Learning from our fellow Hoosiers

Thank you for being part of the 2021 Inter-City Visit to Carmel and Fishers! During these two days, we will focus on:

  • Next-level private-public partnerships.
  • Entrepreneurialism and startups.

Together, we’ll bring fresh ideas back home–and put those ideas into practice–as we continue building a nationally recognized economy in Allen County.

Sponsors

Thanks to the sponsors who made this Inter-City Visit possible:

Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne. Logo.
A. E. P. Indiana Michigan Power: A unit of American Electric Power. Logo.
NIPSCO. Logo.
Vera Bradley. Logo.

Trip agenda

8:45 a.m.

Arrive at hotel

Hotel Carmichael
1 Carmichael Square
Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 688-1700

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Parking at:

Veterans Way Garage at Carmel City Center
885 Monon Green Blvd.
Carmel, IN 46032

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9 a.m.

Introductions / overview / redevelopment presentation

Hotel Carmichael – Cole Porter Ballroom

Presentation by Henry Mestetsky – Director of Redevelopment, City of Carmel

9:30 a.m.

Break

9:45 a.m.

Walking tour of the Monon Greenway

Tour departs from the Hotel Carmichael lobby; highlights include:

  • Carmel City Center
  • The Center for Performing Arts
  • The Monon Greenway along Midtown and the Arts & Design District

11 a.m.

Stop at The Railyard at Midtown Apartments (a Barrett & Stokely project)

350 Monon Blvd.
Carmel, IN 46032

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11:30 a.m.

Lunch and table chats

Sun King Carmel
351 Monon Blvd.
Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 843-6250

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1 p.m.

Walking tour continues

Regroup at Midtown Plaza Stage (just outside Sun King); tour stops include:

  • The Arts & Design District
  • Indiana Design Center

1:45 p.m.

Break

2 p.m.

Trolley tour of Carmel

Tour begins outside Indiana Design Center near trolleys

2:15 p.m.

White River/Conner Prairie overview

Conner Prairie Barn
Presentation by Michael Klitzing – Director, Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation

2:45 p.m.

Trolley tour continues

3:30 p.m.

Arrive at hotel

Hotel Carmichael
1 Carmichael Square
Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 688-1700

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Receive room keys when entering hotel

4 p.m.

Special welcome by hotel staff

Hotel Carmichael lobby

6 p.m.

Debrief, dinner, and entertainment by Jake Towe

Feinstein’s at Hotel Carmichael

Event sponsored by:

Barrett and Stokely. Logo.

8 a.m.

Arrive at Launch Fishers (enter through doors at southeast corner of the building)

12175 Visionary Way
Fishers, IN 46038
(317) 537-7380

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8:10 a.m.

Tour of Launch Fishers

Tour led by David Bolling – Executive Director, Launch Fishers

8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

Welcome by Jack Russell – CEO, OneZone

9 a.m.

Presentation: Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Fishers

Presentation by:
Mayor Scott Fadness – City of Fishers
John Wechsler – Founder & CEO, Launch Fishers and Indiana IoT Lab Fishers

10 a.m.

Break

10:10 a.m.

Drive to Indiana IoT Lab

9059 Technology Ln.
Fishers, IN 46038
(317) 516-4979

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10:20 a.m.

Tour of Indiana IoT Lab Fishers

Tour led by Jason Pennington – Director, Indiana IoT Lab Fishers

11:15 a.m.

Break

11:20 a.m.

Drive to Hub & Spoke

8100 E. 106th St.
Fishers, IN 46038
(317) 716-1437

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11:35 a.m.

Introduction to Hub & Spoke

Parks & Recreation Room
Presentation by David Decker – Executive Director, Hub & Spoke

11:45 a.m.

Tour of Hub & Spoke

12:05 p.m.

Lunch and Q&A session

Parks & Recreation Room
Q&A with David Decker

12:30 p.m.

Electric Works update

Led by Jeff Kingsbury – Chief Connectivity Officer, Ancora

1 p.m.

