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Business Spotlight: Fit Chicks!

A Complete Weight Loss Program That Works For You   Writer  /  Lisa Mitchell .  Photos Provided Imagine being able to live at your highest level of well-being. To be physically strong, nutritionally sound and spiritually fed allows a woman to thrive and perform at her best for everyone in her life that is counting on her. That is what Coach Roz Harris and her team offer women at Fit Chicks! Fit Chicks fitness studio is celebrating four years of helping women in Fishers go from frustrated and confused about how to get their fitness and nutrition on track to having ...

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Business Spotlight: Becker Landscape

Writer  /  Janelle Morrison Photographers  /  Kevin Foster & Lori Koppold Becker Landscape, a family-owned business, began reshaping the greater metropolitan’s landscapes in 1976. The company, founded by John C. Becker and his five sons, started out of the family’s garage. Today, the founder’s son Larry Becker oversees the daily operations and has grown the family’s business to where it employs as many as 240 during their busy season. Becker graduated from Purdue with a degree in Landscape Management and Design. Afterwards, Becker continued to work for his father and now presides as president and CEO. Both of his daughters ...

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Business Spotlight: Kentwood Office Furniture

Writer  /  Kara Reibel Photographer  /  Kara Reibel; provided What makes Kentwood Office Furniture unique is the options available to their clients. Kentwood provides one-stop shopping for residential and businesses with their selection of new, remanufactured and used office furniture options and services. “What makes us stand out is that we are the only company in Indiana that can combine high quality, value oriented product, remanufactured and used product to help clients meet tighter budgets,” says Kentwood President Bob Koehne. “Other retailers will try to sell you all new, or all used, but we can blend the three together to ...

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Fishers’ Zach Eaton

Writer  /  Mark Morrow What do Fishers High School two-sport standout Zach Eaton and current NBA star Mike Conley have in common? Quite a lot as high school players, according to Fishers coach Joe Leonard who coached Conley — now a starting guard point guard for the NBA Memphis Grizzlies — when he played at Lawrence North. “I’m not comparing Zach with Conley necessarily in terms of statistics or talent, so much as I am in Zach simply being such a tremendous leader,” the coach said this season. “Conley was a great leader….But I’ll tell you, though, Zach is really ...

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Fishers Tackles Mental Health

Writer  /  Suzanne Huntzinger As Hamilton Southeastern Schools and the Peyton Riekhof Foundation for Youth Hope prepares to put on its third annual Mental Health Awareness and Education Program, they have a renewed focus and energy. Powered by a newly formed Fishers Mental Health Task Force, the Fishers community has a potent weapon in the fight to end suicides. After riding with police officers one day, Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness asked law enforcement officials what they felt was the biggest challenge or problem they faced. The number one recurring issue was figuring out how to have the resources to serve ...

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Creatives Darye & Dija Henry: Fulfilling Their Lives By Pursuing Their Interests

Writer  /  Kara Reibel Photos Provided Darye and Dija Henry follow their hearts, dreams and passions. This dynamic couple understands that, at their core, they are creative beings. When they met at Purdue, Darye played guitar and piano while majoring in computer science. Dija started as an engineering major. “I was auditioning for plays in the evening and realized I was conflicted with my career path,” shares Dija. She changed her majors to theater and kinesiology which made sense after 10 years of gymnastics and athletic training. Dija also earned an accidental minor in English. The two married shortly after ...

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Wine, Women & Shoes

A day of women, wine and shoes…A weekend of food for children Writer  /  Janelle Morrison Photographer  /  JJ Kaplan In the words of the iconic Marilyn Monroe, “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” In the case of some dedicated local women fundraisers, “Give them the right shoes, and they can conquer a worthy cause.” In previous years, the Women, Wine & Shoes event has been the toast of the town when it comes to feeding chronically hungry children through Gleaners BackSacks Weekend Food for Kids program. Last year’s fundraiser hosted 400 guests, targeting ...

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Eric Wickens, Official Voice of the Indy Fuel

Writer / Kara Reibel Photography provided Listening to the National Anthem is standard procedure at games, regardless of the sport. For hockey, who sings this is as important and as heartfelt as the mascot and the team itself. For the Indy Fuel, they selected Purdue Glee Club alum Eric Wickens as their Official Voice of the National Anthem. Wickens has been singing for most of his life. His vocal career started with his grade school choir, then on to the Purdue Glee Club. As an adult, he has worked with Community Civic Theater and eventually auditioned with the Indianapolis Opera. ...

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HSE’s Janet Chandler Receives Sagamore of the Wabash Award

After more than 35 years of teaching at Hamilton Southeastern High School, along with over a decade of playing a key role in the school’s top-ranked We the People team, Janet Chandler was awarded with the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash award during the annual We the People team dinner Feb. 21. “I was shocked as I had never ever thought I would be recognized in that way,” said Chandler. The award is the highest that can be bestowed by the governor, and was given to her by former student and local Indiana State Representative Todd Huston. Previous recipients include ...

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Gender Reveal Parties

Writer  /  Eghe Lenze There’s an exciting new trend among expecting families called gender reveal parties. If you’re asking yourself, “What’s a gender reveal party?” then you either don’t know anyone who’s expecting, you aren’t expecting or you live under a rock. A gender reveal party is a party to find out the gender of an expecting couple’s baby. Generally, gender reveal parties lie somewhere between the pregnancy announcement and the baby shower. Thanks to social media, this trend is exploding with some good and bad reviews, but it’s a trend that is not going anywhere any time soon. Who ...

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