Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN


August 31, 2012

Business community visits Challenger Learning Center

INDIANAPOLIS — The Challenger Learning Center in Decatur had one of its largest tour groups come through the facility Friday when the West Side Chamber of Commerce came to visit.

The group met several staff members from the Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township, including Patty Poehler, the district’s director of outreach.

“In my three years, we’ve not had this many people in the dome,” Poehler said. “We are very excited to have you here. It’s important for us to connect with the business community.”

Following several tours through Mission Control and the Flight Simulator, members of the chamber settled in the “Holladome.”

Rick Proctor, president of the West Side Chamber of Commerce, serves on an advisory board for the Challenger Learning Center.

“Boy, this is such a nice place,” he said. “Many people don’t even know the center is here.”

He explained that Holladay Properties operates AmeriPlex, where the center is located. The large dome meeting room was named “Holladome” in the company’s honor.

“This is such a unique location,” Proctor said. “I’ve been excited for several months for us to come here.”

Proctor is vice-president of BMO Harris and said he has been encouraging his management team to do a corporate mission at the Challenger Learning Center.

As head commander Cyndy Meier said, the facility is generally used to educate children, but the curriculum doesn’t end there.

“The center is not just for kids,” she said. “We do adult missions and enjoy having corporate partners come in.”

The center welcomes groups from businesses, non-profits, clubs, or just about any group that may want to visit.

The Challenger Learning Center was opened in Decatur Township nine years ago. It recently had upgrades on its equipment.

There are 50 Challenger Learning Centers around the world with three of them being in Indiana at Brownsburg, Hammond, and Decatur Township.

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