My name is Bob Burchfield. I've been called "Burchie" since I was a kid back in the day--hence my domain name. I'm a native Hoosier, born in Indianapolis, Indiana, with roots and upbringing in Hamilton, Delaware, Madison, Howard, Johnson, Franklin, Hancock, Vanderburgh, and Marion counties.
These are some of my interests, hobbies, and activities:
ABOVE: AroundIndy.com masthead. © 2006, AroundIndy.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
AroundIndy.com is an extensive online Community Calendar containing day-by-day event listings of things to do in Indianapolis and upcoming events in central Indiana and across the state. I built it from scratch in 2002 and now Quantcast ranks its site traffic in the top 1% of all the sites it ranks. It is mobile-friendly on all devices from smartphone to desktop.
ABOVE: Dec. 22, 2016--my final day as a University of Indianapolis employee. © 2016, Bob Burchfield, all rights reserved.
I retired in December 2016 after 33 years as a full-time employee of the University of Indianapolis -- a great place to go to college!
For 13 years I traveled more than 390,000 miles in ten states visiting prospective UIndy students in the southeast USA for the Office of Admissions.
I taught Web Design at the University since the late 1990s, and Microcomputer Applications (primarily MS Office) since the late 1980s. I am very excited to have co-authored the new one-of-a-kind B.S. degree in Digital Media Management at UIndy with Dr. Tom Christenberry. Classes began in Fall 2014 exclusively in the School for Adult Learning.
From 1997 to 2016 I prepared and issued 22,266 adjunct faculty teaching contracts on behalf of the HR office..
In 1995 I received the Dorothy Cheesman Distinguished Service Award from the Indiana Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC) for my work as Membership Chairperson of the association.
In June 2000 I was named an Honorary Alumnus by the Alumni Association at the University of Indianapolis -- my proudest moment as an employee!
ABOVE: A sample of my photography: an American bald eagle in Greenfield, Indiana. © 2016, Bob Burchfield, all rights reserved.
I have been shooting photos for more than 50 years and have a collection of over 250,000 shots. I am not a professional photographer, but I have been paid for my work on several occasions, and I can meet your needs in many general purpose situations. I can provide a wide range of photography services including food presentations, portraits, senior photos, corporate headshots, landscapes, wildlife, concerts, sporting events, and more. I do not do wedding photography. Contact me if you have a need for specialized photography: see Contact Info at the bottom of this page.
ABOVE: Tower of Power at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. © 2014, Bob Burchfield, all rights reserved.
Everyone has a favorite band. Mine is the legendary soul band from Oakland, California formed in 1968 and still going strong: the mighty Tower of Power. I saw them for the 78th time at the Columbus Jazz and Rib Festival in Columbus, Ohio on July 23, 2016.
I am honored to have run seven Web sites for six of the current and former band members.
They are top-drawer musicians, and they are tighter and stronger and better than ever! If they are appearing anywhere near you, you owe it to yourself to see one of the world's best and most enduring bands.
I started blogging in 2005. Today I publish a daily Top 5 Tips blog for Indianapolis and Indiana on Blogspot, and a Wordpress blog containing news and press releases about Indianapolis and Indiana events.
ABOVE: With former Indianapolis mayor Greg Ballard at the Super Bowl XLVI Social Media Command Center in 2012. Photo credit: Leilan McNally.
Bob is a wonderful guy, always promoting the city and the university. Of great value to Indy and @uindy. https://t.co/vFE9YU1LP8— Mayor Greg Ballard (@MayorBallard) December 23, 2016
I am an avid social media fanatic and digital photography enthusiast with over 15,300 followers on Twitter, plus active accounts on Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, and Rebelmouse, among others.
In 2009 I was a ROSE Award honoree (Recognition of Service Excellence) presented by Visit Indy and the city of Indianapolis for five years of volunteer work as the original Web Manager for the Indianapolis Theatre Fringe Festival. Later the same year, IndyFringe presented me with their Lifetime Achievement Award.
Also, I was especially honored to be included in the #Social46 group that helped publicize and promote Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis in February 2012, and I have served twice as a Social Media Ambassador for Dig IN, A Taste of Indiana in 2015 and 2016.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway included me in its group of social media influencers invited to the 21st Running of the Brickyard 400 in July 2014, the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 in May 2015, the 22nd Running of the Brickyard 400 in July 2015, and the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis in May 2016.
Social media enthusiast Jenny Lear, known to Fortville area residents as "Fortville Mama," recently published a blog post about me on her interesting and informative Blogspot blog. Check it out! http://bit.ly/1zrAJy3
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1547 N State St, PMB 132
Greenfield, IN 46140-1066
bob [at] burchie [dot] com
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