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07/03/2014 at 10:38am | posted by: Mike Corbett

The Pitch-In: Notes from all over the county

The City of Westfield selected Land Collective, based in Philadephia, as the lead design group for its Grand Junction Plaza project, citing its work on Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis as impressive. The city also announced a deal with the school district and private investors to move Westfield High School football stadium and develop the land
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Posted in Mike Corbett, New News, The Pitch In |

07/01/2014 at 10:35am | posted by: Stephanie Carlson-Curtis

Getting a Kick out of Golf!: County’s first FootGolf course opens in Fishers

By Stephanie Carlson  A foot wedge* is legal in this new game of golf. Yes, you can actually use your foot to kick or putt your ball without incurring a penalty or being called a cheater. How can that be? Through the merging of two popular sports, soccer+golf=FootGolf, a unique game that is changing the
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Posted in Features, New News, Stephanie Curtis |

06/27/2014 at 10:28am | posted by: Charles Waldo

Develop Your Pareto Potential: 12 tips to become an uncommonly high achiever

By Charles Waldo, Ph.D.             My article “Take Good Care Of Your Paretos” in the April/May issue of the HCBM discussed the findings of early 1900’s Italian economist Vilifredo Pareto that 80% of Italy’s total wealth was held by only 20% of the population.     Subsequent research revealed this same phenomenon in many other areas of
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Posted in Charles Waldo, Management, New News |

06/24/2014 at 10:25am | posted by: Charles Giesting

Staying Out of Trouble: An E&C program lets others know where you stand

Charles  Giesting As I address the topic of ethics in this magazine, I will approach the issue from a slightly different perspective than Dr. Wilhelm, who has been writing this column for the past three years. Though I have academic experience as an adjunct professor, I have been a business ethics practitioner for the past
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Posted in Charles Giesting, Ethics, New News |

06/21/2014 at 10:20am | posted by: Jeff Bell

8 Entrepreneurial Ideas: Simple ideas can lead to big profits

Jeff Bell   Becoming an entrepreneur, quitting your day job and starting your own business can be a big change in your career.  You want to take the step but don’t know how to keep one foot on the dock while you step into the proverbial “business owner” boat.   If you have talent, are
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Posted in Entrepreneur, Jeff Bell, New News |

06/18/2014 at 10:16am | posted by: Samantha Hyde

Retail Roundabout: a Summary of Recent Retail Activity

Northern Hamilton County   Hamilton Heights High School in Arcadia is building an addition for its media center. In Atlanta, the new Reynolds Farm Equipment headquarters at 1451 E. 276th Street has opened the Combine Café for breakfast and lunch. Just down the road, Beck’s Hybrids has plans to expand its Atlanta headquarters, adding six
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Posted in New News, Retail Roundabout, Samantha Hyde |

06/15/2014 at 10:10am | posted by: Mike Corbett

Meet the New Chamber Directors: Bob Dubois in Noblesville and Kimberly Coveney in Sheridan

Both the Sheridan and Noblesville Chambers are under new leadership this year. Sheridan hired Kimberly Coveney late last year and Bob Dubois started in Noblesville in May. Coveney most recently served in the Carmel Chamber’s development position and DuBois spent more than 20 years leading a chamber in Yarmouth, Mass. These email interviews were edited
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Posted in Interviews, Mike Corbett, New News |

06/11/2014 at 10:00am | posted by: David Heighway

The Original Networking Groups: Fraternal organizations were the business connectors of their day

by David Heighway How did a person do a “cold call” in the days before telephones?  Simple – find a lodge brother.  In the late nineteenth century, fraternal lodges were a key social network for people doing business in an area.  Knowing a “secret handshake” could open doors all over town.  Although many Hamilton County
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Posted in David Heighway, History, New News |

06/08/2014 at 9:59am | posted by: Chris Bavender

Because We’re Hoppy!: Craft Breweries are poppin’ up all over the county

By Chris Bavender   When it comes to craft beer it seems the reasons more and more people are enjoying a pint or two are as varied as the beers themselves. And, it could also explain why breweries/pubs continue to open around Hamilton County.   Grand Junction Brewing in Westfield opened its doors Easter weekend.
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Posted in Chris Bavender, Dining Out, New News |

05/21/2014 at 9:32am | posted by: Jeff Curts

Securing the Social Safety Net: Promising Futures continues its work under new organization

By Jeff Curts Things looked bleak last summer for Promising Futures, a 40-year old social service organization that gears its programs toward improving the lives of families and teens in Hamilton County, after the agency lost federal funding for its major program. Faced with mounting fiscal issues and with nowhere to turn, it appeared the
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Posted in Jeff Curts, New News, Profiles |