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    • The First Thing Nonprofit Boards Should Focus On: Member Engagement

      There is no shortage of literature on how to run a nonprofit and what the board of directors should be doing. Do a quick search for “grant writing advice” or “board meeting agenda” and you will easily find hundreds of resources. But if there is so much helpful information around, why is serving on a nonprofit board sometimes so draining? After founding two nonprofits, Musical Family Tree and the Speak Easy, as well as serving on several nonprofit boards...

    • Want A Guaranteed Negative Return?

      Here we go again! On Wednesday, August 14th, we watched the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) drop over 800 points.  The previous Monday the Dow ended down over 700 points. But what you may have missed is the sharp downward move in interest rates that has intensified with the recent stock market volatility. What does this mean for your portfolio?

    • We’re Having the Wrong Conversations About Safety

      Every time there’s a shooting at a school or a workplace, the arguments begin. We need more police officers stationed in the buildings. We need to arm teachers or encourage employees to carry handguns. We should invest in smokescreen systems or bulletproof partitions. Everyone should hide from the shooter. Everyone should run from the shooter. Everyone should confront the shooter. It’s healthy that we’re discussing safety, but unfortunately, we’re talking...

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    Purdue Polytechnic to Spark 'Transformation'

    An abandoned industrial complex on the east side of Indianapolis will be the home of Purdue University's STEM-focused charter school scheduled to open next year. The university has also announced a partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools in hopes of attracting a diverse student body to Purdue Polytechnic High School. Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett says the school will spark an "economic transformation" on the east side.

  • ClusterTruck Lands More Funding to Expand

    Indianapolis-based ClusterTruck, the food truck-meets-technology model from serial entrepreneur Chris Baggott, is about to gobble up some new territory. Baggott says ClusterTruck, which launched in April, is about to close on a $1 million round of funding, which will fuel two new locations. "We're on the cusp, if we haven't signed it already, of a lease in Bloomington to serve the IU market."

  • Brewery Heading to Wabash

    Angola-based Chapman's Brewing Co. is adding to its expansion plans by opening a new brewery and taproom in downtown Wabash. Financial details of the expansion were not disclosed, however the company plans to open the new space in late October.

  • More than 100 school children joined IMPA officials for the ribbon cutting.

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  • Wholesaler Relocates to Michigan City

    A LaPorte-based air compressor parts wholesaler has relocated operations to Michigan City. Economic Development Corp. Michigan City says LEFCO CPS Inc. has invested $450,000 to move to the Woodruff Business Park with plans to add a small number of jobs over the next two years.

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    Leather Company Moving to Jeffersonville

    A New Albany-based company has announced plans to relocate operations to Jeffersonville. Silver Creek Leather Co. LLC says it will invest more than $2.3 million over the next five years and add up to 30 employees as part of the move.

  • Lechleiters Land Prestigious Award

    Outgoing Eli Lilly and Co. Chief Executive Officer John Lechleiter and his wife, Sarah, have been named the recipients of the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee's 2016 Charles L. Whistler Award. The award honors those who work outside of their chosen professions for civic improvement in Indianapolis. GIPC Board Chair Jeff Gaither says the Lechleiters "embody the true spirit of the Whistler Award."