By Maria Cook
Skill Demand, a recruitment firm serving the IT, accounting and finance industries, among others, recently moved from Indianapolis to Carmel at 1119 Keystone Way Dr. Skill Demand’s parent company, STLogics, has been recognized for substantial growth by the Indiana Economic Development Corp.
Skill Demand COO Feroz Syed said he’s passionate about utilizing business as a tool to help Hoosiers in need. This year, Skill Demand is sponsoring the fifth annual CricIndy Event. The two-day event brings Indiana businesses together to participate in networking, charity and cricket, a popular sport in nations such as India, England and Australia.
Day One of CricIndy, which is scheduled for Aug. 23, will feature a networking event at the Corteva building.
“This year, we’ll be having a few panel discussions on Day 1,” Syed said. “One is on the value of diversity and another is about championing inclusion.”
A representative from at least one Indiana charity or educational organization will speak at the networking event. This year’s charity has not yet been announced. In 2018, officials from Spring Mill Elementary School spoke about students who were affected by hunger. Representatives from businesses present at the event then have a chance to donate to food-related programs at the school.
“Spring Mill Elementary school was in need of a lot of help,” Syed said. “When I heard that the kids had to go to school in order to have food security, I said they need help. They need a platform to talk about that.”
The second day of CricIndy will take place Aug. 24 at Grand Park in Westfield. Teams will be invited to play cricket. The Diversity Cup will be presented to the team that fields the most players from different nations and backgrounds.