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Bill Hampton Gets Hall of Fame Call

Former Crispus Attucks guard will be inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Writer  /  Dan Wakefield Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer Here are two women who grew up in Indianapolis talking about their father: Tanya: “He’s a lot of fun. We danced, and we still dance! When I come back to Indy we put on Marvin Gaye and Al Green and we dance. Here, he was an athlete and he had two girls who are very girly – not the athletic type. He has a good, kind heart. We were spoiled.” Tina:  “Our dad just adored us. He was ...

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Moms Who Code

Writer / Kara Kavensky The courses offered through Eleven Fifty Academy, a nonprofit coding school based out of Launch Fishers, attract students of all ages, including moms Angie Washburn and Deon Seifert. Angie Washburn stayed at home for 15 years raising her children. She holds degrees in business and respiratory therapy. One of her first jobs out of college was working with a software development company, and she loved it. Angie has rediscovered her love of coding through taking a .Net course through Eleven Fifty Academy. “I was researching additional programming classes and schools and discovered Eleven Fifty Academy,” recalls ...

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Interns to Orphans: Jeff Papa’s Mission to Mentor

Writer / Kara Kavensky Photographer / Brian Brosmer While planting trees in Jeff Papa’s front yard in 2003, Jeff and Steve Wolff discussed how privileged they were to be where they are in their current positions and how far they had come. They admired the work of those around them, such as Barnes & Thornburg partner Bob Grand with his support of Little Red Door. Jeff and Steve were thinking out loud, exploring ideas for their own philanthropic impact. At that time, Jeff was a senior associate attorney with Barnes & Thornburg and Steve was one of Jeff’s interns. While ...

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Designing Her Own Success

Jeryl Mitsch Leads a Team of World Class Interior Designers Writer / Kara Kavensky Photographers / Anne Buskirk & Andrew Kung The recent recipient of the National Association of Women Business Owner’s (NAWBO) 2016 Woman Business Owner of the Year, Jeryl Mitsch started her business with determination and sheer will more than 25 years ago. “Larry had a lot to do with it,” shares Jeryl, of her husband’s encouragement to open Mitsch Design, “He helped guide me along the initial process.” With little to no background in business, Jeryl considered herself solely a creative interior designer. However, with Larry’s support, ...

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Zionsville Chamber to Move into New Town Hall Building

This fall the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce will be closer to the Town of Zionsville. Literally. When the new Town Hall opens this year, the Zionsville Chamber will move their offices, currently located on Elm Street, into the second floor of the building. The future 1,125-square-foot Chamber space will include a welcome area, work stations and dedicated offices for Executive Director Tracy Phillips, Director of Member Services Diana Schultz and one other employee. The space will also include a conference room and a work room. By relocating into Town Hall, the Chamber will be able to utilize various conference rooms ...

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Fallen Tree in Starkey Park Closes Trail

Early Thursday morning, Zionsville Park Department crews found a fallen oak tree in Starkey Park that permanently damaged parts of one of the trails. Park users will not be able to access Trail SP-1 from the Starkey Park parking lot to the trails intersection at Trail SP-2 until at least the end of spring. The oak tree, which was six feet in diameter at its base and four feet in diameter at chest height, fell onto the pedestrian boardwalk on SP-1. The boardwalk, originally constructed by an Eagle Scout project, is permanently damaged. Up to 10 feet of the base ...

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XCEL Fit Club

Writer / Lisa Mitchell One of the primary reasons people say they don’t work out is lack of time. The other is lack of support. XCEL Fit Club eliminates both of those excuses by offering 24/7 access to its facility and a supportive personal training staff who develops customized and effective fitness and nutrition programs to help you reach your goals. Problem solved! XCEL Fit Club offers clients a variety of ways to include fitness and nutrition guidance in their daily routine and helps people focus on wellness. The facility offers customized personal training services with a highly educated personal ...

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Lids Sports Group Welcomes Zionsville as its New Home

Writer / Stephanie Duncan Lids Sports Group’s new office in Zionsville feels more like the ultimate sports getaway than a traditional office.  With a giant sports ticker in the main lobby, a state-of-the-art social media command center and ESPN playing on flat screens throughout the building 24/7, it’s easy to forget that people come here for work. And people do work. Lids Sport Group’s new building allows employees to keep up with the latest sports trends and respond to changes in real time, and they have fun while doing it. “I, personally, love all of the references to sport,” said ...

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Centier Bank Opens Community Focused Family Business

As a family-owned bank since 1895, Centier Bank stands firmly behind its promise, pledging to the families, businesses, and communities of Indiana that it will continue to preserve independent, hometown banking in Indiana for generations to come. The foundation for this legacy in Indiana business began in Northwest Indiana, when Henry Schrage opened the Bank of Whiting.  One of Lake County’s pioneers, Henry was Whiting’s first postmaster and was instrumental in building much of Northwest Indiana’s economic development.  Henry conducted business during a time of settlement in Whiting, when streets did not exist, cars did not exist, and it took ...

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Susana Suarez: Zionsville Town Council President

Writer / Kara Kavensky Photographer / Amy Unger Susana Suarez has been fascinated by politics since she was very young. She would spend her mornings reading the paper at her family’s kitchen table in Mexico City, exchanging sections with her father. Depending on the issue, she would follow up with a letter to the current sitting President of the United States. Born and raised in Mexico City, Susana and her family moved to Shaker Heights, Ohio, just outside of Cleveland, when she was 15. She graduated from Ohio State University where she became a member of the OSU Republicans and ...

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