Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

Breaking News

Business

August 14, 2012

Event center to partner with Duke Energy

PLAINFIELD — Duke Energy has entered an agreement to lend its name to the event center at Metropolis in Plainfield.

The company has entered into a five-year commitment for the naming rights of Serendipity.

“They came to us to talk about the space and it seemed like a great opportunity,” said Doug Esamann, president of Duke Energy Indiana. “It’s one way for us to show support for the county where our Indiana operations are based.”

He said it was also a great way to celebrate Duke Energy’s 100th anniversary in Indiana.

“We were excited to put our name on the event center,” Esamann said. “We’ve had a presence in Plainfield since the early 1950s.”

He said the company had used the facility in the past and it was a good, workable space.

“We had a community leadership forum there,” he said. “We have it each year in various communities. We invite leadership from the 69 counties we serve.”

He said visitors included mayors, economic development professionals, and school superintendents.

“We always try to focus on something that will be of value to them,” Esamann said. “This year we focused on economic development and how to create jobs. We had a panel discussion, Gary Dick from Inside INdiana Business, and a smattering of other speakers and information.”

He said the event center was a perfect venue.

“They’ve expanded there and we really want to help support the banquet and convention business,” Esamann said. “We’re hoping our name will help create some interest they might not otherwise have had.”

The Duke Energy Event Center will still be operated by Serendipity, a Hendricks County Event organizer.

Duke Energy provides about 6,800 megawatts of owned electric capacity to about 790,000 customers, making it the state’s largest electric supplier. The company will celebrate its 100th birthday on Sept. 5. There will be a grand celebration Sept. 8 at its Plainfield facility.

“And we’re not just celebrating with our employees,” Esamann said. “We’re inviting retirees to come back. This is going to be a really cool event.”

brenda.holmes@flyergroup.com

———

Online:

serendipityllc.net

www.duke-energy.com

www.shopmetropolis.com

1
Text Only
Business
  • BIZ SPOT bburg framing.jpg BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT - Custom Picture Framing of Brownsburg

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Indiana Chosen to participate in new initiative The Pew Charitable Trusts has named Indiana as one of seven states to participate in its 18-month Business Incentives Initiative, conducted in partnership with the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness, to identify best practices when it comes

    April 15, 2014

  • Chamber offers advertising opportunity The West Side Chamber offers advertising opportunities for both members and non-members. The advertising is included in the organization's monthly newsletter which is distributed for 400 westside business men and women. Initially, the size of the av

    April 15, 2014

  • Benihana Supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Benihana Inc. has officially kicked off the sixth annual "Children Helping Children" coloring contest as part of its Children's Day activities. From now until May 5, children ages 12 and younger visiting any Benihana location nationwide are encourag

    April 15, 2014

  • SBA announces National Small Business Week Aspiring entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others are invited to attend the U.S. Small Business Administration's National Small Business Week events held May 12 to 16. Every year since 1963, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the op

    April 12, 2014

  • Benihana supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Benihana Inc. has officially kicked off the sixth annual "Children Helping Children" coloring contest as part of its Children's Day activities. From now until May 5, children ages 12 and younger visiting any Benihana location nationwide are encourag

    April 12, 2014

  • BIZ SPOT mayberry.jpg BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT - Mayberry Cafe

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • HCF 4-5 biz prudential award pix Plainfield Realtor receives peer award Judi Bartley of Prudential Indiana Realty Group was honored by her peers and fellow Prudential Indiana Realty Group sales professionals at the company’s recent annual business conference. She was recognized for her achievements as Top Selling Agent A

    April 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • Duke Energy recognizes linemen Duke Energy honored its heroes during National Lineman Appreciation Day which was March 31. Keith Trent is the executive vice president and chief operations officer for Duke Energy's regulated utility operations. "Our line workers embody the heart a

    April 2, 2014

  • VU machining program receives NIMS accreditation Vincennes University's Haas Technical Education Center is the recipient of accreditation from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS). Jim Wall, executive director of the NIMS, recently presented the accreditation to VU President Dick H

    April 2, 2014

House Ads
Hendricks County Marquee
Email News Sign Up
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Poll

New poll question: Will you be attending this year’s Indianapolis 500?

Yes
No
Undecded
     View Results
AP Video
Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dead at 87 Chelsea Clinton Is Pregnant Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Crew Criticized Over Handling of Ferry Disaster Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Must Read