January 2013

Untitled Document January 2013
Issue: 1
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eNews from Indy's West Side
Welcome to the first issue of the West Side Chamber of Commerce's enewsletter, eNews from Indy's West Side.
We look forward to creating the voice of the West Side, the voice of that special place we all call home. With your help, we will strive to become the voice of your business, your neighborhood, your local retailers, your area schools. Please send news notes to:kaymillar@sbcglobal.net. Identify your news in the subject line as West Side indy News.
Our Schools school bus
At the first school board meeting of 2013, MSD of Decatur Township swore in two new board members, Tim Huber and Larry Taylor, and elected officers: President Dale Henson; Vice President Judy Collins; Secretary Cathy Wiseman;
Treasurer Kirk Farmer.
The MSD of Pike Township is looking for nominees to its Alumni Hall of Fame. Nominees may be ten-year graduates who have excelled in their respective fields, shown commitment to community service, and contributed to society or a segment of society. Click here for the nomination form.
MSD of Wayne Township is seeking nominations for its Memorial Wall of Fame, which honors outstanding individuals who have made contributions to education in the schools of the district. Nominations must be received by March 1. Click here for the nomination form and information.
Indianapolis International Airport traveler
The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) has announced a series of new art installations and exhibits that will introduce innovative new works to the airport's robust art program by artists with a variety of ties to the local community. The artworks program will run from January 2013 through the end of the year.
The IAA planned to accept sealed bids for the demolition of the old airport terminal and associated structures on Friday, January 18.
Proposed Sales Tax Increase
The West Side Chamber applauds Chamber member Ace Rent-a-Car for taking a strong position on the proposed City Council rental car sales tax increase. Ace Vice President Charlie Mullen has analyzed the impact of the tax increase on local people who rent cars. To get his perspective, contact Charlie directly at 317-248-5698 orcmullen@acerentacar.com. Chamber members are invited to share their thoughts on the Chamber's Facebook account. Find contact information for City-County Council members on our website:www.westsidechamber.biz.
Pike Performing Arts Center
Schedule of February events:
Percussive Dance America - February 5, 2013
MusicFest - February 9, 2013
Orchestra Concert - February 13, 2013
15th Annual Gospel Concert - February 17, 2013
Choir Cabaret - February 21, 2013
For information and tickets, visit www.pikepac.org.
In This Issue
Sales Tax Increase
Performing Arts
Upcoming Dates
Proctor & Pence
West Side Chamber of Commerce president, Rick Proctor, attended the taping of Indiana Lawmakers at WFYI studios on January 17, which featured newly-elected Indiana Governor Mike Pence.

Upcoming West Side Chamber Dates:
Friday, January 25
at 8:30 a.m.
2013 Kick-Off
Networking event
At Indianapolis International Airport,
located off I-70 via Exit 68 five minutes west of I-465.
Reservations required due to limited space.
Program: "Airport Update" and preview of 2013 Chamber calendar
Tuesday, February 12 at 3:30 p.m. Board meeting
Friday, February 22 at 8:30 a.m. Monthly networking meeting
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Rick Proctor, West Side Chamber of Commerce (317) 247-5002
The mission of the West Side Chamber of Commerce is to promote vibrant, sustainable economic
development and strengthen the quality of life in the west side community by:
        • Attracting, retaining, and connecting businesses;
        • Advocating pro-business public policies, and;
        • Assisting businesses in actively engaging in the community.
Information about the West Side Chamber of Commerce can be obtained at www.westsidechamber.biz and Like us on Facebook
Board of directors
Wanda Bell-Brown, Wanda Bell-Brown Insurance Agency, Inc.; Jenny Copas, Ace Rent-a-Car;
Brandon T. Fishburn, Midwest Sports Complex; William Lance, Wingate by Wyndham Northwest;
Bill Morrissey, Lowe's; Rick Myers, Business Leader; Patricia A. Poehler. MSD of Decatur Township;
Rick Proctor, BMO Harris Bank; David L. Shank, APR, Fellow PRSA, Shank Public Relations Counselors
Advisors to the board
Robert F. Bering, CPA, Bering CPA Firm; Dan P. Millar, Phd, APR, Fellow PRSA, Millar Communication Strategies, Inc.
Kay Millar, APR, Millar Communication Strategies, Inc.; Corey Wilson, Indianapolis International Airport
Gain the benefits of
  • monthly networking opportunities with other West Side businesses and organizations (includes Decatur, Pike and Wayne townships)
  • increased visibility through a variety of special events, sponsorship and promotional opportunities, and a professional web page
  • connection with your local officials at West Side Chamber "Meet Your Candidates" events
  • and a host of other relationship-building opportunities.
Membership dues are paid now for the year of 2013.
Find your membership form at www.westsidechamber.biz.
Send completed membership form and payment to:
West Side Chamber of Commerce, 8345 Little Eagle Court,
Indianapolis, IN 46234, c/o Wanda Bell-Brown, Treasurer
Questions? Email: westsidechamber@gmail.com