Pat East has been appointed executive director of Dimension Mill, Bloomington's downtown co-working and business incubator space. It is slated to open in 2018.

He started Hanapin Marketing, a company that specializes in pay-per-click advertising, in 2004. Since then, the firm has grown to 70 employees, holds two annual conferences and has enterprise clients all over the globe. Now serving as Hanapin Marketing’s CEO, East focuses on mentoring and investing in Bloomington startups full-time.