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UPSTAIRS

Behind every endeavor, great and small, is a story. The Nexus story begins with four people who each had a burden to impact the city of Indianapolis, the state of Indiana, and beyond.

 

We came from different backgrounds and different areas of the country, but we all landed at Mercy Road Church in Carmel. As we connected and shared our dreams, we began to ask, “What would happen if more business owners ran their companies with specific intentions for community impact?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clearly, God was orchestrating a much bigger story. Nexus was founded on Christian faith principles to make a positive difference in the world.  When the building at 9511 Angola Ct. was identified as the first of four new church plants to carry the unique Mercy Road DNA, it was clear to the founders, this was the location to launch Nexus as well.  A kingdom asset that could be used 7 days a week to become an engine for social change in our community.

 

Some of the very first tenants and members to join in January 2020  came from Mercy Road including Eric & Jillian Maitlen who run a nonprofit called Two Eight Ministries, Brandon Faust who was in the early stages of launching both a nonprofit and for-profit under the umbrella of Wayfinders, Ethan Fernhaber of Renewing Management, and Jennifer Smith who was transitioning from being a freelancer to launching OxCart Communications. 

 

Despite launching during a global pandemic, God brought more entrepreneurs, small business owners and impact-driven leaders that believed we are stronger together, and can make an impact in our community through the way we run our businesses.  Today, the Nexus Impact Center is comprised of over 75 like-minded companies who represent a diverse mix of for-profits, non-profits, social enterprises and freelancers.  While some co-working spaces are centered around specific industries, Nexus is centered around all industries coming together around social impact, and learning from one another.

 

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ETHAN
FERNHAUBER

PRESIDENT,

RENEWING MANAGEMENT

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JOSH 
HUSSMAN

STEPHANIE 
FERNHAUBER

CRAIG 
DEREKA

LEAD PASTOR,

MERCY ROAD CHURCH

PROFESSOR,

BUTLER UNIVERSITY

SERIAL

ENTREPRENEUR

The Founders

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What is an Impact Center?

Nexus is more than just a coworking space and venue location.  While we do have the typical benefits these spaces offer like high-speed internet and great coffee, we do things a little differently: our profits support social impact. Our pricing, amenities and flexibility are all designed to tear down walls for socially-minded companies and organizations to enable them to grow their impact.  

 

While our mission and programs are focused on helping people embed sustainable social impact, our space and memberships are open to people of all walks of life looking for an economical space to work, meet and hold events, thereby contributing to social impact.

With a co-working space that is like a gym membership for work,  plus private offices and event, meeting and venue space, it may be time for you to venture upstairs and see what you may be missing!

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Local
Mission

Global
Impact

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Mission: The Nexus Impact Center unites, inspires, and resources people to cultivate impact-driven business models.

Vision: We endeavor to create an equitable* world through collective impact. *equitable =  accessible, inclusive, sustainable for all. 

mission &

VISION

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our

NAME

“Nexus” means connection. At Nexus Impact Center, people unite to do good. You’re not in this alone! Join our community where even our name suggests the deep connection we share.

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"What if more business owners ran their companies 
with specific intentions for community impact?"