Posts by Kate Shepherd

Autism care is new company’s focus

A new Central Indiana company will help connect families of children with autism to specialized sitters who are qualified to care for them. Indianapolis-based Synapse Sitters is officially launching during April, which is Autism Awareness Month. Synapse Sitters is an online networking community and not a placement agency.  It does not endorse or place sitters…

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Foster Care Bill Unanimously Approved

The Indiana Senate unanimously approved a foster care bill Tuesday that aims to improve education outcomes for thousands of Indiana foster youth. The 50-0 vote in favor of the bill sends the measure back to the Indiana House. Lawmakers there can vote to approve Senate changes or send the bill to a conference committee to…

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Event aims to halt sex trafficking in Hamilton County

Central Indiana nonprofit Restored Inc. says the majority of sex trafficking cases it handles come from Hamilton County.  To help combat sex trafficking in the area, Restored and Chosen Boutique and Salon will host an event later this month at the Hamilton County 4H Fairgrounds. The event will help residents learn how to spot trafficking…

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Legislation strives to improve education outcomes for foster children

Legislation before the Indiana General Assembly aims to improve education outcomes for thousands of Indiana foster youth. The legislation authored by Representative Dale DeVon (R-Granger) would require the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) and Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) to share data on the educational progress of children in Indiana’s foster care system. The…

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Nonprofit Elects Two New Board Members

Nonprofit Indiana Connected By 25 elects two new board members.  Megan Robertson and Dan Larner join the organization’s Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of leaders from the nonprofit, business, legal and academic communities of Indiana. Megan Robertson is the President and Owner of FrontRunner Strategies, a political consulting and issue advocacy firm.  She…

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The Corydon Group launches new center

Indianapolis-based public affairs firm The Corydon Group is forming a new Health Policy Center and hiring a prominent doctor to run it. John J. Wernert, MD, MHA will start work with The Corydon Group on December 4 as a Senior Vice President and will launch the center. “Dr. Wernert’s work at the new center will…

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Easley Winery celebrates expansion

Indianapolis-based Easley Winery is sharing its excitement about the multi-million-dollar investment in property and equipment it has made in downtown Indianapolis.  The expansion includes the addition of a fully-automated Italian bottling line, doubling the winery’s production capacity. “We needed to make this investment now because our wine sales have doubled each year for the last…

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Military Service Members Receive Offer

Anyone currently serving in the military can now go online to receive free tickets for themselves and a guest to an upcoming event that will honor Vietnam Veterans. The Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations’ (IPBS’) SALUTE to Vietnam Veterans will include a concert by THE TEXAS TENORS and a preview of THE VIETNAM WAR, a film by…

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Restored raises funds to stop sex trafficking

Tickets are now available for an upcoming event to raise awareness and funds for Indianapolis nonprofit Restored. The Third Annual Stop the Traffick Fashion Show will focus attention on Restored’s mission: To put an end to domestic sex trafficking and sexual exploitation in Indiana. Restored Makes a Difference In 2016, Restored served 106 women throughout…

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PR Pro Reed Publishes First Novel

Cheryl Reed dives into fiction with a vengeance Cheryl Reed has spent the past 30 years making a name for herself.  First as a journalist covering crime, government and politics.  Then as a public relations pro for clients ranging from Angie’s List to former Governor Frank O’Bannon to financial guru, Pete the Planner. Today she…

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