Carmel in brief — July 2, 2019


Chemistry Olympiad alternate – Yannik Singh of Carmel High School has been selected as an alternate for the U.S. team at the 51st International Chemistry Olympiad in Paris from July 21 to 30. After scoring among the top students in two national tests, Singh was one of 20 students to attend a study camp in Maryland, where the four team members and two alternates were selected.

Marine promoted – U.S Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Karis Mattingly of Carmel was meritoriously promoted to her current rank June 3 in Okinawa, Japan. On Marine Corps meritorious boards, Marines that have out-performed their peers compete with other hand-selected top performers for the chance to be expedited to the next rank. Mattingly reported to the Marine Corps Installations Pacific Communication Strategy, and Operations office on Feb. 16, where she serves as a mass communications specialist. Mattingly is a 2018 graduate of Carmel high school and enlisted in the Marine Corps on May 29, 2018.

Veterans needed – Carmel High School history teacher Will Ellery is organizing a Global War on Terror symposium and is looking for veterans of the war to speak with students in small groups about their experiences. The meetings would be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Sept. 10. Almost all students at CHS were born after 9/11, and the event is designed to help them better understand the event. Veterans interested in participating should email Ellery at [email protected].

Community Pillar Awards – Hamilton County Community Foundation is accepting nominations for its annual Community Pillar Awards through July 8. Anyone may nominate an individual or corporation doing visionary work to solve pressing challenges, build opportunity and equity, and create a brighter future for Hamilton County residents in three areas—mental health, family and youth empowerment, and inclusive economic growth. Award winners will be honored at HCCF’s Celebration of Philanthropy on Nov. 7 at Ritz Charles. For more information or to submit a nomination, visit

Pedestrian and bikeways surveys —The Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization is in the process of updating its regional bikeways and pedestrian plans for Central Indiana and is looking for engagement and feedback with two surveys regarding each plan. The bikeways plan survey can be accessed at, and the pedestrian plan survey can be accessed at For more, visit

Veterans Hall of Fame – The Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame seeking nominations for its sixth class of veteran honorees. The nonprofit organization honors Hoosier veterans for service during and after active duty. Up to 15 veterans will be honored for military service achievements and/or community contributions. The criteria and nomination packet are at Nominations will be accepted through Aug. 1.

Newcomers Club – Newcomers Club of Carmel, a nonprofit social club, connects its members with friends, engages in fun activities and explores the community. Monthly activities include a welcome coffee, a luncheon event and 32 interest group meetings. Membership represents Carmel, Westfield, Fishers, Noblesville, Zionsville and Indianapolis. For more, visit or call 317-564-8349.

Pedal Perks – The Pedal Perks program is returning for its third year, with Hamilton County businesses offering deals to bike riders. The program runs from through Oct. 31 and has more than 30 businesses offering specials for customers who show proof of their ride. For more information or a full list of participants visit

Conner Prairie partnership — Conner Prairie Living History Museum has partnered with Saxus Leadership Development to offer emotional intelligence training to job seekers in the Indianapolis area. The training is eight hours and will give job seekers the opportunity to learn soft skills valued in the workforce. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 10 at Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Rd. Attendees are encouraged to arrive at 8:30 a.m. to sign in.  Anyone interested in participating must be an active job seeker and enrolled in either WorkOne Hamilton County or through the Passport to Employment program. Registration is free and can be found at with the code EQ2019.

Flix may add patio – Flix Brewhouse, 2206 E. 116th St., has filed plans with the City of Carmel to construct an exterior dining patio. It is proposed east of the main entrance and would have space to seat 40 people.

Plaid Agency new hires – The Plaid Agency has hired Mallory Doyel and Emily Hammer as account executives and Taylor Jessup as visual designer. Doyel and Hammer will use their creative and strategic skills to lead campaigns, produce key deliverables and ensure superior communication with clients. Jessup will deliver outstanding visual solutions for a variety of projects and platforms.

Adventure Team – Seven Corners Inc., a Carmel-based travel insurance and specialty benefit management company, has launched the Adventure Team program. The data-backed initiative includes a unique digital community for travelers to connect and share experiences and educational information about travel insurance and how it works. The Adventure Team will provide benefits such as a dedicated customer advocate phone line for travel insurance questions, access to a private travel-focused Facebook group and giveaways and contests exclusively designed for Adventure Team members. Learn more at

KAR expands in Europe – Carmel-based KAR Auction Services, a global vehicle remarketing and technology solutions provider, has launched its ADESA Europe digital auction, a rebranding of Belgium-based CarsOnTheWeb. Acquired by KAR in February, COTW is now fully integrated into the KAR family. The ADESA Europe brand extends the KAR family of companies’ international name recognition and reputation beyond North America and the U.K. to continental Europe.

Census Bureau looking for workers—The U.S. Census Bureau is looking for applicants for 2020 census work in Boone and Hamilton counties. Job types include clerks, census field supervisors, census takers and office operations supervisors, ranging in pay from $14.50 to $20 an hour. Interested applicants can apply online at

Merchants Mortgage hire – Merchants Mortgage has hired Patty Cummins as a mortgage loan originator in Carmel. Cummins brings more than 30 years of mortgage lending experience to the team. She has served the mortgage industry as a mortgage loan originator, home loan consultant, mortgage processor and mortgage servicing manager.

Researchers honored – The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced that a team of Indiana University School of Medicine researchers is joining a select group of scientists, computational biologists, software engineers and physicians as winners of the CZI Seed Networks for the Human Cell Atlas awards. The research group is led by Harikrishna Nakshatri, a Carmel resident and Marian J. Morrison Professor of Breast Cancer Research and Professor of Surgery. Joining him as co-principal investigators are Yunlong Liu of Fishers and Anna Maria Storniolo of Carmel. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is awarding $68 million in funding to support the Human Cell Atlas and its selection of 38 collaborative science teams to launch the Seed Networks projects.

PrimeLife fundraiser – Carmel-based PrimeLife Enrichment, which provides programs for seniors, is participating in the GIVE65 Event, a 65-hour, national online fundraiser hosted by Home Instead Senior Care Foundation. Donations of $10 or more will be accepted July 9 to 11 at

Hearing loss group – The newly-formed Indianapolis Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America holds meetings from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month at Irvington Public Library, 5625 E. Washington St. in Indianapolis. Learn more at


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