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08/27/2015 at 11:38am | posted by: Shari Held

A Driving Force on the Course: Pete Dye is one of golf’s great course designers

By Shari Held Even non-golfers recognize the name of legendary golf course architect Pete Dye, one of the top golf course architects in the world. His name is on many local courses, including Crooked Stick Golf Club, Sahm Golf Course, Plum Creek Golf Club, Bridgewater Golf Club and Chatham Hills. But what even the players
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Posted in Cover Stories, New News, Shari Held |

08/20/2015 at 11:34am | posted by: Karen Kennedy

Everyone Deserves A Second Chance: The Excel Center

by Karen Kennedy Here’s a quiz for you. Visualize a pin dropped squarely in the middle of the city of Fishers, with a ten-mile radius around it. Now try to guess how many citizens aged 18-24 in that ten-mile radius don’t have a high school diploma. Did you guess 1,000? 5,000? 10,000? Would you be
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Posted in Karen Kennedy, New News, Profiles |

08/17/2015 at 11:31am | posted by: Mike Corbett

The Idea Farm: Westfield librarian is building a makerspace at WHS

By Mike Corbett If you want to encourage people to be creative, surround them with tools and other creative people. That’s the idea behind makerspaces, a concept that’s been around for some ten years now. It originated with Make Magazine and is now gaining traction among schools and libraries. Joel Bruns has been building a
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Posted in Features, Mike Corbett, New News |

08/13/2015 at 11:28am | posted by: Samantha Hyde

The Roundabout: A Summary of Recent Retail Activity

Northern Hamilton County In July, Hunt Club Distillery opened at 3774 W SR 47 in Sheridan, offering tours, antique shopping and a gift store. La Posh Salon & Day Spa recently expanded with the addition of clothing store Country Chic Boutique at its 508 E. 6th Street storefront in Sheridan. Indiana’s largest facility devoted to
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Posted in New News, Retail Roundabout, Samantha Hyde |

08/10/2015 at 11:21am | posted by: Mike Corbett

The Pitch IN: Notes from all over the county

The Duke Energy Foundation awarded $40,000 to the Hamilton County Economic Development Corporation to help support efforts to attract jobs and businesses to the area. Holder Mattress Co., Carmel, added two new hand-crafted, local furniture lines with unique local features to its showroom. Purposeful Design seeks out the unemployed from organizations such as Wheeler Mission
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Posted in New News, The Pitch In |

08/06/2015 at 11:17am | posted by: Chris Bavender

A Taste of New Orleans just off the Courthouse Square: The Ville

By Chris Bavender If you’re craving a bit of New Orleans style cooking without having to take a road trip, look no further than The Ville. From Crab Cakes to Jambalaya to Shrimp and Grits to Chilean Sea Bass – all the flavors of the Big Easy can be found in downtown Noblesville. “We wanted
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Posted in Chris Bavender, Dining Out, New News |

08/03/2015 at 11:13am | posted by: David Heighway

The Missing Bridegroom: Clickbait, circa 1911

David Heighway Although we may think of viral stories as a recent phenomenon, the notion of an odd story picked up and spread around existed long before anyone wrote “And You’ll Never Believe What Happened Next!” Hamilton County is no stranger to this. An intriguing example involves a man named Eugene Woodmansee from Urbana, Illinois
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Posted in David Heighway, History, New News |

07/30/2015 at 3:38pm | posted by: Mike Corbett

Editors Column

A few final thoughts from the campaign trail. For those who didn’t follow the action, I challenged the incumbent mayor of Noblesville for the Republican nomination and lost by a 58-42 margin. What strikes me most about this process is the bubble that you spend your life in during a campaign. You meet, talk and
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Posted in Editors Column, Mike Corbett, New News |

07/27/2015 at 3:34pm | posted by: Charles Waldo

Making Meetings More Productive: Tips for when YOU call a meeting

Charles Waldo, PhD When I was in organization development and training work I often asked the managers in my classes what percentage of each day they spent in meetings. Regularly the answers came back in the 75-95% range. There was very little time during the work week to be alone, think, read, plan, or simply
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Posted in Charles Waldo, Management, New News |

07/23/2015 at 3:26pm | posted by: Chris Reed

To Friend or Not to Friend (on Facebook): And when the best solution is to unfriend

By Chris Reed Most meetings I find myself in entail sitting with a business owner talking about marketing their business. Recently I was discussing with an old friend the idea of fostering digital relationships, specifically on Facebook. We pulled up his Facebook account and I noticed all of these friend requests that he has not
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Posted in Chris Reed, New News, Technology |