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03/26/2014 at 8:12am | posted by: Rosalyn Demaree

Small Town…Big Sound: The Atlanta Music Hall

By Rosalyn Demaree   Gerald and Roberta Terry didn’t set out to create a beloved venue where music flows freely (and for free) every Saturday night.   “All Gerald wanted was a place to work on banjos and play a little music,” said Roberta, getting the Atlanta Music Hall ready for another opening.   This
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Posted in Cover Stories, New News, Rosalyn Demaree |

03/20/2014 at 6:58pm | posted by: Mike Corbett

The Pitch-In: Notes from all over the county

A state tourism study reveals that tourism is the third largest industry by employment in Hamilton County, attracting more than 4 million visitors annually, who spent $375 million here and accounting for more than 10,000 local jobs.   Forbes Magazine ranks the Indianapolis-Carmel area as the 9th fastest-growing area when it comes to the creation
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Posted in Mike Corbett, New News, The Pitch In |

03/17/2014 at 6:55pm | posted by: Chris Bavender

Developing a Local Food Culture: The Local

By Chris Bavender If it’s true what they say about opposites attracting, Derek Means and Craig Baker are a match made in restaurant heaven. “He’s very business oriented and I’m the more creative, artistic one – he says he’s the wall and I throw stuff against it and he sees what will stick,” Baker said
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Posted in Chris Bavender, Dining Out, New News |

03/13/2014 at 6:51pm | posted by: Stephanie Carlson-Curtis

Giving Commuters Another Option: HC’s proposed Rapid Transit promoted as economic development tool

By Stephanie Carlson Curtis  As the population of Hamilton County flourishes, the concept of public mass transit is promoted as a viable way to meet the needs of a growing community. Proponents say the transit plan is a catalyst to economic development and an efficient method of getting people to work. “Public Transportation, both regional
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Posted in Features, New News, Stephanie Curtis |

03/11/2014 at 6:46pm | posted by: Patricia Mangan

Faith, Family, Friends and Fender Benders: Renner Nixon Body Works

By Patricia Griffin Mangan   Steve Renner jokes that he doesn’t want repeat business. His customers only come to him when they have an accident, he reasons, and when they come back it’s because they’ve had another one. Like the time a lady picked up her car after a $7,000 repair and returned 25 minutes
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Posted in New News, Patricia Mangan, Profiles |

03/06/2014 at 6:43pm | posted by: Patricia Pickett

Is Your Website Working For You? Avoid these five blunders

Pat Pickett   There’s little doubt that a website has become an integral tool of doing business in the 21st Century. It’s estimated that 80 percent or more of all buying decisions — including finding service providers — begin with an Internet search.   Thinking about a new company website in 2014? If you expect
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Posted in Marketing, New News, Pat Pickett |

03/03/2014 at 6:41pm | posted by: Bill Wilhelm

A Time for Self-Assessment: The Mirror Test is a quick check on unethical behavior

William Wilhelm   As we enter 2014 many of us resolve to change certain less-than-desirable personal behaviors in the New Year by making resolutions.  Many of us don’t make New Year’s resolutions perhaps because we have not succeeded with them in the past.  Others may believe they don’t need to make any major changes in
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Posted in Bill Wilhelm, Ethics, New News |

02/27/2014 at 6:37pm | posted by: Charles Waldo

Anyone Can Be A Change Agent: You don’t have to be in charge to change things.

by Charles Waldo, Ph.D. For a number of years before I retired last year from Anderson University’s Falls School of Business, I led a section of the “Managing Change” course in the MBA program.   The students, all working adults, especially enjoyed hearing from speakers, usually company presidents, who graciously came to class to share their
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Posted in Charles Waldo, Management, New News |

02/25/2014 at 6:31pm | posted by: Mike Corbett

Hold Experts Accountable for their “Facts”

Reader responds to Bill Wilhelm’s column on Defense of Marriage Amendment Editors note: Bill Wilhelm’s original column, to which this refers,  is accessible at the bottom of this page. First, HCBM is a standout amid the many publications that fill my mailbox.  The talent and efforts, along with   professional image Hamilton County businesses present, is
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Posted in Ethics, New News |

02/21/2014 at 6:27pm | posted by: Mike Corbett

Editors Letter

With this edition we part company with Emmett Dulaney, who has contributed a column on entrepreneurship for every issue since our first. He simply feels tapped out and that can happen after five years. We thank him for his consistency and insightful writing. I will miss his email in my inbox (always BEFORE deadline). I
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Posted in Editors Column, Mike Corbett, New News |