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Immersed with Scott Jones

Writer / Kara Reibel Studying someone’s process of how they achieve success can only help others. Scott Jones generously shares his methodic approach of how he tackles challenges and projects through immersion. One can only imagine how proud Scott Jones’ parents were to find out that their son was hired on as a research scientist at MIT’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, only to discover that after spending six years at IU, including summers, he had not yet earned a degree. A mere technicality of one economics course and a language requirement was needed for Jones to move to Boston. The econ ...

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The Venture of a Lifetime

IU Kelley School professors extend their passion beyond the classroom Writer / Kara Reibel What do two high-energy individuals who are passionate about their work consider fun: investing in startups, consulting with business owners, mentoring, holding Board positions, supporting charitable organizations, traveling and train for triathlons. Todd Saxton is an associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship for the IU Kelley School of Business. He is also the 2015 president of board of directors for the Venture Club of Indiana and Indiana Venture Faculty Fellow. Kim Saxton is a clinical associate professor of marketing at the Kelley school, leads Lean In ...

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25th Annual Greenwood Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

Writer / Dann Veldkamp . Photos / Provided A longstanding tradition continues 8 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at Jonathan Byrd’s cafeteria. For the 25th consecutive year, the Christian Business Men’s Association will host the Greenwood Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast. “On behalf of all the men of Greenwood Christian Business Men’s Connection it has been an honor to host the annual Greenwood Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast to the Greenwood business and community leaders,” CBMC member Bruce Richardson said. “We have had 24 previous speakers including Gov. Mike Pence and Elizabeth Dole, with the first speaker being Colonel Nimrod McNair in 1990. We have ...

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I-69 Informational Meeting

I-69 Indiana, Johnson County

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will host a public meeting regarding I-69 Section 6 (Martinsville to Indianapolis) on Monday, February 23, 2015 at Center Grove High School, 2717 S. Morgantown Rd. in Greenwood. Doors will open for both meetings at 5:30 p.m. with an open house session, followed by a formal presentation and public comment session in the high-school auditorium at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will provide information about the scope of the second phase (Tier 2) of a two-part environmental-impact study that began in 1999 to determine a selected route for I-69 Section 6. The second phase, required ...

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Cards from the Heart

Writer  /  Nancy Craig  . Photographer  /  Forrest Mellott Perhaps the only time you made your own cards was in grade school for Valentine’s Day. Meet Marlene Clark, card crafter extraordinaire, and be inspired to create a really special Valentine. Marlene started her card crafting hobby in 1998. Over the years, she has accumulated products and equipment unique to the card making process. She keeps it in her extremely well-organized craft room. Marlene loves to share her craft with friends and especially her granddaughters. She likes the way her granddaughters just jump in and create cards their own way. Marlene ...

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Love for the Ages: The Paprockis

Valentine’s Day. A day to celebrate romantic love with cards, flowers, chocolates and other gifts. A day of expressing “young love.” Finding just the right gift, to send just the right message. Hoping that the focus of your affection will remember you or accept your token of love. But what happens when it all goes as planned and the one you love loves you? What happens after the courtship, if I may use such an antiquated word, after your together life begins? After the plans change and the hot coals of romance, become the glowing embers that keep you warm? ...

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Greenwood Health Kick – The “Fountain of Youth” Flows with Chocolate

Writer / Alicia Wettrick If Ponce De Leon were alive today, his search for the “fountain of youth” would end at the social gather around the table top, plug-in chocolate fountain. The notion that chocolate can promote health and youthfulness is not a modern idea. Back in the 1570s the cacao beans and cocoa started gaining popularity as a medication and aphrodisiac. The first health benefits were published in 1653, praising chocolate as a great stimulate for the spleen and digestive system. Today several research publications regarding the health benefits of chocolate continue to “sweetened the pot” for the healthy ...

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Greenwood Trail System — Don’t Wait for the Future

Writer  /  Debbie Robertson  .  Photographer  /  James Eichman Living in Johnson County – no matter what level of fitness you find yourself – getting your exercise “fix” means that you have to stay within your neighborhood, take a chance on the county roads or hopefully stay motivated while driving to the gym. However, thanks to clear vision, careful planning and creative fundraising, the city of Greenwood has its own trail system that one day may compete with the big dog up north, the Monon Trail. With a meager beginning as neighborhood corridor, the Greenwood Trail and Greenway Master Plan ...

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Making Cents: Does Your Account Still Fit Your Needs?

Writer  /  Kate Rhoten Change, it is inevitable. Either we are the change agent or something else is making us change. There are events or things we need to do that we put on the calendar or tie to other activities. I am sure most of us with school-age children have spring break on our calendars (especially after last winter). How many of you change your batteries in your smoke detectors when you change your clocks for daylight savings time? What about reviewing your bank accounts? I am not referring to whether or not your account balanced; I do hope ...

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Scotty’s Brewhouse Uses Localstake to Find Local Investors

Writer  /  Bethann Buddenbaum Being an active community participant is nothing new to Scotty’s Brewhouse. So it makes sense that the local restaurant chain chose to involve the community when it decided to update its 96th Street location. Scotty’s Brewhouse is currently running a social crowdfunding campaign with the hopes of raising $750,000 from Hoosier donors. This investment will allow Scotty’s to remodel its Northside restaurant, pay back a current debt at a lower rate and involve the community in the company’s growth. Since Scotty’s Brewhouse on 96th Street was opened in 2006, the company feels that it’s now time ...

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