Carmel in Transient – February 9, 2020 • Newest Launch

TIF Survey – The of Carmel is running a 15-minute survey asking parishioners if they think using TIF to fund projects – like the Palladium and Midtown Plaza – has produced a good return on investment. It also tries to understand how well the Carmel community understands the funding mechanism. Participation in the survey is voluntary, individual responses will be treated confidentially. Take the survey at

BMV Commission Appointment – Governor Eric Holcomb has reappointed Carmel’s Steve Baranyk to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles Commission. Baranyk, a retired former director of Baranyk & Associates, will serve until January 31, 2025.

Chinese New Year – The Association of Chinese Americans is partnering with the Library to celebrate the February 12th Chinese New Year with videos highlighting school arts, , and the performing arts. Check out the videos below

Virtual Writer Visits – The Carmel Clay Public Library will host Bryan Reardon virtual writer visits on February 11th at 11:00 AM and Cate Quinn at 11:00 AM on February 18th. Visit to see a live stream of the or to watch it later.

Conservation District Meeting – The Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its annual meeting on February 18th at 4:00 p.m. Limited face-to-face participation is allowed at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant St., Noblesville, but virtual participation is encouraged. RSVP until February 16 at For more information, contact the district at [email protected] or 317-773-2181.

Silver Pen Scholarships – The Stratford Elderly Community has started accepting applications for its annual Silver Pen Writing Competition, which awards three high school graduates with scholarships ranging from $ 500 to $ 2,500. The application deadline is February 12th. Find out more and take part in the competition at

Night to Shine – Northview Church, 12900 Hazel Dell Pkwy., Is hosting the annual Night to Shine event as a drive-thru experience on February 10, followed by a virtual prom on February 12. Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, is a prom night experience for people with special needs ages 14+. The drive-thru allows attendees to prepare for the virtual prom by receiving flowers, a swag bag, a crown, and a dessert to take away. Learn more at

Beekeeping Club Meeting – The North Central Beekeeping Club will hold its next meeting on February 17th at 6:30 pm at Cool Creek Nature Center, 2000 E. 151st St. in Westfield. The presentations include young beekeepers, beekeeping locations / moves, feeding options and cluster physics. Attendance at the meetings is free, in person, or online by beekeepers of all levels in northern Indianapolis. Learn more at

Chairman Elected – Mark Heirbrandt has been elected President of the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners. He replaces Christine Altman in the role. Steve Dillinger will serve as Vice President. The election of officers is an annual practice at the first meeting of each year.

Graduate School Scholarships – The Beryl Showers Holland Fellowship offers a $ 3,000 first place and $ 2,000 second place scholarship to Indiana University graduates who will attend graduate school this fall. Find out more and apply at

Coding Contest – Steven Platt of Carmel was part of a team from Bob Jones University that finished second in the US and 59th worldwide in the IEEEXtreme 14.0 virtual programming contest. The team took first place in the Southeast region. Second place on the BJU’s national rankings is the best the University of South Carolina has scored at this level.

Kindergarten registration – Carmel Clay Schools kindergarten registration for the 2020/21 school year is open. Students must be at least five years old by August 1st to go to kindergarten in August. When registering children, parents / legal guardians need an official birth certificate (no hospital record) and proof of residence. It is recommended that registration be completed by March 5th. Find out more and register at

Earth Day Art Contest – Carmel Green Initiative invites kindergarten students up to 12th grade to take part in the Earth Day Art Contest 2021. Art contributions are displayed at several community exhibitions to give young people a voice and empower them to inspire the community to live more sustainable lives. Participants will also receive a free postcard with their work of art. Entries are due on February 19th. More information is available at

New Troopers – Hamilton Counties Benjamin Beyler and Erin Fillenwarth are among 36 probationary soldiers who graduated from the 80th Indiana State Police Academy on December 19, 2020. Beyler and Fillenwarth are assigned to the Indiana State Police Post in Indianapolis. The probation officers will complete a three-month field training course that rides with veterans.

Free Math and Science Homework Help – The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s free AskRose homework hotline helps middle and high school students complete their math and science homework through a simple phone call, email, or chat session understand. Rose Hulman students are available Sunday through Thursday 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. during the school year to help teenagers in grades 6 through 12 review math and science concepts. Connections can be made at 877-275-7673 or

Sip + Shop – Carmel City Center is hosting a Valentine’s Day Sip + Shop & Food Drive on February 13th from 2pm to 5pm. Visitors can enjoy white wine and peach lemonade champagne cocktails available at Bath Junkie, Be.You.Tiful NAILSAIL, Beauty + Grace and Fishman Fine Jewelers while shopping in the center. Several stores will have special offers during the event. Visitors are encouraged to bring unopened, non-perishable groceries to aid the Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana. Food donations will be collected until February 15th.

State Bank Award – State Bank is Indiana’s 2020 Small Business Lender of the Year. Awarded by the Indiana Statewide Certified Development Corporation, the award is for State Bank loans to small business owners under the US Small Business Administration’s 504 credit program. Ryan Murphy and Kevin Hall were the state bank officials who granted the loans. Lender of the Year is awarded to the Indiana bank, which provides the highest dollar amount of SBA 504 loans with the Indiana statewide CDC relative to the bank’s total deposits.

Pierce Aerospace Receives Air Force Contract – Pierce Aerospace, based in Carmel, and the Center for Research Computing at the University of Notre Dame received an Agility Prime contract from the US Air Force for “Decentralized Remote ID for Air Vehicles: Optimization of Low Latency , Scalable Data Networks About Emulation, Modeling, and Simulation. ”This award follows Pierce Aerospace’s recent advances with Flight Portal ID, a remote ID and combat ID technology suite. In addition, Pierce Aerospace recently received a grant through Indiana’s Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer program.

Realtor Makes Hall of Fame – Shell Barger, Broker at RE / MAX Ability Plus in Carmel, was inducted into the RE / MAX Hall of Fame in December 2020 for RE / MAX career. Only 34 RE / MAX agents received the award in 2020.

Construction Scholarship – The Old Town Design Group created the Orchard Project Scholarship to provide study support to a Hamilton, Boone, or Johnson Counties student preparing for a career in construction. Applications are accepted until March 19th. For more information or to request an application, send an email [email protected].

New employee at MJ – MJ Insurance, based in Carmel, has added industry veteran Leea Ashfeld-Schwarz to her social benefits advisory team, where she will act as a social benefits account manager. In her new role, Ashfeld-Schwarz will work to develop and implement the most cost-effective and strategic service options for new and existing customers. She will lead and support the in-house team to ensure the on-time delivery of each segment of MJ’s value proposition.

TCC Receives 2 Awards – Carmel-based TCC, a Verizon authorized wireless network distributor with more than 900 locations in 39 states, has received two national awards for its people-centric approach and service culture: Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award and 2021 Top Workplaces USA Award from Energage. TCC is one of seven local companies to receive the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award and the only Indiana company of its size to receive the Top Workplaces USA Award 2021. Learn more at

Synergize blood drive – Synergize will be holding a blood drive in Carmel from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to donate 200 blood in 2021. Further promotions are planned for May 25, September 28 and December. 14. The rides coincide with four of the group’s 12 annual 4:30 meetup . Sign up at to donate blood. Learn more about Synergize at

Partnership Announced – A new partnership will bring the expertise and resources of Methodist Medicine to the Indiana Fire Chiefs Association and its members. Methodist Sports Medicine will offer seminars, programs, and training for the Indiana Fire Chiefs Association across the state. For more information on Methodist Sports Medicine public safety programs, call 317-817-1200 or visit

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