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01/17/2017 at 8:35am | posted by: Patricia Pickett

Building a Workforce: Construction industry confronts labor shortage

By Patricia J Pickett “Consider the reality of today’s job market. We have a massive skills gap. Even with record unemployment, millions of skilled jobs are unfilled because no one is trained or willing to do them. Meanwhile unemployment among college graduates is at an all-time high, and the majority of those graduates with jobs
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Posted in Features, New News, Pat Pickett |

01/12/2017 at 8:28am | posted by: Samantha Hyde

Roundabout: A Summary of Recent Retail Activity

by Samantha Hyde Northern Hamilton County Good Ole Days Antiques has opened at 24260 SR 37. In Cicero, Spring Valley Storage is expanding at 21335 SR 19. The former Marathon gas station at 1010 S. Peru St. has reopened as a Shell station. A new restaurant and bar, Corner Tap, is moving into 90 W.
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Posted in New News, Retail Roundabout, Samantha Hyde |

01/09/2017 at 8:22am | posted by: Mike Corbett

Pitch In: Notes from all over the county

Terry Anker, president of Legacy Fund since 2011, announced he will leave his position in March after 5 years at the helm. Jane Hunter retired as Executive Director of the Northern Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce, where she served for 16 years. Paul Munoz left for a position in the private sector after serving seven
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Posted in New News, The Pitch In |

01/03/2017 at 8:19am | posted by: Chris Bavender

A Taste of the Islands on South Range Line Road: Jamaican Reggae Grill

By Chris Bavender When Eldon Chuck left the corporate world in 2012 he wasn’t envisioning a future spent playing golf with his buddies. “I was thinking I was still fairly young and not at a point where I wanted full retirement,” Chuck said. “But I knew I didn’t want to go back to work for
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Posted in Chris Bavender, Dining Out, New News |

12/26/2016 at 9:21am | posted by: Charles Waldo

What Are Your CSFs?”: Are you measuring what really counts?

By Charles Waldo Years ago, when just out of Saint Louis University’s B-School, I worked for a mid-sized, publicly-traded company in St. Louis. My desk happened to be near the office of the president, an imposing, rather gruff character. He had the habit, when walking through the building, of randomly stopping at an employee’s desk
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Posted in Charles Waldo, Management, New News |

12/19/2016 at 8:31am | posted by: Mike Corbett

Finding the Profit in FREE: Web entrepreneur says it can be done

By Mike Corbett Consumers continue to flock to the internet to shop, as online retailers drive prices down and selection up. A local entrepreneur is taking that pricing strategy to the limit: driving prices down to…free. The selection may be a bit limited right now but that could change quickly. Meet Trevor Totten, a Purdue
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Posted in Mike Corbett, New News, Profiles |

12/15/2016 at 9:12am | posted by: Michael Bauman

Stepping into the New Year: What to Look For in Fitness Devices

by Michael Bauman As the snow begins to fall and the world wraps itself up in a blanket with some hot chocolate by the crackling fire, thoughts begin to turn to Christmas, carols, and presents. With January, and the lines of people with their signed New Years Reso-lutions in hand right around the corner, you
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Posted in Michael Bauman, New News, Technology |

12/12/2016 at 9:03am | posted by: Jennifer Beikes

New Life for Dead Trees: Recycled wood makes beautiful, functional furniture

By Jennifer A. Beikes The death and disposal of area trees led to an unexpected silver-lining for one local business. Vine and Branch, Inc., in Carmel, specializes in tree care and arborist services, recently expanded its business to include creating custom, heirloom-quality furniture and rough-hewn benches for nature centers in Hamilton County. The company anticipates
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Posted in Cover Stories, Jennifer Beikes, New News |

12/08/2016 at 8:56am | posted by: Jane Willis Gardner

The Hands of Time: Van Tassels keep the clocks ticking

By Jane Willis Gardner Time never stands still for Clark, Sharon, and Tony Van Tassel, owners of the nearly 50-year old Noblesville Clock Company. Take one step inside the stately three-story building at the edge of the city’s Historic District, and you’ll discover a unique retail showroom whose vast array of elegant, unique clocks render
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Posted in Jane Willis Gardner, New News, Profiles |

12/06/2016 at 8:18am | posted by: David Heighway

A Touch of the Wild West in Fishers: The Battle of Mudsock was a national sensation

by David Heighway This year is the 135th anniversary of the “Battle of Mudsock”. I mentioned this event a couple of years ago in an article about early Fishers and in a later article about grave robbing in Indiana. However, I’ve done some more research and found that it was even larger than I originally
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Posted in David Heighway, History, New News |