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05/11/2015 at 9:31am | posted by: Rosalyn Demaree

Long Live the Barbershop: Hair cutting remains a popular path to self-employment

By Rosalyn Demaree Haircuts were $3 when Kurt Hoffman began barbering in 1976. “But you could get a new car for $5,000 then,” said Hoffman, who followed in the footsteps of his grandfather and uncle after a 10-year foray in semiconductor computer sales. He’s owned Fishers Barber Shop for 21 years. The shop at 8666
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Posted in Features, New News, Rosalyn Demaree |

05/06/2015 at 9:49am | posted by: Charles Waldo

Leadership Development in 611 pages: Two books to help develop your leadership skills

By Charles Waldo In 1973, famous management professor and international consulting guru Dr. Peter Drucker published his 611 page “encyclopedia” on all-things management — Management: Task, Responsibilities, Practices . Certainly not a quick read, page after page of Management contains gem after gem of wisdom that can help any manager become more effective. While many
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Posted in Charles Waldo, Management, New News |

04/30/2015 at 9:41am | posted by: Chris Reed

Using Facebook to Enhance Networking: Be persistent but sensitive

Chris Reed So everyone is using social media to connect, right? Especially after networking events like the Chamber of Commerce, Sparks or Rainmakers, right? Are you? If you say no why aren’t you? You are missing out on a great way to keep your name in front of those you have recently met. Studies show
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Posted in Chris Reed, New News, Technology |

04/27/2015 at 9:34am | posted by: Rosalyn Demaree

Kindling the Entrepreneurial Flame: Launch Fishers empowers entrepreneurs

By Deb Buehler After traversing coffee shops and bakeries for business meetings, entrepreneur John Wechsler knows what it takes to do the work of creating a startup. Visiting accelerator settings and co-working situations in other parts of the U.S. inspired Wechsler to bring this trend home to Fishers. Collaborating with community leaders, Wechsler developed Launch
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Posted in Cover Stories, Deb Buehler, New News |

04/22/2015 at 10:42am | posted by: Mike Corbett

Letter from the Editor

My political campaign is in full swing as we approach the May 5 primary election. Although I don’t make a habit of writing about it much in this magazine (which is, after all, a business magazine), I have been thinking of little else since declaring my candidacy for the Republican nomination for Mayor of Noblesville
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Posted in Editors Column, Mike Corbett, New News |

04/20/2015 at 9:28am | posted by: Stephanie Carlson-Curtis

Philanthropy through Fitness: Heartland Endurance Sports

By Stephanie Carlson Curtis Hot chocolate, Gigi’s cupcakes and beautiful flowers made for a winning combination on this chilly February morning. First or last, all competitors in the Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Scoot felt the love and a sense of accomplishment upon crossing the finish line at Forest Park in Noblesville. This 5k run/10k relay is
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Posted in New News, Profiles, Stephanie Carlson-Curtis |

04/16/2015 at 9:23am | posted by: Mike Corbett

Welcome to OneZone: Carmel and Fishers Chambers merge

By Mike Corbett The county’s two largest chambers of commerce joined forces in February to form OneZone, a mega chamber that covers the entire southern border of Hamilton County, our major population center. The new organization combines the resources of both. The board of directors of both chambers will become the 25 member board of
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Posted in Interviews, Mike Corbett, New News |

04/13/2015 at 9:21am | posted by: Samantha Hyde

Retail Roundabout

Northern Hamilton County Atlanta-based Beck’s Hybrids is building Indy Executive Airport’s first private corporate hangar. The Lazy Frogg Restaurant & Bar held its grand opening in February at 409 W. Jackson Street in Cicero, filling a long-vacant waterfront property at the east end of the Morse Reservoir bridge. West of the reservoir, Mid-Indiana Marine is
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Posted in New News, Retail Roundabout, Samantha Hyde |

04/09/2015 at 9:17am | posted by: Mike Corbett

The Pitch in

The Hamilton County Economic Development Corp. announced positive economic numbers for 2014. Announced projects grew 78% from 18 in 2013 to 32 in 2014. Proposed jobs rose 16%, from 3,065 in 2013 to 3,555 in 2014, and capital investment topped out at $230 million, an increase of 44 percent over 2013. Fishers-based Meyer Najem moved
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Posted in Mike Corbett, New News, The Pitch In |

04/06/2015 at 9:14am | posted by: Chris Bavender

It’s Tea Time in Carmel: Tina’s Traditional Old English Tea Kitchen

By Chris Bavender Traditional with a side of quirky – that’s what Tina Jesson was going for when she decided to open a tea shop in Carmel. From tea pots and mismatched teacups, to teacup chandeliers and British accents such as the London scene screen, flags, floral bunting, pictures of the royal family and lace
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Posted in Chris Bavender, Dining Out, New News |