Hoosier Hometown Heroes
018 - Jim Liston - Founder of Catholic Business Exchange

018 - Jim Liston - Founder of Catholic Business Exchange

November 28, 2018

Jim Liston is a business networking legend amongst the Indianapolis Catholic community, and for good reason.  Jim founded Catholic Business Exchange as a way for Indianapolis Catholics to share their faith, make lasting friendships and to foster business development.

For CBE members, Jim is not only the catalyst behind the group, but also a terrific teacher of networking principles.  This episode explores Jim's philosophy on how to do networking right.

You need not be Catholic to attend Catholic Business Exchange.  All are welcome!

017 - Eric Richards, President & CEO of Cancer Support Cummunity

017 - Eric Richards, President & CEO of Cancer Support Cummunity

November 5, 2018

Eric Richards has spent the better part of the past decade making quite a name for himself in the Indianapolis Not-for-Profit scene.  Before heading up Cancer Support Community Central Indiana, Eric was VP of Development and Communications for Little Red Door Cancer Agency.

CSC's signature fundraiser is "Laughing Matters," which next year features the very funny Nick Offerman of Parks and Recreation fame.  Cancer, of course, is "no laughing matter," but this one night of comedy provides a much-needed financial and emotional lift to the organization.

When Eric isn't busy fundraising for cancer initiatives, he pours his heart and soul into his music.  Eric has been a live musician performing around Indianapolis for years with the band Frayed Edges.

 

016 - The Secrets of Legendary Customer Service With Danny O’Malia

016 - The Secrets of Legendary Customer Service With Danny O’Malia

October 1, 2018

Danny O'Malia is the first ever repeat guest on Hoosier Hometown Heroes, and for good reason.  Danny is a local legend, beloved by the Indianapolis business community with relationships that extend back to the very first days of Indy's O'Malia's Super Markets.

These days Danny helps Indianapolis businesses perfect their own customer service by sharing the teachings of his Dad, Joe O'Malia - the "brains" behind the O'Malia service legend.

To learn more about Danny, and/or to hire him to speak to your staff about excellent customer service, you can find him online at: www.IndysTrustedServant.com or call him at: 317-413-9062.

If you want to catch the first Hoosier Hometown Heroes interview with Danny, he keeps it on the front of his website (listed above).

015 - Developing High Performance Leadership Skills With Chip Neidigh of Kairos

015 - Developing High Performance Leadership Skills With Chip Neidigh of Kairos

September 19, 2018

Leadership capacity increases your ability to solve your most pressing problems, but how do we set about developing and growing as leaders? Chip Neidigh is the Chief Catalyst with Kairos Consulting, and shares his thoughts on the topic.

The Kairos Team work with individual leaders and whole organizations in Indianapolis, IN. Their specialties include aligning others to a vision, crafting the right culture, sharpening organizational strategy, and building high performance leadership teams.

014 Harry Howe Launches IndyGrit.Community - A Place for Indianapolis Entrepreneurs to Get Real

014 Harry Howe Launches IndyGrit.Community - A Place for Indianapolis Entrepreneurs to Get Real

September 11, 2018

Starting and running a business is not all it's cracked up to be. Young entrepreneurs often sweat bullets over things that the "common people" don't ever need to worry about:

How will I make payroll? How will I get new leads? How will I fill orders?

It can be lonely at the top.

Harry Howe of Howe Leadership in Indianapolis will launch http://indygrit.community on September 27th, and he joins Hoosier Hometown Heroes to tell us all about this exciting new organization.

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013 Nancy Sunshine - President, Rainmakers - Best Networking Practices

013 Nancy Sunshine - President, Rainmakers - Best Networking Practices

September 4, 2018

Nancy Sunshine is the President of the very popular Indianapolis business networking group Rainmakers, and in this episode we talk a lot about the types of skills needed to get the most out of using a group like Rainmakers. What are your goals? How do you approach a room full of strangers?

One of Nancy’s innovation this past year was to introduce “virtual networking events” consisting of six attendees who share/network over webcams. If you are an Indy professional who needs to network with others to reach your business goals, this podcast is for you!

Many local Indianapolis business personalities are mentioned in this fast-paced conversation:

Nikki Lewallen, Jerry Knoop, Bryon Foley, Chip Neidigh, Zach Kester, Jerry Cary, Jason Hammond and Jeff Boucher.

012 A Deep Faith Conversation With Pastor Scott Simmons of Faith United Church of Christ

012 A Deep Faith Conversation With Pastor Scott Simmons of Faith United Church of Christ

August 21, 2018

Scott Simmons is Pastor of Faith United Church of Christ, and shares his deepest thoughts about his ministry.  Faith UCC is known for being a very welcoming, supportive environment for anyone wanting to get closer to God, and we hope this candid conversation helps spread the idea that everyone has a place to worship in their own way.

Faith UCC has just started posting their own podcast, which you can find here.  If you like what you hear, please consider attending a worship service at the church:

4040 E. Thompson Road

Indianapolis, IN 46237

317/784-4856

EP 011 Brian Wheeler of Legacy - Are You Running Your Practice or is it Running You?

EP 011 Brian Wheeler of Legacy - Are You Running Your Practice or is it Running You?

March 12, 2018

Brian Wheeler is CEO of Legacy Practice - a fee based specialty advisory firm for doctors, dentists veterinarians and business owners.  If you own a practice of some sort, but find that the "business" part of what you do is dragging you down, then Brian is just the guy for you.  Doctors, dentists, etc. are super smart and very caring, but they aren't always educated in the ways of business ownership.

Legacy Practice fills in the gaps to help your practice thrive.  All of Legacy's "mojo" flows from Brian's integrity and his desire to help.  We hope you enjoy this inspiring conversation with Brian Wheeler!

010 Jerry Knoop - Building a Business is All About Building Relationships

010 Jerry Knoop - Building a Business is All About Building Relationships

February 1, 2018

Jerry Knoop has for years been a shining example of how to build a business and a career by building and nurturing relationships.  Jerry's new company, Affinitates, is an exciting venture that helps Indianapolis businesses "get in front of the right decision makers."  What's great about Affinitates is that it is pure "Jerry Knoop" through and through - classy, discreet, friendly and focussed.

If your Indiana business is striving to "get to the next level," listen to this episode of Hoosier Hometown Heroes and then reach out to Jerry.  In business and in life, relationships matter, and Jerry Knoop can teach us all so much about the fine art of relationship building!

009 Indy Author Pres Maxson Talks About His Latest Book Pigeon

009 Indy Author Pres Maxson Talks About His Latest Book Pigeon

January 10, 2018

Pres Maxson is the most interesting Indy author you don't know yet.  By day he is a Senior Copywriter for Salesforce, but by night "THE PRESS IS ON!!" Whether he's writing and performing music, writing the next great mystery, or just hanging out with family and friends, Pres is always the life of the party.

We were so lucky to get about an hour of Pres Maxson all to ourselves!  He joined Hoosier Hometown Heroes to talk about his latest book Pigeon, which is available on Amazon .   The book is whimsically fun and the mystery within makes for a quick, very enjoyable read!  If you love fun, if you love mystery, if you love Paris... you simply must pick up Pigeon today!