Amanda Parker Named Avatar of the Year by NAWBO

Pictured: Amanda Parker with Adrianne Slash, Program Director for the Civic Boot Camp and LEAD, who presented Parker with the Avatar of the Year award.

December 19, 2016 (Indianapolis, IN) – Amanda Parker, founder and president of Collective Alternative, a full-service marketing, advertising and public relations firm located in Fort Benjamin Harrison, was named Avatar of the Year by the Indianapolis chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), the largest chapter in the nation. This award is given to a NAWBO member under the age of 40 who represents the organization’s mission and vision in all facets of business ownership, including innovative leadership and community involvement.

Parker was named the recipient during the 13th Annual NAWBO Visionary Awards Luncheon held in downtown Indianapolis at the JW Indianapolis Marriott Hotel on Thursday, December 15. More than 700 women business owners gathered to celebrate alongside the Mayor of Indianapolis, Joe Hogsett, and the Indiana Lieutenant Governor and Governor-Elect, Eric Holcomb.

“I’m so honored to be named Avatar of the Year. I started Collective Alternative with a focus on helping businesses grow, in a city I love, to be recognized as a leader in this prestigious community is a title that I will wear proudly,” Parker said.

About Collective Alternative
In 2008, Parker opened Collective Alternative with a focus on helping small, local businesses increase their marketing efforts through comprehensive and customized planning. Since its inception, CA has experienced significant growth and has established itself as a marketing powerhouse that is committed to encouraging and empowering fellow Hoosier businesses to find success. From 2010 through today, CA has achieved record-breaking revenues, added top talent to its team, and has been recognized by the Indianapolis Business Journal two years running as one of the largest public relations firms in the Indianapolis-area.