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04/26/2016 at 9:41am | posted by: Rosalyn Demaree

Teaching Innovation: Noblesville educator offers unique class for aspiring entrepreneurs

By Rosalyn Demaree Jared Costa is like many entrepreneurs. He courts prospective investors daily, files LLC paperwork with his lawyer, hustles business ideas and does a lot of marketing. He rarely stops percolating business venture ideas, whether he’s holding meetings in an office in Noblesville City Hall, hanging with friends or finding alone time. Unlike
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Posted in Cover Stories, New News, Rosalyn Demaree |

04/15/2016 at 9:24am | posted by: Shari Held

Small, Independent Grocers: A Model in Futility?: Sheridan learns to live without a grocery store

By Shari Held People who live in small towns or close-knit communities know what it’s like to go into the locally owned grocery store and have the owners greet them by name. Ask about their families. Maybe even special order something for them. But all indications are that the small, independent grocery store is rapidly
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Posted in Features, New News, Shari Held |

04/12/2016 at 9:20am | posted by: Jane Willis Gardner

Show Up, Stand Out, Take Charge: The Confidence Effect

Book by Grace Killelea Book Review by Jane Willis Gardner Women looking for a career-boosting adrenaline shot will find just that in Grace Killelea’s recently released book, The Confidence Effect: Every Woman’s Guide to the Attitude That Attracts Success. Drawing from her 35 years of climbing corporate ladders to the top of a Fortune 500
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Posted in Book Reviews, Jane Willis Gardner, New News |

04/08/2016 at 9:07am | posted by: Samantha Hyde

Roundabout: A Summary of Recent Retail Activity

Carmel: Koto Japanese Steakhouse – Sushi, Grill and Bar is open in the former Fox and Hound, 14490 Lowes Way. Pearson Ford at 10650 N. Michigan Road is undergoing a complete remodel. Weston Shoppes Sushi is moving into former salon space at 4000 W. 106th Street. The Bridges development near Springmill Road and 116th Street
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Posted in New News, Other, Retail Roundabout, Samantha Hyde |

04/05/2016 at 9:03am | posted by: Mike Corbett

The Pitch in: Notes from all over the county

More than a dozen city and town councilors from across Hamilton County gathered Saturday, March 5th at the Market District supermarket in Carmel for a county-wide City Council Summit – the first in nearly a decade. Presented by the Hamilton County Leadership Academy, discussions included active listening, conflict negotiation as well as opportunities and issues
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Posted in Mike Corbett, New News, The Pitch In |

04/01/2016 at 9:02am | posted by: David Heighway

The Law in Black and White: The Story of John Rhodes Jr.

by David Heighway The story of John and Louann Rhodes, the escaped slave family who were saved from recapture when the town of Westfield rose up to protect them, is well known. But the story of their son, John, and his impact on Hamilton County law enforcement, is lesser known. The Rhodes family had settled
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Posted in David Heighway, History, New News |

03/22/2016 at 10:10am | posted by: Mike Corbett

Editors Column

My son gave me the book “Why Nations Fail” by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson for Christmas. One of the joys of the holidays is having a little extra time for reading. This book got my attention because it makes the point that political progress goes hand in hand with economic progress and that’s
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Posted in Editors Column, Mike Corbett, New News |

03/15/2016 at 9:34am | posted by: Charles Waldo

A Short Course in Human Relations: And other useful leadership tidbits

Charles Waldo, Ph.D. Over the past fifty years or so I have collected quite a few books, pamphlets, magazines, videos, and so on covering various aspects of leadership and people development. Recently, while rummaging through a pile of “stuff,” I uncovered two, short, pithy publication “gems” that I hadn’t seen for quite a while, Bits
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Posted in Charles Waldo, Management, New News |

03/08/2016 at 9:25am | posted by: Mary Ann Wietbrock

Help Your Employees Stay Healthy This Year: A Wellness Program Might Keep Them on Track

Mary Ann Wietbrock RN MSN A healthy staff is a happy staff. It’s no secret that healthy employees are more productive and help keep costs down by avoiding expensive medical care. The Affordable Care Act offers incentives for employers to help keep employees healthy through a wellness program. The problem is that only about half
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Posted in Mary Ann Wietbrock, New News, Personal Growth |

03/01/2016 at 8:58am | posted by: Rosalyn Demaree

Cicero Sets the Table: Culinary adventures are just the appetizer

By Rosalyn Demaree If a town could have a storefront window, Cicero’s would feature a brand new “open” sign shining brightly. The small northern town is embracing its size, building on its assets, and putting new things in place to welcome entrepreneurs, residents and tourists. It’s the work – and love – of Our Town
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