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PR Pro Reed Publishes First Novel

By Kate Shepherd | Aug 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
Cheryl Reed announces her debut 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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Vietnam Veterans to be honored

By Kate Shepherd | Jul 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
Vietnam veterans will be honored at a September event.

Vietnam Veterans will be honored at a September event that Kate Shepherd Communications has been proud to consult on.  Please buy your tickets today, because they are going FAST! The Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations SALUTE to Vietnam Veterans will feature THE TEXAS TENORS in concert.  THE TEXAS TENORS are a three-time Emmy award winning vocal…

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Monnett hired as director of advancement

By Kate Shepherd | Jun 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
Scott Monnett has been hired by Indiana Connected By 25.

Indiana Connected By 25 has hired Scott D. Monnett.  He will serve as the new director of advancement.  Monnett has more than 15 years of experience.  He has worked in fundraising, community relations, annual giving, partnership engagement and organization development. Prior to taking the role at the nonprofit serving foster youth, Monnett worked in the…

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Mortgage Bankers Tell Congress: Fix Housing Finance

By Kate Shepherd | Jun 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Mortgage bankers in Indiana want congress to reform the Housing Finance System.

The Indiana Mortgage Bankers Association ended its annual State Convention this afternoon with a roundtable discussion, where local mortgage lenders discussed the growing need for housing finance reform and what actions Congress must take to create a mortgage market that meets the full range of housing needs in Indiana, and across the U.S. Mortgage bankers explain…

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Tamika Catchings to keynote event

By Kate Shepherd | Jun 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tamika Catchings will help raise funds to benefit foster youth.

Indiana Connected By 25 is pleased to announce that four-time Olympic Gold Medal Winner, WNBA Champion and MVP Tamika Catchings will give an inspiring keynote speech at an evening benefiting foster youth. The event is scheduled for Thursday, June 8, and will raise funds for the nonprofit’s programs. Catchings Helps Foster Youth “Indiana Connected By…

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“Revenge of the Soccer Moms” Published

By Kate Shepherd | May 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Revenge of the Soccer Moms is written by Indiana mom Myra Levine.

Life in the suburbs inspired Myra Levine’s new novel, “Revenge of the Soccer Moms.”  The book answers the question, “What if middle-class women set aside good sense and actually did the things they think about doing?” The dark comedy is set in a Westfield, Indiana subdivision and focuses on a group of smart, funny, stay-at-home…

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Indiana nonprofit applauds bill signings

By Kate Shepherd | Apr 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
Nonprofit Connected By 25 applauds the Governor's signing of two bills to help foster youth.

Nonprofit Indiana Connected By 25 praises Governor Eric Holcomb’s signing of two measures that will have dramatic effects on Indiana foster youth.  Senate Enrolled Act 366 (Driver’s Licenses for Foster Youth) and Senate Enrolled Act 497 (Medicaid for Former Foster Youth) were both signed by the Governor late Friday afternoon. The first measure allows teenagers in…

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Child Abuse Signs Outlined for Sitters

By Kate Shepherd | Apr 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Child abuse signs are being stressed with LullabySitters.com sitters and nannies.

LullabySitters.com is educating its sitters and nannies about the signs of child abuse and their reporting requirements in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month this April. The organization sent an email to all of the caregivers registered on its site and posted a blog with reminders of what to look for. Child Abuse Signs The…

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Hawthorne Community Center Hires Elaine Dillahunt

By Kate Shepherd | Mar 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Elaine Dillahunt is the new deputy director of Hawthorne Community Center.

Hawthorne Community Center in Indianapolis has hired Elaine Dillahunt as its new deputy director.  Dillahunt has more than 30 years of experience in community programs and services, most recently as the superintendent of operations at Indy Parks and Recreation. During her tenure at Indy Parks, Dillahunt held a variety of positions including interim director. Elaine…

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General Assembly Could Pass Foster Youth Bills

By Kate Shepherd | Mar 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Indiana General Assembly is close to passing bills that would help former foster youth.

Two bills that would have dramatic impact on Indiana foster youth are closer to becoming law this Indiana General Assembly session. General Assembly Considers SB 366 Senate Bill 366 (Driver’s Licenses for Foster Youth) allows teenagers in foster care to obtain a driver’s license. The bill also waives BMV fees, permits foster youth to take…

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