By Boone County Economic Development Corporation (Boone EDC)
#BetterInBoonecastJun 05, 2023
28. Jillian Ashton | ICAN
Boone County-based ICAN joins us to talk about their unique non-profit that trains service dogs in our prison system.
27. Tom Easterday | ILADD
Zionsville resident, Tom Easterday, joins us this week to talk about doing business in Japan, but mostly about ILADD, a local non-profit designed to partner with individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
26. Katie DeVries | Boone County Community Corrections
Katie DeVries with Boone County Community Corrections joins us to talk about her role in the county and within the criminal justice system and how employers or individuals can get more involved.
25. Kevin Krulik | Stone Eater Bike Park
Stone Eater Bike Park is a bike park, but it's also a trail system and an adaptive reuse of a former landfill site.
24. Matt McKee | Center Stage Community Theater
Learn about Center Stage Community Theater, but we also discuss GenCon and the Pickle Saga of 2020.
23. Missy Krulik | Heart of Lebanon
Missy Krulik, executive director of the Heart of Lebanon, Lebanon's downtown Main Street program, joins Claire on this week's podcast.
22. Kirra Sutton | Hattie's Coffee House
There's a new coffee shop coming to Whitestown, and owner Kirra Sutton joins Claire to talk about how the Boone EDC has partnered with her in the process.
21. Chloe Scott | Balloon Bar Indy
Hear from Boone County resident, Chloe Scott, of Balloon Bar Indy. Chloe started her business at age 20 and tells us how she sets herself apart from the competition and pushes herself to grow.
20. Missy Bowman | Indiana Teen Challenge
19. Kelly Braverman | Witham Health Services
In this episode Molly chats with Kelly Braverman, President/CEO of Witham Health Services.
18. Theresa Hanners | The Caring Center
On this episode Molly chats with Theresa Hanners, Executive Director of The Caring Center in Lebanon. You may be most familiar with the food pantry, but there are many services The Caring Center provides to the community with a holistic approach to wellness.
Link for more info https://thecaringcenter.net/
17. Indiana Gifts | Mel McMahon
16. So Big Mountain House | Dr. Lori Buzzetti
Dr. Lori Buzzetti was serving as a doctor at a women's health clinic when God put a picture in her mind of a place where pregnant women could find shelter, food and love. She shares the story of how the Mountain House Maternity Home in Whitestown went from a dream to a reality on today's #BetterInBooneCast
So Big https://www.sobig.org/
15. Titus Bakery | Terry Rake
In honor of National Donut Day this Friday, Molly chats with Terry Rake, owner of award-winning Titus Bakery, about how this family-owned business stands the test of time. Plus, Terry shares how early they get up in the morning to start the dough (it's early!). #betterinboone #nationaldonutday
14. Abby's Garden Parties | Abby Perry
What does 20 years in pharmaceutical sales and running a DIY terrarium business have in common? Find out on this episode of the #BetterInBooneCast with Abby Perry of Abby's Garden Parties
13. Indiana Diaper Bank | Ashley Burns
Whitestown resident Ashley Burns, CEO of the Indiana Diaper Bank has a calling in life to help families in her community. She shares her story with us today on the #BetterInBooneCast
Learn more at https://www.indianadiaperbank.org/
12. Jawbone BBQ | Brad Thomas
From pulled pork to pop tarts, Brad Thomas shares the story of his restaurant and catering business located in Advance, IN.
Link to Jawbone BBQ: https://greatlocalfoods.com/jawbone/
11. Shawna Allen
Lebanon resident Shawna Allen joins us on the #BetterInBoonecast to share her story of involvement in the justice system. Shawna is an advocate and vocal supporter of second chance resources, and she has worked closely with the Boone EDC to speak about her experience at our Maximizing Your Potential courses and various events.
10. Boone County Mentoring Partnership | Matt Wilson
Matt Wilson joins us on the #BetterInBoonecast to share how Boone County Mentoring Partnership is impacting local youth and ways people can get involved or share their mission.
Learn more about Boone County Mentoring Partnership ➡️ https://www.boonecountymentoring.org/
9. Dress for Success | Jeronna Bolden
Jeronna Bolden joins on the #BetterInBoonecast to share her story of transitioning from client, to volunteer, to Director of Programs at Dress for Success Indianapolis. Listen to learn more about their clothing boutique and programming geared towards promoting career mobility and economic independence in women.
