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Customer Retention: Showing Love for Existing Customers

Sometimes auto correct can be prophetic. My friend’s phone accidentally spelled CrushLove instead of Customer Service. It got me to thinking about crushes and love and customer retention. (and what the heck is up with autocorrect?) Just like crushes that turn into mutual affection, customer relationships, cultivated properly, lead to loyal customers – one of […]

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LINKS Retold: Casey Wright on Growing a Business

The road to getting what you want, believe it or not, requires you to first build a road. Guest speaker at Rainmakers LINKS Casey Wright shared how she grew her business and got everything she wanted in the process. Casey is a former olympic level gymnastics coach turned entrepreneur and is the Founder and CEO […]

Virtual Networking: The Cure for Networking on a Rainy Day

Let’s take care of the elephant in the room first. Not all business development activities take place in person. If you’re using LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter etc. you know what I mean. With the rise of online communication including the trend toward remote work, it made sense to add a virtual component to our existing line […]

How to get a Rainmakers mentor

When Two Heads are Better Than One

We’re not trying to keep MentorU a secret. Surprise! Rainmakers has a mentoring program. While Rainmakers members have access to plenty of events and activities, at certain times in your career, the usual fare may not be enough. Maybe you need access to someone with more experience. Maybe you have a problem to solve. Maybe […]

Rainmakers Christian Professionals

On Faith, Management and Hiring

Rainmakers Christian Professionals (RCP) hosted guest speaker William Smith last month. Bill has served as chief of staff to two members of Congress, including Mike Pence, the current Vice President of the United States. He is the founder of Sextons Creek, a government relations, strategic communications and business development firm.   Bill covered several topics […]

how to win at networking events

6 Ways People Win at Networking

You know the virtues of networking, but are you networking like a champion? If you’re really good at creating and maintaining relationships, you reap the practical rewards: a steady flow of opportunities, meaningful relationships, and professional recognition. People who are good at networking know it. Here’s what successful business people do to win at networking […]

Business Blaze

Business Blaze Revisited: Just Pop In! Popcorn Company

When I meet people with electric personalities early in the morning, I get shocked, but in a good way. That’s how I felt when I met Carly and Mandy at January’s Business Blaze. Some would say they were ecstatic to be speaking at our event, but after meeting them I’d argue they’re energized with positivity wherever they are. […]

What You Missed at ConnectTech Last Month

Last month’s ConnectTech TechForward event featured a panel discussion on tech trends. Moderated by Gerry Dick, the panel consisted of local business influencers Jen Handley, Co-creator of Fizziology; John Wechsler, Founder of Launch Fishers; and Santiago Jaramillo, Founder and CEO of Emplify.    The discussion spanned a number of topics including the state of co-working in […]

PRIME 2016 Revisited

Twinkle lights on the patio and unusually warm weather created the ideal backdrop for cocktails and conversation with good friends.   I have always enjoyed the Rainmakers tradition of having an organization-wide celebratory event – some call it a party. Given that we host many monthly events, you’d think we’d grow tired of yet another […]

Business Blaze Revisited: Abdul-Hakim Shabazz Video

Last month we relaunched Business Blaze with guest speaker Abdul-Hakim Shabazz. His discussion and Q&A session on the 2016 election and Indiana politics was insightful, candid and timely. In case you missed it, here is the full live video with a map to discussion highlights.   Video Map: 4:55 – Introduction of Stephan Kirk, Blaze […]