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11/23/2015 at 9:55am | posted by: Mike Corbett

Editors Letter

A hearty congratulations to Nate Lichti and his crew at HAND (Hamilton County Area neighborhood Development) for negotiating a deal to buy the site of the old Noblesville Milling Company. I serve on the board of the non-profit HAND, and I’m proud of the group for conceiving a vision for that property. Adaptive reuse is
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Posted in Editors Column, Mike Corbett, New News |

11/16/2015 at 9:48am | posted by: Charles Waldo

How do you Motivate Employees?: Dr. Frederick Herzberg 50 Years Later

By Charles Waldo, Ph.D. Motivation: “The condition of being eager to act or work on something.” -Merriam-Webster Free Dictionary “If you want to have a motivated team, first get rid of those who aren’t self-motivated.” -Former football coach and motivational speaker Lou Holtz Quick, before you read further, recall a job or project you had
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Posted in Charles Waldo, Management, New News |

11/09/2015 at 9:43am | posted by: Kristin Fettig

Navigating the Facebook Newsfeed: New rules make it harder to find new fans

Kristin Fettig Facebook started it, Google is doing it and Twitter has one. …. THE ALGORITHM. What exactly are these recent algorithm changes and what does it mean to the business owner on social media? When Facebook introduced Pages for business brands 8 years ago it propelled Facebook out of the “friend zone” into the
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Posted in Kristin Fettig, New News, Technology |

11/02/2015 at 9:39am | posted by: Robby Slaughter

Productivity and Other Drugs

Robby Slaughter A left over saying from Just-Say-No era insists: “I’m not high on drugs, I’m high on life.” While many of us may cringe when hear this statement, most of us can also silently acknowledge its allure. Everyone wants to be happy. Don’t we all—at one time or another—partake in caffeine, alcohol or cigarettes
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Posted in New News, Personal Growth, Robby Slaughter |

10/26/2015 at 9:31am | posted by: Shari Held

Haunted Hamilton County: Westfield couple finds eager market for ghost stories

By Shari Held A life without ghosts is like an Indiana spring without showers to Westfield resident Nicole Kobrowski. As a child she experienced strange happenings in her home in Anderson, Indiana. Things that were never really logically explained. “It all just became a part of me and a part of the way I grew
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Posted in Cover Stories, New News, Shari Held |

10/22/2015 at 9:26am | posted by: Mike Corbett

Its all about PLACEMAKING: Quality places lead to thriving communities

By Mike Corbett You’ve heard it more than once when the topic is economic development: people no longer go where the jobs are. Increasingly, they (and millennials are the dominant demographic group here) decide first where they want to live, then seek out a job. So, the thinking goes, cities have a new target: instead
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Posted in Features, Mike Corbett, New News |

10/19/2015 at 9:21am | posted by: David Nance

Heeding the Lessons of Failure: Local initiative seeks to document what didn’t work

By David Nance As the saying goes, “Learn from the mistakes of others, life is too short to make them all yourself!” The Failure Institute, an initiative of Apprentice University, provides students, entrepreneurs, business leaders, church leaders, elected officials and educators a way to benefit from each other’s failures. The Failure Institute was co-founded by
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Posted in David Nance, New News, Other |

10/15/2015 at 9:12am | posted by: Patricia Mangan

A Family Affair: Second generation builds on parents’ success

by Patricia Mangan The Nguyens are living the American Dream while maintaining values from their native Vietnam. A new method of treating fingernails provided the opportunity for the family to start a nail spa in Noblesville. After one year in business, Perfect Nails has more than 400 customers each week from as far as New
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Posted in New News, Patricia Mangan, Profiles |

10/12/2015 at 9:08am | posted by: Samantha Hyde

Roundabout: A Summary of recent retail activity

Northern Hamilton County: BIP Supply is expanding its storage and distribution facility at 120 W County Line Road in Atlanta. Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development (HAND) has agreed to purchase Sheridan’s historic Adams Township School building and redevelop it into apartments called “Blackhawk Commons.” The building has been vacant since 2009. Carmel: The Village of
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Posted in New News, Retail Roundabout, Samantha Hyde |

10/08/2015 at 9:04am | posted by: Mike Corbett

The Pitch In: Notes From all over the County

The State Department of Agriculture has launched a program to encourage Hoosiers to buy food grown and processed in Indiana. The Indiana Grown initiative connects businesses that use or sell agricultural products such as restaurants, grocers, wholesalers, processors and farmers’ markets with Indiana-based producers. Currently 90% of the $16 Billion of food consumed annually in
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Posted in Mike Corbett, New News, The Pitch In |