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#FridayFocus: Back To School: Where to find FREE School Supplies

on July 19, 2019
in Marketing

Yes, it’s still summer. Yes, the Labor Day holiday is about six weeks away. Yes, we just finished celebrating the 4th of July, and yes, it’s time to start thinking about school supplies, uniforms, and all things associated with the start of a new school year. 

The Herd Strategies team…

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Words Matter: by Denise Herd

on July 17, 2019
in Marketing

Over the years I have noticed a distinct shift in how we communicate with one another. I’m not referring to the infiltration of email, text messaging, video chats, blogs, vlogs, skype, zoom, videoconferencing, etc.  It’s the words we’re using in our communication, whether face to face or while…

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#WakeUpWednesday: Amya’s Wednesday Wake Returns!

on July 10, 2019
in Marketing

Hi guys, it’s Amya and I’m back! It’s been a long time since we talked and sooo much has happened! The first thing is that I’m 6! That’s right 6! I went to Chicago for my birthday and it was amazing. Have you ever been to Dylan’s Candy Bar?! It’s a dream! 

#FridayFocus: Indiana Black Farmers Cooperative

on July 5, 2019
in Marketing

Nurturing
our families with quality produce can be challenging but with the help of the
Indiana Black Farmer Collective, residents of Indianapolis can access fresh produce
while supporting small businesses. Today’s Friday Focus is on the Indiana Black
Farmers Market Co-Op, which is a collective of farmers that include the
Lawrence Community Gardens, Elephant Gardens, Mother Loves Garner,…

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The Power of Communication

on July 4, 2019
in Marketing

Today is the 4th of July. For many, it’s a day of relaxation, the enjoyment of good food, time spent with friends and family and watching in awe and amazement fireworks that leave us mesmerized and speechless. But as I reflect on this holiday I find…

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#FridayFocus: Voices Corp.

on June 28, 2019
in Marketing

Today’s Friday Focus is on Voices Corp., an organization that provides community outreach programs targeted towards youth impacted by trauma & hardship. Their goal is to change the narrative of some of Indianapolis’ most vulnerable youth and families by helping them to build exceptional skills in five areas: self-regulation, relational skills, problem-solving,…

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#FridayFocus: Ida Hagan

on June 22, 2019
in Marketing

#HaveYouHerd: Today’s #FridayFocus is on Ida P. Hagan, Indiana’s first African American postmistress in 1904. Hagan lived in a free black settlement called Pinkston Freedom in Dubois County when Dr. Alois G. Wollenmann, Town of Ferdinand Postmaster, appointed her as his assistant in the post office.

While working for Dr….

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#FridayFocus: Black Music Month

on June 14, 2019
in Marketing

Today’s #FridayFocus is on Black Music Month
and the many African Americans who have created music that has shaped American
culture and touched the lives of people worldwide. Soul music has become a
staple in our community and was one of the very first forms of communication
during slavery. In 1979, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the month…

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#FridayFocus: Indianapolis Professional Association

on June 7, 2019
in Marketing

Today’s Friday Focus is on the Indianapolis Professional Association (IPA). As one of Indianapolis’ oldest networking and professional development groups, IPA was created to promote and develop African Americans in education, provide career training, and help establish business connections.  Members range from high school students to business professionals. 

#FridayFocus: Lonnie G. Bunch III

on May 31, 2019
in Marketing

Today’s Friday Focus is on Lonnie G. Bunch III, the Smithsonian’s 14th Secretary-elect. Bunch’s appointment is historic, given that he is the first African-American to serve in this role in the institution’s 173-year history.

Bunch has been named leader…

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