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11/18/2014 at 9:36am | posted by: Mike Corbett

A Different Kind of Community Theater: Hamilton County hosts one of the largest Civic Theaters in the nation

by Mike Corbett While community theater may conjure images of bare bones productions in converted buildings by passionate but small budget theater companies, an upgraded version is housed in the Tarkington at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel. Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre is the largest of Indiana’s 70 or so community theaters, and
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Posted in Features, Mike Corbett, New News |

11/11/2014 at 9:32am | posted by: Patricia Mangan

Taking Center Stage: Community Theaters showcase local talent

By Patricia Griffin Mangan   There’s a lot of drama in Hamilton County. Comedy too. The county prides itself in its native talent. Though amateurs may not be Bogart and Bacall, some do make it to the big screen.  Here’s a look at three of our thriving local live theaters. The Belfry The Belfry is the
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Posted in New News, Off The Clock, Patricia Mangan |

11/01/2014 at 9:25am | posted by: Karen Kennedy

Eclectic Merchandise Mix works well for Delaney’s: Local Boutique Competes with the National Chains

By Karen Kennedy Mary Larson is running late. Her million-watt smile comes through the door of the Noblesville-Carmel Delaney’s just before she does, arms laden with an impossibly large load of boxes of merchandise, sleeves and palazzo pants flowing in the breeze behind her. She talks a mile a minute and laughs often, offering a
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Posted in Karen Kennedy, New News, Profiles |

10/20/2014 at 9:20am | posted by: Samantha Hyde

Retail Roundabout: A Summary of Recent Retail Activity

by Samantha Hyde   Northern Hamilton County   The owner of The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy in Cicero is retiring and closing the business. Main Street PowerMail’s historic 120-year-old building at 400 S. Main Street in Sheridan burned to the ground in July, but the business is still operating out of a temporary location. Arcadia-based Dura
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Posted in New News, Retail Roundabout, Samantha Hyde |

10/15/2014 at 9:15am | posted by: Chris Bavender

Down Home Cooking with an Upscale Twist: Combine Café Chef Caters to the Farming Community

By Chris Bavender Walk into a farm equipment store and the last thing you expect to see is a neon green sign for a café, let alone farmers and others nibbling on breakfast burritos as they peruse the tractors and mowers. But at Reynolds Farm Equipment in Atlanta, that’s become the norm. As has the
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Posted in Chris Bavender, Dining Out, New News |

10/10/2014 at 9:11am | posted by: Mike Corbett

The Pitch-In

Notes from all over Hamilton County Ivy Tech Community College awarded 9,265 associate degrees this year, a 4% increase over 2013, ranking it first in the nation among two-year institutions for the number of associate degrees awarded.  This is the second year in a row Ivy Tech has topped the list. Aspire Indiana opened an
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Posted in New News, The Pitch In |

10/09/2014 at 10:23am | posted by: Jeff Curts

A Drone of Your Own: Emerging Technology Inspires Local Businesses

By Jeff Curts Look up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, it’s not Superman either, but it may be the latest technological advance that can offer benefits to many Hamilton County based industries and their clients. Drones, otherwise known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s), are becoming more prevalent in the local
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Posted in Cover Stories, Jeff Curts, New News |

10/06/2014 at 10:19am | posted by: Mike Corbett

Letter from the Editor

The idea of labor unions has always struck me as kind of strange. I understand why they arose during America’s industrial years. Capitalism has a way of concentrating power to the extent that a business owner or manager can lose track of the human costs of their enterprise. Unions are a natural result, a backlash
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Posted in Editors Column, Mike Corbett, New News |

10/03/2014 at 10:14am | posted by: Charles Waldo

Why Things Go Rwong: There’s much more to it than Murphy’s Law

By Charles Waldo During the 50+ years I’ve been in business and/or academia I’ve been involved with any number of change projects,  few of which went off as planned.   Before retiring from Anderson University’s MBA program,  I taught numerous sections of the Managing Change course and collected many “war stories” showing few change projects ever
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Posted in Charles Waldo, Management, New News |

09/30/2014 at 10:03am | posted by: Jeanette Kassebaum

Surviving the Barricades: What to do when the bulldozers are at your front door

by Jeanette Kassebaum Road construction seems to be a perpetual part of every Hamilton County community these days. Just drive to work, the grocery, or head to your favorite restaurant, and you will likely run across those familiar orange barricades and cones. Operating a business among these obstacles creates unwanted challenges for even the most
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Posted in Jeanette Kassebaum, New News, Other |