Learn more about Dress for Success Indianapolis ➡️ https://www.indydfs.org/
Learn more about Professional Women's Group ➡️ https://www.indydfs.org/professional-womens-group-2/
8. Our Place Coffee | Paul and Brianna Deinlein
Paul and Brianna saw a need for a community space in Zionsville — so they created one. Learn how Our Place Coffee came to be, their plans for the future, and Boone EDC resources that helped get them on their feet!
Learn more about Our Place Coffee ➡️ https://www.ourplacecoffee.com/
7. Lebanon Community Schools | Dr. Jon Milleman
Superintendent Jon Milleman, Ph.D. joins us on the #BetterInBoonecast to share insights on Lebanon Community Schools and their continuous investment in high quality education. Listen to learn about increased emphasis on STEM education, facility renovations, and the inside scoop on Lebanon Schools!
Learn more about Lebanon Community Schools ➡️ https://www.leb.k12.in.us/
6. Dull's Tree Farm | Lucas Dull
Dull's Tree Farm started out as a choose-and-cut tree farm and has since grown into an agritourism destination. Lucas Dull shares the importance of agritourism and the ways Dull's Tree Farm is connecting people to agriculture through hands-on experiences.
✅ Did you know? After planting a Christmas tree, it takes 7-8 years to be ready for picking!
Learn more about Dull's Tree Farm ➡️ https://dullstreefarm.com/home
Rental space at Dull's ➡️ https://dullstreefarm.com/GroupEvents
5. Festool | Brian "Sedge" Sedgeley
Festool employee Brian "Sedge" Sedgeley created an Instagram account on a whim to show his kids what he did at work. Now, the accidental influencer has more than 36K followers and uses the platform on a larger scale to increase the company's exposure and train customers on using their tools!
Learn more about Festool ➡️ https://www.festoolusa.com/
Follow Festool Sedge on Instagram ➡️ https://www.instagram.com/festoolsedge/
Listen to the Festool Shop Talk podcast ➡️ https://open.spotify.com/show/6UBnJykGyABU1zTA3lREpI?si=8f7ddfb7d7a24b96
4. ATEC, INC. | Shane Conner
Boone EDC Board Member and owner of ATEC, INC. in Lebanon, Shane Conner shares his story of entrepreneurship in Boone County. Named one of the fastest-growing companies in Indiana, ATEC, INC. grew from part-time work in 2005 to a full-time business with 29 employees and clients as large as the NFL.
Learn more about ATEC, INC. ➡️ https://atec-electric.com/
3. Shalom House, VITA Program, Megan Hammerle Random Acts of Kindness | Rick Hammerle
This week we dive into the many ways volunteers like Rick Hammerle make a difference in the Boone County community! Rick is the volunteer coordinator for the VITA and TCE programs that provide income tax assistance at the Lebanon and Thorntown Public Libraries. He also volunteers with the Shalom House, a Boone County nonprofit providing meals and sack lunches to adults and children who are food insecure. Rick also shares the many ways to get involved with the Megan Hammerle Memorial 5k, Random Acts of Kindness Day, and a memorial scholarship for Lebanon High School students to celebrate the memory of his daughter.
Shalom House ➡️ https://www.theshalomhouse.org/
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) ➡️ https://www.uwci.org/indy-free-tax-prep
Megan Hammerle Memorial 5k ➡️ https://www.facebook.com/MeganHammerleMemorial5k
Megan Hammerle Random Acts of Kindness Day ➡️ https://www.facebook.com/meganhammerleday
Megan Suzanne Hammerle Memorial Scholarship ➡️ https://communityfoundationbc.org/lebanon-scholarships/
2. Fundae's Ice Cream & Sweets | Kas Miller
You may be familiar with Fundae's Ice Cream & Sweets, but do you know the story behind how they got started? Listen to episode 2 of the #BetterInBoonecast where we sit down with co-owner Kas Miller as she shares the scoop on the origin of Fundae's, their connection to Boone EDC, and plans for the future.
Learn more about fundaes here ➡️ https://www.visitfundaes.com/
1. Indiana Gifts | Mel McMahon
Welcome to the first full episode of #BetterinBoonecast! Listen and learn about Indiana Gifts, a new shop on the square in Lebanon promoting products from Indiana artisans. Hear how owner Mel McMahon got connected with the Boone EDC to make it happen.
Learn more about Indiana Gifts here ➡️ https://shopindianagifts.com/pages/about-us
Welcome to #BetterInBoonecast, hosted by the Boone EDC. Each week, we’ll bring in members of the Boone County community who have a unique story to tell about their life, business, or experience in Boone County.