Carmel, Indiana is one of the fastest-growing areas in the United States, and Carmel business is exploding right along with the population. Recent infusions of multi-million dollar renovation, procurement and redevelopment projects have attracted a great deal of new business and industry to the upscale Indianapolis suburb.
Most of this effort is concentrated in downtown Carmel. Shops and stores are presently concentrated in the Old Town Shops, located inside the smashing new Carmel Arts and Design District, but the new Indiana Design Center, the Lurie Building and the Carmel City Center will all become hotbeds of business and entertainment activity for the community.
|Video tour of the Carmel Old Town Antique Mall, a unique Carmel business|
The Carmel City Center, which will eventually contain some 230,000 square feet of Carmel restaurants, shops and services, 300 new apartments, a luxurious Carmel hotel and tons of office space. The Arts and Design District alone already boasts some unique presences, including shops like the Art & Soul Gallery, Bistro de Paris, Curiosities, Helios Gifts & Tea Room and Holy Cow Cupcakes. In all, the Arts and Design District already houses more than 100 interesting stores, eateries, services and businesses, making it a formidable Carmel attraction.
Outside of these exciting new developments, Carmel’s Meridian Corridor has a stable track record as one of the foremost business centers in Indiana. Some hefty business names make their homes there, such as Conseco, Thomson Consumer Electronics and Delta Faucet.
The community of Carmel has programs in place to assist Carmel business, small and large. One of these, the Carmel Small Business Network, acts as a liaison between small business owners and the city’s powers that be for the benefit of all, especially small businesses in Carmel. It is a well organized network that really helps get things done.
|Promotional video for office space at Meridian Corridor in Carmel, Indiana|
Another such help organization is the Carmel Neighborhood Association Network. This is the personal counterpart of the Carmel Small Business Network and was its successful predecessor. The two city networks work in tandem with the Carmel Chamber of Commerce. The outcome is a strong inner structure that assists and guides Carmel on all levels.
The Carmel Chamber of Commerce seeks to enhance the overall quality of life in Carmel, including its economic health and growth. The Chamber invites local membership and offers numerous benefits for those who join. There are convenient levels for joining, with different advantages to each.
Discounts on city offerings, such as half-price maps, discounted vision and dental insurance plans through AlwaysCare Benefits and most legislative events are available to members on a regular basis. But other benefits are not so obvious.
The opportunities for both networking and marketing, for example, are enormous. Resources are made available to members, such as free electronic ads in the Chamber’s newsletter, free Certificates of Origin and ongoing local and legislative government updates of interest. The Chamber also provides an excellent forum for business advocacy.
For more information on Carmel business and the Carmel Chamber of Commerce, please visit the Chamber of Commerce’s homepage.
Carmel Chamber of Commerce
37 E Main St, Suite 300
Carmel, IN 46032
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