December Luncheon

By | 2017-12-22T12:37:08+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Categories: Chamber News, Uncategorized|

Join the Greater Beech Grove Chamber of Commerce from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Thursday, December 14th at the Hornet Park Community Center and enjoy a unique musical performance by bell master, Dean Jones. Dean will play a set of 27 cowbells, set up like a piano keyboard.  This is a special opportunity to enjoy the sounds of the holiday in a way you'll be sure to remember. Lunch will be provided by Newk's Eatery. Dean Jones Dean Jones grew up in the Peoria, Illinois area, but lived in California briefly, where one of his classmates was Dusty Rogers, son of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a strong emphasis in music, and a Master's degree in Elementary Education from Butler University.  Dean moved to Indianapolis right out of college to work with the youth  at West Morris [...]

New Executive Director Announced

By | 2017-12-22T12:37:50+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Categories: Chamber News, Uncategorized|

After an extensive search, the GBGCOC Board of Directors extended an offer to a wonderful candidate for the Executive Director position. To our delight, Ron Mayes, EdD, of Southport, accepted the position and has begun the transition into the role. Dr. Mayes, a retired educator, spent his early professional career as a technical editor, teacher, principal, and at age of 26, became one of the youngest school administrators in the State of Indiana. He later served as Superintendent of Education in the communities of Edinburgh and Kokomo. In Florida, Dr. Mayes helped establish two charter schools, he began a chamber of commerce in Edinburgh, IN and he and his wife established the Taylor Township Imagination Library in Kokomo which provided a free book every month to every registered Taylor Township pre-school aged child. Dr. Mayes has a passion for program efficiency, [...]

Music on Main 2017 Cancelled

By | 2017-05-10T21:25:05+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

For the past few years, the Greater Beech Grove Chamber of Commerce hosted an event called Music on Main. Last year it highlighted Bucky Covington, and was well attended, showcasing Beech Grove's Main Street and our Beech Grove community partnerships. After much consideration, the Greater Beech Grove Chamber of Commerce board of directors decided to cancel the 2017 Music on Main event. With the departure of our Executive Director, we've lost a lot of the resources that went into making this event fun and exciting. Our former Executive Director spent a lot of her time making connections, selling sponsorships and coordinating the people and resources that went into making Music on Main successful. We still have an exciting year ahead with great events and celebrations for our 10th year anniversary. Please consider joining us at our golf outing, annual dinner and monthly [...]

Pint & Paint, Nov. 15

By | 2016-12-23T20:32:39+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Looking for a new way to relax? Check out D's Taps Pint & Paint 6 p.m., Tues., Nov. 15. For $40 (cash only) participants can enjoy a drink and paint a beautiful fall picture with local artist Cheerie Joy. Visit D's Taps for more info and to register.

New Overtime Law takes Effect Dec. 1, 2016

By | 2016-12-23T20:32:39+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Is your business ready for the new overtime change that takes place Dec. 1, 2016? Our friends at ASAP Payroll found this excellent article about what small businesses need to know and what to do: https://smallbiztrends.com/2016/06/new-overtime-rules-2016.html   9 ways employers can prepare for the final rule Determine the Final Rule’s Impact on Your Business Conduct an Audit Track Exempt Employees’ Time Determine Which Employees Will Transition to Non-exempt Status Develop a Plan Update Timekeeping Policies Develop Training Procedures Create a Communication Plan Start Preparing Now

Office of Community and Rural Affairs Welcome Beech Grove into the Indiana Main Street Program

By | 2016-12-23T20:32:40+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Lt. Governor Holcomb and the Office of Community and Rural Affairs Welcome Beech Grove into the Indiana Main Street Program Indianapolis – Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb and the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) announce the City of Beech Grove as the newest member of the Indiana Main Street (IMS) Program. The program encourages economic development, redevelopment and improvement to the downtown areas in Indiana cities and towns. “It continues to impress me that so many communities are putting in the time and hard work to become an Indiana Main Street community,” said Lt. Governor Holcomb. “Beech Grove is the 120th Indiana community to receive this designation which they have more than earned through all their restoration and revitalization efforts to make their city a great place to live.” Next Stop, Beech Grove is a non-profit organization that strives [...]