Twenty new, high-quality jobs are projected for the Putnam County community with the receipt of conditional performance-based EDGE tax credits from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation by Distinct, a Greencastle based Web Design company.
Vincent Aguirre, Founder of Distinct, noted “We are a small business in Putnam County focusing our talent and energy to support small businesses with dynamic websites and service. We are committed to hiring new employees to service the 90+ projects we manage and continuing our exponential growth.”
Mayor Bill Dory hails news of the grant as important to job creation and says it reinforces the fact that high speed internet access in Greencastle is spurring innovation, opportunity and worldwide outreach.
“Distinct supports local businesses and organizations,” Mayor Dory says, “with just one example being the city’s revamped website. A vibrant economy requires innovation and access to good jobs, and both are heavily in play here.”
To support Distinct’s mission of exceptional client services, Holli Hill, a Purdue graduate and
Putnam County resident, will be joining Distinct this month as Community Relations Coordinator. “I have always had a passion for building relationships and cheering others on in their successes.” Holli noted. “I'm looking forward to building a ‘Distinct' community of small business owners and helping them achieve their goals.”
In addition, Distinct has added two additional members to the organization. Aaron Miller has been engaged to reach new markets and build a pipeline of new clients with services that will build and maintain their online brand with custom websites. Aaron, a DePauw University alum, has extensive entrepreneurial and technology experience with tech start-ups and adds his broad, regional business network to Distinct’s growth plan. “I enjoy meeting business owners and being a source of excitement for them in their journey. Whether it be new technology, branding or community projects, I add value anyway I can.”
“For at least a decade of my entrepreneurial journey, Ken Eitel has been a mentor and advisor. I’m excited to announce he has agreed to devote some of his retirement hours to Distinct as our Lead Integrator.” Vince noted, “Ken, a lifelong small business owner, educator, and advocate for Putnam County, will provide Distinct with experienced leadership and an advisor for organizational development.”
“I’m pleased to become a small part of Vince’s growing venture.” Ken related. “Vince is an example of the young, forward-thinking professionals and business owners who live in Putnam County and see a future for themselves and their families.”
The Indiana Small Business Development Center advisor, Dave Bittner, conveyed, “The reality is few small business owners are experts in online marketing. Vince, and his expanding team at Distinct, create value and growth for a business.” He continued, “By partnering to help these businesses capture customers with an online presence.”
Greencastle-based Distinct, provides web design and unlimited website support to over 400 clients since its launch in 2013. Distinct is focused on building a strong local and digital presence for small businesses and non-profits; expanding businesses targeted marketing, increasing the economic opportunity for tech professionals, and giving back to our own community.
Distinct’s office is based in The Tenzer Hub for Entrepreneurship, created by Lee Tenzer, with a goal of spurring entrepreneurship and innovation in the heart of the seat of Putnam County.