Carmel in brief — July 16, 2019

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Correction – A story in the July 9 edition of Current in Carmel incorrectly listed the address of Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine. Its new Carmel office is at 13345 N. Illinois St.

Hole-in-one – Reese Roudebush, 10, of Carmel got a hole-in-one July 6 at Woodwind Golf Course in Westfield. Roudebush achieved the hole-in-one with a nine iron on the sixth hole at 80 yards. She plays in the co-ed PGA Junior League for Prairieview.

Hall of Fame broadcasters – Four Hoosier broadcasters will soon become the newest inductees into the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Richard M. Fairbanks Hall of Fame. The Carmel-based Indiana Broadcasters Association announced the 2019 class that includes morning show radio host and TV anchor/reporter Ann Craig-Cinnamon, TV anchor and editor James David Longest, TV journalist Linda Lupear, and TV program manager and network founder Ed Spray. The class will be inducted on Oct. 24 during the annual Indiana Broadcasters Conference in Carmel. Learn more at IBAConference.com.

Administrator honored – Bruce Wolf of Carmel High School received the inaugural “Spirit of Unified” Administrator Award during the recent Champions Together Awards Luncheon. Champions Together is a partnership between the IHSAA and Special Olympics Indiana. The vision of the Champions Together Unified Sports project is to allow high school students — both with and without intellectual disabilities — the opportunity to represent their high schools in an IHSAA sanctioned activity that provides a quality experience of sports training and competition.

National Night Out – National Night Out is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6 at the City Hall gazebo, 1 Civic Square. The event will include pizza and hot dogs, games for kids and the opportunity to visit with members of the Carmel fire and police departments. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own tables and chairs and favorite snacks to share with neighbors and friends.

Student selected for space internship – Carmel High School student Zoe Koniaris has been selected for the Student Enhancement in Earth and Space Science summer internship to be held at The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Space Research. Students will work with scientists and engineers to conduct authentic research from data received from NASA’s earth observing satellites. This nationally competitive program sponsored by NASA’s Texas Space Grant Consortium selects students who will increase their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and math through earth and space education.

Lugar Series seeking applicants – The Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series is entering its 30th year of the program and is accepting applications for its 2019-2020 class. Inspired by the leadership of the late Senator Richard Lugar, The Lugar Series has sought to provide a first-class leadership training experience that encourages, mentors and prepares Republican women from across Indiana to seek new levels of personal achievement and public involvement. Applications are due Aug. 1 and are available by visiting lugarseries.com/apply/ or by calling 317-536-6900.

Human trafficking awareness – Human trafficking involves more than just sexual exploitation, often including the trade of humans for the purpose of forced labor, marriage or the extraction of organs and tissues. Carmel Lodge No. 421, F.&A.M. will host a human trafficking awareness event at 7 p.m. Aug. 15. The event is open to the public, but seating is limited. RSVP to carmellodge421@gmail.com. Additional details will be provided to those who RSVP.

Governor reappoints Anker – Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has reappointed Terry Anker of Carmel to the Ivy Tech University State Board of Trustees. Anker is chairman of The Anker Consulting Group. His term will end June 30, 2022.

Carmel group to manage marathon – Carmel Road Racing Group, owners and organizers of the Carmel Marathon, received a two-year event management extension of the Whitefish Marathon in Whitefish, Montana. Whitefish, a resort town of 8,000 located 15 miles west of Glacier National Park, attracts nature lovers and adventure seekers from all over the world. The city hosted its first road marathon, half marathon and 5K under the management of CRRG in 2018 and has extended CRRG’s services through 2021. The Whitefish Marathon takes place the third Saturday in May.

Veterans needed – Carmel High School history teacher Will Ellery is organizing a Global War on Terror symposium and is looking for veterans of the war to speak with students in small groups about their experiences. The meetings would be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Sept. 10. Almost all students at CHS were born after 9/11, and the event is designed to help them better understand the event. Veterans interested in participating should email Ellery at wellery@ccs.k12.in.us.

Pedestrian and bikeways surveys —The Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization is in the process of updating its regional bikeways and pedestrian plans for Central Indiana and is looking for engagement and feedback with two surveys regarding each plan. The bikeways plan survey can be accessed at regionalbikeplan.metroquest.com, and the pedestrian plan survey can be accessed at regionalpedplan.metroquest.com. For more, visit indympo.org.

Veterans Hall of Fame – The Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame seeking nominations for its sixth class of veteran honorees. The nonprofit organization honors Hoosier veterans for service during and after active duty. Up to 15 veterans will be honored for military service achievements and/or community contributions. The criteria and nomination packet are at imvhof.com/nominate. Nominations will be accepted through Aug. 1.

