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Brad DuBois – January 2020 ICON of the Month

Plainfield’s Brad DuBois leads chamber, embraces service throughout Hendricks County

Compiled by Catherine Myers

Throughout Hendricks County Brad DuBois wears many hats and spends his time serving where he resides.

The Plainfield Chamber of Commerce president and CEO moved to Hendricks County in 1990.

He operated a small retail golf store in Plainfield that later relocated to a 15 acre driving range and retail space for several years.

DuBois has worked in his chamber position since October 2011 and has served on boards including the Hendricks County Health Partnership, Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership, Level Two Co-working and The Gathering Together. His most recent appointment is election to serve on the Plainfield school board.

“Community involvement and participation is something I feel is very important for a successful Plainfield and Hendricks County,” he said. “Some of the strongest communities have a solid business sector, strong local government and thriving schools. I believe we have all three, and our future looks bright.”
What do you consider your greatest virtue? I think it’s my willingness to listen to people and try to understand their position on various topics.

What do you most deplore in others? People who are close-minded and unwilling to find common ground within an issue.

What do you like most about living in Hendricks County? The fact that we are close to commerce and Indy but a few short minutes away from the quiet country and green pastures.

If you had to live elsewhere, where would it be? I would probably pick the southwest U.S. because of the climate and landscape, but I would still miss Indiana.

If you could begin life over, what would you change? I would have liked to travel more as a young person and be exposed to other cultures.

If money were no issue, how would you spend it? If money is no issue, I would do my best to help those in my family and communities have a better quality of life.

What makes you happiest? Being around friends and family

What is your favorite vacation spot? Any place with blue skies and fresh air!

What do you do with idle time? I spend time with family, play a little golf and cycle on the country roads.

What is it that makes you angry? Bigots and narrow-minded people.

What do you do to escape from reality? I spent time with family, hike, ride my bike or play golf.

What or who is the greatest love of your life? All of those closest to me, friends and family

Which living person in Hendricks County do you most admire? I’m not sure how to answer this question. There are so many who have helped those in our community.

What is the quality you most like in a man? Having compassion in others.

What is the quality you most like in a woman? Having compassion in others

What is your greatest extravagance? I have a tendency to have too many collections.

What are your fears, phobias? Failure and the inability to recover from it.

What has been the happiest time of your life? Seeing my kids born.

Which talent would you most like to possess? To be more organized with life in general

What do you most value in your friends? Loyalty

Which historical figure do you most identify with? Thomas Jefferson

What is your greatest regret? Knowing that I’ve probably not handled situations in the past as I should have done. I think most people feel this way.

What tenet do you live by? To live everyday as it may be your last and do your best to treat those around you with respect.

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