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08/25/2014 at 11:03am | posted by: Shari Held

Hamilton County Gets Its First Full-Service College: Ivy Tech open for business

By Shari Held   The push for a Hamilton County University has been around since the 1990s, and gained steam with the creation in 2004 of the Hamilton County Higher Education Initiative. Although supported by 94-percent of the county’s voting population, the skyrocketing land costs and an ailing economy thwarted the initiative (see Filling the
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Posted in Features, New News, Shari Held |

08/22/2014 at 10:48am | posted by: Samantha Hyde

Retail Roundabout: A Summary of Recent Retail Activity

Northern Hamilton County   Aqua-Tech Pool & Spa has opened at 120 S. Peru Street in Cicero. Just north of downtown Cicero, at SR 19 and Flannigan Street, new senior apartment complex Lakeside Gardens is now open. The owners of Kercheval Garden Center at 2880 E. 241st Street have retired and closed the business. Carmel:
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Posted in New News, Retail Roundabout, Samantha Hyde |

08/19/2014 at 10:50am | posted by: Patricia Mangan

The Road Less Travelled: Noblesville Daughter Pursues Unconventional Career

By Patricia Griffin Mangan   What are the chances of encountering a six foot tall attractive woman on the shop floor of a typical auto repair shop? It happens every day at Mendell’s Auto Repair Shop in Noblesville where Kelsey, daughter of owner Mike Mendell, works for her dad as a full time mechanic.  
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Posted in Cover Stories, New News, Patricia Mangan |

08/15/2014 at 10:31am | posted by: Mike Corbett

The Pitch In-Notes from all over the county

The Hamilton County Leadership Academy graduated its 23rd class. It includes:   Dena Aleksa, Community Health Network; Cindy Benedict, City of Noblesville; Nicole Bickett, Mainstreet; Ryan Clark, City of Westfield;  Andrea Davis, Indianapolis Business Journal;  Mike Dawson, Cloudapt, LLC; Catherine Dixon, Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre; Tom Dooley, First Merchants Bank;  Danyele Easterhaus, Student Impact of
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Posted in Mike Corbett, New News, The Pitch In |

08/12/2014 at 10:26am | posted by: David Heighway

Danger and Death: Part of the Circus Mystique: It also helped sell tickets

David Heighway Many modern advertising practices originated with the circus.  Posters, parades and publicity stunts were all aimed at attracting ticket buyers.  A particularly creative stunt ended in tragedy here in Hamilton County in the 19th century and probably wouldn’t be repeated today.   The county has had its share of circus performers.  Antonio Migasi
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Posted in David Heighway, History, New News |

08/08/2014 at 10:22am | posted by: Charles Waldo

Why MBA’s Don’t Come with Guarantees: Five things to consider if you are thinking about an advanced degree

Dr. Charles Waldo “So why are you thinking about going for an MBA?    What do you hope to achieve?  What do you expect an MBA will do for you?”     For over fifteen years I helped counsel working adults who had indicated an interest in the Anderson University part-time MBA (Masters in Business Administration) program.   These
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Posted in Charles Waldo, New News, Personal Growth |

08/05/2014 at 9:30am | posted by: Chris Bavender

Breakfast or Lunch with a Side of Charm: Rosie’s Place

By Chris Bavender Grandma Rosie would be proud. Proud of the delicious food served at the Noblesville restaurant named in her honor. Proud of the flaky pastries and other baked goodies customers snatch up almost as fast as they’re made. Proud of the hard work and perseverance of her granddaughter, Debbi Bourgerie, who opened the
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Posted in Chris Bavender, Dining Out, New News |

08/02/2014 at 10:03am | posted by: Robert Vane

Giving a Hand Up to Gulf War Veterans: VBEs help foster the entrepreneurial spirit

By Robert Vane In today’s business climate businesses of all sizes are looking for every possible advantage.  Business development is rivaling product delivery as the primary function of corporate America. In the past few years, a new type of small business advantage has emerged here in Indiana and all over the United States—the veteran business
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Posted in Entrepreneur, New News |

07/30/2014 at 5:21pm | posted by: Mike Corbett

Editor’s Column

Change is good. It keeps us fresh, brings on new ideas, shakes things up.  We’ve been seeing a bit of it around the county lately. We’ve welcomed two new chamber presidents in the past few months. Meet Kimberly Coveney from Sheridan and Bob DuBois (he says you can pronounce it any way you like) from
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Posted in Editors Column, Mike Corbett, New News, Other |

07/30/2014 at 5:17pm | posted by: Rosalyn Demaree

There’s more than seed growing at Beck’s: The nation’s largest family-owned seed company is the pride of Atlanta

By Rosalyn Demaree   Few could have dreamed the future fields that Francis Beck was sowing when he planted 3 acres of hybrid corn in 1937.   It was the birth of Beck’s Hybrids, now the sixth largest seed company in the nation and the largest family owned one. Headquartered in Atlanta, the company has
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Posted in Cover Stories, New News, Rosalyn Demaree |