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Missing Skills University

Preparing Young Leaders for Their Future Your children graduate from school and are ready to join the workforce, or are they? Missing Skills University has a passion for preparing young people for “what’s next” in life. The Fishers-based Missing Skills U was started by Todd and Mary Troup with the idea of preparing tomorrow’s leaders with real-life tips and experience of what the workforce will be like. “Todd and I have made our own career blunders and had to learn the hard way to navigate the business waters to gain a certain level of job success and satisfaction,” Mary says. ...

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Business Spotlight: Celebrity Style Salon & Spa

Celebrity Style Salon & Spa Brings Hollywood’s Glitz & Glam to Fishers Writer  /  Christy Heitger-Ewing Photographer / Brian Brosmer Rachel Rose, owner of Celebrity Style Salon and Spa, has been a beauty enthusiast ever since she was a little girl, doing her friends’ hair and makeup. “I’ve always loved making others feel good about themselves,” Rose says. “It makes my day to give someone the joy of feeling beautiful.” Rose, who has been in the beauty industry for nine years, was thrilled in July to open her own full-service hair salon and spa that offers clients a unique experience ...

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ClearObject: Forward Thinking

Fishers-Based IoT Company Has Vision for the Future Writer  /  Kara Kavensky Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer “Forward thinking” only begins to describe ClearObject and clearly defines its leadership. In a world of smart devices, connectivity between these devices is the next logical step. The “Internet of Things” is defined as “the interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data.” We may not be fully aware that we are surrounded by this in our daily lives. This may apply to your alarm system for a home or car, a remote that ...

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Well Adjusted

Fishers Doctor Serves as Indy Eleven Team Chiropractor Writer  /  Jon Shoulders Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer For Nathan Ziegler, a career in chiropractics and sports rehab was, in many ways, in the cards from an early age. Ziegler, an Arkansas native, grew up observing the fulfillment his father and two uncles received as chiropractors, and as an avid sports fan, he contemplated a similar professional path before graduating from high school. “I’ve always been interested in health and wellness,” Ziegler says. “My dad was the team chiropractor for my high school, and he would adjust the players on the sidelines ...

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Fair Everly

Online boutique has style for every fashionista Writer / Suzanne Huntzinger Photographer / Jamie Sangar There’s a new online style hotspot that’s catching the eye of fashionistas everywhere. Going live on May 30 this year, Fair Everly Boutique is already enjoying steady sales. With dozens of fabulous frocks, trendy tops, spunky slacks, shoes, accessories and more, you’ll find the perfect outfit to fit your style. Online sales are hot these days, so it makes sense that owner Jodi Shannahan chose to open her boutique online. Although there are some who object to online clothes shopping saying they prefer to try ...

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Fishers Appoints Lisa Bradford as New Controller

Mayor Scott Fadness appointed Lisa Bradford as new Fishers City Controller. Bradford served under former controller Oscar Gutierrez since Fishers’ transition from a town to a city in January 2015. She brings a wealth of experience and a proposal to transform the department. “Lisa has a real passion for progressing the Controller’s office as well as this organization,” Fadness says. “Lisa has already started assuming her new role, and we’re excited to see what she can accomplish.” A Pendleton High School graduate, Bradford completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Management in 2003 at Purdue University. Shortly thereafter she also ...

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8 Back-to-School Tips For Parents

Being a first and second grade teacher for many years, a parent, and now a pre-school teacher, owner and Director of Education, I have seen firsthand how important it is to provide a consistent, organized and healthy routine for our children. Switching from summer to school schedule can be stressful for families. Although it isn’t easy to start setting the alarm and waking your children earlier than the relaxing hours of summer, we know that all children thrive on consistency. Having a regular routine, consistent bedtimes and preparing for the next school day helps your child get ready and have ...

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A Renaissance of a Geist Estate

Old Durham Mansion is Back on the Market Writer  /  Kara Kavensky Photographer  /  Jamie Sangar A house isn’t a home until its owners make it their own. This is what John and Kara Gurchiek have done with their Geist estate. Since it was built in 1990, their estate has experienced additions and changes, only to fall into severe disrepair over the last decade. With buying the property as an investment, the Gurchiek’s decided to place extensive TLC into the estate, creating a warm, family-focused home for themselves and their children in the process. It is now on the market ...

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Game On! Stratamax Games Founder Talks Shifts in the Gaming Industry

Writer  /  Suzanne Huntzinger Photographer  /  Jamie Sangar Get into your closet and pull out your Trivial Pursuit, Monopoly, Dungeons and Dragons and Battleship. “It’s the golden age of gaming,” says Max Michael of Stratamax Games. But Michael doesn’t mean video games. In a surprising twist that points to the need for more human interaction, the trend for the 20 something to 40 something age range is toward playing board games and card games. While no one is telling moms and dads globally to start expecting to see their children abandon their Xbox and online games, Michael says there is ...

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Hike For Hope

Fishers Resident Hikes Appalachian Trail to Raise Mental Health Awareness Writer  /  Lynda Hedberg Thies Each year in this country one million people commit suicide. Sadly, suicide remains the second-leading cause of death for Hoosier teens and young adults in 2014 and 2015, according to the Indiana Youth Institute. Roughly 75 percent of teen deaths by suicide involve teens that suffer from depression. Depression is a treatable disease. Yet there is still not enough awareness about suicide or prevention. That was enough for one Fishers resident to decide that he wanted to make a difference. Derick Walsh decided to combine his ...

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