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Keep It Local

Noblesville’s Small Business Saturday Initiative Unites the Community Writer/ Christy Heitger-Ewing Photographer / Brian Brosmer Small Business Saturday, a national initiative created through American Express, was launched seven years ago as a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday to encourage holiday shoppers to give their business to local brick and mortar merchants. In Noblesville, Small Business Saturday is hosted by Noblesville Main Street, a stand-alone 501c3 whose focus is to provide positive community experiences by connecting members of the community in organic ways. “We’re here for the good of downtown. We’re advocates for downtown,” says Chris Owens, CEO of ...

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Avon Farmers Market Is Back

Writer  /  Christy Heitger-Ewing The Avon Farmer’s Market has kicked off again. Every Tuesday, from June through September, between 4 to 7 p.m., local vendors congregate in the south parking lot of the Avon Hendricks Regional Health Building off of US Hwy 36 to sell fresh produce, baked goods and unique handcrafted items. Tuwanna Roberson, owner of Louise’s Sweets, has been a vendor at the market for three years, selling marshmallow pops, bubblegum necklaces, gourmet flavored Oreos and caramel and chocolate-covered pretzel rods. “I started this business full-time in 2013 and always enjoy being out at the market, interacting with ...

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The Village Tap Room

Writer and Photographer / Kara Reibel The Village Tap Room is raising the bar on service and quality of food and beverages along the strip. Owner Carey Domres and General Manager Dina Randall both have roots in the area and are committed to revitalizing a place close to their hearts and home. Domres and Randall heavily invested in the remodel, giving their bar a much-needed facelift. “We bought the location last summer and invested in cleaning the place top to bottom,” says Randall. “We’ve completely remodeled.” The Village Tap Room earns its name by rotating 24 local Indiana Craft Beers. ...

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Walmart Commercial Shot at Mama Bear’s

Writer  /  Christy Watson What’s a budding young actress burnt out on the pursuit of the big Hollywood dream to do upon returning back home to Indiana? Why not start a YouTube VLOG of course? Also known as a Video Blog, it is the newest medium for reaching a market of well, basically anyone who comes across it on YouTube. Gabrielle Flowers-Rader and her husband Chad Rader have turned the fresh and young YouTube Vlogging concept into “GabeBabeTV” and what is now their sole career. The couple who both graduated in 2000 from North Central High School as strangers began ...

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Last Minute Local Gifts

If you are known for waiting until the day before Christmas to buy gifts, you may be in luck! There’s some great stores right here in our own community for perfect last-minute gifts! Happy Shopping! Delaney’s Shoppe 11715 Fox Road, Geist Delaney’s offers fun and fashionable clothing and hand-made jewelry, but the retro Hoosier signs ($15) are a perfect gift. The “Home Sweet Home Indiana” sign may be just what the Hoosier on your list needs. AH Collection 3185 Harrell Parkway, Noblesville You will always find stylish clothing and jewelry at AH Collection, located in Hamilton Town Center. But on ...

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eCommerce Company Eyes Growth

Writer & Photographer  /  Rick Ramirez New products! Homegrown talent! You might have heard by now that the big warehouse to the north of Sam’s Club on Emerson ships sunglasses and reading glasses to online customers. Governors Pence and Daniels certainly took notice of One Click Ventures, as the company is poised to bring hundreds of jobs to the area. While I was eager to hear more about their business, I also wanted to learn how the couple who started it became so successful, so fast. Randy and Angie Stocklin are homegrown Hoosiers. Randy grew up in Shelbyville and became ...

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A “Whole” Lot of Controversy

Writer / Lynda Hedberg Thies The contentious battle of the site formerly known as the Shell Gas Station located at 64th and College Avenue has been depicted in recent months as a sort of David and Goliath battle between the 44-year-old Good Earth Natural Foods store and Whole Foods. But when I sat down with Good Earth owner Rudy Nehrling, I learned that while his concern was having the store located in his back yard, that was simply the reason he became involved in the conversation. The grassroots effort he spearheaded to “Keep Broad Ripple Local” is not against new ...

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