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1828 Spotlight: Brittany Smith

Posted by: IndyHub
Posted: February 26, 2015
Categories: IndyHub

The 1828 Project’s one of our signature programs at IndyHub, and each year it’s full of incredible leaders between the ages of 18 and 28. Brittany’s a part of 1828’s Class II. We sent her some questions. She responded. We totally think you should meet her, so keep reading.

brittanysmith-2IndyHub: How would you describe 1828 to a stranger?

Brittany: 1828 is the buzzing group of folks you already “knew” from a distance or on a more personal level but rarely had time to collaborate and learn from. It’s powerhouse of ideas, passions and people who make things happen.

How many years have you lived in Indy?

Six happy years.

What are some of your favorite Indy spots?

Picnics on Monument Circle, the picnic table in Locally Grown Gardens and the highest spot in Indy at Crown Hill Cemetery.

How would you describe your  relationship with Indianapolis when you began 1828?

I was already in a serious relationship with Indy when I started 1828 but the beauty of this group is, I was able to connect with other Indianophiles who were making cool things happen in their respective fields and personal interests.

What have you been up to since 1828?

I purchased the cutest little cottage ya ever did see downtown and hosted my dream event – a dinner party for 1,000 people on Monument Circle with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra providing tunes. Talk about warm fuzzies!

What project are you most excited about in Indy?

In my position as the Yelp Indy Sr. Community Manager, I can’t get enough of my current biz owner series known as Meet The Maker – this is a photo, event and media series highlighting the stories of local businesses with hands-on opportunities.

For example, doughnut making with Rocket 88 Doughnuts and juicing with Natural Born Juicers. Hearing their stories always leaves me smiling and coming back for more.

What is the current environment for your work in Indianapolis?

100% collaboration. 100% community pride. Topped off with an outrageous amount of curiosity from the local Yelp community.

Of all the cities where you could live, why did you choose Indy?

I enjoy visiting big cities for a weekend but when it comes to moving mountains, making an impact and knowing your neighbors, Indy is the place. I like knowing that whatever big idea strikes my fancy has potential at becoming a reality. Indy listens.

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