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6th Annual Social Media Dames UNconference, Aug. 1, 2017 @amystark

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By Amy Stark
Founder, Social Media Dames UNconference

Digital Dames, Inc. is proud to present the 6th Social Media Dames UNconference on August 1, 2017 in Fishers, Indiana.

You will find neither a keynote speaker nor breakout sessions at an UNconference, just 70 powerful women in one room sharing their social media skills and making professional local digital connections.

The ability to communicate digitally is a vital component in 21st Century careers, ranging from Mommy Bloggers to Chief Digital Officers for Fortune 500 companies.

The fast-paced UNconference format ensures the women in the room learn these skills in an environment that is effective and entertaining. “Edutainment” as Erin Albert refers to it.

Among the 70 women in the room, you will find 18 #SMDames17 #Strong#Storytellers — each will share a five minute Social Media story, or a bit of wisdom, to help everyone in the room learn new digital skills.

The influential storytellers include:

Erin L Albert — Author Podcaster Entrepreneur #STEMPrincess, #multipational, @hbanet_Indy President, @SXSW #mentor , Co-Founder #SMDames ; 500+ on LinkedIn, @ErinLAlbert on twitter.

Jolene Ketzenberger — Media personality, local food expert and cookbook author. Founder of EatDrinkIndy.com, host of Eat Drink Indy Radio on WFYI; 500+ on LinkedIn, @joleneketzenberger on Instagram, @JKetzenberger on twitter.

Kendrea J. Williams – CEO PitchFeast Corporation and City Director for Lemonade Day Indianapolis a Digital Marketing and Social Media Architect; 500+ on LinkedIn, @PitchFeast on twitter.

Thresette Briggs — CPO of Performance 3 LLC, Performance Innovation Executive, Certified John Maxwell coach, inventor and co-founder of Neumation; 500+ on LinkedIn, @Performance3 on twitter.

Sheryl Brown — CEO of BIONICsocial, Digital Influencer, International Speaker, Trainer, Writer in FinServ/FinTech, Coffee Addict!; 500+ on LinkedIn, @BionicSocialite on twitter.

Trezanay Atkins — Litigation Publicist & Communications Advisor; 500+ on LinkedIn @Trezanay on twitter.

Amy Pauszek –Film Producer, Casting and Talent Scout, Columnist/Photographer for Where’s Amy – Current Publishing; 500+ on LinkedIn, @WonderWomanAmyP on twitter.

Mel McMahon Stone — Entrepreneur, Radio Host, Promoter, Charity Guru, Owner – Indiana Originals; @melmcmahon on twitter.

Leslie C Puccinelli Swathwood — Co-Owner of Circle City Expos, Producer of Indiana Wedding Expos and Fantastic Food Fest, Event Planner, Voice Over Artist, golfer, tea enthusiast; 500+ on LinkedIn @LeslieSwathwood , @IndianapolisBride @FantasticFoodFest.

Erin Elaine Edds – President Garden Party Botanical Hard Soda, & Co-Founder of Hoosier Momma, LLC., @ErinEdds2point0 on twitter.

Beth Ann Fried – Sales Executive, Digital Marketer, Creative Director, Producer, Singer, Promoter of Compassion, 500+ on LinkedIn. @bethfried on twitter.

Nicki Reddington – Content Creator, Business Storyteller; over 30,000 video views on Facebook, @Nickisnetwork on twitter.

Leah Beatty — Dogmom, Netflix binger, Feminist, Music Lover, Problem Solver, Digital Celebrity; 500+ on LinkedIn, @lediamedia on Instagram, lediamedia on Pinterest, @lediamedia on twitter.

Tracy Land — Owner and creator of Frangipani Body Products, Peaceful, Natural Skin Care @FrangipaniBody on twitter.

Giovanna Matarazzo Mandel – Adventurer, Wife, Mother, Business Owner, Photographer, amicion twitter.

