INDIANAPOLIS – Engaging Solutions, a leader in providing strategic business solutions for top-tier corporate, non-profit and municipal organizations, marked the company’s 10th year of its founding on January 17.
Ten years ago, as the nation prepared to celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Engaging Solutions co-founders Debbie Wilson, Venita Moore and Tammy Butler Robinson made the decision to start their own business. The company opened its doors on the second floor of the Indiana Black Expo building and the trio focused on hiring the absolute best, providing solutions that would drive results and giving back to the community. Since Engaging Solutions was formed the trio has added a fourth partner, Charles Johnson and employed nearly one hundred individuals throughout the community.
Today, Engaging Solutions’ perseverance and innovation have positioned the organization as one of the nation’s premier business consultancy entities. The company attributes its success to their advisory board, many of whom have been with the company since its inception. When asked about a key ingredient of Engaging Solutions success, longtime business owner and original advisory board member David Sease of Sease Gerig & Associates stated, “I met Debbie, Venita and Tammy while working on a mutual project and we immediately became friends. I like working with friends because trust and enjoyment are part of the relationship. Doing business with Engaging Solutions is such a positive experience because it’s essentially like working with a lifetime friend.”
Jackie Nytes, former Indianapolis City-County Councillor and executive director of the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library reflected on her experience with Engaging Solutions stating, “Libraries are a critical resource for our families in our community.
We knew that it was time to elevate how we service our library guests and develop a
strategic plan that will help us identify new methods of enhancing how people interact
with the library. Engaging Solutions has provided that assistance. They were able to help us identify core assets and identify strategic goals that will ensure the library remains relevant as our community evolves.”
In honor of the spirit of the King Holiday, and to honor its legacy of service, the company’s founders and staff will celebrate the Indianapolis community by launching “Ten Days of Service” and will donate countless volunteer hours to non-profit organizations over the course of ten days throughout the entire year. “We are deeply grateful to Engaging Solutions for first being a business that recognizes it is essential to give back to the community and then for deciding that consistently supporting our efforts in youth development would make a difference,” stated Asante Children’s Theatre artistic director Deborah Asante. “Their support has strengthened our organization on many levels and we can’t thank them enough,” she added”
“It seems like only yesterday we opened our doors on the second floor of the Indiana Black Expo offices,” said managing principal Debbie Wilson. “Like Dr. King, we had a dream and I am so proud that our dream has become reality,” added managing principal Venita Moore. “While it hasn’t been easy, we knew that there is a purpose – a need in our community for a business like ours and that helped keep us motivated when things got tough,” said managing principal Tammy Butler Robinson. “When I think about the jobs we have created, the businesses we have helped, the clients we’ve served – it’s almost overwhelming. I am excited to see us reach this milestone and look forward to what the next ten, twenty, thirty years have to offer,” added managing principal Charles Johnson.