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Ice Miller Reflects on Past, Present and Future as Indiana’s Bicentennial Gala Presenting Sponsor

December 15, 2016
Ice Miller Reflects on Past, Present and Future as Indiana’s Bicentennial Gala Presenting Sponsor

On Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, Indiana’s Bicentennial Gala showcased many talented Hoosiers and concluded Indiana’s year-long Bicentennial celebration. Ice Miller was proud to serve as the presenting sponsor of the event, which was held at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. The Bicentennial Gala created a sense of civic pride for all in attendance celebrating Indiana’s 200th Birthday.

This engaging evening honored Indiana’s distinct personality with dynamic entertainment originating from the Hoosier state and highlighted the County Coordinators from all 92 counties, who volunteered their time getting their counties involved in the celebration. Hoosiers from all counties gathered to share in their heritage and enjoy the festivities in the Capital City.

The program highlighted and celebrated Indiana’s past, present and future. During her remarks, Melissa Proffitt, office managing partner of Ice Miller’s Indianapolis office, noted:

“Throughout my adult life, I have witnessed the state's political, business, educational and non-profit leaders, collectively meet enormous challenges – and in doing so – guide Indiana to a coveted place in our nation and the world.  And as I consider all that has been accomplished, I am reminded that the achievements of those of us here tonight are built on the hard work, sacrifice, character and courage of others who came before us – those who we are celebrating tonight.  Names like Colonel Eli Lilly, Benjamin Harrison, Madame C. J. Walker, James Whitcomb Riley, Gus Grissom, Levi Coffin and Wes Montgomery.”
Ice Miller has a strong commitment to the communities it serves. Our attorneys and staff members are actively involved with many community organizations and through their involvement we support more than 100 nonprofit organizations to help them fulfill their missions.

Learn more about Indiana’s Bicentennial Gala at

Left to right: Steve Humke (Ice Miller’s chief managing partner), John Hammond (partner, co-chair of Ice Miller's Public Affairs group), Hon. Randall T. Shepard (former Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court), Diana Hamilton, Sen. Jim Merritt, Kelley Merritt

Indiana Governor-Elect Eric Holcomb, Melissa Proffitt (Ice Miller’s Indianapolis office managing partner), and Dr. Tom Schmidt

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