Carmel in brief — July 23, 2019


Interns in D.C. – Two Carmel residents are interning with U.S. Sen. Todd Young in Washington, D.C. this summer. Luke Gentile, a junior at the University of Maryland, and Amit Kannan, a senior at Indiana University, are assisting legislative and communications staff with daily activities and special projects through the first week in August.

National Night Out – National Night Out is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6 at the City Hall gazebo, 1 Civic Square. The event will include pizza and hot dogs, games for kids and the opportunity to visit with members of the Carmel fire and police departments. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own tables and chairs and favorite snacks to share with neighbors and friends.

Student selected for space internship – Carmel High School student Zoe Koniaris has been selected for the Student Enhancement in Earth and Space Science summer internship to be held at The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Space Research. Students will work with scientists and engineers to conduct authentic research from data received from NASA’s earth observing satellites. This nationally competitive program sponsored by NASA’s Texas Space Grant Consortium selects students who will increase their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and math through earth and space education.

Lugar Series seeking applicants – The Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series is entering its 30th year of the program and is accepting applications for its 2019-2020 class. Inspired by the leadership of the late Senator Richard Lugar, The Lugar Series has sought to provide a first-class leadership training experience that encourages, mentors and prepares Republican women from across Indiana to seek new levels of personal achievement and public involvement. Applications are due Aug. 1 and are available by visiting or by calling 317-536-6900.

Human trafficking awareness – Human trafficking involves more than just sexual exploitation, often including the trade of humans for the purpose of forced labor, marriage or the extraction of organs and tissues. Carmel Lodge No. 421, F.&A.M. will host a human trafficking awareness event at 7 p.m. Aug. 15. The event is open to the public, but seating is limited. RSVP to [email protected]. Additional details will be provided to those who RSVP.

Library Lawn Party – The Carmel Clay Public Library, 55 4th Ave. SE will host a Library Lawn Party from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 7. The free event will include music, food, a mini book sale and activities for families.

Governor reappoints Anker – Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has reappointed Terry Anker of Carmel to the Ivy Tech University State Board of Trustees. Anker is chairman of The Anker Consulting Group. His term will end June 30, 2022.

Host families needed – Youth for Understanding is an international exchange organization that facilitates summer, semester and year-long exchanges for students from more than 70 nations. Families are needed to host 13 high school students who arrive in this fall and will stay for one academic year. The students are from France, Germany, Brazil, Denmark, Mongolia, Ecuador, Kenya, China, Thailand and Japan. To learn more about the program, contact Mackenzie Hale at [email protected] or 202-774-5254.

Carmel group to manage marathon – Carmel Road Racing Group, owners and organizers of the Carmel Marathon, received a two-year event management extension of the Whitefish Marathon in Whitefish, Montana. Whitefish, a resort town of 8,000 located 15 miles west of Glacier National Park, attracts nature lovers and adventure seekers from all over the world. The city hosted its first road marathon, half marathon and 5K under the management of CRRG in 2018 and has extended CRRG’s services through 2021. The Whitefish Marathon takes place the third Saturday in May.

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].

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

Square Donuts closes – Square Donuts at 14 S. Range Line Rd. in Carmel has closed its doors for the second time in two years. According to local media reports, Square Donuts owner Rick Comer, Jr. said the Carmel location and two others in Indianapolis have closed because of a disagreement with the licensee. The same licensee operates the three stores.

Pooch menu – Rosie’s Place, 1111 W. Main St. in Carmel, is offering a Pooch Menu on the Patio through Aug. 20 with proceeds benefiting the local Humane Society. The menu includes chopped chicken, chopped bacon or a combo bowl. Each meal will be served with a dish of cool water and an ear scratch. The bakery will also create pooch-friendly goodies.

Swan adds cyber security services – Carmel-based Swan Software Solutions is branching out into cyber security to help protect its customers from data breaches and cyber attacks. Swan Software Solutions has engineers combating cyber attacks by deploying services that test for vulnerabilities in a business’s networks, assets and applications. Cyber security services include vulnerability management, web application scanning, asset assessment and threat protection.

GadellNet moves – GadellNet Consulting Services has moved into a new office in Carmel on Hamilton Crossing Boulevard. The tech-driven space features a mix of private offices, open air workspaces, a gym, a kitchen, walking trails and more. With more than 9,000 square feet, GadellNet’s Indianapolis-based team will be able to grow into this space over the next several years. With an average growth rate of 30 percent over the last five years, GadellNet’s Indianapolis team plans to add at least five more employees to this office during the rest of 2019.

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

New branch manager – Joaquim Nally has been hired as branch manager of Centier Bank in Carmel, 568 E. Carmel Dr. Nally joins Centier with nearly 10 years of banking and retail management experience. As branch manager, Nally will be tasked with maximizing branch growth, revenues, client satisfaction and connecting with the Carmel community.

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.

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