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09/12/2014 at 10:16am | posted by: Charles Giesting

Creating an Ethical Culture: Ethical values start at the top but must reach the very bottom

Charles Giesting When someone is sick, it’s important to get an accurate diagnosis so you can manage the situation, making sure to enlist the right doctors and procedures so the patient gets healthy again quickly.   It’s frustrating when the doctor can’t figure out what is causing the sickness so the health care professionals can’t do
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Posted in Charles Giesting, Ethics, New News |

09/09/2014 at 11:05am | posted by: Mike Corbett

Letter from the Editor

This is our education edition and few things are as important to an education as hands-on experience.  I’ve been eager to participate in an intern program to help students learn about the media business, but, like many who run small businesses, I have a hard time finding the time and opportunity. We’re so busy keeping
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Posted in Editors Column, Mike Corbett, New News |

09/05/2014 at 10:58am | posted by: Rosalyn Demaree

Teaching the arts, growing stronger minds: The International Talent Academy

By Rosalyn Demaree   How about this for a soundROI?   Enroll your child in a course at the International Talent Academy and you might discover the next Neil Simon or Van Cliburn. You’re bound to see his or her mind develop, says Tatyana Komarova, academy founder and executive director.   Elementary students from throughout
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Posted in New News, Profiles, Rosalyn Demaree |

09/02/2014 at 10:53am | posted by: Deb Buehler

New Name, New Direction: Fishers’ largest employer still services student loans worldwide

By Deb Buehler   A Fishers landmark got a new look this year. The sprawling Sallie Mae complex off I-69 has a new name and the company has a sharpened focus.   For more than 40 years, Sallie Mae has helped students and their families navigate the corridors of financial aid for higher education. Last
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Posted in Deb Buehler, Features, New News |

08/25/2014 at 11:03am | posted by: Shari Held

Hamilton County Gets Its First Full-Service College: Ivy Tech open for business

By Shari Held   The push for a Hamilton County University has been around since the 1990s, and gained steam with the creation in 2004 of the Hamilton County Higher Education Initiative. Although supported by 94-percent of the county’s voting population, the skyrocketing land costs and an ailing economy thwarted the initiative (see Filling the
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Posted in Features, New News, Shari Held |

08/22/2014 at 10:48am | posted by: Samantha Hyde

Retail Roundabout: A Summary of Recent Retail Activity

Northern Hamilton County   Aqua-Tech Pool & Spa has opened at 120 S. Peru Street in Cicero. Just north of downtown Cicero, at SR 19 and Flannigan Street, new senior apartment complex Lakeside Gardens is now open. The owners of Kercheval Garden Center at 2880 E. 241st Street have retired and closed the business. Carmel:
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Posted in New News, Retail Roundabout, Samantha Hyde |

08/19/2014 at 10:50am | posted by: Patricia Mangan

The Road Less Travelled: Noblesville Daughter Pursues Unconventional Career

By Patricia Griffin Mangan   What are the chances of encountering a six foot tall attractive woman on the shop floor of a typical auto repair shop? It happens every day at Mendell’s Auto Repair Shop in Noblesville where Kelsey, daughter of owner Mike Mendell, works for her dad as a full time mechanic.  
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Posted in Cover Stories, New News, Patricia Mangan |

08/15/2014 at 10:31am | posted by: Mike Corbett

The Pitch In-Notes from all over the county

The Hamilton County Leadership Academy graduated its 23rd class. It includes:   Dena Aleksa, Community Health Network; Cindy Benedict, City of Noblesville; Nicole Bickett, Mainstreet; Ryan Clark, City of Westfield;  Andrea Davis, Indianapolis Business Journal;  Mike Dawson, Cloudapt, LLC; Catherine Dixon, Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre; Tom Dooley, First Merchants Bank;  Danyele Easterhaus, Student Impact of
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Posted in Mike Corbett, New News, The Pitch In |

08/12/2014 at 10:26am | posted by: David Heighway

Danger and Death: Part of the Circus Mystique: It also helped sell tickets

David Heighway Many modern advertising practices originated with the circus.  Posters, parades and publicity stunts were all aimed at attracting ticket buyers.  A particularly creative stunt ended in tragedy here in Hamilton County in the 19th century and probably wouldn’t be repeated today.   The county has had its share of circus performers.  Antonio Migasi
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Posted in David Heighway, History, New News |

08/08/2014 at 10:22am | posted by: Charles Waldo

Why MBA’s Don’t Come with Guarantees: Five things to consider if you are thinking about an advanced degree

Dr. Charles Waldo “So why are you thinking about going for an MBA?    What do you hope to achieve?  What do you expect an MBA will do for you?”     For over fifteen years I helped counsel working adults who had indicated an interest in the Anderson University part-time MBA (Masters in Business Administration) program.   These
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Posted in Charles Waldo, New News, Personal Growth |