Categories: Alumni
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Start: June 4, 2020 5 p.m.
End: June 4, 2020 8 p.m.
Location: Columbia Club, 121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Contact Details

Sue Taylor

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Join fellow alumni in the Indianapolis area for a fast-paced, structured, and fun networking event at the Columbia Club on June 4.

Meet Marcus Hall, ’06, president and partner at California Closets – a custom furniture and storage firm located throughout Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Ohio, who will present opening remarks at the Indianapolis Cardinal Networking Forum on Thursday, June 4 at the Columbia Club. Plan to attend the reception from 5–6 p.m. and greet this successful Ball State University alumnus!

Hall earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science and wellness in sports administration. Hear his story about changing fields and how he migrated to a career in business sales and marketing.

Prior to this, Hall worked for ExactTarget (now Salesforce Marketing Cloud) for more than five years and Pacers Sports & Entertainment for two years in a number of sales, strategy, and leadership roles. He has a passion for business development, marketing, strategy, building brands, and aligning teams to impact their community. He was recently named to the 40 under 40 Indianapolis Business Journal class in February 2020, recognizing rising stars in Central Indiana. In 2019, he was named to the National Woodworking Network Inaugural 40 under 40 class, recognizing the next generation of industry professionals.

What is a Networking Forum?

The Indianapolis Cardinal Networking Forum is a fast-paced, structured, and fun networking event that enables participants to interact with others through a series of brief one-on-one information exchanges at tables of eight. The evening provides a unique opportunity for Ball State alumni to connect without the pressures of a typical networking event. Tables are moderated by Indianapolis area senior-level executives who are Ball State alumni.

Attendees rotate through assigned tables, giving each person the opportunity to grow their professional network. Moderators are well-connected Ball State alumni who ensure attendees have an opportunity to tell their stories and make meaningful connections.

Don't miss this great event downtown at the Columbia Club.

Why should you attend?

This event will help you:

  • Expand your network and connect with fellow alumni
  • Find top candidates for job openings
  • Uncover sales opportunities and customers
  • Discover volunteer opportunities
  • Explore career options
  • Engage with influential alumni
  • Meet experts in other fields
  • Become more involved with Ball State


  • 5 p.m.–Open networking, cash bar, and complimentary hors d'oeuvres
  • 6 p.m.–Opening remarks
  • 6:15 p.m.–Roundtable sessions begin

Following the last roundtable, the Young Alumni Council will host a social gathering at the Columbia Club. 

Questions? Contact Sue Taylor in the Office of Alumni Engagement.