Downtown Rainmakers is a quarterly event for professionals, executives and business owners whose market place and/or related activities has a center of commerce from the downtown area. This event features top city leaders and business people with influence in the Indianapolis business community. Extend your professional network, meet others who focus on the downtown marketplace, learn from knowledgeable guest speakers, and participate in the ever changing business landscape of Indianapolis!
Topic: Indianapolis Cultural Trail and Pacers Bikeshare program
The Indianapolis Cultural Trail is managed by a nonprofit, Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. (ICT, Inc.). ICT, Inc. works to thoughtfully manage, maintain and continue to grow and improve all aspect of the Trail ensuring it continues to exist as a world-class public space for residents and visitors of Indianapolis. The Cultural Trail launched Pacers Bikeshare in 2014 with 25 stations and 250 bikes located along the Trail and will expand Pacers Bikeshare in 2019 to add 22 new stations and an additional 275 bikes.
Our Speaker: Karen Haley
Kären Haley is the founding Executive Director of Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc.,
the non-profit responsible behind the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Under her leadership, the organization launched the Pacers Bikeshare program along the Cultural Trail in 2014. She is on the board of directors of the North American Bikes Share Association and was named by the Indianapolis Business Journal 2015 ’40 Under 40’ list. She is a Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation Fellow and a member of the Stanley K. Lacey Leadership class XXXV. Prior to leading the Cultural Trail, Ms. Haley was the City of Indianapolis’ first Director of the Office of Sustainability. She began her career working for URS Corporation in the transportation demand management group.
In 2007, Dan and Nancy Hintz began Million Meal Movement with a two-fold vision: feeding the hungry and teaching the importance of volunteerism. As Million Meal Movement has grown, we have carried out this vision by empowering volunteers of all ages as we make a tangible impact together.
“We founded the organization because we wanted to be able to offer a volunteer experience to children that their parents would enjoy just as much.” — Nancy Hintz
We exist for those who are hungry—hungry for a warm meal, hungry for a mission, hungry to make a difference. We pack more than meals. We pack compassion. Give us your support, and we’ll give you an Indiana where everyone can hunger for something greater than their next meal.
We empower volunteers to make a difference through hands-on, high-energy meal-packing events. Each year, thousands of volunteers participate in meal packs, and together we donate millions of meals to Indiana food pantries.
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