Open for Service & Selfless.ly
Founder of Open for Service and now Selfless.ly
-Moved to Indianapolis in 2002
-Originally from Valparaiso, Indiana.
-Went to Purdue but then found himself in Indianapolis working at Wishard for four years.
2008 - The Indianapolis Tech Industry and it's infancy.
PURLS - Personal URLs.
Companies Josh has worked for:
Bloomerang - https://bloomerang.co
Companies Josh has created:
Open For Service - 2015 RFRA caused a large stir.
The Religious Freedom Referendum Act caused many large organizations to pull out of business ventures with Indiana and more specifically Indianapolis because of this legislation.
RFRA = "Gave a license to discriminate."
Kristin Kohn, of Silver In The City, met with Josh at Tinker Street and brainstormed how to bring awareness to businesses who are 'open to serving ALL.'
Josh found himself on national and international news networks to discuss the 'Open For Service' movement.
-CNN, Hardball with Chris Mathews, BBC, German news network, etc...
Over 20,000 registered businesses worldwide for Open For Service.
-China, India, Russia, Saudi Arabia.
No political agenda but they will support someone in the LGBT community who is interested in politics.
Eli Lilly: The first to offer domestic partnership benefits. The LGBT community sought out positions with Lilly.
Many in the technology sector back in 2008 were not comfortable discussing LGBT community issues.
Hardball with Chris Matthews:
Shift in the LGBT community today:
-The older generation of the LGBT community had so many more difficulties while growing up.
Bridge the gap of giving back to the community for local and small businesses on the same scale that large organizations like Salesforce can.
B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
Today, there is a growing community of more than 2,100 Certified B Corps from 50 countries and over 130 industries working together toward 1 unifying goal: to redefine success in business.
"To help businesses to give back in the community."
2017 Mira Award Winner - Community Champion of the Year!
TASTING TIME - Black Friday Release Special
(Josh Special: Old Tub - Bottled in Bond: 375ML Bottle)
New Day Craft: Imperial Breakfast Magpie
Black Raspberry mead made with Wildflower honey & infused with & Bee Coffee Roasters Espresso. Aged in Angel’s Envy Bourbon Barrels for 14 months.
Imperial Breakfast Magpie Black Friday Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1340171942758781/
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
RAPID FIRE Questions