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  • Retirement is a Journey Not a Destination

    Joseph A. Clark CFP, Managing Partner, The Financial Enhancement Group

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Financial

    During this 50 minute discussion Joe will share with you the three phases of finance that every successful retiree will go through in their financial journey. He will share the most important objectives for each of the three stages and what you need to do to be successful in that phase of finance. Joe will also give you suggestions on how to make up for things missed in the past. MORE >

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  • Food, Glorious Food! Learn how to make it work for you without all that complicated stuff!

    Cindy Sams, Owner, Full-Body Fitness LLC

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Health & Fitness

    My Daily Eating Guide is one of the many tools I start my clients out with. It is simple, it will create you having more energy, losing some bloat, and yes, even weight.

    The Guide is not complicated. It's simple and it will help you understand how your body actually works inside. MORE >

    This will help ANYONE who struggles with wondering what to eat, how much, why, and all that jazz... and as I like to say - "Keep It Simple Sweetie"

    Participants will receive my Guide, along with many awesome recipes that are tried and true!

    I will also touch on movement and cardiovascular fitness. (and no, it's not running!) There is a way to burn fat AND gain endurance so we don't huff and putt up the stairs.

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  • Networking is a contact sport

    Shad Tidler, Business Coach, Lushin and Associates

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    In this interactive session, Shad will uncover the reasons that we run into these challenges when it comes to networking effectively and productively. He will also help you to learn how to overcome these challenges and become more effective at networking and growing your business. MORE >

    When it comes to networking and building your business, are you or your people asking yourself:
    • What should my goals be for networking?
    • Where should my focus be when networking?
    • What should I look to get out of networking?
    • How does networking fit into the overall picture of growing my business?
    • How can I be more effective at networking?
    • How can I be more comfortable with networking?

    The above is just a sampling of what typically is discussed. Please be prepared to bring your networking challenges to the meeting. If you are having these challenges, it is very likely that most of the room struggle with the same things.

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  • The Underground Railroad in Indiana

    Jeannie Regan-Dinius, Director of Special Initiatives, DNR-DHPA

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Educational

    As enslaved Africans tried to gain their freedom, many decided that their only option was to run north into states that did not allow slavery or into Canada. Many slaves escaped with no assistance, but others were helped by participants of what has become known as the Underground Railroad (UGRR). The UGRR was most active in Indiana between 1830 and 1865. MORE >

    The UGRR was neither underground nor a railroad. The UGRR refers to the network of individuals and communities that helped fugitive slaves. Sometimes the assistance was spontaneous, other times highly organized. Because aiding an escaping slave was illegal, the activity was usually carried out in secret.

    UGRR participants were diverse. Blacks and whites, slaves and freed, men and women from the North and South helped those searching for freedom. Food, clothing, shelter, guidance, and protection from slave hunters were given at a risk to everyone involved.

    Every Indiana community has oral histories about those individuals who participated in the Underground Railroad (UGRR), but the nature of the network sometimes makes it difficult to find evidence to substantiate the stories. A statewide initiative, the Indiana Freedom Trails, is working to confirm and document sites that can be definitively linked to the UGRR. Every day, researchers comb the archives in small historical societies looking for information about Indiana’s involvement in the Underground Railroad.

    Jeannie R. Regan-Dinius, Director of Special Initiatives, will discuss Indiana’s role in the events, talk about documenting stories, and offer suggestions you can use in your county.

    Jeannie, Director of Special Initiatives, has a life-long interest in history, family history, and research. She earned her Bachelors in Public History from Ball State University, where she studied also anthropology and American Studies. She has her Masters in Urban Planning and Information Management/Library Science from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis with additional graduate course work in public history.

    Before coming to the State, she was the Executive Director of a 96-acre historic park in Huntington, IN. She came to the state in 2000 to help work on the Underground Railroad research initiative. She was given the additional responsibility of the Cemetery Registry, the Historic Theater Initiative, and public outreach.

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  • The Magic of Mediation

    Steven A. Spence, Founder and Owner, The Mediation Alternative

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Financial

    Mediation is the process by which a neutral third party assists two or more disputing parties reach an agreement in order to minimize the cost of litigation or to avoid it entirely. Whether the dispute is in the area of a divorce, personal injury, special education, labor relations, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), business, probate neighboring property owner, or even internal church matters, mediation is a cheaper, quicker and less stressful method of resolving thorny disagreements. MORE >

    Steve Spence shares his experience as a magician and as a full-time mediator to explain how a mediator can work “magic” in virtually any kind of dispute to resolve apparently unsolvable disputes. Mr. Spence will tailor the length and focus of his entertaining and informative presentation to meet the needs and interests of your specific group.
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  • Never Quit Climbing: Overcoming Life’s Seemingly Insurmountable Mountains

    Gary Sinclair, Director, Never Quit Climbing

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Motivational

    We all have mountains to climb, some big, some little. But often when confronted with ours, they seem like Mt. Everest or Denali. They loom large and take our breath and motivation away making it difficult to even start to overcome them. But Gary and his wife, avid hikers, were forced to face a mountain with Jackie, her stage 3 cancer. And when this new peak in their lives threatened to paralyze them by its size and magnitude they began with God's help to climb it the way they climbed actual mountains of granite... one switchback at a time. MORE >

    Together they learned practical strategies for both preparing for any personal mountain, getting started, looking for potential problems and getting up the trail a little bit at a time. Gary uses both humor and poignant illustrations to keep audiences on the edge of their seat while able to take something with them to tackle their own challenges.
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  • Applying Benford’s Law to catch fraudsters

    Greg Wright, Certified Fraud Examiner, Assoc. of Certified Fraud Examineers

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Educational

    For several years, Greg has taught this course to Fraud Examiners and Accountants. Fraudulent numbers are invented numbers that can often be identified by applying special audit techniques. Recently, he has been conducted fraudulent number invention research in conjunction with Purdue and Ball State. This seminar is only presented to law enforcement and fraud auditors. MORE >

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  • The Seven Best Things I’ve Learned About Loving The People I Love

    Gary Sinclair, Director, Never Quit Climbing

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Self Improvement

    Love is fun... and also hard. It takes time, work, practice and sacrifice. Over the years, Gary has learned some tough, but important lessons about how to truly love someone, especially those closest to him. And while circumstances vary from family to family and person to person, there are some critical and common concepts that we can all learn to do better to love those around us - spouses, kids, coworkers, other family, etc. In a fun, yet practical way, Gary shares seven of those vital principles that can help anyone of any age do better at truly loving another person. MORE >

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  • Experiencing Indiana’s Past in the Present: A Look at the Indiana Historical Society

    Amy Lamb, Vice President of Marketing and Publications, Indiana Historical Society

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Educational

    Learn more about how the Indiana Historical Society is making history accessible, enjoyable and relevant today. Find out how to access the IHS’s extensive archival collections, as well as how IHS collaborates with and assists local museums and historical groups. Topics covered also include IHS programs, events, publications, outreach, digital offerings and other services available to the general public—and you may be surprised by how much the IHS has to offer. MORE >

    Participants will also get a look inside the IHS’s national award-winning Indiana Experience, which is brings Indiana’s past to life in vivid detail at the IHS’s headquarters building, the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center.
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  • Is Your Financial Advisor a Crook?

    Greg Wright, Certified Fraud Examiner, Assoc. of Certified Fraud Examineers

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Educational

    Find out if your advisor has had his licenses suspended, revoked, had multiple consumer complaints or been charged by a regulator. The advisor may have hidden this part of his background from you. Learn how to use free internet sites when conducting a background check on financial advisors.

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