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Cosmopolitan Magazine Names Avon Wedding Barn Best in State

DANVILLE, IN (Jan. 31, 2019) – The Avon Wedding Barn recently received national recognition from a popular magazine as the best wedding venue in the state of Indiana. Cosmopolitan Magazine featured the Avon Wedding Barn among the best wedding venues in each state on its website. The article highlighting the Avon Wedding Barn can be found online at Cosmopolitan.com with the search “Wedding Venues.” The article titled This is the Most Popular Wedding Venue in Your State includes a picture of a bride and groom dancing during a wedding reception in the barn with a brief description. Darinda Dragon, owner of the...

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Sparks Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary with Renewed Focus and New Location

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sparks Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary with Renewed Focus and New Location INDIANAPOLIS – Sparks is marking its five-year anniversary with a special program presenting Ted-like talks from three speakers focused on the power of Defining Moments. The event will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Redemption Alewerks at 7035 E. 96th St., Indianapolis. With the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimation that half of all businesses will fail by the five-year mark, Sparks is beating the odds. This anniversary reveals that Sparks founder, Chris Reed, applies the characteristics fundamental to success to the...

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City Barbeque to donate $12,500 to support veterans with traumatic brain injury

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Apr. 12, 2017 INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Throughout March, National Brain Injury Awareness month, City Barbeque restaurants raised $12,500 to benefit veterans living with traumatic brain injury. These funds, which represent 200% of profits from sales of a limited-edition drink tumbler, will be donated to the Resurrecting Lives Foundation. Established in 2012, the Resurrection Lives Foundation supports the estimated 20-25% of troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injury, helping these veterans successfully transition to post-military lives and careers. This is the third year City Barbeque has raised funds to support Resurrecting Lives and its mission of advocacy, aid, fundraising, and research; the company has donated $37,500 to date. In her recognition of last year’s contribution, Resurrecting Lives founder and executive director Dr. Chrisanne Gordon thanked City Barbeque “for engaging the entire community in this effort to support our military members, veterans, and their families affected by traumatic brain injury.” Giving back is central to City Barbeque’s culture; the company also partners with the American Cancer Society, Future Farmers of America, and Food Rescue, as well as local organizations in the communities served by each joint. To learn more about the Resurrecting Lives Foundation and its work supporting veterans with traumatic brain injury, visit resurrectinglives.org. About City Barbeque City Barbeque smokes competition-quality barbeque and has more than 100 Kansas City Barbeque Society-certified judges throughout its...

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Image Pros, LLC Merges with Peoples Promotions, Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Image Pros, LLC Merges with Peoples Promotions, Inc. Successful Promotional Products Firms Combine to Add New Services to a Legacy of Excellence in Customer Service BROWNSBURG, IN – Promotional products firms, Image Pros, LLC and Peoples Promotions, Inc., have merged effective January, 2017 and will continue business under the Image Pros, LLC name. Peoples Promotions, Inc. was established by Donovan Peoples in 1993. Peoples Promotions is especially known for being a provider of branded apparel, promotional items and gifts, and customized trophies and awards. The company primarily served businesses and individuals in Hendricks County and on the west side of Indianapolis. Image Pros, LLC began operations in Brownsburg in 2009 headed by Bruce Steinman. Steinman started the business after more than 20 years of advertising, marketing, technology, and management experience. Image Pros services the broader metropolitan Indianapolis area. Friendly competitors, the two owners found they shared the same values when it comes to work ethic and customer service. Both men bring deep wells of experience and expertise when it comes to marketing and delivering products that meet the needs, and exceed the expectations, of their clients. Their shared values were the basis for the eventual merger of their two companies. After twenty-four years, Peoples was interested in taking a reduced role in his business, but was not interested in letting down any of his customers. Steinman...

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What Everyone Should Know about New Computer Threats

If you have been watching any of the news feeds in the technology fields or even business magazines, you will be well aware that hacking, ransomware and other computer threats have taken over headlines. You might be wandering why this problem is growing more prevalent, and if there is a chance that you might get caught up by it. Sad to say, the answer is yes and there are a couple of reasons why: It’s easy money for the scammers. Because they set up a fake site and collect payment in bitcoins, it is hard to trace back to...

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