Debrief

2 p.m.

Depart for home

Speakers, attendees, and emergency contacts

Here’s who you’ll be traveling with and learning from:

  • Greg Allen – Premier Bank
  • Dave Arnold – Great Lakes Capital
  • Susan Baier – Allen County Public Library
  • Nick Barrett – Barrett & Stokely
  • Rex Barrett – Barrett & Stokely
  • Zach Barrett – Barrett & Stokely
  • Rich Beck – Allen County Commissioner
  • Réna Bradley – Bridge of Grace Compassionate Ministries Center
  • Frances Brooks – Indiana University Fort Wayne
  • Ellen Cutter – Greater Fort Wayne Inc.
  • Eric Doden – Domo Development
  • Sherry Early-Aden – Brightpoint
  • Alison Gerardot – Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne
  • Brenda Gerber Vincent – Greater Fort Wayne Inc.
  • Sherry Grate – Ambassador Enterprises
  • Jenna Gunn – Greater Fort Wayne Inc.
  • Connie Haas-Zuber – Fort Wayne Plan Commission
  • Lindsay Hannah – Greater Fort Wayne Inc.
  • James Khan – ObiCai Restaurant Group
  • Jonathan Leist – City of Fort Wayne
  • Brad Little – Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne
  • Megan McClellan – Fort Wayne Trails
  • Mayor Steve McMichael – City of New Haven
  • Susan Mendenall – Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, Inc.
  • Cory Miller – Elevatus Architecture
  • Kirk Moriarty – Greater Fort Wayne Inc.
  • Amanda Muldoon – 3Rivers Federal Credit Union
  • Brandon Noll – Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership
  • Kelly Rentschler – Indiana Michigan Power
  • Andrea Robinson – City of Fort Wayne
  • Dan Ross – Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, Inc.
  • Melissa Schenkel – STAR Financial Group
  • Brandon Seifert – Town of Huntertown
  • Beth Shellman – Town of Huntertown
  • Dan Schwartz – Start Fort Wayne
  • John Urbahns – Greater Fort Wayne Inc.
  • Kimberly Wagner – Purdue University Fort Wayne
  • Bob Walters – Allen County-Fort Wayne Development Trust
  • Irene Walters – Visit Fort Wayne
  • Faye Williams-Robbins – Fort Wayne Community Schools
  • Steve Zacher – Zacher Company

Carmel

  • Henry Mestetsky – Director of Redevelopment, City of Carmel
  • Nancy Heck – Director of Community Relations and Economic Development, City of Carmel
  • Dan McFeely – Communications Specialist
  • Jeff McDermott – President/CEO, The Center for Performing Arts
  • Mike Hollibaugh – Director, Department of Community Services
  • Janelle Fairman – Deputy Director, Carmel Redevelopment Commission
  • Justin Moffett – CEO, Old Town Design Group
  • Jeremy Kashman – Director of Engineering, City of Carmel
  • Melissa Averitt – Senior Vice President, Pedcor Companies
  • Michael Klitzing – Director, Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation
  • David Sower – General Manager, Sun King Spirits
  • Rex Barrett – Founder, Barrett & Stokely
  • Shela Much – Administrative Assistant, City of Carmel

Fishers

  • Mayor Scott Fadness – City of Fishers
  • John Wechsler – Founder & CEO, Launch Fishers & Indiana IoT Lab Fishers
  • David Bolling – Executive Director, Launch Fishers
  • Jack Russell – CEO, OneZone
  • Jason Pennington – Director, Indiana IoT Lab Fishers
  • David Decker – Executive Director, Hub & Spoke
  • Nick Snyder – Makerspace Manager, Fishers Parks
  • Jeff Kingsbury – Chief Connectivity Officer, Ancora
  • Jordin Alexander – Assistant Director of Economic Development, City of Fishers

Lindsay Hannah
260-602-6200
lhannah@gfwinc.com

Jenna Gunn
260-224-7847
jgunn@gfwinc.com