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07/30/2015 at 3:38pm | posted by: Mike Corbett

Editors Column

A few final thoughts from the campaign trail. For those who didn’t follow the action, I challenged the incumbent mayor of Noblesville for the Republican nomination and lost by a 58-42 margin. What strikes me most about this process is the bubble that you spend your life in during a campaign. You meet, talk and
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Posted in Editors Column, Mike Corbett, New News |

07/27/2015 at 3:34pm | posted by: Charles Waldo

Making Meetings More Productive: Tips for when YOU call a meeting

Charles Waldo, PhD When I was in organization development and training work I often asked the managers in my classes what percentage of each day they spent in meetings. Regularly the answers came back in the 75-95% range. There was very little time during the work week to be alone, think, read, plan, or simply
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Posted in Charles Waldo, Management, New News |

07/23/2015 at 3:26pm | posted by: Chris Reed

To Friend or Not to Friend (on Facebook): And when the best solution is to unfriend

By Chris Reed Most meetings I find myself in entail sitting with a business owner talking about marketing their business. Recently I was discussing with an old friend the idea of fostering digital relationships, specifically on Facebook. We pulled up his Facebook account and I noticed all of these friend requests that he has not
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Posted in Chris Reed, New News, Technology |

07/16/2015 at 3:17pm | posted by: Francesca Quarto

So You’ve Always Wanted to Write A Novel: Thoughts on the Business of Being an Author

I’ve had the pleasure of seeing some poetry I’ve written published back in the day when I wore bell-bottoms and thought Cher was a fashionista. I’ve also been fortunate to have had some articles picked up on the topic of literacy when Barbara Bush made that issue the theme of her tenure as First Lady.
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Posted in Francesca Quarto, New News, Other |

07/13/2015 at 3:14pm | posted by: Karen Kennedy

Beyond Organic: Sustainable Agriculture in an Urban Environment

By Karen Kennedy Hitting a local Farmer’s Market on a Saturday morning is a favorite summer pastime. We can grab a latte, take the pup and kids and spend a few hours enjoying the sunshine, catching up with neighbors, and of course, picking up some produce. And as we cook our dinner that night with
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Posted in Cover Stories, Karen Kennedy, New News |

07/08/2015 at 3:09pm | posted by: Shari Held

Meet the Henkes: Local family collaborates on ambitious Westfield projects

By Shari Held Carmel-based real estate developer Steve Henke knows his way around the block—especially if that “block” is Hamilton County. He should. He’s spent many a lunch hour chewing on a sandwich while driving around the county searching for property with potential five to seven years down the road. Once, while driving with a
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Posted in New News, Profiles, Shari Held |

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 |