November 15, 2011

Amie Carter Co-Founding "Sports Circle Indy" Networking Organization

Amie Peele Carter of Baker & Daniels LLP is one of three Indianapolis sports business professionals planning to organize a not-for-profit networking organization for the Indianapolis region. The organization, Sports Circle Indy (SCI), will focus on networking, communications, education and industry advocacy in the area's sports industry.

Other SCI organizers are Ralph Reiff, executive director of St. Vincent Sports Performance, and Ken Ungar, president of U/S Sports Advisors.

"While Indianapolis has been a sports-driven community in the minds of many, there hasn't been an organization focused on growing our sports business community," Ken Ungar said in a news release. "Established Indianapolis sports organizations and up-and-comers in this market need the opportunity to network, develop business-to-business opportunities, share best-practices and highlight our contributions to the region in order to thrive and grow as an industry. For the first time, an organization will focus on the health and success of area sports organizations."

SCI organizers expect to draw individual and institutional members from sports teams, leagues, venues, associations, government agencies, communications, law, health, finance and academia.

SCI will have its inaugural meeting — open to all interested persons — on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Baker & Daniels' downtown Indianapolis office — 300 N. Meridian St., 27th Floor. There is no charge for attendance, but persons interested in attending should RSVP to Mandie Moos at mmoos@ussportsadvisors.com or call 317.660.7774. For more information, visit sportcircleindy.eventbrite.com.

At Baker & Daniels, Carter devotes much of her intellectual property practice to the firm's sports and entertainment team. She represents sports organizations, artists, authors, musicians, publishers and clients in the fashion industry. Her work includes negotiating a variety of types of contracts, as well as assisting clients with protecting and leveraging their intellectual property assets.

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