Business Blaze

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Business Blaze

An event for business owners and executives, Business Blaze presents topics relevant to current and future business operations as well as issues that may impact the Indianapolis business community. This quarterly event features top-notch, industry speakers and an opportunity for meaningful dialogue.

Join us January 8th!

Topic: What an Old Guy has Learned in 30 Years of Business

Bruce Kidd has spent his entire professional career working around, for, or inside privately held companies in IN.

His 30-year business career has afforded him the opportunity to work with some exceptionally talented and successful people.  He has also worked with some other people who were neither but still offered him important and useful lessons about business and life (without knowing it).  He will share his thoughts and stories about building and living a successful professional and business career.


Our Speaker:

Bruce K. Kidd
Business Executive and Servant Leader

In September 2019 Bruce joined KSM Consulting, a leading technology consulting and services firm based in Indy with clients all across the US.   KSMC’s services include helping companies with data analytics and data warehousing, managing IT networks, assisting with software selection and implementation, remediating bad software installations, CIO and CFO for hire, and management consulting.   Bruce leads Business Development for KSMC in Indiana.

Bruce has spent over 30 years advising and/or serving in executive roles with closely-held, entrepreneurial and professional service firms.  During his career he has been:

  • Senior Vice President at Walker
  • Managing Director of the 21st Century Research & Technology Fund
  • A co-founder of the Indiana Venture Center
  • The Director of Business Development for Ernst & Young in Indiana

Kidd has served on a variety of Not For Profit and For-Profit Company Board of Directors including four currently.

In 2016 he founded Concerts for a Cause, a 501C3 organization that hosts quarterly live concerts as a mechanism to support local Not For Profits that are improving the lives of Hoosier kids and families in need.

A native of Indianapolis, Kidd is a Purdue grad,  has been married to Chris Cooper for 38 years and they have three adult children and four grandchildren….. and counting.

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Our Featured Non-Profit:

Concerts for a Cause was born from the love for music and the desire to give back to our Hoosier community.

Concerts for a Cause (CFAC) is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to support Indianapolis area not-for-profits that are improving the lives of Hoosiers in need. At CFAC’s quarterly events, a different singer, songwriter, artist or musician will perform for a different local charity. All concert proceeds from each CFAC event will go to the featured non-for-profit involved.

The first concert in 2020 is on Jan 25th at the Lucas Estate.

Info at

January 08 2020


Date: January 8, 2020
Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am
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HRD Advisory Group

11711 North Meridian Street, Suite 170
Carmel, IN 46032 United States

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