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AT&T President Bill Soards on Innovation


Writer  /  Kara Reibel Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer Entering the office of Indiana’s President of AT&T is a step back in time to the days of Mad Men. The woodwork and furnishings are of a different era. Yet regardless of the resurgence in popularity of mid-century furniture and design aesthetic, the offices are being updated to reflect a change in the times. As President of AT&T, Bill Soards brings a unique element of youth and energy to his position. Progressive and forward thinking, his leadership comes at a critical time. While all of his predecessors have looked toward the horizon, ...

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Memories of a Lifetime: Talent Search Kicks Off For 54th Circle of Lights


Writer  /  Tonja Talley Photography  provided Magic and excitement will again permeate the air around Monument Circle during one of Central Indiana’s most treasured holiday traditions – the Circle of Lights®. Presented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) #481, the 54th Circle of Lights® will kick off the holiday season, starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 25. The celebration will include acts from around Central Indiana, a performance from the cast of the 2016 Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s “IPL Yuletide Celebration” and a visit by the big guy himself – Santa Claus. The evening will culminate with the ...

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Boone County Goes Blue


Writer / Janelle Morrison Every man and woman that puts on a uniform representing his or her police department, public safety agency or branch of military is somebody’s someone. They are sons, daughters, husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, fathers or mothers. They have hopes, dreams and fears just like everyone else. What makes these individuals particularly unique is that they are willing to risk their lives on a daily basis for someone that they may never meet. They laugh, shed tears and yes, they can even be wounded and die. As a community, we rely on these brave men and women ...

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“He, Plus Art, Equals Heart”


An Exhibition of the Iconic Peter Max Writer / Janelle Morrison An incredibly rare and remarkable event is about to unfold in historic downtown Zionsville. This October 7-9, CV Art and Frame is hosting the iconic artist Peter Max and an exhibition of some of his brilliant works of art. “It is an overwhelming honor to have Peter Max come here to our gallery,” expressed Barbara Jennings, owner of CV Art and Frame. “To be able to host and share this genuine gentleman and his love and happiness with all of our community is an incredible opportunity. He truly is ...

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Quest to Visit America’s Treasures


Zionsville Couple Vows to See It All Writer / Rebecca Wood  •  Photos provided For many, a good vacation includes a sandy beach and a comfy lounge chair. Katie and Jason Metz think differently. This Zionsville couple would rather use vacation time to tour a Civil War battlefield or trek through a rocky canyon. The Metzes are like-minded in their approach to travel. Their trips are planned with military precision; their schedules are tight. A firm agenda is essential to the Metzes. After all, they are goal-setters on a quest to visit all 412 sites under the National Park Service ...

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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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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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To the Moon and Beyond


The Next Industrial Revolution is Underway Writer / Janelle Morrison • Photographer JJ Kaplan We are on the verge of what may be a new industrial revolution, and Additive Manufacturing (AM) or “3D printing” is transforming the way that the manufacturing industry and engineers are looking at the production of their designs. The possibilities are allowing for new innovation and a resurgence of human creativity. The AM machines and the technology that employs them range from basic consumer designs to heavy industry production. The different types of AM machines have varying degrees of capabilities and work with different types of ...

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Launching Causes


Writer / Kara Kavensky Reibel  • Photography / Provided There are over sixty-five co-working spaces throughout the state of Indiana, with additional locations announced almost weekly in the news. In speaking with nonprofits who are members of these co-working spaces, they do not don’t get as much out of the fellowship and collaboration as the members of for-profit businesses. Steven Shattuck of Bloomerang, a SaaS (software as a service) platform for nonprofits, felt there was opportunity for a co-working space for nonprofits to reap the benefits of working in close quarters. “There are few people to talk to about putting ...

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