Visit Indy & Google Tours.

Howdy, Partner.

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Visit Indy is Indianapolis' appointed team who tirelessly promote our city at all levels and we're thrilled that You Are Here Photography has officially partnered with such an awesome movement.

Visit Indy does more than go around and tell people how rad Indianapolis is, they increase tourism, boost our economy, and are avid supporters of everything local.

Here are a few mind-blowing statistics that you probably didn't know:

  • Indianapolis gets on average 22 MILLION annual visitors
  • Indianapolis visitors spends roughly $3.56 BILLION Dollars per year
  • Indianapolis visitors support almost 70,000 jobs in our hospitality industry

Wowza.

It only made sense to have a sit down with Visit Indy and talk about how we can help contribute to those numbers with our services as Google Trusted Photographers. Think about it. Google Virtual Tours are a sure way for visitors or locals who are unfamiliar, get familiar before even landing w/in our state's borderlines.

Yes, most of us who live here know about St. Elmo Steak House, but does a Canadian here on business know about St. Elmo Steak House or our other secret gems?

I think they ask Siri who then probably checks with Google.

Check out how Visit Indy integrated our Google Virtual Tours on their website.

Second Helpings, Helps.

Eliminating Hunger, Empowering People, & Rescuing Food.


Last week, we had the privilege of providing Google Business Photos to an organization who does more for our community in 24 hours, than most of us have done in our lifetime.

We are talking about Second Helpings, or who we like to refer to as the “Soul Feeders”. 

Second Helpings turns over 100,000 pounds of rescued food into over 50,000 meals every month. They also provide free culinary job training to unemployed and underemployed individuals. They even assist in job placement for graduates. Over 480 adults, have successfully completed their program.

Second Helpings is a wonderful organization filled with serving members of our community whose only agenda is to... HELP. They’re friendly and they never forget to say, “Please” & “Thank You”. Their students are bright-eyed, proud, and are on the right road towards accomplishment. 

So, as the leaves turn and our hearts start to get a little warm and fuzzy... Think of Second Helpings and how you can help, help

Nora Spitznogle, operations director at Second Helpings, mentioned that they are always looking for volunteers (of all ages). Please visit their website, www.SecondHelpings.org, to see how you can help.

 

It's human to be Humane. Thank goodness for places like the Humane Society of Indianapolis for reminding us of that.

Donate To The Humane Society of Indianapolis.

“Maybe this is kind of cliche, but animals, well, dogs, are what I do for a living. One reason I like spending time with them so much is they seem to think people are really good. They live with us, and obey our rules, most of which make no sense to them. And the main reason they do it is because they like us. When I watch them, sometimes I'm so blown away by how enthusiastic they are about everything we do that I have to go out and buy them something squeaky or chewy. Just because I love proving to them that it's not a mistake to see the world as a great benevolent place. I hope one day to react to something with as much pure ecstasy as I see in Chuck's face every time I throw the ball. Sometimes he looks so happy, it reminds me of the way blind people smile way too big because they can't see themselves. And if none of this links to anything in you, well... I think you don't know who I am.” 

― Merrill MarkoeWalking in Circles Before Lying Down