The Halo App (Android and iOS) is excited to announce a new community established to provide financial support for veterans. The “Hero Fund” community will provide low fee loans from $100 — $1000 to veterans in need. There are nearly 20 million veterans that are currently serving or have served our country. For centuries, women and men have risked their lives to protect our many freedoms. Today, nearly 2 million of our heroes live below the poverty line and vets all over use predatory payday lending services at rates 3x higher than civilians.

According to The Balance, anyone who borrows…

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Murdock LLC — has partnered with private lending community, The Halo App, and Indy Black Chamber 501(c)(3) this week to announce the “Make It Make $ense” campaign, a new zero-interest fund benefiting Hoosiers during the holiday season.

To qualify, borrowers must attend 1 of 3 Welcome Calls: Friday, December 4 at 6:30p ET, Saturday, December 5 at 3:30p ET, or Sunday, December 6 at 9:30a ET.

The holiday season is when payday lenders make the most money, preying on those who need a little help. Taking out just a $300 loan could cost a borrower over $1000…

Able Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that uses philanthropic capital to find and fund great businesses that aren’t served by the current funding markets, has found their perfect match — The Halo App. This Indiana technology startup is a private, peer lending community where Borrowers request up to $1,000 from Backers instead of banks.

Small businesses are the lifeblood and foundation of American economic life, yet entrepreneurship is on the decline. Able Fund wants to change that. As a new tool for economic development, it exists to help entrepreneurs and philanthropists work together to build durable, valuable businesses.

Able Fund targets…

“…I believe in her so much. She has the strongest spirit of anyone I have ever known. She has lifted me up in my hardest moments. Now it’s my turn. I’d like to nominate *** for Christmas In A Box because she is not only her son’s superhero, but she’s my superhero too.”

This was just one of the nearly 500 nominations Positivity Bomb and The Halo App received during their Christmas campaign, aimed at supporting families around Indianapolis during the holiday season.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — On Thursday, August 6, Indy Black Chamber of Commerce and The Halo App announced a collaboration to move resources into the Indianapolis black business ecosystem. The collaboration will broaden The Halo App’s economic inclusion initiatives and support the Indy Black Chamber of Commerce’s mission to be the leading advocate for Black-owned businesses in central Indiana.

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“We are thrilled to deepen our longstanding relationship with the Indy Black Chamber of Commerce by providing essential resources to black business owners,” said Taylor Simpson, Chief Executive Officer at The Halo App. “This strategic collaboration will help strengthen the Indianapolis black…

INDIANAPOLIS, In. — Aug. 3, 2020 — The Halo App and She Has Everything Event are pleased to announce they have entered into a strategic partnership to support local vendors with more than $25,000 in financial resources.

Founder Katina Washington organizing products for her SheEvent in 2018

The SheEvent Indy is committed to helping others connect and challenge themselves while collaborating with other community leaders to create and enhance economic development within the community. Three times per year, SheEvent hosts 300 vendors and over 6,000 attendees in an organized festival that includes a global fashion show, financial classes, breakout rooms and good eats. …

Indianapolis, IN — The Indianapolis Recorder, a 125-year-old Black-owned publication, announced a partnership today with the International Marketplace Coalition, a non-profit organization on Indy’s northwest side.

“It is an absolute honor for the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper to partner with the International Marketplace Coalition,” said Robert Shegog, the Recorder’s president and CEO.

“The ethnic pride, focus on inclusivity, and dedication to the community that the Recorder and IMC demonstrate make our partnership logical and necessary.”

“The ethnic pride, focus on inclusivity, and dedication to the community that the Recorder and IMC demonstrate make our partnership logical and necessary. International Marketplace has…

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — InnoPower, LLC, and Recorder Media Group have announced the 2020 InnoPower Minority Business Conference. The virtual summit will take place on August 28–29, 2020. Registration opened June 18.

Beyond 2020: Innopower Minority Business Conference Promotional Flyer, June 2020

InnoPower, LLC launched InnoPower Indy in 2019 to drive innovation through diversity and inclusion. The two-day conference highlighted innovation in our minority communities. The goal of the conference was to create opportunities for capacity building, leverage external financing, and grow networks to support entrepreneurs and professionals.

“The opportunity to partner with Recorder Media Group and Indiana Minority Business Magazine to rebrand and enhance the event is one we couldn’t…

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The Halo App, a private, peer lending community that connects people for loans up to $1,000, today announced that it has partnered with Innopower and the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper to make sure underserved communities have a seat at the financial table.

Through this strategic partnership, The Halo App, Innopower, and the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper provide a platform that has been optimized for the rapid distribution of funds to the city of Indianapolis. The first mission is to get $25K into the hands of Martindale Brightwood residents, one of the leading zip codes for predatory lending activity, in…

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — For anyone who believes we are approaching the end of this crisis — you may be mistaken. I, like many others, am still stuck searching for answers. A few weeks ago marked a day quite different than any other day we have faced as a country. It’s the day that nearly a third of U.S. apartment renters couldn’t pay any of their April rent, according to new data by the National Multifamily Housing Council and a consortium of real-estate data providers. …

Ariana Williams

Founder at Positivity Bomb

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