Salesforce is a pretty popular company here in Indianapolis right now. That’s because the San Francisco-based cloud computing giant is expanding to our city in a very big way.
We recently did a Bike-A-Thon™ workshop with Salesforce at their Chicago offices. It was clear to see that the Salesforce company hasn’t lost sight of their philanthropic mindset as they experience tremendous growth and expansion.
Salesforce is Coming to Indianapolis, Magnovo’s HQ!
The phenomenal growth of Salesforce has enjoyed in recent years means they’re expanding their national footprint outward from their home city of San Francisco. They’re already in Chicago, where we had the pleasure to serve up our most popular charity workshop: Bike-A-Thon™.
But starting in 2017 they’ll be operating out of Indianapolis, too. We already know how great our city is, but it’s nice to know other companies appreciate Indianapolis, too.
They’re Renaming Chase Tower
We’ve known that tall building in downtown Indianapolis as Chase Tower for years now. It’s the tallest building in the city and it sits right on Monument Circle between Ohio Street and Market Street. If you’re in Indianapolis, visit the marble lobby and see the splendor.
Once Salesforce begins to occupy its newly leased space of 250,000 square feet, Chase Tower will officially known as Salesforce Tower. Those aren’t the only changes coming to our city: Salesforce plans to hire more than 800 people by 2021 and invest $40 million over 10 years.
Salesforce Believes in Indianapolis
Salesforce Marketing Cloud CEO Scott McCorkle has hinted that one of the reasons his company is coming to our city is the RFRA fix of last year, ensuring human rights are intact in our city. Discrimination is so last century, and our city is proud to support a work environment that promotes civil rights for everyone.
“This investment is also possible because of the RFRA fix a year ago and because of the longstanding human rights ordinance in Indianapolis.”
-Scott McCorkle, CEO of Salesforce
Human Rights, Philanthropy, and Bikes for Kids
Salesforce puts its money where its mouth is on philanthropy. Their Bike-A-Thon™ workshop resulted in bike donations to kids from the Union Leagues Boys & Girls Club of Chicago.
After ice breakers, hands-on activities such as “Commercials”, and a short debriefing so training points got carried back to work for the team, there was a bike giveaway for the kids.
Great team building lessons were learned that day, but everyone came away with the primary feeling of having done good in the community. Many shared that seeing the kids come in at the end was the highlight of the workshop. Thanks Salesforce, we had a great, productive day!