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Big crowd will ‘Bop to the Top’ for Riley Hospital

34th annual event – January 21 – One America Tower More than 1,200 stair-climbers are expected to take the “Bop to the Top” challenge on Saturday, January 21, at One America Tower in downtown Indy in the 34th annual charity event that benefits Riley Hospital for Children. Participants will run, walk or crawl up 780 steps, covering 36 floors or 500 feet to the top of the Tower. Those that make it to the top receive a long-sleeve event t-shirt to commemorate the accomplishment. The event will start at 8:30 a.m. and will include several local celebrity “boppers” – Runners ...

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OneZone Announces 2017 Chair of Board of Directors

Angie Jaynes, Primaria Health, has been named Chair of OneZone’s 2017 Board of Directors.  Joining Jaynes on the executive committee are: Jeff Welch, FORUM Credit Union – Chair-elect Michael Drewry, Drewry Simmons Vornehm LLP – Secretary Courtney Lloyd, STAR Financial Bank – Treasurer Jo Biggers – Past Chair Matt Frey, Bub’s Burgers & Ice Cream – At Large  New 2017 board members are Michael Harlowe, IU Health Saxony Hospital; and John Myrland, Old National Bank. About OneZone: OneZone, a Hamilton County chamber of commerce, serves the Central Indiana business community as a commerce connector, strong voice, significant presence and business ...

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Tilly’s Tea Room Opens in Saks

Writer / Lisa Mitchell Sharon Moore, owner of Tilly’s Tea Room, didn’t start out with plans to open a whimsical tea room. In fact, her career started in the not-so-whimsical world of auto racing, where she worked as a camerawoman for the BBC covering what was the Champ Car World Series at the time, and is now IndyCar. That high-action career required Sharon to constantly travel, something she wasn’t interested in doing after the 2008 birth of her daughter, Matilda, who goes by Tilly. She then had Max, who is now 5 years old. When Sharon was ready to return ...

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Woodys Library Restaurant

Decades of Great Food & Family Service on Main Street Carmel Writer / Lisa Mitchell Food Photgraphy / Pete Thompson Building Photgraphy / Wendy Waveney I don’t have a favorite dish, and if I did, I wouldn’t tell you,” says Woodys Library Restaurant owner Kevin Rider about Woodys Library’s vast and varied menu. Why the hesitation to name a favorite? Rider maintains that once you get known as the best place to get one specific thing, everyone starts to associate you with only that dish, and you’re less likely to be the restaurant of choice when in the mood for ...

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Thriving At Survival Fitness

Witer / Jennifer Magley A massive tire, rope, sled, chains, punching bag, pegs in a wall. All are stations at Survival Fitness, the spacious gym at 12955 Old Meridian St. Suite 102. Survival Fitness focuses on High Intensity Interval Training, an exercise strategy that alternates short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods. “Our classes are challenging,” says owner Josh Kuklak, “which is why we decided to go with the name Survival Fitness.” A North Central graduate and competitive power-lifter into his early 30s, Kuklak began working to make Indiana, named as one of the most obese states ...

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Sweet Success

Writer / Jane VanOsdol A childhood dream became reality in December 2015 for sisters Heidi and Sabrina Wernicke. Just days before Christmas, the two welcomed customers to Quirky Feather Confectionery, their colorful, Alice-in-Wonderland-style bakery. After exploring multiple career paths from art school, pre-med, and canine science to secondary education and EMT certification, Heidi and Sabrina decided the time was right to combine their talents and go after their dream. “[We thought] we might as well do this while we’re young and foolish,” Heidi said laughing. Actually, foolishness couldn’t be further from the truth. The jointly owned business is a smart ...

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Carmel Arts Council Welcomes New President, Kathy Henderson

Writer / Abby Craig As the New Year begins and bright changes begin to take place, Kathy Henderson steps up as the new president for the Carmel Arts Council, replacing the former president, Vivian Lawhead. Kathy Henderson, a member of the Council since 2007, hopes to further the mission of the council and her predecessors by building on the already substantial presence of the Council in the community. On the subject of artistry, she remarks, “Most of us have a vision of art as only being, painting, or sculpting; I have seen many individuals flourish through their creativity and being ...

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Karen Mangia Creates Success With Less

Writer  /  Kara Kavensky Photographer  /  Amy Unger Karen Mangia, Vice President of Customer and Market Insights for SalesForce, recently discovered an old email exchange with a friend stating how “email was ridiculous and it would never catch on.” This is laughable now, but back then, the most radical idea was a handheld cell phone for talking, not texting. Since her college days, Mangia knew she wanted to work with customer data and took a nontraditional path to a tech career. “I have been fascinated by why people make the choices they make, what are the trends, study the data ...

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Quarles Climbers Host Open House

The Quarles Climbers team is hosting an open house on January 14th. At this open house, guests can donate to the team and will learn more about the cause and inspiration for the team, Maddie Graham. Maddie was a young girl who died of lung disease at just 34 months old, and the team now climbs in her memory. The event will take place at 2785 Sawtooth Oak Circle in Westfield. Posy Patch Catering will provide food for the event, and Boutique on Wheels and Premier Designs will also be selling their products, with a portion of each sale being ...

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Sun King’s Bob Whitt

Writer  /  Kara Kavensky Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer A more circuitous and unpredictable path could not have been had by Sun King President Bob Whitt with regards to his career, nor a more enjoyable one. “The job I am in and the job I just left are both dream jobs,” says Bob. “I am fortunate enough to experience two in one lifespan.” Prior to Sun King, Bob served 11 years as the Executive Director of White River State Park, having been appointed by then-Governor Mitch Daniels and reappointed by Mike Pence. The 250-acre downtown Indianapolis park includes the Indianapolis Zoo, ...

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