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Rob Delaby – Pink Tie Guy of the Year


Writer / Keeley Miller Photographer / Brenda Staples When he was just 13 years old, Rob Delaby sat by his grandmother’s bed as she battled cancer. Without any power to help beyond comfort and prayer, he felt helpless. Years later, he faced another cancer diagnosis of a close friend. Rather than sitting back, Delaby decided to do as much as he could to make a difference. “When we found out in September 2014 that my good friend was diagnosed with breast cancer, I said that I would be damned to just sit there and watch it happen,” said Delaby. Delaby ...

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The Rotary Club of Indianapolis Inspires a Call To Action


Writer / Kara Reibel Rotary International’s motto is “Service Above Self.” Nowhere is this more evident than with their ultimate service project, Indy Do Day. “Joining Rotary is one of the best decisions I ever made,” shares Ramona Adams, account executive with RJE Business Interiors and VP of the Rotary Club of Indianapolis as well as Indy Do Day co-chair. “Rotary has made me a better person, and Indy Do Day is our signature event that we facilitate for the city. Indy Do Day enables organizations to work together, building better relationships and has a positive impact in our city.” ...

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Dr. Chuck: Making a Difference One Room at a Time


Writer / Janelle Morrison A visit or stay in a hospital tends to be a stressful and undesirable visit for any adult, and the affect upon a child can be even more traumatic. When a child expresses their discomfort by crying or acting out, it not only raises the child’s level of anxiety but also is distressing to the parent(s), caregivers and attending staff who is attempting treatment. There are a plethora of studies available that show how Distraction Therapy can reduce pain and therefore reduces the patients discomfort throughout the necessary procedure. At the invitation of Dr. Charles (Chuck) ...

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NAWBO: Creating a Powerful Impact


Writer  /  Kara Reibel  .  Photographers  /  Kara Reibel, Brenda Staples Since inception 40 years ago, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) has facilitated change by creating a strong impact across the country, enabling a more equitable playing field for women-owned businesses. The result is a ripple effect, not only benefiting women but minority business owners as well. The roots of NAWBO began with advocacy. In the 1970s, in order for a woman to get a business loan, a man had to to sign off on it. Realizing that women represented 54 percent of the voting public, a ...

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DREAM Alive: Building Dreams and Breaking Down Barriers


Writer / Janelle Morrison DREAM Alive, founded by Tarik and Maya Glenn, is an Indianapolis-based 501(c)(3) that exists to equip urban youth in grades 7-12 to become civic-minded leaders. They do this by providing their scholars with three key opportunities: mentoring relationships, character development and experiential learning. The end product is a group of young men and women of integrity and character who are confident, skilled and willing to serve their community. DREAM Alive serves approximately 784 students. Glenn used his celebrity as a former member of the Indianapolis Colts to influence and mentor the next generation of leaders. Glenn ...

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St. George Middle Eastern Festival


Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer The St. George Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18 and 19 for the second time at St. George Orthodox Christian Church, 10748 E. 116th St. in Fishers. The church sponsored the Middle Eastern Festival for 17 years at its prior location in Indianapolis, and the newly revamped festival builds on that Middle Eastern heritage, offering many popular features of previous events. “We’re still celebrating our Middle Eastern roots, but at the same time, we’re expanding the format,” explains Brad Tirey, festival director. “In the past, it’s been just food, drinks and dance. We ...

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The Carr Family Keeps Climbing!


Writer / Kara Reibel Photos provided by Phil Carr It all started over a decade ago inside a Galyan’s store when the girls saw the huge climbing wall. Megan Carr’s older sister, Kate, sprang to the top of the wall with ease. An employee commented that she should cultivate her natural abilities in a climbing gym. Kate excelled and soon began competing in the youth national series governed by USA climbing, and little sister Megan wasn’t far behind. Being four years younger, Megan enjoyed going to the gyms and competitions with her sister. It was evident that Megan possessed the ...

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Campbell Kyle Proffitt LLP: Celebrating A Century of Service


Writer / Janelle Morrison Photographers / JJ Kaplan and Keeley Miller Amidst the bustle of a thriving Hamilton County in 1915, Cassius M. Gentry and Frank S. Campbell opened the doors of their law firm, Gentry and Campbell. Their firm handled a variety of cases, ranging from property disputes, business contract negotiations, trial court and estate matters. Hamilton Circuit Court Judge Ernest E. Cloe joined the firm after the end of his term in 1921, resulting in the first of many name changes for the firm over the decades, to Gentry, Cloe and Campbell. In 1939, Frank W. Campbell joined ...

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The Ultimate Vacation Class


Writer / Janelle Morrison Photographer / JJ Kaplan The organizers of Artomobilia have announced the creation and addition of a first ever Vacation Class as part of this year’s automobile show. Appearing for the inaugural debut of this class are some incredible specimens owned by Lincoln enthusiast and visionary Phil G. D. Schaefer from Indianapolis. Schaefer will be displaying matching Saturn Gold 1957 Lincoln sedan and Lone Star boat, a 1960 Arrow Camper built in Elkhart, Indiana, and its companion piece, a custom resto-mod, a 1956 Lincoln station wagon. It began as a passion for collecting license plates from his ...

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OneZone Announces Platinum Sponsorship with TownePost Network Publications


New Quarterly OneZone Special Section to Appear in the Fishers and Carmel Magazines July 28, 2015 – OneZone, the newly merged Fishers and Carmel Chambers of Commerce, announced today a new platinum level partnership with the TownePost Network. Beginning in October, the Fishers and Carmel Magazines published by the TownePost Network will feature a special section highlighting information about chamber members, events, and economic development news. “We are very excited to have this partnership in place with OneZone,” said Tom Britt, Publisher of the TownePost Network. “Our mission of keeping residents informed and highlighting the people, places and businesses that ...

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