Mary Pat McKee — CEO of Indy Boomer TV, Radio & Magazine, Entrepreneur, Connector; 500+ on LinkedIn,Indy Boomer TV, Radio & Magazine on Facebook, @indyboomertv on twitter.

Carla Taylor – Founder, Chief Happiness Officer at IDEAvize: Your Creative Workspace Connector, Author of Discover U: The Career Happiness Project, Speaker, @Ideavize on twitter.

The Social Media Dames UNconference will take place at The Wellington Fishers Banquet and Conference Center, 9775 North by Northeast Blvd, Fishers, Indiana 46037 on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

Doors Open at 9:30am and the program continues through 2:30pm. Tickets include continental breakfast and lunch.

For more information about the Social Media Dames UNconference and its history, visit our Facebook page http://facebook.com/SocialMediaDames

To purchase tickets visit http://SMDames17.eventbrite.com

8th Annual Indy Criterium @indycrit, July 8, 2017

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By Jennifer Cvar
Indy Criterium, Inc.

The 8th annual IU Health Indy Criterium Bicycle Festival rolls into Monument Circle Saturday, July 8, 2017.

This family-friendly festival is a fun way to enjoy bicycling in the heart of the city while watching world-class amateur and professional bicycle racing. Families and bicyclists will also enjoy many of the activities taking place throughout the day including food and beer vendors, music, vendor village, community rides, PNC Kids Zone activities, BMX stunt shows, kids and juniors bicycle races and much more.

The IU Health Indy Criterium Bicycle Festival is the largest criterium bicycle race in the state of Indiana and one of the largest in the Midwest. More than 600 professional and amateur cyclists are expected to compete, drawing in crowds of nearly 20,000 to spectate throughout the day. The IU Health Indy Criterium Bicycle Festival is one of the most hotly contested bicycle races in the Midwest, with hundreds of pro and amateur participants competing. The race will wind through an exciting 1-mile figure-8 course looping through the heart of downtown Indianapolis over the famous Monument Circle bricks.

All proceeds from the IU Health Indy Criterium benefit Freewheelin’ Community Bikes, a local non-profit committed to enhancing life skills for community youth through bicycles. In total, the IU Health Indy Criterium has contributed over $105,000 to Freewheelin’s Earn-A-Bike program that helps inner city youth earn bicycles of their own.

What to watch for:
Indy Crit Kick-Off Ride of over 500 bicyclists starting at 9 a.m. with a parade lap around the race course on closed city streets.

Bicycle-related activities throughout the day for spectators to enjoy or take part in including BMX stunt shows with X-Games athletes, PNC Kids Zone activities, bicycle safety course for kids, face painting, rock wall, bounce house, Silly Safaris animal show and more!

The National Bank of Indianapolis and Faegre Baker Daniels VIP/Celebrity Relay Race on Pacers Bikeshare bicycles at 12:15pm, featuring Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, Indiana Pacers mascot Boomer, Indiana Fever mascot Freddy Fever, Colts cheerleaders, IU Health physicians and local business leaders.

Bicycle helmet giveaway of 200 helmets for kids at the CIBA tent from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

PNC Kids Bicycle Races on Meridian Street at 2 p.m.

Inaugural Indy Bike Parade at 6 p.m. featuring musicians on bicycles, micro-floats pulled by bicycles and race team presentations.

Food and beverages from a variety of local food vendors.

Traffic Advisory:

The bike race will begin and end at Monument Circle. As a result of the race, the following streets will be closed or partially closed from 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.:

Northwest Quadrant of Monument Circle (total closure)
Market St. between Monument Circle and Illinois St. (total closure)
Illinois St. between Market and New York St. (partial closure)
New York St. between Capitol Avenue and Delaware St. (total closure)
Meridian St. between Monument Circle and Vermont St. (total closure)
Vermont St. between Pennsylvania and Meridian St. (total closure)
Pennsylvania St. between Vermont and Market St. (total/partial closure)
Ohio St. between Illinois Street and Pennsylvania St. (total closure)

Additional details, including an event map, can be found at www.indycrit.org. Attendance is free.