Newcomers Club – Newcomers Club of Carmel, a nonprofit social club, connects its members with friends, engages in fun activities and explores the community. Monthly activities include a welcome coffee, a luncheon event and 32 interest group meetings. Membership represents Carmel, Westfield, Fishers, Noblesville, Zionsville and Indianapolis. For more, visit carmelnewcomers.com or call 317-564-8349.

Pedal Perks – The Pedal Perks program is returning for its third year, with Hamilton County businesses offering deals to bike riders. The program runs from through Oct. 31 and has more than 30 businesses offering specials for customers who show proof of their ride. For more information or a full list of participants visit pedalperks.org.

Centier tops ranking – Forbes has recognized Centier Bank as the No. 1 bank in the state of Indiana. Forbes teamed with the market research firm Statista to produce its second annual “Best Banks in Each State” to gauge interest in the feedback customers gave their banks, with over 25,000 individuals surveyed. This is the second year that Centier Bank has ranked in the top five of the survey. Financial institutions are graded on client satisfaction, recommendations, and other factors including trust, terms and conditions, branch services, and financial advice. For more centier.com.

Home sales consistent – The Carmel housing market stayed consistent last month as sale prices increased slightly and homes left the market just three days faster. According to F.C. Tucker, the average sale price for homes sold in Carmel in June 2019 was $442,061 at an average of $153.34 per square foot, a 1.8 percent price increase. Homes in the city sold 8.3 percent faster than this time last year at 33 days.

Backpack giveaway – Carmel-based Round Room LLC, the nation’s largest Verizon authorized wireless retailer, announced that its TCC and Wireless Zone stores are donating 140,000 backpacks full of school supplies to ensure children across the U.S. are well prepared for the start of the school year. This donation marks TCC’s seventh annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. More than 850 participating TCC and Wireless Zone stores across the U.S. are inviting families to visit select locations between 1 and 4 p.m. July 21 to pick up a backpack. One backpack per child present will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. For a list of participating TCC stores, visit tccrocks.com/locations.

GadellNet moves – GadellNet Consulting Services has moved into a new office in Carmel on Hamilton Crossing Boulevard. The tech-driven space features a mix of private offices, open air workspaces, a gym, a kitchen, walking trails and more. With more than 9,000 square feet, GadellNet’s Indianapolis-based team will be able to grow into this space over the next several years. With an average growth rate of 30 percent over the last five years, GadellNet’s Indianapolis team plans to add at least five more employees to this office during the rest of 2019.

KAR expands in Europe – Carmel-based KAR Auction Services, a global vehicle remarketing and technology solutions provider, has launched its ADESA Europe digital auction, a rebranding of Belgium-based CarsOnTheWeb. Acquired by KAR in February, COTW is now fully integrated into the KAR family. The ADESA Europe brand extends the KAR family of companies’ international name recognition and reputation beyond North America and the U.K. to continental Europe.

Census Bureau looking for workers—The U.S. Census Bureau is looking for applicants for 2020 census work in Boone and Hamilton counties. Job types include clerks, census field supervisors, census takers and office operations supervisors, ranging in pay from $14.50 to $20 an hour. Interested applicants can apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs.

New branch manager – Joaquim Nally has been hired as branch manager of Centier Bank in Carmel, 568 E. Carmel Dr. Nally joins Centier with nearly 10 years of banking and retail management experience. As branch manager, Nally will be tasked with maximizing branch growth, revenues, client satisfaction and connecting with the Carmel community.

Merchants Mortgage hire – Merchants Mortgage has hired Patty Cummins as a mortgage loan originator in Carmel. Cummins brings more than 30 years of mortgage lending experience to the team. She has served the mortgage industry as a mortgage loan originator, home loan consultant, mortgage processor and mortgage servicing manager.

Nurse honored – IU Health North Hospital wound ostomy continence nurse Jessica Snyder was named one of five IU Health team members to receive the Lynda A. Merriman Award for Compassionate Care. Conceived and funded by Chuck Merriman, the “Lynda” award honors IU Health team members who embody the qualities of those who eased his wife Lynda’s seven-month battle with cancer at IU Health Simon Cancer Center and University Hospital in Indianapolis. Each Lynda Award recipient receives a cash award from the IU Health Foundation, made possible by Merriman.

PrimeLife fundraiser – Carmel-based PrimeLife Enrichment, which provides programs for seniors, is participating in the GIVE65 Event, a 65-hour, national online fundraiser hosted by Home Instead Senior Care Foundation. Donations of $10 or more will be accepted July 9 to 11 at GIVE65.org.

Hearing loss group – The newly-formed Indianapolis Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America holds meetings from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month at Irvington Public Library, 5625 E. Washington St. in Indianapolis. Learn more at hlaa-indianapolis.org.


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