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A Step Forward

IU Health Saxony seeks to improve knee replacement outcomes with new gait laboratory Writer / Jon Shoulders Dr. R. Michael Meneghini, director of orthopedics and joint replacement at IU Health Saxony Hospital in Fishers, says the completion of the hospital’s new Kinematics Gait Laboratory represents a substantial step in the right direction toward improving the quality and effectiveness of knee replacement surgery – not only for local patients, but also throughout the world. “Kinematics is a fancy word for how the knee moves, and its normal and abnormal motions,” Meneghini says. “We’re going to watch people walk, and how their ...

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Good Things in Store

IKEA Fishers Opens Its Doors October 11 Writer / Jon Shoulders Photographer / Jamie Sangar Representatives from the new IKEA home furnishings retail store in Fishers will be getting out their celebratory saw on Wednesday, October 11 when the store officially opens to the public at 9 a.m. Yes, a saw – you read that correctly. In lieu of a traditional ribbon cutting, Sweden-based IKEA commemorates each new store opening with an official log-sawing ceremony. “Under Swedish custom, sawing a log helps bring good luck to a new home and its future guests,” explains Joseph Roth, IKEA public affairs manager ...

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The Gratitude Boutique Opens at the Lantern Crossing Center

Writer  /  Lynda Hedberg Thies Photographer  /  Jamie Sangar Proprietor Lisa Olson knew at a very young age that her destiny was to own and run her own boutique. Throughout most of her career Olson worked in a variety of retail organizations in a variety of positions until she switched to the mortgage industry. The idea to own and run her own boutique was always in the back of her mind, but she was just waiting to find the right business partner. Ironically, a return to part-time retail work would not only introduce her future business partner but solidify her ...

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Business Spotlight: Fishers Direct Family Care

A Unique, Affordable, Efficient Way to Visit the Doctor Writer / Christy Heitger-Ewing Photographer / Brian Brosmer Born and raised in Fishers, Dr. Risheet Patel attended Hamilton Southeastern High School before heading to New York to pursue medical school. Ten years ago, he moved back to the area to work for a large hospital network. In doing so, he witnessed some inefficiencies in care, prompting him to open Fishers Direct Family Care, a Direct Primary Care family medical office, in May 2017. “We do things a bit differently here,” Patel says. “Instead of charging for individual visits, in-office testing, and ...

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Lights, Camera, Action!

Young Filmmakers Camp Coming Oct. 16-20 Writer / Kara Kavensky The concept behind Darye and Dija Henry naming their creative company “The Blue House”, came from the fact that their first home was, well, blue. Their basement was a creative space for artist expression that included music and other forms related to art. Darye, CTO of DeveloperTown Starts, grew up with a music studio of sorts in his mother’s house, so having a similar space for artistic passions, such as acting, art, music and film, seemed natural to share with their own children. Dija, author of “I Dare You Not ...

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Talking Faith

New Fishers bible study brings women together for discussions on faith Writer / Suzanne Huntzinger You don’t have to be a bible scholar to join the Bible Study for Women of Fishers. The group’s first meeting was held September 14. Led by author Sherrie Eldridge, the bible study will meet every Thursday at the Kroger at 116th and Cumberland Road in the upper level from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Women of all denominations are welcome to come and join in friendship and camaraderie as the group explores What’s Special About Jesus. Ladies are not required to bring your bibles. ...

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Let’s Play

FHS student runs successful NBA YouTube channel Writer / Matt Keating Photographer / Brian Brosmer Austin Buckley runs such a popular NBA YouTube channel, he has amassed a staggering 164,000 subscribers. Buckley, known for his CSB channel’s content, has garnered a large following for his series of NBA 2K “Let’s Play” videos. He gives advice on how to build a better team. Buckley started his YouTube Channel on Nov. 6, 2013. “I knew a lot of people that were playing the same NBA video games that I was,” Buckley says. “I wanted to make my videos to entertain people, and it just got bigger and bigger.” Buckley, a 2017 Fishers High School graduate, has also amassed ...

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Meet the Crew

Crew Carwash delivers dynamic customer service, one wash at a time Writer / Christy Heitger-Ewing Photographer / Brian Brosmer In 1948, brothers Joe and Ed Dahm started Mike’s Minit Man, Indiana’s first automated carwash and one of only 18 in operation in the U.S. Located in Ft. Wayne, it was initially a full-service carwash, which included both interior and exterior care. “Back then they would attach a chain to the vehicle and pull it through the wash on a conveyor, then hand-scrub it,” says Sally Dahm Grant, Joe’s granddaughter and current Executive Vice President of the company. Through the years, ...

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Fishers Running Club

Come for the Cardio, Stay for the Community Writer / Suzanne Huntzinger Photographer / Jamie Sangar No more putting off getting back in the exercise routine. Fishers Running Club President, Scott Fussell, and all in his group invite you to join their running community. Fishers Running Club is new to the community. Fussell kicked off the group’s first community run/walk back on January 21. “People were starting to train for the Geist Half, so this was the perfect launch point for the club to grow awareness, provide training support and build our community,” Fussell says. Since then, their membership has grown ...

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From Car Washes to Fuzic Media

Prime Car Wash CEO Launches Marketing Company Writer  /  Kara Kavensky Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer The Prime Car Wash’s concept of a high-end country club feel, was Brent Oakley’s wife, Carlie’s idea. “She felt car washes didn’t need to be so automotive,” Brent says. “They should be built for women and professionals where people could multi task and feel like they were at a cafe. She always had people in her car, and the last thing she wanted to do was to vacuum out her car in the middle of winter.” So Brent, along with his two partners, built a car wash designed for business professionals with women ...

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