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Speaking Easy With Danielle McDowell

Writer  /  Kara Kavensky Reibel Photographer  /  Stephanie Duncan Danielle McDowell, entrepreneur and Executive Director of The Speak Easy, opens up about family, her entrepreneurial success and running Indiana’s first co-working space. After graduating from Notre Dame with a degree in business administration and marketing, McDowell moved to Indianapolis where she met her husband, Jonathan McDowell, Park Tudor Summer School Director and golf coach. The couple has two young children. McDowell was the 11th employee to join Scott Jones’ company, ChaCha, where she worked for three years on the marketing team during the early inception phase. After leaving ChaCha, McDowell ...

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Carmel Artmobilia: Carmel’s Celebration of the Art in Automotive

Each year, this unique event features a distinct gathering of recognized artists, collector cars and automotive enthusiasts, showcased on the streets of the Carmel Arts & Design District. With more than 400 enthusiast and collector cars on the streets of Carmel, the Artomobilia boasts one of the most eclectic gatherings of original, period-correct cars, including Supercar, Exotic, Sports Car, Classics, Racers, Historically Preserved, Indiana Built and Sedan/Coupe, and will be featuring two new classes, Antique Trucks and Restomods. Each year, the Artomobilia highlights a selection of automotive anomalies that are as interesting as they are distinct. In past years, this ...

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Tuning In Indiana

Here are some local, Indiana based podcasts that talk about everything from local news to design Writer / Demi Lawrence Larry in Fishers Larry Lannan, founder of his own podcast LarryInFishers, has been delivering news to Fishers residents since 2012. He releases audio podcasts weekly, but he updates his website with Fishers news and columns daily. Writing for many different publications before, Larry is an award-winning journalist with experience in government service. Larry has two main subject matters on which he does podcasts: Arts & Fishers Podcasts as well as Tax Podcasts. He does other podcasts, but on his website LarryinFishers.com, ...

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Garden Party Botanical Hard Soda

Writer  /  Kara Kavensky Reibel} Photography provided Garden Party Botanical Hard Soda is the latest beverage venture by Indianapolis entrepreneur Erin Edds. A native of Zionsville, Erin grew up around the restaurant and catering business, first helping her mom’s catering business, and later as Erin worked in various roles throughout the restaurant industry. Erin’s first venture was Country Mouse, City Mouse which she started with her sister, Katy Williams in 2008. They sold artisan dips and spreads at local farmers markets, and select local retailers including Whole Foods. In 2010,  after receiving a call from an event planner in New York City ...

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Thank you, Travis DiNicola

Writer / Dan Wakefield When I first moved back to Indianapolis in November 2011, the Borders bookstore downtown was closed and empty. Walking by it was like walking by a ghost – maybe The Ghost of Christmas Past. I felt like a city without a bookstore in its vital center was like a city without a soul. It seemed especially sad for Indianapolis, capital of a state known for its tradition of literary riches – names that enhance Indiana history like Lew Wallace, Jean Stratton Porter, Tarkington, Riley, Janet Flanner, Lockridge, Vonnegut, all the way to John Green. The following ...

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It’s a New Day at Direct Buy: Membership is Now Affordable For Everyone

What if you could shop directly from over 700 of the world’s best brand name manufacturers with a savings guarantee? What if someone made these great prices and this vast selection of products incredibly convenient? It would sound too good to be true. That and much more is what DirectBuy has offered its clients for years. However, recently they made this all available at a remarkably affordable price. For those not familiar with DirectBuy, it’s a savings club that utilizes the buying power of its members to negotiate with manufacturers great prices on top brands for your home and lifestyle. ...

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Indianapolis Dentist Learning New Dental Implant Techniques

Bright Side Dental recognizes Dr. Matthew Mullally for his tireless pursuit of giving his patients the best, most effective treatment possible. Never one to shy away from an opportunity to learn a new dental method or technology, Dr. Mullally is pursuing a special certification from the Engel Institute, a mentoring program known for training dentists in the most advanced implant surgical techniques. When Dr. Mullally completes the course, he will be even more uniquely qualified to give his Indianapolis patients the best care possible in the field of dental implants. And you can bet that he will impart his newfound ...

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Christie Thrasher Rudd: Innovative Indiana Hoosier

Writer  /  Jennifer Magley  .  Photography provided A staple within the fitness community, an innovator, a motivator and ambassador of health Christie Thrasher-Rudd is an icon among Indiana Hoosiers. With more than 25 years of professional experience in personal training, aerobics, Pilates, unique ball and barre sculpt workouts she is the creator behind the popular patented Cardio Resistance Trainer™ (CRT™). Yet despite, her numerous appearances in national publications such as Shape magazine and her countless awards both local and national, she is most known for her heart.  “My purpose in fitness is to help others learn the correct technique for ...

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Bright Ideas in Broad Ripple

Writer & Photgrapher  /  Stephanie Duncan Chances are if you’ve lived in Broad Ripple for a while and walked north along the Monon Trail, you’ve probably seen the Bright Ideas in Broad Ripple building. Its big red awning with the Bright Ideas logo is hard to miss in the mostly residential neighborhood. The CEO Beverly “Bev” Middaugh and her son wouldn’t have it any other way.  This unique local business serves at least 1,000 suppliers with nearly 250,000 quality customizable products. With easy access from the Monon Trail and plenty of space with a huge showroom, they have all the ...

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Hotel Tango Whiskey, Bravo!

Owners Travis and Hilary Barnes Discuss Whiskey, Law School and Aviation Writer  /  Kara Kavensky Reibel Photographer  /  Amy Unger Hotel Tango is the first artisan distillery in Indianapolis, located along Virginia Avenue in Fletcher Place. It’s also the first craft distillery that is service-disabled veteran-owned in the United States, and they have several employees with military experience. The name is derived from the International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet, commonly known as the NATO phonetic alphabet, honoring Hilary and Travis Barnes’ first names. “Each of our liquors is named using the military alphabet, and ‘whiskey’ is the word for W, so that name ...

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