Friday, April 25, 2008

AT&T Happy Hour at the Indianapolis Symphony

Here's my latest Smaller Indiana event involvement...

Thanks Pat Coyle for the free tickets! I enjoyed my evening!

Here's my recap;

Got downtown Indy at about 5:00, searched forever for a parking spot... Warm nights=No parking spots!

Arrived at the BEAUTIFUL Hilbert Circle Theater at 5:45. Got in line and got a complimentary Coke and Tommy Bahama Rum. Yum!

Watched the very entertaining show including music from Star Wars, Beethoven, and Bernstein. One of my favorite pieces was from Gould, Pavanne from Symphonette No. 2... the one that the Maestro, Thomas Wilkins, requested that upon the prompt of the raising of his left hand, that the crowd shout "Mambo"! How fun!

After the winner of the iPod Shuffle was announced, the show was over... We were all invited to join the Maestro at Nicky Blaine's(first time there as well..) for the "after party". My partner, George, and I met up with Pat Coyle, Zack Legend, Paul Thomas, and Henry Kurkowski from Smaller Indiana for a bit, had a beer, and had the opportunity to shake hands with Maestro Wilkins!

I was happy to experience my first night at the Symphony--Smaller Indiana style... I recommend that if you have time on June 19, you should check out the AT&T Happy Hour at the Symphony!

See ya there!

p.s. I have posted a couple of videos(awaiting approval as I am typing this) so that those that missed the event could see that beauty of the music that was played. Enjoy!

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Squish Designs Speaks at Mooresville High School Career Day

On Wednesday, April 23, 2008, George Roots and Nicki Laycoax of Squish Designs spoke to the high school students of Mooresville High School about their expressed interest in the web field. It was a pretty general consensus that most students that have the interest, have developed their need for more information due to video game usage! Another fun tidbit... about 85% of the students that we spoke with, when asked what they do and what the search for when they get online, answered that they search for "random stuff"-literally random stuff... They actually type in the search engines "random stuff"! Interesting!

George was able to show them how quickly a very simple website can be put on the web with just a few keystrokes of basic HTML. We also expressed to them using printouts from Career Builder, Indiana Dept of Workforce Development, and O*Net, the need for professionals in the web industry. They were all excited to see that there is a nice projected job market for them to look forward to. Not to mention, the average salary was pretty exhilarating as well!

This was a fun and rewarding opportunity for Squish to be able to take part in. We were also happy to see that Mooresville Schools are preparing their kids at a young age to adapt to and be successful in a career in technology!

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Blood Drive-Schedule Now and Get Donor Points!

You may have read postings about the Martinsville Community Day which is part one of our series of Morgan County Community Days.
The event takes place on Saturday, May 10, 2008 from 1p-5p on the Square in Martinsville. We will have the Bloodmobile there from 2p-5p.

The Indiana Blood Center has a new program called Donor Points. Each time you donate, you earn points. You can redeem your points for cool gifts like pedometers, USB flash drives and stadium blankets. The more you donate, the more points you earn and the better the rewards. The most frequent donors will see such VIP rewards as premier concert tickets and elite access to special promotions.

Click here to schedule and get 100 bonus points when you donate as scheduled!

So, please sign up today and lend an arm to save a life!

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Wow! Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 $59.95!

I was just looking at the Microsoft site trying to find something and I came across an unbelievable deal!

For college students with at least a 0.5 course load, they can purchase Office Ultimate 2007 for $59.95! Not only that, but there is also a referral program!

If any students don't have a need for it, let me know, I'd like to purchase a few copies.. :)

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Monday, April 14, 2008

The BlogMob Hit the Streets...

So, we got some light Fox 59 coverage, which was super cool.. Blogged, networked, passed out cards to passers-by to inform them of the April 26 event at the IUPUI School of Informatics, mingled, froze our butts off, and had a lot of fun! I got to meet even more Smoosiers and visit with my old friends, and even made the evening news!

Here's a video recap from Zack Legend (not sure, but I think he called me Sara? ):

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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Bloggers, Come Out and Show Your Support!!

Monday, April 14, 2008 for 1 hour, 12 Noon to 1pm, Monument Circle, Downtown Indianapolis:

Come dressed in blue or yellow.
Bring your:
Umbrella-Rain or Shine, baby

Work on your tan, show your Smaller Indiana pride, and hang with us for your lunch hour. You can blog, network, mingle, or just be a great supporter. The more people that show up, the more press and participation we will get.

Be there, or be squa......... oh wait, it's the circle.. :)

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Monday, April 7, 2008

Martinsville Community Day is May 10, 2008

We will be having several "Community Day" events throughout Morgan County over the next few months. The first "Community Day" will take place on May 10, 2008 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm on the square in Martinsville. The purposes of the Martinsville event are:

1. Raising community awareness about several important service organizations throughout Morgan County. These organizations include but are not limited to Healthier Morgan County, The Community Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, YMCA, and Boys & Girls Club.

2.Encourage and promote entrepreneurship and business ownership within the community. Local business owners and entrepreneurs shall be involved as part of the event.

3. Provide a day of fun for families and friends. Several fun-filled activities are being explored.

Once the details are finalized, we will be sure to post them on the Morgan County Community page of Smaller Indiana. Let us know if you want to participate. We would love to have local entrepreneurs and business owners interact with others in the community.

Don't forget to join the Morgan County Community group on Smaller Indiana!

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Friday, April 4, 2008

Update On My HELP PLEASE Post!

I've just been notified that the Treinen family has exceeded their goal of $500,000 that they needed to pay for his bone marrow transplant!!! They are now at $700,000!!! Woohoo!

So, that part is taken care of.. Please keep Michael in your thoughts and prayers!

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Thursday, April 3, 2008


Last night on the evening news, there was a story of a young man, Michael Treinen, in Noblesville, IN who has Acute Myeloid Leukemia AML. He has maxed out his $1 million insurance benefit limit, and his Leukemia is back and he has to have a bone marrow transplant. In order for this to happen, his family has to come up with $500,000. According to the news story, they have raised approximately $420,000. Please go to this website and make a donation to help his family reach that goal!!!

Thank you!

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Squish Launches a New Site For the Mooresville Public Library!

The much anticipated new website for the Mooresville Public Library has launched! It is a huge change from the old Front Page site. The information and services that they offer are easier to be found, and it has some great pictures of the new building to show you what to expect when you visit! Take a look, and while your in the Mooresville area, drop in and check out the beautiful facility! Tell Diane that Nicki said hello!

If you don't live in the Mooresville area, and want to check out materials while you're there, ask to purchase a PLAC card. This card allows you to get a library card at any Indiana library, thusly allowing you to borrow books, magazines, video games, dvd's, etc. where ever you are in the state!

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