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INDAIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Lorraine Ball, president of Roundpeg, Indy’s leading small business marketing firm, has been named one of IBJ’s Most Influential Women of the Year. The award is given to women local women who have demonstrated professional excellence and leadership in their careers and community service.

Actively engaged in the Indianapolis business community Lorraine’s focus is small business owners. Teaching workshops, speaking at seminars and working one-on-one with business owners across the state Lorraine makes time to lend her expertise to young entrepreneurs as part of the Hamilton County Business Alliance High School Business Plan competition. Lorraine also serves as president of Rainmakers, the state’s fastest growing business association.

All honorees will be acknowledged at a breakfast on November 7th, at the Westin Hotel, hosted by the IBJ. They will also be featured in a special edition supplement of the IBJ which will be released November 10th. Registration is required to attend the breakfast.

About Lorraine Ball:

Lorraine spent twenty years in corporate America, before coming to her senses. While there, she had a track record of inspiring people to succeed in a changing environment, creating high performance teams in retail, manufacturing and service organizations.

But Lorraine was always felt like a square peg in a round hole; more comfortable with customers and team members, then peers and managers. Frustrated by the resistance to change, indecision, and lack of entrepreneurial spirit as she climbed the corporate ladder, she gave up the fancy VP office, huge staff, and big budget.

Today, you can find her at Roundpeg, a small marketing firm, based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Along with an extraordinarily talented team, which includes Bonnie the dog and Clyde the cat, she shares what she knows about marketing; helping small businesses, become big businesses.

About Influential Women:

Each year Indianapolis Business Journal recognizes local women who have demonstrated professional excellence and leadership in their careers and community service. IBJ first published a list of influential women in 1996. They included government and civic leaders and top executives in a variety of industries. Honorees are profiled in a special supplement and honored at a breakfast.


Annalise Corman