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08/30/2016 at 5:21pm | posted by: Andrea Muirragui Davis

Real Recoil, No Ammo: Shooting simulator offers safe, interactive alternative to live-fire practice

By Andrea Muirragui Davis Retired Navy SEAL Jesse Barnett knows the difference between firing a weapon at a gun range and engaging a moving target that may be shooting back. “A traditional range is like a bowling alley: You go up, get your lane, load your gun and shoot your piece of paper,” he said.
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Posted in Andrea Muirragui Davis, Features, New News |

08/23/2016 at 5:17pm | posted by: Shari Held

New Life for a Traditional Trade: Fishers firm has ambitious plans for its custom woodwork

By Shari Held Few Hamilton County residents probably even noticed when ownership of Fishers-based Indianapolis Woodworking Inc. (IWI) passed to Union City-based Frank Miller Lumber in December 2012. But Frank Miller is helping breathe new life into the small company that focuses on a highly specialized, dying trade. Frank Miller Lumber, a sawmill that produces
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Posted in New News, Profiles, Shari Held |

08/16/2016 at 5:12pm | posted by: Karen Kennedy

Preservation vs. Progress: Noblesville non-profit seeks a balance

By Karen Kennedy “Enriching the present by honoring the past through the preservation of Noblesville’s historic architecture and authentic charm.” This is the Noblesville Preservation Alliance’s (NPA) new mission statement, and it’s a lofty one. Here’s the old one: “Promoting the preservation of historic homes, neighborhoods and resources to enhance the quality of life in
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Posted in Features, Karen Kennedy, New News |

08/12/2016 at 5:09pm | posted by: Mike Corbett

The Pitch In: Notes from all over the county

OneZone was named the 2016 Outstanding Chamber of the Year by the Indiana Chamber Executives Association. OneZone was created last year through a merger of the Carmel and Fishers Chamber of Commerce and is the fourth largest Chamber in Indiana, with 1300 members throughout Central Indiana. The Noblesville Cambria hotel & suites was named Cambria
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Posted in Mike Corbett, New News, The Pitch In |

08/09/2016 at 5:04pm | posted by: Samantha Hyde

Roundabout: A Summary of Recent Business Activity

By Samantha Hyde Northern Hamilton County: New owners of the Sheridan restaurant and bar at 3901 W SR 47 have changed its name to Tailgaters and introduced a fresh menu. Hamilton County Parks & Recreation has partnered with Edge Adventure Parks to create Koteewi Adventure Aerial Park, which opened in June in Strawtown Koteewi Park.
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Posted in New News, Retail Roundabout, Samantha Hyde |

08/05/2016 at 4:59pm | posted by: Chris Bavender

Embrace the Orb: Mimi Blue Meatballs

By Chris Bavender Growing up Michael Kosene and his family would often sit around his grandmother’s kitchen table eating and talking. Some of his most important and memorable experiences happened at that table. That memory – of being happy and comfortable while eating familiar food – played a role in the decision to open Mimi
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Posted in Chris Bavender, Dining Out, New News |

08/01/2016 at 9:39am | posted by: David Heighway

The Art of Self-Promotion: Col. Roscoe Turner

by David Heighway In July of 1995, there was an interesting auction in Noblesville held in the building that is now the parking lot next to Barley Island. It was a collection of unique items from early aviation history that had once belonged to Colonel Roscoe Turner (1896-1970). Although Turner wasn’t originally from Indiana, the
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Posted in David Heighway, History, New News |

07/26/2016 at 3:25pm | posted by: Mike Corbett

Letter from the Editor

I realize Tipton isn’t in Hamilton County. So why put Tipton’s Diana Theater in on the cover the Hamilton County Business Magazine? Simply put, I can’t resist a good story. And, the Paikos family has one: ninety years running a local business in an industry that is dominated by national conglomerates, where they compete against
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Posted in Editors Column, Mike Corbett, New News |

07/19/2016 at 3:20pm | posted by: Charles Waldo

Poor Richard’s Views on Business, Money and Life: Benjamin Franklin’s Principles & Truths Are Ageless

Charles Waldo, Ph.D. Over 250 years ago Poor Richard* shared the following observations, proverbs, and aphorisms about life, business, and money with readers in Colonial America in his publication Poor Richard’s Almanack (1733-58). They are as fresh, appropriate, and timely for us today as they were back then when our nation was still thirteen English
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Posted in Charles Waldo, Management, New News |

07/12/2016 at 3:16pm | posted by: Kristin Fettig

You Won’t Believe What Happens Next When You Click on That Ad!: Be wary of Third Party Apps in Social Media

Kristin Fettig You know that you have succumbed to the social media time waster temptation. The term clickbait describes content that is created to psychologically exploit the reader’s curiosity using compelling headlines or calls-to-action that encourage them to click on the post. When someone clicks on the article to read it, the service promoting the
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Posted in Kristin Fettig, Marketing, New News |