And We’re Off! The 2023 Indiana Statehouse Session Begins 

The first regular session of the 123rd Indiana General Assembly officially began its work last Monday with an action-packed week. Bills are getting filed later than usual but, so far, the message is clear: priority will be placed on developing our people, communities, and jobs. Here are the highlights from week one, including the Governor’s priorities and a few bills that support Aspire's top priorities.

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Infrastructure Improvements in Johnson County

The Indiana Department of Transportation is tasked with awarding grants to towns, cities and counties across the state to improve infrastructure such as bridges, sidewalks and roads. At the end of last year, Johnson County communities combined received over $4.4 million in funding for improvements according to a report from lawmakers representing the county.

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I-69 Finish Line Project Update

The I-69 Finish Line Project is the final addition to the long-awaited Interstate 69 connection from Indianapolis to Evansville. The Indiana Department of Transportation’s official progress tracker on reports that the Corridor is 62% complete. As of January, 89% of construction in Morgan County is complete, 85% in Johnson County and 23% in Marion County. The interstate is still expected to open to traffic by the end of 2024.

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Aspire Business Celebrations

January 12, 2023

Crosswinds Counseling Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

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Aspire Weekly Member Highlights

Renewed Member Investors

Bar Communications

Center Grove Community School Corporation

Christian Brothers Automotive - Greenwood

Core Managed, Inc.

Duke Energy

Excel Heating and Air Conditioning

Johnson County Community Foundation

Reising Radio Partners Inc. - QMIX 107.3, KORN Country 100.3, Mojo 102.9

Simons Bitzer & Associates, PC

Winteregg & Associates, LLC

Winters Plumbing LLC

New Member Investors

Drivers Select / Bohanan Staffing

E-PRO Plus

Flats at Stones Crossing

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Join us for our first of three Community Workshops. This Community Workshop focuses on Early Childhood Education and daycare accessibility and the effects on economic development, talent attraction and economic mobility within our communities. Aaron Merchen, Director of Policy and Programs through the Center for Education and Workforce under the US Chamber, will speak on the center’s work at the federal level and how communities are moving the needle across the US. There will be a panel discussion from state and local experts to provide additional color on how our residents and workforce are navigating this challenge. 

Wednesday, February 1st

8:30am - 11:30am

Central Nine Career Center

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Tuesday, February 7th

8:30am - 9:30am

Our Table

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Thursday, February 23

8:30am - 10:00am

Franklin Community High School

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You may have complimentary tickets to select events available with your membership. Contact Angie Keene for more information.
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This week’s Monday Member Moment features Luke Reynolds, owner of ALL IN Painting, discussing the company's services and what distinguishes them from competitors. Visit ALL IN Painting at the Indianapolis Home Show beginning on January 20!

Your Year to Volunteer

By: Allison Avin, Director of Communications, Pack Away Hunger

As you consider your goals for this new year, know that any time and energy you invest in your community will be well worth it. Not only will volunteering make a positive impact on those you serve, it will benefit you as well. Continue reading to learn some of the benefits.

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Member Updates

+ Pilsung ATA Martial Arts Announces ATA International’s New Accreditation for Songahm Taekwondo Instructor Program

+ Indiana Members Credit Union Contributes $883 to Johnson Memorial Hospital Foundation

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