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Not Enough Skilled People to Fill Indy Tech Jobs … YET

The local tech job market is rapidly expanding. The dramatic expansion of opportunities has created a significant gap between the high-paying job opportunities available and skilled workers ready to take advantage. One local non-profit, Eleven Fifty Academy, has set its sights on changing that. Eleven Fifty Academy, located in Fishers, offers immersive learning programs that teach people at all skill levels to embrace the benefits of computer coding. Incoming students range from stay-at-home parents re-entering the job market to high school graduates that have decided a four-year degree is not an option. Programs are fast paced and concentrated on delivering ...

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Dangerously Entertaining

Billy Joel murder mystery musical returns in August Writer / Jocelyn Vare Photography/ submitted photos and Mark Langley A murder is going to take place in Fishers this summer. The scene of the crime is the Historic Ambassador House, and the victim is none other than the legendary entertainer, Billy Joel. And the witness is you. Every guest is a witness at the murder mystery dinner performance. Don’t worry, no one will be harmed in the making of the show. The audience interacts with actors to solve a fictional murder scene while enjoying live music, a four-course dinner and a ...

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Growing Starts Here

Fishers Elementary celebrates hydroponic garden, healthy living Writer & Photographer / Josh Brown Last summer, Fishers City Councilmen Todd Zimmerman and Eric Moeller provided seed money to the Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation to fund a service learning project that would be a hands-on learning opportunity for students. The project selected was “Growing Starts Here” — a hydroponic garden concept. This summer, that “seed” officially sprouted. Fishers Elementary School recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the first project award. Faculty and students packed the gymnasium to see the unveiling of the school’s first hydroponic garden. The concept was developed by ...

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Xfinity Gigabit Internet Plugs Into North Side

Comcast Business is making some bold moves in Indiana Writer / Kara Kavensky Photographer / Brian Brosmer Comcast Business is investing in Indiana in new and meaningful ways. In late March, Comcast Business launched an advanced trial of their Xfinity Gigabit, which is capable of delivering 1 gigabit internet speeds to virtually all of their footprint across Indiana. Areas impacted in this initial layout include Fishers, Noblesville, McCordsville and Westfield. This trial launch makes Indiana the 5th state in the nation where Comcast has launched 1 gig service. “What is great is that the super-fast speeds use the existing wiring that most people already ...

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A Burning Passion

Fishers firefighter and wife support Hoosier Burn Camp Writer / Kara Kavensky Sharing a passion for giving back, Kate and Jared Shaughnessy support The Hoosier Burn Camp. During the month of March, proceeds from brow and lash services at Lash & Brow Design Co. had benefitted The Hoosier Burn Camp. Not only did Lash & Brow Design Co. owner Kate Shaughnessy donate during that month, she donates her services year-round to burn victims. Kate, and her husband Jared, have a personal connection to the cause. Jared lost skin as the result of an accident and received treatment at Wishard’s burn ...

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A Cool Concoction

Former Colts Guard Opens Indiana’s First Rita’s Italian Ice Writer / Matt Keating Photographer / Brian Brosmer Former Indianapolis Colts guard, Donald Thomas, is willing to bet he can find more than a few flavors you will love at Rita’s Italian Ice in Fishers. “We spend a lot of time coming up with flavors that have a wide appeal to a lot of different people,” Thomas says. “So far, we gave been a big hit with kids and adults. One of the things I love about owning a business like this is that everyone comes in here happy and already ...

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A Lucky Accident

June’s Luckiest Hoosier Alive: Dave Hawkins Writer / Christy Heitger-Ewing On December 5, 2012, Dave Hawkins, a CPA, had just finished a grueling two-day tax seminar when he got into his car to head home. “It was dark, but the roads were dry,” Hawkins says. “I remember looking up and seeing this car going off the road.” Before he had time to process what was happening, Hawkins’ vehicle collided, head-on, with the other. Though he was fortunate to not sustain internal bleeding or severe injuries, he suffered six broken ribs — a pain so searing that Hawkins likens it to ...

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Stories From the ER

Indy Doctor and Author Named LinkedIn’s Top Voice in Healthcare Writer  /  Lynda Hedberg Thies Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer Dr. Louis Profeta has practiced emergency room medicine for 24 years at St. Vincent Hospital. He teaches emergency medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, is also an expert on mass casualty preparedness and has testified to the U.S. Congress on the topic. He knows a thing or two about the ER environment. The emergency room offers a window into society’s deepest issues, heroin addiction, end of life choices as well as observations from his experiences. Profeta knows that we have ...

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InFocus Sports Training Helping Athletes Reach Full Potential

Writer  /  Matt Keating Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer The staff at InFocus Sports Training LLC firmly believe in their message of “cultivating athletic excellence” as its foundation. InFocus Sports Training, located in The Sparta Training Academy, 10080 E. 121st Street, Fishers, Ind., specializes in football training for athletes of all levels and ages, from NFL players to elementary school kids. “We really want people to come in here and be the best they can be,” says Levar Johnson, Director of Football Operations and Quarterbacks. “We love seeing people gain more confidence and improve themselves.” InFocus offers quarterback training, speed and ...

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Oasis Outdoor Living & Landscapes: Creating Your Outdoor Getaway

Writer  /  Suzanne Huntzinger For the past 11 years, owner Rob Delaby and his staff have been creating luxurious outdoor living spaces for their customers. Since he bought the Fishers/Fortville area business, formerly known as Shane’s, Delaby’s vision has been to change the name of the business to reflect who they really are and what they really do. As of May 2017, the business is now called Oasis Outdoor Living and Landscapes. “The new name truly represents our commitment to creating stunning outdoor living spaces for Central Indiana,” Delaby says. “We want to give our customers an outdoor oasis.” Oasis ...

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