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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
Marissa Johnson
Paul Kelly

Our only motivation is the success of our clients.


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AP Never Goes Out of Style

By: Paul Kelly I’ll never follow the runways and catwalks of fashion in New York, Paris or Milan. I’m a jeans-and-T-shirt guy away from work, with a sweater or sweatshirt usually on top during this frigid Northeastern winter. But I know style. AP Style, that is. And unlike fashion trends, following AP Style never should […]

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Snapchat Gets Smart & Savvy with News Addition

By: Becca Bornhorst News. It used to be tossed on our driveways in the morning or picked up on stands outside the nearest grocery store. Now it’s just one click away on our computers, iPads and smartphones. The desire to receive information isn’t endangered in our society, but the way in which we obtain our […]

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Commercials That Scored Big During Super Bowl XLIX

By: Billy Krawzak As the new intern here at GRand Solutions, I’ve come to better understand what it takes to properly market and promote products, people and teams. The planning involved with each marketing campaign, whether it’s in the sports or the food industry, is strategic and thorough. After watching last weekend’s Super Bowl XLIX, […]

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Super Risky: Super Bowl Costs More Than You Think

By: Lindsay Condon Cities vie for events because it can be a huge boost for the economy and image of the area. But events can also be an economic nightmare. Large sporting events are common offenders when it comes to leaving their host cities in the red. The Olympics, World Cup and, of course, America’s […]

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GRand Solutions is dedicated to activation and execution.


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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