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01/30/2015 at 3:58pm | posted by: David Heighway

The Rise and Fall of a Hamilton County landmark: Grain elevators are a relic of our agrarian past

By David Heighway As Hamilton County’s economic base has changed through the years, so too has its physical appearance. You don’t see fur trading posts or natural gas derricks any more. Now another part of the economic history is disappearing – grain elevators. These enormous structures, built near railroads for storing and shipping items such
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Posted in David Heighway, History, New News |

01/25/2015 at 5:40pm | posted by: Mike Corbett

Letter from the Editor

by Mike Corbett I clicked on a Facebook post the other day. It was promoting the fight against prostate cancer and I’m at the age when you start paying attention to those kinds of things. It soon became clear, however, that it wasn’t about prostate cancer after all, it was an ad for a razor
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Posted in Editors Column, Mike Corbett, New News |

01/20/2015 at 5:36pm | posted by: Charles Waldo

Is Your Workplace Problem-Free?: Your employees can help convert problems into profits

By Charles Waldo, Ph.D. I can imagine your reaction to the title of this article – “What kind of a dumb question is that? I work with people. People equal problems. Sounds like typical professor talk.” The truth is some “problems” are good to have – A new product is selling so fast you can’t
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Posted in Charles Waldo, Management, New News |

01/15/2015 at 5:30pm | posted by: Cindy Allen-Stuckey

A Team of Mentors: A Personal Advisory Board can help you navigate life and work

by Cindy Allen-Stuckey We all need sounding boards–no matter what our age–to test our ideas and plans, to push us into uncomfortable situations, and to provide us with feedback. This is how successful people become more successful in many areas of their life. Instead of having an information group with whom you brainstorm, imagine having
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Posted in Cindy Allen-Stuckey, New News, Personal Growth |

01/10/2015 at 5:16pm | posted by: Julie Bingham

What is Your Employment Story?: When hiring, it’s not always all about the paycheck

By Julie Bingham Which is better? Making your employees the highest-paid in your market, or paying them less and showering them with benefits, amenities and meaningful work? Many years ago, I got a close view of this question in practice. I discovered that there is no right answer … because it’s the wrong question. The
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Posted in Julie Bingham, Management, New News |

01/05/2015 at 5:06pm | posted by: Shari Held

Community Bank Takes Its Final Bow: HC’s last locally owned bank acquired by First Merchants Bank

By Shari Held The 1980s was an era of great change: The Cold War wound down, the Internet was winding up, MTV launched and PacMan and Super Mario Bros. made their debuts. But many in Hamilton County will remember the 1980s as the time when the Ohio banks came courting. Prior to 1985, six locally
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Posted in Features, New News, Shari Held |

12/30/2014 at 8:29am | posted by: Rosalyn Demaree

Talk About Your Cutting Edge Business: Quality Sharpening Service

By Rosalyn Demaree Bill Bales is one sharp man. About 7 a.m., he heads to Quality Sharpening Service, the gritty workshop behind his neat Cape Cod at 1365 S. 10th Street in Noblesville, where he turns dull blades into razor-sharp edges. “When I give you a pair of scissors back, I want them to work
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Posted in New News, Profiles, Rosalyn Demaree |

12/23/2014 at 8:24am | posted by: Mike Corbett

Rethinking Suburban Development: Thoughts on Building Strong Towns

Book by Charles Marohn, Jr. Book review by Mike Corbett I first noticed something was wrong with America’s downtowns when I was in college. I like riding around cities on my bike to get a feel for the local landscape. Like so many other cities at the time, Champaign, Illinois had tried to compete with
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Posted in Book Reviews, Mike Corbett, New News |

12/05/2014 at 7:55am | posted by: David Heighway

Great Oaks from Little Acorns Grow: Noblesville grocer eventually became part of international giant Sysco Foods

by David Heighway The popular television show “Who Do You Think You Are” looks at ancestral lines and family heritage of celebrities, usually with some surprises. Businesses can also have a genealogical line. After all, even gigantic multinational companies have to begin somewhere. A key way of growing a company is by acquisition of small
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Posted in David Heighway, History, New News |

12/02/2014 at 7:54am | posted by: Karen Kennedy

The Sisters of Savings: Love em or hate em, their ads are hard to avoid

By Karen Kennedy “We believe in the rule of thirds. A third of the people love us, a third of the people hate us and a third of the people don’t care. ” – The Sisters of Savings. Mention the “Sisters of Savings” to just about anyone in the greater Indianapolis area, and the response
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Posted in Cover Stories, Karen Kennedy, New News |