Vanessa Stringer-Passage to America

What motivates a young immigrant from Brazil to create a charity based insurance company in America and donate her first year’s commission to the Hope Center, (a faith based rescue center for women who have been human trafficked?)  It is the same character that motivated her to reach out to help an unknown story teller who shared a poignant glimpse into the life of her young family friend who is challenged with cerebral palsy.   Vanessa Stringer leads a life of gratitude, appreciation and benevolence.  Her early life in Brazil had everything to do with shaping her into the person she is today.  Vanessa is an instrumental part of answering the prayer of this story teller who asked God for “immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine.”  When you hear her story, you understand why. Continue reading “Vanessa Stringer-Passage to America”

Dawn Evans-Casey – Business Spotlight

Dawn Evans-Casey knows a thing or two about travel.  Having traveled for business for over 20 years, she has experienced it all.  It is the motivation behind Spa-Travel.  Dawn is a certified travel agent operating her own virtual travel agency to help you avoid the pitfalls of travel.  Whether you need to travel for work or you think a weekend  get-a-way sounds exciting or you want to plan the world tour of a lifetime, Dawn gives expert knowledge in making your trip one to remember for all the right reasons. Continue reading “Dawn Evans-Casey – Business Spotlight”

Cathy Padgett – Business Spotlight

Cathy Padgett has been walking in faith following her dream of entrepreneurship since 2009.  Closed doors have a way of propelling us to new opportunities which is exactly what happened after 14 years as Director of Marketing and Sales for a Christian publisher when they closed their doors. Cathy says “I followed my dream to be an entrepreneur and the result became the Indiana Small Business Expo.” Continue reading “Cathy Padgett – Business Spotlight”

Collaborate 317-Indy’s Best Kept Secret

What if there was a place where people from all walks of life, in every shape, size and color come together to serve and support one another, where financial education propels businesses to success, where the entrepreneurial spirit thrives, where hope is amplified and lives are profoundly changed?  This place exists inside one piece of real estate called Collaborate 317.

It is an entrepreneurial collaborative located at the intersection of humanitarianism and benevolence. Continue reading “Collaborate 317-Indy’s Best Kept Secret”

Building Blessing & Beyond-Business Spotlight

Building Blessing & Beyond was created by two Baby Boomers who love new home construction.  Sherri Patterson had a dream to create a TV series on all aspects of “building a home from the ground up.”  She knows a thing or two about construction having worked for a supplier to a large general contracting firm.  She built and managed a 10,000 S.F. manufacturing facility and then she spent 13 years working for one of the top ten home builders in the country boasting top sales person of the year more often than not.

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The Story Teller – Stories of Faith

For years, Polly has written stories of faith which generally centered around her own personal faith and growth.  Her very first blog site was Adventures with God – Life’s Experiences and Lessons Learned.  She laughs as she reads Webster’s definition of adventure… a bold, usually risky undertaking with an uncertain outcome.  “Nothing describes my life more than a risky undertaking with an uncertain outcome.” Polly says, “Think about it, everything you do is a risky undertaking from starting a business, to getting married to following Christ.  It all carries a certain degree of risk.” Continue reading “The Story Teller – Stories of Faith”