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GRand Solutions: Marketing, Events, Communications

GRand Solutions LLC is committed to exceeding client expectations in the traditional areas of sponsor and event activation, public relations, guest services and consumer marketing – as well as financial and operational consulting, risk management and business process improvement. Our focus is to provide each client with creative and comprehensive solutions, tailored by specific individual need and crafted for affordability.

Our objective is to help our clients manage their respective sports properties. Athletes, teams, event promoters, sponsors and sanctioning bodies are examples of sports properties where we now offer new and innovative solutions to help them achieve long-term, financially viable results.


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Everything is designed. Not everything is of GRand design.


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GRand Solutions unites the complementary skills of Gene Cottingham, former CFO of Champ Car and Ruthie Forbes, former Director of Event Marketing for IndyCar. Much more than just an adventure for the ‘dynamic duo’ – they bring a wealth of knowledge and more than a quarter-century of international motorsports industry experience.

As fee-based advisors, our only motivation is the success of our clients.
By avoiding commissions, GRand Solutions is able to maintain focus on creative solutions that match the needs and objectives of its clients.

Gene Cottingham
Ruthie Forbes
Becca Bornhorst
Lindsay Condon
Chris Cross
Marissa Johnson
Paul Kelly
Krystin Wiggs

Our only motivation is the success of our clients.


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Canada’s CBC News Shows CNN How It’s Done

By: Krystin Wiggs Words and tone are powerful tools, and during the recent shootings in Ottawa Canada’s CBC News used its access to those tools to cautiously inform its viewers, instead of sensationalize and startle them. US cable news networks take a completely different approach, as shown by the headline of CNN’s website after the […]

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Can People Follow You?

By: Lindsay Condon Be honest: Are you a leader? With today’s culture, many people dream of being the go-to source for all types of information. Do you want to be the diva people turn to in Hollywood about music or the new “Wolf of Wall Street” every business major aspires to become? The shocking reality […]

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Do you count?

By: Lindsay Condon Writing a blog is not easy. At GRand Solutions, each employee takes a turn at writing one every so often, and it usually takes a group effort to get the process started. You must brainstorm ideas, form an opinion and then make it entertaining. There are billions of blogs out there to […]

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By: Becca Bornhorst Scrolling through my Facebook and Instagram newsfeed last month brought a question to mind: “Will people ever stop pouring ice cubes and water on themselves?” What most of you already know as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge looks as it might finally be simmering. The challenge that took a viral turn in […]

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Thursday Oct 30 - 7:12pm

.@GRandRuthie @GRandLindsay & @GRandBeccaB are Halloween costume crafting! Can you guess what our theme is this year?

Monday Oct 27 - 1:17pm

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katherine legge

Race car driver Katherine Legge called on GRand Solutions in December 2010 to help her get back on track in the US.

international motor sports association

The IMSA Development Series is a development system for the newly-formed TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

james hinchcliffe

The Hinchtown website, created with the help of LiveLink in 2011, allows residents of Hinchtown to stay updated on the IndyCar driver and ultimately helped Hinch land the coveted GoDaddy sponsor.

josef newgarden

When Josef Newgarden burst onto the IndyCar Series scene as a rookie with Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing in 2012, very few people knew who the handsome blonde kid was who happened to be really fast in a car.

baltimore grand prix

In 2011 we were called upon about two weeks prior to the Baltimore Grand Prix to offer up our services in any way possible to assist them in salvaging what the media and the racing industry foretold as a doomed event.

schmidt peterson motorsports

IndyCar driver Simon Pagenaud went back to his French roots for a crepe-making PR campaign that had him donning an apron over his firesuit in multiple race markets.


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Our offices are conveniently located in the shadows of Turn 1 of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. You’ll find us enjoying the redevelopment of Main Street, across from the new Dallara facility. Please come see us.


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GRand Solutions LLC
1140 Main St.
Speedway, IN 46224 USA
(317) 731-6394 office
(317) 973-1059 fax