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12/15/2014 at 8:16am | posted by: Samantha Hyde

Retail Roundabout: A Summary of Recent Activity

Northern Hamilton County Beck’s Hybrids has begun Phase 1 of its expansion of its campus on 276th Street in Atlanta with the construction of a new 31,000 SF bio-technology building. Carmel: Parkwood Crossing Business Park at 96th Street and Spring Mill Road is the new home of Lafayette-based tech security firm Emerging Threats Pro. Kingdom
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Posted in New News, Retail Roundabout, Samantha Hyde |

12/10/2014 at 7:59am | posted by: Chris Bavender

The Flavors of Eastern Europe: Blue Danube European Deli

By Chris Bavender Mariana Raibulet and Tatiana Anguelova met at school 15 years ago. Not as starry eyed teens but as immigrants to the United States attending class at North Central High School to learn English. Raibulet, 45, from Romania, and Anguelova, 47, from Bulgaria, became fast friends. About 10 years ago, they started debating
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Posted in Chris Bavender, Dining Out, New News |

12/05/2014 at 7:55am | posted by: David Heighway

Great Oaks from Little Acorns Grow: Noblesville grocer eventually became part of international giant Sysco Foods

by David Heighway The popular television show “Who Do You Think You Are” looks at ancestral lines and family heritage of celebrities, usually with some surprises. Businesses can also have a genealogical line. After all, even gigantic multinational companies have to begin somewhere. A key way of growing a company is by acquisition of small
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Posted in David Heighway, History, New News |

12/02/2014 at 7:54am | posted by: Karen Kennedy

The Sisters of Savings: Love em or hate em, their ads are hard to avoid

By Karen Kennedy “We believe in the rule of thirds. A third of the people love us, a third of the people hate us and a third of the people don’t care. ” – The Sisters of Savings. Mention the “Sisters of Savings” to just about anyone in the greater Indianapolis area, and the response
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Posted in Cover Stories, Karen Kennedy, New News |

11/18/2014 at 9:36am | posted by: Mike Corbett

A Different Kind of Community Theater: Hamilton County hosts one of the largest Civic Theaters in the nation

by Mike Corbett While community theater may conjure images of bare bones productions in converted buildings by passionate but small budget theater companies, an upgraded version is housed in the Tarkington at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel. Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre is the largest of Indiana’s 70 or so community theaters, and
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Posted in Features, Mike Corbett, New News |

11/11/2014 at 9:32am | posted by: Patricia Mangan

Taking Center Stage: Community Theaters showcase local talent

By Patricia Griffin Mangan   There’s a lot of drama in Hamilton County. Comedy too. The county prides itself in its native talent. Though amateurs may not be Bogart and Bacall, some do make it to the big screen.  Here’s a look at three of our thriving local live theaters. The Belfry The Belfry is the
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Posted in New News, Off The Clock, Patricia Mangan |

11/01/2014 at 9:25am | posted by: Karen Kennedy

Eclectic Merchandise Mix works well for Delaney’s: Local Boutique Competes with the National Chains

By Karen Kennedy Mary Larson is running late. Her million-watt smile comes through the door of the Noblesville-Carmel Delaney’s just before she does, arms laden with an impossibly large load of boxes of merchandise, sleeves and palazzo pants flowing in the breeze behind her. She talks a mile a minute and laughs often, offering a
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Posted in Karen Kennedy, New News, Profiles |

10/20/2014 at 9:20am | posted by: Samantha Hyde

Retail Roundabout: A Summary of Recent Retail Activity

by Samantha Hyde   Northern Hamilton County   The owner of The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy in Cicero is retiring and closing the business. Main Street PowerMail’s historic 120-year-old building at 400 S. Main Street in Sheridan burned to the ground in July, but the business is still operating out of a temporary location. Arcadia-based Dura
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Posted in New News, Retail Roundabout, Samantha Hyde |

10/15/2014 at 9:15am | posted by: Chris Bavender

Down Home Cooking with an Upscale Twist: Combine Café Chef Caters to the Farming Community

By Chris Bavender Walk into a farm equipment store and the last thing you expect to see is a neon green sign for a café, let alone farmers and others nibbling on breakfast burritos as they peruse the tractors and mowers. But at Reynolds Farm Equipment in Atlanta, that’s become the norm. As has the
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Posted in Chris Bavender, Dining Out, New News |

10/10/2014 at 9:11am | posted by: Mike Corbett

The Pitch-In

Notes from all over Hamilton County Ivy Tech Community College awarded 9,265 associate degrees this year, a 4% increase over 2013, ranking it first in the nation among two-year institutions for the number of associate degrees awarded.  This is the second year in a row Ivy Tech has topped the list. Aspire Indiana opened an
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Posted in New News, The Pitch In |