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07/02/2015 at 3:04pm | posted by: Chris Bavender

Diningg on Cicero’s Waterfrontt: Lazy Frogg jumps into Hamilton County Restaurant Scene

By Chris Bavender What’s in a name? When it comes to the Lazy Frogg – one of Cicero’s newest places to relax and enjoy a great meal – everything it would seem. The name of the restaurant, which opened in mid-March, is the brainchild of co-owner Gregg Boyd. “It is a hybrid of a couple
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06/29/2015 at 2:58pm | posted by: Mike Corbett

The Pitch In: Notes from all over the county

Old Town Development and Barrett & Stokely announced a $45 million mixed-use project for Carmel’s Midtown area. The three-to-four story project will add about 250 residential units and a “major first floor business” to the area between Carmel’s Arts & Design District and City Center projects. A sky-bridge is planned to connect the two buildings..
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06/22/2015 at 2:55pm | posted by: Samantha Hyde

Roundabout: A Summary of Recent Retail Activity

By Samantha Hyde Northern Hamilton County Upscale Cicero restaurant 30 West is remodeling and expanding its footprint at 30 W. Jackson Street. The new Hamilton County Equestrian Center is being built at 13208 E. Strawtown Avenue at Strawtown Koteewi Park. The Sunflower Pantry, providing toiletries and more for seniors in need, opened in April at
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Posted in New News, Retail Roundabout, Samantha Hyde |

06/15/2015 at 2:50pm | posted by: David Heighway

The Riverboat Connection: Civil War veteran is among pilots who retired here

by David Heighwqay Hamilton County is a long way from major shipping rivers, so it would seem to be out of the way for someone who made their living by running steamboats filled with passengers and freight. However, in the book Life on the Mississippi, Mark Twain mentions that when riverboat pilots that he knew
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Posted in David Heighway, History, New News |

05/11/2015 at 9:31am | posted by: Rosalyn Demaree

Long Live the Barbershop: Hair cutting remains a popular path to self-employment

By Rosalyn Demaree Haircuts were $3 when Kurt Hoffman began barbering in 1976. “But you could get a new car for $5,000 then,” said Hoffman, who followed in the footsteps of his grandfather and uncle after a 10-year foray in semiconductor computer sales. He’s owned Fishers Barber Shop for 21 years. The shop at 8666
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Posted in Features, New News, Rosalyn Demaree |

05/06/2015 at 9:49am | posted by: Charles Waldo

Leadership Development in 611 pages: Two books to help develop your leadership skills

By Charles Waldo In 1973, famous management professor and international consulting guru Dr. Peter Drucker published his 611 page “encyclopedia” on all-things management — Management: Task, Responsibilities, Practices . Certainly not a quick read, page after page of Management contains gem after gem of wisdom that can help any manager become more effective. While many
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Posted in Charles Waldo, Management, New News |

04/30/2015 at 9:41am | posted by: Chris Reed

Using Facebook to Enhance Networking: Be persistent but sensitive

Chris Reed So everyone is using social media to connect, right? Especially after networking events like the Chamber of Commerce, Sparks or Rainmakers, right? Are you? If you say no why aren’t you? You are missing out on a great way to keep your name in front of those you have recently met. Studies show
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Posted in Chris Owens, New News, Technology |

04/09/2015 at 9:17am | posted by: Mike Corbett

The Pitch in

The Hamilton County Economic Development Corp. announced positive economic numbers for 2014. Announced projects grew 78% from 18 in 2013 to 32 in 2014. Proposed jobs rose 16%, from 3,065 in 2013 to 3,555 in 2014, and capital investment topped out at $230 million, an increase of 44 percent over 2013. Fishers-based Meyer Najem moved
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Posted in Mike Corbett, New News, The Pitch In |

04/06/2015 at 9:14am | posted by: Chris Bavender

It’s Tea Time in Carmel: Tina’s Traditional Old English Tea Kitchen

By Chris Bavender Traditional with a side of quirky – that’s what Tina Jesson was going for when she decided to open a tea shop in Carmel. From tea pots and mismatched teacups, to teacup chandeliers and British accents such as the London scene screen, flags, floral bunting, pictures of the royal family and lace
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Posted in Chris Bavender, Dining Out, New News |

04/02/2015 at 9:10am | posted by: David Heighway

Refueling in Arcadia: Early railroads took advantage of its strategic location

by David Heighway When the Peru and Indianapolis Railroad connected those two cities in 1854, the town of Arcadia had a geographic advantage over other communities along the line. The tracks had reached Noblesville in March of 1851 and Arcadia soon after. In the earliest days of railroading, the amount of railroad activity in a
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