Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Why This Indianapolis Realtor Loves the 2012 5K Color Run

Billed as the "craziest, most colorful 5k run of your life" the annual "Color Run" is coming to downtown Indianapolis on July 28, 2012.

And crazy it is as a combination of runners, walkers, strutters, Indianapolis real estate agents, mallwalkers and moms and dads with strollers make their way along the 5k course, enjoying a regular dousing of various colors comprised of food starch. Yes, every time a participant reaches a kilometer milestone (can you use the word "mile" to describe a kilometer?) the runner or walker is assaulted with various hues. 

"Each kilometer of the event is associated with a designated color. 1k is yellow, 2k is blue, 3k is green, 4k is pink, and the 5k finish is a “Color Extravaganza.”  As the runners/walkers hit the Kilometer COLOR RUN Zones, they will be blitzed by our volunteers, sponsors, and staff with COLOR," describes the Color Run's website.

But rest easy. The coloring is a 100% percent safe food starch that can be eaten, although apparently it's not especially tasty.

Unfortunately, this year's Indianapolis Color Run is completely sold out. If you'd like to be added to a list that alerts you to the opening of the 2013 registration period - and also lets you know if registration spots are opened up for this year's event - Click Here.

You can also still VOLUNTEER and take part in the fun vicariously.

In any event, this'll be a blast and I look forward to seeing you in downtown Indy for a blast of silliness and color.


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Indianapolis Organic Groceries & Food: Lisa Parret Reviews Green B.E.A.N. Indiana

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Just like you, I'm often starved for time. Trips to the grocery store to stock up for the week are cumbersome and draining. And, if you're like me, you appreciate the idea of eating organically and putting locally-produced, farm fresh food on the table for your family.

My oh my, if only there were a service that delivered locally-grown, organic produce directly to your door.

There is! And it's called Green B.E.A.N. Indiana!

I've been a customer for a couple of months now and absolutely love the service. And that's exactly what it is: convenient, organic service directly to your door. 

You simply sign up on the website, provide a valid debit or credit card, tell them where to place your produce bin and how often you want delivery. The company will assign a delivery day. Your next job is to choose what produce hits the taste spot. Members choose from one of five different produce bins, each varying in price and content. Each week they select a mix of seasonal produce for each bin. You can also add your own ala carte items.  

Shoppers choose from over 40 seasonal fruits and veggies, plus other grocery options like local dairy, eggs, meats, bread, bulk kitchen staples, and artisan foods, many from local Indiana or Ohio farms. Your order can be altered the weekend before every scheduled delivery, with the price for each bin ranging from $35 to $49.00.

The order shows up between 2pm and 8pm on the scheduled day, packed in insulation and with ice, if necessary.

Here's what the company says about the organic nature of their products. "The majority of our produce is Certified Organic. However, we understand that many of our local producers use sustainable farming practices without certification.  All Produce is labeled as OG (Certified Organic), SG (Sustainably Grown), or CL (Conventional). Information about the growing practices of our local farmers can be obtained from Customer Service or from the farm directly. All members can customize the contents of their produce bin to match their preferences."

The price is nice, the service is convenient and saves me time, the food is sourced from Fair Trade practices and is primarily organic, and - even better - I get to support local businesses and farms. I think it's a win-win.

Let me know what you think and if you enjoy Green B.E.A.N. Indiana.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Press Release: Indy Real Estate Experts Add Staff to Answer Growing Demand

For Immediate Release:
June 28, 2012

Indy Real Estate Experts Add Staff to Answer Growing Demand

Indianapolis, Indiana:

Buoyed by a Central Indiana real estate market on the upswing, Indy Real Estate Experts of Keller-Williams Realty in Indianapolis has added five experts to their growing team.

Buyer Expert Tonya Kinchelow is focused on helping people understand the home buying process and assisting in the home search.

Meanwhile, Tasha Swetnam joins the team as Lead Generation Expert, tasked with growing Indy Real Estate Experts portfolio of properties for sale.

A veteran of several years in the real estate industry, Sandi Lewkowicz has been named IREE's Transaction Expert, coordinating inspections, closings, short sale approvals and a smooth flow of work.

Internet Research Expert Michelle Hammann and Social Media Expert Mark Bingaman will strengthen the team's work in the crucial digital and social media marketing arenas.

"I'm so excited about this real estate market! Our team is positioned to do great things this year and in years to come," says IREE Team Owner and Listing Expert Lisa Parrett.

The moves are in response to recent data, market statistics, and media reports which show that homes are once again selling quickly and briskly in the area.

For more information contact:

Lisa Parrett