• Perspectives

    • What’s Your Biggest Waste of Money?

      Americans are in the age of reducing waste. There’s a big push to purchase sustainable products, reduce our usage of plastics, and recycle. But has this trend carried over to our personal finances?  Not really.  In a study by The Ascent, the financial expertise arm of The Motley Fool, more than 60 percent of respondents felt they have wasteful financial tendencies. Why is that?

    • Ahh…Yes! Turning a Hot Mess into a Cool Breeze

      "Problems cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them," is attributed to Einstein over 75 years ago. This still holds true, particularly in challenging communications. Many people address conflict at the level it was created by rehashing and building more evidence for their ‘side’ of an argument. Repeating a position tends to intensify the separation of people.

    • Richardson is a practice lead with Centric Consulting.

      How to Create Consistent and Positive Customer Experiences with Your Brand

      Everyone knows that keeping the consumer happy is the first priority. The importance of considering the customer’s experience in all areas of engaging with your business, not just customer service is becoming even more clear. I’m seeing an increasing number of my peers in the marketing world take ownership of the customer experience with their brands. As a result, we’re all learning how to borrow and...

  • The school will be in the former PR Mallory building, which is owned by the city.

    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.


  • 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.

  • Silver Creek produces various types of products under its Realeather brand.

    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."