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Behind the Scenes with Larry Sauer!

Intorducing our first speaker to kick off the new year, Larry Sauer! Interested in learning more before our luncheon? Keep reading!

Larry Sauer was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. He majored in music education and graduated from Ball State University. Since finishing college he has worked as a professional musician and entrepreneur.

He has backed many "stars" in touring variety shows and Broadway musicals. He has done a concert tour of Japan. He currently leads the band etc…, a cover band in Indianapolis as well as Cocktail Sax, an instrumental jazz and pop quartet. He also stays busy recording jingles and music-publishing-company works in local recording studios.

He is the owner of Encore Entertainment, a local talent booking and musical production company. Through Encore he is able to enjoy the best of both worlds - music as an artist and entertainment solutions provider for his wide array of corporate and wedding clients.

He enjoys his time with his wife, children and especially his grandchildren. In his time outside of work he likes to jog, practice yoga and work on improvement projects.

 

Come meet Larry at our January lunchon at 11:00am on the 17th at Indiana Landmarks.

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Behind the Scenes with Arthur Black

 

Arthur Black, the Drink Specialist, is with us once again to entertain and educate attendees on the history and science behind cocktails... It will certainly be a festive event with friends and industry colleagues. Cheers to that! Keep reading for a behind the scenes interview with him!

 

What does your company do and what makes is different than others like it? 

Wine and spirits distribution. Relationships with our customers.

 

What lead you to your current career and how long have you been in the field? 

Food and beverage is one of the most expansive areas of academia. You can eat and drink every day and never get sick of it. Just under 20 years.

 

What is your most memorable event/project? Why? 

When you’re paid to travel around the world to eat and drink, there are way too many to count.

 

What is one thing people do not know about you? 

I’m pretty transparent, too much so. 

 

If you were not in your current career, what would be your dream job?

Astro-physicist if I were smarter.

 

Anything else we should know about you? 

You love me or hate me. Not much middle ground.

 

Join us on December 13th at The Montage at 11:00am! 

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Behind the Scenes with Pete the Planner!

 

Introducing our guest speaker for our November brunch, Pete the Planner. Keep reading for your behind the scenes look!

 

What does your company do and what makes is different than others like it?

 Pete the Planner® created Pete's Money School to help companies make their employees lives easier. Pete's Money School is an action-oriented financial wellness curriculum delivered on a mobile-friendly e-learning platform. Pete's programming provides a realistic path for a healthy financial future no matter a person's income, age, past or present situation. Whether employees are in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, or 60s, Pete has timely advice to help them make the best financial decisions possible. 

 

What lead you to your current career and how long have you been in the field?

 Pete figured out that financial success is about behavior and math, not money and numbers, and needed to spread that message. He sold his investment and financial planning practice and has been doing financial wellness for companies since 2005. He works with hundreds of companies and helps thousands of individuals each year.

 

What is your most memorable event/project? Why? 

Pete wrote 6 books in 4 months and after doing that, nothing seems impossible.

 

What is one thing people do not know about you? 

Pete was a child actor and did plays and musicals all over Indianapolis as a kid. His favorite was playing Tiny Tim in the Christmas Carol.

 

If you were not in your current career, what would be your dream job?

 FBI agent

 

Come meet Pete the Planner at our November brunch on November 15th at Hawthorn's Golf and Country Club!

 

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