Judy's reasoning for why they felt it was important to make this investment.

    • 17 min

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